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consider putting your property on the market this spring

Spring is one of the most popular times to buy and sell properties on BC’s Sunshine Coast. Flowers are in bloom, the weather starts to warm up, and potential buyers are looking for a home to move into before the new school year. It may still be winter, but if you’re considering putting your property ... Read More »

Market finished year strong

The Sunshine Coast real estate market finished the year unseasonably strong. Sales were up 218 percent for the month of December year-over-year, and there is currently an inventory shortage that has multiple offers still commonplace, even between Christmas and New Years’. Here are how the numbers broke down in detail to finish up 2020: DECEMBER ... Read More »


Normally in December, I put out a holiday video with some of my associates where we tell a bunch on holiday “Dad Jokes.” I then publish them in my Christmas article so Dads (and Mums) all over the Coast can enjoy the magic of eye-rolling and head-shaking with their family. COVID restrictions put a damper ... Read More »

Four ways to give greener gifts this holiday season

The traditions we embrace this time of year so often come wrapped in layers of paper, reams of plastic and mountains of disposable shopping bags – which all have a negative impact on our planet. In a typical year, Canadians will see household waste increase by 25 percent between November and New Year’s Day. Gift ... Read More »

A classically shaped holiday dessert

Preparing homemade cakes is an endeavor that families can enjoy together. Baking is a popular holiday tradition in many families, and few cake styles are as recognized as the Bundt cake. The Bundt® pan was created in 1950 by H. David Dahliquist, the founder of the Minneapolis-based Nordic Ware kitchen products manufacturer. The shape was ... Read More »

Lower Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market starting to slow down

The new rules around essential travel and social gathering as we move into the holiday season have started to slow down the Lower Sunshine Coast real estate market. There is still demand due to low inventory, especially in Gibsons, but it is not at the “frenzy” level we saw in October. Pending status of a ... Read More »

Real Estate board recommends that realtors refrain from holding open houses

With concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (of which the Sunshine Coast is part) strongly recommends that realtors refrain from holding open houses. They are making this recommendation after consulting with the broker community and assessing the latest information and commentary from public health and other government authorities. ... Read More »

BC Hydro doubles select home renovation rebates

In a bid to help restart the BC economy and help customers save energy in their homes, BC Hydro is doubling rebate amounts for select energy-efficient upgrades, including heat pumps (for space or water heating), windows and doors. There’s also a bonus offer for those who hire a Program Registered Contractor to take advantage of ... Read More »

Disappointed buyers commonplace

It was a busy October to start Q4 on the Sunshine Coast. Low inventory and high demand saw many sellers enjoying multiple offers and sales over asking price. Disappointed buyers were commonplace, especially those trying to do it on their own or without using a local realtor as their buyer’s agent. Here is how the ... Read More »

Try leaving the leaves on the ground

One of the most beautiful aspects of fall, the changing colour of leaves, comes with an onerous task: raking them all up. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), however, has some green advice for people wishing to avoid back-breaking yard work: leave the rake in the shed and the leaves on the ground. The not-for-profit ... Read More »

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