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Holiday jokes

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours! I would like to thank my friends and colleagues from REMAX City Realty – Sunshine Coast for having some fun with me in the Christmas video we just released. My thanks to Realtors Linsey Hulls ( and Aliese Mackenzie  ( and Ken O’Donnell, ... Read More »

What might 2020 have in store for real estate on the Coast?

In a recent report from Central 1 credit union, the bank’s deputy chief economist, Bryan Yu, predicts a decline in provincial real estate resale transactions this year but a 13-per-cent “increase” in 2020. This means my earlier prediction of a balanced market in spring 2021 may have been pessimistic. If Yu’s calling for a slow ... Read More »

Keeping your dog safe during the fall and winter seasons

As it gets dark earlier in the evening, drivers have a harder time seeing pedestrians so make sure you and your dog are visible when out walking. High visibility jackets and vests plus lights you both wear are a good idea. Many parts of the Coast are without sidewalks and street lights so be sure ... Read More »

At home in Halfmoon Bay

Halfmoon Bay values are, on average, flat year-over-year. Sales are down from 69 to this date in 2018, to 53 in the same period this year, but we are not seeing the same decrease in market value as other areas on the Sunshine Coast. Average detached house price in 2018 was $783,000 and this year ... Read More »

Seminar for home buyers

With home prices on the Sunshine Coast at some of the most affordable levels they have been in years, this could be an ideal time to enter the housing market.    On Saturday, Nov. 23, a seminar at the Blue Ocean Golf Club in Sechelt will bring together three professionals to offer advice: real estate ... Read More »

Escape the holiday rush at the library

In 2019, the early onslaught of the holidays can be overwhelming for some. Though a very special time for many, the pressure of consumerism and socialization can be a challenge – particularly if one is dealing with the cold of a poorly insulated suite, inadequate winter clothing or perhaps a lack of permanent shelter altogether. ... Read More »

Hiring a buyer’s agent when looking to purchase a home

As primarily a listing realtor who carries a substantial number of listings, both residential and commercial, I am frequently contacted by unrepresented buyers that are under the delusion that they are going to save money approaching me directly, rather than use a buyer’s agent. The common misconception is that by not using a buyer’s agent ... Read More »

Time to get your flu shot

Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) are reminding everyone that flu season is fast approaching and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is the flu shot. “This is one of those times when ‘going viral’ is not cool,” says Fraser Health Medical Health Officer Dr. Aamir Bharmal. “Instead, help protect ... Read More »

The dangers of vaping

Electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices were once described as potentially “safer” and “healthier” methods of smoking, even by leading health organizations. Many former tobacco smokers even turned to e-cigarettes as a method to quitting traditional cigarettes. However, recent research into vaping and a rash of mysterious lung illnesses and deaths recently linked to vaping ... Read More »

Is the time change worth it?

Most Canadians rolled their clocks back last Sunday morning. However, BC Premier John Horgan has told British Columbians that he believes this is the last fall those in our province will do so. Canadians have been changing their clocks in the fall and summer for around 100 years. While Daylight Savings Time is supposed to ... Read More »

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