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Loaves & Fishes Hockey4Food Ticket Giveaway


March 10th is the Canucks Alumni vs. Loaves & Fishes Food Bank in the 2nd Annual Hockey4Food game. Both Dawn and Casey will be playing for this great cause and we would like for you to join in the fun. We are giving away 2 tickets every TUESDAY until the game!

Here's how to be entered:

  • Follow our Instagram Page
  • Like this Ticket Tuesday post.
  • For a second entry, go over and like our Dawn Walton & Associates Facebook page, like the Ticket Tuesday post, and share the post!

Tickets can also be purchased at

OR at the

Loaves & Fishes Community Warehouse Food Bank

210 Fry St, Nanaimo


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  • 3 bdrm , 3 Bath
  • 3,793 sqft 
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  • Ocean & Mountain Views
  • High end finishings

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Make Your Resolutions a Reality

Writing your goals down is the first step in achieving goals.

Writing your goals down is the first step in achieving goals. Consider the difference grocery shopping with or without a list makes. Shopping with a list can allow you to plan and prepare, such as searching circulars for in-store deals, clipping coupons, and meal planning without having to run to the store again. Shopping without a list means relying on your memory – both what you want to get and what you already have. The list simplifies things and allows your mind to not be overwhelmed. Writing your goals does the same.

Keep your eyes on the prize by posting your written goals where you can see them....

5 New Year's Resolutions to Sell Your Home

Are you planning to sell your home in the near future? Regardless of season or market conditions, remember that you only have one chance to make a good first impression. Make it memorable for all the right reasons. Before listing your home, commit to these five New Year’s Resolutions to help ensure the quickest sale for the highest price.


Set your listing date well in advance to help you anticipate, plan and prepare to sell your home. The process of changing homes has a lot of moving parts and is a coordinated effort between you and your team of experts. Think real estate agent, lender, lawyer, home inspector, trades, movers… the list continues. This is especially the case if you'll also be buying a new home at the same time, as many people do. Reach out to...

How does Generation Z perceive home ownership?

With real estate continuing to be a hot topic, what do near-future homebuyers in Canada’s hottest markets have to say? A recent RE/MAX survey conducted by Leger found that nearly 51 per cent of Generation Z (age 18-24) in the Greater Vancouver Area would like to own a home in the next few years, while those in Toronto are more inclined to continue to rent or live with their parents.

Key Findings:

  • 67 per cent of Generation Z in Ontario and British Columbia are stressed when thinking about purchasing a home. In the Greater Toronto Area and Greater Vancouver area this is higher at 75 per cent in the GTA and 71 per cent in the GVA
  • 46 per cent of Generation Z in Ontario and British Columbia who don’t own a home, would like to buy one in the next few years


Home-Buying Goals? 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep

If home buying is on your to-do list next year, there are some tasks to tackle before you hit the streets. Admittedly, many of these New Year’s Resolutions relate to finances, and rightly so. A home is likely the biggest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, so here are five New Year’s Resolutions that you’ll definitely want to keep this year.


This is arguably the biggest, most difficult and most time-consuming part of the home buying process. Think about it – the average home in Canada is in the half-million range. To avoid taking out a high-ratio mortgage, you’ll need at least 20 per cent as a down payment, or $100,000. It’s important to start thinking about how you will come up with the money – whether it’s...

Winter Means Opportunity For Buyers and Sellers

Yes! We’re in the midst of November, and there’s plenty of snow and ice, but there’s also an opportunity for buyers and sellers. I know - you think I’m nuts, but it’s true. Here are a few reasons selling this winter might be a better choice than you think.

Yes, I’ll admit people aren’t exactly swarming to a property during winter. However, people need to move when they need to move, no matter the time of the year. So, those...

Which Home Improvement Upgrade Would you Choose?

Choosing a home improvement project is a major decision with many questions that need to be answered. One essential question is, “will you get an ROI on your home upgrade?” Three common improvement projects include remodeling or finishing a basement, kitchen remodels and bathroom, take a look at the ROI.


6 Ways to Create Space for Holiday House Guests

I hope you’re having a wonderful fall. The holiday season is full of joys: surprise gifts, delicious meals, colorful lights, and nostalgic movies. But if you’re in charge of hosting out-of-towners, it may not be quite as joyous. 

Getting to spend more time with visiting family and friends is wonderful, but it can cramp your style — especially if your home isn’t quite large enough to comfortably accommodate them. If you’re hosting this holiday season, here are a few easy ways to create a little more space for them so you’re both more comfortable.


10th Annual North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch

Dawn Walton & Associates and Details Painting would like to invite you to the 10th Annual North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch!
October 21st, 11:00 AM - 3:00PM Dayne's Park, 5957 Cathedral Crescent
Fun for the whole family with games and activities and all proceeds are donated to KidSport Nanaimo and the Erica Murphy Athletic Bursary at VIU.
The park borders Parkwood Drive and Cathedral Crescent between Uplands Road and Turner Road.