Vancouver Island Real Estate Blog

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....

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.


4 Apps to Save You Money

It’s hard to believe that we’re in the middle of October already. Before we know it, the holidays will be here and the shopping season will be in full swing. Whether you’re gearing up for holiday shopping or just looking for some ways to cut down on spending, I wanted to share some apps that can help. Two will help you replenish your savings, and the other two help you save when you shop and eat.

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7 Reasons Why Fall IS the Time to Buy or Sell

Silver medal. Runner-up. Fall. These are all considered to be the second choice, but there are so many benefits to buying or selling a home in fall that we can’t help but push back on any thoughts that the season should be dismissed as subpar. After all, vanilla is the top-selling brand of ice cream, but does that make it better than other frozen treats? We think not! Consider these seven reasons to buy or sell this fall.

Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Fall

Spring may have higher demand,...

Why You Should Buy a Cabin or Cottage in the Fall

Sure, property hunting in the fall foliage with a pumpkin-spiced latte in hand sounds heavenly, but there are some hard-and-fast facts to support this strategy, too.

Offseason Options

If you wait until fall to start looking for your dream cabin or cottage, you’re more likely to find it. Families who have been thinking about selling for a while have enjoyed “one last summer” at the cottage before putting it on the market, so chances are there are more options for a buyer at the end of the season. When it comes to cottage hunting, sometimes the early birds do not catch the worm.

Cost Cutters

End-of-season sellers are...

COMING SOON: South Jingle Pot Mobile Home


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3 Bed,  2 Bath
 Wish-sha Mobile Home Park
 Chef's dream kitchen
 Natural gas forced air furnace

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  • NO GST - 2 Yrs old
  • 2 Bed + den 
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2550 Ingram Road E | $1,495,000.00

  • Nearly 6 acres
  • Barn, riding ring & spacious pasture
  • 1st home:  4 Bed  3 Bath
  • Open Plan
  • Country Kitchen
  • 2nd home:  2 Bed 2 Bath
  • Westcoast contemporary
  • Separate access and private

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