Vancouver Island Real Estate Blog

Spooktacular Safety: Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners

Halloween, the spookiest night of the year, is just around the corner. It's a time for ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. But, as homeowners, it's also a time to think about the safety of the little monsters and princesses who will be traipsing through your neighbourhood in search of candy. After all, you don't want your home to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. 

In this spooky but entirely practical guide, we'll explore Halloween safety tips for homeowners. You'll discover how to transform your property into a safe and welcoming haven for trick-or-treaters while keeping that eerie spirit alive. So, grab your broomstick (or rake) and dive into some tips and tricks to make this Halloween a howling success!

1. Light the Way


9 Things First-Time Home Buyers Should Know

Are you a first-time homebuyer looking to buy in Central Vancouver Island? If so, congratulations are in order! You're about to embark on one of the most thrilling, albeit daunting, adventures of your life – buying your very first home. It's a journey filled with excitement and a touch of overwhelm, and you're not alone. Our team has spent over 15 years helping our clients buy and sell real estate in Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum, Ladysmith and the surrounding areas. At this point, it’s safe to say we’ve seen it all and there is nothing we love more than to use our knowledge to help folks like you feel confident, comfortable and excited with the real estate process.

To make this expedition a bit smoother, we've compiled a list of nine essential...

2023 North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch

We’re back! 

Being an active part of our community is a core pillar of our business. It’s a large part of why we do what we do (besides our love of real estate, of course. There’s something extra special about our annual Pumpkin Patch, which we’re excited to host again for the… wait for it… 15th year!

If you haven’t been to our North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch before, first of all, we can’t wait to welcome you this year. We transform Daynes Park into a pumpkin patch, complete with hay bales. Our clients, friends, family and members of the community join us to pick up their pumpkins by donation, which have been generously provided by Save-On-Foods and McNab’s Corn Maze & Produce Farm.

But that’s not all! This year we’re bringing out the BBQ for...

Preparing For A Thanksgiving The Whole Family Will Remember

Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving already!? It’s one of our favourite times of the year; the air gets a little crisper, the leaves put on their gorgeous autumn display and Canadians from coast to coast gather around the table to give thanks for the bountiful harvest and spend quality time with family and friends. It's a time-honoured tradition that warms the heart and fills the belly and with a little preparation, it can be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

In today's post, we'll take you on a journey through the art of preparing for Thanksgiving. Whether you're a seasoned Thanksgiving pro or a rookie ready to take on the turkey, we've got you covered with tips, tricks and a dash of creativity that will make this year's celebration one the whole family will remember.

1. Plan Ahead