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Market Minute - January 2020

Posted on Jan 01, 2020 in Market Minute


BC's Speculation and Vacancy Tax was raised to two per cent in 2019 and 2020 is the first year in which affected owners will be hit with the full bill. If you own a home in the City of Vancouver, you may also be subject to an additional one per cent vacancy tax. Lastly, foreign buyers could be hit with an additional property transfer tax of 20 per...

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Gibsons & Watt and Stitch & Bobbin

Posted on Dec 26, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast


Small businesses are the lifeblood of BC's Sunshine Coast. Here are two local businesses that contribute to our high quality of life.

Stitch & Bobbin in Upper Gibsons supplies, equipment, and classes to quilters and sewers of all ages. Originally from North Vancouver, owner Stephanie Perrins says she loves the friendly people on the Sunshine Coast a...

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Avoid your property becoming “stale-dated”

Posted on Dec 19, 2019 in Newspaper Column






A listing can get “stale-dated” if it sits on the market for longer than it takes (on average) for a house to sell in an area.

This year the median time on market for the Lower Sunshine Coast (Langdale to Egmont) has been 50 days.

By area, median times are as follows:

  • Gibsons – 45 days
  • Roberts Creek – 55 days
  • Sechelt – 50 days
  • Halfmoon Bay – 56 days
  • Pende...

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Christmas Jokes 2019

Posted on Dec 06, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast


Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours!

Thanks to my friends and colleagues from REMAX City Realty - Sunshine Coast for having some fun with me in my Christmas video!

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Homesite Creek Waterfalls

Posted on Dec 03, 2019 in Halfmoon Bay


Found in the Secret Cove area of BC's Sunshine Coast, Homesite Creek boasts forested trails and waterfalls. There's a wide spot for parking along Highway 101 and two trailheads nearby.

The northern trailhead is a few steps up the highway on the other side of the creek. Following that trail will take you past a couple of smaller waterfalls before ar...

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MARKET MINUTE - DECEMBER 2019

Posted on Dec 02, 2019 in Market Minute


In a recent report from Central 1 Credit Union, the bank's deputy chief economist, Bryan Yu, predicts a decline in provincial 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 end to 2019 and a busy 2020, is accu...

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