January 2020

Market Minute - February 2020

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 in Market Minute


February finds the Sunshine Coast still in a Buyers’ Market but there are indications that we will be moving towards a balanced situation before the end of the year. Sellers seem to have accepted the new reality with regard to pricing their homes to sell and there are less overpriced listings on the market.

February is a good month in which to list

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Grey weather tips

Posted on Jan 18, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


Despite its name, winters on BC's Sunshine Coast can be rainy and overcast. Here are some tips on getting yourself through our greyest days.

First off, be active! Play pickleball, badminton, or hockey or take the shuttle to Dakota Ridge for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Or go for a walk in the rain and focus on how much you’ll enjoy your hot...

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Tours of Exploration & Sunshine Coast Lavender Farm

Posted on Jan 12, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


BC's Sunshine Coast is home to many successful small businesses. Here are two that make our community a better place to live.

Catherine Evans has owned and operated Tours of Exploration since 1986. Tours of Exploration provides carefully planned adventure travel around the world as well as in Canada. Away from her business, Catherine enjoys hiking w...

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Pender Hill

Posted on Jan 05, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


Pender Hill is a "must do" trail on BC’s Sunshine Coast. A short 30-minute hike will reward you with spectacular ocean views!

The trailhead is found in Garden Bay which is 45 minutes north of Sechelt. Once at the trail, you'll find a well-worn, uphill path that winds through forested land and lush, mossy vegetation.

There are a couple of short, steep...

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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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