October 2019

Market Minute - November 2019

Posted on Oct 31, 2019 in Market Minute


The turmoil surrounding our federal election has subsided and Canadians now have a Liberal minority government. This means, at least for the time being, home buyers and sellers shouldn’t expect any changes to the current mortgage qualification requirements.

This leads me to believe that Sunshine Coasters will continue to see a buyers’ market into su...

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End of Daylight Savings Time in BC?

Posted on Oct 29, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast


Most Canadians will be rolling their clocks back this Sunday morning. However, BC Premiere John Horgan has told British Columbians that he believes this is the last fall those in our province will do so.

Canadians have been changing their clocks in the fall and spring for around 100 years. While Daylight Savings Time is supposed to save energy, ther...

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Disclosing that your house is haunted

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 in Tips When Buying or Selling


When selling a haunted house, are sellers in BC required to disclose the alleged spiritual infestation?

According the Real Estate Council of British Columbia's website, when buyers and sellers are each represented by their own agent, the seller has no obligation at law to disclose a "stigma" that affects the property. Examples of these stigmas inclu...

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Sargeant Bay Provincial Park

Posted on Oct 12, 2019 in Halfmoon Bay


Sargeant Bay Provincial Park in Halfmoon Bay combines ocean beaches, a wetland, and forested trails. Established in 1990, the park now encompasses 142 hectares and is just a short 10-minute drive from Sechelt.

While there's no camping permitted at the park, it's an excellent location for daytime swimming and sunbathing as well as hiking and explorin...

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Canadian Thanksgiving

Posted on Oct 02, 2019 in About the Sunshine Coast


You've toiled in the fields all summer and you know there's a long, cold winter just around the corner. There's no better way to reward yourself for all that hard work than by throwing a massive party with food, drink, and family before the snow starts to fly.

Some historians believe that the first North American Thanksgiving was held in 1578 in wha...

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