Much like the stock market we are seeing a rebound in sales in the Canadian and local Real Estate sector. In our local market I can almost measure the loss of sales from February to May against the increase in June and July reflecting the short-term demand shock from the housing market shutting down.
As summer winds to a close there is still plenty of time to enjoy adventurous pursuits at some of Vancouver Island's scenic hiking trails. With weather being a perfect mix of sun and fresh breezes this is the time to explore some favourite trails or discover some new ones whether setting out on foot, two wheels or with your best canine friend.
Get your camera ready for our top picks of the month!
As Labour Day Long Weekend approaches the summer BBQ is called on again to bring enjoyment to family and friends. Sometimes pure comfort food is what is craved and the following summer-fresh recipes will give you some options for some hearty, meaty and hot-off-the-grill meals that suit any seasonal comfort food craving.
Enjoy a staycation in gorgeous Vancouver Island's back yard. Whether it's for an extended road trip or day trip we have compiled a list of must-see places that are sure to amaze and delight this summer!
Sales around the province have surged back to pre-COVID-19 levels in June. These may be temporary as pent up demand could be a factor helping push this demand forward. I am continually watching and monitoring to see if prevailing trends will remain.
Families look forward to camping season and although we are still dealing with COVID-19, the exciting news is we are allowed to camp. As most campgrounds in our beautiful province have now reopened, we have compiled a list of safety tips that are great for camping as well as for any outdoor activity. We also have attached a handy PDF from BC Parks on their expectations of campers this summer.
Imagine being able to arrange furniture and start decorating before you buy! Our exclusive room planner allows buyers to measure the space of their potential new home and place furniture before moving in. To emotionally connect with homes is an extremely compelling feature which helps buyers find the home of their dreams and start visualizing living there!
The question I am asked the most these days is what is the Real Estate outlook for the central Island area? As difficult as it is to predict how long it will take for Canada's housing market to recover, one thing for certain is that the impact in our area will be less affected.
Canada Day celebrations across the country will look quite different this year. Show your national pride and create your own Canada Day celebrations closer to home in your own backyard!
Starting July 1st, it will be harder for homebuyers to qualify for mortgage default insurance as Canada's federal housing agency is tightening around insured mortgage applications.
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