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RECENT BLOG POSTS
There are many changes currently underway in how real estate is conducted...reflecting overall changes to all businesses in this post-internet world. Raw data is not information... statistics need surround sound to give them substance...they need a point of view. Information needs interpretation...
02/27/2019
Here it is...the closing days of January. Although the calendar still says Winter, the signs of Spring are whispering all around us. February, in the great Pacific Northwest Coast, spells the message of Spring...and the turn of the calendar page to this Valentine month is always welcomed. The da...
01/28/2019
A poet called this time of year the "bleak mid-winter". Early Spring can begin on the Pacific Northwest Coast by February...and the days are already getting longer. This mid-point in January is a good time to plan a garden, create a repertoire of soup recipes, watch old movies (comedies like Loc...
01/16/2019
Change, change...everywhere a change...that 1960s lyric had it right. Of course, with change, there's always that law of unexpected consequences. Block chain technology is now our surround sound, and it will complete the demise of "the middle person". Realtors are middle people, bridging the gap...
12/10/2018
Salt Spring Island showcases a foodie paradise. Yes, the Island has long been famed for being an authentic artists colony...and that is important to the rhythm of the lifestyle. The many agricultural pursuits now underway on this essentially rural environment are amazing, too. Check out the Satu...
11/15/2018
Salt Spring Island offers a very pleasing year-round lifestyle opportunity. Almost everything necessary to enjoy a 21st century lifestyle is available "on Island". It's also easy to visit Vancouver Island communities, if desired: check out Sidney and Victoria via the Fulford to Swartz ferry conn...
11/04/2018
As we all emerge into the "real 21st Century", with its mainstream evolution into the world of Artificial Intelligence, there begins to be a craving for simpler times. It's a search for what I call "Pocket Places". The Islands Trust, put in place in 1974 by the provincial government, with a mand...
05/22/2018
Salt Spring is famous as an authentic artists community...galleries in Ganges Village and also several studios around the island, open to visitors. Painters, sculptors, fabric artists...musicians...actors, dancers...writers...ceramic artisans...an eclectic and talented group of artistic expressi...
04/26/2018
Agriculture is one of the important parts of the Salt Spring community...along with the Arts and the alternative health and wellness focus. The Saturday Market, the Tuesday Farmer's Market, the farmgate stands, the Farm Dinners in the summer season, the Chamber sponsored Sip & Savour harvest cel...
04/18/2018
Luxury is an interesting word. Leafing through luxury home magazines, there are a lot of homes with marble, state of the art kitchens, spa style bathrooms, pool complexes...these are luxurious. For Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands, although there are estate style properties, the "luxury...
04/10/2018
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