The History Of Lantzville – Did You Know?

The History of Lantzville – Did You Know? “Without the coal Lantzville wouldn’t be here. We’d be just a bunch of farming communities.” – Lynn Reeve Lantzville is located just north of Nanaimo, but we often don’t discuss the interesting history of this area. Did you know that Lantzville was originally part of Nanoose and […]

Teaching Teens Financial Fitness… One Classroom At A Time!

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” ― Herbert Spencer Earlier this year, our McCullough Team discussed unique ways that we could share our knowledge of credit, lending practices and investing with our community.  We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Junior Achievement Canada, an amazing program that introduces […]

Finding Patience in an Impatient Real Estate Market

“A certain amount of impatience may be useful to stimulate and motivate us to action. However, I believe that a lack of patience is a major cause of the difficulties and unhappiness in the world today.” – Jospeh B. Wirthlin The VIREB stats show that we are still in a seller’s market presently, but that there […]

When A New Neighbour Turns Into A Bad Neighbour

I drove past a home in Nanaimo that had sold and had undergone substantial renovations.  It looked very impressive from the front of the home, until I noticed a large red line down one side of the driveway and a survey post in front of it.  I thought that it was quite odd, given that […]

How Technology Has Changed the Interior of Modern Homes

“The best investment on earth is earth.” – Louis Glickman It is difficult to conceive of a world without the internet, but in 2005, slow and cumbersome dial-up internet was a reality for most North Americans.  Newly constructed homes included additional plugs for technology and the home served as a centre for family gatherings and activities.  Larger homes […]

Why do I love Nanaimo? Let’s take a walk.

I was asked recently why I call Nanaimo home, and it caused me to pause for a moment and reflect.  I thought back to a few years ago when Johanna and I were building our new home and lived near the seawall.  I recall watching the seasons change as the snow on the mountaintops slowly […]

Why Nanaimo Has Such Wacky Street Names

“If a street has a spirit, no matter how narrow it is, we can breathe comfortably over there.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan Have you ever wondered how come there are so many odd and wacky street names in Nanaimo? Many people say that it was Frank Ney himself who chose some of the more colorful street names. […]

Legal Marijuana & Impact on Nanaimo Real Estate

“Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.” – Brian Greene As the legalization of marijuana continues to move forward in Canada, it is important to consider the implications for real estate in Nanaimo and throughout Canada. How will property values be impacted by “pot shops” in a neighbourhood?  Will landlords be able to prohibit the use of […]

Family Day: Enjoy Real Estate Trivia with Them

With BC Family Day taking place this Monday, February 11th, I thought that you might enjoy sharing with your family some interesting facts about real estate.  I must admit, that I was surprised to learn a few new things, and hope that you enjoy becoming “enlightened”.  If nothing else, hopefully one fact will appear on […]