The Very Personal Side Of Buying Real Estate

The Very Personal Side Of Buying Real Estate

Our McCullough Team is constantly asked by buyers during the process of buying a property questions such as “What should I offer?”, “What do you think of the property?”, “What do you think it’s worth?” and other questions that are very hard for us to answer. The fact of the matter is, real estate is very individual  – much […]

Video Games & Their Impact on Real Estate

Video Games & Their Impact on Real Estate

Have you ever wondered how computer games select the names of their characters? Back in 1981, when Nintendo was still renting space in the US for their headquarters, the landlord made a visit to the location and demanded the late rent be paid.  According to Wikipedia, a “heated argument” ensued, and the US president of […]

The History & Battle For Labour Day

The History & Battle For Labour Day

Do you ever wonder how Labour Day came to be? I decided to dig a little deeper to find the origins of the last long weekend of the summer.  At a time when workers’ rights and benefits have come to be expected, it’s no wonder that the origins of Labour Day are confined to the history […]

Were We Greener Years Ago ?

Were We Greener Years Ago ?

                                  “What is the use of a house if you don’t have a decent planet to put it on?” – Henry David Thoreau  I was reading a tongue-in-cheek post a few days ago that asked whether we are just now […]

Friends – What Would Do Without Them?

Friends – What Would Do Without Them?

 “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” – Ed Cunningham  Paul McCartney once wrote a line in a song that went “all my kindness is taken for weakness”. Although that can definitely be true for many people, it is not the way our true friends […]

To Produce the Best We Must Be the Best.

To Produce the Best We Must Be the Best.

I have a friend who just had a baby and I think that is the most wonderful thing that can happen in our lives. When you have kids, you’re in for the next best chapter of your life. Everything changes and you learn that it is an incredible honor and responsibility to care for another […]

What is life going to look like in 20 years?

What is life going to look like in 20 years?

Have you ever considered what life will look like in 20 years? I know that years ago, when I was young, I would never have anticipated what the world looks like today. I don’t really think we give these technological changes much thought, until you look backwards and realize how drastically our lives have evolved. […]

Oddest Street Names in Nanaimo Uncovered

Oddest Street Names in Nanaimo Uncovered

“If a street has a spirit, no matter how narrow it is, we can breathe comfortably over there.” ― Mehmet Muratildan 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 […]

Are You Living Up To Your Dreams?

Are You Living Up To Your Dreams?

It’s interesting that we all start out early in life with lots of dreams, aspirations, and goals. We have things that we want to achieve, places we want to go, a notion of who we want to become, and then, life seems to get in the way. Do you ever question where you are going, and […]