How Technology Has Impacted Today’s Home

How Technology Has Impacted Today’s Home

“The best investment on earth is earth.” – Louis Glickman With the May long weekend only days away, I thought it might be interesting to consider how technology has impacted not only our lives, but our homes too.  It is difficult to conceive of a world without the internet, but in 2005, slow and cumbersome dial-up internet was […]

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

I find it very interesting to have witnessed incredible changes in almost everything throughout my lifetime. Huge strides have been made in business, industry, medicine, technology, transportation and housing to name a few. It’s also interesting to see the positive and negative consequences that arise from these changes.  I remember saying to someone years ago […]

Are You in Control of Your Financial Future?

Are You in Control of Your Financial Future?

Are you in control of your financial future? Many people don’t think much about their financial future until it’s too late in life. The time to start dealing with this is early, so whatever it is you’re accruing has the ability to multiply over your lifetime – commonly referred to as compounding. The notion that everything […]

Importance of Patience in a Buyer’s Market

Importance of Patience in a Buyer’s 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 shifting towards a buyer’s market, and that there […]

How much are you willing to do for your kids?

How much are you willing to do for your kids?

“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato Are you a helicopter parent or a lawn mower parent?  Believe it or not, these are actual terms to describe child raising these days.  When I was a kid, parents didn’t help you with your homework.  Instead, they watched over you […]

The Strange & Bizarre Reality of Real Estate

The Strange & Bizarre Reality of Real Estate

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” –Thomas Sowell Real estate seems simple and straight forward to most people, but there is definitely another side that borders on the strange and hard to believe. Sometimes you have ask yourself what people were thinking… One eccentric individual was Paul Phillips, […]

Real Estate Ads & Glimpse Into the Past

Real Estate Ads & Glimpse Into the Past

“HOME is where the heart is, but today, the PHONE is where the Heart is!” – Rachitha Cabral Every once in a while, friends and associates will send me old photos of individuals in the real estate industry (which includes myself which I am embarrassed to admit).  It is interesting to see how we all have changed, […]

Lantzville’s Fascinating History

Lantzville’s Fascinating History

“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 was widely known as Grant’s Mine?  According to […]

Tale of a New Neighbour From Hell

Tale of a New Neighbour From Hell

Having a new neighbour move into the home beside you an be a very stressful situation.  Do they have children?  Do they party?  Will they cut their grass or do they view dandelions as a natural landscaping alternative?  I recall driving past a home in Nanaimo that had sold and it looked very impressive from […]