Smart Home Ideas

Smart Home Ideas

Is it time to make your home, a Smart Home? First, what is a Smart Home?  A Smart Home is a fully digital home.   Second, why do you want a Smart Home? Technology is always growing, and if used correctly can be a valuable tool in making your life more manageable and enjoyable.   How can […]

Finally…Summer

Finally…Summer

Summer (as if it doesn’t already feel like it) is HERE!!!  We thought we would jot down a few ideas on how to make the most of it – a Summer Bucket List if you will.   Living in Nanaimo, we are extremely blessed with all of the gorgeous scenery to look at and explore.  So […]

Things To Keep in Mind

Things To Keep in Mind

YAY, you have decided to sell your home!  FANTASTIC, congratulations… but let us remind you of a few things before you toss that sign on the lawn.   Selling your home is a huge celebration and we know that but we are often astonished at how people sometimes don’t treat it as such.  It is […]

Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods

You are starting to plan a move…but you really aren’t sure how to assess neighbourhoods.  You know you like this area and that one but aren’t sure how to choose?! Here is a little piece of advice we pass on to people when they are just coming up with the big move plan! What to […]

Open Concept Decorating

Open Concept Decorating

It isn’t a bad problem to have, but sometimes the open concept floor plan makes it look like one giant room…and that can be really tough to decorate, and stage for selling.  So in true fashion, your favourite realtors have some suggestions! Let’s start with the walls: Wainscotting:  It can add luxury to a space, […]

Making It All Fit

Making It All Fit

We know if you are in your first space, or have downsized to a smaller dwelling. . . kitchen space might be a bit tight! Well, fear not we have a few ideas to help you get those small feeling spaces chalked full of usable storage while still look spectacular. Maximizing space is key, especially […]

Condo Living

Condo Living

Time to make a move?  Time to decide if you are a condo person… Living in Nanaimo, there are a lot of beautiful condo options close to nature and a lot of different amenities.   Why you will want condo living:   1-  Someone else does the main gardening and (sadly when needed) snow removal. […]

Inviting Home Colours

Inviting Home Colours

We talk, as Realtors A LOT about how important first impressions are – your home’s exterior colour is a good place to start ;). Below are a few suggestions that we have seen achieve great success: 1- White/off White: Siding and brick alike, this colour palette gives a home a clean, crisp and traditional look. […]

It’s May – Let’s Play!

It’s May – Let’s Play!

It only seemed appropriate to put together a few of our favourite backyard BBQ ideas!  Even though it is our busy time, we are never too busy for grill time! 1 – BBQ Ribs Nothing says summer is coming like a delicious rib fest right?  Well, we love this recipe that lets you have one […]

A Checklist for Buying your Next Home!

A Checklist for Buying your Next Home!

We know that making the decision to move or to buy a house is a big deal, especially if you are growing your family.  So before you rush to buy, we will lay out a quick checklist for you to think about prior to hitting the ground running! The house you want, will it be: […]