Getting ready for Thanksgiving

Getting ready for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving – yes it is still three weeks away- but if you are foodies like us, then the menu tends to get organized a bit early. Especially if you are hosting a giant family gathering.     Here are a few of our favourite recipe ideas- so you can wow your guests and yourself with some […]

8 Tips for Going Back to School

Back to school time can be hectic for both you and the kiddos. Here are some tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start! Tour the school If your school hosts an open house, go! Familiarizing your child with their environment will help them ease first day jitters. Together you […]

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 […]

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 […]

To plant, or not to plant!

To plant, or not to plant!

Landscaping is one of the best ways to make a wonderful first impression. For selling, we always recommend clean, and well-kept landscaping.  Flowers that offer pops of colour, and plants that accent your home, showcasing it in it’s the best light. Here are a few tips on how to accomplish that!   Lilies … they […]