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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)
A site for Salt Spring Island & Southern Gulf Islands listings, local happenings, photos, updates on market trends, local government issues, artistic happenings, excellent real estate knowledge & service.

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2008 

This is the upcoming B.C. Holiday Weekend -- lots going on to entice you to enjoy theseason on lovely Salt Spring! The Saturday Market in the Park, ArtCraft's artistic gems atMahon Hall, the Ganges Village Galleries (Jill Lousie Campbell Gallery, Steffich Fine ArtGallery, J. Mitchell Gallery, Peg...
07/31/2008
More thoughts on the process, on the way to a real estate career....   For the first nine years of my real estate career, on this lovely (but small community!) Island, I had a haphazard real estate "life".    I was lucky to enter in an upward trending moment (1989 to 1994, in my area, was a buoya...
07/30/2008
Here's a super cedar cottage, lovingly updated (wood floors, new kitchen, new bathroom,new deck, etc), with panoramic ocean views, and easy access to a superb beach -- walk for"miles", here, with beachcombing, clamming & easy to keep a boat on a mooring buoy, forseasonal/summer moorage pleasures....
07/30/2008
Beautifully restored and new (seamless blending of renovation and new construction)character home, on special Stark's Road, with an appealing 5+ acres (lawn, meadow/pasture,seasonal creek, natural pond feature), zoned for separate guest cottage and separatestudio, with all day sun (s/sw/w exposur...
07/29/2008
Video: Meet Li Read, "A potential client's guide to Li Read". Enjoy!
07/29/2008
Chronicle Three 1. Marion and Bruce rented the 38 foot sailboat in Bellingham. They had flown up to Seattle from Los Angeles on Alaska Airlines, then connected through on a Dash 8 to Bellingham's airport. The boat was ready for them at its marina slip, all outfitted for their three week cruise th...
07/28/2008
Chronicle Two 1. Matthew was the last passenger on the last ferry out of the Victoria terminal to Salt Spring on the Monday night sailing. As soon as he cut the motor, the barrier went down, the engines revved, and the ferry pushed away from the dock and out into the main channel. The super ferry...
07/27/2008
Some more learning curves on the way to a real estate career:   I've been in the biz since 1989, and when I first started, I was also acting as the caregiver for my parents (both of whom did the terminal thing together, so no one there to look after the other).     As a result, I worked with a pa...
07/27/2008
Here's an exceptional oceanfront point of land, in exquisite Maple Bay, on VancouverIsland. Almost ten acres, with thousands of feet of lovely & easy access oceanfront, andall day sun exposure (e/s/w). Swimming coves, 1912 original summer cottage, plus boathousewith "suite" above (from the 1940s?...
07/27/2008
Things to do on the way to maintaining a business: 1.  make certain that you are in the loop of the "now".    That means being well versed in the communications changes in the real estate industry. 2.  know your local inventory well.    This means understanding who your target market is, and then...
07/26/2008
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