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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)
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2012 

I know the calendar says that Summer officially starts at the Solstice, but I always think that May, on the Pacific Northwest Coast, shimmers with summery allure, and really begins our "season". This La Nina weather year delivered a November feel to the Pacific Northwest since October...or so it...
04/30/2012
Exceptional oceanview custom designed & quality built home, by one of Salt Spring's premiere custom builders, offers many unique features, plus sunny decks & patios to expand summer living pleasures. The property is a beautiful 6.79 acres, and enjoys year round all day sunshine, with both specta...
04/29/2012
The Perfect Beach Well, it's Chesterman's Beach, on the spectacular west coast of Vancouver Island...of course! This baby point of land, at mid-point along this amazing beach, has been enjoyed by the same family since the 1970s...yes, there is a hand-hewn summer/weekender retreat home on the prop...
04/28/2012
Small town pleasures.... Well, let's see: there is a caring side to a small community. On the surface, it might have a busy-body flavour on occasion, and it might also seem very opinionated, no middle ground regions, just "this is the way" pronouncements...especially at public meetings on any is...
04/27/2012
A very best buy oceanview opportunity awaits your pleasure! Private, sunny (s/sw/w exposures), lovely panoramic vista of ocean & mountains, on community water, close to park hiking/walking trails, & nearby to warm ocean swimming beaches! In Phase 2 of prestigious Channel Ridge Estates, this rece...
04/26/2012
Superb ocean view panorama awaits your pleasure! Views include ocean, islands, Mt Baker & the Lower Mainland coastal range mountains. Breath taking! Easy to renovate post & beam home offers lots of decking to expand summer living pleasures. This is truly the perfect retirement gem -- worth the u...
04/25/2012
Disturbing news item...read in a recent community style newspaper...that the new face of homelessness is a middle-aged or older woman. Someone, aged 62, who had a job, was downsized, & out of work & suddenly her marginal existence (rent, cable, food) expenses couldn't be met...living under a tarp...
04/24/2012
Wow! Opportunity! The perfect Salt Spring lifestyle choice: 11+ acres of pastoral charm, with log style home, plus rental mobile, plus "duplex" rental, AND a water business! Barn structure for storage. This is the spring that delivers pure water -- take over the water delivery business or lease ...
04/22/2012
The allure of rural living, & the ability to be self-sufficient, are strong reasons for people to choose a Gulf Islands lifestyle. With a micro-climate that encourages orchards, vineyards, & in some locations palms & banana trees, islanders are lucky, indeed. Farmers markets, fresh organic veggi...
04/21/2012
Horses are happy, here!    Great equestrian development, plus a character country home, beautifully restored/upgraded. Superlative rural acreage, on picturesque St Mary's Lake, on special Salt Spring Island, the jewel of the Canadian Gulf Islands! This pastoral waterfront acreage enjoys zonings t...
04/20/2012
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