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What is B.C.’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax?

What is B.C.’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax?

The B.C. Speculation and Vacancy Tax is implemented by the provincial government in an effort to turn empty units into homes, discourage real estate speculation, ensure homeowners who report the majority of their household income outside of Canada pay their fair share of taxes in B.C., and ensure that revenue from this tax is used […]

Nanaimo Is One of the Fastest Growing Cities in Canada

Nanaimo Is One of the Fastest Growing Cities in Canada

  According to information released by Statistics Canada, Nanaimo is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. Now classified as a census metropolitan area (CMA), Nanaimo’s growing population ranks it alongside major cities like Vancouver and Toronto. Nanaimo’s population as of May 11, 2021 was 99,863 people, an increase of 10.3% from 2016. According […]

How To Make Your Home Cozy This Winter

How To Make Your Home Cozy This Winter

During the colder months, it’s important to keep your home warm and welcoming. Here are some tips on how to keep your home cozy this winter. Area Rugs Area rugs and carpets are a good choice if you have colder floors, such as hardwood or tile. Area rugs provide soft warmth for your feet and […]

Are You Ready To Move?

Are You Ready To Move?

Whether you are retiring, relocating to a new city, or simply downsizing, moving to a new home can be a challenging process. Before you make the decision, consider whether you are ready to move at all. Here are some thoughts to consider and ask yourself before you decide to move. Will your current home meet […]

Is Your Home Ready For Showings?

Is Your Home Ready For Showings?

As you prepare your home for sale, it’s important to get the property ready for marketing and showings, so that your home can look its best for potential buyers. Here are some important steps to remember when getting your home ready for showings. Keep It Tidy Make sure all surfaces and counters are clean, including […]

Best Things To Do in Nanaimo This Fall

Best Things To Do in Nanaimo This Fall

Nanaimo is a city that has it all, from beautiful parks and beaches to charming shopping areas and restaurants. Here are some of the best things to do in Nanaimo this fall season. Take a Stroll A classic view in Nanaimo is the harbour and taking a stroll along the Harbourfront Walkway is a great […]

Is Your Lawn Ready For Summer?

Is Your Lawn Ready For Summer?

It’s that time of year to make sure your lawn is green, growing and ready for summer. Here are some tips on getting your home’s lawn ready for summer. Rake Early If you remember to rake your lawn in the spring, it will make it look that much better in summertime. When you remove the […]

How To De-Stress At Your Desk

How To De-Stress At Your Desk

No matter how rewarding your work is or how friendly your colleagues can be, life behind a desk can be stressful. Whether you’re in the office or working from home, it’s important to look after yourself. Here are a few ideas on how to relieve stress while you work. Adjust Your Environment Make sure your […]

5 Home Projects To Start In 2021

5 Home Projects To Start In 2021

As we’re all spending more time at home these days, now might be the time to start some easy and affordable home projects. Here are some ideas on how to improve your home and keep yourself busy at the same time. Repaint Walls Fresh paint can transform a space, making the room feel much brighter. […]