Interesting Easter Facts You May Not Know

Posted on Apr 18, 2019

“Most people outside of America won't get it. It's the Easter bunny. It's another lie and I don't understand why we had to invent this character." -   Todd Rundgren's official. Easter Friday is tomorrow and many of us will be planning Easter egg hunts for our children (and likely helping ourselves to the Peeps and Cadbury eggs we told oursel...

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The Facts Behind the Real Estate Stats

Posted on Apr 12, 2019

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” -   Franklin D. Roosevelt 

It is interesting to review and reflect upon the latest MLS statistics for the Nanaimo area and the marketing activity for March...

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Evolution of Art & Real Estate

Posted on Apr 05, 2019


The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization."  - Frank Lloyd Wright 

Earlier this week, our Layzell Dreger & Associates team hosted an art gala at our penthouse unit at LEGASEA. It was fascinating to watch the emotional responses that guests had to specific pieces of art - whether it rem...

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2019 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook Report At a Glance

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

The 2019 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook Report has been released and the findings are certainly interesting.  The report states that:

- Rising interest rates will be a key factor affecting housing affordability in 2019.

- 36% of Canadians are considering a home purchase in the next five years, down from 48% at the same time last year.

- 65% of Canad...

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The Life of Howard - the World's Largest Gnome 

Posted on Mar 22, 2019

There has been a lot of news articles recently about Howard, the world's largest gnome needing to find a new home from his Island Highway home in Nanoose.  Who is this quiet and gentle gnome whose life has been threatened and how have communities on Vancouver Island responded in hopes that Howard's life will be spared?

Howard has greeted motorists, c...

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Is Home Buying More Painful than Farting on a Date?

Posted on Mar 15, 2019

Let's be honest. Being a home buyer can be a bit of a difficult process to navigate. Whether you are buying your first home or your 20th home, there are several pitfalls that can even the most prepared buyers to feel panic. It seems to be Murphy's Law that when you receive your pre-approval from a lender, the homes that you drove past and thought y...

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