Is your home READY for extreme weather?

BC experiences annual recurrent wildfires and floods. Approximately 60% of the wildfires are from natural causes, while extreme weather and mass flooding causes significant damage to communities and hundreds of homes in the province.

Climate change is a major concern for many British Columbians and preparing for as well as mitigating the climate change disasters was a significan focus during the last federal election.

It is crucial to be aware  of how extreme weather events like wildfires and flooding can impact decisions when buying or selling homes.  Equipping yourself with knowledge will allow you to make well informed choices.

To help you prepare for unforeseen disasters, here are some valuable…

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Coastal Living On Cortes Island

Cortes Island is one of the Discovery Islands situated between Vancouver Island and the mainland. It is accessible by boat or ferry from Campbell River or Quadra Island.

A hidden gem with breathtaking landscapes, rich biodiversity, lush vegetation and a pristine shoreline. Cortes offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.  Whether you seek outdoor adventures, artistic inspiration or a a place to reconnect with nature, it has something magical to offer everyone.

Imagine waking up to the sound of waves lapping against the shore or enjoying your morning coffee while watching the sunrise over the water. The island provides and abundance of privacy and tranquility.

Real Estate on Cortes:

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Coastal & Inland Communities of the Cowichan Valley

The boundaries of the Cowichan Valley region are not strictly defined on a map, however they generally encompass the southern coastline of Cowichan Bay to the northern edge of the Cowichan Lake area. The main communities within the valley include Shawnigan, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Lake and Duncan.

Its name comes from the Cowichan First Nations who have inhabited the area for thousands of years. The valley has rich Indigenous heritage and the Cowichan Tribes play an essential role in the region's cultural fabric. 

The scenic drive from Shawnigan to Duncan offers a delightful journey through diverse landscapes. As you embark on this drive, you'll experience the beauty of the regions lush…

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Salt Spring Island is a stunning and unique Gulf Island located in the Strait of Georgia, between the mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. It is the largest and most developed of the Gulf Islands with a population of around 10,000 residents.

It is known for its vibrant arts community and laid back casual lifestyle.  The island offers picturesque landscapes, charming villages and a welcoming atmosphere. There are a wide range of recreational activities here such as hiking, kayaking, boating and cycling. With its diverse eco-system of lush forests, rolling hills and gorgeous beaches, there are plenty of opportunities to explore and enjoy nature.

Salt Spring has an artistic flair with a…

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Living in style on the water has never been more affordable.  Minutes away from the city amenities. Float homes have become highly sought after since the tiny home movement picked up speed.   

Float homes offer a unique living option as a full time resident or a vacation home. They are modest scaled down efficient homes that just make sense for individuals with a desire to live their lives in harmony with nature. 

People have been living from floating structures other than just boats, throughout British Columbia for over 150 years. Floating fish and logging camps have been a way of life for many years. 

Float homes in BC are strictly regulated by government authorities regarding discharge of sewage, fire control,…

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Pender Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada. It is situated in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. The island is part of Capital Regional District and has an approximate population of just under 2,500 people.

The island is made up of two main communities, North Pender Island and South Pender Island, which are connected by a bridge and are surrounded by the Salish Sea. Each community has its own distinct character and amenities. North Pender Island is more developed and offers services such as grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and accommodations. South Pender Island, on the other hand, is more rural and features a quieter…

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The Gulf Islands in British ColumbiaKO_97678.JPG

There are over 200 Gulf Islands located in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of British Columbia. They are known for their natural beauty, mild climate and relaxed way of life. The Gulf Islands are a popular tourist destination that attract visitors who enjoy the beaches, parks, wildlife and recreation opportunities. They are also home to a number of artists, writers and musicians so there is a thriving arts and culture scene.  They islands are also home to a number of protected areas including the Gulf Islands National Reserve which encompasses several islands and provides habitat for a variety of plant and animal species.  The islands are an important part of the traditional…

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 James Bay

Homes in James Bay

James Bay has one of the most coveted locations in the city. Surrounded by water on three sides with the Victoria Harbour to the north and west, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the south. It is a high density neighbourhood and occupies the south side of the Inner Harbour close to downtown. James Bay's extensive waterfront is alive with activity including an array of industry, government and transportation facilities.   James Bay is known for its lively waterfront and charming Victorian houses and is the city’s oldest urban neighbourhood. A commercial area, named ‘James Bay Village’ is centred on the intersection of Menzies and Simcoe Streets and is the heart of the neighbourhood filled with local shops…

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Victoria West Homes

Victoria West, commonly called 'Vic West', is a historic neighbourhood in the city of Victoria.  It's located just west of downtown, across the Victoria Harbour and bordering on the Township of Esquimalt. Victoria West is an eclectic community, nestled on a peninsula surrounded by water and connected to Victoria’s downtown core by two city bridges and the Selkirk Trestle. For those seeking a neighbourhood that boasts superior accessibility to both Victoria’s downtown core and the tranquility of West Coast waterfront, Victoria West may be the ideal urban oasis for you.   The neighbourhood is diverse, from its modern harbour-front condominium complexes such as the Railyards and Dockside Green, to…

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The Price You'll Pay To Live In Victoria, BC

Are you considering moving to our beautiful city of Victoria? If so, you may want to know more about the living expenses in this picturesque coastal city on Vancouver Island. The cost of living in Victoria British Columbia is relatively high compared to other Canadian cities. Whether the cost of living in Victoria is worth it, depends on a variety of factors such as your lifestyle, income and personal preferences. Victoria is considered to be one of the most desirable cities to live in Canada due to its mild climate, beautiful natural surroundings and a vibrant cultural scene.  There are several reasons why it is more expensive to live in Victoria, BC than in other parts of Canada.
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