Archives for September 2014

Buying a new Salt Spring home

It's not as if there are hundreds of new Salt Spring homes on the market but every year there are 10 or so.  Some are build as spec home and some are owner built homes. In BC all builder who build new homes must be licensed with the Homeowner Protection Office and all new homes must have 3rd party warranty insurance. Here is a brochure about the mandatory 2-5-10 home warranty … [Read more...]

5 steps of selling a home

5  steps of selling a home.  Can you tell which step the sellers on? As a Realtor that works mostly with buyers knowing the motivation of the sellers is one of the main keys to getting a deal for my buyers.  If I can figure out which step of the 5 steps the sellers are in I will have a better chance of getting the deal done. What are the 5 steps of home selling;  Denial, Anger, Bargaining, … [Read more...]

Archeological excavations – important notes

Article contributed by Doug Glaum, Manager Archaeology Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The September 3, 2014, Times Colonist article Homeowners no longer face bills for archeological excavations - Local - Times Colonist concerning archaeological research and private property has caused some confusion with property owners.  Property owners should be aware of the … [Read more...]

Salt Spring Island Industrial Advisory Planning Commission report

Salt Spring Island Industrial Advisory Planning Commission draft final report is out.  Here is a copy of the report.  iapc-draft-report-july-15 All in it's an excellent report that was put together by a stellar group of Salt Spring volunteers. The basic recommendations are to change the current industrial / commercial zoning into 5 zones; 1. General Employment Zone 1 2. General … [Read more...]