TV show Realty Reality on Salt Spring

So glad shooting for the new Real Estate TV show "Realty Reality" is over. It was a lot of work. It all looks so easy on TV but in reality it was not easy. I think they were waiting for the "moment" to happen. You know the big fall down the steps or fall of the dock. I think they did shoot a few moments hopefully they will end up on the cutting room floor. The worst part was actually getting all … [Read more...]

Home inspection on Salt Spring Island

Home inspection on Salt Spring Island happened yesterday at a 42 year old log home. To accomplish the home inspections the buyer brought in a  Home Inspector, Geo-technical Engineer and a local Salt Spring contractor. Jeff the home inspector tells the story about the bag of Gold he found in an attic; gold story How many people would like to find a bag of gold in an attic? Here … [Read more...]

Salt Spring home face lift

My clients bought this dated salt spring home a month ago and are upgrading it.  The home was built in 1996 and is structurally 100% perfect.  It seams as if the original owner skimped on the finishing.   The main up grade Alex Denny (salt spring master carpenter) will be doing for the owners is re-finishing the oak hardwood floors. Audio clip about home face lift Part 1 Home Face lift Part 2 … [Read more...]

Houses Made of Wood and Light by Michele Dunkerley

The Radio Real Estate show was honored to have Michele Dunkerley author of 'Houses Made of Wood and Light' on the show today.  The book is about noted Salt Spring architect Hank Schubart.  If you have ever been in a Shubart home you would probably know it.  As per the press release “The book traces the career of an architect who had a genius for finding the perfect site for a home and for … [Read more...]

Wood Stove Radio Show

Chris from the Home Design center was kind enough to be interviewed on the Radio Real Estate show.   Chris is one of the few certified "WETT" installers on Salt Spring.  Here is the link to WETT  http://www.wettinc.ca/ .  If you are moving to Salt Spring you will notice almost all of the island homes have wood stoves and or fireplaces.    I'm guessing 90% of Salt Spring homes are heated with … [Read more...]

Scott on the CKNW Home Discovery show with Ian Power and Steve Seaborn

  Two days in a row I was invited to go on Ian Power &  Steve Seaborn's Home Discover show on CKNW 98 and the CORUS network.  On Saturday the show goes all the way to Kenora Ontario on Sunday the show is broadcast on the CORUS BC network of stations.  It was a great show to talk about Salt Spring Island and how great it is.  The Home discovery show is really a fantastic show Steve is … [Read more...]

Scott McGillivray HGTV’s Income Property TV show interview

CFSI Radio Real Estate show was pleased to have Scott McGillivray on the show. Scott is the host of HGTV Income Property TV show which is in it's 7 season. Scott McGillivray interview Income Property is about retrofitting rental suites into houses. With Salt Spring about to legalize rental suits this is a very relevant topic. Scott has written a book called "CASH FLOW FOR LIFE". It is well … [Read more...]

Radio Real Estate Show about Fulford Water District

On the show I interview Tony Maude who is a commissioner on the Fulford Water District. Tony goes through the difficulty in dealing with the CRD (Capital Regional District) which seems to have a total disregard for financial accountability. Here is an article Tony submitted to the local new paper the driftwood. 227 CRD deserves less, not more) The main problem is that if the CRD makes a … [Read more...]

Radio Real Estate Show with Salt Spring Home Builder Nick Langford

CFSI Radio Real Estate Show with Salt Spring contractor Nick Langford.  Here is a link to Nick Langford's Salt Spring home construction web site.  Nick Langford is a licensed and insured professional Salt Spring homebuilder. Audio Clip of the Radio Real Estate show interview with Salt Spring Contractor Nick Langford. Nick Langford Part 1 Nick Langford Part 2 This is a very informative … [Read more...]

Salt Spring Island Fire / Rescue Election News

The results are in and with only 174 votes cast we have re elected the same three trustees.  Over this term the board will have to make the decision to go ahead with the new 2-4milion dollar Salt Spring  fire hall.  I really do not think the general public on Salt Spring is following this story and will react after that fact.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.  Will try to keep … [Read more...]

CFSI Radio Real Estate show chat with REALTOR ®

CFSI Radio Real Estate show chat with Vancouver Island REALTOR® James Andersen. He works in Victoria but is moving to Parksville this summer.  James has been with One Percent Realty Vancouver Island since 2007.  Here is a link to his web site Island West Coast Living  James twitter handle is @islandwestcoast . The podcast below was recorded live on CFSI 107.9fm on Salt Spring Island BC.  James … [Read more...]

Radio Real Estate show Benjamin Moore Paint

The CFSI Radio Real Estate show is a diverse radio show that tries to chat about all things real estate from homes to acreages.  One big part of owning a home is the paint.  It sounds so simple but it's not.  What you need is an expert in the field.  On Salt Spring Island we are lucky to have Clinton Hubenig from Benjamin Moore. Clinton is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about paint and in … [Read more...]

Radio Real Estate Show with David from Mouat’s

CFSI Radio Real Estate Show was fortunate to have David one of the managers from Mouat's trading on the show.  Mouat's is an institution on Salt Spring Island. Mouat's has been in business since 1907.   Mouat's even has it's own book; Mouat's: The First hundred Years. written by Salt Spring author Charles Kahn. April 2012 show 2nd time on the Radio Real Estate show for David; David Mouats 11 … [Read more...]

Eduard from Elements Home Design on the Radio Real Estate Show

Eduard Andringa from the Elements Home Design store on Salt Spring Island BC on the CFSI Radio Real Estate Show.  Eduard business specializes in green building supplies on Salt Spring.   They sell a wide range of products from flooring to environmentally friendly Zero VOC Yolo paint. Yolo has No carcinogens No reproductive toxins No mutagens No hazardous air pollutants No ozone … [Read more...]

The Bathroom intall/renovation Project on Salt Spring Island

The new Bathroom Install/Renovation Project on Salt Spring Island Bathrooms are probably the second most costly rooms in a home to put in. In the past (70s/80s) it was common to see one bathroom serve multiple bedrooms and possibly the entire home. Times have changed modern homes come with usually a ratio of more bathrooms than bedrooms. It is not uncommon to see 4 or more bathrooms in a home. … [Read more...]

Talk to the Experts Radio Show on CKNW 98

I was invited to go on the "talk to the experts" Radio show on CKNW 98.   CKNW is one of the biggest radio station in Vancouver. I was hopping to get Salt Spring into the conversation as much as possible. The host of the "Talk to the Experts" show is Ian Power On this clip you will hear Ian Baily founder of One Percent Realty and myself. talk to the Expert Radio Show … [Read more...]

Radio Real Estate Shows about Finance

CFSI Radio Real Estate shows about financial matters from mortgages to economics. Dec 20, 2011 CFSI Radio Real Estate show with Chris Gadsby former TD Bank Executive and former bank president current Lectures at BCIT show is on Europe debt crisis.  RE show Chris finance part1  RE show Chris finance part2   CFSI Radio Real Estate show interview with Mortgage Broker Blair Wershler HLC … [Read more...]

Radio Real Estate Show with Home Inspector Jeff Erickson of Harbour Home Inspection

Radio Real Estate Show with Salt Spring Home Inspector Jeff Erickson of Harbour Home Inspection Radio Real Estate Show with Salt Spring Home Inspector Jeff Erickson of Harbour Home Inspection www.harbourhome.ca CFSI 107.9 FM - Jeff part 1 Home Inspector CFSI 107.9 FM - Jeff part 2 Home Inspector CFSI 107.9 FM - Jeff part 3 Home Inspector   … [Read more...]

Radio Real Estate show with Alex Denny Master Carpenter

Salt Spring Island Contractor Alex Denny has spent his life mastering his trade. Alex can be reached on twitter at and or at Alex's web site November 22, 2011 Radio Real Estate show with guest Alex Denny talking about Alberta real estate market and the Alberta Home Construction industry; RE Show Alex  Part1 RE Show Alex Part2     Salt Spring Radio … [Read more...]

Radio Real Estate show live tour of Salt Spring

Two actual real Salt Spring real estate tours with real clients looking for a Salt Spring Island home. Radio RE show On the Road part 1 Radio RE show part 2 Radio RE show part 3   Radio Real Estate Show on the Road during a live tour of Salt Spring with brand new clients on their first trip to Salt Spring Island; RE Show on the road part 1 RE Show on the road part 2 RE Show on … [Read more...]