Mortgage docs public info

Did you know mortgage documents are public information.  If you are buying Salt Spring real estate and are trying to figure out what to offer would it not be nice to know what the seller owes on the place? The mortgage documents that are registered on title will only tell you the size of the mortgage when it registered on title.  Not the current balance but it will show you the term and … [Read more...]

Property Price History

The price history of any Salt Spring home and or Salt Spring lot your are thinking of buying is critical information. It is be like flying blind not knowing the price history of a Salt Spring property. Here is an image of what a Real Estate agent see about a property. As you can see this property has been listed 5 times on the Victoria Real Estate board. It has sold twice while … [Read more...]

Non Canadian Buyers

Salt Spring Island is in the Province British Columbia has virtually no land ownership restrictions legislated.  Salt Spring Island has property owner from all over the world.  A real estate purchase can be simple and stress-free with the services of a licensed and experienced realtor and with the aid of a professional accountant or lawyer that specialize in none resident purchases.  Proper … [Read more...]

Advanced MLS search

If you are going to buy a Salt Spring home and or Salt Spring Island property you should sign up for the free Private Client Services (PCS). If you are not using PCS you will not get up to the second new listing info, prices on Sold homes and your own private data base. This is the same system that some Realtors use. This is an advanced system that will send you up to the second new listing … [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 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...]

Looking at Modular Homes on Vancouver Island

June and I had to go off Salt Spring Island and go to Vancouver Island yesterday to buy some wood for our new barn. We have a favorite mill we like to buy from directly. It's not a normal retail environment but an interesting experience. On the way home we stopped at Vancouver Island Modular homes to see what they have in stock. I have been there a few time but June had never been. We are not in … [Read more...]

Salt Spring Island interactive real estate map just released

I have been working around the clock on my new Salt Spring Island interactive real estate map and have just released it to the public. Here is the link to the Salt Spring Island Real Estate interactive map. I have about 70 video clips on the map and will be adding more and more every day. My goal is to have a video clip of most of the island streets posted on the map. So many buyers always ask … [Read more...]

Good article about rural real estate in the Canadian Business

The article talks about the sharp drop in demand for rural real estate homes and the subsequent drop in prices. It is not really breaking news to anyone who has been in the Salt Spring Island real estate market looking. I think it might be news that some of the Salt Spring Island home sellers should read over. Here is the link to the article in __www.canadianbusiness.com_print.   To ad the the … [Read more...]

Why is it so hard to find the perfect Salt Spring home?

After WW11 the baby boom started. Thousands of young men returned home and started families and all these families needed homes. Every city in North America responded and let developers build track home or subdivision homes. Boxes that could be put up fast and cheap. Lots of subdivisions are build by one developer who uses one architect and usually has 5 or 6 standard designed that they build. … [Read more...]

Most Salt Spring homes have wood fire places or wood stoves.

I seem to get a lot of questions about wood stoves. The main questions are were does one get wood on Salt Spring Island and how much is it. There are wood vendors on the island that hang out in town with their trucks full of wood. Generally the wood is green and needs to be seasoned for a year. What most people do is buy the wood and (dry it) season it over the course of a year. So basically you … [Read more...]