January 2017

Found 2 blog entries for January 2017.


Dreaming of home ownership in the Alberni Valley? In case you haven’t heard, or weren’t quite sure what it is, in December of 2016, our provincial government announced a new program intended to assist first-time buyers. The program is called the B.C. HOME Partnership program, and it’s designed to help first-time homebuyers who can afford the costs of home ownership, but are experiencing challenges with the initial step in entering the market – that is, scraping together a down payment.

The program contributes to the amount first-time buyers have already saved for their down payment, providing up to $37,500, or up to 5% of the purchase price, with a 25-year loan that is interest-free and payment-free for the first five years.

Note that under the

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Although there’s no shortage of fun to be had here in Port, sometimes you’ve just GOT to pack up the car and head out for a day trip! The Alberni Valley serves as a great destination as a year-round ‘base camp’ for some incredible island attractions.

Here are some of our Top 5 Day Trips from Port Alberni:

Cathedral Grove – Be prepared to be in awe! Home to Douglas fir trees over 800 years old measuring 250 feet in height and 25 feet around, the majestic old growth forest is sure to impress any audience.  Very easy hiking trails for all levels are available, too. It can be wet here, so be sure to pack your rain boots and a light waterproof jacket!

Photo via Huffington Post

Mount Washington – About an hour and a half’s drive, Mount

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