April 2017

Found 2 blog entries for April 2017.

Buying a home is one of the most rewarding experiences many will experience in our lives- but it also comes with its challenges. In Port Alberni, and on the island in general, we have lots of qualified buyers looking to purchase homes, but we’re stretched for inventory. Last month, the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) reported that inventory of single-family homes on Vancouver Island has declined 36 per cent from March 2016. (Read all of the VIREB March statistics here). In Port Alberni, the price of a benchmark home is $217,800, an increase of 12 per cent from one year ago. In today’s market, you can expect that a well priced home in good condition will have multiple offers and move quickly.

There is no doubt these circumstances can be

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Among the top provinces in Canada with the most microbreweries, BC is home to craft-drinking beer lovers! We’ve seen an explosion of new breweries emerge across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island alike, many located in desirable walkable clusters. Some are even hailing Vancouver as the new Portland!

Breweries are making a splash on Vancouver Island, too - our Mid-Island region is now home to 11 breweries stretching from Nanaimo to Campbell River, and a slew of special events and festivals like Victoria’s Beer Week, Nanaimo Beer Festival, Tofino Beer Festival, and BC’s Ale Trail. Even crazier - the idea of a "beer flight" has now been turned on its head, with private seaplane tours across Mid-Island, Victoria, and Vancouver of breweries!

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