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Port Alberni is one of Vancouver Island’s gems – a small town that offers residents everything from outdoor adventure, boating and fishing, to restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Homeowners know that it provides everything they need, and here at the Dave Team, we are seeing that the Port Alberni Real Estate market is thriving with more and more out-of-town buyers. 

2015 has been busy. In October, we handled three times more volume than in October 2014. This is evident by the number of sold signs around Port Alberni. Just like the area, we’re growing and working with more buyers, helping them find and buy their dream home. And hey, who wouldn’t want to live in Port? 

The MLS benchmark price for a single-family home in Port Alberni rose 1.81% since

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Some of you in Port may have seen the Dave Team out and about filming yesterday! We took our trusty iPhones to some of our favourite local spots to answer your frequently asked questions. As we upload the videos, you may spot us at the Harbour Quay, the Maritime Museum, at Drinkwaters on Sproat Lake, and even in Dave's truck!

Pictured here is Randi, Elle, and Dave at Harbour Quay.

It made sense to upload this clip first, because in it, we talk about our social media presence.

Dave answers the question, "How have your marketing systems for listings evolved over the last 10 years?

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We are committed to bringing you only the very best listings! The Dave Team consistently has a wide variety of listings ranging from residential, commercial, land, and luxury. Our residential listings offer a many choices of styles, price points and neighbourhoods - we have something for everyone!

We’ve handpicked 5 of our hottest listings from Port Alberni to Ucluelet. Whether you’re interested in buying, or simply have an appreciation for Real Estate – you’ll want to see these!

Check out 5 of our hottest listings:

 1702 Rainforest Lane, Ucluelet

LUXURY WEST COAST Home! Only steps away from the Pacific Ocean, this timber post and beam frame, 3452 sqft, 5 bed, 5 bath home is nestled in the rainforest. Upon entering this home you will be

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Congratulations to Terry Kerr, you have been randomly selected as the winner of the $50 Gift Card to Boston Pizza Port Alberni! Terry told us his favourite way to spend a summer day, is to spend the day with his kids on Sproat Lake! Please call us to arrange pickup of your prize.    Thank you to everyone who participated and shared your favourite way to spend a summer day - your entries mean so much to us.    Be sure to LIKE our page on Facebook so you can stay tuned for our next fun giveaway!
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***Contest Alert!*** We have one $50 Gift Card to Boston Pizza Port Alberni to give away! 

LIKE us on Facebook and tell us your favourite way to spend a summer day for your chance to enter!

Winner will be announced Monday, August 31st. 

We love our friends at Boston Pizza Port Alberni!  It's a fantastic place to watch the game with large HD TV's in view of every seat. Sit back, relax and enjoy with over 100 different menu items to choose from. 


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Phase one of the development is SOLD OUT! John Clark has recently sold three homes on Tomswood Road, part of the brand-new Luxfords subdivison.

Built by an award-winning builder, the ‪‎Luxfords‬ in‪ PortAlberni‬ makes luxury affordable! Beautifully crafted homes with mountain views, paved roads, underground services - all for an incredible price.

Congratulations to the lucky new homeowners!

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The Koszegi’s Tiny-Home Construction and Adventure

No matter how busy life gets, we try to make time as a family to hit the open road together, build campfires, toast marshmallows, make s’mores, and tell stories underneath the starry skies; with the hopes these will be passed on to the next generation. We are believers that the memories made on family camping trips are both lifelong and unforgettable.

For those of you who don’t know us, we are the Koszegi’s, a Port Alberni family consisting of Dave (Dad), Erin (Mom), Matteo (son), Julia (daughter) and Francesca (daughter). Every summer, we pack up enough belongings for the weekend, and embark on an annual camping trip in our Westfalia Volkswagon van to Hornby Island, a Salish Sea island located

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Have you ever heard of stand up paddleboarding - also known as SUP? The width of the board makes it easy to stand on, but balancing yourself in an upright position sure provides a full-body workout! 

Big board, small car? No problem! Photo credit to Brenda Widdess.Big board, small car? No problem! Photo credit to Brenda Widdess.

Last weekend, SUP pros from all around the province gathered in beautiful Port Alberni to compete in the annual Alberni Canal Downwind Challenge. Port Alberni’s waterfront was booming as observers gathered to check out the competitive SUP race from China Creek to Canal Beach, as well as participate in the fun relay race (for those not so steady on the paddleboard) and indulge in some sweet treats offered by local vendors.

 Dave raced on Ean’s team, with Isaac, Darrell, and Damien! Here

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Taking care of your home can be an ongoing process; one that will pay off in the long run as well as make your home life more enjoyable RIGHT NOW! Starting with a couple of small steps and projects at a time makes this TLC feasible for both your schedule and budget. Who knows? You might even enjoy the DIY fun, and find yourself becoming a weekend warrior! 


Create space – The majority of people thrive in spacious, open environments. Do your best to create this breathable atmosphere in your home. The extreme to which you choose to take this is up to you – you could begin with opening up windows, rearranging furniture, or even consider renovating to create a more open concept.  Think of storage and organization techniques to reduce the amount of

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