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One of our favourite childhood memories? Camping underneath the twinkling stars safe with our families; cosy in our flannel sleeping bags, tummies full of s’mores and overcooked hot-dogs. The nights were crisp, but our hearts were warm.

Does this bring any nostalgia back for you? It sure does for us!

Lucky for those who live here, Port Alberni is situated in the heart of Vancouver Island. Not only do we have easy access to mountains for hiking, biking and rock climbing as well as oceans and lakes for boating, fishing, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking, but the Alberni Valley is also a prime spot for CAMPING!

Come for the weekend, or stay for a week. Whether you’re young, or grown with a family of your own, there are memories to be made

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With summer just around the corner, it’s finally time to open your recreational property!

There’s no need to overwhelm yourself thinking about the cleaning, chores and making sure that nothing is left at home - we’ve compiled a simple checklist of tasks you need to do, so you can make the most of your opening weekend!

Before you go...

  • Electricity - Make sure your electricity is turned on. Plan to do this a week or two before you plan to open your property.

  • Insurance - Be sure that your property is insured and you know where the documents are. Don’t forget about other things too, like your boat and trailer.

  • Keys - Remember all the keys you’ll need. Track them down and make sure you bring them with you.

  • Toolkit

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It doesn’t need to be prime summer season to enjoy the benefits of a vacation (or living) on a lake! Residents and visitors to Port Alberni’s Sproat Lake know this well. Sproat Lake offers a variety of vacation rentals, year round homes and recreational properties.

This fall, Randi and her daughter Steph tried a Sproat Lake winter mother-daughter getaway… and they loved it! Randi and Steph stayed at Stirling Arm Lakehouse right on Sproat Lake.

The lakehouse offers visitors stunning south exposure on Stirling Arm with 160 degrees of water views. Amenities include: private sun decks, propane fireplaces, pool table and media room, downstairs bar kitchen, hot tub, bbq, sun deck with propane fire pit, four grass terraces and large dock with a

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Renowned as one of the best times to sell your home, the autumn we experience in the Alberni Valley is second to none - making it the ideal time to put your home on the market. Temperatures have cooled from the summer months, and families are back in routine; ready to tackle things they have been putting off during the summer, like beginning their home search!

Here’s why – and how - you should take the autumn advantage and list your Port Alberni or Sproat Lake home this fall.

Buyers mean business

Traditionally, people who are looking for a home in the fall are motivated, qualified, and ready to commit to a sale for the perfect home. They might be looking due to job relocation or another life change that is forcing them to move. They’ll also

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A pristine 25-kilometer body of water surrounded by old-growth forests, private waterfront properties, and the best fresh water adventures on the Island… this is where we get to call home during the summer!

Hardly our best-kept secret any longer, we see Canadians, Americans, and even international visitors on our lakeshores; many of them even opting to snag up one of our waterfront properties.

Located just 15-kilometres west of Port Alberni, Sproat Lake offers residents affordable and private waterfront property, all in a location that offers the amenities of a larger city. Whether you’re looking to downsize, get away from the bustle of an urban centre or purchase a recreational property, there are plenty of options in Sproat Lake.

Outdoor

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If you’re lucky enough to live here, you’ll know that Port Alberni is a growing city! Located in the heart of Vancouver Island, we have people relocating here from all corners of our province, across the country, and from the States. They come here for our natural beauty, easy access to outdoor recreation (from world-class hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and more), as well as some of the most affordable Real Estate in Canada.

With the benchmark price for a single-family Port Alberni home sitting at $232,800 in May of this year (a 18% increase over May 2016), we get incredible value for our homes, businesses, and investment opportunities for sale.

Although our housing inventory remains low, we still find ourselves in a very active market

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Ask anyone what their favourite childhood memory is, and often it’s of summer vacations spent with their families at the cottage or lake home. There’s just nothing quite like those simple summer memories of childhood; when our only responsibilities were the lake calling, late night card games, and walking along the beach barefoot with our family in tow. 

Sproat Lake has become a desirable destination vacation spot AND year-round residence on Vancouver Island. Located 13 km northwest of the city of Port Alberni (population approx. 17, 000), which is situated in the south-central heart of Vancouver Island mid-way to Tofino and Ucluelet. Home to world-class fishing, boating, and water sports, as well as quiet, relaxing beaches and trails, Sproat Lake

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To celebrate our busy, successful summer this year, we decided to take a beautiful August afternoon to have a staff day on the lake. What better place to enjoy each other's company, soak up some sunshine, and have some laughs?

We collaborated with Dave Rose, Director of Operations of Sproat Lake Landing to organize our fun-filled day. For those of you unfamiliar with Sproat Lake Landing, it's one of BC's finest full-service resorts located fourteen kilometres west of Port Alberni and 100 kilometres east of Tofino on Highway 4. Enjoyed by both tourists AND locals alike, they've got the perfect set-up for our local and visiting fishermen, boaters, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. It's said that one of the biggest reasons that drivers pull over en

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With 2015 in our back pocket, we’ve launched into 2016 with a sellers market in Port Alberni and surrounding area. Houses are flying off the shelves of the real estate market and we have the SOLD signs to prove it!

 Right now in Port Alberni and on Sproat Lake, inventory is low and the buyers who are looking are active and motivated, making it an excellent time to put your house on the market before spring hits.

 For sellers, preparation is key. Make sure your home is clean and clutter-free to appeal to potential buyers. Removing personal touches may seem unfamiliar at first, but it helps buyers picture themselves living in your home. You can make potential buyers feel welcome with small touches like colourful, cosy throws on the couch and ensuring

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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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