November 2017

Buying a business in Gibsons, BC

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Investment Insights

I can’t imagine a better place to own a business than on BC’s spectacular Sunshine Coast. Today we’re going to tour Gibsons and I’ll show you why this is a great community in which to live, work, and invest.

Gibsons is the southernmost community on the Sunshine Coast and is home to roughly 4,600 people. It also services a large rural region comprise...

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What is the Weather on the Sunshine Coast?

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in About the Sunshine Coast

The weather on BC’s Sunshine Coast is mild and temperate, especially when compared to other parts of Canada. The region lives up to its name with an average of 231 sunny days per year.

Summers on the Coast are warm but not too warm. The average high temperate from June through September is 23 degrees Celsius with occasional stretches of plus-30 weat...

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Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in About the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast flies under the radar as one of BC’s best food destinations. Here are seven recommendations for where to eat on the Sunshine Coast.

It’s a crime against Canadian pop culture to not stop by Molly’s Reach in Gibsons. But if the Beachcombers are before your time, check out Pauline and Cheryl’s Fish and Chips in the Landing or the new...

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Why is it called the Sunshine Coast?

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in About the Sunshine Coast

Why is it called the Sunshine Coast? Is it really because it’s sunnier than Vancouver?

Gibsons and Sechelt each get about 2,400 hours of sunshine each year compared to 1,930 in Vancouver but that’s not actually where the name comes from.

In 1914, Harry Roberts painted “Sunshine Belt” on the side of a house built on the original Roberts Creek wharf. H...

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OSFI mortgage rules change - November Market Minute

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 in Sunshine Coast, BC Real Estate Podcast

Starting in 2018, buyers applying for a mortgage with one of Canada’s federally regulated mortgage lenders will have to pass a new “stress test.” In examples on its website, explains that buyers could see their pre-approval amount drop by 21 per cent in 2018.

RBC anticipates a “brief run-up in activity” for the rest of the year as buyers...

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Investing in BC real estate: Vancouver VS the Sunshine Coast

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 in Investment Insights

Vancouver has long been a favourite city for real estate investors, but prices and taxes are forcing buyers to consider other markets. But before buying in Squamish or Kelowna, consider BC’s Sunshine Coast

Despite being only 30 kilometers away from downtown Vancouver, prices for detached homes on the Sunshine Coast are nearly a third of what they ar...

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