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Salt Spring events, end of April.... - 04/30/09 08:05 PM
April 30, 2009. Don't forget that today is the Women In Business networking opportunity, at the Harbour House Hotel (sponsored by the Driftwood newspaper and by the Harbour House Hotel). This is a great time to meet your fellow business owners, and to share tips and concerns and winning ideas. Networking at its best! Mark your calendars, too, for the May holiday weekend -- it's the annual Round Salt Spring Sailing Race! (May 16/17). This event attracts over 100 sailors, annually, with many of them using this local race as a shakedown for their crews, preparatory to entering the Swiftsure Race, (1 comments)
Salt Spring Island Oceanview Home for sale! - 04/30/09 11:48 AM
Here's a "West Coast Contemporary" gem, nestled into the hillside, with dramatic ocean, island and mountain viewscapes! Sunny (s/sw/w exposures - enjoy sunsets year round), easy care landscaping, pleasing home with open plan living/dining/galley style kitchen, wood accents, vaulted ceiling, cosy bedrooms, plus studio space and "guest/inlaw" on garden level. A lovely Gulf Island property, with that Mediterranean flavour! Walk to beach accesses, to park walking/hiking trails, and just minutes to all services/amenities, to golf, to tennis, and yet in a quiet area of fine homes, with an "apart" feeling. A best buy oceanview property, on special Salt Spring Island! (www.liread.com/1608.htm) (1 comments)
Salt Spring Island & Southern Gulf Islands market thoughts... - 04/30/09 11:05 AM
The real estate market on the Coast, including on Salt Spring Island and on the Southern Gulf Islands, continues to inch its way along into consistent activity. No one has a crystal ball, of course, and there is still a lot of gloomy financial news waiting to be reported. People have lost jobs, globally, and many have also lost homes with inability to pay mortgages. Equity has been erased from many homes, in many areas. The stock market continues to shudder up and down, and the only people able to make it work for them are traders. For the average investor, (0 comments)
24 acres, bring horses! Great family home! On Salt Spring Island! - 04/25/09 12:36 PM
Wow! 24 acres of lovely land, with an exceptionally appealing home (master sitting with ensuuite, on upper level, with private balcony off, plus guest bed/bath on main level, and three other bedrooms/bathroom (children? make them offices?) on upper level. Open plan living/dining, country kitchen, pantry, family/games room, sep. laundry/mudroom, office complete the main level. Wood floors, custom windows, terrific verandah style decking, wonderful garden area, with fruit trees, and an appealing separately sited guest cottage. Studio structure, too. Some oceanviews, forest privacy (walk your own trails), a quarry that offered lovely stonework for patios and garden walls, fenced pasture areas (keep (2 comments)
Li Read lists & sells on Salt Spring Island, Southern Gulf Islands, Southern Vancouver Island... - 04/24/09 01:49 PM
I live on Salt Spring Island, which is the largest and best serviced of the Canadian Southern Gulf Islands. I list and sell properties on all of the Southern Gulf Islands, including water access only options, and also market private islands. Check out my website at: www.liread.com (thank you!). I also list and sell properties on Southern Vancouver Island, and in Victoria, and can connect you with my counterparts on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, plus in Vancouver and in Whistler. I grew up in Vancouver, have lived in Victoria, and in several Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast communities, over (1 comments)
late april happenings on Salt Spring Island... - 04/24/09 11:27 AM
April 24, 2009. Salt Spring Chamber Players present a concert of chamber music (Beethoven, Bruch, Mignone, Newmark are featured composers), at All Saints by the Sea, at 3 p.m. on May 2nd (tickets at the door: $15). Mark your calendars! Salt Spring Singers celebrate 35 years of music-making, with a Made in Canada show at ArtSpring, on May 2 and 3 -- call 250-537-2102 for tickets/info. Hastings House offers a special three course dinner, featuring Dungeness Crab, on Sundays and Mondays (reservations, please). Open for dinner, every evening from 5:30 p.m. Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch, too. It's halibut season, at the (1 comments)
Raffi on Salt Spring, showcasing his Spirit of One opportunity! - 04/22/09 06:34 PM
If you were lucky enough to be in ArtSpring, on Salt Spring Island, last evening, you enjoyed a very spiritual, effervescent, thoughtful program, by Raffi. After almost thirty years as a noted children's entertainer, Raffi is now bringing to fruition a philosophy that he has been promoting/working with others to bring about, for the past eleven years. The Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela, plus Jane Goodall, have all supported his endeavour. Raffi is starting a teaching centre, based upon the concept of Child Honouring, as a way to reconfigure society, and to bring about peace. Check out his website (www.raffinews.com) for (0 comments)
160 oceanview acres for sale on Salt Spring Island! - 04/21/09 10:49 AM
Here's a great holding opportunity! 160 acres, off Musgrave Road, approximately 20 minutes from Fulford ferry/Fulford Village, and approximately 35 minutes to Ganges Village. Superb ocean, islands, mountain views (see Mt. Baker from here!), with the entire Fulford Valley/Vineyard "hill" also in view). Sunny, private, quiet, with creek that "divides" the parcel into two completely different sections. Roughed in road (needs a 4 x 4, but not difficult), and power is on one boundary line, so possibility of connection. Adjacent to very large parcel, which may be able to be subdivided into 20 acre parcels, in the future. A "best buy" (5 comments)
English style country home, on Salt Spring Island... - 04/19/09 10:43 AM
Here is a very stylish "traditional design ethic" quality home, close to all of Ganges amenities (walk to the Village, and to a superb beach access), and yet in a quiet area of fine homes. In "as new" condition, this custom home awaits your pleasure. Private and sunny property, with seasonal creek and forest trails -- do your own "circuit" exercise walk -- and with easy care landscaping. Separate garage/workshop, too! Private, sunny (s/sw/w exposures), patio areas to expand summer living pleasures, fenced rear garden (dogs?), veggie garden, main level living with loft/office. Dramatic living room, feature stone fireplace, formal entry/foyer, (0 comments)
salt spring island mid-April happenings.... - 04/18/09 01:42 PM
April 18, 2009. Tonight, at 7 p.m., and tomorrow at 2 p.m., at All Saints by the Sea, one can enjoy Bach on the Rock! Tickets at ArtSpring (250-537-2102). Don't forget to mark your calendars for next weekend, April 25th, for the Salt Spring Concert Band & their "Rhythm & Rags" presentation, featuring superb Luanne Katz, a marimba virtuoso, & SSCB Percussion. It starts at 8 p.m., at ArtSpring, and is not to be missed! April 21st, Tuesday, beginning at 7:30, also at ArtSpring, is the much anticipated presentation by Raffi, who will be showcasing his Spirit of One concept, en (2 comments)
walk to the beach from here! - 04/16/09 11:22 AM
Looking for a building opportunity that's very close to a great beach access, and enjoys a sunny perspective? Some ocean glimpses possible with selective limbing/trimming. Stalwart "studio" structure on site (camp out, and decide on the building site!). Motivated sellers makes this a potential best buy building lot on special Salt Spring Island! Easy access, a trail to the studio/cabin, which could be expanded for now, and this would make a great summer/weekender "retreat". Call for more details, appts. to view! www.liread.com/1595.htm (0 comments)
Market thoughts, mid-April, from Li Read on Salt Spring Island... - 04/14/09 10:46 AM
The bubbling pot of activity, that began in early February, continues. This is not 2008! I think, when we look back in a couple of years, that we will all recognize 2008 as the Year of Fear, and in fear markets, everyone simply "stops". For Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands, we did perceive a slowdown in activity by late 2005/early 2006, as we reflect issues in the home areas of our non-local buyer profile. We are a secondary home market, and we can thus be put "on hold". The main buyer in the Gulf Islands, including on Salt (1 comments)
Seals and Sailing Dreams...on Salt Spring Island... - 04/13/09 10:50 AM
Seals and Sailing Dreams is an apt description of this wonderful 9 + acre oceanfront beauty. Architect designed cottage style home (by H. Schubart, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright), this home has been extensively upgraded by current owners, while keeping the allure of the authentic "West Coast Contemporary" original design. Your own private hiking/walking trails, this land is a mix of Coastal Forest (Cedar, Fir, Hemlock, Maple, Alder) and Arbutus (Madrona) & Garry Oak groves. Old Growth forest here! Gentle access to the dock (pilings are drilled into rock -- this is a stalwart structure!), and lots of locations to (2 comments)
Easter Weekend Arts Tour on Salt Spring Island... - 04/11/09 11:05 AM
April 11, 2009. Don't forget to take part in the Salt Spring Island Art Tour, this Easter Weekend. Self-guided tour, remember, and maps are available at Mahon Hall. Check out the special exhibit at Mahon Hall, too -- paintings by Leslie Corry. There are 28 fine art galleries, artist studios, and special exhibits on display, from 10 to 6 daily, today and tomorrow, the 12th. Enjoy! On Wednesday, April 15th, as part of the Music and Munch series, at All Saints by the Sea, enjoy Simply Organic, an organ recital, with the concert beginning at 12:10 p.m. Enjoy! Sunday Brunch at (1 comments)
romantic cottage getaway on salt spring island... - 04/09/09 11:16 AM
Here's a sweetheart of a getaway cottage, on special Salt Spring Island! This gem was designed by a noted Canadian artist, in the mid-80s, as a replica of Thomas Jefferson's honeymoon cottage. Wood floors, custom stone fireplace on main level and in upper level bedroom, private and sunny property, with expansive decking for summer living pleasures (gets all day sunshine, here --e/s/w exposures). On comm. water system, close to hiking/walking trails, to lake, to golf, to tennis and theatre, to beach accesses, and to all amenities/services, yet in its own serene world. Recently upgraded/renovated by excellent craftsman/contractor...spa style bath, galley style (5 comments)
films to make you feel good.... - 04/06/09 11:44 AM
My personal picks, for films to watch, for fun and "uplift"...anything that makes us laugh will be energy producing. Local Hero (who wouldn't choose Stella and the pub!) A Month in April Gosford Park Cold Comfort Farm Sense and Sensibility My Favorite Year Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson & Dustin Hoffman in Stranger than Fiction. Any Seinfeld rerun! Tootsie Your list? Always welcome! (3 comments)
B & B opportunity on Salt Spring Island! - 04/06/09 11:05 AM
Here is an exceptional opportunity, on special Salt Spring Island! A perfect family retreat home, or, would be a wonderful corporate retreat option, too. Continue the "high end" B & B business enjoyed by the current owners, if desired. A custom designed and built home, in the mid 90s, easily blends the personal with the business aspect, and it was designed to return to a family home with little effort, at all. Many unique features, including air conditioning, plus walk in elevator, and level entry main level (wheel chair friendly, thus). Gently sloping property at house location allows for a full (0 comments)
Raffi showcasing his Sprit of One, on Salt Spring Island... - 04/05/09 11:58 PM
April 21st is the Salt Spring presentation of Raffi's child honouring concept, called Spirit of One. Raffi plans to create a centre, here, that can be replicated in other areas. He does plan to visit several key U.S. and Canadian locales, and so you may have the opportunity to connect with him, closer to where you live, and to learn about this at first hand. You can check out Raffi's Troubador Music website, for some DVD excerpts outlining his concept. Along with the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Jane Goodall, and others, Raffi wrote a Covenant for Honouring Children. It is his (1 comments)
some reasons to buy, now, on Salt Spring Island & the Southern Gulf Islands... - 04/05/09 12:20 PM
I'm looking forward to attending a major international real estate conference, at the end of this month. It's realtors who have buyers, and to be able to connect with, and to network with, top selling real estate agents, from all over the world, will be a true benefit to my sellers, here. I get to speak about this wonderful area, and to pass along photos/details, on all my listings, and to share the reasons for a purchase in our secondary home/discretionary marketplace. A low Canadian dollar, low interest rates, a pristine region in the best protected boating waters in the world...these (0 comments)
more things to do, in early Spring, on Salt Spring Island... - 04/05/09 12:02 PM
The self-guided tour will be held on Easter Weekend...it's the biggest one organized, so far, and maps plus special exhibits will be available at Mahon Hall. This is the Third Annual Salt Spring Easter Art Tour, put on by the Salt Spring Island Arts Council. It runs from Good Friday to Easter Sunday, with 30 galleries, artist studios, plus the exhibit at Mahon Hall, all on the tour. Don't miss this! Green balloons indicate the participating exhibitors. Locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There's an opening reception, too, on the Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Allison (0 comments)
Oceanfront, build your dock, renovated home (2009)...ready to go! - 04/02/09 11:15 AM
Looking for a wonderfully upgraded oceanfront home, with separate studio/guest? Easy access to foreshore, with foreshore licence applied for (build your dock, and keep your boat at home!), and beautiful panoramic ocean, islands, mountain vistas! Sunny (s/sw/w), very private, in quiet area of fine homes, this beauty enjoys the very best of that "west coast contemporary" appeal! Wood floors, master "suite" in its own wing, guest bed/bath plus office on loft level, open plan living, dining off, all with sensational views, and cook's kitchen (galley style for maximum efficiency), with breakfast area off. Wood floors, expansive decking to expand summer living (2 comments)
some early April market thoughts, for Salt Spring Island & the Southern Gulf Islands... - 04/01/09 11:22 AM
April, 2009. It continues. The daily turmoil, I mean. Statistics from the last quarter of 2008 were as gloomy as predicted. Losses are real. In the morning, over coffee and toast, I flick between BBC, CNN, CBC, MSNBC, BBN, CNBC, just to get some general overview of all the various points of view. The bailouts continue. Banks/financial institutions are still shaky, and much more paper money is being printed. Some people call for letting everything collapse, advising that the market will "correct" the situation correctly. Others maintain that government interception is needed to be able to stem the tide and to (0 comments)
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