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at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Koksilah Road, in Cowichan Station...authentic heirloom property! - 05/21/13 09:08 AM
Heirloom property in historic Cowichan Station area of the expansive Cowichan Valley, the "Warm Land" of Vancouver Island. The dream rural acreage can be yours! In historic Cowichan Station neighborhood, with an authentic 1900 era character home (only 5 owners over this timeline...a very cherished property), which has been beautifully upgraded & restored by current owners. 17 pastoral acres with a creek running through it...heirloom orchard, fenced veggie garden & vineyard (enjoy your own wine), private trails through mature coastal forest, fenced pasture and barn/tack room...your horses will be very happy here!
Separate garage for those classic cars. Cabana, pool, (0 comments)
This weekend, all across Canada, is a holiday weekend that seems to be the beginning of our "summer season". Monday is Victoria Day (and yes, that's named after Queen Victoria). This holiday was once celebrated on May 24th, the actual birthday day of Queen Victoria, but is now always the third weekend in May, which usually works out to be the weekend before the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. On Salt Spring, it's also the annual Round Salt Spring Sailing Race, which attracts a lot of sailboats/skippers, who use this sometimes grueling race as a shakedown for next weekend's famous Swiftsure (7 comments)
Looking for premier real estate service with exceptional knowledge of inventory & of market trends? Call me, Li Read, at Sea to Sky Premier Properties: local knowledge & international presence. Discover the difference! Cell: 1-250-537-7647 Email: email@example.com Web: www.lireadgroup.com My branch office, of a Whistler based company, is in the yellow character building, at the corner of Lower Ganges & Rainbow Roads, across from Ganges Marina, in the heart of Salt Spring Island's seaside Ganges Village. Great Harbour views! Easy parking behind, off Rainbow Road...shade for your dog, if traveling with you. Successfully connecting sellers with buyers, since 1989, I (1 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: North Trail Island, 33 acres of beauty, awaits your pleasure! - 05/18/13 09:46 AM
Here's a 33 acre private island, North Trail Island, just off Sechelt, on the Sunshine Coast. Connected to power & water...arable/pastoral plus forest...be self-sufficient here! A unique and beautiful private island opportunity in the amazing Pacific Northwest Coast. Nestled in the Salish Sea (now known as Georgia Strait). North Trail Island is part of the Thormanby Group of islands, off Sechelt, BC. North Trail Island, a 33 acre private island, offers a rural farm opportunity, with all the amenities of Sechelt (including a hospital) at your doorstep. Water is supplied to the island by a waterline from the Mainland. This is (6 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Savary Island resort is for sale...here's your lifestyle shift! - 05/17/13 09:20 AM
Live & enjoy a spectacular work opportunity, on a very special coastal island. Savary Island is a WOW! Savary Island is considered the Mediterranean jewel of the Canadian Gulf Islands. Beautiful sweeping sandy beach, Douglas fir forest & grassland, trails for walking across the island, and community dock. Situated in the Strait of Georgia of the famed Salish Sea, across the bay from Lund (mainland village with serviced marina, shopping, water taxi). Savary is nestled in warm coastal waters with breath-taking views of the Sunshine Coast, and en route for cruisers plying forward towards the famed Desolation Sound Marine Park area. (6 comments)
Pricing in a secondary home/discretionary region is an interesting part of the real estate market scenario. Buyers in such recreational/resort/retirement regions do not have to do anything at all...a purchase is always by choice. A purchase often occurs because someone visited, as a tourist, fell in love with the area, decided to buy. The Internet has opened such areas up to the entire world. The global village concept. The downside of that breadth of potential buyers? The other aspect of the Internet, from the buyer's perspective, is that all that choice can create indecision...the buyer doesn't want to make a (6 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Yellowpoint oceanfront acreage, Vancouver Island: about the property. - 05/15/13 01:34 PM
Beautiful pastoral waterfront, approximately 8 acres of sunny privacy, lovely beach at your doorstep. New house needed! Occasionally, one discovers a true oceanfront opportunity...this is one. Yellowpoint is a magical area on Southern Vancouver Island...a warm microclimate, in the heart of the best protected boating waters in the world...nestled into the Gulf Islands. The value, here, is in the land, and needs that creative eye to take a look.
This oceanfront property gem, a former farm, is located in the prestigious Yellowpoint area...a rural pleasure, indeed! Gently sloping land to the seaside...pasture for sheep, horses, cattle...or create an (6 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Pintail Drive beauty in Qualicum on Vancouver Island...just move in! - 05/15/13 10:27 AM
Serene home awaiting your pleasure...just steps to a magical sandy beach, what Parksville/Qualicum is famous for! Golf nearby, too. Elegance in the country.... Spectacular oceanview home in quiet & prestigious Qualicum Beach location, on quiet Pintail Drive, in the Eaglecrest neighbourhood. A premier home design, offering a pleasing retreat for a professional couple, or a family, or create an amazing B&B option or stylish guest/inlaw suite.
The lower level can be retained in main home, or create that totally separate suite. The plus? Subdivadable. Two road accesses.
Has the real estate recovery arrived on Salt Spring & the Gulf Islands? Looks that way! Is tourism also showing a recovery? Appears to be.... In a secondary home/discretionary region, tourism discovery often begins a real estate process. Then, the designer & construction & site prep people get busy...& the lawyers & mortgage people...& the renovation specialists, landscapers, stagers...& on goes the list. The downturn has lasted, in our secondary home/recreational/retirement area since 2006. It may not have been understood until late 2008, but the slowdown had begun by 2006. Prices began to slide by early 2008. In the end, (2 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Chesterman Beach oceanfront...a baby "point" of land...irreplaceable! - 05/15/13 10:00 AM
A beach to inspire one...a beach that calls one to discover its sand & vistas...Canada's premier Pacific Northwest coast beach...well, it's Chesterman's Beach, of course, on Vancouver Island's wild west coast! Beauty awaits you.... The Perfect Beach Well, it's Chesterman's Beach, on the spectacular west coast of Vancouver Island...of course! This baby point of land, at mid-point along this amazing beach, has been enjoyed by the same family since the 1970s...yes, there is a hand-hewn summer/weekender retreat home on the property, which has mainly been a rental option in past years, but the value is in the location, the sun exposure, (0 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Vancouver Island fishing river...close to Sproat Lake. Retreat home! - 05/11/13 08:38 AM
Terrific retreat...incredible fishing in Vancouver Island river...this is beauty! Privacy & peace. River of tranquility! A property of peaceful beauty awaits your discovery! 5.69 magical acres, with custom designed & built west coast style main home, plus delectable guest cottage, and state of the art "barn"...think: workshop of perfection, room for those classic cars, plus motor home or boat storage...all possible, here! Custom home offers dramatic entry, expansive living with the perfect stone feature fireplace, den/office, with stone fireplace, guest powder room, separate laundry, peaceful master retreat (amazing walk-in dressing room, a spa style bath, tranquil sleeping space), plus formal dining (6 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Johnstone Island, in the heart of the Canadian Gulf Islands, awaits! - 05/10/13 09:29 AM
Own a private island? Absolutely! Time to turn that dream into your reality. A private island, close to all services, and with some deliverable to the island, may be the best way to assure both convenience and privacy! Looking for a private island, that offers many amenities (power connected from nearby Vancouver Island), just mere minutes from protected Canoe Cove (a private marina), and yet with all the allure and privacy of your own serene world? Here it is! The very appealing country home, totally snug and ship/shape, enjoys the resonance of an English Country seaside retreat...custom cottage style windows, wood (2 comments)
Mother's Day is this Sunday...a lovely time to say thank you to all those people who have nurtured and encouraged us, over time. Sometimes, we're lucky...it may be that this recognition of mentoring is acknowledging a mother. Might also be a grandmother...a teacher...a club volunteer...a single parent of either gender...an aunt...an older sibling...the key figure in our life who said "yes, you can do this!", and then helped us to discover "how". They're no longer here? Doesn't matter. The "pay it forward" concept is alive & well. Sometimes we don't get to thank those who helped us to become who (2 comments)
Yes, it's possible to turn your dream of living on a Gulf Island into a stellar reality! Here's an incredible opportunity.
This is not a business only...for this low price ($698,000 Canadian Dollars), you get to own the building (history, here!), plus the great set-up for restaurant (continue the breakfast & lunch format, or expand back into dinners), and also live music venue.
Be year round or seasonal (May to October)...the choice is yours!
A delectable garden apartment, totally separate from the business area, and with sunny privacy, is also a part of it...live there or rent (12 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Union Bay on Vancouver Island...great investment, across from ocean! - 05/08/13 09:29 AM
Here's a gem, a part of Vancouver Island's history. Union Bay is now a sleepy seaside community, but was definitely a destination at the same time Cumberland was a boom town...and coal was king. On this site, at one time, was the Nelson Hotel. In this family ownership for some substantial time, what was a commercially zoned property, two lots, was amalgamated into one lot and downzoned to residential. It may be possible to reinstate the commercial zoning, and a discussion with "city hall" will best advise on this possibility. Across the road from the ocean and beach, this oceanview property (0 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Undeveloped best buy land opportunities on Salt Spring Island! - 05/07/13 09:13 AM
Sometimes, a client wants to know the "best buy" investment in a region...often, it's undeveloped land, whether a building lot or an acreage. Why? To start with, a raw land property listing, in a downmarket, means that the seller needs to sell and most buyers prefer a residential investment, with potential of rental income, to offset mortgage costs. Over time, though, it's a land listing that appreciates more dramatically. The "hold" time is part of the equation, though. Here are some best buy opportunities on Salt Spring Island, for undeveloped land holdings: Here's a terrific opportunity to enjoy developing a private (2 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Augmented? Virtual? Face to Face? Reality check in! - 05/06/13 09:37 AM
Interesting items coming to the fore...Google Glass is one such, with augmented reality. The virtual reality option may be in place within 2 to 5 years. Gamers are working on this one already. These technology advances also bring forward ethical decisions...the divide between separated personal & public versus the seamless meshing of these heretofore distinct venues. These two options call forth different ethical responses. Marshall McLuhan alerted us to the impact of technology on us with his famous phrase, back in the 1970s: "the medium is the message". For those who remember when the personal was distinct from public experiences, privacy (4 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Oceanfront log home, in Maracaibo, on Salt Spring Island...call me! - 05/05/13 10:01 AM
Here's a beautiful & unique oceanfront opportunity...exceptional custom log home in tranquil Maracaibo area on special Salt Spring Island! Spectacular oceanfront opportunity located in prestigious Maracaibo Estates. Maracaibo offers hundreds of acres of pristine parkland, with miles of hiking/walking trails, plus year round boat moorage, tennis, salt water swimming lagoon, plus guest accomodation spaces. See Li for the details on this beautiful area -- close to all amenities, and just like one's own "private island"! The custom designed & built authentic log home offers many appealing & dramatic features. Enjoying panoramic ocean & islands viewscapes, it is a true "natural" retreat. (10 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Scott Point Drive beauty on Salt Spring Island: waterfront with dock! - 05/04/13 09:10 AM
Cottage in place, amazing dock in place...retreat for now & build your dream home when you're ready! This gem is located in prestigious Scott Point, mere minutes back to Ganges Village and all services/amenities, and yet beautifully private and "natural". This very pretty property in "natural state" offers a 2 or 3 bed / one bath panabode style vacation retreat home (sep. panabode double garage), plus enjoys an almost new state of the art dock (keep your boat at home!) and sunny oceanside decks. Dramatic & panoramic ocean & island viewscapes with South / Southwest / West exposures, and a sense (6 comments)
at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Old Scott Road waterfront gem on Salt Spring Island...waiting for you! - 05/03/13 01:34 PM
Amazing Sweep of Sandy Beach goes with this sunny & private oceanfront, a "west coast contemporary" charmer! Here it is...a very special oceanfront property on prestigious Old Scott Road...and it's waiting for you! Private, sunny (s/sw/w exposures...sunsets!), with an amazing beach...sand and crushed shell stretch of beach to laze on, to beachcomb on, to swim from...and to consider going for a foreshore licence and to building your dock/keeping your boat at home. Custom "west coast contemporary" home, a one owner opportunity, full of flair and artistic appeal. Approximately 20 years of family lifestyle has enjoyed this eclectic home...now, it's a moment (3 comments)
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