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By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island news the Commodores Ball is tomorrow night. The Salt Spring Island sailing club is having the gala event at the harbour house hotel on Saturday night. It is always a fun event. This year the racers are going to come on mass. We are going to present 3 racing trophies at the even...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island sailing at it's best. The wind was blowing the sails where full and the boat was flying. It was a great work out being on the helm of Alacrity for this part of the four day race. This is winter on the west coast of Canada. The weekend of November 11 was very windy that night th...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate news. It has been so busy in the last two months. One Percent Realty is just starting to pick up steam on Salt Spring Island. My phone is really ringing a lot. With all the calls and emails it has been great. Not to mention the sales. I think I have a new hook that ...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate news. Sorry for being so tarty and not blogging for a few week but it has been so busy. I have had so many customers here I have been run off my feet. I'm not complaining it was fun but a very tiring three weeks of none stop showings and sales.Yes sales three in fac...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate buying tip. Talk to the neighbours. That's the big tip. For those of you that have been here cruising around the island with me you will know how well this works. There are 260 listings on Salt Spring. No one can now everything about all the listings. I go on the we...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate reality check. Every morning I like to do the same routine, we are all creatures of habit. I like to have a coffee in my morning chair and check on my wi fi phone the Gulf Islands real estate market. I log in and have a look at what is happening. I just had to laugh...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate news "the dollar" The Canadian dollar is at .97 to the US dollar. It has not been this high since 1977.This is great for Americans selling there island properties but not good for Americans buying Salt Spring Island homes. The reality of it is not that the CAN $ is ...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island sailing news.. a huge schooner sail by island. This was no ordinary sail boat, this was a full sized schooner under full sail. I have lived on the coast for 6 years and have only seen this ship under sail once before. I believe it is the Pacific Grace. It is just cool to see. I...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate news... I had it all explained to me yesterday. The difference between full service and what I offer at One Percent Realty (supposedly less than full service). I had a nice realtor point out my down fall in service. This is such as oversight on my part I don't know ...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island honey pure real honey. The honey is flowing on the island it is that time of year. Fall is great with the apple harvest in full swing and now the beekeepers are extracting the honey from the bee hives. My friend Deb had lots of spectators when she extracted the honey today. It ...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island at it's best. There are more types of apple trees on Salt Spring than anywhere in the world. There are over 350 types of apple grown on the island. Juice or cyder it is so good for you, it's pure organic and it's delicious. Just watch it flow out off the press. I made 400 quart...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island is a magical place...I have had the most unreal week on the island. Starting with a celebration of life, a day of making apple juice and a sailboat race through Montague harbour.The celebration of life was a moment in time I will never forget. My friend Brian died of cancer and...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island wine news the big wine news you have been waiting for.... Bishops Brew House has a new owner and the new owner is June Simmons my wife. It is a great business that has been making wine for Saltspringers for 12 years. June is going to keep it the same. No changes and no price in...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island things to do on a rainy day Geocaching. If you have never been Geocaching you should give it a try. It is a new high tec game that uses the Internet and GPS. If you find it to be fun you can take it to the next level and set up your own cache.Visit the official web site and che...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island news the big party is tomorrow at 8:15am. All the island parent will be whooping it up once that beautiful yellow blue bird swoop down and picks up the kids. The days of summer are over today is the last day so enjoy it.Summer is fun but by the end of August every parent is dre...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate news "I want to be green". I had a funny phone call the other day about a house I have listed. Now I must say I have lots of friends who are from the UK and English accents are not that uncommon on Salt Spring. This call was from a lady in London who said she was lo...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate news "The Lock Box" situation.Lock boxes where invented 50 years ago and are used in many places around the world but not here on Salt Spring. I'm the only agent that has embraced this simple device on all listings.How it works it that the homes key is put in the lo...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate destroyers if you have kids you gotta luv letting them be kids. In this day of over sanitization and pasteurization of kids I'm proud to say my kids are getting to be just that...kids and do fun and dangerous stuff and why not.A child that has never set a fire will ...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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The listing total listing numbers are about 271 today plus a few for sale by owners and a few temporally off the market. I put the actual number of places for sale on Salt Spring at about 300. Now with a population base of 10,000 that is a high number.I like to compare Calgary to Salt Spring, Cal...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island waterfront homes are in a buyers market, now is the time to buy. Right now we have a huge amount of waterfront homes for sale (over 100) and very few buyers. Don't be a lemming don't buy next year or the year after when we will have a shortage buy now while there are deals to b...

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