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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 real estate tip of the day "Prices". Prices are up this year over last year on average by about 10%. Why? The real reason could have to do with the overall monetary inflation. Monetary inflation is sitting at about 10% so hard assets (Salt Spring houses) are keeping up (not boo...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate tip of the day "roads". What does a road have to do with Salt Spring Island real estate? The thing about island roads is that some of the roads are about 25 ft wide but the easement is actually 66 ft wide. The road may be on the edge of the easement. So unless you c...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate news of the day. It seem as if things are picking up on the sales side. I think it has to do with the weather. June was a rainy month and it just did not feel like summer. I have spent the morning going over the listings and they are selling in all price ranges. The...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate tip if houses where given car names it would make it easier to identify with them. Over the last 100 years the car manufacturers have crafted an image of their vehicles and it is just so ingrained. If houses could borrow these names it would make it so easy to ident...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island things to do studio tour "sheep and goat cheese". Yes I forgot to mention if you are going to go on the studio tour you have to go to Salt Spring Island Cheese. The Cheese it to die for. My favorite is the goat cheese with peppers then just down the road is the bread lady at Sa...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate tip - the Bed and Breakfast. My advice is to keep it simple and small. I have seen quite a few B&B's on the island and June and I have one. Simple and small is nice.Over the last six years of living on Salt Spring I have seen many B&B's come and go. At any given tim...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island - the last day of school. Yes, today was the last day of school, when do they go back, how long until September? Just joking. I always think about the song by Alice Cooper "Schools out for Summer".You might wonder why I'm writing all these blog post tonight well let's just say ...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island things to do and see - art anyone? Over the weekend my mother came to visit from Toronto. Why she lives there is another long and boring post I just won't get into now.My mother is an artist, actually a painter, and what do artists want to see? Art. So we went on the Studio Tou...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island information resource - all the local info.The Lions Club phone book is probably one of the few locally made phone books in North America. There have  been twenty-seven years of continuous publication of this great book. It has all the business listings, home listings and extras...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate tip on Building schemes.I had a customer a few months back and she was looking for a house to turn into a B&B and one area has a building scheme in place that does not allow B&B's. Sure enough there is a new B&B in the house we did not look at.That really burns. For...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island unique things to do on Canada day July 1st. How about a Show and Shine car show. Yes we have cars on Salt Spring and if you have a nice one or like to look at nice cars the show and Shine is on Sunday July 1 10 am - 3 pm.They do not let you drive the cars only look at them. I w...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring island offers a unique thing to do on Canada day. Have you ever been to a Lavender Festival? Well now is your chance. The fifth annual Lavender Festival is on Sunday 1st of July 10 am - 5 pm. What do you do at a Lavender Festival?there will be performances of traditional english Morri...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate tip don't let the island burn down. Starting on Canada Day July 1 there will be a total burning ban in effect.no backyard small brush pilesno incinerators (burning barrels)class a land clearing machine pilesThis ban will be in effect until September 30. This year th...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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This time of year the boat traffic picks up. Our home / B&B BerryHill faces the Trimcomali channel now we are getting about 100 boats a day going by. It is split about 50 - 50 power to sailboats. Only about half the sailboats are sailing though. I always find that a little strange, why have a sai...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate tip on moving here to Salt Spring. The tip of the day is Just do it. I have lived here for six years and I have met very few people who ever regret moving here. I have met hundreds who say they would like to or have thought about it but very few ever do.Yesterday I ...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate tip "shopping for a home on on the Internet is like going to a mall blindfolded". The blindfold would only come off when you were in the store and had the product in your hand. You could get a feel for the product but where does it fit in to the mall. Is it in the d...

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 - If you are going to buy an Salt Spring acreage you need a Salt Spring dream machine. What is a Salt Spring dream machine? Hummer, BMW, Land Rover, no, no and no. The one machine that will make you the envy of the island is a brand new Kubota BX24. Now t...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island Real Estate buyers tip - is it better to buy or build? This question keeps coming up. June and I used to live in the inner city in Calgary and it was common to see little houses bought up and either ripped down or added on to. People were willing to pay more to be closer to dow...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate note of the day. Salt Spring has not followed the north american trend of homogenized and sanitized suburbia. Salt Spring is just the opposite of a new suburb. Salt Spring has a healthy demographic and socioeconomic mix. On one block their might be a 5 million dolla...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate information on land stewardship. I found a very informative site with all kind of information on all types of land stewardship. It covers all the government agency's that have jurisdiction over various lands. It also covers what you are aloud to do on various types ...

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