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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 property taxes and turkeys? What do turkeys and taxes have to do with each other? It is simply a matter of having a hobby and saving taxes. If you are a hobby gardener or farmer you can get a break on your property tax if you sell your primary agricultural products. Here is the...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate land use  Bylaw #355 is the one to read over if you are thinking of moving here. The Bylaw has all the information on every aspect of land use such as seasonal cottages, dwellings on large farms, use of travel trailers, use of surface water, vehicle storage, height ...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate is it better to buy land and build or buy a home. June and I are contemplating selling our just finished house and buying land and building again. UGThe thing about it is that only 5% off the people in the market to buy a home want to do any work let alone build a h...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island Relocation Expert. This is my forte making sure your move goes as smooth as possible. You don't get ride of me when you buy your home. My job is finished when you and your belongings are tucked into your new Salt Spring Island home.I'm your person on the ground and will or can ...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate will be affected by the new OCP (New 2007 official community plan). I have worked my way through some of it and it is quite interesting. Read all about the new rules here http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/ltc/ss/projects.cfmThis is still in the planning stage but from w...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring island real estate home destroyers if you have an old shed or barn you want removed don't hesitate to call. I would rather have then working at anything that sitting around watching TV. When you live on Salt Spring life in an adventure and anything can happen in a regular day.The shed...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island Real Estate speculation "tip" the big news is coming tomorrow from Catalyst paper. They have a press conference tomorrow in Port Alberni. They have lost $25,000,000 in the first quarter. The high Canadian dollar is really hurting them.You can read all about Crofton BC here on m...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Read about my trip to the dark side and back to heaven on earth Salt Spring Island BC. If you want to feel like you are alive again move here and join in on the fun. Read full story here http://escapetosaltspring.blogspot.com/It is just so nice to be back in my office booking in viewing of Salt S...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island Real Estate tax notice came in the mail yesterday. Taxes are low here. They really are after living in Calgary. Taxes are about 1/10 of what they pay in Calgary for a similar valued home.Mind you in Calgary there is no Home owners grant http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/rpt/home_owner_g...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island Waterfront photo's are now up on my site. During the weekend I had the pleasure to sail as crew on the round salt spring race and took some cool photo's of Salt Spring waterfront. The best one was of the abandoned cabin and out house on the west side, a real fixer upper. The ot...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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from the water. On the weekend I was invited to sail in the round Salt Spring Island sailing race. I managed to take 80 pictures of all the Salt Spring island waterfront homes I could see. I will be posting them on my site soon on a new page with a description of each area. It is really hard to g...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island BC Real Estate home buying tip "check the permits". How many homes on salt Spring Island don't have permits? Lots. It is a big issue here. There is no city hall on Salt Spring the Capitol Regional District is in charge of building permits and the inspectors do a great job. They...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Island real estate farm or acreage buying tip. When you buy your place you will need some farm implements. Such as a tractor, my favorite is the mini Kubota. If I win the lotto, I would buy one the next day. It would be the deluxe version: 4 wheel drive, back hoe attachment, front buc...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Real Estate in 1902 was: "The price of land varies with quality, situation, distance from a wharf, etc, Ranches of 100 to 160 acres are worth $1,000 to $5,000 (200 to 1000 pounds) according to amount of improvements, and a man should be able to make a living at once on a $5,000 farm."...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Salt Spring Real Estate will be harder to find in the future and big homes (over 3000 sq ft) will not be aloud to be built. Yes you have read that right, if the new Official Community Plan (OCP) is approved it could result in no more large houses being built and less and less land developed.It is...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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It is Wednesday and if you really want to keep up on Salt Spring Real Estate you need to get a subscription to the local newspaper the driftwood. It has all the local scuttlebutt, rumors and rants. It is a newspaper that is known for its letters to the editors and rants. I have to say I have neve...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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If you have thought about owning some Salt Spring Real Estate you have come to the right spot. I can show you all homes and acreages for sale on the island. There are no bad places to live on Salt Spring but some are nicer than others. Some are better priced than others and some are priced too hi...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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The paper is full of ads for Salt Spring houses for sale or Salt Spring homes for sale. There is no shortage. It is a buyer's market in the middle to upper price range.If you lived in Saskatoon right now you do not have to advertise your home for sale. As soon as you think of selling it there are...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Location, location and location. Forget it. No not even close. The number one thing that determines the price of a Salt Spring Island house is the motivation of the seller.I will say it again. The number one thing that determines the price of a Salt Spring Island house is the motivation of the se...

By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
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Now I'm not just trying to get noticed on the search engines. Well maybe I'm trying to. I have written my web site so that it has lots of information on Salt Spring but it is not easy to be found on the www. It seem that there are millions of sites that just redirect you to more redirected sites....

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