New property listed in Sechelt District, Sunshine Coast

I have listed a new property at 16 & 61 5755 Cowrie ST in Sechelt. See details here

This long time business located in downtown Sechelt, has been in business for over 50 years located in the only mall in Sechelt. Sew Easy has the widest variety of craft, yarn and sewing supplies on the Coast. It is the only Pfaff sewing machine dealer on the Sunshine Coast. The purchase price includes all fixtures, a 36" wide-format pattern printer and all inventory. Extensive customer database, email list and regular customers make this a turnkey business opportunity. There is a separate classroom space available for workshops and community events. Current owners are willing to help with a successful transition for the purchaser.


New property listed in Sechelt District, Sunshine Coast

I have listed a new property at 5894 SKOOKUMCHUK RD in SECHELT. See details here

Located in beautiful Sandy Hook on the Sechelt Inlet. This property has a breathtaking panoramic view of the Inlet. One of the first homes build in the area so needs a lot of TLC or start from scratch and build your dream home. Close to parks, great hiking trails and only minutes to the waters edge. Feels like you are away from it all, but only 10 minutes to downtown Sechelt. Contact your realtor today.


January Checklist

Protect your home from harsh winter weather and get a jump-start on your top projects for the year

January may be cold and dark, but it can also be a time for bold beginnings. Make the most of this month by clearing space in your home, boosting warmth and dreaming up plans for the year ahead. 

Things To Check Off Your List In An Hour Or Less

Check Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detectors 

With more heater use and wood fires in the fireplace, it is especially important during winter to make sure those smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. Use the test button on each device, and change batteries as needed.

Organize Board Games


When bad weather has you stuck indoors and you’re looking for an alternative to screen time, board games and cards are a crowd-pleaser. Pull out everything you’ve got and check that each set has all of the pieces. Put games your family no longer enjoys aside to give away, and put the rest back neatly.

Organize Cold-Weather Accessories 

Stay toasty warm with plush, thick socks, cozy hats, scarves and gloves or mittens. Sort through your sock drawer, entryway baskets and hooks and anywhere else cold-weather accessories are hiding, and take stock of what you have. Replenish as needed.

Tackle These Tasks Over a Weekend

Protect Pipes From Freezing

Why? Because frozen pipes can burst, leading to costly repairs. If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to insulate any exposed outdoor pipes. And if you’re planning to be away from home, ask a friend or neighbor to turn on your water to a trickle. Also, find out where your home’s water shut-off valve is so you can cut off the water quickly if a pipe does burst — and be sure to show your house sitter where it is.

Refresh Play Spaces 

Entice little ones stuck indoors to creative play and cut down on cries of “I’m bored!” Try adding a chalkboard or whiteboard wall, a play tent or tepee, an area for messy art, a “stage” for acting or a tumbling mat.

Give Potted Plants Some TLC 

If your house gets very dry in the winter with the heater on, you may need to add humidity to the air around some plants, especially citrus trees and ferns. You can use a humidifier or simply spritz them with plain water occasionally.

Clear Home And Wardrobe Clutter 

Make a fresh start with the new year and clear out the clutter. If dealing with the whole house feels overwhelming, focus on just a few categories of items, such as clothes, books and children’s toys.

Clean Out The Kitchen And Pantry 

Remove everything from the pantry, toss out stale and expired foods and wipe down the shelves before putting everything back.

Clean out the fridge and freezer, and clear off countertops. Let the refreshed space motivate you to stick with your health resolutions for the new year.

Knock Heavy Snow From Tree Branches 

Heavy snow can cause tree limbs to break — which can be especially dangerous if a large limb is positioned near your home. Using a long-handled broom or rake, gently knock snow from branches after each storm.

Take Down Holiday Decorations, And Store Them Well

When you’re ready to put away the holiday decorations, take the time to do it with care (you’ll thank yourself later). Wrap delicate ornaments in tissue paper, and wrap string lights around cardboard to prevent tangling. Consider giving away ornaments that didn’t make it onto the tree this year, and repair or toss broken items. And if you’re not ready to say goodbye to the white twinkle lights quite yet, leave them up. We can all use a little extra cheer in the middle of winter.

Give In To The Urge To Hibernate 

In winter, it’s natural to want to spend extra time at home, just relaxing. Make yourself a haven for snuggling up to watch a movie or read. Layer on warming textiles, pour some hot tea or make cocoa, and settle in.

Maintenance and Extras To Budget For

Take Steps to Prevent Ice Dams 

Ice dams are areas of built-up ice that can accumulate around your roof line, causing leaks when the backed-up snow behind them begins to melt. Using a roof rake, remove snow after each storm. And, if you notice an ice dam beginning to form and if you can safely reach the area, break it up to prevent future damage.


December Checklist

Spruce up your home for days and nights spent indoors and close to home this holiday season. December is a busy month preparing for cold weather and the holidays. But with a little preparation you can experience the best of the season, a winter walk or hot cocoa.

Things to Check Off Your List In An Hour Or Less

Disconnect Hoses

If it freezes in winter where you live, now is the time to shut off the water supply to your outdoor faucets if you haven’t done so yet. After shutting off the water, turn on the faucets outside to allow any water left to drain out. Then disconnect garden hoses, drain the water and roll them up to store indoors until spring.

Keep An Eye On Trees

A buildup of heavy snow on tree limbs can make them more prone to breaking. Brush snow off tree limbs after each big snowfall, using a broom to extend your reach. If a limb does fall, have it removed as soon as the weather permits.

Set Up A Gift-Wrapping Station

Stock up on wrapping paper, plain boxes, ribbons, gift tags and tape, and store everything in an easily accessible spot near a work surface.

Having all your supplies ready to go will make it much more appealing to wrap gifts as soon as you buy them — instead of waiting until the last moment for a marathon wrapping session.

Make Space For Winter Coats, Boots and Scarves

With winter weather come bulky coats, boots and all sorts of mittens and scarves that seem to multiply when you’re not looking.

Clear out the closet nearest your main entrance to make room for those extra winter layers, or supplement a hall with coat hooks and a boot tray.

Tackle These Tasks Over a Weekend

Put Up Outdoor Holiday Decor

Dig out those Christmas lights early in the month so that you have ample time to test strands and replace nonworking ones before the holidays. Hang exterior lights and wreaths, being sure to use only exterior-rated lights, and plug them in safely in an outdoor outlet.

Add Winter Evergreens To Outdoor Spaces

Try boxwood in containers decked out with twinkling lights. Living Christmas trees and evergreen wreaths are also good choices for the front porch.

Simplify Your Holiday

If you tend to feel overwhelmed at this time of year, take a timeout to set some intentions for your holiday season. Focus on a few meaningful activities that you really enjoy, and give yourself permission to say, “No, thank you” to activities that stress you out.

Get Ready For Winter Storms

Check the condition of your snow shovels, gloves and window scrapers, and replace as needed. Store snowy-weather supplies near the door where you can access them easily in a storm, and mark the sides of your driveway and other key places with reflective poles, to help the snow plowers see where to go. And even if it doesn’t snow where you live, keeping the pantry stocked with food, bottled water, candles and flashlights in case of power outages is always a good idea.

Block Drafts

If you feel a draft, don’t just reach for another throw blanket — apply weatherstripping to the drafty area to warm up your house and save on your energy bill. If the cold air is getting in under a door, what you need is a door sweep. Usually made of hard plastic, a door sweep attaches to the bottom of your door, sealing off the gap that lets in cold air.

Maintenance and Extras To Budget For

Spruce Up Indoor Play Areas

When you have kids at home, harsh winter weather can mean more playtime indoors. Stave off cries of “I’m bored!” with a spruced-up play space. A bit of reorganizing and a few simple purchases (like a giant roll of paper and fresh markers) can make your same old space feel like new.

Create A Space To Find Your Zen

What with family stress, packed schedules and world events, it’s especially important for our well-being to create out moments for calm and reflection during this busy season. Create a personal retreat at home by clearing a space for yoga, meditation or relaxation. It certainly doesn’t have to be grand; it can simply be a space that’s slightly bigger than a mat, in any room. Just make the time to use it.

Have Your Chimney Cleaned

If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to clean your chimney with a certified chimney sweep before you light that first fire of the season. Creosote can build up in the chimney, increasing the risk of a house fire.

Update Your Emergency Kit

Be prepared for power outages and other emergencies by making sure your house and car are outfitted with well-stocked emergency kits. The basics include bottled water, a hand-crank radio, a flashlight with extra batteries, a cell phone charger, hand-crank or battery-powered, food, blankets and a first-aid kit. At home, keep essential documents in one easily accessible place.

Plan For Holiday Home Safety

A few simple precautions — such as illuminating the area around your house, locking doors and windows, and trimming bushes — can go a long way toward keeping your home safe.

And with night falling earlier this month, it pays to be extra safety-conscious, whether or not you are going anywhere.


I have sold a property at DL 1020 SOUTH OF THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF LOT A in Nelson Island

I have sold a property at DL 1020 SOUTH OF THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF LOT A in Nelson Island on Nov 20, 2023. See details here

Want to get away from it all? Be completely off grid? Just a short boat ride from Garden Bay or Earls Cove. This beautiful 95.7 acre property located on Nelson Island in Green Bay has it all. You can own half of this amazing property. 1500 feet of Low bank waterfront, on which to build your dream house/cabin or be nestled in the forest or perhaps you prefer a lake front cottage. The property boasts a 20 acre lake, a fabulous waterfall, crabbing, prawning and fishing at your doorstep. It has a rudimentary road system, so bring your golf cart or small jeep to get around. Welcome to super natural BC.

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