Summer Events Around Gibsons, Sunshine Coast BC

Weekly Events in Gibsons:

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Marina and Gazebo at Gibsons BC

Marina at Gibsons BC

Gibsons Night Market

Thursday nights from 5 to 9 pm at 626 Shaw Road

Gibsons Public Market

Every Friday at the Gibsons Public Market, open from noon to 6 pm

Gibsons Landing Sunday Market

Holland Park in lower Gibsons from 10 am to 3 pm

Special Events Calendar for Gibsons and Roberts Creek:

 

Roberts Creek Pier Sunshine Coast BC

Roberts Creek Pier Sunshine Coast BC

August 8-10 – Arts Stroll in the Landing Starts at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery

August 8-10 – Howe Sound Outrigger Races Camping in Dougall Park available

August 22-24 – Synchronicity Festival  3 Day Outdoor Arts Festival at Shirley Macey Park Gibsons

August 23 – Creek Daze  Roberts Creek

August 31 – Starlight Film Night  Free outdoor family film night in Winegarden Park, lower Gibsons

Luxurious Coastal Getaway Awaits You!

The Painted Boat Resort Spa and Marina!

Painted Boat Resort Spa and Marina

Painted Boat Resort Spa and Marina

This luxurious 5 acre resort spa and marina is the perfect getaway set in the charming town of Madeira Park in the heart of the Sunshine Coast BC.

Madeira Park BC

Madeira Park BC

Arrive via car, boat or float plane in under 2 hours from Vancouver.

Harbour Air Seaplanes

Harbour Air Seaplanes

Your town home is well appointed with modern furnishings, gourmet appliances and private view balcony.

12-12849 Lagoon Rd Madeira Park BC

12-12849 Lagoon Rd Madeira Park BC

Access the infinity pool, hot tub, fitness facility, fine dining restaurant and fully appointed luxury spa from your front door.

12-12849 Lagoon Rd Pender Harbour BC

12-12849 Lagoon Rd Pender Harbour BC

With the basics of housekeeping and maintenance taken care of all you have to do is relax, recharge and enjoy!

Call today for your private viewing and start your Coast Lifestyle with fractional ownership on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia today!

16 Easy Photography Prep Tips for Home Sellers

Linda Sabiston of First Impression Photography offers these photography prep tips to home sellers looking to show their home in the best possible way.

When people view your home in images or in person, they need to be able to envision themselves in the space. They need to imagine their own pictures on the fridge and furniture in the living room, which is why is so important to make your home as neutral and inviting to others as possible.

Outside the home:

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1. Move vehicles, garden tools, hoses, garbage cans and recycling bins out of view.

2. Replace burnt out light bulbs.

3. Sweep and clean walkways and entrances.

Inside the home:

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4. Clean windows inside and out, open blinds and draperies to reveal the view.

5. Turn all electronics off including fans, televisions and computers.

6. Replace burnt out light bulbs.

7. Clothes go in the hamper and toys in the closet.

8. Make the beds.

9. Conceal pet food bowls and toys and pets.

Kitchen:

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10. Clear the counters and work spaces, this makes the kitchen seem bigger.

11. Remove all magnets, photos, artwork and schedules from the refrigerator.

12. Clear the sink and put all cleaning supplies out of sight.

13. Remove floor mats and dish towels.

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Bathrooms:

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14. Lower the toilet seats.

15. All personal items should be removed from the shower and counters to under the sink.

16. Hang clean towels neatly

 First impressions are everything, and Linda’s goal is to help your property outshine the competition!

Linda Sabiston is a BC photographer specializing in interiors and architecture on the Sunshine Coast. Her sense of space and eye for composition allows her to create images that are evocative and compelling. For more information about Linda Sabiston contact Russ and Ria or visit Linda’s website at http://www.firstimpressionphotos.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Home with Oversized Garage and Private Backyard

Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the Bay area on a level, sunny lot just steps to marinas, shopping, beaches and parks.

339 Burns Rd Bay area of Gibsons BC

Marina at Gibsons BC

Marina at Gibsons BC

Open kitchen with easy access to the backyard, mudroom and powder room allows you to watch the kids play while you prepare meals.

Open kitchen overlooking  the backyard

Open kitchen overlooking the backyard

Private backyard with garden beds, lawn and patio

Private backyard with garden beds, lawn and patio and separate garage

Relax in your bright, sunny dining room with flexible living room/den/office space.

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Dining room and living room/den/office

Or kick back in the cozy family room with gas fireplace.

Family room with fireplace

Family room with fireplace

Oversize single garage is insulated and wired with a separate workshop area in the back.

Make this your home today!

 

 

Make your Sunshine Coast dreams come true!

Home Buyer Alert! Garden Lover’s Delight

Step into paradise on 1.74 acres of perennial gardens set amongst a forest of firs, cedars and ferns.

853 marine Dr Gibsons BC Sunshine Coast

Cottage Country at 953 Marine Dr Gibsons BC Sunshine Coast

This delightful home is surrounded by mature perennials, Zen gardens, flowering shrubs, ornamental trees, a wired gazebo, hot tub, pond and outbuildings.

 

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Ponds, gazebo and back garden

With over 2,400 sq ft on two levels this immaculate home offers room to grow. Recent upgrades include new kitchen and bath and hardwood floors.

updated gourmet kitchen

updated gourmet kitchen

With a price reduction from $549,000 to $529,000 and just 5 minutes from the ferry your decision to start your Coast Lifestyle today is easy!

towering firs, cedars and ferns in the backyard

towering firs, cedars and ferns in the backyard

For more info about this home click here

 

 

 

 

Another Month of Increased Home Sales – Sunshine Coast Housing Market Update for June 2014

Deer shopping at the local paint store

Deer shopping at the local paint store

Another great month for increased sales for the residential detached and attached market.  We are definitely seeing an upward trend with unit sales and gross sales revenue.  Housing prices are still equal, generally, but we are selling more! Land only is not fairing as well and has seen another dip this past month.  Lets break it down:

Residential Detached Home Sales

Gross dollar sales equaled $29,314,000 for a 25% increase over last year’s $23,453,000.  Unit sales this past month totalled 67 for a 36% increase over last year’s 49.

Year to date total dollar volume is up 17% to $116,529,000.  Unit sales for the year are also up 18% to 267 from 226 last year.  Total available inventory is 770 listings.  This is only up 3% from the same time last year.  The average price per unit is $436,000 compared to last year at $439,000.

Music in the Landing, Summertime in Gibsons BC

Music in the Landing, Summertime in Gibsons BC

Residential Attached Home Sales

Gross dollar sales equaled $4,136,000 for a 20% increase over last year’s  $3,275,000.  Unit sales this past month totaled 16 for a 50% increase over last year’s 8.

Year to date total dollar volume is up 23% to $17,600,000.  Unit sales for the year are also up 27% to 62 from 45 last year. Total available inventory is up slightly to 187 units for sale.  This is a small increase of 6% over last year’s 175 units.  The average price per unit is $280,000 this year.  Last year the average price was $295,000.

From the top of Mt. Elphinstone looking at the Paisley Islands

From the top of Mt. Elphinstone looking at the Paisley Islands

Land Only Sales

Land only is slumping in dollar volume as we are down 23% to $1,749,000 from $2,292,000 last year.  Unit sales, surprisingly, are up to 10 over last year’s 6 units sold.

Year to date total dollar volume is down 13% to $5,887,000.  Unit sales are up 19% to 31 from 26 last year.  Total available inventory remains fairly even at 1421 units.  The average price per sale is down slightly from $402,000 to $389,000.

Land only sellers need to compete on price!  Cut that price to the bone and be prepared to wait, a bit anyway.

Cottage country, North Lake near Egmont BC

Cottage country, North Lake near Egmont BC

Sellers

Things are looking up for detached and attached Sellers! Demand is increasing each month, and while it’s not yet time to be too ambitious with asking price, you can enjoy a bit more certainty when it comes to getting sold.

Buyers

Buyers looking for detached homes now need to be a little more ready to make an offer rather than waiting to see what comes onto market “next week”.

Enjoy July everyone.  If you have any questions about the market give us a call and let us go to work for you!

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friends and family are calling!

Have a safe and happy
long weekend!