Budget 2007

February 21st, 2007

Quality of Life Budget Creates Important Housing Opportunities

Vancouver, BC – February 20, 2007. The BC government has tabled a quality of life budget in which the housing economy, including homeowners and homeless people alike, are well served.

“All British Columbians deserve safe, decent and affordable housing options,” says British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) Presid ...

1050 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet BC

February 10th, 2007

I just finished uploading this Recreation cabin, 1050 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet BC

Coming Soon!!! Revenue cottage in rapidly expanding resort in Ucluelet. Is this cottage small - yes it is. Does it make money - yes it does. With only $10,000 down, the historical two year income stream will cover your mortgage payments. How much better can it get. If you like visiting the west coast, like s ...

House design

February 6th, 2007

House design and construction

Planning on having a house built or buying a condo that hasn't been built yet? Trying to make decisions based upon floor plans? That is a major challenge for most people because we don't readily transform two dimensional drawings into 3-D images in our mind.

I am an amateur designer and have some experience with that. I am not a total amateur as I do have my Site P ...

VIREB stats for January

February 5th, 2007
Feb 5, 2007 REALTORS® report increases in January NANAIMO, BC - Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) sales summary data released by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) for January 2007, shows an increase in volume while average sale prices continued to rise. The average sale price across the VIREB region for January was $278,474. This is a 12 per cent increase from the $246,4 ...

REBGV stats for January

February 5th, 2007

New Year brings increase in new and active listings

Vancouver, B.C. February 2, 2007 –The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that total residential sales for detached, attached and apartment properties reached 1,806 units in January 2007, a decrease of 6.1 per cent when compared to the 1,924 units sold in January 2006 and an increase of 6.2 per cent when compared to the 1 ...

Outdoor Adventure Show

February 4th, 2007

The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is being held this year on February 17 & 18 at BC Place in Vancouver. If you have family members anything like my wife who insist on planning well ahead of time - mark this on your calendar. I will be manning a booth and showcasing some Ucluelet recreational cottage real estate that actually produces income. If you are interested in this type of product you ...

Globalization of Real Estate

February 3rd, 2007

Real Estate has a global market!!!

The buyer of 2007 is very different from the buyer of 10 years ago. Today's Buyers are taking full advantage of the
information available on the internet and are becoming very educated. They are then using realtors to confirm their
research and fill in any missing blanks. That certainly makes my job much easier as a sophisticated buyer is much
more likely to com ...

What's in a name?

February 3rd, 2007

I am often asked if McCool is my birth name. A strange question, I must say, but the answer is an unequivocal YES. I thought I would take the time to educate the reader on my heritage. 

I am sure that all McCool's would like to think that they are descendants of the legandary giant Finn McCool. I don't know if I am, but I don't know that I am not. Finn McCool had his own army of fabulous warr ...