Explore Qualicum Beach, BC

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) has released the Sales Statistics for August 2007. Their press release indicates a large increase over August 2006 for the entire Board. Each of the 6 zones has shown a marked increase over the previous year ranging from 8%-21%.NANAIMO, BC - Multiple...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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The Real Estate Market continues to be strong here in Qualicum Beach, BC and one of the reasons is the quality of life on Vancouver Island. One of those reasons are the local Farmer's Markets.Over the past weekend, my partner Susan and I managed to visit three of them, meeting some great people, ...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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Susan Schaefer, Canadian Artist, was invited to show her work at the offices of RE/MAX Anchor Realty in Qualicum Beach. Originally from Saskatchewan, Susan recently relocated to Vancouver Island to pursue her passion for art on a full-time basis. Her work has often been described as "very colorfu...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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Over the weekend, my partner Susan and I took in "Art & Photography in the Garden" at Milner Garden. Local artists had booths set up to show their work, provide demonstrations and just share their joy and knowledge with the public. Potters, photographers, painters and sculptors were on hand even ...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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Qualicum Beach (pop. 8500) is the oldest small town in Canada. Recent figures from Stats Canada based on the 2006 census indicates that British Columbia has 5 of 10 of the top ten oldest cities over 5000 people. However BC is the fifth oldest province in the country with just 14.6% of the populat...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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For the Parksville/Qualicum Beach Area UNIT SALES AVERAGE SALE PRICE% Change*MEDIAN PRICE ZONE June 2007 May 2007 June 2006 June 2007 May 2007 June 2006 June 2007  Parksville/Qualicum 87 94 71 367,099373,567344,3036% 325,000 Exert from VIREB News ReleaseMultiple Listing Service® (MLS®) sales summ...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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I have been reading posts lately about how the market in the States is a buyer's market. Here it is still very much a seller's and no sign it is slowing.I was particularly impressed by Price is King (Elvis Has Left the Building) by John Lockwood as that still holds true regardless of the trends. ...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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The sun defied the weather man and attended the 14th Annual Father's Day Show and Shine in Qualicum Beach BC on June 17th. Thousands packed the streets to view the antique cars on display. Some 500 to 600 hundred cars from the 1920's to the 1970's lined 1st Ave, 2nd Ave, Primrose and Beach RD. Mo...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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On from June 15-17 Qualicum Beach hosts "Father's Day, Seaside Cruizers Show & Shine" with over 700 classic custom cars and trucks on display. This has previously been mentioned on Oprah's Top 10 things to do on Father's Day. This is just one of the many events scheduled for this summer. Other up...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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Qualicum Beach is located in the Regional District of Nanaimo, British Columbia with total population of 8,502 as of the 2006 census. It has the oldest average population in Canada at 58.3 years. An attractive seaside town on the east coast of Vancouver Island, it began as a lumbering, summer res...

By Jeff Shields, REALTOR Qualicum Beach, BC
(RE/MAX Anchor Realty)
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The May 2007 statistics for the Parksville/ Qualicum Beach area were released on June 1st by VIREB. It shows a 34% increase in unit sales of single family dwellings over April with an average price decrease of 2%. The average price of $373,567 for May 2007 was up 18% over May 2006. Unit sales wer...

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