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5 Useful Retirement Calculators – How Much Do You Need to Retire?

Courtesy of the Million Dollar Journey June 2, 2019 As a big fan of the Million Dollar Journey (MDJ), I enjoyed this detailed post on Canadian specific retirement calculators. Ideal […]

Historic Places – Jones House

One of my interests is vintage and character homes, and there’s plenty in Victoria to explore! Here’s one that I found particularly intriguing, built for a Welsh ship’s surgeon by […]

A Perfect Way To Start 2017

Happy New Year 2017! I couldn’t think of a better blog post to start the year, and am thrilled to receive many calls, letters and emails about my “Don Donates” […]

Is an Open House Still a Must-Do When Selling Your Home?

I love open houses! In fact I love them so much I own the domain (which may be how you found this page) and several similar ones I’ve been […]

The 15 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

It’s Friday, the sun is out, life is good! I’m a huge optimist and endeavor to see the best in everything, from my old 1974 Bug (I can fix anything […]

Are You One of the Richest Canadians?

This year has been a busy one – record breaking sales including one of my own that just closed a few weeks ago in Oak Bay. Have a look here […]

Wait, you’re the local real estate expert too?!

After a rather busy day, on my way drive home this evening I started to keep track of all the real estate signs that sported phrases like “local real estate […]

Why must Realtors put their picture on everything?

Over the past few years I’ve been compiling a list (I love lists!) of what appears to be working for Realtors in their overall business, and what doesn’t. I update […]