Jeff Shields Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Anchor Realty
My views on real estate and other things in Qualicum Beach and Vancouver Island.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
A mortgage broker friend of mine just dropped by the office to share an article he had been sent. I thought it was worth sharing here on Active Rain.A study done by the University of Windsor and CMHC examined some 20,000 listings to determine the effect of certain wording in listings and the impa...
10/03/2007
When I was a boy, my father continually feed me a diet of one or two line sayings that have stayed with me all my life. Many of these sayings, we have all heard at one time or another. "Never be afraid to make a mistake, just never make the same one twice." - I 've made the same one more than twi...
09/24/2007
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...
09/05/2007
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, ...
08/21/2007
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...
08/06/2007
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 ...
07/23/2007
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...
07/18/2007
If you are going to be on Vancouver Island this August you might want to drive up the Straight side of the island to take in the following events in Parksville.August 3-5 - 29th Annual Coombs Country Bluegrass Festival. If you are a bluegrass fan, you wont want to miss the pickin' and grinnin' al...
07/11/2007
Located in the heart of Parksville BC, this 5000 sqft building is located on 13068 sqft lot. 16 parking places, plus lots of street parking available.Great location, great exposure. C3 zoning allows for many uses. Building is currently empty and ready for your improvements.Lots of shopping and re...
07/11/2007
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...
07/07/2007
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Jeff specializes in residential and commercial real estate. He services Qualicum Beach, Parksville, French Creek and all other areas within the Oceanside community on beautiful Vancouver Island