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Spotlight On: The Wild Thyme Coffee House, Saturna Island

I thought I would start a new series on my blog, highlighting interesting businesses and locations on both Pender and Saturna Islands for local islanders and new visitors alike.
Today we are going to look at The Wild Thyme Coffee House on Saturna Island. I was over there a few days ago, and decided to stop […]

Pender Island Real Estate Market still sound

The current market is tough, but the local fundamentals are holding steady.
Yes, I know it seems as if the whole of Pender Island is for sale at present, but the historical stats for the current real estate market since the financial meltdown in 2008 show that the fundamentals of our local market have remained remarkably […]

I Just Listed — 1356 Mackinnon Road

OFFERED AT 625,000
Spectacular SW ocean view acreage property located within easy walking distance of ferry terminal. Sun Raven Lodge is an inviting rustic approx. 3000 sq. ft. 4BR, 2BA west coast character home situated high on the hill top. Features 4 skylights, ship plank oak floors, sauna, sun decks, games room, office with sleeping loft, […]

I Just Sold — 2637 Shoal Road, Pender island

LISTED $355,000

I Just Sold — 2616 Crowsnest Drive, Pender Island

LISTED $455,000 SOLD $430,000

Pender Island’s current market explained

Pender Island is currently deep into a buyer’s market, and has been since August 2008. What is a buyer’s market? Well, A real estate buyer’s market means that the economic principle of supply and demand make buying real estate more favorable than selling. In a buyer’s market, buyers have better bargaining power to […]

New Listing – 9807 Spalding Rd. $360,000

OFFERED AT $360,000
WHAT A VIEW! Highly desirable acreage atop Oxbow Ridge on picturesque South Pender Island. With stunning SW ocean views, this 2 acre parcel provides a unique opportunity to build your dream island home. Drilled well and driveway to cleared and level build site already in place, plus all treework done to optimise view. […]

BC Waterfront prices and buying in the US

I was reading an article today regarding the recent drop in price of waterfront properties in BC, and the increase in Canadian buyers going south to take advantage of the ‘bargains’ in the devastated U.S. housing market.  It’s something I hear occasionally from my buyers, that this or that island property is overpriced because “I […]

Real Estate on Pender and the wisdom of the two Jo(h)ns

Since March 2009 when the current economic meltdown caught most of us with our pants down, millions of words have been written about the global housing market.
Thousands of ‘experts’ on hundreds of cable shows have scared the living daylights out of us by warning of another “Great ‘Depression’, the ‘The Big One’ from which […]

Dockside Realty Pender Island Market Update – Sept. 2010

Here is the Sept. 2010 Update for the real estate market on Pender Island, BC, from Howard Sanders and Dockside Realty:
Dockside September  2010 Update

There have been 43 Sales (86 Ends) Total all Pender since Jan 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2010
Dockside has had 35 Ends Next Company: 35 Ends Independent Agents: 16

5 […]

New Listing – 2705 Doubloon Crescent Offered at $340,000

JUST LISTED! This very cozy, attractive home is located on a quiet, no through road and features a stone clad fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and lots of natural light. This one level and well maintained home is perfect as either a recreational property or a permanent residence. 0.44 acres of FLAT useable land […]

Get the Most for Your Money

I will help you navigate the myriad of decisions that arise when buying property.  My experience and expertise will assist you through every step in your purchase of Pender Island real estate, or I will help you to find another qualified realtor to help with your BC property transaction elsewhere in the province. I am […]

Get the Most for Your Money

March 17, 2010
by: Howard Sanders • Blog, Tips

Don’t Pay Too Much

February 10, 2010
by: Howard Sanders • Blog, Tips