Blog by Betsy Carstairs


August 31st, 2009

I just finished uploading this 1 storey for sale, 2 E CROKER ISLAND BB, Belcarra, BC

Fishing & Crabbing from your own private dock. Boat access only (no roads) 86 ft of waterfront. Only 20 minutes from Deep Cove by boat. Spectacular sunsets & amazing wildlife. Double glazed windows, vaulted ceilings, 6 skylights, soft wood floors, make this cabin cozy. The loft (could be 2 more b ...

Mortgage Decisions

August 28th, 2009

My mortgage is coming up for renewal sooooo what to do. Interest rates are at a all time low with a 1 year @2.5% & a 2 year fixed @ 2.8% or variable  rates @ prime(today @2.25%) +.8 Such great deals as compared to the 16% mortgage we held in the 80's.  After 1 month of working numbers backwards & forwards I decided that I wanted the flexibility & the lowest rate so I decided to go for the che ...

Multiple offers

August 27th, 2009

This week started with a client who submitted an offer on a property in North Vancouver.

We were 1 of 7 offers. This is a stressful situation for anyone to be in, especially for a first time buyer.  How do you decide how much over the asking price you will go??  In addition,  any subject clause in the offer in this case would have eliminated their offer no matter how high they would have gon ...

Indian Arm Kayaking

August 21st, 2009

I love to start my day kayaking. In Vancouver I feel you must take advantage of the hot summer days by being out on the water or in the water. I am definately a water baby. It is a paddling meditation for me. To go out 1st thing in the morning before the boat traffic stirs up the water is ideal. The sun is just cresting over the peaks of the mountain, the seals are slapping the water with the ...

Indian Arm waterfalls @ North Vancover

August 20th, 2009

I love showing off the magic of Indian Arm. It is definately the best kept secret  in Vancouver. Yesterday I took a friend & her children up to play on "The Arm". We hopped on my boat went up to Coldwell Beach...15 minutes in my boat from the Deep Cove Marina. Had a picnic lunch there & a swim in the beach. After 2 hour at Coldwell we pulled ourselves away to head up to one of the falls at th ...

Crankworx Whistler 2009

August 15th, 2009

This weekend i am up @ WHistler for this amazing bike event  This is the ultimate for super trixter mountain bikers. Events from down hilling through jumps, teeter totters & boulders. It is amazing what these athletes can do on their bikes! The last month the bottom part of the ski hill has been transformed to a maze of jumps AND can these guys & gals jump & twirl YES flip & twirl in the air! ...

Watler Cronkite

August 12th, 2009

I watched 60 Mintutes airing Walter Cronkite's life story a few Sundays ago. What I thought this man is gone!!!!! What happened. For me he was a icon. What Walter said you could trust & in today's world that is huge with most of the politicians word smithing what they say to such a extent that the truth is not just skewed but altered completely. When I watched his autobiography I saw a man wh ...

310 2366 WALL Street, Vancouver , British Columbia

August 11th, 2009

I just sold this Condo , 310 2366 WALL Street, Vancouver , British Columbia

Very desirable Landmark building with gorgeous garden. Great starter unit featuring newer appliances, bright southern exposure with good sized deck to enjoy the green surroundings. Laundry is shared, ample and free. Storage locker. Undgergound parking garage.

Apartments in Landmark buildings such as this one sell qu ...