Blog by Betsy Carstairs

Home Show Vancouver

February 22nd, 2013

If I am in town I love to go to the Vancouver Home Show which is on this weekend, February 23rd 2013. Last year I was doing a renovation to my little bathroom & I was able to get lots of great ideas at this event. It makes shopping for all the bits & pieces that one needs to purchase much more time effective. I also find that to talk to the exhibiters gives me a better concept of their philos ...

New Zealand, wine country

February 4th, 2013
While in Nelson my friend took me for a wine tasting which was lots of fun. We drove for 30 minutes outside of Nelson to a beautiful area of rolling hills farms & vinyards. Neudorf & Woollaston were my favourites. I very much enjoyed the old word charm of the Neudorf winery. Juxtaposed with Neudorf's old school feel was Woollaston's hi teck wine making technique where they use gravity to let ...

New Zealand, North Island

February 4th, 2013
Having a good time in Nelson in the top part of the South Island in New Zealand. Arrived for the 2013 Nelson International Chamber Music Festival which happens but once every 2nd year. My timing with this was blind luck but lucky for sure to get to go to some of these concerts. Weather has been very pleasant & overmorrow I will head off to the wine country to taste some Nelson winesNZ Sail.

Port Coquitlam Prices

February 2nd, 2013
What goes up yes eventually comes down. This week I was working wth a family looking to buy a new to them town home on the upper end of the "new " scale. In their $400,000. price zone in Port Coquitlam there were 42 yes FOURTY TWO places to choose from. There was everything from foreclosures to estate sales to look at so properties that were a must sell not home owners testing the market. I n ...