Nanaimo Real Estate Blog


Oct
06
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, I thought about old traditions that seem to continue each year, and thought about the importance of the pumpkin during the month of October. I find it ironic to think that we consume pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving as a holiday treat, and only a few weeks later, we carve faces and spooky cats into its flesh and stick it outside our home with a light inside. What other fruit or vegetable can you think of that is held indoors in reverence, only to be cast outside as a holiday ornament later that same month? I thought that I would do a little research into the beloved pumpkin and share it with you. Feel free to share these pumpkin tidbits with your friends and family during Thanksgiving dinner!
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Sep
29
I thought that it might be of interest to release for our McCullough Team's own “Nanaimo Real Estate Awards” for our area. Have you ever wondered what the biggest house for sale is, or the smallest house for that matter? Our team has combed through the MLS carefully and thought that we would share some of our own “awards” that we have created with you. We hope that you enjoy these “Nanaimo Real Estate Awards” listed below! Maybe one might be perfect as your next home. AWARD FOR “CHEAPEST HOUSE CURRENTLY LISTED FOR SALE”: This 712 sq ft home doesn't get as much attention as the 1.22 acre lot it includes and the listing agent advertises the home as " as is, where is" and is listed for sale for $229,900 at 1559 Hill Avenue.
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Sep
22
June Saruwatari, author of “Behind the Clutter” believes that there are many factors behind our rationale to keep those college text books from 1993, the sombrero that you bought in Mexico as a child, or the box of 102 CDs containing music that you already have downloaded onto your Iphone. Saruwatari says that we hang onto objects that we do not need based on hope. The dress that you wore to a friend’s wedding that no longer zips up is kept because you may hope that one day lose some weight and once again fit the dress (even though it may not even be in fashion now). We also can justify holding onto to “things” longer because we tell ourselves that we might one day use them again. The sombrero is a good example of this theory as it was brought to a Mexican-themed party after sitting gathering dust for 25+ years this summer, only to be so uncomfortable that no one at the party would wear it. We stash things in closets, totes, storage rooms and try to ignore that these items may no longer serve a purpose in our lives. We literally are paralyzed by fear or indecisiveness as to what the loss of this item might represent in our life – for no good reason.
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