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November 18, 2019

Nova Scotia’s People and Places

ENTERTAINMENT AND TOURISM Tourism employs approximately 40,000 people in Nova Scotia, generating 2.61 billion dollars worth of revenue in 2018 from 2.4 million tourists, 25% of which come from outside of Canada. Nova Scotia has a number of provincial parks, which provide recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, camping, biking, and wildlife watching. Some of these parks include Battery Provincial Park, on Cape Breton Island; Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park, located on the northeast coast of […]
November 18, 2019

Nova Scotia’s Economic Outlook

Fishing has been an important industry in Nova Scotia for generations, but the industry took a major hit in the early 1990s, when the federal government temporarily halted cod fishing due to declining fish population. Coal, oil, gas, gypsum, salt, silica, peat, and barite mining are other natural resources that contribute to the local economy. Main agriculture products, include grains, livestock, and fruit. Forestry products such as wood pulp and paper. Major industries in Nova […]
November 18, 2019

Key Facts About Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground”. Nova Scotia is one of 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada and located on the East Coast. It is bordered by the provinces of New Brunswick to the west, Newfoundland to the east, and Prince Edward Island to the north, as well as the Atlantic Ocean to the south. No point in Nova Scotia is more than 60 km from the sea. Approximately, 10 424 kilometers […]
November 17, 2019

5 Things to Know When Moving to Nova Scotia

  Whether you are moving back to your roots or for a change of scenery, the prospect of moving anywhere is always daunting. Let me ease some of your anxiousness, with things it will help to know before you move to Nova Scotia.   Nova Scotia is a beautiful, scenic province with stunning shorelines and rolling hills of fields and forests. Nova Scotians (Maritimers in general) are welcoming and definitely live at a slower pace, […]
September 23, 2019

When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

The dream of home ownership, is most often at the forefront of any renters mind, especially when doing a cost comparison. There are a number of other factors that need to be reviewed before moving forward in the buying process. The simple costs of renting compared to a monthly mortgage payment may seem like a cut and dry positive, but home ownership is a serious financial and lifestyle commitment. Welcome Home Life Can Throw Curve […]
September 23, 2019

Buying a House-Where to Start

ASSESS FINANCIAL READINESS Assess your present household budget and your annual income to determine if you are eligible for a mortgage and how much you can comfortably afford. Also check out the Mortgage Affordability Calculator at www.REALTOR.ca WHAT DO LENDERS REQUIRE? Mortgage lenders use two calculations to help determine your eligibility for a mortgage – your Gross Debt Service (GDS) ratio and your Total Debt Service (TDS) ratio. Your GDS ratio is the percentage of […]
August 18, 2019

3 Ways Home Buying is Like Marriage

In my past career as a wedding photographer, I would see many aspects and behind the scenes of the big day. Fast forward to my past 15 years as a Realtor®, I find myself relating to my clients correlations between real estate and getting married. The wedding dress sets the tone for whole wedding. If the wedding dress is crazy expensive and elaborate, then the rest of the wedding needs to be of the same […]