Category Archive for "Just For Fun"

Boldly home, where no home has gone before.

Ryan Coffey

Something on the lighter side of real estate. I once happened upon this odd story from England of renos gone wrong. The story seems to have been taken down on most sites but I find it interesting enough to keep…

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Houses for $5,000; an interesting piece of Nanaimo’s Real Estate past.

I was visiting some clients of mine who had bought their home through me about this time last year. The home in question is an older home, which though not in bad shape was due for some renos to clean…

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Losing Money by Trying to Save Money

Ryan Coffey

Everyone wants to sell their home for as much as they can. The principles are pretty straightforward, as I’ve laid out in many posts on this blog, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to cheat the system and then…

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Why Japanese Bathrooms Are Better.

Ryan Coffey

I’ve not been putting posts up lately because the market has kept me busy and I’m currently writing all the content for my Nanaimo real estate website which will soon be revamped. After that, this website will get a facelift…

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Home Renovation with Style

Ryan Coffey

Once in a while I take a break from being serious on this blog and put up something fun. This made me laugh and I thought it might make you laugh too. As the person who posted the video on…

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A Nanaimo kitchen that is literally made of money.

Ryan Coffey

Finally, a use for that mountain of pennies you don’t know what to do with anymore. There are so many amazing ideas that are shared via the internet and one that you may or may not have seen in recent…

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3D Printed Houses

Ryan Coffey

Every so often a new technology comes along that drastically changes society. One that can be used for such a wide variety of purposes that nearly every corner of society is changed either directly or indirectly. We’ve seen this recently…

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Real Estate Agent’s Intervention

Ryan Coffey

Yes, it’s mostly a joke but… I think this video speaks for itself. Ryan Coffey

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18th Century French chateau destroyed by accident

Ryan Coffey

                Could you imagine coming home and finding out that your reno guy didn’t just do a poor job, but actually completely demolished your home? Well here’s a real life example of that…

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MLS “Computerized Listings” from 1981

Next to the copier upstairs in my company office, there is this strange old collection of catalogues. These catalogues which were only recently discontinued, were monthly editions of mls listings for the area. They intruiged me not merely because “Oh,…

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