February 2018

Renovating to Sell – Best Bang for Your Buck

Posted on Feb 27, 2018

Whether a remodeling project is “smart” or not depends largely on when you plan to sell your house. Renovating in a way that makes your house more functional and enjoyable for the next 20 years is usually worth the expense and effort. But how about if you are planning to sell soon?The fact of the matter is that most remodeling projects do not add e...

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Condos are Killing it in Vancouver

Posted on Feb 22, 2018

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totaled 1,818 in January 2018, a 19.4 per cent increase from the 1,523 sales recorded in January 2017, and a 9.8 per cent decrease compared to December 2017 when 2,016 homes sold. Last month’s sales were 7.1 per cent above the 10-year January sales...

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BC Budget Targets Housing, Foreign Buyers and High Value Property Owners

Posted on Feb 21, 2018

BC budget includes new real estate taxes and spending commitmentsHousing was the dominant issue in today’s provincial budget.The government released a 30-point housing strategy aimed at reducing housing demand, curbing tax fraud, building affordable housing, and increasing security for renters.New tax measures include increasing property taxes and...

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Best places to toboggan in The Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Posted on Feb 20, 2018

The forecast looks pretty good if you like the snow.  If you have kids in your house then knowing how and where to get the most out of our few days of snow is very important.  Here’s a list of places to go if Toboagganing is on your activity list.  If you have a favorite spot that you don’t see on the list please let me know so I can add it on.
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Why Switch to Full Potential of Solar Power?

Posted on Feb 19, 2018

The numerous benefits of using solar power to fascinate everyone to try to start using this energy in their homes. People who rely primarily on the use of commercial electricity always would throw the question “Why Go Solar?”Here is the important point. Choosing a solar energy system will allow you to reduce your monthly electricity bills tend to r...

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2018 Interior Design Trends. See whats working and what’s retiring.

Posted on Feb 18, 2018

What’s smart, green and tiny? No, it’s not a gecko.Rather, these are just a few of the terms used to describe what will be hot (or not) in home design this year. Whether you’re prepping your home to sell, remodeling, or shopping for a new home that DOESN’T need a complete renovation, there’s a lot to know about what’s desirable and what’s retire-ab...

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