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BC Home Sales in April

May 18th, 2007
British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that residential sales volume on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC rose 17 per cent to $4.2 billion in April, compared to the same month last year. Residential unit sales increased 5 per cent to 9,677 during the same period. The average MLS® price reached $431,945, climbing 11 per cent from April 2006. “BC home sales rebounded ...

Underground Contractors

May 14th, 2007

The Ontario government is cracking down on the underground construction industry, saying unregistered home builders who work on the sly, undercharging legitimate contractors, are costing the economy up to $2-billion in lost taxes each year.

Ontario Labour Minister Steve Peters said Monday the government will share information with Tarion Warranty Corp. in order to ferret out unregister ...

Horseshoe Bay Open House!

May 14th, 2007

We are proud to announce that this Saturday, May 19, 2007, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 6363 Chatham in Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Townhouse for sale in beautiful Horseshoe Bay.
Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Horseshoe Bay Townhouse for sale.
As ...

6363 Chatham, West Vancouver, BC

May 14th, 2007

I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 6363 Chatham, West Vancouver, BC

It is a pleasure to present this Horseshoe Bay Contemporary 3 bedroom duplex on a quiet cul-de-sac with partial water view. Featuring a spacious, open design with the master bedroom and living room on the top floor to take advantage of the views and updates to the bathrooms, carpets and paints, ...

Ambleside Open House!

May 14th, 2007

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, May 20, 2007, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 533 Waters Edge Cr , in Waters Edge in Ambleside, West Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Ambleside.
Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Ambleside Condo for sale.
As ...

305 533 Waters Edge Cr, West Vancouver, BC

May 14th, 2007

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 305 533 Waters Edge Cr, West Vancouver, BC

Brand New Pure Luxury 2 Bedroom. Waters Edge Private Residences of Fine Distinction on the Legendary Park Royal Hotel Grounds. Designed by renowned architect Robert Stern, you will impressed with 2 bedroom home on the banks of the Capilano River. Included as finishings in West Vancouver's ...

6681 Prenter St, Burnaby, BC

May 14th, 2007

I just sold this Townhouse at 6681 Prenter St, Burnaby, BC .

View this recently sold Townhouse or see all my home sales

Mold

May 11th, 2007

 

  • Mold can be harmful or helpful—depending on where it grows.

  • Mold needs moisture to grow.

  • Mold does not grow on dry materials.

  • Mold growing inside a home can affect the occupants.

  • Occupants can learn to recognize mold.

What are molds?

Molds are microscopic fungi, a group of organisms which also includes mushrooms and yeasts. Fungi are highly ...

Condominium Fees

May 7th, 2007

Darlene Ursulak is a careful and informed consumer who has owned two condominium suites, and has never been caught off guard by a large jump in monthly maintenance fees.

But Earle Shiohet, a major investor in property, stays far away from condominiums, citing what he calls "the great unknown of condo fees." The former real estate lawyer points out that horror stories about fees doublin ...

Land Rush in Calgary

May 6th, 2007

More than 100 people desperate for a prime building lot near Calgary got their chance Saturday when a developer put 56 pricey parcels on the market - first come, first served.

Some had been waiting since Monday for a chance to pay from $260,000 to $525,000 for land in Elbow Valley West, an area just west of the city.

"There's a lot of people with a lot of money," said Ben Knopp, ...

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