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Should You Renovate Or Move?

September 4th, 2018

 

If you need to upsize or you’re simply ready for a change, it’s tempting to consider a major renovation. After all, renovating means you don’t have to go through the process of selling your property and buying another more suitable home. You just fix up the one you’ve got!

However, you need to carefully consider the pros and cons of renovating before going this route. You don’t want to in ...

Barbecue Maintenance That Will Save Your Life

August 22nd, 2018

 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 160 people are injured each year in BBQ mishaps. That doesn't sound like a lot considering the thousands of people who flip burgers on their backyard grills each year. But, you certainly don't want to be one of those injured! 

The best way to prevent fire and injury is maintenance. Remarkably, few people are even awar ...

3 Not-So-Obvious Indicators It's Time To Sell

August 8th, 2018

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There are many good reasons to put your property on the market. Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on. 

However, there are also some less-than-obvious indicators that it may be time to sell. Consider the following: 

1. Your Property is no longer a Good "Fit" 

Your home may have been perfect fo ...

Lowering Shipping Fees When Shopping Online

July 30th, 2018

 

Online shopping is growing by an average of 20 million new shoppers each year. That's a lot of people clicking and buying! You may be one of them.  However, there's a cost to online shopping that's all too easy to overlook. Shipping fees. Imagine saving $10 on a luxury cookware set, only to be hit with a $15 delivery charge. Ouch. 

So how do you avoid those fees? 

First of all, always ch ...

Kitsilano Open House!

July 16th, 2018

We are proud to announce that this Jul 21st, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 308 2468 BAYSWATER STREET in the Kitsilano neighborhood, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Kitsilano.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Kitsilano Condo for sale.

As always pleas ...

308 2468 BAYSWATER STREET, Vancouver West, BC

July 16th, 2018

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 308 2468 BAYSWATER STREET, Vancouver West, BC

The perfect location in Kitsilano. Walk to beaches, shops and restaurants or take a quick bus or bike to UBC. The Bayswater was built by Mosaic with style and quality. It is a small SoHo inspired boutique building with quality finishings, Fisher Paykel and Blomberg appliances. Bright and White ,high ce ...

Four Things You Should Know About Staging

July 10th, 2018

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You've probably heard about "home staging". As the name implies, it's all about arranging each room in your home in a way that will make the best impression on buyers. Here's what you need to know about staging if you're thinking of listing your property.

1. Staging can get you a higher price.

On average, a fully-staged home tends to sell for 17% more than an unstaged home of the same t ...

Watch Out For Carbon Monoxide In Your Home

June 23rd, 2018

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) is invisible and odourless, so you can't actually "watch out for it". However, you should monitor for it because an excessive build-up of this gas in your home can be deadly.  Fortunately, there are many types of Carbon Monoxide detectors you can purchase — and most are effective and affordable. Some models simply plug into an outlet. (Many also have a battery backup.) ...

False Creek Open House!

June 13th, 2018

We are proud to announce that this Jun 16th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 310 1869 SPYGLASS PLACE in the False Creek neighborhood, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful False Creek.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this False Creek Condo for sale.

As always p ...

What Type Of New Home Are You Qualified To Buy?

June 12th, 2018

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When you think about looking for a new home, one of the first questions that probably comes to mind is: "What type of property can I afford?" That's an important question because your price range is a major determining factor in the types and sizes of homes you should be viewing.  You don't want to waste time looking at properties that are beyond your price range. At the same time, you don ...

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