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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 ...

Thoughts On Love And Summer

June 12th, 2018
"A life without love is like a year without summer." - Swedish Proverb

False Creek Open House!

June 4th, 2018

We are proud to announce that this Jun 9th, 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 pl ...

302 1869 SPYGLASS PLACE, Vancouver West, BC

May 31st, 2018

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 302 1869 SPYGLASS PLACE, Vancouver West, BC

Imagine how good your life would be if you lived in this wonderful home along Vancouver's beautiful False Creek seawall. A stunning @1035 sqft, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, fully renovated, waterfront condo with sunset views over False Creek & Granville Island. Sit in your living room or balcony & enjoy the ...

310 1869 SPYGLASS PLACE, Vancouver West, BC

May 31st, 2018

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 310 1869 SPYGLASS PLACE, Vancouver West, BC

I spy with my little eye, a lovely home on Spyglass Place along Vancouver's False Creek Seawall. Welcome to this warm & inviting 680 square foot, 1 bedroom condo in Venice Court. You'll appreciate the spacious floorplan from kitchen through to living room & out to your private, south-facing balcony ...

The Basics Of Do-It-Yourself Video-Based Home Security

May 29th, 2018

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According to law enforcement experts, a video-based home security system is significantly more effective than a simple alarm system. The reason is obvious. Burglars don’t want their crimes captured on video, which can then be used as evidence in court.

So it’s no wonder that many homeowners have, or are considering, video-based security.

These days, most video-based home security systems ...

Beware of Over-Downsizing or Over-Upsizing

May 15th, 2018

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Buying a new pair of shoes is relatively easy. Once you find the style you like, all you need to do is try them on and see if they fit. If they do, you go to the cash register and pay.

When it comes to size, buying a new home can be trickier! Whether your intention is to upsize or downsize, figuring out the right size can be especially challenging.

Say for example, you’re downsizing from ...

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