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How To Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

October 10th, 2018

 curb appeal

Ideally, you would like buyers to wait until they’ve viewed your whole property before they judge it. However, the reality is buyers start forming an impression of your home as soon as they see it from the curb. So it pays to do everything you can to improve your property's "curb appeal".

Here are some ideas:

  • You can improve the impact of your landscaping by trimming hedges, removing a ...

False Creek Open House!

October 3rd, 2018

We are proud to announce that this Oct 4th, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 317 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 ...

317 1869 SPYGLASS PLACE, Vancouver West, BC

October 3rd, 2018

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 317 1869 SPYGLASS PLACE, Vancouver West, BC

You just spied with your little eye a cozy 2 bedroom & den, 2 bathroom home on Spyglass Place along Vancouver's False Creek Seawall. You'll truly appreciate the spacious 992 square foot floorplan from kitchen through to living room & through to a cute den or solarium complete with a window bench. T ...

Creating The Ideal Working Relationship With Your Agent

October 2nd, 2018

 shaking hands

If you're working with a landscaping contractor, you want to develop a good working relationship with that professional, so you can avoid delays, stress and other issues. After all, the last thing you want is a tree planted in the wrong spot because of a misunderstanding!

The same holds true when working with a real estate agent. Whether you're buying, selling, or both, you want the proce ...

Meeting Obstacles Head-On

September 18th, 2018


"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." - Henry Ford

314 3811 HASTINGS STREET, Burnaby North, BC

September 14th, 2018

I just sold this Condo at 314 3811 HASTINGS STREET, Burnaby North, BC Vancouver Heights.

View this recently sold Condo or see all my home sales

5 Ways To Create Extra Space In Your Home

September 11th, 2018

 cramped

 Is your home feeling a little cramped? If so, there are many relatively inexpensive ways to free up more space. Here are some ideas: 

  1. Convert traditional into non-traditional space. We’re all familiar with converting a spare bedroom into a home office or kids’ playroom. You can also create space by finding other uses for pantries and walk-in closets. 
  1. Explore smart storage solutions ...

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

time to sell 

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 ...

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