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Cutting Down The Time It Takes To Prepare Your Home For Sale

April 6th, 2020

 

If you're thinking of listing your property, one thing that might be holding you back is concern about preparing your home for sale. You may be wondering how much work there will be. Is it going to take a couple of months? A couple of weeks? A few days? 

That, of course, depends on the state of your property. 

However, regardless of how close your home is to “show time” ready, there is p ...

Is It Time To Re-Shingle Your Roof?

March 11th, 2020

 

No matter what you think of snakes, you must agree that they have a unique way of dealing with worn-out skin. When the time comes, they simply shed it — like an old jacket — revealing a fresh new skin underneath. 

Your home's roof doesn't have that advantage! So, when the shingles wear out or become damaged, you need to have them replaced. 

Unfortunately, it's not always easy to determin ...

Yaletown Open House!

March 2nd, 2020

We are proud to announce that this Mar 7th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 1706 1228 MARINASIDE CRESCENT in the Yaletown neighborhood, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Yaletown.

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

As always pleas ...

1706 1228 MARINASIDE CRESCENT, Vancouver West, BC

March 2nd, 2020

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 1706 1228 MARINASIDE CRESCENT, Vancouver West, BC

Impressive private, corner, luxury home at the exclusive Crestmark II on Marinaside Crescent. Renovated with incredible attention to detail & superior quality finishes. This waterfront property showcases unobstructed views of False Creek, Quayside Marina, Yaletown & David Lam Park. This highly desi ...

Dealing With Stress When Selling Your Home

March 2nd, 2020

 

Let's face it. Planning events, even exciting ones like an overseas vacation, can be stressful. So, it's not surprising that some homeowners — even those thrilled about moving — can slip into "worry mode" when putting their property up for sale. 

Unfortunately, this anxiety can make the process of selling an unpleasant experience. Who wants that? So here are some things you can do to redu ...

Getting A DIY Renovation Done On Time And On Budget

February 27th, 2020

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Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability. 

When budgeting, a big mistake DIYers make is not considering the little things. For example, you might budget for drywall panels but neglect to inc ...

What If Your Ideal Home Isn't Available?

February 11th, 2020

 

Imagine you're looking for a new home. You have a list of all the features you want, just like you would have a grocery shopping list. However, when you explore the homes currently on the market, none meets all your criteria. 

What do you do? You have a few good options. 

First, you can take a second look at your list. Does your new home need every single feature on it? Are there one or ...

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February 1st, 2020

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Beyond Boxes: Packing Materials You May Need For Your Move

January 8th, 2020

 

As you can probably guess, when you're preparing to move, you'll need boxes and tape — and, perhaps some bubble-wrap or old newspapers to use as protective wrapping for delicate items. 

But that may not be all you need. Take a look at this list and see if you'll want any of these on hand while you’re packing or on moving day. 

  • Colour markers for labelling boxes. (Tip: Colour coding box ...
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