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Oil Tanks in Vancouver

May 25, 2020 Oil Tanks in Vancouver

Up until the 1960s, most Vancouver homes were heated by oil in underground storage tanks buried in yards. Once oil gave way to more modern heating methods, many homeowners replaced their oil burning furnaces with natural gas ones, rendering their underground oil tanks useless.  At this point, oil tanks were either completely removed from properties […]

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First Time Home Buyers’ Exemption

May 14, 2020 First Time Home Buyers

For many first time home buyers, the idea of purchasing a home may feel daunting, especially when there are additional costs like legal fees, inspection fees, and land transfer taxes to take into consideration. Luckily, there are government resources in place to help those purchasing a home for the first time.  Exclusive to British Columbians, […]

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Rainscreening in Vancouver, What Does It Mean?

May 08, 2020

Why Is A Rainscreen Important? You may have heard the term Rainscreened, especially while shopping for apartments in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Realtors are quick to use the term as a sales feature on the listing, but why? We know we get a lot of rain in the area, but what […]

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Our Top Interior Design Picks for Spring 2020

May 01, 2020 beautiful scalloped grey and white kitchen tile backslash

Whether you’re moving, renovating or redecorating, spring presents the perfect opportunity to elevate and shift your surroundings. While purchasing all new items and doing a complete overhaul is an exciting and idyllic venture, rearranging your coffee table, bringing out different linens or adding elements of greenery, like a potted indoor plant, can make a world […]

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What’s Happening with Mortgages and Real Estate during COVID?

Apr 07, 2020 What's Happening with Mortgages and Real Estate during COVID?

Hi friends and followers! Wow – what a crazy time. Our team has been busy behind the scenes trying to keep our clients informed, schedule listing timelines, working alongside our buyers and sellers and managing our family and home lives at the same time. Real Estate is still considered an essential service and we are […]

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Help Yourself, Help Others: COVID-19 Resources

Apr 03, 2020

We hope you, your family and loved ones are staying safe during these uncertain times. In just a few short weeks, COVID-19 has affected the lives of all Canadians to varying degrees. For some, it has been a personal upheaval—scrambling to adhere to Social Distancing protocols and getting basic necessities, while figuring out what to […]

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Rainscreening and why it’s important to the Vancouver Real Estate Market

Dec 12, 2019 Rainscreening

When it comes to Vancouver Real Estate, most active buyers out there should be aware of the term rainscreen. What is a rainscreen you ask? Let’s start with going back in time to the early ’90s. Many of the condo and apartment buildings built in Vancouver during the 1980s and 1990s were built more to […]

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5 Top Qualities to Look For in Your East Vancouver Real Estate Agent

Nov 26, 2019

Now that you have decided to invest in Vancouver homes for sale, it is important to get someone who really understands the local market and you enjoy communicating with. Of course, the East Vancouver real estate market has been looking up for the last few years. Whether you are buying or selling a home, East […]

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West Coast Design and Architecture

Oct 24, 2019

If you were to ask me (Ayla – hi guys!), what my favorite style of homes is, I would likely say character homes with modern interior finishes. I love clean white lines, light oak floors, vibrant colored rugs, soft pillows, a mixture of abstract art and portraiture, and vaulted ceilings. Now that I’ve sold a […]

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Hi, I’m Ayla!

Mar 15, 2019

Dearest friends and followers! I wanted to properly introduce myself. I’m Ayla White and I’m the luckiest new member of the Ruth and David Group. I am beyond thrilled to be joining such a fun and successful group of Real Estate Experts in Vancouver. It also doesn’t hurt that they’ve consistently been one of the […]

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