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Commercial Drive front half duplex for sale at 2036 East 5th Avenue

Jan 11, 2021 The R & D Group - 2036 East 5th Avenue

2036 East 5th Avenue: Front half duplex in Commercial Drive Asking $1,289,000 2 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms  1,405 Sq Ft Virtual Tour Perched on one of East Vancouver’s most coveted view blocks quietly tucked off the Drive, this front half duplex at 2036 East 5th Avenue, offers the perfect blend of style and comfort. Built strong, […]

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What is mortgage refinancing?

Jan 10, 2021 The R & D Group - Mortgage Refinancing

Right now, mortgage rates are at incredible lows. While this is great for many prospective homeowners, it can also be extremely beneficial for existing homeowners looking to refinance their mortgage. Currently, we’re seeing homeowners taking advantage of these rock-bottom interest rates, which have been a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. What is mortgage refinancing? Mortgage […]

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Wood-burning fireplaces in Metro Vancouver

Dec 16, 2020 The R & D Group - Wood-burning fireplaces

Things you should know about wood-burning fireplaces If you’re considering purchasing a home with a wood-burning fireplace, there are some things you should know.  While wood-burning fireplaces bring character and charm to a home, they are far from environmentally friendly. Wood-burning fireplaces are also a significant source of fine particulate matter, which poses risks to […]

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Introducing the R & D Group: Meet Ayla White

Dec 04, 2020 rd-group-ayla-white

Knowledgeable and dedicated are just two of the words that come to mind when we think of Ayla White. A wizard when it comes to selling, she does it all with a smile, and a genuine desire to help her clients. We recently heard from Ayla and discussed everything from her favourite home-cooked meal, to […]

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Cedar Cottage home built by Fina Developments at 938 East 20th Avenue

Nov 24, 2020

938 East 20th Avenue: Rarely available home for sale in the Cedar Cottage neighbourhood Asking $1,699,000 5 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms  2,166 Sq Ft New listing at 938 East 20th Avenue! Here is a well-built home for sale in Cedar Cottage by Fina Developments featuring a bright and open main floor with engineered hardwood floors. Enter […]

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Character Merit Assessment with the City of Vancouver

Nov 20, 2020 The R & D Group - Stilhavn Real Estate Services - Character Merit Assessment

Is it a character home or heritage home? In East Vancouver, there are still an abundance of character homes. But what makes a home a ‘character’ home?  Often confused with heritage homes, homes with Character Merit are generally classified as any home built before 1940 that has heritage-style features. Heritage homes, on the other hand, […]

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Commercial Drive half duplex for sale at 2319 Napier Street

Nov 18, 2020

2319 Napier Street: Stunning half duplex in East Vancouver Asking $1,349,000 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms  1,262 Sq Ft Floor Plan This sexy half duplex at 2319 Napier Street is an entertainer’s dream! The elegant main floor offers a well appointed open plan with 10′ ceilings and a spacious living room with fireplace feature, dining area […]

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Introducing the R & D Group: Meet Ruth Chuang

Nov 07, 2020 The R & D Group, Stilhavn Real Estate Services - Ruth Chuang

As one of the founders of the R & D Group, Ruth Chuang has helped build the team from the start. Known to always wear a friendly smile, she values being part of the local Vancouver community, and being able to help it grow. She also aims to foster longterm relationships with her clients, ensuring […]

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Title insurance in British Columbia and its benefits

Nov 04, 2020 The R & D Group - Title insurance in British Columbia

Photo by Karolina Grabowska via Pexels You can never have enough insurance When you purchase a home, you are granted a property title that legally proves you are its owner. Property titles also list any registered mortgages and/or liens, describe any easements and provide many other important details. Title insurance is a legal form of assurance […]

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The risks of owning a former grow-op

Oct 24, 2020 The R & D Group — The risks of owning a former grow-op

Photo by Drew Taylor via Unplash Nice price tag? Consider these risks Here in British Columbia, it’s not uncommon to come across a former grow-op while on the house hunt. Although former grow-ops can have appealing price tags, there are some risks to be aware of before you call 420 High Street home.  One of […]

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