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What’s the deal with BC Assessments and Vancouver property values?

May 29, 2020

Did you know assessments are conducted in July of the previous year? It’s almost that time of year when BC assessments are conducted – not released – but the information is gathered for the release of the values in 2021. That all makes perfect sense right? Assessments conducted and prices rolled out 6+ months later? […]

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Home for sale in Renfrew: 696 Rupert Street

May 19, 2020 Home for sale in Renfrew: 696 Rupert Street

Recently Listed in Renfrew: 696 Rupert Street Asking $1,389,000 Lot Size 33′ x 122′ 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2,068 Sq Ft Perched on a lovely corner lot, this upgraded home sits in a tranquil pocket of Renfrew. This tree-lined section of Rupert is whisper quiet (@ Cassiar Connector) and walkable to fantastic amenities in Hastings-Sunrise. […]

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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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Strata Insurance: Is it Enough?

May 05, 2020 Strata Insurance: Is It Enough?

Here in British Columbia, we’re seeing strata properties become increasingly popular. Strata living is especially attractive to first-time home buyers with affordability, convenience, security, and, of course, amenities. But while there are many benefits to condo living, it does come at a cost. Strata fees pay for shared common expenses like general maintenance, gardening, cleaning, and […]

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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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Where to find the best home decor pieces in Vancouver!

Dec 16, 2019

Whether you’ve bought a new place, moved in to a new rental, or just need some refreshing, here’s some of my favorite home decor shops in Vancouver. If you’re looking for a bargain… The first place I would recommend trying is any Homesense and/or Winners store. They usually have great pieces of furniture and decor […]

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Vancouver Peat Bog – what is it and where can you find it?

Dec 12, 2019 Vancouver Peat Bog

  See PDF version of the Vancouver Peat Bog Map here. What are Vancouver Peat Bogs? Purchasing a home is one of the biggest things one will do in life. Once you begin the search for your dream home, considering your needs and price range, exploring different neighbourhoods for livability is of paramount importance. Have […]

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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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