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Exploring Hastings-Sunrise in style

Mar 06, 2021 The R & D Group - Hastings-Sunrise

One of the best things about living in Vancouver is that it’s full of so many unique neighbourhoods, each with its own charm and appeal. If you’re looking for an ethnically diverse community, look no further than Hastings-Sunrise. We love this gem of a neighbourhood, full of cool cafes, cute shops, and impressive views. Oh, […]

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Ending the “no pets” clause: what does this mean for Vancouver landlords?

Feb 06, 2021 The R & D Group - Vancouver landlords

Recently, the Vancouver City Council passed a motion to prohibit “no pets” policies in rental contracts. The motion, put forward by Councillors Pete Fry and Jean Swanson, asks Mayor Stewart to: – ask the province to prohibit “no pets” clauses in rental contracts; and – ask city staff to research way to curb landlords’ right […]

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Top 5 things to do in Vancouver this winter

Jan 17, 2021 The R & D Group - Things to do in Vancouver this winter

One of the main reasons we love living in Vancouver is that there’s no shortage of things to do. Even with Covid-restrictions limiting gatherings and cancelling social functions, the city still has so much to offer. Plus, for those who haven’t given up on their New Year’s resolution to walk 10,000 steps a day yet, […]

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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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Our Favourite (Short) Hikes in the Lower Mainland

Aug 24, 2020 The R & D Group - Hikes in the Lower Mainland

Vancouver is known for its natural beauty, and there’s always a lot to see and explore. To help you see a bit of the surrounding area, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite hikes in the Lower Mainland—just don’t forget the sunscreen! Whyte Lake Whyte Lake is perfect for a novice hiker who […]

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The Ultimate Book Exchange: Discover Vancouver’s Little Free Libraries

Aug 06, 2020 The R & D Group - Vancouver’s Little Free Libraries

Looking to expand your reading list this summer? Keep an eye out for Vancouver’s Little Free Libraries on your next stroll around the neighbourhood. Made possible by locals, this creative book exchange concept speaks to East Van’s strong sense of community. Like the name suggests, these Little Free Libraries house a collection of books available […]

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Home for sale in Commercial Drive: 2212 East 7th Avenue

Jun 10, 2020

Recently Listed in Commercial Drive: 2212 East 7th Avenue Asking $1,599,000 Lot Size 33′ x 122′ 5 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1,844 Sq Ft JUST LISTED! Here is your chance to own on one of the prettiest tree-lined streets in Grandview/Woodland, lovingly known as “Seventh Heaven”. This 1927, one and half story character home for sale […]

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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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