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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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Things to do with your loved ones this Family Day weekend 

Feb 15, 2020

Family Day at The Vancouver Aquarium The Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way February 15th to 17th | 10am to 5pm daily This Family Day weekend, the Vancouver Aquarium is celebrating with free entrance for children (age 0-12). A weekend adventure surrounded by over 60,000 aquatic creatures, amazing exhibits, including a Meet a Penguin show! Learn […]

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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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