One Garden - To go!

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Creating a beautiful garden takes time, effort and money — all of which usually result in a completely worthwhile outcome. But what if you're planning to move this summer, and will only be able to enjoy the benefits of all your hard work for a short time? Consider taking your garden with you!

Whether you have the tiniest of terraces or the biggest o...

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Now That's Smart!

Posted on Jun 06, 2018

More and more homeowners are incorporating into their homes a wealth of new technology offered by smart home systems that take care of everyday tasks from answering homeowner's questions, to controlling music and TVs, to adjusting the temperature of the home. And that's just the beginning.

A "smart home" includes technology that can automatically ha...

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What is a Mortgage Deposit? Only half of Canadians know!

Posted on May 30, 2018

While many Canadians have a good understanding of financial services terms, a recent Angus Reid survey revealed that only 51 percent of respondents were confident they knew what a mortgage deposit was, with 48 percent admitting they were "not very confident" or "not at all confident" they understood the term.

It's easy to see why there's some confus...

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Representation Rules

Posted on Apr 16, 2018

Visiting open houses and model homes is fun, but if you’re a serious buyer, there are a few things you should know in order to protect yourself and avoid misunderstandings.

Having your own representation is important. The seller whose open house you’re attending probably has someone working for them – so should you. If they don’t, that’s all the mor...

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Home For Rent?

Posted on Mar 13, 2018

When your current home no longer meets your needs, you have a choice to make: rent it out or sell it? Here are some questions you'll need to ponder when deciding which way to go.
  • What are your renting rights?
  • Those living in condos or homeowners associations might be subject to community bylaws prohibiting or limiting (to a certain length of time, f...

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All For One

Posted on Feb 02, 2018

With the average price of a home in Vancouver coming in at an average of $1,400,000, it's hard for many individuals to even imagine qualifying for a mortgage on their own. That's why purchasers may ask family or friends for financial backup as a co-signer.

A co-signer is an additional borrower added to the mortgage application for the purpose of add...

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