Keep it Cool

Posted on Aug 15, 2018

There's nothing as welcoming on a sweltering summer day than to step into an air-conditioned room. But whether it's because your place doesn't have air conditioning, or you're looking to save money by cutting down on your air conditioning usage, or whether you're concerned about the significant effect of air conditioning on the environment, you'll...

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Affordability in Today's Market

Posted on Aug 08, 2018

Can you afford to buy in today's real estate market? Can you afford not to?

Despite changes in borrowing regulations that lower the amount some homebuyers may be qualified to borrow, the desire to own one's own home will never diminish. In fact, a recent survey by market researcher Leger found that the number of people who feel they could buy a home...

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Get to Know Your Home

Posted on Aug 01, 2018

Once you've narrowed down your decision to the house or condo you're interested in purchasing, you'll need to learn as much as you can about its condition. Some physical issues and imperfections may be visible to you; others are sometimes revealed only through the services of a professional home inspector.

It's important to understand that no home...

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Prices Climb Despite Quiet Sales

Posted on Jul 25, 2018

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,833 in May 2018, a 35.1 percent decrease from last May's unprecedented activity. Despite this year's quieter sales, however, home prices continue to rise.

While sales of detached properties decreased 40.2 percent from one year prior, t...

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Love, Marriage ... and Money

Posted on Jul 18, 2018

It's wedding season, and love is in the air! Whether you're planning a wedding, or are currently married or in a live-in relationship, you no doubt recognize that shared expenses are an integral part of living together.

A major step towards purchasing a home together, while not at all romantic, is to be brutally honest with each other about your fin...

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Responsible Relocating

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

Time to move? Get going ... responsibly!

1. As soon as you set your moving date, start with the first rule of a smooth move — reduce the amount you have to move! The fewer things you have to move, the less packing materials you will need and the less fuel you will use. Purge the eco-friendly way: offer items that won't be moving with you to friends...

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