August 2018

Smoke Detectors Save Lives

Posted on Aug 29, 2018

They're inexpensive, quick to install, easily maintained and can save your and your family's lives. They're smoke detectors, and every home needs them, on every level.

Smoke alarms are the first line of defense against fire-related injury. In the event of fire, properly installed and maintained smoke detectors can help save lives by giving early war...

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Abundance of Options in Summer Market

Posted on Aug 22, 2018

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reported that the supply of local homes for sale rose to a 3-year high in June, as sales dipped below the 10-year June sales average, Despite that, home prices continue to rise in the Metro Vancouver area.

Sales of detached homes in June 2018 reached 766, a 42 percent decrease from June 2017 sales...

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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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