December 2018

Time to Retire Your Home?

Posted on Dec 26, 2018

A recent Ipsos poll has found that as homeowners age, their attachment to their home grows, resulting in nine out of ten Canadian homeowners age 65 and older voicing their preference for staying in their current home throughout their retirement.* Would that make sense for you?

All wishes and intentions aside, the reality is that almost 15 percent of...

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Make Some Room

Posted on Dec 19, 2018

Expecting company over the holidays? Feeling cramped in your home and they're not even here yet? Don't let your lack of living space discourage you, as sometimes it's not the number of rooms you have, but rather how you configure them.


One room can magically turn into two rooms with completely different functions, all with the inst...

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Is "As Is" Good Enough?

Posted on Dec 12, 2018

Sellers are sometimes encouraged to have a professional home inspection conducted before they list their house, so they can take care of any repairs before taking the chance that defects show up later that delay or even cancel a buyer's offer. Some sellers, however, will forego the inspection process and list a property "as is". Why would a seller...

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Home Supply Surges

Posted on Dec 05, 2018

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) announced that as home sales activity across Metro Vancouver remained below long-term averages in October, the number of homes available for sale continued to rise.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 12,984, a 42.1 percent increase compared t...

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