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5 of the Coolest Things to Do in Vancouver

For those considering moving to Vancouver, you can find most kinds of food or activities to suit your personality. It is not hard to discover fun things to do ranging from daring and adventurous, to classy and cultured. Below are … Continue reading

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Buying A Waterfront House: 4 Things You Need to Know

No matter which direction you start to drive in Vancouver, you’ll eventually run into a beach or waterfront. Those that move to Vancouver not only get to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, but also are minutes away from our beautiful beaches. … Continue reading

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Kitsilano- A Beautiful Refuge amongst the City

Very early memories of Kitsilano are a mix of golden trees tumbling burnt red leaves down to the well-weeded pavements. I remember family trips to the bakery to enjoy cinnamon buns and pizza bagels. Kitsilano is a neighbourhood that has … Continue reading

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Soundproofing your Vancouver Condo

Unfortunately, when it comes to soundproofing, there is very little that can be done after the condo has already been built.  Yet one of the most often requested pieces of advice from Vancouver condo owners and town home owners is … Continue reading

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Home Office Decorating Tips

If you have a home office you know already what a nightmare it can be to keep your work life and home life separate or at least to achieve a happy balance between the two.  When it comes to decorating … Continue reading

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TV and your Decor

For most people, a fifty inch plasma screen is something we’d rather not be the entire focal point of our family space.  When entertaining at our homes it can be especially important to downplay the screen in favour of creating … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning 101

With spring in the air we can tend to forget that with the better weather also comes a host of allergens and irritants.  What many people don’t realize however is that much of the pollution we suffer from can be … Continue reading

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Foreign Investment in Vancouver Housing Market

According to a recent survey undertaken by the Vancouver Foundation, a whopping 3 out of 4 Vancouverites agree that there is “too much foreign ownership of real estate” in the city. A further panel discussion took place at the Djavad … Continue reading

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Vancouver Housing Prices

Though Vancouver is known to be one of the best places in the world to live, the housing costs can be a deterrent for many.  However, it is worth remembering when bemoaning the price of a Vancouver home or Vancouver … Continue reading

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House-hunting in Vancouver without the hair-tearing

KevinFrank.ca Showcased on VancityBuzz At its best, house-hunting is full of excitement and hope, enlivened by the dream of discovering just the right treasure in just the right neighbourhood. At its worst, it can be a draining death-march that leaves … Continue reading

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Choosing a House Size that Meets your Needs

When it comes to choosing a new home, size really does matter.  But interestingly, the size you choose is often dependent on your age and cultural background. Most people in the market for a home are hoping to get something … Continue reading

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Home Alarm Systems

Selecting a home alarm system is an important task for any new home owner.  Keeping your house safe with a security system will ensure a sense of peace and make you feel secure. However, when selecting a system it is … Continue reading

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Lightening up your Home

While many people realize how important good flow and design is to a home, fewer are aware of the importance of lighting.  Lighting can alter mood and create just the right atmosphere in any room.  Simply imagine the beauty of … Continue reading

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2013 B.C. Housing Forecast

Though many naysayers have been predicting a bursting of what has been termed a housing bubble in the Vancouver market, the reality is a good deal brighter.  Articles and blogs claiming a dramatic decline in housing values in B.C. have … Continue reading

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Traffic Circles and Cyclists’ Road Safety

Recently, more and more attention has been drawn to the dangers of traffic circles, or mini roundabouts for cyclists.  While these have increasingly been instituted in the city of Vancouver and elsewhere as a means to slow down traffic, there … Continue reading

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New Kitsilano Rotisserie

Nosh, the new Kitsilano rotisserie is making news for its tasty dine out menu.  The amazing restaurant is offering a 3 course dine out for only $18.  The offer will be on until February 3rd. The restaurant opened back in … Continue reading

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Vancouver Opting for More Food Carts

Inspired by Portland’s food cart program, the city of Vancouver is looking to expand the food carts found just outside the downtown core.  The city is hoping that a Portland-style food cart system ill take hold just around the city. … Continue reading

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Investors Betting on Market Recovery

Various investors, notably hedge funds and private equity firms are racing to buy up land, homes and building parts.  These firms are making bets that the housing recovery is at hand. John Paulson, a hedge fund manager who bet wisely … Continue reading

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Vancouver Renters Gain New Database

Vancouver renters will have a new tool at their disposal now, namely a searchable database that will help them avoid the worst rental properties.  The new website will allow anyone to search their own building or any one they are … Continue reading

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Hell’s Kitchen Closing Down

Hell’s Kitchen, the popular restaurant on 2041 West 4th Avenue has closed its doors.  The restaurant had a decade long run and has surprised regulars by its rather sudden shut down. The doors are already closed and the building has … Continue reading

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