Category Archives: Vancouver Condos

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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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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New Chinatown Development

A new development is set to go up in the heart of Chinatown.  This 81 unit 9 storey building known as Keefer Block and designed by the award winning Solterra, will be made of brick and concrete. The project is … Continue reading

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Condo Buying and Model Suites

When it comes to buying a Vancouver real estate, appearances can sometimes be deceiving.  For many first time real estate buyers, not knowing which questions to ask, particularly when viewing a model suite, can lead to disappointment when it comes … Continue reading

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Interior Design Ideas

Deciding to redecorate your home can mean large scale renovations, or simply small updates to your space.  But whatever the case, most people can benefit from coming up with some ideas before splurging on any purchases or calling the contractors. … Continue reading

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Yard Cleanup

If you haven’t already done it, it is certainly high time that the yard or balcony had a full fall cleaning.  Before Winter sets in, Vancouver real estate owners need to ensure that the outdoor area is clean and ready … Continue reading

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Ikea Hacking 101

Perhaps you’ve heard of it or perhaps you haven’t but Ikea hacking is becoming a major trend in home decorating.  Ikea hacking is simply a way of saving big on home decor without sacrificing the look and feel of something … Continue reading

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Reinventing Toronto’s Entertainment District

Toronto’s history Entertainment District has fallen into general disrepute in recent years.  The once thriving hub, is often empty with all too many shuttered storefronts. Home now to parking lots and old bistros, very few tourists venture to the area … Continue reading

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Making Changes to your Condo

For many people, one of the perks of owning your own Vancouver condo or Vancouver home is that you can decorate it and refinish it as you please.  And for the most part you can.  However when it comes to … Continue reading

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Parking Fees on the Rise in Vancouver Parks

Recently, the service fees for parking at Vancouver parks have gone up.  While many of the increases are only of a cent or two, some are rather more steep. Thus for instance, the cost of parking in some parks including … Continue reading

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Car Condos Afford Extra Space for your Vehicles

One of the common problems of condo living is the lack of storage space that garages offer.  As many Kitsilano real estate agents will tell you, those looking at condos frequently have questions and concerns about storage space and parking. … Continue reading

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New Condo Project to hit East 30th

The Bagga family, owners of Trafalgar Enterprises bought a site on the corner of Main and East 30th Avenue back in 2007 which is now home to a new condo project.  The development will house 22 condominiums and two townhomes. … Continue reading

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Bosa Properties Builds in False Creek

False Creek is the only neighbourhood in Vancouver to actually straddle both east and west sides.  Recently the area has received a face lift with new developments like Bosa’s Lido Development.  The project is called LEED-gold Lido and is located … Continue reading

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New Survey Suggests many BC Buyers Unwilling to Enter Bidding War

In a recent survey conducted by the Bank of Montreal it was found that BC residents, alongside their Québécois and Atlantic Canada counterparts are the most unwilling to enter into a bidding war. According to the survey, only 22 percent … Continue reading

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Boom in Spring Housing Market

Low interest rates are continuing to attract first time buyers into the housing market.  According to recent reports, single family homes and condos for sale Vancouver continue to offer an appealing alternative to larger properties for sale Vancouver. Major trends … Continue reading

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A Home for Every Stage of Life

When it comes to renovating a home, most people will try to avoid doing it more than they have to. Not for some couples though. While renovating certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, more and more people are working … Continue reading

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CPPIB Invests in Vancouver Real Estate

For some time now the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has been buying up real estate for its portfolio.  The CPPIB, the board which invests the pension money on behalf of over eighteen million Canadians, has most recently purchased a … Continue reading

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Pet Décor Reaches new Heights

According to reports the annual revenue of the pet industry last year in the United States reached a whopping 50 billion dollars.  This no doubt is due to the major innovations in all things made for pets. Canada is not … Continue reading

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HST Drop Helps with Transitional Period

Under the new regulations, the provincial portion of the HST paid on all new homes will be going down to just two percent.  This will be the case at least for all new homes under $850,000. The building industry is … Continue reading

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