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Where to Buy Vancouver Real Estate

According to real estate expert Michael Corbett, there are a few simple ways to tell whether or not you should buy in a particular neighbourhood.  In his book Before you Buy! The Homebuyer’s Handbook for Today’s Market, Corbett outlines some … Continue reading

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Landscaping for Curb Appeal

If you are looking to sell your home and are hoping to improve its look without engaging in major renovations, think about revamping the landscaping instead.  For those prospective sellers looking to sell their house, a little landscaping can go … Continue reading

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New Condo Development on UBC Grounds

2013 will see a new two building development on UBC properties.  The company, Adera Development, will be building a two building, six storey development on the UBC endowment lands. The company was chosen because of its ability to build green.  … 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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10 K Bonus for First Time Home Buyers

Recently, news was announced that some time this spring a one time refundable tax credit or bonus will be made available to first time home buyers. According to mortgage experts, this will spur potential buyers to go ahead and buy … Continue reading

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Ontario Students enter U.S. Competition for best Solar Powered Home

Students from Algonquin College, Carlton University and Queen’s University are teaming up to build a solar-powered home in hopes of winning a prestigious U.S. competition. The competition, called the Solar Decathlon, has been around for ten years now and has … Continue reading

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Rise in Housing Sales

December 2011 saw a reported rise in housing sales of 1.8 percent from November.  Moreover, this number was up 4.6 percent over the previous year. The Canadian Real Estate Association reported these numbers just last Monday.  Total sales in December … Continue reading

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Tips to Keeping Heating Costs Down

Winter weather can wreak havoc on home owners budgets if they haven’t accounted already for the costs associated with heating their homes over the colder seasons.  Trying to save money on heating doesn’t however mean freezing to death or bundling … Continue reading

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Vancouver Real Estate Prices Continue to Rise

According to Vancouver realtors and other real estate experts, Vancouver home and Vancouver condos will continue to rise in price.  Metro Vancouver’s housing stock is expected to continue to sore for the foreseeable future. The calibre of Vancouver homes and … Continue reading

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Buying a Vancouver Condo: some things to consider

Buying your first place used to mean buying a full sized home.  In fact, back in the 1980s, only about 4% of homeowners lived in condos.  By 2006 this number had moved up to 11%.  Today, about fifteen percent of … Continue reading

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Canadian House Sales Pick Up Steam

While homes for sale in Vancouver are leveling off, in other areas of the country they have picked up steam.  This upward trend has been particularly noticeable in the Toronto area. Existing house sales in Canada faced three months of … Continue reading

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Lighting your Kitchen Right

Although when it comes to designing or redesigning a kitchen most people tend to leave the lighting as an afterthought, the truth of the matter is that lighting may be the key to kitchen design.  Having adequate lighting in your … Continue reading

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Unruly Condo Owners

When it comes to condos for sale meeting etiquette, some people truly miss the mark.  But just how should a fellow owner be dealt with when he or she continues to make meetings a disaster? According to experts, an unruly … Continue reading

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Stable Housing Sales in BC

The month of August saw stable home sales rates in the province of British Columbia.  An active listings segment continued to be balanced out by low mortgage rates, leaving the market relatively stable. The latest figures released from the province … Continue reading

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Kitsilano Home Sells for $210,000 above List Price

A two-story Kitsilano house has recently sold for over two hundred thousand above the asking price.  After two open houses, three competitors placed bids for the Vancouver home for sale. The bid that was accepted was $210,000 dollars over the … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Market Balancing Out

According to recent analysis, the Metro Vancouver real estate market is beginning to balance out.  Although housing prices are almost 9 percent higher than a year ago, the ratio between sales and listings is beginning to even out. According to … Continue reading

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