Tag Archives: Vancouver Real Estate

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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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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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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Hot Chocolate Festival, Vancouver

From now until Valentine’s Day, February 14th, Vancouver will be celebrating the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival.  This Kitsilano event will feature loads of luxurious hot chocolate drinks, brought to you from the best chocolatières and patisseries in town. Each day … Continue reading

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Best Textiles for your Home

When it comes to decorating your home, the right textiles are a must.  Coming in to a room with just the right mix of fabrics and textiles can make all the difference in terms of both comfort and appeal. If … Continue reading

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BC Housing Value Assessments

For the first time in a few years many homeowners in BC will see a drop in their property assessments.  According to the report, those with the most significant drops are homes in Whistler, the Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island and … Continue reading

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Custom Bathrooms

Creating a spa-like feel to your home bathroom can be as simple as a few extra candles and bath salts, or as extensive as a forty thousand dollar free standing tub.  And while not everyone will want to or can … Continue reading

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Healthy Home, Healthy Air Quality

With winter in full swing in many areas, most windows are closing up and very little outdoor air is let in.  In the name of energy efficiency, our homes are now designed to help keep the cold out.  Unfortunately, though … Continue reading

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Refinishing the Basement

When it comes to home decor, many people either skimp or forgo the basement suite entirely in order to focus on the main floors.  While this is important of course, especially on a more limited budget, there is increasingly a … Continue reading

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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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Vancouver – A Great Place To Live

Vancouver has consistently been rated one of the most amazing and dynamic cities in the world to live in.  Vancouver offers something for everyone, old and young. To begin with, the natural splendour and beauty of Vancouver draws crowds of … Continue reading

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Investing in Real Estate

Whether or not to invest your hard earned money in real estate is a very personal question.  Not everyone enjoys being a landlord or holding a mortgage and when it comes down to it investing in real estate can require … 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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Remodelling your Summer Cottage

When it comes to investing in renovations, updating your summer home or cottage doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  A few additions and renovations here and there can often be enough to really transform and old cottage … Continue reading

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Midtown Manhattan Penthouse for Sale

If you are curious to know just what $100 million can fetch you in midtown Manhattan well the answer is a spacious, three floor, six bedroom penthouse that boasts spectacular views.  This 8,000 square foot luxury apartment located on West … Continue reading

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