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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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Future of Cornwall Avenue and Point Grey Road to be Discussed

An open house will be held soon in the city of Vancouver with regards to the future of Cornwall Avenue and Point Grey Rd.  These streets have been chosen by the city as targets for the triple-A (or all ages … 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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Seasonal Storage 101

As the colder weather continues to blow its way in, many people are faced with the difficult task of storing all of their warmer gear.  For many people space is a key issue here.  Finding workable solutions for storage is … 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 doing basement remodeling 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 … 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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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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Mixed Income Housing Crucial to Economic Success

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, has suggested that creating more low- and middle-income homes is going to be key to the city’s economic health.  According to the mayor, affordable housing is going to be central to the future of Vancouver as … Continue reading

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Canada’s Smallest Condo to be Built in Surrey

Tien Sher, a Surrey condo development company, is hoping to build what would be Canada’s smallest condo.  The Vancouver condos for sale, would start at a mere 290 square feet, with other suites ranging in size from 305 square feet … Continue reading

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