Category Archives: Vancouver Real Estate

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, making it one of several great places to look for lakefront properties for sale. Those that move to Vancouver not only get … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of the Perfect Patio – Yaletown Vancouver

Yaletown. When you think of this buzzing neighborhood in Vancouver British Columbia what image pops into your head? For me, it’s the typical stereotype- chic boutiques, upscale restaurants, modern condos, lofts and luxury apartments, and pretty girls with designer dogs … 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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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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Building a Custom House that Meets your Size Needs

According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, the median size that home buyers are looking for is 2,226 square feet. These days many people seem to prefer to build their own house, and as such … Continue reading

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Home Alarm Systems

Selecting a home security installation company and the right security systems are important tasks for any new home owner.  Keeping your house safe with security systems will ensure a sense of peace and make you feel secure. In addition, when … Continue reading

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Lightening up your Roofing

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. When starting a lighting renovation, … 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 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 a land for sale in new mexico, homes, ranches for sale and building parts.  These firms are making bets that the housing recovery is at hand. But … 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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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 and will be made of brick and high quality concrete … 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 (like these coastal and marine recycled plastic textiles) can make all the difference … 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 bathroom renovations 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 air conditioning services efficiency, our homes are now designed to help keep the cold out. … 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 and how to connect them with stairs Sydney help.  While this is important of course, especially … 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 for a first time home buyer to tell whether or not you should buy in a particular neighbourhood.  In his book Before you Buy! The Homebuyer’s Handbook … Continue reading

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