Tag Archives: Vancouver Real Estate

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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Simple DIY Baby Room Decor

While splurging on some items for baby is fun for new parents, the cost of everything from car seats and wraps to cloth diapers and strollers can really start to add up.  But as with most things, a little time … Continue reading

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Rezoning Application for Howe and Pender Street Tower

A rezoning application is currently being put forth by financial giant Credit Suisse which would see the building of a 30 storey tower on the site of the Vancouver Stock Exchange.  The Vancouver Stock exchange building is an historic building, … 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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Furniture with a History

For some furnishing their home is a quick and simple process. Click here to see some discount modern furniture for your home.  A trip to a large-scale furniture warehouse with recliners can be all it takes. Or you can always … 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 according to the global parking statistics.  While many of the increases are only of a cent or two, some are rather more steep. Thus for instance, the cost … 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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Vancouver Named one of the Top Ten Beach Cities

Recently, the National Geographic Society included Vancouver amongst its list of the top ten beach cities in the world.  This nod to the amazing lifestyle and beauty of Vancouver comes as no surprise to many of its residents.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Blind Restaurant to Open in Vancouver

Opening on September 20th, Dark Table will be the first blind restaurant in Vancouver.  The owner, Moe Alameddine, has already opened two others in Canada with his company O. Noir, in Montreal back in 2006 and in Toronto in 2009. … Continue reading

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Kitsilano Market Update

The Kitsilano neighbourhood as well as the Greater Vancouver area are all peaking in terms of inventory this month.  Compared to the same time a year ago, the July listings of inventory are higher. Despite higher listings, sales are averaging … 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 a  few … 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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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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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 see this here. According to home mortgage experts, this will spur potential buyers to … 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 hot water powered home in hopes of winning a prestigious U.S. competition. The competition, called the Solar Decathlon, has been around for ten years … Continue reading

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Housing Prices to Go Down this Year

According to recent reports by realtors in Vancouver and other officials, market forces remain steady.  Although prices may dip a little homes for sale Vancouver and condos for sale Vancouver will continue to sell. Though national sales are forecast to … Continue reading

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New Transitional HST/PST Housing Regulations

With the provincial transition from the HST back to the PST approaching in April 2013, the government has announced some new provisional regulations.  The measures are designed to lessen the burden of the HST for home buyers. The measures include … Continue reading

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