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Ignore the Market, Focus on Home Affordability

First time homebuyers should disregard market trends and focus on own financial abilities when making a buying decision.

Condo owners advised to check their insurance policies and bylaws

Condominium – Complex insurance deductibles have risen sharply over the past few years. This movement has led to many councils to change their bylaws to enable designation of individual unit to be held financial responsible for damage caused to common property.

Globe & Mail – May 4, 2010

Renovations are a great way to boost your home’s value, but it’s important to be prepared before jumping in head-first….

Top 25 grants and rebates for property buyers and owners

Before you buy your home, check out these grants and rebates options. The list includes Home Buyer’s Plan, Tax rebates, Energy Saving Mortgages, BC Hydro Buy-back Program, a Solar Home Pilot and more! Check it out here REALTOR LINK March 11, 2011

Home renovation tour a great way to spark ideas

Have you ever gone for an evening stroll, stopped momentarily at a neighbour’s newly renovated home, then tried to sneak a peek through the window without being blatantly obvious? For one day only, you won’t have to sheepishly peer through someone’s window to check out the home improvements, you can walk right in the front […]

Going green means higher prices for your home

The city council has set an ambitious path to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission. The first target is to reduce community GHG emissions 33 per cent below current levels by 2020. The second target is to have all new construction GHG neutral by 2030 Statistics show that green homes built in Seattle since 2007 make […]

Curvy shapes create a cozy room, happy people: study

Adding a big round chair or a circular rug or ottoman can make your guests feel more at home. People react more positively to space filled with curvy forms and shapes because curvilinear forms create warmth. In recent research study, students were shown four rooms, two of which contained rounded furniture, while the other two […]

Vancouver Sun – August 10, 2010

The future of green living is in Kamloops, BC, where one of Canada’s first….

HGTV – July 13, 2010

If you are thinking of renovating your kitchen, be sure to think green before you start!

Globe & Mail – June 24, 2010

Signing a mortgage is one of the biggest financial decisions most people will face….


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