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26 Sep

Our Grand Opening event & what’s to come

  On Sunday, September 11th we celebrated the grand opening of our Uptown office. We welcomed family, friends and clients to drop into the office and enjoy wine, cheese, appetizers and good company. We are grateful for the extraordinary turn out. It was a process getting the...

02 Aug

AirBnB…. an evil according to major cities in BC?

Lately, there has been a lot of debate about AirBnB. Is AirBnB legal? Should it be allowed? Does it effect real estate prices? Does it effect rental rates? Is it a good investment strategy for landlords and investors? These are all good questions. In this article I...

29 Dec

Is Your Dream Home a Passive House?

What exactly is a Passive House? A passive home in Canada uses up to 85% less energy in heating over conventional building standards. A passive house is economically viable because it adapts conventional construction - materials and technologies to reduce energy needs. The quality of the...

05 Nov

Disclosure of Material Latent Defects

“What’s Required, and When.” The basement leaks, but only in heavy rain. The damage from the last flood has been repaired but not the source of the leak. The property showings have been through the dry season and there are no visible signs of these leaks...

15 Oct

Is Your Home Ready for the Winter Months?

Winter is on its way, bringing icy winds, frigid temperatures, and for some of us, utility bills that could make your blood run cold. Fortunately, by taking a few simple steps before the cold and rain hit, you can create a greener, more energy efficient...

03 Sep

Home Security: How Smart are Smart Houses?

Smart technology can turn on your lights, turn up or down your thermostats, and unlock or lock your doors. It can perform many tasks in your home including some you do not want performed. It is not the technology that is the problem; it is...

10 Aug

Paint your home in exchange for FREE mortgage payments

If consumers are willing to accept advertising on their cars, in their personal lives and on their social web pages, then why not their homes as well? That, indeed, is essentially the premise behind a new initiative from California-based mobile ad startup Adzookie, which just...