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How to sell your home without stress

October 19th, 2013
If you are contemplating listing your home, here are a few tips you may find helpful:

1. DE-CLUTTER WELL IN ADVANCE


Even before your realtor sets an eye on your home — and at least a month prior to listing (make that two months if you still have VHS tapes) — confront your basement and open your closets. Take off the filtered glasses that prevent you from seeing the clutter you’ve accumu ...

The cost to build a laneway home

October 15th, 2013

More than 1,000 laneway house permits have been issued in Vancouver since they became legal in 2009, according to a news release issued recently.

Since the program began until July of this year, 1,049 new laneway housing permits were issued. Last year, 354 permits were issued, up from the 192 issued in 2010.

The city heralded the numbers as evidence of its commitment to affordabl ...

634 SEMLIN Drive, Vancouver East, British Columbia

October 12th, 2013

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 634 SEMLIN Drive, Vancouver East, British Columbia

Attention all renovators and builders! Here is a rare opportunity to take over a great project. This is a 3 level home in need of kitchens and bathrooms. The lower level is a walk out basement that is full height with radiant floor plumbing in place. The main floor is full of ideas and the upstair ...

1670 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

October 12th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 1670 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

This beautiful home features a huge open main floor with a stunning gourmet kitchen with S/S appliances and amazing living space with fireplace, 2 pc bathroom and walk out deck area. Upstairs offers 2 king size bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms. Downstairs is awesome; perfect bedroom area with ...

1678 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

October 12th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 1678 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

This beautiful home features a huge open main floor with a stunning gourmet kitchen with S/S appliances and amazing living space with fireplace, 2 pc bathroom and walk out deck area. Upstairs offers 2 king size bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms. Downstairs is awesome; perfect bedroom area with ...

1662 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

October 12th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 1662 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

This beautiful home features a huge open main floor with a stunning gourmet kitchen with S/S appliances and amazing living space with fireplace, 2 pc bathroom and walk out deck area. Upstairs offers 2 king size bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms. Downstairs is awesome; perfect bedroom area with ...

1668 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

October 12th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 1668 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

This beautiful home features a huge open main floor with a stunning gourmet kitchen with S/S appliances and amazing living space with fireplace, 2 pc bathroom and walk out deck area. Upstairs offers 2 king size bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms. Downstairs is awesome; perfect bedroom area with ...

1666 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

October 12th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 1666 5TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

This beautiful home features a huge open main floor with a stunning gourmet kitchen with S/S appliances and amazing living space with fireplace, 2 pc bathroom and walk out deck area. Upstairs offers 2 king size bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms. Downstairs is awesome; perfect bedroom area with ...

Interest rates may stay low till 2016

October 4th, 2013
The Bank of Canada won't pronounce on interests rates until later this month, but Scotiabank economists are jumping the gun in speculating Canadians won't have anything to worry about until 2016.

The economists say remarks by the central bank's senior deputy governor earlier this week suggest the bank's view is now that the economy's spare capacity may remain into sometime in 2016.

Ev ...

Home sales in Vancouver up 64% from year ago

October 2nd, 2013
Home sales in the Vancouver region were up nearly 64 per cent in September as the market posted big gains compared with a year ago when sales plunged in the wake of changes to mortgage lending rules.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said there were 2,483 sales through its Multiple Listing Service in September, up from 1,516 a year ago.

"While sales are up considerably from l ...

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