August 31, 2013
I have sold a property at 2508 301 Capilano RD in Port Moody
I have sold a property at 2508 301 Capilano RD in Port Moody.
THE NEXT PHASE OF URBAN LIVING IN PORT MOODY
|Welcome to The Residences. Here you'll find luxuriously spacious living, spectacular panoramic views, an impressive 30,000 sq. ft. of amenities and unique architectural innovations. this stunning 26-storey tower is nestled in the private corner of the master planned community allowing for maximum privacy, while maintaining close proximity to the vibrancy of Suter Brook Village.
- Stunning 26-storey tower nestled in the private corner of Suter Brook Village designed by the award winning Lawrence Doyle Young + Wright Architects of the IBI Group
- Part of the Suter Brook Village community, Port Moody's premier urban centre...
August 28, 2013
Protect Your Most Valuable Investment with a Home Inspection
There’s no doubt about it; purchasing a home may be your largest and most valuable investment. But before purchasing or selling a home, it’s important to know whether it is in fact a good investment. The best way to protect yourself is to conduct a home inspection prior to purchasing or selling a home.
The first step for homeowners and buyers is to know what the current condition of the home is in, and whether or not repairs may be needed. There are many hidden flaws and safety hazards lurking around the home that only professional home inspectors can detect. A qualified home inspector examines the home in its entirety and can ultimately help you make an informed decision. Such decisions can help protect homeowners from buying a less...
August 28, 2013
10 Quick Tips to Add More Value to your Outdoor Home
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Your outdoor home is often forgotten when selling your home. The attention of your interiors becomes the focal point and the fact that most homebuyers make up their minds before setting foot inside your home is a daunting reality. Before you miss out on potential homebuyers let’s look at ways to add more value to your outdoor home. From brightening up your exterior color and architectural amenities to landscaping and entertaining areas, your outdoor home is a gold mine of opportunities. Here are 10 quick tips to lend more value to your exterior home and help you sell your home a lot faster this season.
1. Refresh the exterior of your home
The façade or exterior of your...
August 28, 2013
10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries
By Dr. Mercola
Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in other countries.
Here, I’ll review 10 American foods that are banned elsewhere, which were featured in a recent MSN article.1
Seeing how the overall health of Americans is so much lower than other industrialized countries, you can’t help but wonder whether toxic foods such as these might play a role in our skyrocketing disease rates.
#1: Farm-Raised Salmon
If you want to maximize health benefits from fish, you want to steer clear of farmed fish, particularly farmed salmon fed dangerous chemicals. Wild salmon gets its bright...
August 28, 2013
How to Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 a Year
Cringe at the thought of major repairs to your home? It’s the little preventative maintenance things you do throughout the year that’ll keep big repair bills at bay. In fact, you can keep your entire house fit and healthy for a mere $300 per year. Here’s how.
1. Get up close and personal with your house.
Annual cost: $0-$10
Trust us — you want to be on intimate terms with your house. The more familiar you are, the easier it is to spot potential trouble spots before they get out-of-hand — and expensive to fix.
You don’t have to be a pro inspector; just take the time to stroll around. A DIY inspection costs nothing — and could save you thousands. Look for:
- Cracks in the foundation. Hairline...
August 28, 2013
'Renewed vigour' in Vancouver market hurting housing affordability
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:23AM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:30PM PDT
OTTAWA -- Home ownership has become less affordable for the average Canadian, but that hasn't stopped many from jumping into what may already be an overpriced market, suggests a new report from the Royal Bank.
Royal Bank says its housing affordability index reversed course in the second quarter of this year in two of the three categories it measures -- bungalows and two-storey homes -- after generally improving over the past year.
That means that on average, Canadians were paying more of the pre-tax income to service their homes compared to the first quarter of the year, although the index is still down from a year ago
August 28, 2013
VANCOUVER THIRD MOST LIVABLE CITY IN THE WORLD
Once again Vancouver has been ranked the third most livable city in the world, according to the 2013 Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Livability Survey.
For the most part the top cities and remained similar to last year as Canadian cities landing in three of the top 10 spots.
Top 10 most livable cities 2013
1. Melbourne, Australia, 97.5
2. Vienna, Austria, 97.4
3. Vancouver, Canada, 97.3
4. Toronto, Canada, 97.2
5. Calgary, Canada, 96.6
5. Adelaide, Australia, 96.6
7. Sydney, Australia, 96.1
8. Helsinki, Finland, 96.0
9. Perth, Australia, 95.9
10. Auckland, New Zealand, 95.7
August 27, 2013
I have sold a property at 69 10221 WILSON AVE in Mission
I have sold a property at 69 10221 WILSON AVE in Mission.
Estate Sale and must be Sold. Solid 3 bdrm and den home situated on a double corner lot. Huge master bdrm w/his & hers dble closets & laminate floors. Good sized 2nd bdrm w/a 3 piece enste ( used to be the master bdrm) plus a 3rd bdrm &small den. Nicely updated 4pce main bath w/new tub surround, sink & vanity & ceramic flring. Nicely updated kit w/raised white cabinets, newer lino & a large E/A as well as a sep dinrm & adjoining famrm opening onto the 12 x 15 cov.s/deck. Cozy lvgrm w/ a gas heatilator F/P. New roof approx 5 years ago.
August 20, 2013
Fun Backyard Forts Grown-Ups Can Love, Too
Kids might use them for secret meetings, but the word is out on these tree houses and playhouses that consider adult design tastes
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While any sort of platform in a tree or a cardboard box clubhouse will make a kid happy, it is a great bonus if this permanent structure is visually appealing for adults. Even better if it's a place we like to escape to from time to time.
With the latest in kiddo fort designs, children get the benefits of climbing walls, fire poles and suspended bridges, while the grown-ups get to gaze out on little structures that look like an architect's model or a Mondrian...
August 20, 2013
VANCOUVER’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOME LISTING AT $35 MILLION
Million dollar homes are nothing new to the City of Vancouver. But this rare opportunity to own both sides of this award winning “Heritage A” Mansion located in 1st Shaughnessy is on another level of opulence.
This luxurious estate was the home of the former Lt. Governor. The house is actually two separate units and until now these two units have never been on the market at the same time. However, since the current owner has connected both for easy access, they have been listed as one.
The units can easily be converted back to two independent units (#1 – 4686 sq ft /#2 – 7530 sq ft) combined total of 12,216 square feet.
This beautifully restored heritage residence includes formal rooms, 2 wine cellars, oak floors,...
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