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June 2024 Founder’s Message

June 2024 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message
With the spring real estate market still going strong, now is an excellent time to buy, sell or rent. There is a lot of inventory to choose from and
Now is the Time to Ensure That You Have a Beautiful Lawn for the Summer. Here’s How.

Now is the Time to Ensure That You Have a Beautiful Lawn for the Summer. Here’s How.

Home Care
Spring is finally here and many Vancouver homeowners are itching to see lawns come alive. Unfortunately many lawns will need significant help to be
Blog – Property Maintenance tips

Blog – Property Maintenance tips

Home Care
Property maintenance is one of the greatest sources of anxiety for many property managers and owners. Property maintenance costs can get out of hand
Planning on a Renovation? If you are Hiring a Contractor, read these Practical Tips on Protecting your Rights.

Planning on a Renovation? If you are Hiring a Contractor, read these Practical Tips on Protecting your Rights.

Home Care Renovation
Planning on a Renovation? If you are Hiring a Contractor, read these Practical Tips on Protecting your Rights.   You want to get a renovation
May 2024 Founder’s Message

May 2024 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message
Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year on the West Coast. Our boulevards are lined with stunning flowering trees and lush lawns. As we
GVR Market Update For April 2024 – Highest Inventory Levels Since 2020

GVR Market Update For April 2024 – Highest Inventory Levels Since 2020

Market Update News
The April 2024 market report released by the Greater Vancouver Realtors (GVR) reflected the underlying trend of the current real estate market where
GVR Market Report For March 2024 – Home Sales Down As Prices Rise

GVR Market Report For March 2024 – Home Sales Down As Prices Rise

Market Update News
This month, the Greater Vancouver Realtors (GVR) released its housing report for March 2024. Notable was the fact that homes sales were lower than
Moving? Take These Important Steps When You Move Into Your New Home.

Moving? Take These Important Steps When You Move Into Your New Home.

Home Buying Home Selling
We are now into the prime of the moving season – more houses are bought and sold at this time than at any other time of the year. There is a
Strata Council – The Five Main Delegated Roles And Their Responsibilities

Strata Council – The Five Main Delegated Roles And Their Responsibilities

News Real Estate
A Strata council acts as the managing body of the strata corporation ensuring that it runs smoothly for the benefit of the owners. Its role is laid
Moving To A New Home? Here’s How To Get On With The Neighbors From The First Day.

Moving To A New Home? Here’s How To Get On With The Neighbors From The First Day.

Home Buying Home Selling
Moving in and out of a home can be stressful, and thankfully it doesn’t last for many days. Since a neighborhood will experience very few moves
Will The “Home Flipping Tax” Impact Affordability?

Will The “Home Flipping Tax” Impact Affordability?

Home Buying Home Selling
The recent proposed house flipping tax introduced by the BC government will come into effect on January 1, 2025, if passed. Under this legislation,
April 2024 Founder’s Message

April 2024 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message
Spring has sprung and Metro Vancouver’s real estate market is active. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports that the number of
How To Deal Effectively With Pet Owning Tenants

How To Deal Effectively With Pet Owning Tenants

Rent + Manage
In BC, pet owning tenants can find it challenging to find landlords who allow pets on their property, especially with such a tight rental market. As
Moving This Year? Here are Some Great Tips – Part 1 : The Planning Process

Moving This Year? Here are Some Great Tips – Part 1 : The Planning Process

Home Buying Home Selling
Spring is just around the corner and traditionally this is the start of the moving season. If you are planning to move, now is the time to start
Why Real Estate Investing Is A Worthwhile Option

Why Real Estate Investing Is A Worthwhile Option

Home Buying
One of the best decisions you can make is to invest in real estate. If done correctly, real estate investment is stable, profitable and can return a
What You Can Do and Cannot Do When A Tenant Does Not Pay Rent

What You Can Do and Cannot Do When A Tenant Does Not Pay Rent

Rent + Manage
Being a landlord, you have the best interests of your property and will take all the necessary action to ensure that it is running properly and
Will The “Home Flipping Tax” Impact Affordability?

Will The “Home Flipping Tax” Impact Affordability?

Real Estate News
The recent proposed house flipping tax introduced by the BC government will come into effect on January 1, 2025, if passed. Under this legislation,
March Is The Best Time To Start Planting Your Seeds

March Is The Best Time To Start Planting Your Seeds

Home Care
Growing your seeds indoors is useful because it gives your plants a head start, especially when the weather outside is not warm.  This results
March 2024 Founder’s Message – Early Busy Days of Spring

March 2024 Founder’s Message – Early Busy Days of Spring

Founder's Message
This month marks the official beginning of spring. Signs of spring are everywhere as leaves begin to bud and early blooming flowers begin their
New Housing And Infrastructure Woes Top Of Mind At UBCM 2024 Housing Summit

New Housing And Infrastructure Woes Top Of Mind At UBCM 2024 Housing Summit

Real Estate Real Estate News
This year’s Union of the BC Municipalities (UBCM) 2024 housing summit was unique as it was the first time “in a while” that all 3
5 Important Tips To Know When Buying A Rental Property

5 Important Tips To Know When Buying A Rental Property

Home Buying Rent + Manage
Buying a property for investment can be financially rewarding if done the right way, even in a challenging real estate market.   
REBGV Market Update February 2024 – Rise In New Listed Properties In The Market

REBGV Market Update February 2024 – Rise In New Listed Properties In The Market

Market Update
The Greater Vancouver Realtors (GVR) report released for February 2024 marked a surge in Vancouver real estate listings taking pressure of a
Looking For A Luxury Apartment? These Are Some Of The Must Have Amenities

Looking For A Luxury Apartment? These Are Some Of The Must Have Amenities

Real Estate
Finding a luxury apartment that fits your taste is not easy, especially as it impacts your daily lifestyle and overall well-being. The amenities
Why You Should Use A Licensed Property Brokerage To Manage Your Property

Why You Should Use A Licensed Property Brokerage To Manage Your Property

Rent + Manage
In BC, all property managers are required to be licensed by the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). Licensed brokers are bound as licensees to
Why Rental Property Cash Flow Analysis Is So Important

Why Rental Property Cash Flow Analysis Is So Important

Rent + Manage
Investments are made to make a profit. If you own a rental property, you must ensure that the numbers involved reflect the fact that you are making
It’s a Great Idea To Inspect the Neighborhood Before Buying In

It’s a Great Idea To Inspect the Neighborhood Before Buying In

Home Buying
One of the most neglected due-diligence duty done by homebuyers is a thorough screening of the prospective neighborhood. There is a Russian proverb
Housing Challenges Being Faced By Local Municipalities

Housing Challenges Being Faced By Local Municipalities

Market Update
In September, mayors and councillors held their Union Of BC Municipalities (UCBM) Annual General Meeting in Vancouver. As with other years, a major
The Benefits Of Having A Wine Cellar In Your Home

The Benefits Of Having A Wine Cellar In Your Home

Real Estate
Today, wine cellars are no more just limited to luxury mansions and fine dining restaurants. They are becoming a modern trend in many regular
REBGV Market Report For January 2024 – Year Started Strongly With Higher Sales

REBGV Market Report For January 2024 – Year Started Strongly With Higher Sales

Market Update
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) report for January 2024 was released early this month and notable was the fact that newly listed
February 2024 Founder’s Message

February 2024 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message
Metro Vancouver’s real estate market is off to a strong start as the first signs of spring appear on the West Coast. Residential sales and
7 Ways On Improving Energy Efficiency In Rental Properties

7 Ways On Improving Energy Efficiency In Rental Properties

Home Care
Making a property energy efficient, in view of ever-increasing energy costs, will help improve the bottom line of any rental property. While there
Leaving Your Home For A Period Of Time? Take Heed Of This Important Insurance Advice.

Leaving Your Home For A Period Of Time? Take Heed Of This Important Insurance Advice.

Home Insurance
If you are leaving your home for a lengthy period (over a 4 days), you must make sure that you understand how your insurance works when you are not

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