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November 2022 Founder’s Message

November 2022 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message News Real Estate
The festive holiday season is upon us. Colourful, glittering lights adorn Metro Vancouver, highlighting our reputation as the jewel of the world.
Why The Biggest Mistake A First Time Home Buyer Makes Is Not Using An Experienced Realtor

Why The Biggest Mistake A First Time Home Buyer Makes Is Not Using An Experienced Realtor

Home Buying Real Estate
Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions you will ever make in your life. So why wouldn’t you trust a professional to do it?
7 Important Tips On How To Bear Proof Your Home

7 Important Tips On How To Bear Proof Your Home

Home Care News
Seeing bears walking through residential neighborhoods is now becoming all too common. Here are tips on how to protect your home.
The Cost Of Selling Your Home Without A Real Estate Agent – Is It Worth It?

The Cost Of Selling Your Home Without A Real Estate Agent – Is It Worth It?

Home Selling Real Estate
If you are contemplating on selling your home, there are serious downsides of doing it without the expertise of a real estate agent.
Municipal Elections – Will The Metro Vancouver Mayors And Councilors Deliver On Their Housing Promises?

Municipal Elections – Will The Metro Vancouver Mayors And Councilors Deliver On Their Housing Promises?

News Real Estate
The highly anticipated municipal elections are over. It showed people want change as more than three dozen incumbent mayors were defeated.
October 2022 Founder’s Message

October 2022 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message News Real Estate
Temperatures are cooling once again and trees are ablaze with colour. This fall marks the exciting launch of VIRANI’s Rent + Manage.
Largest Indigenous Land Development In Canadian History Soon To Become A Reality

Largest Indigenous Land Development In Canadian History Soon To Become A Reality

News Real Estate
This ambitious development has been on the drawing board for many years, and finally, the project is coming into fruition.
REBGV Market Update For September 2022 – More Home Sellers Than Buyers

REBGV Market Update For September 2022 – More Home Sellers Than Buyers

Market Update News
The report indicated that more supply than demand and increasing interest rates are pushing Metro Vancouver prices down even further.
The Death of The Dining Room?

The Death of The Dining Room?

News Renovation
Many families are still enjoying dinners together, but chances are they’re not taking place in those formal dining rooms of years gone by.
Municipal Elections 2022 – The Housing & Real Estate Problems Facing The City Of Vancouver And How The Mayoral Candidates Are Addressing Them

Municipal Elections 2022 – The Housing & Real Estate Problems Facing The City Of Vancouver And How The Mayoral Candidates Are Addressing Them

News Real Estate
All candidates generally agree that Vancouver needs more affordable housing, speeding up the permit process and increase density.
Beware Of Rental Scams – How To Recognize Them And How To Avoid Them

Beware Of Rental Scams – How To Recognize Them And How To Avoid Them

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With rising costs, low vacancy rates and high demand for both long and short-term rentals, there has been a huge increase in rental scams.
How To Do A Bathroom Makeover in 4 Easy Steps

How To Do A Bathroom Makeover in 4 Easy Steps

Home Care Renovation
If you have a slightly dated bathroom and don’t want to spend a lot of money, here are some tips on how to do a bathroom makeover.
September 2022 Founder’s Message

September 2022 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message News Real Estate
The cooler, picturesque days of early autumn are upon us. The trees are beginning to change and so is our real estate market.
The “Fixer-Upper” May Not Be The Bargain It Promises To Be

The “Fixer-Upper” May Not Be The Bargain It Promises To Be

Home Care News
The discounted price of a fixer-upper in a good neighborhood is a very attractive prospect, especially for young first time buyers.
REBGV Market Update For August 2022– Sales Have Plunged From The Frenzied Activity A Year Ago

REBGV Market Update For August 2022– Sales Have Plunged From The Frenzied Activity A Year Ago

Market Update News
In the August 2022 market report released by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), the main takeaways were reduced sales, decreasing pri
3 Tips On What You Should Not Do With Your Lawn With This Heat And Lack Of Rain And What You Should Be Doing

3 Tips On What You Should Not Do With Your Lawn With This Heat And Lack Of Rain And What You Should Be Doing

Home Care News
We have been experiencing some hot weather and a lack of rain over the past few weeks, and this has certainly taken its toll on our lawns.
The Hidden Costs Of Buying A Home That Every Homebuyer Should Know About

The Hidden Costs Of Buying A Home That Every Homebuyer Should Know About

Home Buying Real Estate
When you look at purchasing a home, you must make sure that you have a good understanding of how much money you will need to spend.
August 2022 Founder’s Message

August 2022 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message News Real Estate
The long, hot days of summer are slowly coming to a close in the lower mainland. The real estate housing market is entering a new cycle.
The Home Inspector – Important Facts You Must Know

The Home Inspector – Important Facts You Must Know

News Real Estate
A home inspector is often relied upon to vet what is often the largest and most important purchase and investment of your life.
The indoor Air in Your Home is Polluted – Here Are 3 Plants That Can Detox the Air.

The indoor Air in Your Home is Polluted – Here Are 3 Plants That Can Detox the Air.

Home Care News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.
July Founder’s Message – Home Sales Heat Up During the Summer Months

July Founder’s Message – Home Sales Heat Up During the Summer Months

Founder's Message News Real Estate
The longer daylight hours and warmer weather make the summer months one of the best times of the year to buy or sell your home.
5 Important Issues You Should Know About The Current Real Estate Market

5 Important Issues You Should Know About The Current Real Estate Market

News Real Estate
The housing market optics have changed. Here are 5 underlying currents that are affecting the current housing market.
REBGV Market Update For June 2022 – Buyer’s Market Emerging As Home Sales Decline.

REBGV Market Update For June 2022 – Buyer’s Market Emerging As Home Sales Decline.

Market Update News
The June 2022 market report showed that rising interest rates and declining prices are now weighing heavily on buyer’s minds.
The Principal Residence Exemption: The Tax Implications of Selling Your Home – Simplified

The Principal Residence Exemption: The Tax Implications of Selling Your Home – Simplified

Home Selling News
There are other factors that could impact your ability to fully or even partly shelter the appreciation of your home from tax.
Vancouver Now Experiences Stage 2 Water Restrictions – What Does This Mean For Households?

Vancouver Now Experiences Stage 2 Water Restrictions – What Does This Mean For Households?

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If the drought persists, we can move into Stage 3 and Stage 4. The region will carefully gauge how reservoir levels respond to the stage 2 measures.
June Founder’s Message – Market Outlook Amid Rising Interest Rate Landscape

June Founder’s Message – Market Outlook Amid Rising Interest Rate Landscape

Founder's Message News Real Estate
Interest rates are on the rise as Metro Vancouver begins to move towards a more balanced real estate market. Change is on the horizon.
BCFSA Proposed Home Buyer Protection Measures – Some Of The Significant Proposals Explained

BCFSA Proposed Home Buyer Protection Measures – Some Of The Significant Proposals Explained

News Real Estate
Last fall, the BC government announced that it would introduce measures to calm the province’s red hot housing market.
REBGV Market Update For May 2022 – Interest Rates And Lack Of Supply Responsible For Cooling The Market

REBGV Market Update For May 2022 – Interest Rates And Lack Of Supply Responsible For Cooling The Market

Market Update News
After reaching record-setting levels in 2021, home sale activity has returned to more typical seasonal levels in Metro Vancouver this spring.
Why Canning Fruits And Vegetables Is A Good And Easy Thing To Do

Why Canning Fruits And Vegetables Is A Good And Easy Thing To Do

Business Venture Venture
You may have been interested in canning but not sure where to start. Why not give it a try this year?
Planning On Buying A Condo? Here Is Some Important Information You Need To Know About Strata Fees

Planning On Buying A Condo? Here Is Some Important Information You Need To Know About Strata Fees

Home Buying Real Estate
When you buy a condo, you will inevitably have to pay strata fees or maintenance fees, and this is a monthly payment in addition to your mortgage.
The Real Costs of Buying A Home – What Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Expect

The Real Costs of Buying A Home – What Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Expect

Home Buying Real Estate
For many of us buying a home is the biggest investment we will ever make. There are 2 financial aspects you should be aware of.
The Shocking Truth About Your Electrical Wall Plate

The Shocking Truth About Your Electrical Wall Plate

Home Care Renovation
Did you know that in the US, fires resulting from faulty wall plates and outlets cause roughly 2,590 home fires every year?

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