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Learn to identify what type of paint and coating protection is on your home, and when and how to maintain it.

Have you ever noticed how a building shows its age? A new building looks clean, the exterior isn’t faded, the wood trim is in perfect shape, metal parts are not rusted or scratched, and it even smells new. As the new appearance disappears, so does the protection provided by paints, ...

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Failing to maintain or replace aged or degraded sealants can cause damage to the building envelope and will lessen its durability

A relatively small investment in maintaining the sealant – and replacing it, when necessary – will help prevent damage to the building envelope including to the wall itself and the building’s structure. Please contact Diana for the full report from BC Housing ...

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How to Determine the Best Features of your Home

What is it about your property that stands out? What will buyers like most about it? What are your home’s most enticing features? Answering those questions will help you determine which features to emphasize when selling your home. After all, you want buyers to notice and appreciate your property’s best ...

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4 Reasons Why Buyers Get Turned Off by an Otherwise Ideal Property

When prospective buyers view your property, you hope they will think it’s the perfect fit for them. It might well be. However, there are things that can get in the way of a buyer recognizing that perfect fit and making an offer. Take a look at these common reasons why ...

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Time to complete your speculation and vacancy tax declaration

Residential property owners in communities where the speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) applies will soon receive their declaration package and can complete it online at: https://gov.bc.ca/spectax All owners on the title, including spouses and relatives, must complete a declaration to claim an exemption or determine eligibility for a tax credit. Corporations ...

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Canadian Monthly Real GDP (Nov) – January 29, 2021

Canadian real GDP grew by 0.7% in November, following a 0.4% increase in the previous month. This is the seventh consecutive monthly gain since the steepest drops in Canadian history was observed in March and April. This brings GDP 3% below the February pre-pandemic level of output. Fourteen of the ...

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Front Walkway Improvements that Boost Curb Appeal

  Front Walkway Improvements that Boost Curb Appeal Your front walkway is one of the first sections of real estate a buyer will set foot on when coming to see your home. So, it makes sense to make that pathway to your front door as appealing as possible. The obvious ...

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5 Ways to Add Fun to the Selling Process

When you think about selling your property, do you dwell on the possible work and stress involved? You’re not alone. Many homeowners share the same concerns. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, there are plenty of ways to add some fun, anticipation, and even a sense ...

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