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Wall cladding is the material or component of the wall assembly that forms the outer surface of the wall.

It’s the first line of protection from the exterior environment (sun, wind, rain, and temperature) and an important part of a building’s appearance. Check out this video with a checklist of common cladding maintenance items as well as action plan tips. Please contact Diana Dickey 604.618.7060 for the full report ...

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Windows and exterior doors deteriorate over time due to age, usage, wear and tear, plus exposure to the weather.

A relatively small investment in maintenance will extend their lifespan as well as reduce heat loss and energy consumption. This bulletin presents information on inspection and maintenance to ensure good long-term performance of windows and exterior doors. Contact Diana for the full report from BC Housing! ...

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Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can… well… just move in! However, there are a lot of fantastic properties on the market that need some work. For example, you might see a home ...

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Canadian Inflation (May 2021) – June 17, 2021

  Canadian inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose to 3.6% year-over-year in May, up from 3.4% in April. This is the highest level since May of 2011. Much of the increase in inflation was the result of base-year effects, as prices remained depressed in May of ...

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Canadian Housing Starts (May 2021) – June 15, 2021

  Canadian housing starts increased by 3.2% m/m to 275.9k units in May at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). Starts hit a record in March of 333.3k before declining somewhat in April. Single-detached housing starts declined 12% from April, while all other housing starts rose 11%. National housing starts were ...

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement – April 21, 2021

  The Bank of Canada maintained its overnight rate at 0.25 per cent this morning, a level it considers its effective lower bound. The Bank reiterated what it calls “extraordinary forward guidance” in committing to leaving the overnight rate at 0.25 per cent until slack in the economy is absorbed ...

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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 way is to make it as clean and ...

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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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How to Improve WIFI Speed in your Home

These days, just about everyone relies on the internet for work, school, entertainment, shopping, networking, you name it. So, speed and connectivity have become big issues. Ideally, you want a fast, reliable connection — consistently. If you have a router and connect with WIFI, here are some ways to boost ...

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How Emotions Can Get in the Way of Selling

Like most homeowners, you probably don’t think of your property as just a building with rooms and a backyard. To you, it’s much more than that. It’s a home. When you walk into your dining room, for example, you don’t merely see the table and chairs. You see memories. You ...

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