Spring cleaning can seem like a great idea until you actually get started. Then it often turns out to be more work than expected! The good news is, there are proven techniques to make the job easier so you can get it done faster. Before you begin the project, make ...Continue Reading
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When you set a budget for a new home, you’re obviously hoping — maybe even expecting — to find the ideal property within that price range. But, it doesn’t always work out that way. In fact, there are many circumstances in which you might have to rethink your budget and ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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! ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading