Chances are, you’ve heard the expression, “Your home is your biggest investment.” For most homeowners, that’s true. So, when you’re shopping for a new home, it’s important to consider the financial ramifications of any purchase. Ideally, you want a home that is likely to increase in value over time. In ...Continue Reading
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Keeping your lawn, flowerbeds and shrubs looking great enhances the “curb appeal” of your property. However, it can also be a lot of work! Here are some do-it-yourself tips for making these tasks easier and less time-consuming: Add mulch around trees and shrubs. That way, you won’t have to cut ...Continue Reading
Daydreaming about owning something you can’t afford can be fun. Whether it’s a diamond-encrusted watch from Tiffany & Co., or the latest Lamborghini, even the thought of trying one on or going for a test drive can be exciting. The problem with daydreaming, however, is that it’s all-too-easy to dismiss ...Continue Reading
If you’re like most people, you hope that you’ll receive your online orders within a few days. Sure, a purchase might occasionally arrive later than expected. That’s just the reality of online shopping. But, what if you need an item delivered quickly, without risk of delay? Here are a few ...Continue Reading
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
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