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Renovating Your Home in Stages

For most home owners, renovation means finding the right balance between what you would like and what you can afford. Depending on the type of job, doing the work in stages may allow you to achieve the results you really want, without undue financial pressure. Professional renovators can help you get the greatest value for […]

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How to Make Your Home Renovations More Comfortable

Renovating your home is a unique experience. It is a true business partnership between home owner and renovator. Not only are you working together to turn your visions and dreams into reality, on time and on budget, but you usually continue to live in your home while the renovation takes place. Each partner plays an […]

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Use an Inspection for Renovation Planning

Thinking about renovating your home? Before you start making plans, think about your house for a moment. What kind of shape is it in? How many years before you have to replace your roof shingles? Can the electrical system handle additional demand? When was the last time someone looked at your plumbing system? Are there […]

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Canada’s Mortgage Stress Test and Declining Home Prices

The Vancouver and Canadian housing markets are beginning to shift. After years of borrowing and price inflation, regulators are beginning to shift course. CIBC recently announced they are expecting a 50% decline in new mortgage originations later in 2018. Slowing mortgage loan growth reflects weaker and less frequent home sales activity. While CIBC does not […]

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Financial Checklist for First-Time Homebuyers

For many, purchasing a home will be the largest expense ever incurred. Before diving in, it is essential to organize your finances strategically to better understand your budget, home requirements, and desired area. Here is a simple but comprehensive checklist to help you move forward toward this major, life-changing purchase. Save, save, save—Experts suggest that […]

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Vancouver Land is in High Demand—Here’s Why

In recent years, Vancouver’s housing market has attracted a lot of attention. No, not for its natural beauty and the bountiful amenities. With a Multiple Service Listing Home Price Index (MPL HPI) of $1,046,900, this is Canada’s most expensive real estate market. Home and land prices have risen steadily over the past decade, making area […]

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