Building permit values down in August

Building permit values down in August

Total building permit values in the Abbotsford region declined in August, according to the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s analysis of today’s Statistics Canada building permit report.

Seller’s Mistakes

Seller’s Mistakes

1. Being Oblivious of Your Rights & Responsibilities
It is of the utmost importance that you stay well informed of the details of your real estate contract.

Grouse Grind - Grind For Kids

Grouse Grind: Grind For Kids

Grind For Kids is a new event that leverages the enthusiasm of the thousands of people in the Lower Mainland that do the Grouse Grind™ on a regular basis. People sign up and ask friends, family and co-workers pledge $1 or more for every Grouse Grind they do between June and October. At the end of the season participants will share their success with the people who have pledged them and request they fulfill their pledges.

House Buying Checklist

House Buying Checklist

One of the most important things you can do is to make a checklist as you search for, find and buy a home. By keeping on top of your game-plan at all times you will greatly increase your chances of success. The market for buying a home has changed immeasurably in the last couple of years so the preparation that you do for your house purchase is essential.

Grouse Grind

Grouse Grind – Grouse Mountain

The Grouse Grind is Vancouver’s most used trail and is renowned for its challenge in requiring physical strength and endurance in order to make it to the top. In less than 3km, the trail climbs more than 850m. Due to the large number of people that use this trail, primarily for exercise, maintenance workers have had to build wooden stairs on much of the path in order to prevent further erosion from overuse.

Eye of the Wind

Grouse Mountain – The Eye of the Wind

For the most part, wind turbines appear to us in magazine articles or on television documentaries perhaps. But very few people have seen a wind turbine up close. And, until now, almost nobody on the planet has been able to say they’ve been inside one – let alone that they’ve been to the top of one.

Borrowing funds for strata repairs

Borrowing funds for strata repairs

What happens if a strata corporation plans a major building facelift, one that includes new windows, a new roof and new paint inside and out, and the strata needs to borrow the money to pay for it?

CREA reaches agreement in principle with Competition Commissioner

CREA reaches agreement in principle with Competition Commissioner

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has reached an agreement in principle with the Commissioner of Competition regarding the application before the Competition Tribunal, subject to the approval of CREA’s member boards at a Special General Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland on October 24, 2010.