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.

Certainty of land title for commercial development on First Nations land

Certainty of land title for commercial development on First Nations land

In the past, commercial real estate developers and entrepreneurs doing business on First Nations land have faced complex regulatory barriers.

Housing Activity to Stabilize in 2010-2011

Housing Activity to Stabilize in 2010-2011

After a strong finish to 2009, and a robust first quarter of 2010, housing starts have moderated.

James Living - Southeast False Creek

James, the best value in Southeast False Creek

If you have not been into visit James recently, now is the time! James offers incredible value – the best in the Southeast False Creek community. James will be a landmark community in this neighbourhood sought after by residents and renters alike.

Solar Homes Strategy Vancouver

$4300 Incentive from City and Terasen Gas Targets New & Existing Homes

The fall season is shaping up to be a shining success for solar hot water in BC. The Solar Community of Vancouver has increased their incentive offer to homeowners in the city with $4300 now available for solar hot water installations in both new and existing homes.