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Station Helps Put London District on the Right Track

December 26th, 2011
Wish we can get properties with this kind of characters in Vancouver... Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2011

Station Helps Put London District on the Right Track


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LONDON — The English poet John Betjeman described the towering Gothic rail station of St. Pancras in north-central London as “too beautiful and too romantic to survive.” But survive it did, even after being s ...

Soundproofing before selling a home?

December 26th, 2011
December 21, 2011

Market Ready

Q. The neighboring apartment has a loud dog. Should we add soundproofing along the shared wall?

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A. Effective soundproofing can be expensive, but it may be worth it if potential buyers are going to be put off by noisy neighbors.

Ilsa Vasquez, a sales associate with MNS Real Estate in New York, said: “I’ve had the issue myself, and I’v ...

Low Borrowing Costs Lure Home Buyers

December 19th, 2011
Historically normal activity keeps the Greater Vancouver 
housing market in a balanced state
VANCOUVER, B.C. – December 2, 2011 – The Greater Vancouver housing market saw relatively typical home sale 
and listing activity in November.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached 
and apartment properties on the region’ ...

Should I Store My Messy Collections of Books?

December 16th, 2011

Books add characters to a property, but too many books look messy. Some beautiful glossy coffee table books can add good visual interest to the property and might help the potential buyer to recall the details of the property later.

November 30, 2011

Market Ready

Q. I have an overflowing wall of books in my living room. Should I store them or reorganize them to mak ...

Can Green Updates Help a Home's Resale Value?

December 16th, 2011

"Green Homes" is a topic on everyone's mind these days. Vancouver is considered one of the greenest cities in North America. But how far a home owner is willing to go for a "green home" is really a personal choice. However, lower energy bills of a property is always an attracitve feature at this economic uncertain time. At minimum, make sure your doors and windows are not drafty.

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Should You Install Stone Countertop Before Selling a House?

December 16th, 2011

Almost all the newer properties these days come with stone coutnertops. However, if your kitchen is really dated, it might not be worth the time and effort to put just a stone countertop in. Again, a neat and clean appreance is likely more appealing to the buyer then spending the money to install a new countertop over an old kitchen.

October 26, 2011

Market Ready

Q ...

Increasing Storage Space

December 16th, 2011
I put half of my books and clothing into storage before my own place went on the market for sale. This article is also so true for Vancouver - we have such expansive real estate! A crowded and disorganized space looks smaller then it really is. 

October 19, 2011

Market Ready

Q. My apartment has very little closet space. Should I add storage before I put it on the m ...

Renovating Bathrooms before Selling?

December 16th, 2011

The bathrooms, no matter new or old - should always look neat and clean. A clean and neat bathroom speaks volume about the personal hygiene of the current owner. For us hygiene crazed North Americans, the cleanliness of a property is oh-so-important. And if renovation is necessary - awalys awayls hire a licensed plumber!

October 12, 2011

Market Ready

Q. Is it worth ...

When to Leave the LIghts in?

December 15th, 2011
It is the best to remove that special ight fixture or any fixture that's personal to you before you put your property on the market. Replace it with something else if necessary. At minimum, make sure your realtor is aware of your unwillingness to part with it. Locally, stores such as Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre and Lighting Warehouse offers many inexpansive and great looking fixtures to c ...

Staging an Apartment

December 15th, 2011
Staging an empty property is almost always a good idea. Most people cannot visualize how to place furnishing for an empty space. They are a number of local Vancouver staging companies such as Decora, which can help you stage your property. Satging definitely adds value to your property and often speeds up the sale.

September 28, 2011

Market Ready

Q. Our old apartme ...

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