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Vancouver Resource Referral - Healthy Divorce Options

(February 24, 2012, posted in Local Information)

I have a wonderful resourse in my network that I would like to introduce you to.

"Healthy Divorce Options" is a team of collaborative professionals dedicated to help you sort out one of the most difficult transitions in life – separation and divorce. No one gets married with the intention of divorcing but this is a common reality for many couples and families in our community. You may have heard... read more.

Real Estate 101: Mortgage Information & Glossary

(February 24, 2012, posted in Real Estate 101 Series)



Basic Definitions

Mortgage
A long-term loan primarily for the purpose of buying a home. A mortgage is a legal agreement in which the borrower pledges the property being purchased as security for the loan.

Principal
The amount of the loan - the cash you actually borrow.

Term
The number of months or years the mortgage covers. Normally, it will be anywhere from six months to five years.

Amortization
The actu... read more.

Yaletown Open House!

(February 21, 2012)

We are proud to announce that this Feb 26th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 918 COOPERAGE Way in the Yaletown neighborhood, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Yaletown.

Please come with any questions you may have.

As always please do not hesitate to give me a call at if I can answer any questions before the open house... read more.

Yaletown Open House!

(February 21, 2012)

We are proud to announce that this Feb 25th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 918 COOPERAGE Way in the Yaletown neighborhood, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Yaletown.

Please come with any questions you may have.

As always please do not hesitate to give me a call at if I can answer any questions before the open house, o... read more.

Real Estate 101: Preparing your home for sale

(February 18, 2012, posted in Real Estate 101 Series)



Break out the mop and the paintbrush. It's time to give your home a mini-makeover. Here are all the little things you can do to attract the big offers.

See your home through a buyer's eyes
Now's the time to address your home's little imperfections: the hole in the screen door, the chipped paint on the baseboards, and the mess in the basement. 

Get rid of clutter
Your house will feel a lot bigger and m... read more.

Government announces new HST/PST housing transitional rules

(February 17, 2012, posted in Buying Your Home)

The government today announced the HST/PST transitional rules on new homes.

As the province transitions back to the PST, which will replace the HST effective April 1, 2013, measures to ease the HST burden on new home buyers include:

The BC New Housing Rebate threshold will increase to $850,000 from $525,000, so that more than 90% of newly built homes will now be eligible for a provincial HST rebate... read more.

Yaletown Open House!

(February 15, 2012)

We are proud to announce that this Feb 19th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 918 COOPERAGE Way in the Yaletown neighborhood, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Yaletown.

Please come with any questions you may have.

As always please do not hesitate to give me a call at if I can answer any questions before the open house... read more.

Yaletown Open House!

(February 15, 2012)

We are proud to announce that this Feb 18th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 918 COOPERAGE Way in the Yaletown neighborhood, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Yaletown.

Please come with any questions you may have.

As always please do not hesitate to give me a call at if I can answer any questions before the open house, o... read more.

Home Sales Rise Outside Lower Mainland

(February 15, 2012, posted in BCREA Monthly Update)

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that the dollar volume of homes sold through Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC dipped 7.6 per cent to $2.1 billion in January compared to the same month last year. A total of 3,976 homes traded hands on the MLS® over the same period, down 3.9 per cent. The average MLS® residential price was 3.8 per cent lower at $527,219 compared to... read more.

7th annual Winterruption Festival on Granville Island

(February 13, 2012, posted in Local Information)

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February 2012 is shaping up to be a month packed with things to do in Vancouver: the next big event is the 7th annual Winterruption Festival on Granville Island.

Winterruption 2012 is a three-day festival loaded with all-ages fun. Celebrating both local and international artists of all disciplines, the festival has kids™ theatre and activities, art exhibitions from Granville Island's many residents... read more.

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