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  • Can New Kitchen Appliances Increase the Value of Your Home?

    Next to a major kitchen renovation, replacing appliances is the most expensive way to upgrade the space. So if you’re purchasing a new refrigerator, stove or dishwasher in order to make your home more attractive to buyers, you want to make wise purchasing decisions. The most important... read more

  • Avoiding moisture problems in the home

    Moisture is water. Water is great. It quenches thirst, it is pretty to look at, it is the basis of most life forms on Earth. It's probably one of the only chemical formulas that most people know (H2O). Unfortunately, there are many hidden sources of moisture in your home that can lead to... read more

  • Bank of Canada cuts rates; shocks everyone!

    The Bank of Canada shocked markets today by cutting its key overnight lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point, citing the economic threat posed by plunging oil prices. "The drop in oil prices is unambiguously negative for the Canadian economy," Bank of Canada governor Stephen... read more

  • Uber Vancouver

    No longer just a word your teenager uses to describe something in the superlative, Uber has been generating an awful lot of buzz recently - good and bad. What is Uber? From their website, they state: Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through... read more

  • Award Wallet, for points collectors

    My wife and I love to travel, plain and simple. We have been all over North America, Africa, Australia, Europe and Caribbean. It didn't take me long to figure out that travel points are a neccessity for covering (or simply subsidizing) the costs of our passion. However, much like most people,... read more

  • Increased demand in the Fraser Valley

    The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,448 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in October, an increase of 16 per cent compared to the 1,249 sales during the same month last year and 2 per cent more than in September. Ray Werger, the Board’s president, says,... read more

  • Happy First-time Buyers Make Me Happy

    In this business, there aren't too many better feelings than when you help your clients find that perfect home - especially, their first home! A close second, though, is when your efforts and hard work are recognized in writing. I had the pleasure of working with first-time buyers (newlywed... read more

  • A New Look at Caffeine

    I read a very interesting article today on the effects of caffeine and the negative cycle it can perpetuate until stopped. It provides some facts that I didn't know, including: "...caffeine has a six-hour half-life, which means it takes a full twenty-four hours to work its way out of... read more

  • 8th Avenue Elite Realty in Surrey, closed by RECBC

    Sometimes news travels fast, and sometimes it can come and go without anyone realizing there was anything going on. The news of 8th Avenue Elite Realty in Surrey having their doors shut down by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) was broadcast to all REALTORS­® last week,... read more

  • Your agent said what?!?!

    I was holding an open house recently, during which, I couldn't believe what I was hearing at one point. The property was beautifully renovated, it was a gorgeous, sunny, day with blue skies and people were popping in consistently. Nothing too busy, but just enough that I had people to talk... read more