Recent Articles in ‘Advice & Opinions’

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Selling your own house has rewards and risks

It’s tempting to avoid those steep sales commissions, but you might not get everything you bargained for

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Managing your most important debt

Renegotiating, refinancing or moving your mortgage can really pay off

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Vintage style modern function

Jillian Harris gives a Hollywood Regency home a glittering update

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Expert advice for your home cellar

Cactus Club sommelier Sebastien Le Goff offers his top tips for wine lovers

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What is your home really worth?

Methods used by the industry to evaluate house prices often fail to tell the whole story

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The importance of a healthy down payment

The more money you can put down, the more you’ll save over the course of your mortgage

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Help at last for the Metro Vancouver rental market

New programs encourage the construction of rental units and help tenants assess their quality

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Is there an end in sight to B.C’s booming market?

Forecasters say they expect housing prices and demand to level off in the not-too-distant future

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UDI: Townhomes might be one solution to our affordability crisis

In Metro Vancouver, they are an attractive option for buyers priced out of single-family properties

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Kevin Lutz: To buy or not to buy in 2016

MORTGAGE MATTERS BY KEVIN LUTZ Ask yourself a few key questions before you decide when and where to buy your next home Is now a good time to buy? That’s what every prospective home buyer wants to know. There is plenty of information in the media these days about the affordability of homes in Vancouver […]

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Moving? You might want to move your mortgage too

Transferring or ‘porting’ your mortgage to a new property can save you money

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Furniture as fantastical art

Judson Beaumont creates imaginative home furnishings that blur the line between practicality and sheer whimsy

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Advertisement: Inspiration for your dream home

The Vancouver Home + Design Show is back with top designers and new features

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Clear skies ahead for Metro Vancouver’s housing market

Sales have been brisk for condos and houses in the first half of 2015, and there is no slowdown in sight

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Making room for families

The market is hot for small, affordable homes, but Lower Mainland municipalities need to plan ahead to accommodate growing households