Recent Articles in ‘Advice & Opinions’

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Developers are learning to cater to downsizers

Trading a big house for a condo or townhouse appeals to many people, but it has to be the right fit

Ross’s shop near Granville Island, which sells everything from textiles and  art to vintage finds.

The Subdued eclectic

Heather Ross takes her artistic inspiration from nature and her own imagination

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MILLENNIALS looking to divide and conquer the housing market

More young Canadians are considering a home purchase with a friend or family member

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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