Recent Articles in ‘Advice & Opinions’

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Jamie Banfield powers up

Vancouver designer Jamie Banfield will be stylishly plugging us into the latest energy-saving tricks—and the modern, stylish West Coast vibe—at the BC Hydro Smart Home.

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Bringing it home

The BC Home + Garden Show is a showcase of colourful ideas to implement in your own abode, no matter how big or small, grand or humble

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Colour your world

Designer Tiffany Pratt finds inspiration in all the colours of the rainbow and then some

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Small space. Big style.

How HONOMOBO turns shipping containers into sleek, chic homes

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Moving on up, and up

Urban Development Institute forecasts Vancouver real estate prices will continue to rise in 2017

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A city block full of inspiration

Row housing could address problems in Vancouver’s housing market

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Building on your home’s value

Investing “sweat equity” is still worth the effort in Metro Vancouver

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Adjust your expectations

How Canada’s new mortgage rules affect you

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Romancing the home

The Expandables find 10 ways to reignite the passion

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Inclusive, diverse, vibrant

How community plans build livable neighbourhoods

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READY, SET, ORGANIZE

CTV anchor and mom Keri Adams offers her best tips for staying on top of the busyness of fall

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To renovate or not to renovate

That’s the question on many a homeowner’s mind

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Choosing the right amortization period

Paying off a mortgage sooner saves money, but it’s not possible for everyone

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Yes to the YIMBY

A positive new movement gives neighbourhood developments the nod

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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