Recent Articles in ‘Advice & Opinions’


Making room for families

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


Newcomers to Canada can get help with buying a home

Buying your first home is an important goal for many Canadian families. For newcomers to the country, it can also represent an important step in becoming established in Canada.


Putting a new home within reach

Four ways developers can enhance housing affordability for home buyers


Why a fixed rate might be right for first-time buyers

A home is one of the biggest and most important investments you’ll ever make. If you have the resources to buy now and take advantage of the current low mortgage rates, you are off to a great start. Opting for the security of a fixed rate can certainly put your mind at ease.


mortagage rates, the market and you

Interest rates are still low and sales are up, so make sure you’re prepared to act quickly if you find the right property


heritage revitalization

Restoring our historic buildings turns them into a community asset


Thumbs up for 2015

Experts see continued strength in Greater Vancouver’s real-estate market


Preparing for a new mortgage

Pulling together the right documents can help your mortgage approval go quickly and smoothly


Young Canadians choose to buy

First-time homebuyers put their money where their house is


‘Rates should remain low’

Historically low rates boost confidence in the market and offer an invitation to first-time buyers


Readers’ Choice Award Contest

We’re inviting readers to have their say on Development Design in Metro Vancouver


The benefits of downsizing

It makes sense for many homeowners to shed the family home with all its space and upkeep


Choose the right expert

Sound advice and solutions from a specialist are an essential part of buying a home


Protecting an investment – The Depreciation Report

This report gives stratas the ability to plan ahead for maintenance and replacement costs


Bank of mom and pop

More and more young homebuyers are entering the market with financial help from their parents