Recent Articles in ‘Advice & Opinions’

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Young Canadians choose to buy

First-time homebuyers put their money where their house is

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‘Rates should remain low’

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

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Readers’ Choice Award Contest

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

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The benefits of downsizing

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

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Choose the right expert

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

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Protecting an investment – The Depreciation Report

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

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Bank of mom and pop

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

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Market becomes calm but brisk

Downsizers are playing a key role in B.C.’s still-strong real estate outlook

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Walkability appeal

Compact, convenient neighbourhoods close to amenities and transportation are creating jobs and attracting new homeowners

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Refinancing solutions

Using the equity in your home can be a practical and lower-cost way to borrow money

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Fourth-quarter uptick

RBC notes an improvement in the city’s home affordability

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Creative condos

Imaginative new developments are improving housing affordability and livability for Metro Vancouverites

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Commitment to excellence

Builders, renovators and developers compete for national SAM Awards recognizing outstanding work in the industry

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Timing your move

Finding the right time to stop renting and start owning

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2013 In review

From density to transit, a look back and look ahead