Recent Articles in ‘Advice & Opinions’


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


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


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


Moving? You might want to move your mortgage too

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


Furniture as fantastical art

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


Advertisement: Inspiration for your dream home

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


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


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