Recent Articles in ‘Ask An Expert’

In the Garden: Contain yourself

Pots and planters are the ideal solution for small outdoor spaces.

Mortgage Matters: Rates going up? Don’t be down

How to protect your purchasing power in an era of rising interest rates

BC Home + Garden Show: HGTV’s Danielle Bryk finds design solutions everywhere

Small screen inspiration

BC Home + Garden Show: Love It or List It contractor Kenny Gemmill offers reno tips

Reno reality

Urban Development: Putting civility back into civic politics

Seeking positive ways to engage communities in future planning

Mortgage Matters: Foundation for a money maker

What to know before purchasing and financing an investment property

Mortgage Matters: Borrowing rules tighten up

Lenders to set qualifying rates higher to protect against rate increasess

Discover the Vancouver Fall Home Show

Top-notch décor and design ideas for homes great and small

Smart renovations

Take the time to research and hire a professional

Mortgage Matters: A family affair

What parents need to know before helping their children with a home purchase

The downsizing dilemma

How to lose the clutter without giving up your memories

Real estate: Q&A with Michael Geller

Architect and planner Michael Geller envisions a plan for the city’s future

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.

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

Colour your world

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