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To renovate or not to renovate

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

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Selling your own house has rewards and risks

It’s tempting to avoid those steep sales commissions, but you might not get everything you bargained for

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Expert advice for your home cellar

Cactus Club sommelier Sebastien Le Goff offers his top tips for wine lovers

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What is your home really worth?

Methods used by the industry to evaluate house prices often fail to tell the whole story

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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

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Furniture as fantastical art

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

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Advertisement: Inspiration for your dream home

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

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Thumbs up for 2015

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

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Young Canadians choose to buy

First-time homebuyers put their money where their house is

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Builders on the go

The homebuilding team of Bryan and Sarah Baeumler construct their houses in the public eye.

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On balance

Today’s real estate market conditions may be difficult to evaluate, but buying a new home has now become relatively affordable.

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Underground cash economy in renovations a recipe for disaster

Upcoming seminar from the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association designed to help homeowners better understand the reno process

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Buying a first house was never so appealing

Government incentives, such as tax credits or a $10,000 handout for first-time buyers, make it easier than ever to make the commitment

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Designed to make a difference

Pick up some valuable tips from celebrity designer Tommy Smythe at this year’s Interior Design Show West

New, darker window frames are the inspiration for the exterior wall colour and some new shutters. This cream-coloured home needs contrast to stand up to darker neighbours.

Colour choice helps your home fit into neighbourhood

Soft demeanour requires elements in deeper shades to balance with nearby red brick walls