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February 27th, 2008
On February 27th wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere.
Wear a pink shirt, hat, scarf, glasses - or whatever! - while at school, work, etc.
Why pink? Click below:
Christy Clark has spearheaded a campaign in BC to STOP BULLYING! She was inspired by a high sch ...
February 18th, 2008
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- February 4, 2008 - The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential attached, detached and apartment property sales totaled 1,819 in January 2008, an increase of 0.7 per cent over the 1,806 total residential sales in January 2007 and a 5.5 per cent decline from the 1, 924 sales recorded in January 2006.
New listings for detached, attached and ap ...
July 12th, 2007
7th Annual Marpole Summerfest!!
Looking for something to do this Saturday, July 14?? Marpole Summerfest is a free, family-oriented community celebration held along Granville Street (between 63rd and 71st Avenues) in the Marpole commercial district. From 11 AM to 3 PM, Granville Street will be alive with fantastic merchant sidewalk sales, special promotions and local restaurants offering tast ...
June 5th, 2007
On May 30th my family and I moved!! Surrounded by boxes, the movers are going to arrive at 9am. Looking around and seeing all that has to be moved, I couldn't help but think "will we be out of here by noon when the Buyer's are coming to move in??? Can I get everything clean before they arrive??". Well if it weren't for our movers then the answer would be NO. We were only moving 4 blocks away ...
May 8th, 2007
Have you ever thought…”I wonder if my realtor practices what he/she preaches??” Here is my story.
Well, Colin and I decided it was time for a move. Now that I am a licensed realtor I had the misconception that things would be much less stressful as I know the process and how to stage my home for sale. WAS I EVER WRONG!! We had already found the place we would like to buy so the next step ...
April 16th, 2007
Regular Maintenance is the Key
Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices is the best way to protect your investment in your home. A regular schedule of seasonal maintenance can put a stop to the most common and costly problems, before they occur.
If you do not feel comfortable performing some of the home maintenance tasks listed below, or have the necess ...
March 20th, 2007
PST Exemptions for property owners
The PST exemption on ENERGY STAR® qualified energy efficient residential heating equipment continues. Eligible equipment includes:
• gas-fired, forced-air furnaces are exempt if bought or leased before January 1, 2008;
• boilers and air and ground source heat pumps are exempt if bought or leased before April 1, 2009;
• oil-fired, forced-air furnaces are e ...
February 8th, 2007
With Valentines Day just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to mention that a Vancouver landmark has just celebrated its 100th year of brining sparkle to our city. Last night Birks jewelers celebrated its 100th anniversary in Vancouver with an event at its flagship store on Granville & Hastings.
Birks was founded in 1879 in Montreal but came to Vancouver in 1907. Hen ...
January 9th, 2007
Another big year for Greater Vancouver housing sales
VANCOUVER, B.C. January 4, 2007 – Two thousand and six was another busy year for the real estate market in Greater Vancouver. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that there were 35,506 sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in 2006, a decrease of 12.4 per cent in comparison to the record-breaking 40,530 ...
January 8th, 2007
Canada Post Introduces New Stamp with Lasting Appeal! Pennywise Canadians to benefit from new PERMANENT stamp
Canada Post announced the introduction of a new non-denominated stamp that will retain its value forever. The stamp will be accepted at the basic domestic Lettermail rate and replaces next year's 52¢ domestic rate definitive stamps. The PERMANENT stamp will eliminate the need to purch ...