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February 27th, 2008
Good News - First Time Home Buyers
BC Budget News in February 2008
The BC Budget (February 19, 2008) outlined new BC Provincial Government "Property Purchase Transfer Tax (PTT)" exemptions and regulations.
This means people buying their FIRST home will now qualify for the PTT exemption for a higher purchase price, if they meet the new requirements. The full exemption has been raised to a ...
June 12th, 2007
Thinking of Selling? Make your House a Perfect "10" First!
Here's a few tips on getting your house ready to sell...
1) Start with curb appeal:
For your house or townhouse...
Tidy up the garden and yard; cut the grass, rake up leaves, and plant colourful bedding plants; clean and/or paint all the window trim, walls, stairs and doors, especially the front door. All the doors and windows s ...
April 24th, 2007
Join The Jeans Day Team
Please join the celebration on Thursday, April 26/07. Buy a button. Wear your Jeans and help the kids. Team Andruff is joining in to support the BC CHILDREN'S Hospital Foundation.
As well, did you know for each and every real estate transaction, we also donate money to the Children's Miracle Network?
Jeans Day For Kids
If you want to enter the ...
March 21st, 2007
Are you thinking it's time to remove the old carpets from your living room and dining room?
A past client just asked me about replacing their carpet with "wood" instead. There are so many choices now, including premium or standard "site-finished" (hardwood), prefinished wood (laminate), country style plank, engineered floating, engineered glue-down, exotic floors ...
February 20th, 2007
Home Owership Still Best Investment, UBC Study Finds!
...An article in The Vancouver Sun newspaper today on February 20, 2007, written by Bruce Constantineau reported, "Renters must be a 'phenomenal' investor to match homeowners.' This is according to a study at the UBC Sauder School of Business . The study looks at data from 1979 through 2006 and examines the wealth homeowners can achieve ...
January 25th, 2007
Real Estate in Vancouver: Is There a Housing Bubble?
Canada Mortgage & Housing 2007 Outlook
Robyn Adamache, Senior Analyst, CHMC Canada gave a very interesting statistical slide show overview on the Greater Vancouver real estate market at the "Kick Off" office meeting for Realtors of RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside . It was very informative.
Housing Bubble in Vancouver? NO!
Robyn Adamache ...
January 15th, 2007
BC Home Owner's Grant Increased!!!
The Finance Minister for the BC Provincial Government, Carole Taylor, announced on January 12th, 2007, a $170,000 increase in the province's homeowner grant threshold. The new homeowner grant is increased from last year's $780,000 to $950,000 this year. In 2007, the property tax grant is now $570 up from $470. For home owners to qualify for the full h ...
January 11th, 2007
REALTORS® Care about StanleyPark
More trees blown down!!! More power outages!!! BC Hydro is still working over time. The media reported we normally have 3 storms through the winter and we've already had 14 storms now in the Greater Vancouver area!
The Stanley Park Causeway and the First Narrows Bridge were closed temporarily again last night to the frustration of many commuters! The Vancou ...
January 4th, 2007
New Year 2007
Home Staging Tip: Candles!
Have you had the same candles out on display in your home for quite a while now? With a New Year starting it's time to enjoy a candle light dinner and light up all your old candles. Annually every January is the time to change them! Go to a bargain store and buy some new ones to keep on hand, both for decor and for emergency power outages. In Van ...
June 27th, 2006
The 2006 Celebration of Light fireworks competition is held annually from a barge in the water of beautiful English Bay in the West End of Vancouver.The dates are as follows (countries to be confirmed):
- Wednesday, July 26th - Italy
- Saturday, July 29th - China
- Wednesday, August 2nd - Czech Republic
- Saturday, August 5th - Mexico, and Grand Finale!