My Favourite, Local Activities for Summer

Every time I go away I appreciate living here just a little bit more. There is so much I love about living in the Lower Mainland…I love the changing seasons, I love our neighbours and our community, and I love all there is to do. In one day, you could truly spend the morning hiking up a local mountain, having lunch and doing some shopping in the city, and finishing off the day with drinks on a patio at a local beach. I am always looking for new and fun activities that I can do with my family or with friends so I thought I would share some of my favourite summertime activities with you and really just brag a bit about this amazing place we get to call home! Continue reading

Don’t Let Buying Myths Hold You Back

Are you being held back from a buying myth? I often hear, or read comments on social media along the lines of “I wish I could buy in this market” or “I’ll never be able to buy a house in this market. EVER.” When I read or hear comments like that I wonder how many people see the news and read stories in the media and think that the Lower Mainland real estate market is unattainable for them when in fact it might not be? In this blog I will discuss how to overcome some popular buying myths. Real estate can be an excellent investment, and if you can put your money into paying down a mortgage, as opposed to renting, and paying someone else’s mortgage, then you can consider it as a savings for your future. Continue reading

Front Porch Refresh

I named my blog #NotJustARealtor because I believe my passion for design, staging, and real estate truly go hand-in-hand. The purpose of my blog is to hopefully inspire you with my designs and staging tips and tricks so you can try new things and build equity in your home in the process. I also try my best to keep things on a budget and offer budget-friendly tips. Like many young families, we too are on a budget and I think with a little DIY and creativity you can really save some bucks. Continue reading