Holiday Decorating When You’re Trying to Sell

The holidays are right around the corner and Christmas has arrived in every shop. Some of my friends have even started their holiday decorating already. For most people, decorating your home for the holidays is a favourite way to kick off the season and get in the festive spirit. If you are selling your home during the holidays, however, you may want to re-consider how and when you decorate your home. Continue reading

To Be Or Not To Be A Landlord

It’s certainly not uncommon here in the Lower Mainland to have an income suite in your home. In fact, a suite can add value to your home as many people specifically look for homes with a suite that they can rent out in order to help with housing costs. This blog is to help anyone that may be on the fence about taking on the venture of owning a house with a suite that they can rent out. Continue reading

Creating a Space for You

The Man Cave. The Woman Cave/She Shed. These dedicated spaces to the men and women of the home are becoming all the rage and ever more popular. These types of spaces are even becoming part of essential search criteria when house hunting, as we yearn for a space in our homes to call our own – a getaway from the kids’ toys, the dishes in the sink, and the piled-up laundry. Continue reading

Good Bones: House Hunting Considerations

What makes a house perfect, or close to perfect, truly depends on who lives there. Every family or individual is going to have different needs and requirements for what they look for. It is therefore important when house hunting to look for a place, that at its core, meet these requirements or has the ability to be changed to meet these requirements. The bones of a house are those things that are permanent or can’t easily be changed. Continue reading

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