FEATURED LISTING: Townhome Luxury In Vancouver

This beautiful, 2 bedroom + den townhome in the Elan delivers location and luxury in a contemporary package. Enjoy 3 levels of spacious modern living featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors throughout, a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a 320sq ft  private rooftop patio with natural gas hookup - perfect for barbecues and entertaining! Building amenities include a bike room, exercise room, storage, parking and a sauna. Located ...

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Rental Repairs – Who is Responsible for What?

You’ve signed a lease on a new apartment and you’re excited about your new digs…but what if things don’t work according to plan. The electrical outlet that will power your beloved Nespresso machine is dead or the sink perpetually drips? What to do? Well, before moving in, be sure to conduct your own inspection preferably alongside a property manager or landlord. Make note of things that aren’t functioning properly, taking ...

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DEAL OF THE WEEK: Newest of New West

A short walk from the Skytrain, boutique shopping and your favourite coffee shop, this spacious, PET FRIENDLY, 1 bedroom 1 bath in New West's newest community building - Royal Point - can't be missed! Located in New West's vibrant uptown core, this beautiful, recently-renovated apartment  features a contemporary layout, modern fixtures, custom cabinetry, laminate floors and a balcony. The Royal Point  blends the best of New West heritage with modern amenities ...

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Hit the Snowshoe Trail…Best Winter Hikes near Vancouver

In the summer, we are spoiled by our selection of hiking trails and now that many are covered by snow, what is your average Vancouver outdoor enthusiast to do? Well, duh, strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the mountains. For the uninitiated, let’s be clear, you too can snow shoe. All you need is a good pair of waterproof winter boots (rubber boots will even suffice in a pinch).  ...

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FEATURED LISTING: NYC-Style Loft Living in Yaletown

Wow, wow, wow - this place will impress! From the entrance way featuring intricate dual coloured hardwood floors, to 12 foot, unfinished concrete ceilings, this place feels more like a Soho loft than Yaletown condo. Fine details throughout differentiate this 2 bedroom 2.5 bath suite from the rest. Solid wood floors with radiant in floor heat, ample of storage, and built in cabinetry ensure the best of city living. An updated kitchen ...

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Property Maintenance – Someone’s Gotta Do It

What are tenants responsible for? Renters often get a bad rap – a reputation as messy, careless and disrespectful to properties. This is really unfortunate given the majority of renters who do treat their rental home like it was their own. Maintaining a property is the shared responsibility of both landlords and tenants. Landlords must ensure it is clean, safe and livable before new tenants move in but once in, the best ...

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FEATURE LISTING: Shangri-la La Land Two Bedroom Apartment

Enjoy luxury amenities, spectacular views, and gourmet kitchen in this beautiful, spacious, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath apartment on the 32nd floor of one of Vancouver's most desirable properties - the Shangri-la. The beautifully appointed, state of the art kitchen boasts granite countertops, and  stainless steel appliances as well as a generous island providing extra space for cooking and entertaining guests. The master bedroom fits a king size bed and ...

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Making it Work – Raising a Family in an Apartment

North Americans are accustomed to space. Most of them subscribe to the notion that apartment living is for singletons and couples and once they start a family, it is time to find a house. But this contrasts with most of the world where it is the norm to grow up in an apartment, in an urban setting.  In a city like New York, for example, almost everybody, rich or poor, lives ...

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FRESH from Brazil – A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and sushi, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here.  Today, we feature Paula from Brazil. Newcomer Profile Paula is a student and professional who came to Vancouver to ...

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Ins & Outs of BC’s Empty Home Taxes

As part of a 30-point plan to help alleviate the housing crisis, the Province of British Columbia has imposed a speculation and vacancy tax hoping to turn vacant, under-utilized properties into homes for people living and working in BC. For Vancouverites, this is in addition to the civic Empty Home Tax levied for the same reasons. Though the intent of these taxes is noble, the implementation has proven confusing and ...

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