FEATURED LISTING: Blocks from Ambleside

On the western slope of Sentinel Hill, this charming Ambleside bungalow features partial views of the ocean and a charming, private courtyard. Located a short 15 minute walk to Ambleside Beach and all the shops and services Park Royal has to offer, this lovely 3-bedroom family home is close to the very best of West Vancouver. A gourmet kitchen features modern appliances and the living room has a gas fireplace ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Luxury and Sweeping City Views

This luxurious family home offers close to 4,500 sq. feet of gorgeous living space and 180 degree panoramic views of our fair city. Located in the prestigious Westhill Vista gated community on the slopes of the North Shore mountains, this three level home features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, formal dining room, living room and beautiful family room off the kitchen.  Enjoy a cup off coffee on the private terrace off ...

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Share and Share Alike: Best Apps To Manage Utilities

Having roommates is an economic necessity for many and a preferred choice for others wanting a little more elbow room that a 2+ bedroom affords. However, the payment logistics of shared expenses can cause friction or unwanted complexity to these living arrangements. Here are a five apps to help ensure persistent roommate pain points are avoided and living together is beautiful thing. Splitwise A free tool for friends and roommates, this app helps ...

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FEATURED LISTING – La Dolce Vita

Live large in this spacious, 2 bedroom, sophisticated residence in the Merrick-designed, Georgie Award-winning, Dolce.  The open kitchen/living space is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen features oak veneer cabinetry, polished stone countertops, large stainless steel sinks, wall oven and gas cooktop. The living room is anchored by a gas fireplace for those cool winter eves and opens to a balcony for those warm summer ones. The bedrooms are light and airy ...

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Awesome Apartment Amenities

When you’ve narrowed your list to 2 or 3 possible apartment rentals, what will sway you toward one over the other (provided, of course, you are the preferred tenant for all of them)?  Will it be proximity to transit, permitted pets, or to die for amenities?  In order to attract more desirable tenants, landlords and builders are coming up with innovative amenities to appeal to the modern lifestyle. Here we review ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Canucks, Concerts, City Living

Wait 'til the last minute before puck drop to cheer on the Canucks -- just one of the advantages of living in the Citadel. Located at the east end of Georgia St., near the Stadium skytrain station, you'll be steps from all the games and concerts happening in Vancouver. This well designed one bedroom, one bath + solarium unit is fully equipped with a contemporary kitchen, sleek cabinetry, immaculate bathroom and floor ...

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Neighbourhood Guide: Commercial Drive

FEATURE: ILLUSTRATION BY MARIANA YATSUDA IKUTA   LOWDOWN Historically Vancouver’s Little Italy, Commercial Drive has shifted shape many times since the 50's, layering textures and adding character along the way. Today, the most popular street in the Grandview-Woodlands area, forms the proud backbone of East Van.  Italian delis like Grotta Del Formaggio (translation: cheese cave) and Bosa sell the best Buratta in town, while old-timey cafes like Joe’s Café Bar (lively, no ...

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Should you allow pets in your rental?

Sure it's easy to say ‘no pets’ when listing your property for rent. But is it necessary?  Provided pets are allowed by your strata by-laws, you may be missing out on exceptionally good tenants by stipulating ‘no pets’.   Moreover, here in Vancouver, pet-friendly rentals are difficult to find so if you do allow them, you can likely exact a higher rental rate and a pet deposit. Be Open to Pets Rather than ...

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So You Want to Study (& Work) in Canada?

There is no disputing that the best way to learn a language or understand a culture is full immersion.  Canada has become the destination of choice for thousands around the world trying to do just that  - improve their English and/or gain insight into North American culture.  However, it is a little more involved than simply booking flight tickets. There are a number of steps you need to follow before ...

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