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The recent housing market conditions across Metro Vancouver continue to favour home sellers.

According to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), the residential property sales in Metro Vancouver had reached 3,345 on the Multiple Listing Service or MLS in September of this year. Such figure represents a 14.5% increase compared to last year with recorded sales of 2,922. However, compared...

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There are a lot of reasons on why you should grow your own food. The most common benefit of doing so is you can save money and also you are able to eat healthier foods. There’s also an unmatched pleasure of eating flavorful ripe vegetables and fruits. Most often, they taste better than those being sold in the supermarket.

Growing vegetables and fruits on your own also means that you can eat organic...

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Maintain Sharp Blades

It is important that you maintain sharp blades whether you own a walk-behind lawnmower or a riding lawn tractor. If you have dull mower blades, you are likely to rip the grass and leave jagged ends that easily turn brown. Every spring is the perfect time to sharpen your mower's blades, and they should cut cleanly throughout the summer. You may sharpen your blades more often if...

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1. Don’t Make an Expensive Mistake – If it’s a small garden job, it might be enjoyable to carry out yourself. If you trust yourself to do the job, what better way to spend your weekends? However, if it’s a bigger job, hiring a gardener may prevent you from making expensive mistakes. If the project is a too complicated or intricate, there’s a chance you may attempt it u...

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Get pre-approved

Try not to depend on what the internet tells you or a simple pre-qualification from a lender. Instead, obtain mortgage pre-approval. You will be more confident in your buying power as you talk about your financial matters with your lender. This is vital in the event that you plan to exclude a money condition in your offer.

 

Recognize the seller’s necessities

Buyers frequently...

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Growing from seedlings

When instead of planting your own seeds. You can easily buy them from grocery stores during late spring. Here, you are trying to avoid the errors in the seed to seedling transition such as not thinning out plants properly. Thus, it is best to begin by skipping that complicated task.

 

Picking the wrong varieties to begin with

It terms of the varieties, try to grow...

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If you are planning to sell your home during the summer months, there are a number of things that you have to consider. Take note of the following tips in order to prepare your home for the housing market:

 

  1. Be diligent about mowing the lawn. During summer, usually the grass grows quicker. Thus, it’s important to maintain your lawn frequently. Maybe, you can mow it twice a week if needed....
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If you are planning to have painting projects during winter, it should be assigned to take on the interior of your house since the cold temperatures and moisture makes the exterior nearly impossible to work on. But there are some things that you should keep in mind when painting the interior of your home during the colder weather. Here are the following tips to consider:

 

Painting during this...

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PAINTING TOOLS and supplies NEEDED

  • To prepare painting a typical room, some of the things you might need are spackle, fine grit sandpaper, putty knife, and a damp lint-free rag. A paintable caulk and wood putty might also be needed if you will be working on the trim.
  • The actual tools you will need are paint, a tool to open the paint can, stir stick, angled paint brush, small bowl (since painting straight...
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The word sustainable basically means to perpetuate existence and to provide sustenance and nourishment. But it is most often associated with the environment and particularly to our yards and gardens. What do we really mean by a sustainable garden? Well, it is an organic garden that took a step further.

 

The main advantage with an organic gardening practice is that it will sustain soils and plants....

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1)    Realize that lawn chemicals are dangerous. Find out the brand names of the lawn care product ingredients you have. Then, visit their website and see their “What Can You Do?” section. Read the content and do your own research.

 

2)    It is recommended to opt for eco-friendly and organic lawn care practices. Either you do it yourself...

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Painting your house - getting started

 

Color is obviously one of the main considerations when it comes to painting a house. Deciding which color to use is largely based on two aspects. That is, the room you are planning to paint and your own personal taste. In general, neutral options such as off-white, light grey or taupe can be a good option as these provide a subtle alternative...

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When you find that your old kitchen is no longer doing the job, you might be on a dilemma to renovate it or rip it all out and have a brand new kitchen. This article will discuss the pros and cons of both.

 

Pros and Cons of Renovating a Kitchen

 

Once you decided that you go for kitchen renovation, try to have a look at the condition of your existing kitchen first. If your...

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Take the home out of your house.  One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid most of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections and other personal stuff. Consider hiring a home stager...

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 Tips for Taking on Your First Home

 

 

 

After you've freed yourself of your college stuff  and your roommate's attempt at economy, it's time to plan for turning your empty and boring shell of a house into an inviting home. Moving into your first house is a kind of liberating in a way. Landmark life passage as it were. Here are some suggestions for achieving it:

 

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Three Things to Consider when Making an Investment in Real Estate.




Real estate is one of the most risky things to invest to, but it could also be one of the greatest things to invest into if you were able to choose the right property and manage it well. Investing in real estate needs patience for it does not really pay off immediately, it takes time for one to build, assess, and improve a property for...

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The rate of buying and selling of homes in Greater Vancouver ended with a bang, exceeding last year’s pace and slightly below the 10-year average for the month.

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that there is a 52.5% increase in domestic property sales when comparing the 1,649 residential property sales from August 2012, to August 2013, which boasts 2,515 properties...

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Here's a look back on the refreshing change in selling activity in July. From the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

July home sale activity increases in Greater Vancouver

 

Sunny weather did not slow the pace of home sale activity in July. Last month was the highest selling month of the year in Greater Vancouver and the highest selling July since 2009.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver...
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After you've freed yourself of your college stuff  and your roommate's attempt at economy, it's time to plan for turning your empty and boring shell of a house into an inviting home. Moving into your first house is a kind of liberating in a way. Landmark life passage as it were. Here are some suggestions for achieving it:

 

Clean your house at the old place. Even before you decide to...

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Moe Pourtaghi


"Nothing brings me more joy than seeing my buyers & sellers have success in their Real Estate endeavours. I hope you find the articles on my blog inspiring and educating in your ventures." - Moe Pourtaghi

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