Renewing your Home Insurance? Here Are Some Important Points to Consider.

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Your house is likely one of your most valuable assets and, depending on the age of your home, its condition, and where you live, the cost of insuring your house can vary significantly. Many homeowners may find they don’t have enough coverage -which can lead to even more costs when something goes wrong. Here are […]

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Are Secondary Suites Legal in West Vancouver?

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A secondary suite is a separate residential unit within a home, generally located in the basement, and significantly smaller than the dwelling in which it is located. The size must be either 40% of the square footage of the home, up to a maximum of 968 square feet, whichever is less. In March 2010, the […]

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If you want to Renovate – Lessons to Learn From the Ecowest Bankruptcy.

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Early this month, around 183+ homeowners and suppliers lost over 2.3 million dollars to a popular renovation company  – Ecowest Renovations –  that suddenly declared bankruptcy. In many cases, homeowners had unknowingly paid the full amount before the work had even started! So despite the company having an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau […]

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Good News – Provincial Government Reduces Tax Burden On First Time Home Buyers!

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The Provincial Budget tabled last month had a surprising bit of good news for first-time homebuyers. The government announced, effective February 19 2014, under the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First-Time Home Buyers’ Exemption program, qualifying first-time buyers can now buy a home worth up to $475,000. The previous threshold was $425,000. The partial exemption continues […]

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10 Crucial Garage Door Security Tips to Prevent Break-Ins

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Garage doors are a common weak point when looking at security in a whole-home approach and an easy target for thieves. Garage doors are not only a weakness, but provide criminals a shelter once inside. To the casual passerby an open garage with a work truck pulled up to it doesn’t look out of place […]

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Important Tips on How To Store Wine

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While storing wine is not rocket science, there are a few key points that you must keep in mind to ensure that your wine has the best chance for long-term survival and optimal aging. Store wines away from light. Never keep bottles in direct sunlight and fluorescent fixtures. UV rays can cause wine to be […]

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