October 2022

Money 101: Closing Costs

Posted on Oct 31, 2022

Offer accepted, mortgage approved, down payment made. You’re in the final round and feeling gooood. And then comes The Slobberknocker. Closing costs. Right from left field.

When buying real estate, the down payment and mortgage costs are only part of a financial punch to the gut. There are other legal and administrative costs that need to be settled...

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How to Organize Your Bedroom Closet

Posted on Oct 26, 2022

Your wardrobe may be stuffed haphazardly behind closed doors, but when it comes to designing a considered home, pro designers don’t leave any stone unturned. Creating a storage space that’s organized, efficient and, in a perfect world, beautiful, is a designers dream—even if the only person who sees it is the homeowner. So when we were pondering th...

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Why Buy New Construction: Warranty

Posted on Oct 24, 2022

Your builders warranty safeguards you from the old adage: if it can go wrong, it will go wrong. Be it bad luck or bad brickwork, with a good warranty in place you can freely walk under ladders and throw away that rabbit's foot (also, because, ew).

The last thing you want when settling into your new home is to worry about faulty workmanship and the c...

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North Shore Craft Beer Week Kicks Off 

Posted on Oct 19, 2022

Just as wheat and barley roots run deep, so too does the craft beer culture on the North Shore.

In fact, the North Shore owns craft beer bragging rights. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Canada’s first microbrewery—the Horseshoe Bay Brewery—which opened in 1982, although it's long since shuttered.

It's responsible in part, for today's burgeoni...

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Housing Remains Low & Slow Throughout September in BC

Posted on Oct 17, 2022

The housing downturn throughout Canada persisted through September and, according to the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), has a longer run ahead.

This was echoed by the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) in their most recent market report which shows that residential unit sales in September 2022 saw a decrease of 45.8 per cent from Septembe...

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House of the Rising Rates

Posted on Oct 12, 2022

What inflation and rising interest rates mean for your mortgage.

You could define the last decade by a lot of things. The exact same superhero movie being released every six months, over and over again to the delight of audiences. The invasion of cyclists in tiny shorts into our coffee shops, breweries, and retinas. The digitalization of classic har...

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