Glenayre & College Park average sale price up $90,000

(July 26, 2015)

Everyone is wondering is the bubble going to burst in the Real Estate market?

I took a look at our little bubble here is Glenayre & College Park to see what is happening with the house prices since last year. What I found is the average list price has increased by $40,000 and the average sale price has increased by $90,000! Definitely what we call in Real Estate a sellers market. The main questions... read more.

Money Money Money!

(February 03, 2015)

We are four weeks into the renovation and things are starting to move. The first few weeks were spent making the changes needed to comply with new building codes. Two days before we submitted our plans to the city of Port Moody the BC building codes were changed which meant we had to do a new set of drawings for the city. The code that changed for us dealt with insulation and how you show this in... read more.

Lighting for the home!

(February 02, 2015)

You probably don't think buying a lighting fixture for a room is all that complicated. It isn't. However, it does require you to consider which types of lighting you may need. 

According to the Lighting Association, there are three types:
  • General lighting -By far the most common,this is the type of lighting that is designed to create a functional brightness that spreads throughout a room. A good exam... read more.

Return On Investment

(January 19, 2015, posted in General)

Have you ever planned a renovation, upgrade or redecorating project and wondered whether it would impact the market value of your home? We did and that is what started us on the journey to renovate our home. The first question we asked ourselves is how much our project would cost and would be able to get a return on that investment?

Of course, increasing the market value isn’t the only reason for m... read more.

Your Home at a Glance!

(January 05, 2015, posted in General)

Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and your first impression was disappointing? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn't look like a tempting place to eat.

It could still be a fantastic restaurant – a real gem. But, your first impression has soured your anticipation. If you still walk through the front door, it wil... read more.