March 2014

There are 4 blog entries for March 2014.

We all want to ensure that we’ll be able to retire at an ideal time in our lives, and most of us dream of retiring sooner rather than later. Many people take the route of purchasing real estate investment properties in order to make this dream a reality, and many are successful. Regardless of whether you are up for dabbling in real estate investment, if you own your home you also have an investment that will help you retire when the time is right. Here are just three ways your "non-investment" property can help you retire sooner.

 

Selling and Living: Trading Your Home for Retirement

 If you've been paying off your home for the last twenty plus years, you likely have a large investment on your hands, one that you may not even realize has

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New homebuyers understandably proceed with great trepidation when seriously considering a new property. The internet is rife with horror stories of scamming developers, thoughtless real estate agents, unqualified inspectors and deceiving 'fixer uppers' in utter shambles. But selling homes in Vancouver can be equally terrifying and heartbreaking. If you're selling a home independently or for another homeowner, you may want to consider some dangerous actions that could turn a great sale into a horrible tale. Any of the following situations can turn your dream of selling a home into a nightmare.

 

When You Don't Have the Right to Sell The Home

It may sound obvious, but if you're asked to list, show and ultimately sell a home, make sure the person

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There comes a time in almost every homeowner's life when the house you live in can no longer accommodate the life you live. At this point, many homeowners struggle with a decision between two choices: stay, or go? If you're emotionally attached to your home, then renovation may seem like the best option, but what if renovation won't actually give you what you need in the end? And for those who are set on moving, how can you be sure that it's really worth packing up your whole life and adjusting to a new Vancouver neighbourhood? If you're not sure which way to go, this brief guide should help you to properly weigh the pros and cons of this very important decision.

Ask Yourself: What Do You Really Need?

The first question to ask yourself when you're

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How often does somebody stop and ask you for directions to a main attraction, only to leave you walking away with the realization that you know very well where it is, but have never been there yourself? There’s always time to go see it, right? After all, you live here! Well, there's no time like the present, Vancouver! Build yourself a mini vacation this weekend, grab a loved one, and check out these must-see attractions that make Vancouver the city it's known as today.

Nurture Your Love of Nature

Forest Vancouver

While there are so many amazing trails to hike around the North Shore, one attraction that is often overlooked is the Capilano Suspension Bridge. While it's known for the swinging bridge that stretches 450 feet across the Capilano River Canyon, there's

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