When some people hear “New Westminster”, they might remember it as a city with a tough reputation, but in recent years, New West has revitalized itself. The efforts by City Hall and other community organizations have clearly worked. The city has the greatest building permit value per square kilometre at more than $15,000,000. Population is expected to nearly double with a rate of growth outpacing... read more.
You might not know it, but some greaser, hippie or flapper’s well-heated home could be your worst nightmare. Many homeowners between the 1920s and 1960s used oil heat and had oil tanks buried very close to their homes. Like swing and psychedelic rock, these tanks had a limited lifespan (an average of 20 to 25 years). Unlike music of this time period, however, old underground oil tanks can be hazar... read more.
Hey, first time new home buyer. How does a personal income tax credit of $10,000 sound? Whether you’re looking for a bit of relief after the monumental task of purchasing your first home or you just want to buy a sweet new pool table for the den, you just might be in luck. The B.C. government is offering first-time new home buyers a temporary bonus from February 21, 2012 to March 31, 2013. Buy a h... read more.
There are a lot more things to consider when purchasing a unit in a multi-residence complex or multi-suite building than whether or not you’ll get along with the overexcited couple in Unit 9. First off, there’s the matter of fitting your odd-shaped sectional through the front door. More importantly, however, you need to consider strata fees.
You might be asking “Strata what?” Strata fees (also know... read more.
Imagine you’re a potential home buyer. You’ve found what appears to be your dream home on an online real estate listing. It’s got everything you need in terms of rooms, space, etc. Excited, you arrange for a tour. The door opens, you step inside and…your supposed dream home is more like something out of your worst nightmare. Sure, it’s got everything you need, but the way the seller’s staged it... read more.