18
May 2019

Strata bylaws for pets

Strata bylaws are in place to lay the groundwork to help and protect each owner in the strata. Many stratas have voted in bylaws to restrict the number, type, or size of pets. The most common types of pets affected by strata bylaws are cats and dogs. It’s common to see the numbers limited...
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Buying
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21
Apr 2019

Why some “for sale” listings don't display photos

Regardless of how well-written and descriptive the listing comments are, if there are no pictures displayed of your home, buyers tend to assume it's in bad condition. Many buyers skip over home listings with no photos, poor quality listing images, or exterior-only views. Although there are some legitimate reasons for omitting interior…
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Moving
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07
Apr 2019

Letting go of the house you grew up in

My parents' generation may have coined the phrase “you’ll have to carry me out of this house in a box.” This was a generation that was proud to be homeowners - they didn’t move around like we do today. The general sentiment in the ’50s was to buy a house and live there until you die - not a bad plan if you ask me.
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Selling
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30
Mar 2019

Move out cleaning

The dirty secret about buying a home in the Vancouver area; most sellers don’t clean. As a tenant, there is a specific list of what must be cleaned before moving out or the landlord may hold back your damage deposit to cover the costs of cleaning.
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Kids
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