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I have sold a property at 16 19171 Mitchell RD in Pitt Meadows.
Premium unit in Holly Lane Estates for adults 55+! Many thousands $$$ spent to make this fine home as comfortable and efficient as possible. WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY with large MASTER SUITE ON MAIN FLOOR. Oak kitchen with GRANITE countertops andnewer fixtures, flooring and appliances has bright adjoining eating area. Formal dining room and living room with vaulted ceiling, skylight and stone fireplace. Upper floor has 2 bedrooms, full bath, storage room & 2nd skylight. All 3 baths are new top to bottom. NEW FURNACE & HW tank 2008. All new vinyl windows with LIFETIME WARRANTY. Very quiet location away from traffic with private fenced yard + DETACHED 10' X 12' WORKSHOP!...
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Despite his reputation, Harry Gugger doesn’t consider himself a ‘starchitect.’ Architect Harry Gugger is photographed in the lobby of the Old Stock Exchange in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, February 22, 2013. Rafal Gerszak for The Globe and Mail (Rafal Gerszak for the globe and mail)

Earlier this month, Switzerland’s star architect, Harry Gugger, was in Vancouver visiting the site of the new office tower he’s designing for Credit Suisse and SwissReal developers.

Mr. Gugger, a world-famous architect who designed the Tate Modern in London, told me he’s been here four times and he’s struck by the craftsmanship of many of our old buildings, including the one he’s modifying for Credit Suisse at 475 Howe Street. In 1929, it became Vancouver’s stock exchange for nearly 20 years, and so, it became known as the Old Stock Exchange.


By the time...

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Candles in family room


We’ve all done it: Baked cookies or lit a scented candle before dinner guests arrive. Maybe you even turned on some Frank Sinatra to set the mood.

But new research shows that while popular scents or songs may elicit positive emotions, they can distract from our ability to make decisions.

“If you’re trying to sell your home, having the wrong smell or music playing is worse than having none at all,” said Eric R. Spangenberg, dean for the College of Business at Washington State University and longtime professor specializing in environmental psychology. “There is a lot of cognitive processing involved in a home...

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The following chart details the predicted life expectancy of appliances, products, materials, systems and components.
Consumers and inspectors and other professionals advising their clients should note that these life expectancies have been determined through research and testing based on regular recommended maintenance and conditions of normal wear and tear, and not extreme weather (or other) conditions, neglect, over-use or abuse.  Therefore, they should be used as guidelines only, and not relied upon as guarantees or warranties. 
Surface preparation and paint quality are the most important determinants of a paint’s...
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Vancouver Canada News Evergreen Line set to be completed no later than July 29, 2016

MARCH 29, 2013
Posted by  | Speak Up

TransLink’s Evergreen Line SkyTrain is set to be “substantially” completed by no later than July 29, 2016,according to a report released by Partnerships B.C. on Wendesday.

The report states EGRT Construction, the consortium led by SNC-Lavalin contracted to design, build, and finance the line, must complete the project by that date or face financial penalties for each day of delay. The line could still open before this date and the province has announced a summer 2016 arrival for the Evergreen Line.

After completion, TransLink will be required to begin revenue service within a month. The British Columbia Rail Transit Company will operate and maintain...

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March 18, 2013

Roslyn KuninVANCOUVER, BC, Mar. 18, 2013/ Troy Media/ – Will the Vancouver housing market crash? Should I be waiting for a major drop in prices before buying a home in Vancouver? Should I sell my Vancouver home, rent for a while and then be able to buy an equivalent home for a lot less money? The answer to all of them is a resounding NO.

First let me clarify that I am using ‘Vancouver’ as the greater Vancouver area, sometimes referred to as Metro. Second, a crash is a large and sudden price decline where prices do not recover to previous levels in the short to medium term. Housing prices did crash in the 1980’s but a major difference is that at that time many homes had been bought by speculators on very small margins...

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I have listed a new property at 686 NEWPORT ST in Coquitlam.

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Don't miss this well maintained 3 bedroom full basement home in Central Coquitlam, close to schools, shopping, library & new Poirier Rec Centre. This is a well maintained home. Updated kitchen with raised white cabinets & Corian counter tops, remodeled main bathroom with new 1 piece tub enclosure & H/W under the carpet on the main. Home was completely re-plumbed in 2011, right out to the street. New vinyl windows ABOUT 7 years ago, upgraded insulation in the attic and a 60 year metal roof. Fully finished basement with 4th bedroom, 2 piece bathroom & a nice big...

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I am the kind of person who can eat the same thing for lunch every day, but I can't seem to live with the same decor for more than a couple years. I am constantly making slight adjustments, getting tired of things, moving stuff around. My house is like a painting that is never quite perfect. 

But there are some things I will never tire of. I don't necessarily have them all in my home, but they are the things I always seem to land on when looking for inspiration. Some of them are trendy, some of them are classic, but they all speak to me. Loud and clear. 

What are the decorating trends that will always have a place in the look book of your heart?
1. Antique Mirrors

They are so French and classic....
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I have listed a new property at 868 HEMLOCK CREST in Port Coquitlam.

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Nothing to do but move in. You don't want to miss this exceptionally clean & well maint 4 bdrm family home on a quiet street, close to schl & transportation. Updating incl: fresh paint, updated flring, 7 yr old roof, 2 yr old hi-eff furnace & 2 brand new bathrms, newer kit & hrtge drs thru-out. You will love the nice big lvgrm/dinrm w/bay window, flr to ceiling F/P & slider to the cov s/d overlooking the HUGE private b/yd. Big bright kit w/lots of cupbds & counter space w/raised white cabinets, new countertops & lrge E/A. Nice big master w/his & hers closets & brand...

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