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This March, the world renowned and official TED Conference is leaving its Long Beach, California location for a new home in Vancouver.


Some of the brightest and most inspirational icons, mavericks and geniuses will be coming to Vancouver to share their innovative and trend setting ideas. Speaker highlights for this year include Bill and Melinda Gates, Chris Hadfield, Sting, Zak Ebrahim, Rob Knight, Randall Monroe, Yoruba Richen, Wendy Chung and Chris Kluwe. See below for the full list of speakers.

Speakers will touch on topics ranging from technology, entertainment, design and education to climate change, architecture, music, physics, parenting, typography, and fireflies.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, The TED Conference...

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Squamish Valley Music Festival August 8.9.10 2014 Line up: 

Eminem • Bruno Mars • Arcade Fire • Arctic Monkeys • Broken Bells • Foster The People • The Roots • Lykke Li • Thievery Corporation • The Head And The Heart • Sam Roberts Band • Atmosphere • Serena Ryder • Tokyo Police Club • Boys Noize • Danny Brown • Gramatik • Walk Off The Earth • Mayer Hawthorn • Austra • Ryan Hemsworth • Lord Huron • Kevin Drew •...

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January 23, 2014 by  Comments 0 Commentsselling a home


Selling a home can be difficult — you probably want to sell in a certain time frame and for the maximum price. For most of us, it represents one of the biggest financial transactions of our lifetimes, and it can help to have expert guide us through the process. A knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate agent can be a huge asset — and you want to do a thorough screening to get the best match for you.

You’ll want to ask about commission, of course, but it doesn’t stop there. Here are five questions that you should ask your potential real estate agent.

1. What’s Your Experience Like?

This is an important question because it will tell you...

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The redevelopment’s conceptual master plan was approved by Burnaby City Council in September 2013 and will transform the mall site into a dense, highly active and animated walkable urban neighbourhood and entertainment district.

This project is a major step towards the City’s long-term vision of creating a town centre around Brentwood Town Centre Station, very much like the development and mega-sized mall that has sprung around Metrotown Station. Burnaby has implemented transit-oriented policies, taking full advantage of the SkyTrain routes to cross the city – to ensure much of its population and job growth is sustainable.

The Amazing Brentwood / Brentwood Mall / Brentwood Town Centre
Image: Shape Properties

While the municipality has approved the conceptual master plan for the redevelopment,...

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best poutine in Vancouver 2014

Are you drooling yet?
Image courtesy of James Cridland |

Trying poutine in Vancouver is like having croissants in France, sushi in Japan, and bagels in New York. It’s a must do if you’ve never tried it. It’s the quintessential dish of Canada, and while it may have originated in Quebec, Vancouverites sure do know how to pack a plate full of delicious, steaming hot fries smothered in gravy and squeaky cheese curds.

If you’re new to Canada, or just have never had a chance to try poutine, it’s time to take a trip to flavour-town and experience the taste sensation that some of the best poutine in Vancouver has to offer.



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A rezoning application has been submitted to preserve and restore the 84-year old Vancouver Hobbit house (or the house of Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs) as part of a townhouse project.

Last spring, the 2,416 square foot storybook house was on the market for $2.86-million and there were immediate concerns by heritage and Tolkien fans that it would be demolished.

Fortunately, the house along with several adjacent properties were purchased by heritage-friendly developer David Mooney who wanted to retain the 1930-built house as a part of a townhouse development.

The development site and Hobbit house is located on the intersection of West King Edward Avenue and Ash Street, just 100 metres west of SkyTrain Canada Line’s King...

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For the past 49 years, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver has celebrated the distinguished achievement of its top-producing members on MLS whit the Medallion and President's Club Award. The 2013 Medallion Club qualifiers are selected from the top 10 percent of Greater Vancouver Realtors. 


The Board recognizes the accomplishments of top producers every year through the Medallion Club. These achievers are in the top 10 per cent and excel in combined MLS® listings, sales and dollar volume. Each year Medallion members are honoured for their efforts and accomplishments.

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Vancouver remains the strongest office market in North America, as demand for quality office space outpaces supply.

Today, in a joint news conference with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Credit Suisse – one of the top 10 largest private real estate investors in the world – confirmed its faith in Vancouver and British Columbia’s economy by announcing that it will break ground on a $200-million LEED Platinum office tower.

“Normally, we would invest in a fully-developed, leased property,” says Rainer Scherwey, Director at Credit Suisse Real Estate Asset Management. “This office tower represents the first time in North America that we are confident...

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TORONTO — At least two more big Canadian banks have joined Royal Bank in quietly reducing some of their mortgage rates.

Bank of Montreal and Scotiabank both lowered rates Tuesday although, like the Royal Bank, neither issued a news release announcing the changes.

Scotiabank lowered its five-year closed fixed term mortgage 10 basis points to 3.49 per cent on its website Tuesday, down from 3.59 per cent posted on the site Monday.

BMO lowered a number of its rates between 10 and 20 basis points, including its posted five-year fixed rate to 3.69 per cent from 3.89 per cent, according to

The change follow a move on the weekend by RBC to lower its rates on several fixed-rate mortgages by 10 basis points, bringing its five-year closed...

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As part of our technology strategy and remaining as your #1 choice in Real Estate, we have purchased our very own UAV Drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).  This is not just an expensive toy, our drone has a 3,280 feet range a 2K resolution camcorder and requires a flight plan to be filed with transport Canada before use.


We will now be able to Market our listings better than ever, creating incredible videos that evoke an emotional response like the one you see below.  This is the newest and most sophisticated technology in real estate marketing today.




We do not believe in keeping with trends we are creating them.  'Modern Day Marketing Techniques with Old Fashion Service".  #DoesYourRealtorDrone ?

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