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Convert Your Basement to Create a Mortgage Helper Rental Suite

Converting your basement into a rental suite is a great way to earn extra income. If you rarely use your basement, think of turning it into something profitable in the form of a mortgage helper. To create a basement apartment, there are  several aspects you need to consider. This blog will take you from the [...]

2020-02-18T20:00:50+00:00By |Home Renovation|

11 Tips to Avoid Holiday Theft and Keep Your Family Safe

The holiday season is almost here! The radio is playing our favorite Christmas carols. People are decorating and hanging their lights in preparation for all the joyful Christmas festivities with family and friends. Unfortunately, while we are happily decorating and adding to our Christmas lists of what to do and buy, there are burglars casing your [...]

2019-12-27T19:44:35+00:00By |Home maintenance|

First-Time Home Buyers Receiving Help Making Home Ownership More Affordable

The Government of Canada is offering a shared equity mortgage. This allows eligible first-time home buyers, with the minimum down payment for an insured mortgage, to apply to finance a portion of their home purchase. Therefore, first-time home buyers can reduce their monthly mortgage carrying costs. Specifics of the Loan The Government of Canada has [...]

2020-02-18T22:39:18+00:00By |First Time Homebuyers|

Joan Hansen’s-Drought in the Fraser Valley

With the hot summer months ahead of us, drought in the Fraser Valley is a serious concern. It is imperative that we start to conserve water immediately. Most importantly, drought is a recurrent feature of climate change. Water shortages are bound to result from a deficiency of precipitation during the summer. The Provincial Technical Drought [...]

2020-02-18T21:39:22+00:00By |Farms|

Understanding Strata When Purchasing a Condo

Understanding Strata when purchasing a condo is crucial .A Condo is defined as an individual home. It usually has a shared access, unlike townhomes which generally have their own private entrance. Condos are most popular as a starter home for young professionals, small families and singles. Condo living appeals to Seniors who are looking for [...]