26 01, 2018

How staging your home can increase your investment property resale value

By | 2018-01-22T10:32:13-08:00 January 26th, 2018|Investment Properties|

Having an investment property is all about profit. If you are looking to resell, one of the most effective ways to maximize your value is to have your investment property staged before putting it on the market. However, not all staging is created equal, so how do you get the most bang for your staging buck? Staging tips and tricks to help maximize your investment property’s resale value 1. Don’t forget about the outside First impressions are important, especially when it comes to homes. While many people stage the inside of their investment properties, few people remember to think about the outside. Staging the outside of a property is a big project, and it can suck up both time and money. So if you are on a budget or have little time to stage your property, we suggest that you

20 01, 2018

Why you should plan your Vancouver home renovation now

By | 2017-12-16T01:03:29-08:00 January 20th, 2018|Renovation Tips|

January may feel like it is better suited to resolution making than planning your Vancouver home renovation. In fact, while most people begin thinking about renovations in the spring or early summer, the earliest weeks of the year are the ideal time to plan your Vancouver home renovation. Here is why. The advantages of planning your Vancouver home renovation now Construction may still be a long way off, but Vancouver home renovations start long before the first swing of a hammer. Planning is best done months in advance, to prepare for hiring crews, obtaining any necessary permits, and finalizing your renovation design. These pre-renovation details need to be completed in order to ensure that your project starts on time, or even early. If you are planning to sell your home after the renovations, finishing on time or early can allow

13 01, 2018

Trends in Vancouver home renovations for 2018

By | 2017-12-16T00:47:57-08:00 January 13th, 2018|Inspiration|

While there are some classic looks that never go out of style in Vancouver home renovations, every year also has its own trends. We can already see that, when it comes to home renovation trends, 2018 is shaping up to be a great year. Whether your style is more classic or whimsical, there’s a trend for you. So let’s jump in with a few of our favourites… Our 6 favourite trends in Vancouver home renovations for 2018 1. Preppy Intellectual styles are going to be all the rage in Vancouver home renovations in 2018. An easy way to test the look is with your paint. Try choosing soothing, sophisticated colours, like lavender or slate. If you like that, take the style even further with decor pieces with cursive writing printed on them. Photo credit: DigsDigs 2. Bright, whimsical

6 01, 2018

Income property renovations Vancouver: Appealing to your buyer

By | 2017-12-15T23:31:55-08:00 January 6th, 2018|Investment Properties|

When you are looking to use a house as an income property, appealing to your renter or buyer is key. Renovations can help ensure your place is desirable… but only if you make choices with both high buyer appeal and return on investment. How do you make sure your Vancouver income property renovations meet these two criteria? You follow a simple set of do’s and don’t’s… The Do’s of Vancouver income property renovations Do focus on functionality. Functionality is a high priority for most buyers. Therefore, when you are planning your Vancouver income property renovations, take the time to walk through the house, considering what you would need in the space. Keep an eye on details, such as if there is enough storage space in the house. Trust us that, if a home is functional, it will be much more