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12 04, 2019

How to price the rent for your Vancouver income property

By | 2019-01-25T14:09:29-08:00 April 12th, 2019|Investment Properties|

Before buying any Vancouver income property, you need to look at the rent you could charge. Would you be able to cover your expenses? Or make a profit? Figuring this out will allow you to assess if you should buy a certain Vancouver income property. Not sure how to make this assessment? Today we will teach you the way to do it! The costs of your Vancouver income property The first element you need to look at in relation to your potential Vancouver income property is expenses. Make a list of all the expenses you need to consider. Here are a few items to get you started… 1.  Down payment Think about the size of the down payment you will be making. Remember that the more you put down, the smaller your mortgage will be. 2. Mortgage How much will

15 03, 2019

5 things to discuss with your contractor before your Vancouver home renovation

By | 2019-01-25T14:09:38-08:00 March 15th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

A contractor can make or break a build. That is why we always say that hiring your contractor is one of the biggest decisions you will make during your Vancouver home renovation. But what about after that? How do you make sure your contractor knows you and what you want from your Vancouver home renovation? You have these 5 important conversations! What to discuss with your contractor before your Vancouver home renovation 1. Which rooms do you use the most and how do you use them? Your contractor needs to know where you spend your time because that tells them where to focus the most attention. After all, you do not want to throw all your money and your contractor’s time into rooms you barely use. Talking about how you use rooms gives your contractor key information about what your

15 02, 2019

The top 10 trends for your home renovation in Vancouver for 2019

By | 2019-01-25T14:09:47-08:00 February 15th, 2019|Inspiration|

February is all about romance, which makes it the perfect time to fall back in love with your house with the help of a home renovation in Vancouver. Not sure what look you want to go for? Check out a few of our favourite home renovation trends for 2019! Our top 10 favourite trends for your home renovation in Vancouver   1. Sustainability   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Brave New Eco (@braveneweco) on Sep 10, 2018 at 12:05am PDT Sustainability is one of the most popular trends for 2019. With the number of eco-friendly options growing, many owners want green home renovations in Vancouver. In some cases, homeowners want to make significant changes to their homes, say switching up insulation or closing thermal bridges. For those looking for less extensive renovations, there are still

18 01, 2019

The 13 questions to ask before hiring a Vancouver home renovation team

By | 2018-09-23T21:54:40-07:00 January 18th, 2019|Renovation Tips|

Hiring a Vancouver home renovation team is a major commitment. These are the professionals who will shape your home and bring your vision to life. They should guide you through the renovation process, including helping you acquire the proper permits and making sure that all of the work is done safely. Given everything they will be responsible for, it is vital to pick the right Vancouver home renovation team. But how do you do that? Start by asking your Vancouver home renovation team these 13 questions 1. What is your background and what areas do you specialize in? You want to ensure that your Vancouver home renovation team is experienced. This is both in general and in relation to the work you are having done. For example, if you are looking to turn your current home into a passive house,

14 12, 2018

5 ways to increase the value of your investment property in Vancouver using paint

By | 2018-09-23T21:54:47-07:00 December 14th, 2018|Investment Properties|

Having an investment property in Vancouver is almost always a guarantee of a good return on your money. In order to make the most of your investment, however, you have to maximize the value of your property. How do you do that? An easy way to add value to your investment property in Vancouver: paint It may sound silly, but paint is actually a simple, inexpensive way to boost the value of your investment property in Vancouver. The trick is to use the paint in these five specific ways. 1. Paint the front door dark Zillow did an analysis of over 135,000 photos and homes, discovering that a dark front door can add over $6,000 to a home’s value. This is more than any other paint colour in any other part of a house. So why is a dark front

16 11, 2018

10 reasons why you should do a home renovation in Vancouver

By | 2018-09-23T21:54:54-07:00 November 16th, 2018|Renovation Tips|

There are many reasons to undertake a home renovation in Vancouver. In spite of this, many people wonder if their reason is “good enough”. We are here to tell you, it probably is! In case you are still worried though, we have put together 10 of the best reasons to do a Vancouver home renovation. 10 reasons to get started on your home renovation in Vancouver 1. To make you enjoy your home more Ideally, your home should be your little corner of paradise. If there is a renovation that will make you enjoy your home more, we say go for it! Just make sure that you can afford the renovation. The last thing you want to do is start a passion project and then not be able to finish it. 2. To increase your comfort or ease of mobility

12 10, 2018

Horrible Vancouver home renovation advice that you should never listen to

By | 2018-09-23T21:57:49-07:00 October 12th, 2018|Renovation Tips|

There are a lot of articles online giving Vancouver home renovation advice. But is all that advice good – or even safe? Absolutely not! The internet includes great tips about renovations, but also some advice that should not be implemented! With that in mind, here is the Vancouver home renovation advice you should never listen to. The worst Vancouver home renovation advice – and why you should not listen to it 1. Cheap materials can be made to look luxurious You’ll often read blogs that suggest cheap materials can be made to look high-end. They often put the responsibility on homeowners, saying that these items just need the right treatment or design aesthetic to appear luxurious. Then, when the look does not work out, we often see the homeowners blaming themselves. We’re here to tell you: You are not the

21 09, 2018

How to add extra space to your home during a Vancouver home renovation

By | 2018-08-21T14:56:43-07:00 September 21st, 2018|Renovation Tips|

Your Vancouver home renovation is the perfect time to reassess the space you and your loved ones need. Is your home feeling cramped? Are your children growing up and need separate rooms? Are you about to start a family and want to add a nursery? No matter the reason, it is important to get the space you need. At the same time, gaining space in the city can be challenging. With the right approach for your home, however, you can easily give yourself the space you – and your family – require. How to approach expanding your space during your Vancouver home renovation When most people want more space in their homes, they imagine purchasing a new property. With the high prices in the city, though, this is often not practical. Given this, think about how you can use a

31 08, 2018

The 5 types of Vancouver income properties you should invest in

By | 2018-08-07T10:37:01-07:00 August 31st, 2018|Investment Properties|

Having a Vancouver income property can already be lucrative. And with housing becoming increasingly scarce, the cash flow generated by a Vancouver income property is only going to grow. In order to get the best return, however, it is important to select the right property for you, your neighbourhood, and the types of tenants you are hoping to draw in. 5 types of Vancouver income properties In order to select the right Vancouver income property for your situation, it is important to know what options are available to you. That is why we have not only laid out five key types of Vancouver income properties, but have created a list of the pros and cons for each one. 1. Secondary suites Secondary suites are booming in Vancouver. Why are they so popular? First, they allow you to enter the Vancouver

20 07, 2018

5 red flags to watch out for when purchasing an investment property in Vancouver

By | 2018-06-20T13:11:15-07:00 July 20th, 2018|Investment Properties|

It’s a good time to be looking at buying an Investment property in Vancouver right now. But how do you ensure you don’t end up with a lemon? There are a few warnings signs to watch out for when you are on the hunt for an investment property in Vancouver. The 5 warning signs that an investment property in Vancouver could be a lemon 1. It is in a bad neighbourhood If the neighbourhood is bad, you are generally going to have a more difficult time reselling your investment property in Vancouver. How do you know the calibre of the neighbourhood though? First, take a look around. Are there lots of empty storefronts? Are the streets dirty? Do the buildings seem rundown? If so, you are likely looking at an area on the decline.   While your eyes can help