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Mortgage Matters: Borrowing rules tighten up

November 17, 2017
By Kevin Lutz
Source: Westcoast Homes & Design
Lenders to set qualifying rates higher to protect against rate increases. If you are planning to purchase a home in the near future, be mindful of this pending change that could affect how much you can borrow starting on January 1, 2018. The latest change in mortgage lending guidelines affects homebuyers who have 20 per cent or more down payment…
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Empty nesters: some upsides to downsizing

March 2, 2017
By Joanna Tovia
Source: Houzz
Moving to a smaller home can come with unexpected challenges along with a bounty of benefits. Your kids have moved out, and you’ve traded in the family home for a smaller abode, one that’s closer to the action (or the beach). Along with the memories you’re leaving behind, about which you’ll have mixed feelings, your new home will bring with it changes to your lifestyle you may not anticipate. Prepare for this exciting next stage in your life by arming yourself with knowledge. If you know what may be coming, you’ll be better equipped to make the transition with ease…
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Fall Home Show: Sarah Richardson

October 13, 2017
By Kathleen Freimond
Source: Westcoast Homes & Design
Designer Sarah Richardson shares the tips and tools DIY-ers need. Don’t follow trends, says Sarah Richardson. “It’s not about what’s trendy, it’s about what makes you feel that your home is everything you want it to be—a space where you feel nurtured, relaxed and calm,” says the designer and television personality...For the multi-talented Richardson, appearing at the Vancouver Fall Home Show is an opportunity to share insights and tips that help people successfully tackle their own projects…
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South Surrey Secrets

August 12, 2015
By Janine Mackie
Source: New Condo Guide
With its beach-town vibe, top-rated schools, proximity to the US border, plus a plethora of parks, sports fields, golf courses, outdoor shopping malls and trendy new restaurants — South Surrey tops the radar for families of all ages looking for a safe, clean, vibrant place to set down their roots…
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