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The 19th Annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive

November 20th, 2013
The 19th Annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive takes place from November 18-25. If you have any unwanted blankets, warm clothing or coats etc please leave them at our office or any of the other participating offices. Please help us keep people warm this season. Thank you  if you can't drop it off PM me and I will come pick it up Thanks for helping us Help others

YeeHaa here comes the SNOWS! Watch out Vancouver!

November 13th, 2013
Good News for those who love the "white stuff" Snow forecast for Vancouver.. watch out on those roads...

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Snow+Metro+Vancouver+Environment+Canada/9160515/story.html 

Living in retirement: Trading a suburban house for a city condo

November 13th, 2013
Great article in the Globe and Mail today about "right sizing" for retirement

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/retirement-rrsps/living-in-retirement-trading-a-suburban-house-for-a-downtown-condo/article15136889/

Let's kill the PPT

October 11th, 2013
For more than 20 years, the Property Transfer Tax has been adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a home. Inefficient, ineffective and very regressive. Wouldn't you say it's time to scrap it?

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Time+reform+Property+Transfer/9025579/story.html

Putting the Dream House into perspective

October 11th, 2013
Putting Dream Houses into perspective
Rebecca and I watched Angad Bhalla’s documentary about Herman Wallace last night. Herman spent almost 40 years in solitary confinement in a six-by-nine-foot cell in Louisiana State Prison, and passed in his sleep on October 4, 2013, just a few days after being released. Herman’s House is a story of friendship, imagination and hope, and puts the idea of a ...