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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Grateful that my dad is well taken care of at 97!I am so happy that my old dad is able to live in his own home in Vancouver, and he has good care and good caregivers.  Since I live on Maui, it's not so easy to just pop in and help out.  He used to spend a lot of time with us here on Maui, but now traveling isn't so easy.The health system in Canada has been great lately when he needed to be hospitalized for a whole month due to problems that are typical for an old man at this stage of his life.  I was up there the whole time and got a good look at the level of care and treatment, and can say I have no complaints.  He was in good hands the whole time, even during surgery.  The best part was... no crippling bill!  Shout out to Mt. St. Joseph Hospital which is part of St. Paul's Hospital - ...
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Speechless Sunday - retro ambulance in Vancouver BCAlong with the nostalgia theme of my last post, how about this charmer of an old ambulance?  Was it on display or was it ready to jump into action on Canada Day?  I wonder if there are seat belts?Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Now you see it, now you don't - hiding in plain sight.  I love how this "box" was camouflaged into the surroundings so it wouldn't have to look ugly.  Taken in Vancouver BC, which is a big city that knows how to put its best face forward.  Every season brings out beautiful colors and textures, and the changing landscape is wonderful to behold.  People in this city really love to garden and they take pride in the surroundings.  Maybe we could all learn something from a simple act such as this.Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635
By Mike Stewart Vancouver
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
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The market for new presales, pre-construction properties, and off plan properties in Vancouver is unique in Canada, North America, and the world. In most cases with presales in Vancouver, by the time members of the general public get access to the display centre, most if not all of the best suites are sold to those with inside access. The good news is that inside access can be had. Vancouver New Condos has long standing relationships in the new condo community that allows our clients access before the general public. We know about projects before anyone else, get information on these presale apartments before anyone else, and our clients get in to purchase before the general public and very often can get early purchase discounts.Vancouver New Condos has information on pretty much every ...
  THE POWER OF NOW - "Surrender & Forgiveness" by Eckhart Tolle   "Forgiveness" is a term that has been in use for 2,000 years, but most people have a very limited view of what it means. You cannot truly forgive yourself or others as long as you derive your sense of self from the past. Only through accessing The Power of Now, which is your own power, can there be true forgiveness. This renders the past powerless, and you realize deeply that nothing you ever did or that was ever done to you could touch even in the slightest the radiant essence of who you are. The whole concept of forgiveness then becomes unnecessary.   And how do I get to that point of realization?   When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. You do not need it anymore....
By Darrell Backen, Digital Marketing
(Darrell Backen 1.855.216.6010)
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By Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
(EXIT STAGE RIGHT)
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From Awkward to Ah ha! Sometimes there's an element in a room that just doesn't make sense to a Home Buyer.  In this downtown Vancouver condo, there was a strange, awkward shelf above the fireplace that made Home Buyers scratch their head. What was the purpose of the shelf?  None, really.  Why was it there?  The architect was feeling creative that day?  What's a Home Buyer to do about it?Forget it - let's just move on to the next property! In order to avoid the Home Buyer from being too perplexed to bother solving the shelf issue, it made sense to bring Exit Stage Right, one of Vancouver's leading home staging companies, to solve this problem.  We staged the shelves... and everything else, to make sense of the room's potential. Here are some before and after photos of how we "shelved" t...
It’s about time we made this idea an actuality, Eco-Friendly paint. For decades we’ve been painting our homes with paint containing harmful toxins putting our loved ones in harm’s way.  According to the EPA, indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air. Traditional paints and finishes are among the leading causes for indoor pollution. These paints and finishes release low-level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The solvent used in conventional paints are called Volatile Organic Compounds. VOCs combined with other airborne pollutants create smog. Inside your home, VOCs contribute to unhealthy air, which can then lead to respiratory and metabolicillness, headaches, along a host of disorders. Thankfully paint manufacturers realized the demand for paints ...
  Written by FairTradeWorks Advisor Danae Vanderwel Bit by Bit: Renovations in the Home As the wind changes and the leaves start to fall, many of us transition from outside living to inside dwelling! It’s through my posts “Bit by Bit: Renovations in the Home” that I’ll be sharing during the year, ways to organize, maintain and stylishly create a home which you can be proud of, all the while being cost effective and adding value to your home. These simple bit by bit upgrades will have you loving and enjoying your space in no time!   Mudrooms Credit: www.decoist.com online article “How to Design a Practical Mudroom Let’s start at the back of the home. If you don’t have a mudroom, you may want to consider making a space free for one! A small renovation investing in simple upgrades such as ...
Wondering about your return on investment for home renos?   Well, according to The Appraisal Institute of Canada, kitchens and bathrooms continue to number one followed closely by a lick of paint.  Kitchen upgrade: 75% to 100%Bathroom upgrade: 75% to 100%Interior painting: 50% to 100%Roof replacement: 50% to 80%Expansion (addition of family room): 50% to 75%Doors and windows: 50% to 75%Deck: 50% to 75%Installation of hardwood floor: 50% to 75%Construction of a garage: 50% to 75%Finished basement: 50% to 75%Wood fence: 25% to 50%Interlocking paving stones on driveway: 25% to 50%Landscaping: 25% to 50%   What are you waiting for?  Call FairTradeWorks now!
While the event was geared up to be fun and female oriented with appies, and home improvement solutions,FairTradeWorks Founder & President Jim Perkins said that he "was most impressed by so many people being truly interested in learning more about our business and construction in general. " Besides think tank workshops, 3D home design walk throughs and designer sampling presentations, FairTradeWorks along with participating vendors managed to give away more than 1,000 dollars in prizing including 4 tickets to NorthView Golf Course courtesy of Global TV and Global 1, a coach gift certificate, Keg gift certificate, multiple spa, wine, Spanish and chocolate treats gift baskets and even 3D personalized Home Design consultations. The vendors presenting at the event including: Fontile Brenda...
By FairTradeWorks
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FairTradeWorks celebrated its first year of business on August 29th, 2013 in an untraditional way. It only seems fitting since they've been anything but traditional in their approach to new home construction and renovations. The goal of the company from the very beginning has been to change consumer's construction experiences through incredible client care, excellent craftsmanship and fair pricing. They believe they've been able to prove that this winning combination is allowing people to trust in the construction industry again which in turn has inspired people to want to build and/or improve their homes. In order to keep with their 'client-centric' focus, FairTradeWorks President Jim Perkins says he wanted to keep his first year in business celebrations about his clients. His staff br...
Giving you the latest news on construction, renovations and home designs. Finally, a place where we can share - ideas,  knowledge, tips, beautiful home designs and so much more. A place we could call home and we are excited being able to share with you! Fall RENO COUNTDOWN When the leaves start to fall and the evening rolls around alot sooner- you know it's autumn. It also means that it is time to get all of your renovations booked before the winter holidays. At FairTradeWorks, we're already hearing from homeowners and business owners planning kitchen overhauls and basement blow outs. Remember that our consultation is free, so start spring off with a fresh home makeover.  Call 1-855-860-7366 to speak with one of our friendly, professional Advisors today
1-855-860-(7366) | Vancouver Asbestos and Pop Corn Ceilings - By Advisor Gary Kwong Written by FairTradeWorks Advisor Gary Kwong So, who loves popcorn ceilings? Chances are you probably won’t get too many “yes” votes.  What exactly is wrong with stucco ceilings? Are they dangerous? Or are they simply just a turn off?! Asbestos is one of the main concerns homeowners have about their textured ceilings.  Research shows that most popcorn ceilings can be safely removed for properties built in Canada after 1975.  A client of mine bought in a bungalow in the Vancouver area that was built in the early 70s; tested the popcorn ceiling at a lab and it contained 0.5-5% asbestos in the actual material.  Therefore he hired an abatement company to handle the task properly.  It should cost you about $5...
Paws For A Cause 2013 Sunday September 8th 10am-2pm at Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park Vancouver   604.264.7366 Paws For A Cause Sponsor FairTRADEWorks Offering Glow In The Dark Dog Collars $10Paws For A Cause Sunday September 8th 10am-2pmat Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park VancouverReserve your Glow In the Dark Dog Collar and have it for the walk!FairTradeWorks is donating 100% of the proceeds of the sale of the Glow in the dark Dog collars.
By Darrell Backen, Digital Marketing
(Darrell Backen 1.855.216.6010)
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604.264.7366 Vancouver Ladies Construction Cocktail Event.CALL TO ATTEND FREE FairTradeWorks is hosting its first Ladies Night Out event.This events theme is Tequila SunriseWhere: FairTradeWorks Headquarters – 101-1520 Rand Avenue, VancouverWhen: Thursday August 29th, 2013Time: 6pm-8pmAdmission: FREE – to attend, you need to RSVP to score yourself an invite.  Invites are limited to allow ample elbow room to browse and speak with designers, product experts and construction Advisors.Please RSVP via the following:Email:  sofia.peraza@FairTradeWorks.bizCall:  604.264.7366Tequila Sunrise is a completely unique event.   It's a night that we hope becomes one to remember for Vancouver women.  You don't have to be a single homeowner to attend but you do have to leave your man at home, as this n...
By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
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Wow are we blessed living here, you know this is true when catch yourself taking it for granted while meanwhile an out of town guest is stunned and speechless at the beauty and nature that surrounds Vancouver British Columbia.  Yes I have been seeing this panorama my entire life but as I have travelled further afield I have come to appreciate more and more what we have.  What some people call a view and pay extra for we wouldn't even bat an eyelash at.   This is a scenic waterfront tour of Vancouver harbour, Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge, English Bay, West Vancouver on a glorious Summer evening.
By Michael Cowling
(RE/MAX Michael Cowling and Associate Realty)
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#202 - 2240 Wall Street Vancouver, BC V5L 1B6 BREATHTAKING VIEWS Home   Photo Gallery   Virtual Tour   Property Map   Payment Info   Request Showing     Michael Cowling  Mobile: 604.241.7653 Office: 604.276.2335 Website: Visit Website Price : $399,000 Bedrooms : 2 Bathrooms : 1 Square Foot : 900 County : Lower Mainland Property Type : Condo or Townhouse Year Built : 1975 click for more information and pictures Property Description BREATHTAKING VIEWS from this SW facing, 900 sq.ft 2 bed end unit. Open your entry door and you see views of, Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge, Ocean North Shore Mountains, views also from Living room and dining area, 2nd bedroom, and kitchen Large house size rooms, open kitchen. Balcony great for barbeques gets plenty of afternoon sun for plants, relaxing and ...
By Alison Day, Alison Day
(Keller Williams Elite Realty)
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Before purchasing a home, it is vital that you have a better understanding of title insurance policies that are available for both lender and homeowner protection.If obtaining a mortgage, title insurance will be a requirement to shelter the lender for the full amount of the loan until it is completely paid off. However, owner title insurance will be something you need to consider if you want to protect your own interests as well, since the aforementioned would not cover your own equitable interests in the property.Typically the purchase of an owner policy can either be covered by the seller, or is something that you can include along with the lender policy for a small investment. When purchasing a home, buyers are actually obtaining a right to occupy the land and property space which co...

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