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Burns Bestoke - a Study in Blue

April 27th, 2019

They call it Royal Blue for a good reason... Blue is not always my favorite for decorating but I think they used just enough of it here and just the right shade to bring it up a notch in my decorating critique. I love "historic-meets-modern". Read the newest Home by Design article called "Burns Bestoke" WRITTEN BY KATHRYN O’SHEA-EVANS  PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF OLIVER BURNS.

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Norgate in North Vancouver

April 20th, 2019
Norgate – “Rancher Heaven”  located in the newly named district of Lions Gate. The most notable thing about Norgate is that it mainly consists of small ranchers.... Read more at:


Smooth Sailing - Water Travel by Home by Design

April 20th, 2019

Choosing Water Travel for Your Next Adventure


Water travel may be a thing of the past for speed, but not for comfort or experience. From cruise ships to yachts to kayaks, the tranquil method of water transportation provides a great escape from the hustle of land, making the journey just as enjoyable as the destination... Read more:

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Stress Test Creating Pent-up Demand

April 15th, 2019
The below news from the British Columbia Real Estate Association  (BCREA) was just released. Accordingly, BCREA says the B20 Mortgage Stress Test is responsible for buyers not proceeding with a purchase, do you agree or is it that home prices are just to high? Prices overall have only declined by an average of 5.4%. The market is not favoring sellers right now however “pent-up demand”, if/onc ...

Important Update on Market Conditions for March 2019

April 2nd, 2019

April 2, 2019, just released from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver – important update on market conditions and full March 2019 statistic package available:

Prospective home buyers remain on the sidelines in March

Metro Vancouver home sales dipped to the lowest levels seen in March in more than three decades.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that resident ...