Bear Sightings!

(March 29, 2015)

It’s that time of year again.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and the bears are coming out of hibernation.  

There have been four local bear sightings so far this year, according to the North Shore Black Bear Society.
Christine Miller, education co-ordinator for the bear society, notes that although wake up times and patterns vary each year, anytime after April 1st in usually fair gam... read more.

Millennials: Buy? Rent? Live With Parents?

(March 26, 2015)

The decision to leave home, and where to go, can be a daunting one! How much money is needed to realistically make a home purchase? How does that compare to renting?

Maybe it's best just to stay with parents for the time being?
All these questions and more are answered in CNN's 'Money Guide for Millennials' article. It explores the pros and cons of each for thought!

Family and Taxes: What You Should Know!

(March 23, 2015)

It's tax time!

There are numerous benefits, credits, and deductions available to help families with their expenses throughout the year and reduce the amount they owe at tax time. From fitness benefits and childcare credits to medical expenses and transit use, there are many things to consider when putting together and submitting your tax information.
The following tips may help you or your family:

It's Spring! Time to Clean...

(March 18, 2015)

Although it feels like spring has been here for weeks now, it officially starts this weekend!

With sunny skies and warmer weather, many of us are compelled to grab the mop and get going! It can be overwhelming deciding where to start and what to do. Here are some tasks to be sure to cross off your spring cleaning list!

Technology And Our Homes

(March 16, 2015)

The integration of technology into our everyday lives, has changed the way we exist. This is an interesting article highlighting how technological advances have changed the very fabric of our homes as well as how we utilize them.

Potential Costs Of Home Ownership To Factor Into Your Budget

(March 12, 2015)

When preparing to purchase a home, the down payment and mortgage costs are obvious financial considerations. There are some additional costs, however, that need to be taken into account.

1) Private Mortgage Insurance

If your down payment is less than 20 percent, your lender will likely require that you carry private mortgage insurance (PMI). Premiums vary depending on the size of your down payment a... read more.

Vancouver's Top Neighbourhoods

(March 11, 2015)

These are the areas throughout Vancouver you may want to consider investing in. According to MoneySense magazine, these are the best deals in real estate right now. Don't hesitate to call me if you need clarification or have any questions!

Vancouver Is Number 5!

(March 05, 2015)

As Vancouverites, we all know how amazing our city is. This survey done by Mercer, just confirms how attractive it really is! Take a look at the top 35 cities in the world. Which one intrigues you??

Where To Put Your Renovation $$

(March 03, 2015)

Are you thinking of doing some renovations? According to contractor and HGTV host Mike Holmes, approximately 10% of Canadian home owners are contemplating updates at any one time. It may feel overwhelming deciding on where to start! Here are some tips from Mike on how to allocate your money wisely.