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Basement Heating solutions

September 24th, 2010
I ran across this article in Shell Busey's site  Here is what Shell says about heating options to consider when redoing or finishing a basement. The Convectair heaters are what my electrician recommended to me 14years ago & they are so economical & comfortable. More expensive to purchase than the base board heaters but the long term savings more than offset the higher price of the appliance

He ...

Indian Arm's last day of summer 2010

September 23rd, 2010
Well this was certainly a beautiful sunny day to celebrate the last day of summer. Showed some clients the Brighton Beach cabin & crusing up on the calm glassy water was idealic. Later on in the day some friends invited me over to Cozy Cove across from Deep Cove & it certainly was bitter sweet to savour 1 last hot sunny day on their deck sipping a Cervasa.  What a great way to end a fabulous ...

Save on your mortgage

September 21st, 2010
With interest rates so very low if you have a mortgage it is important to check the rate & make sure you negotiate a new interest rate if today's rates are lower than what you have been paying. This will save you hundreds of dollars. Here is what a mortgage broker friend Tracy Turnell said

I was always told that anytime there is a 1% (or more) difference in the rate you have to the new rate ...

2502 288 Ungless Way, Port Moody, BC

September 20th, 2010

I just sold this Newport Village apartment at 2502 288 Ungless Way, Port Moody, BC North Shore.

View this recently sold 2 storey or see all my home sales

109 522 SMITH Ave, Coquitlam, British Columbia

September 20th, 2010

I just sold this Condo at 109 522 SMITH Ave, Coquitlam, British Columbia Coquitlam West.

View this recently sold Condo or see all my home sales

504 1176 FALCON Drive, Coquitlam, British Columbia

September 20th, 2010

I just sold this Townhouse at 504 1176 FALCON Drive, Coquitlam, British Columbia Eagle Ridge CQ.

View this recently sold Townhouse or see all my home sales

191 Edward Cres, Port Moody, BC

September 20th, 2010

I just sold this Rancher w/basement at 191 Edward Cres, Port Moody, BC .

View this recently sold Rancher w/basement or see all my home sales

Whistler Cornucopia

September 20th, 2010
Cornucopia Whistler

Whistler Cornucopia

November 11 — 14, 2010

Cornucopia, Whistler's premier wine and food tasting extravaganza celebrates its 14th year in 2010. The annual event is a unique opportunity to mingle, mix and learn from acclaimed chefs, sommeliers, vintners and restaurateurs’ visiting Whistler from around the world. Featuring a sumptuous variety of hands-on seminars, fascinating winemaker dinne ...

Reverse Mortgages

September 19th, 2010

With our Canadian economy mirroring the US (to a modified degree) the buzz on the streets is on "reverse mortgages"

reverse mortgage is a mortgage designed specifically for the changing financial needs of seniors. You must be 60 or older and own a home or condo to qualify for a reverse mortgage in Canada.

Unlike a traditional mortgage, a reverse mortgage does not require a set pa ...

Fringe Festival Vancouver 2010

September 18th, 2010
I love the Fringe Festival & I love Granville Island so marry the 2 together & for me you have a perfect mix. This week is one of my favourite weeks in Vancouver. I get to go hang out with friends on Granville Island ,meet new people ,& watch some great performers. This week 2 shows were my picks. Moving Along with Ryan Gladstone was so funny. The strobe lighting was effective & the pace of t ...
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