Blog by Betsy Carstairs

Indian Arm Waterfront cabin, Belcarra, BC

May 28th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Cabin for sale, 1080 Farrer Cove Road, Belcarra, BC

One of the BEST properties up "The Indian Arm". Flat lot at water's edge with large grassed area and several storage sheds. Cabin is very cute and liveable but value is in the land. Easy access by boat from North Vancouver's marina or present owner accesses via a private road through neighbor's property on Bel ...

963 CITADEL Drive, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

May 20th, 2009

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 963 CITADEL Drive, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Castle Park View updated 3 bedroom plus huge game room house. Walking distance to schools. Great neighbours. All new roof, kitchen with granite countertop, paint, appliances, hardwood floor, master bedroom washroom with granite countertop.

Home Inspection

May 16th, 2009


Building Inspection


I just attended a building inspection in Citadel Heights.


Ray Toscani with House Master [] was chosen to do the inspection.


I found Ray to be very professional. He is a licensed inspector with NIBBI (national institute of building inspectors) which states that he is qualified to do the job. This is certification that is under discussion ...

Mother's Day

May 14th, 2009

My kids are full of surprises! This Mother's Day all 3 came up with wonderful ways to show me that they love me.

My eldest Mike took me out for breakfast at a very cool new restaurant on Alexander Street called 2 Chefs and a table []

The brunch was very delicious, the decor very hip, parking was easy and the service excellent!

My 2nd, Wendy, came over with th ...

Home Financing strategy

May 7th, 2009

Here is very good information on what to do between the time you get your offer accepted & the property funded

This article was from Heather Wood from Dominion Lending Centres Interest Advantage



In light of the current market and tightening of credit underwriting standards by both lenders and mortgage default insurers as of late, keep in mind that now – ...

Squamish Waterfront Development

May 6th, 2009


Here is the information from The Vancouver Sun featuring this exciting new project in Squamish I have been over to the site & am anxiously awaiting the grand opening & presales offering. The views from this project will be breathtaking.



What’s waterfront residency without a boat at ...

Vancouver Circus Group

May 1st, 2009

We have our own Cirque du Soleil right here in Metro Vancouver, and they're called AVATAR. And they are GREAT!!  I was lucky enough to catch them last month when this troupe, the Avatar Circus Project presented TRYANGLE @ the PNE Pacific National Exibition ...

I found the performance a very magical circus art, aerials, juggling and dance ... and the tickets were very reasonable too! Only ...