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Matterport Scans have not been around as long as photos. Despite being the new kid on the block, however, Matterport is already a favourite for home buyers. Why do people prefer these scans to photos? Why Matterport Scans are More Appealing to Buyers than Photos 1. Matterport Scans give a better sense of a home From colour to size to layout, photos can distort the look of...

Virtual reality is revolutionizing everything from education to shopping to gaming, especially for Millennials. Tending to be early adopters of new technology and generally comfortable with making purchases online, Millennials are embracing virtual reality across many aspects of their lives. This is making Millennials quite different from previous generations, especially when it comes to purchasing real estate.   How Millennials are using virtual reality to...

On October 17th, non-medical cannabis was legalized. If you are considering entering the non-medical cannabis retail market in Vancouver, however, there are a number of licenses you will need, including the British Columbia Cannabis Retail Store Licence. Part of the application process requires providing information on your retail location’s floor plan and site plan. Applying for British Columbia Cannabis Retail Store Licences for your...

VR design offers a whole new way of approaching home renovations. Adding a secondary suite to your home is a big project – and it can be hard to imagine how it will look when it is finished. That is where VR design comes in. With VR design, homeowners are able to visualize their secondary suite before a shovel has even broken ground. In...

Virtual reality design technology is on track to change how Vancouver approaches custom home design. Its capabilities, however, can also be utilized in the home renovation industry. We believe that VR will revolutionize the home renovation process for both homeowners and renovation professionals.     How Virtual Reality has changed home renovations for homeowners In the past, homeowners often have not been full participants in the...

Matterport scan technology is one of the most innovative pieces of technology to ever hit the real estate market, and the building and development industry. Many professionals are still learning the many opportunities Matterport 3D scans and virtual walk-throughs offer, particularly for Contractors, Builders and Realtors. That is why, today, we want to discuss one of the strongest aspects of Matterport for builders and...

Matterport Scans are an important trend emerging in real estate and have become popular with many Developers and Realtors. With more and more Matterport Scans entering the market, however, how do you ensure that yours stands out? We have put together a list of seven tips to help you make that happen – and get your properties the attention they deserve. 7 tips for perfect...

With the amount of development currently occurring in Vancouver, it is vital to do everything you can to help your projects stand out. As a Builder/Developer, how do you break through the sea of photos and floorplans, capturing your potential customers? 3D real estate scans offer Builders and Developers an edge with a unique visual showcase for your projects. Innovative and impressive, 3D real...

Luxury real estate is a competitive market – and standing out is vital for a faster sale and higher price. 3D real estate scans are one of the biggest emerging trends in real estate marketing, becoming popular in Toronto, New York and now Vancouver. How can they help you make your luxury real estate listing stand out? The basics of 3D real estate scans 3D...

Our new Partner, Jamie Henry, formerly Viyae Innovative Imaging Concepts Inc., created a Matterport VR scan for North Vancouver’s Bluedog Guitars. Since VR scanning technology is so new, we decided to share Bluedog Guitars’ experience and the process of shooting with the Matterport camera. Jamie’s team also provides VR scans of residential property for real estate marketing, with 360º virtual reality tours, fully immersive...

Real estate seeks out any technological advances that can make the process of buying and selling easier for homeowners and soon-to-be homeowners. The latest piece of technology that everyone is jumping on is Matterport. But what is Matterport and why is it going to revolutionize the Vancouver real estate market? The basics about Matterport and its impact on the Vancouver real estate market In short, Matterport...

With the rise of affordable virtual reality technology, VR scans are taking the real estate industry by storm. Can this new technology help homes sell faster? The quick answer is: Yes. Let us take a few moments, though, to go through why – and what – VR scans offer the real estate industry. How VR scans help homebuyers 1. View more properties in less time VR...

The real estate field has always been quick to employ the latest technologies that could help home buyers and sellers. The latest technology, however, is not just being adopted, it is revolutionizing the entire industry. That technology? Virtual reality. Virtual Reality and the rise of VR scans When virtual reality (or VR) first came into existence, it was prohibitively expensive. Given that, most Real Estate Agents...

With square footage as valuable as it is in Greater Vancouver, maximizing the size of your property on paper can represent huge returns when it comes time to sell. If you are building a custom home, you can get more square footage from your home, at least on paper, with insulation and building envelope design. Talk to your custom home designer for more details, but...

While floor plans tell us more about a house than any elevation or rendering, some homeowners find their Vancouver floor plans difficult to read. Usually, this is due to difficulties in visualizing the space, based on a two-dimensional drawing of a home. It can be difficult for homeowners to imagine what their home will feel like after it is built or remodelled, based on...

Clean lines and big windows: Elements that make nearly anyone dreaming of designing their new home get stars in their eyes. We pulled together four examples of beautiful Vancouver modern house design to inspire your next renovation or custom home design. [caption id="attachment_2768" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo credit: Modern Vancouver Houses[/caption] 7062 Osler St., Vancouver A textbook example of a West Coast modern home in Vancouver, this home...

If you’re building a house in the Vancouver area, you may wish to consider ICF foundation material. This is an innovative and efficient material/method that, while uncommon, is being used more often in the Lower Mainland.   [caption id="attachment_2444" align="alignright" width="362"] Photo credit: Vancouver ICF[/caption] What is an ICF foundation? In short, ICF is foam bricks that interlock, similar to Lego blocks, are reinforced with rebar, and...

Stop work orders on residential construction in Vancouver became quite prominent in 2015, when building was booming. At the time, homeowners were either unaware of the permits required for these structures, or were skipping the permit application process altogether, in order to complete the project faster. A stop work order will likely be issued if you do not have a permit to build a house...