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Applying for a Building Permit can be an overwhelming process. We hear a lot of horror stories from people who tried to handle applying for permits on their own. Many expressed that they were not prepared when they went into the permit application process – even if they felt prepared at the time. Often, these individuals found themselves backtracking to consult the proper experts...

When a loved one has a disease like Alzheimer's, paying for outside assistance may not always be an option. But help in any form is crucial if you’re connected. Alzheimer's disease affects about 5.4 million Americans, about 5.2 million of which are 65 and older. It can be your grandparent, your cousin, your sibling or even your parent who faces the diagnosis. Eventually, those...

When it comes to home designers, teamwork really does make the dream work. The teamwork, in this case, comes in the form of open communication. In order to get the house of your dreams, there are several topics you need to cover with your home designer. The five topics to discuss with your home designer 1. What a typical week looks like for your family Home...

As the number of Secondary Suites in the Vancouver area explodes, the pool of illegal rentals is growing. In fact, the majority of Secondary Suites in the City are illegal. While having an illegal Secondary Suite means risking being reported to By-Law Inspectors, the process of legalizing your Secondary Suite can be costly and arduous. If you do decide to pursue the legalization process,...

Hiring a home designer can feel like an overwhelming task. After all, the designer won’t just shape your space; they will, in many ways, shape your life within it. Like any major decision, it is important to do your research and, in this case, that means conducting interviews. To help you with these interviews, here is a checklist of five questions to ask each...

Renovating a townhouse or condo? The rules for renovating a multifamily unit can be a little different than remodelling a single-family home. Working with a Vancouver renovation designer ensures that not only will your renovation go smoothly and look consistent from start to finish, but can save you from costly delays due to unexpected permit requirements, for example. Before beginning your townhouse remodel, talk to...

If you are planning to build a custom home, being prepared for your first meeting can help advance your project quickly, and gives you a clearer vision of your finished home. This checklist helps you identify the five things to do before you hire a residential designer to create your custom home design. Learn which permits you’ll need. For building a custom home, Building Permits...

Legalizing a secondary suite can be complicated and may not be the right step for you, even if you have an illegal suite in your home. If you are considering converting your illegal secondary suite into a legal one, this checklist will help you prepare for the process and decide whether legalizing makes sense for your property.   Check the zoning requirements for your property. Some...

If you have purchased, or are considering purchasing, a land value only lot in the Greater Vancouver area, this checklist goes over the steps you should take after the transaction closes. However, reading this checklist before the transaction is recommended, so that you are aware of what is involved in demolishing any existing structure(s), and building a new home or structure on the lot. You may...

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...

If you’re looking at buying property, but the price is marked as “land value only” – what do you need to know? We’ll go over what “land value only” property sales mean, and help you navigate buying this type of property with a convenient checklist. What does land value only mean? Buying a land value only lot means that the price you pay is truly for the...