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Blog by Betty Jarvis

12 Home Maintenance Tasks to Prep for Winter

November 26th, 2015
Protect your property during the cold winter months ahead with this checklist, and your home should make it to springtime damage-free.

Before the first signs of winter arrive, take the time to insulate your home against the coming cold season. Winterizing now, before the arrival of frigid weather, means that when it’s truly frightful outside, you can curl up by the fire and sip cocoa without ...

Whistler at 50: Summer is now prime time for visitors

November 24th, 2015
As well, visitors now come from all over the world, while 40 years ago they were primarily from the Lower Mainland or nearby regions of British Columbia and Washington state.

WHISTLER -- At one point not so long ago, say 1984, a prime Whistler building lot within walking distance of a chairlift could be had for, well, a song: about $40,000.

Today? Try a cool million. At least.

Then, of cou ...

Squamish, Bowen Island real estate deals luring Vancouver buyers

November 12th, 2015
Young families wanting a toehold in the housing market are looking up the Sea to Sky for alternatives.

Home seekers priced out of the Lower Mainland's astronomical real estate market are increasingly heading on up to Sea to Sky country to realize their dream of home ownership. 

This past weekend the 65 units of an unfinished condominium development in Squamish sold out in just 90 minutes. T ...


November 12th, 2015
Whistler Mountain just announced it will be oening ahead of schedule on November 19th. The early opening has been made possible thanks to favourable early season conditions, including natural snowfall and prime temperatures for snowmaking. Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on November 26.

Book by November 15th for the best pricing on Whistler Blackcomb Lift Tickets.

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Canadian Housing Starts - November 9, 2015

November 9th, 2015

Canadian housing starts moderated from a very strong September, falling close to 15 per cent to a still robust 198,065 units at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in October The six-month trend in Canadian housing starts of 206,089 units SAAR continues to rise and is currently above the rate of household formations in Canada, a sign that new home construction could slow next year. 

H ...