While there are people and families in need throughout the year in our communities, the holidays seem to make the question, "How can I help?", a bit simpler. As we gather with family and celebrate our blessings and abundance, our thoughts often go to those less fortunate. So where do you start? Locally is easiest and best. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities right in our own backyard. Modeling civic responsibility to our children is the best way to show them the importance of being involved in our communities. By reaching out and providing support where we can, we help create communities we can be proud of. There are plenty of organizations that need support throughout the year. Below are some links to help you find the right fit for you and…
So you have decided you are ready to buy your dream home. Where do you begin?
The first step is to identify several key factors that will ensure you find a home that is right for you. First, consider your current and future housing needs:
- What type of property do you need? A condo, townhouse, or detached house?
- How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
- What city and or neighborhood do you want to call home?
- How long to plan to own the home?
For example, a one bedroom condo may be fine today but you may want to start a family in a year. Will that same size home still work? Do you need a home office space or does the home offer a convenient commute into work?
The next step is to determine what you can afford for a…
As you begin your search for your dream home, you may run across some unfamiliar terms related to the types of property in Canada. It is important that you understand the differences so you can make the financial choice that works best for you.
Freehold Ownership can be Non-Strata (single, detached unit) or Strata (described further below).
In Non-strata ownership, the buyer has full ownership and responsibility for the building(s) and land. The most common type of ownership, this allows for the most privacy and freedom of choice.
Condominium (Strata) Ownership
The buyer owns a specific housing unit (usually apartments, condos or townhouses) contained in a larger strata property or development. They have shared…
Homes for sale in Surrey BC are ever growing in popularity. Centrally located, Surrey is just a 35 minute drive northwest to Vancouver and located directly north of the US Border, with two International border crossings. Hosting a diverse population and seamless blend of greenery, agricultural land and urban amenities, Surrey has something for everyone.
As British Columbia’s second largest city, Surrey is home to beautiful parks, art galleries and museums, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, annual events and sports. An ideal place to live for young, active families, Surrey’s International ethnic mix also creates an opportunity for colorful and diverse shopping and dining experiences.
Choosing to purchase real estate and live in Surrey opens…
The Surrey International Writers’ Conference has been called the best writers’ conference in North America by presenters and participants alike. “To inspire, educate and motivate aspiring and experienced writers alike” has been the goal of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference since its humble beginnings. They are still taking registrations for the 2011 Conference. The Conference is one of the many events going on in Greater Vancouver this month and part of what makes Surrey, BC such a great place to live.