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Found 3 entries for January, 2013.

This morning I’ve spent some time browsing BC Hydro’s Green Guide

I think practising efficient energy consumption is a responsibility all homeowners and tenants should consider. Here are the top 4 reasons I can think of for Going Green in your BC home:

1. Being Energy Efficient is Affordable

Even though buying an energy efficient home or upgrading your current or new home to become more energy efficient has varying levels of upfront costs the long-term energy savings make your investment worthwhile. For many energy upgrades the future savings pay for (and more) the upgrades.

2. Going Green Means Significant Cost Savings

Well-designed homes with energy efficient features will save you money in several areas: heating, lighting, cooling,

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When I speak with clients new to the Surrey or Vancouver area (and even clients who have grown up in the Fraser Valley or Lower Mainland) I often get the question: Where is Newton?

Newton is located at the heart of Surrey and is the most populated community in Surrey, which is the 12th largest city in Canada.

Reasons to Choose Newton Real Estate

Whether or not Newton is at the top of your list for desirable neighborhoods there are several unique aspects to the community and setting that I find intriguing:

  • Newton has over 50 parks to enjoy
  • 35% of Newton’s surroundings is actively farmed (think fresh air, fresh produce and open space)
  • Over half the population in Newton is a visible minority making for cultural diversity
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healthy_new_years_resolution_300If you are like most Canadians you likely started the New Year off with some sort of resolution to be healthier. Perhaps it was watching what you eat, working out more often, being aware of how much time you spend “plugged in” or being intentional about spending more time with your friends and family.

An article published by The Globe and Mail over the weekend caught my attention as I have the word “healthy” in mind this New Year. The title read, “Cooling in housing market seen as ‘healthy’”.

The short article states that the cooling housing market we experienced in the second half of 2012 is continuing into the New Year. Most financial and real estate experts predict that this softness will follow us into 2013, becoming a “healthy phenomenon” like

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