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Contractors and "New Construction"

September 24, 2014

I ran over a construction cone today. I'm not especially proud of it -it just happened -and that's that. It got me thinking about construction and all the new projects we are seeing around town. As banks begin to loosen underwriting guidelines for equity lines and as home owners begin to see equity in their homes rise we see more and more construction projects. What's the first thing we do when our equity line of credit is approved? We upgrade the kitchen or bathroom! Contractors who had clos...

Fixer-uppers not for the faint-of-heart

September 23, 2014

HOME OWNERSHIP STRATEGIES Fixer-uppers not for the faint-of-heart GAIL JOHNSON ...

August eNews

August 8, 2014

Summer Projects Our summer months are here to enjoy and a great time catch up on any outdoor work that needs to be done. If you're landscaping, painting, putting in a fence, building a deck, putting in windows and doors or any project at all, we can help. Creating an outdoor space that is an extension of your home adds not only space, but value to your home. Click ...

Priority occupations in skilled trades receive improved foreign credential recognition

July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 Priority occupations in skilled trades receive improved foreign credential recognition VANCOUVER The federal government, in partnership with the provinces and territories, will improve foreign credential recognition for 10 additional priority occupations in areas such as the skilled trades and healthcare. The 10 new priority occupations are: carpenters, electricians, heavy d...

BBQ Season

July 18, 2014

BBQ Season Summer has finally arrived and, with it, Barbeque season. Firing up the grill and throwing on some burgers or steaks is one of the best ways to spend time enjoying the great outdoors! Make sure your gas grill is up to the task by watching this video. Check out how to maintain and even refurbish your grill to keep those flavors sizzling all season long. Have you discovered that you Barbeque needs replacement? Check out ...

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