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Pricing a home is more art than science. Factors like local market conditions and the condition and location of the property play a big role in pricing, but there are other factors that may be undervalued or not even included in the list price. 

 

It's true that what one home buyer considers "a waste of money" another would claim is "worth every penny."

What is certain is there are a number of features that will add long term value to the buyer and may not actually be reflected in the list price.

 

Have a look at this infographic to look beyond the obvious things that affect price and identify hidden gems that could add value to your next home purchase. 

 

If you are interested in more information on the scientific side of pricing, subscribe to my monthly market update in which I provide detailed stats on the market broken down by region, neighborhood and price categories. Click here to subscribe to my monthly market update.  

 

My goal is to help my clients find long term value in the properties they purchase. If you are ready to go in search of some hidden gems, give me a call and I will get busy StellingtheCity for you today! 

 

 

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Green and Free Tips for Decluttering from Vancouver in the Box

 

By : Limor Friedman, Vancouver in The Box

 

Moving to an East Van apartment?  You want to make sure everything fits, and you will have room for yourself. In other words, it's time to get rid of "stuff."  A great thing about Vancouver is the city has many eco-friendly resources to help you de-clutter for free or almost free.  Here are the best green -resources:

 

1. As we all know, one person's trash is another person's treasure. Donate!  Clothing you haven’t worn for the last two years, books, toys and home decorations.   Call Recycling BC hotline. They can tell you which organization can come right to your door to pick up donations items, including furniture. 

RCBC hot line: 604-7329253

 

2. Recycle:  Have you ever wondered what to do with an old cell-phones, printers,  DVDs, bulbs, batteries and other items you can't leave  in the Blue Box?

One retailer with a great green plan will recycle all these items and more. Go to the customer service in any London Drugs, to drop electronics. Learn where else to recycle specific materials: http://rcbc.bc.ca/.

 

3. Most organization do not accept mattresses as a donation. Either because of limited storage space or simply because they are afraid of bedbugs. In Vancouver it is easy to recycle mattresses, bed frames and other furniture. Check out this site: http://canadianmattressrecycling.com/

 

4. Consignment:

Sport's equipment, camping gear from bicycle to flippers, golf sticks and soccer shoes, can be resold at "Sport Junkies"  604-8796000   -102 W Broadway, Vancouver.


There are many great consignment stores in Vancouver. Before you jump in with a bunch of your clothes and shoes, call to find out what are they taking right now. It can be seasonal only, minimum number of items, others may be full at the moment.  


5. Host a giveaway VIP party:  Invite friends and family to take items you no longer need.   Designate the day and time, mark items they can take. Whatever is left can be donated or turn to a yard sale.

Get rid of unwanted items, make room for new things in your new home.

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