Entries by Diana Klejne

Prospective home buyers remain on the sidelines in March

Metro Vancouver prospective home sales dipped to the lowest levels seen in March in more than three decades. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,727 in March 2019, a 31.4 per cent decrease from the 2,517 sales recorded in March 2018, and a 16.4 […]

Strata Age Restriction Bylaws

Strata age restriction bylaws are alive and well. When providing any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public, the provincial Human Rights Code normally prohibits one person from discriminating against another because of the other person’s age or family status, unless there is a bona fide, reasonable justification.1 But, the Strata Property Act […]

Housing Market Conditions Continue To Favour Home Buyers

The Metro Vancouver housing market saw increased supply from home sellers and below average demand from home buyers in February. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,484 in February 2019, a 32.8 per cent decrease from the 2,207 sales recorded in February 2018, and […]

8 Tips for a Healthy Life Balance

A consequence of working hard is making sacrifices. My mother, a single parent, sacrificed so much of her own time to ensure I grew up happy, and worked hard to move us from Poland to Canada so that I could experience more opportunity. I’m not sure how she did it all, but it’s because of […]

Home listings increase while buyers remain in holding pattern!

Home listings continue to increase across all housing categories in the Metro Vancouver housing market while home buyer activity remains below historical averages. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,103 in January 2019, a 39.3 per cent decrease from the 1,818 sales recorded in […]

7 Downsizing Tips

When the time comes to move into a smaller home, the process of downsizing isn’t always easy. After filling a home with meaningful memories and collections of keepsakes, how do you downsize enough for a new, more compact home? In our latest video, I show you 7 tips to ease this dreaded downsizing process. Tip […]

A peek inside the team of West Coast Lifestyle Group

The perks of working in real estate Being a realtor has more than a few perks. Flexibility, being your own boss, and quick career advancement are just a few of the reasons our team loves working in real estate. I often get asked, ‘why did you become a realtor’? The answer is, in short, because […]

Christmas Money Saving Tips

Christmas is barely 10 days away so here are some Money Saving Tips from West Coast Lifestyle Group! Don’t plan the perfect Christmas – first work out what you can afford Agree with friends to ban unnecessary Christmas presents Give charity gifts Find Hidden Brand deals Haven’t used it since last Christmas? Flog it Be […]

DIY Christmas Crafts with Interior Designer Alice Arnold

The holidays are not only a special time of the year, but they’re also a great opportunity to gather friends and family together at home, here in Vancouver. As you’re all sitting together near a roaring fire (we’d like to think), what activities will you enjoy together to pass the time? Furthermore, how will you […]

The Foundation Of Your Construction Mortgage

Construction Mortgage Foundation: It can be a real process finding the perfect home that fits all your needs. And for some, the market doesn’t offer them anything they want. Instead, they’ve got their own idea of their ideal home and they want to build it from the ground up. It’s certainly a reasonable option, but […]