2017 Top-Tier Ski Real Estate Report

By Success-Sells on Friday, March 16th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

Toronto positioned for greatest gains, Vancouver expected to normalize, healthy gains are forecast in Montreal, and cautious optimism is found in Calgary. A strong Canadian economy, changing lifestyle trends amongst baby boomers, a low Canadian dollar and rising consumer confidence are factors propelling resurging activity in Canada’s top-tier ski real estate markets leading into the […]

2017 Year-End Top-Tier Real Estate Report

By Success-Sells on Friday, March 9th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada’s 2017 Year-End Top-Tier Real Estate Report highlights the latest market dynamics within each of the country’s major metropolitan top-tier real estate markets. According to the report, Canada’s top-tier real estate market, anchored by strong local and national economic fundamentals, held steadfast in face of extreme changes brought about by housing and […]

6 Tips for Listing Your home in the Winter

By Success-Sells on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 or in Lifestyle, Uncategorized. No Comments

The warmer months of spring and summer are when the real estate market spikes and buyers are hot on the trail of a new home. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worthwhile to list your home in the new year—after all, winter offers sellers less competition with fewer properties on the market. Plus, once the […]

Buyer Beware: 5 Bylaws to Watch When Buying a Condo

By Success-Sells on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 or in Uncategorized. No Comments

Purchasing in a strata building means buying into its bylaws. Here are some potential deal-breakers Buying a condo? The legal doctrine of caveat emptor (“let the buyer beware”) continues to apply to real estate transactions in BC today, and can have the effect of denying the buyer a remedy for defects and deficiencies discovered in […]

The World’s Most Beautiful House

By Success-Sells on Friday, February 16th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

Chicago, 16 October 1956. Frank Lloyd Wright, then the most famous living architect in the US, hosted a press conference at which he unveiled The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper four times the height of the Empire State Building. Born 150 years ago this June, Wright was 89 at the time and, with the Solomon R […]

The 2017 ELLE DECOR Interior Designer A-List

By Success-Sells on Friday, February 9th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

When a designer is at the top of his or her game, an unmistakable sense of confidence, ease, and spirit is evident in every detail. These talents achieve that level of mastery more often than most, which is why we celebrate them and welcome four new members to their distinguished company. RITA KONIG Konig’s design […]

Property assessments up more than 35% for some B.C. homeowners

By Success-Sells on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 or in News. No Comments

Some B.C. homeowners may be surprised when they open their property assessment this year. Estimated property values have increased by as much as 35 per cent in some parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Condos and townhouses saw the largest spike in value, with 2018 numbers up between five and 35 per cent […]

What you need to know about B.C.’s 2017 assessment values

By Success-Sells on Friday, January 26th, 2018 or in News. No Comments

CBC News B.C. Assessment put a dollar value on 2,044,482 properties in this province last year. It’s a large number, and the sheer volume of data about B.C. property values that comes out every year at this time can be overwhelming. B.C.’s 5 most expensive residential properties in 2017 But aside from the fact that […]

5 Design Trends That Will Dominate in 2018

By Success-Sells on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

At the close of 2017, we asked a team of industry experts to ponder the year ahead and tell us what’s in store for interiors in 2018. Terracotta Entre Pinos development by Taller Hector Barroso. Photography by Rory Gardiner. Rustic Wicker paint by Valspar. Interior consultant Despina Curtis is well-known in the industry for her […]