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I just finished uploading this House for sale, 7969 Laburnum, Vancouver, BC

One of the best-kept secrets on the West Side and listed below assessed value!!! This charming Tudor sits on one of Vancouver's prettiest tree-lined streets in a family-friendly pocket where everyone knows each other and kids play outside. Enter through a canopy of Magnolia trees into a modern family home that sits on a huge lot - 75' x 134'! The main floor living room features original character with built-ins, a wood-burning...

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Girls...

I love reading the blog - The Everygirl.  The Everygirl, is the newest online resource helping shape the creative, career-driven woman to experience her life better lived. It is the inspiration to help you achieve your dreams, whatever they may be. Whether it’s how to incorporate a little creativity into your day or motivating you to seek out your dream job, The Everygirl is for you. It is their mission and hope for you to use The Everygirl site to be inspired.
Their promise...
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Have you…

heard about The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin? I read this book over the holidays. Each month, the author pursued a different set of resolutions -- go to sleep earlier, tackle a nagging task, bring people together, take time to be silly -- along with dozens of other goals. She read everything from classical philosophy to cutting-edge scientific studies, from Winston Churchill to Oprah, developing her own definition of happiness and a plan for how to achieve it. She kept track of which resolutions worked and which didn’t, sharing her stories and collecting those of others through her blog (created to fulfill one of March’s resolutions). Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify the happiness in her life. At times a touch sickly sweet, but I would recommend it.  

I also wanted to update you on the challenge I suggested a few months ago on documenting what you are grateful for. Well a good friend and I began emailing each other daily, 3 things we were grateful for that day. My friend is the grateful task master! It was a challenge for 21 days, but with her encouragement/coaxing/threats, we have carried on. She is much better at committing to it daily than me, but when I do it, I really do think about things in a different way. Try it!  Whether you keep it in a journal or find a grateful task master like I have, you will see your life in a new way.

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A few ways to make a design statement in 2013

Update what you already own: Taking what you have and reworking it can create amazing results.  I recently bought all new pillow covers for all my existing living room throw pillows.  Without spending a fortune, you can have a winter look and a summer look.

Try high gloss paint: On unsuspecting walls or ceilings, high gloss paint adds shine and polish.  This idea isn't new, but if you want some shimmer, try out an area that is unlikely...

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New sellers are serious sellers.

For much of 2012, we saw a collective hesitation on the part of buyers and sellers in the Greater Vancouver housing market. This attitude and behavior was reflected in lower than average home sale activity and modest fluctuations in home prices.

How does the new year look? The New Year started as they typically do, with less homes listed for sale. Total Residential Active Listings in Greater Vancouver are down 30% from November 30, 2012. Total properties listed...

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New sellers are serious sellers.

For much of 2012, we saw a collective hesitation on the part of buyers and sellers in the Greater Vancouver housing market. This attitude and behavior was reflected in lower than average home sale activity and modest fluctuations in home prices.

How does the new year look? The New Year started as they typically do, with less homes listed for sale. Total Residential Active Listings in Greater Vancouver are down 30% from November 30, 2012. Total properties listed...

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Happy New Year!

Attached are the end of December 2012 Sales and Listings Stats. The New Year started as they typically do, with less homes listed for sale. Total Residential Active Listings in Greater Vancouver are down 30% from November 30, 2012. Total properties listed for sale during December were down 49% to November 2012 and down 16% to December 2011. While sales in December are down from November 2012 and December 2011, we’ve seen that through 2012 so it is not news.

Perspective is the...

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Happy New Year!

Attached are the end of December 2012 Sales and Listings Stats. The New Year started as they typically do, with less homes listed for sale. Total Residential Active Listings in Greater Vancouver are down 30% from November 30, 2012. Total properties listed for sale during December were down 49% to November 2012 and down 16% to December 2011. While sales in December are down from November 2012 and December 2011, we’ve seen that through 2012 so it is not news.

Perspective is the...

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Here's some of the fabulous groups we work with:

Dunbar Little League

 

Vancouver United Soccer

 

Thunderbirds hockey

 

Hawks Field hockey

 

Pacific Autism Family Network Golf Tournament Sponsor

 

Ride to Conquer Cancer

 

Avalon Recovery Society

 

St. James Music Academy

 

Jewish Federation

 

WISH Drop-In Centre Society

 

Local dance, theatre, and ski clubs

Our current passion projects

They’re fun, and you’re all invited!

 

Pillow Talk – this event gathers women and leaders in the community for a salon-style information sharing from experts in our community.

 

Swaps – Invented by Ruthie in 2008, this bi-annual event draws over a hundred women to “swap” their gently used clothes. Attendees get a refresh of their wardrobe with fantastic finds without spending money, with remaining clothing donated to women’s charities.