March 22, 2021 Rent freeze extended; renovictions, disputes addressed Check the details of the BC government's proposed legislation to extend the residential rent freeze, and other related items. February 22, 2021 Eight ways you can prepare for a disaster Natural disasters can strike at any time. How can you prepare for a natural disaster? February 12, 2021 Aging in place: Top tips on how you can adapt your home Whether you’re looking for your ‘forever’ home or already live there, adjusting its design will help make your life easier and safer. February 5, 2021 Get your home ready for spring using these simple steps As you emerge from your winter cocoon, you’ll want to start the spring repairs and updates your home requires. January 27, 2021 Complete your speculation and vacancy tax declaration Residential property owners in communities where the speculation and vacancy tax applies will soon receive their declaration package. September 15, 2020 Provincial government changes strata insurance regulations These changes are intended to address rising strata insurance costs that have affected strata owners in BC. September 15, 2020 7 ways to get ready for fall Sure signs that fall’s coming are shorter days and the start of school. It's also time to begin preparing our homes for oncoming cooler weather. September 11, 2020 Strata insurance – where are we at? Read an update on how the Insurance Bureau of Canada has responded to unusually high insurance premiums faced by strata corporations. August 14, 2020 Home suite home: Making a basement suite feel like home Making the most out of a limited amount of space is a constant challenge for home owners with basement suites. June 18, 2020 What’s happening in BC’s strata insurance market? The BC Financial Services Authority found strata insurance premiums rose by about 40 per cent, with deductibles seeing triple digit increases. May 14, 2020 Stratas must allow pets in some circumstances If a strata property owner, or one of their family members, requires a support pet, a strata corporation must accommodate them. March 24, 2020 Facts about the strata contingency reserve fund When looking for a strata property, the contingency reserve fund is an important item to check out. February 26, 2020 It's time to test your smoke detector How to make sure your smoke detector is protecting you. February 21, 2020 Strata parking spaces and storage lockers You find a unit to buy. What documents do you have to check to make sure the parking spot and storage area comes with it? January 29, 2020 Know the rules when insuring secondary suites If you’re a home owner who has a secondary suite, it’s important to let your insurer know and to buy insurance to cover it. November 15, 2019 Asbestos exposure remains a risk in older homes If you own, or are looking to buy, a pre-1990s home, you’ll need to understand the risks of asbestos. August 22, 2019 REALTORS® helped 3 million Canadians use RRSPs to buy a home In the mid 1980s a group of Realtors came up with a novel idea: why not help first-time buyers by letting them use their RRSPs for a down payment. July 9, 2019 Home security – 11 tips to protect your belongings It’s summertime and the living is easy, especially for potential thieves. Here’s some advice on how to protect your home. May 23, 2019 What is the beneficial ownership registry? The Land Owner Transparency Act establishes Canada’s first public registry of beneficial owners of BC property. December 3, 2018 Conserve water and save money with a rain barrel A rain barrel is a great way to conserve water and save money in the process.