Can My Strata Get Insurance? 

Posted on Mar 17, 2022 in Sage Advice

Yes, but it might cost more than ever before. Oddly, with the decades of talk surrounding Vancouver's place in a major earthquake zone, it's taken until this year for insurance companies to start raising prices on their premiums and deductibles. Quite unfortunately, these costs are coming quickly and rather unexpectedly, which is prohibiting some l...

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Stack It Up with Stack Modular

Posted on Mar 17, 2022 in Safe Investment

As you know, I like to keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening with new and interesting building techniques, or tried and tested ones being re-imagined or refined.

This week I was introduced to Stack Modular, a company based out of Vancouver and Shanghai that designs, delivers and constructs commercial and institutional real estate across th...

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Architectural Gem

Posted on Dec 29, 2021 in Spectacular Properties

3801 Sunridge Place is an architectural gem, put in place on the side of Whistler mountain by Patkau Architects - designers of the famed Audain Art Museum in Whistler and the Polygon Gallery in Lower Lonsdale. 

Listed for just shy of $9.7m, it was one of those rare occasions where even at these price points it drew competition and
sold for over asking...

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2021 - A Year in Review

Posted on Dec 27, 2021 in Spectacular Properties

It's a founding tenet of HomeBase that every property is spectacular to someone in some way, and we want to understand and unlock that. 

This year we sold 37, and all of them were special. That said, as we approach the end of the year, we find ourselves reflecting on what's come and gone in 2021, and there's no denying there have been some notable h...

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Streamlining Rental

Posted on Dec 13, 2021 in Sage Advice

It's no secret they're not making any more land in Vancouver (unlike in Dubai), and that the region's municipalities are in a constant state of review as to how to increase sustainable density while also keeping a water/river/mountain-locked metropolis moving. In this section of our newsletter we're going to be looking at everything from policy cha...

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