Date archives "January 2017"

Simple tips for staging homes for sales

Do you want to make your place to be in a marketable shape, which will land you a buyer with a dreams offer? You do not have to hire a pro in staging and rent few furniture to wow the customer. Here are some staging techniques used when setting up your home with minimal money and effort


  • Clean the windows


Remove your curtains, if they are beautiful, they will darken the room. The sheers can be left behind, but the drapes should be taken down. Pull the blinds way, if curtains are left open, they will reduce the light by about 50 percent in the whole day. Do the cleaning of the windows, allow light to enter and make it look nice


  • Upgrade kitchen fixtures


There is no need to replace the painting or the countertops. There are straightforward and affordable solutions. Replace the design verlichting fixtures with modern once. This can improve the outlook of h kitchen. Swap the outdated draws and cabinets for more stylish and sought- after ones around, be it polished brass or brushed nickel.


  • Change the switching systems


Lighting up the environment by switching all lamps and overhead light will stir up prospective buyer confidence that there is nothing to hide. Note it is not creating a dinner atmosphere but a product showoff for sale. Design verlichting, should be properly staged, use less expensive and high intensive floor lamps can help the house look bigger.


  • The replacement of art with mirrors


If your wall contains art and family pictures, they should be swapped with large mirrors at key wall locations in the building. Since people have different perception of painting, you can hide few of the painting


  • Roll up the rugs


Hardwood flooring is the main selling point for the buyer, rugs that have a slight stain can turn them off. Don’t try to hide the wooden floor, only if they are a mess and the rug has classic and pristine looks. Remove the rugs from the kitchen; this makes the floor looks spacious and feels cleaner


  • Set up table


Fancy table setup can have a beautifully staged look. If your kitchen table is outdated, you can put some life back with simple recent settings. Go for the modern white plates, sleek stainless cutlery and beautiful wine glasses.

If painting is needed, give it a slight retouch of color.

West Vancouver realtor by laws summary

When buying or selling a house in Burnaby You can consult with your Burnaby real estate agent about the local by laws. There are several which need to be complied with and in order to not transgress any of these it is well to be informed about them.

Buyers and sellers need to be well aware of the by- laws pertaining to buildings and other features in the suburbs in the areas covered by the West Vancouver realtor.

There are laws with regard to the protection of trees and the preservation of the urban forest, you should know what these are when you purchase property in suburbia. Permits are required for the cutting of some trees and the protection thereof. There are other laws with regard to urban wildlife and still more that are in place about domestic animals and what is allowed. There are by-laws in place for pet owners.

Building alterations

Before you even consider transforming your piece of Burnaby real estate that is the dwelling you have purchased, into your dream space. You will need to know what would be allowed in terms of heritage buildings. There are very strict regulations about what may and may not be done to these structures. Whether it be the design and building of a simple patio, an extension or a complete renovation or subdivision of the land. There are also some by- laws about the maintenance of building standards and general building appearance.

There are by-laws in place with regard to zoning. Land usage is regulated by these zoning by – laws and when selling a property a Burnaby real estate. The agent should be cognizant of these. The by- laws also include the rules about business licences.   Traffic, parking and road closures are also controlled by a specific set of by-laws.

The nicest law is the one in Vancouver pertaining to Good neighbours.  These include the rules disallowing the accumulation of unsightly rubbish or allowing buildings to become this way. Also the ones about derelict vehicles and building materials which may not be dumped in the suburbs.

The By – laws are in place for the protection of the environment and the inhabitants. There are also a number of by-laws regarding general health and safety including fire protection and others for the greater good and enjoyment of the surroundings.