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TH E E T E RNAL MOVE ME NT Ulysse Nardin, from the movement of the sea to the perpetual innovation of Haute Horlogerie. For over 170 years, the powerful movement of the ocean has inspired Ulysse Nardin in its singular quest: to push back the limits of mechanical watchmaking, time and time again.

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The Staging Interior Designers at CV Design Centre take a fresh approach to every space, and transform each property into a beautiful place to live.

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The high-end housing market in the Greater Vancouver area has long been lacking the presence of high-end luxury staging service. Staging will provide custom made furniture tailored to match the architectural style of the home. Our new Design Centre will open soon at this unique location situated at the heart of British Properties with spectacular views of Lions Gate Bridge to West Coast mountains. CV Gallery will continue to fulfill all your furnishing needs through the expertise of our experienced interior designers. Our new design centre will proudly serve our clients with the creations of one of Canada’s top chocolatiers Thomas Haas.

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The Illusion of a Luxurious Life Have you ever considered that every time a new electronic item comes out, it is not necessary for us to buy it? In fact, every time a phone company comes out with a new model, you don’t need to buy it, but it’s the want for buying it that gets to us. Why are we in this constant pursuit of a luxurious life? What is it that instills this want for better and shinier things? It is the way we have been brought up. We have been constantly bombarded with information that we need to have expensive things to be someone who is regarded as a successful person in life. We see images of famous people endorsing the newest things and we jump on the chance to get that same thing that our favorite actor or sports personality has. Have you ever considered that this is all an illusion? Take the messages that we see on the media everywhere, put them aside for a while and think about it. The things that make you happy right now, the ones which you pay a lot of money for. Are they all you need to be happy in life? The real happiness in life is not wanting things, but being content with whatever you have. It does not mean that you stop striving for more; it just means that you should have a positive outlook on life generally. Getting all the shiny toys may be fulfilling for a while, but knowing that you are happy with whatever you have is timeless. There is another advantage to this. Life is unpredictable and keeps throwing challenges towards us, and similarly it is able to sneak a little happiness into our lives too. If you are already content with your life and your expectations are not sky high, those little sneaks of happiness can last you forever. Think about it; is luxury more important than knowing that you are happy with what you have?

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Architecture is a combination of passion and talent with a significant amount of social art and artful science. In the words of the well known Roman Architect Marcuz Vitruvius,

is firmness, commodity, and delight. �Architecture � In Beautiful British Columbia architecture provides a logic of residence and sustenance for all types of human activity. Architecture supports all cultures to find a fit in society while endorsing luxury and comfort. The significance of design carries the ultimate harmony of enriching lives aesthetically and spiritually while supporting sustainability and economic values.

Design is the greatest quality of an architect. Design, is an implication of comfort, culture, and traditions. The profession of design is based on modification of human vision and composure. It requires the creative coordination of art and technology, and of light and shadow.

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Different Types of Home Inspection Amir Behkish, PhD, CHI

NEVER Buy a House Without Inspection!!!

You can easily be hooked by buying a faulty property in Vancouver, while fixing costs are estimated over thousands of dollars and insurance companies don’t pay for these kind of preventable issues! By purchasing any property without HOME INSPECTION, you may find yourself in a dark and scary cave with loads of nasty creatures. Here, Home inspection is your last weapon. Do not loose it. Different types of Home Inspection have been designed for clients needs. They are as follow:

1. Pre-Purchase Inspection

A full and detailed inspection is recommended before any kind of purchasing. This type of inspection usually takes 3-4 hours. Buyers receive an oral presentation at the end of inspection on the property and a written report. The report format will consist of a full narrative with photographs. The report covers existing condition, upcoming problems of the property and also some suggestion for upgrading the property. This inspection report covers eight main systems, safety, and also liabilities of owners, as follows:

roofing, exterior structure, insulation, ventilation, electrical, heating & cooling, plumbing,interior, safety concerns.

2. Post-Purchase Inspection

This type of inspection could be done after purchasing of a property, if you could not do it before purchase. In post-purchase inspections all the above-mentioned systems will be covered. Inspectors do their best to inspect every single detail of the house and find all feasible upcoming problems before blowing out. Keep in mind that by finding the developing problems in their early stages, the owner can save a lot. Again, inspection usually takes 3-4 hours and the owners will receive a full narrative and pictorial report. Suggestion for upgrading the property will be a part of the report.

3. Pre-Listing Inspection

This inspection has been designed for property sellers and before listing a property. It is helpful for selling properties for a higher price and preventing problems by recognizing them in advance. By doing this inspection, sellers won’t be shocked by buyers’ inspection reports and they are always one step ahead. 4. Problem Investigation Inspection In many properties, there are numerous problems, which provoke the necessity of doing a detailed inspection by professional home inspectors. In this type of inspection, beside problem investigation, applicable solutions to remove the cause and some suggestions regarding upgrading the building will be offered. 5. Open House Inspection This type of inspection is perfect for properties in “multiple offer” situation or when buyers consider more than one nominee in their mind. Open house inspection usually takes 1-1.5 hours and buyers will be provided by general condition and probable problems of the property. It is quite obvious that the cost of this type of inspection is less than a full inspection. Home Inspector can walk through the building with buyer or do it on his own and deliver the findings to buyer. 6. Pre-Rent Inspection This inspection has been designed for those who want to rent a property or those who want their properties to be rented. In this type of inspection, the current conditions of the property would be inspected and documented as a reference. It will also inform clients the potential safety concerns and liability issues which exists in the property. 16

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Cave in Algarve, Portugal Located in Southern Portugal, Algarve is arguably one of the most popular beach destinations in Europe. With over 160km of shoreline and over 300 days of sunshine, Algarve beaches are the mainstay of the region’s popularity.

Our world is filled with indescribable beauty, both man-made and natural, and it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would truly be enough to truly experience all of it. Most of us will probably never see everything that the world has to offer us, but it’s worth a shot! Here are some incredible places around the world that are definitely worth adding to your bucket list. Some consider travel to be a luxury or even an unnecessary burden, while others consider it to be vitally important to living a fulfilled life. Still others don’t even have the opportunity to make that decision. But if you are afflicted with a case of wanderlust, you know that seeing the world’s sights can be a deeply moving and valuable experience. It’s a wonderful and beautiful world we live in, so make sure to see as much of it as you can before you kick the bucket! Here’s an excellent quote from St. Augustine that will hopefully inspire you to get your foot out the door:

“The world is a book and those who do not TRAVEL read only one page.”

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Meteora, Greece A visit to the monasteries of METEORA, will take your breath away. The landscape has been carved by wind and rain over thousands of years to create massive stone spires reaching to the sky. Atop these magnificent monoliths are ancient monasteries dating back to the 9th century. By the 14th century the community grew to 24 monasteries suspended in the sky. Monks would hoist themselves up the towering rocks by putting a basket on a rope and hand cranking the person up to safety. It was a life of solitude and reflection. Today, six monasteries remain and tourists can visit the magical region of Meteora which translates to “suspended in air. �

Navagio Bay, Greece Navagio Bay in Zakynthos, is probably one of those places that every traveler should visit. If you wish to visit the beach, it can only be accessed by boat. The beach of Navagio or Shipwreck cove is one of the most photographed landscapes and considered as one of the best beaches in Greece. The vestiges of a ship wreck can be seen in the middle of the large white sandy beach which has amazing turquoise and crystalline waters. Huge vertical cliffs of white rocks are surrounding the sand creating a unique and enchanting image.

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Venice, Italy Stunning architecture. Mysterious passageways, and of course, the canals. Venice is one of the most alluring cities in the world - the type of place where, as a visitor, you’ll welcome getting lost (as you inevitably will). Relax in Piazza San Marco, take a moonlit gondola ride or taste the original Bellini at Harry’s Bar. Or just wander. No matter where you go, you’ll find history, beauty and romance.

Provence, France France’s impossibly scenic southeastern region is filled with lavender fields, Roman ruins, sleepy villages, storied second cities, salt marshes and countless bucolic vistas - travel to Provence means endless photo ops. Not surprisingly, its beauty has inspired a number of artists, from Cézanne and Van Gogh to Picasso. History buffs and sun worshipers alike visit Provence for its famed Riviera, from cinephile paradise Cannes to history-steeped Marseille. Provence travel also boasts some of the country’s best antiquing, wine tasting, and dining - whether at a family-run mas (farmhouse) restaurant, a Michelin-starred temple de haute cuisine, or a DIY picnic crafted from edibles purchased at a local farmers’ market. 20


Santorini , Greece The island of Santorini is probably the most intriguing island of Greece. Simply its name is more than enough to unfold in mind stunning sunsets and scenery, white, red and black sand beaches, impressive traditional houses, amazing restaurants, some of the world’s best wine, an active volcano,and lively night life. All the above, along with the remains of the antiquity and the myth of the Lost Atlantis justify the words which the tourists determine this wonderful island. Santorini has all this and more.

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Tulip Fields, Netherlands The striking colors of the flowering tulip bulbs are a typical sight in Netherlands during the spring. The bright red, pink and yellow colors are overwhelmingly beautiful and are a must see, or should we say, a must experience! 21


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WHAT IS PURESUL is an organic form of Sulfur and a potent antioxidant, naturally found in many plants. Puresul is an ultra- pure, high quality organic Sulfur that is backed by numerous pre-clinical and clinical studies for safety and efficiency. Organic Sulfur, also called MSM (Methyl Sulfonic Methane) which is made up of 34% sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in our body and is crucial for improving and maintaining good health. It is responsible for amino acid production, oxygen transport across membranes, fullbody natural detoxification, skin health, blood pressure and circulatory regulation, scar tissue reduction, pain reduction, and damage nerve regeneration. Puresul has been reported to aide in resolution of cancerous cellular growth and shrink a variety of tumors. Organic Sulfur is an essential element for life and has profound healing effects on our bodies.

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There are two ways our body cells get oxygen. One is through breathing. The other is through ingesting (eating) Organic Sulfur. Sulfur enables the transport of oxygen across cell membranes, and oxygen is necessary for healthy cellular regeneration in mammals. Plants, on the other hand, plants require carbon dioxide for cell regeneration, and plants can store sulfur, while man cannot. Man eliminates carbon dioxide, and plants eliminate oxygen. Thus, the sulfur cycle is symbiotic and vital for life as we know it.

IN HUMAN BODY Sulfur  is the third most abundant mineral in your body, after calcium and phosphorous. Approximately 99% of the human body is comprised of minerals, yet minerals are generally overlooked when nutrition is considered. It is well known that the human body requires at least 60 minerals in order to maintain a disease and ailment free state. If this information is indeed true, it’s easy to understand why sickness is so prevalent throughout the world, even in technologically advanced countries. The body can utilize minerals without vitamins, but vitamins and most other nutrients are basically useless in the absence of minerals. Extensive research is showing that without supplementation, it is not likely that we can eat enough food to get the full range of essential trace minerals required to obtain optimum health and longevity.

HOW WORKS PURESUL Sulfur, with an atomic number of 16, is known to bond with almost every other mineral. Sulfur has demonstrated its ability to detoxify heavy metals in conjunction with the transport of oxygen across the cell membrane, thus allowing regeneration. Sulfur is also the key player as a requirement for the utilization of amino acids, the body’s building blocks. Of all of the amino acids, some 70 percent are sulfur-based. Muscle is made up of protein, cholesterol and organic sulfur. regeneration. Puresul has been reported to aide in resolution of cancerous cellular growth and shrink a variety of tumors. Organic Sulfur is an essential element for life and has profound healing effects on our bodies.

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orld’s Most Amazing Hotels Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

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he Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort hosts the real deal! Situated in the tropical gardens on Rangalifinolhu Island, access to the resort is only by seaplane and while it may sound like any other exclusive get away, the Conrad Rangali will have you dining with stingrays and on special occasions, sleeping with the sharks. The resort features the world’s first allglass, under-the-sea restaurant. Guests are offered the experience of dining 16 feet (4.9 m) below sea level with 180-degree views of the reef and marine life.

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The resort has also been known to transform the underwater dining room into a private bedroom suite for two on special occasions.


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owhere else in Switzerland is the change from the hilly landscape of Central Switzerland to the craggy alpine scenery so abrupt or impressive as in the Alpstein area. Mighty rock formations up to more than 2500 m high tower up as if from nowhere. Deep, steep-sided valleys cut through this region. Tucked into the side of a mountain in the Swiss Alps is a unique guest house called Berggasthaus AescherWildkirchli. The 170-year-old dreamy hotel is in the most precarious position, clinging to the foot of a vertical cliff face and can only be accessed by a combination of cable car and hiking.

Glass Igloo Hotel, Finland

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ocated in the wilderness near Finland’s Urho Kekkonen National Park, the Igloo Village of Hotel Kakslauttanen offers a crystal clear view of the Northern lights and stars, all while comfortably relaxing in your room. The lights are visible from August to April, however the peak viewing time is during the winter months.

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The Manta Resort, Zanzibar

Photo: Jesper Anhede

Manta Resort offers a private island where you sleep beneath the waves.

The resort’s most standout feature is the natural coral reef lying just off its beach, which attracts numerous divers and snorkelers to its villas. The floating hotel room is actually situated in the center of a blue hole, an area of the coral reef approximately 50 m (164 ft) wide where the sea drops to 12 m (39 ft) deep during high tide. With a few scattered coral heads below and a full reef surrounding them, guests are sure to see all kinds of marine wildlife right outside their bedroom window. According to the resort, some coral has already begun forming on the room’s anchoring lines and a few of the reef’s more unusual inhabitants, like octopus and Spanish dancers, have been spotted attaching themselves to the glass.

Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

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he Icehotel in Swedish Lapland remains famous the world over as the original, and simply the best, hotel made purely from ice and snow. Located in Jukkasjarvi, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, it remains one of the most stylish hotels in the world and certainly the coolest! It is built to a new design each winter, melting back into the River Torne in spring after it has captured the hearts of those who have visited or stayed within its beautifully crafted walls. An ingenious hotel design, a host of thrilling winter activities and spectacular Swedish cuisine the Icehotel is the only place to be this winter!

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mazing rainforest hotel shaped like a volcano that spews water (and is only accessible by rope bridge) Deep in southern Chile lies the Montana Magica Lodge - an extraordinary hotel hidden away in the centre of a 300,000-acre private nature reserve. It might be completely artificial but the lodge actually ‘erupts’ every day, sending water running down the outside of the 13room guest house. The ‘Magic Mountain’ retreat, in Los Rios, is accessible only by foot and intrepid guests must brave a swinging rope bridge to enter it.

Attrap Reves Hotel, France Sleep under the stars with all the comfort of a hotel room. Attrap’rêves invites you to an unusual and romantic moment... A cosmic and poetic experience... A queen size bed with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside... Alone with mother nature! At nightfall, contemplate the milky way! Everything here is designed not to close your eyes! Hush, here’s the moon showing its face... Sweet bubble dreams!

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althy Chinese can afford to buy a house they like in any corner of the world, from Melbourne to Vancouver, but this time all eyes are on this magnificent example of low-rise architecture in traditional Chinese style, located on a private island on China’s biggest lake Dushu in Suzhou. China is quickly becoming known more for it’s record-breaking $154 million price tag. House name is Taohuayuan and means “utopia” or “peaceful prosperous land” and looking at these photos it is easy to understand why. Magnificent foggy ponds, 32 bedrooms, a huge swimming pool, a solid wine cellar and wonderful views of the picturesque lake, all this corresponds to a sense of quiet

confidence, symbolically reflected in the name of this beautiful home.

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De-Clutter

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The first step in getting ready to sell is de-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter so potential buyers aren’t overwhelmed by your stuff, but rather impressed by your home. Counters and other surfaces should be kept clear and any furniture that isn’t needed stored away. The good news about this tedious task is packing and purging will make moving day that much easier.

Warm lighting and well-placed mirrors can make your home feel bright, inviting and even bigger. Mirrors placed over fireplaces, and along hallway walls will make rooms appear larger than they are. Table lamps, and overhead lighting like chandeliers and sconces will brighten rooms and add some flair to your decor.

Draw Attention to Selling Features As a general rule closet doors should be kept closed, but if there’s a walk-in that should be noticed, a small note to alert potential buyers is ok.

Neutrals Although you love that fuchsia accent wall, some buyers may not. A fresh coat of bright, neutral paint will not only enlarge the house and make it feel airy and more spacious, but it will also help buyers with their vision (there’s that blank slate again).

Inviting Scents Warm inviting scents will help your house be remembered. Taking the time to bake cookies or mull cider on the stove may not be in the cards (and the stove and elements should be off for open houses) but a safely placed candle or air freshener will do the trick.

Freshen Your Linens Now’s the time to use your spare “good” set on beds, and ensure your towels and hand-towels are in tip top shape. And if it’s perhaps time to replace them, think neutral again.

But Don’t Touch the Nursery! Although the nursery and childrens’ rooms should be de-cluttered and tidied as well, personal effects can remain as they are. There’s something reassuring and touching about seeing a baby’s room that can mean all the difference to a potential buyer (especially ones that are starting a family).

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To complement the neutral house, a few well-placed bright pops of colour will bring the decor together. Bright throw pillows, or a canary yellow kettle on the stove will be noticed as soon as you enter the room and will stick in buyers minds once they leave. Fresh flowers are another great idea, and single flower arrangements are most effective.

It’s Nothing Personal Any personal effects should be packed away; family photos and mementoes, framed degrees, anything that’s a link to the current owner. Buyers want to imagine themselves in the house, so the more the house is a blank slate, the easier that is.

Following these tips will have your house in tip top selling shape and make it the most appealing to the most potential buyers faster than you can say

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WHAT BUYERS NOTICE MOST

WHEN VIEWING A HOME

Do you remember the last time you viewed a home for sale? What do you recall about that property? You likely remember the features and characteristics that stood out, such as the gorgeous hardwood floors, the spacious kitchen with the long island, or... the faucet that was dripping in the main floor washroom! Obviously, you want potential buyers to notice the great features of your home rather than those things that are less appealing. So, when preparing your home for sale, pay particular attention to what a buyer is likely to notice and remember. Say, for example, you have a small unused bedroom that has become the unofficial storage room. If something doesn’t go anywhere else, it gets put in that room! Now it’s a cluttered space. What will buyers remember about that room after a viewing? Will they see the potential for a home office or comfy reading room? Most likely, they will just remember a small, cluttered, potentially unusable space. Buyers will also notice a dripping faucet, a scuff in the wall, or the lingering odour of spicy cooking in the kitchen. They will remember all the things that stand out, regardless of whether they are positive or negative. So, when you list your property, make sure that what stand out for potential buyers are the desirable features of your property. If you have a wonderful sitting room with large windows and a great view, make sure that space is clean and comfortable. You may even want to “stage” it a little, perhaps with some fresh flowers and a good book sitting on the end table.

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DON’T SINK MONEY INTO THE WRONG HOME UPGRADES

If you’re considering home improvement or even just adding a few extra touches to freshen up the place don’t rush the process. A plan is key for any successful remodeling job. You don’t want to pay for impractical or expensive home improvements that are out of style by the time you have to hang a “For Sale” sign in the yard. Instead, look for smart, traditional and fashionable upgrades to provide value and aesthetic beauty for years to come. While you’re looking for upgrades, consider these following tips for remodeling. Kitchens Spacious kitchens with abundant natural light make cooking a pleasure, not a chore. Light-colored kitchens can create an illusion of a bigger space. Adding a skylight is another way of creating a spacious feel. Multiple storage shelves and cabinets plus an extra sink will reduce counter clutter. Built-in microwaves, dishwashers, six-burner ranges and convection ovens are great for utility and convenience. An island range with bar stools promotes an inviting, social atmosphere.

Floors Hardwood flooring increases resale value, so keep hardwood floors in top shape by refinishing them. As an alternative, laminate flooring is typically cheaper than hardwood and a nice upgrade from carpet. High-End Home Amenities Specialty rooms like media rooms, wine cellars, workout rooms and children’s playrooms can boost resale value and personalize a home. Outdoor fireplaces, patio heaters, electronic insect control devices, decks and fountains are popular. Outdoor kitchens can boost resale value. An in-ground swimming pool can increase your home’s value. However, some buyers may see pools as an inconvenience. Ask a REALTOR® to see whether pools are popular in your area. Additional Research Tips Attend home improvement shows. Consult with home designers, building contractors and handymen. Ask a REALTOR® for trusted references.

Bathrooms Two-bath homes, plus a master bathroom, are optimal. Many home buyers see high-end items like whirlpools, Jacuzzis, steam and jet showers, double shower heads and hand-held sprayers as essentials. Large storage cabinets, freestanding or built-in, are great. Avoid all-white bathrooms—splashes of color reduce the sterile feeling. Bigger is better. Tiny bathrooms are out. By : Sina Tajbakhsh 778.895.6245 www.sinahomes.ca 33


INTERIOR DESIGN

trends 2017 WHAT’S IN:

Dark Green Dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior colour as we say goodbye to navy and midnight blues.

Terracotta Warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones. Avoid terracotta tiles that are too rustic and keep a matte finish, could add character and warmth to interiors again.�

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source: www.domain.com.au by Amelia Barnes

Used in a feature armchair or cushions and decor items as an accent, it adds depth and can bring in the colours from the outdoors.


Jewel Tones While pastel shades of pink and blue are currently having their day in the sun, they will soon be overtaken by jewel tones inspired by metals, space, stars, clouds and the cosmos. Metallics, metals, raw-cut quartz, Lucite and opal will add a dash of sparkle and interest. X-ray materials, transparent fabrics, floaty silks and sheers will create a lightness and soft romantic element to this trend, which embodies an optimism for where we have come from and where we are headed.

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Upholstered bedheads Beds will change dramatically in 2017, with upholstered bed heads set to replace the timber bed frames currently dominating the market. They’ve been a staple in luxury hotel bedrooms and celebrity homes for a while, but now we’re all falling head over heels for the bedhead trend. Whether you opt for the classic model in neutral colour with buttons, or a plush one in velvet, a bedhead is an easy way to update and add instant glamour to a bedroom.

Wasted Space No More Open plan living is OUT and teeny-tiny-closed-plan living is IN. Like a Dickensian sunroom, little reading spaces and splitlevel flooring is working hard to encourage human interaction and all that jazz. With an ever-increasing amount of time spent in front of a computer or smartphone screen during the day…there will be a greater desire to create spaces in our lives devoid of digital distraction. A good place to start with this one is to workshop a room that’s not centered around an electrical device. Unless it’s a heater, or a hipster-friendly wireless radio. 36


BATHROOM DESIGN Keep in mind that 2017 is going to be marked by the return to the organic to the natural

and the unalterable search of new and functional. So when it comes to a bathroom design the direction will be: super clean colors, seamless lines

and practical and simple arrangement

of spaces but with the dash of organic coziness and elegance.

So let your imagination and creativity flow and turn the functionality of the bathroom into a play of art – a contemporary

Combinations of natural materials to create something new and exciting

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OUR VISION To surpass client’s expectations and turn dream homes into reality.

OUR MISSION Accentuating the quality of construction and design with excellence is our ambition and strength. Led by a dedicated management group, and a team of highly skilled professionals, PRIMEHOOD HOMES aims to deliver superb quality in every individual project.

OUR CORE VALUES Passion, integrity, quality, innovative spirit, safety and accountability are among our core values. We strive to align our values and build wholesome relationships in achieving our goals.

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Australians Design House That Hangs Off Cliff

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Hold on to your hat, don’t look down and prepare for vertigo. This edgy concept home by Australian module-home designers Modscape will take your fear of heights to a new level. The five-storey home hangs to a cliff, inspired by the way barnacles cling to a ship’s hull, and was imagined for the diverse Australian landscape. It is known as the Cliff House. The design “is a theoretical response to clients who have approached Modscape to explore design options for extreme parcels of coastal land in Australia”. The company creates homes using modules, with a steel frame and structurally insulated panels, in a factory before assembling on site. The modules can be used to create a huge variety of configurations to suit any space. Like all amazing environment-aware architecture, this home is made to become one with the cliff, rather than a disconnected object sitting on top. “How do I get in?” is no doubt the first question one would ask before buying such a home. This would be through the top-level garage. You can then move between the floors by the use of a lift. The living spaces feature minimalistic furnishings to ensure that the transcendent views of the ocean and the unique spatial experience of the location remain the integral focal point of the design.


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Source: www.eluxemagazine.com / By Chere Di Boscio

“your villa in the sky”

A constellation of elegant vertical villas with lush tropical gardens, built over 75 floors and standing over 277 meters high, surrounded by 61,000 square meters of parkland. This is the Oxygen Eco-Tower, a residential living tower designed to be a symbol of ecofriendliness. The designer, Massimo Roj of Progetto CMR explained that the project was born based on the request of a developer in Jakarta, Indonesia for the company to construct villas rich with urban gardens. The 75-storey project,which was constructed over three years, has staggered heights ranging from 85 meters to 20 floors, and is constituted by two sizes of villas and four different garden types, all designed for the tropical climate of Jakarta. The design concept conceived by architect Massimo Roj is based on the geometric form of a flower that grows upward. Tecnimont Civil Construction was given the task of translating this into reality in a dangerously seismic zone. Approximately one-third of the tower will house three villas, 200 square meters each enriched by a green space of 300 square meters, whilst the central part the tower will house larger villas and private gardens of up to 450 square meters. The top floors will hold a single, spectacular penthouse villa with a stunning, large garden. The Oxygen Eco Tower is a true example of green building, and employs several innovative technical solutions that allow a strong synergy with the environment: for example, the entire roof of the tower is designed for the production of electricity through photo-voltaic panels; the heating and cooling of the building are provided by a geothermal system, which is also even capable of removing carbon dioxide. A central ventilation system filters the outside air and returns it inside, dehumidified and cooled, ensuring the comfort and health of all residents. Finally, tanks will collect rainwater for the building to use to water the plants, thus saving potable water from being wasted. Now, the question is: if one building can be this eco-friendly, why can’t they all? 45


A U N I T Y O F STRENGTH, CONFIDENCE AND COMPLEXITY The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall / Winter 2016 - 2017 color palette that is led by the Blue family. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades. Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the Hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.

PANTONE 17-4028

Cool and calming, Strong and stable. Displays a subtle vibrancy and sophistication. Borders on exciting, yet Maintains a sense of constancy.

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PANTONE 14-4122

Airy Blue’s lofty nature evokes feelings of lightness and freedom. Designers seeking weightlessness in a world heavy with conflict. Blue tones appear in nearly half of the designs.

PANTONE 17-3914

Pair-able with almost any fall color, bright or muted. A color that the rest of the palette can literally and theoretically rest on. Showcases practicality through a dependable but contemporary lens.

PANTONE 16-1318

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Warm Taupe is a hearty, pleasing and approachable neutral that pairs well with each of the top 10 shades of the season. Suggests reassurance and stability. Trusted, organic and grounded. Timeless.

PANTONE 14-0952

Adds another splash of uplifting vibrancy. A spicier, zestier Yellow than previous seasons. Unexpected and unusual. Comes through in both the abstract and geometric accents that designers employed.

PANTONE 17-3240

Bodacious speaks to the gender fluidity we continue to see. Lends itself to vibrant color combinations. Versatile; can be used with Pinks and Reds. Bright, rich Purple, with hints of a more sophisticated Pink. Turns fashion accents into fashion statements.

PANTONE 18-1630

A fall and winter version of the Pinks we’re used to seeing in spring Dustier rose-toned Pink shade with some complexity Exudes warmth and welcome.

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PANTONE 18-1550

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PANTONE 18-1340

Potter’s Clay has an added degree of sophistication and layering. Elements of russet Orange in its undertones, gives a grounded feeling that’s anything but flat. Neutral earth tone; expected for fall and winter palette. A shade with real substance; a strong foundation. 48

Lush Meadow brings to mind fresh botanicals and foliage. Rich and elegant, vibrant and sophisticated. Elevates the overall elegance woven through this season’s collections

Source: www.pantone.com By: Leatrice Eiseman , Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™

A bold Red that is warm, sensual and immediately pleasing to the eye Gets the metaphorical blood of the palette pumping Exciting and dynamic, breeds unmistakable confidence


ewelry designers There are more than thousands of jewelry designers around the world but only few are designing the fascinating and elegant pieces of jewelry that will make you mesmerize. These designers are providing most creative and dazzling jewels for us.

The Harry Winston is one of the finest and top jewelry designers in the world who made some of his luxurious jewelry by using valuable gems on earth and most of the famous diamonds in the world have been made by Harry Winston. For those, who have a knack for diamonds and highend ornaments must be aware of the Hope Diamond. Harry Winston was also made famous by the Marilyn Monroe’s song named “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. His jewelry was worn by Queen Elizabeth II, Shah of Persia and other royal people. It is one of the luxury jewelry designers who offer elegant and unique designs for their customer.

This jewelry brand which belongs to France, Paris, it was launched in 1869 and founded by Alfred Van Cleef. Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is known for its stunning designs and exquisite gemwork. One of their most famous designs is the “Mystery Setting,” patented in 1933, which was so delicately made that the prongs holding stones in place were nearly invisible. Creating a Mystery Setting can require up to 300 hours per piece, and only a few are produced each year. Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry has been worn by style icons including Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Princess Soraya Bakhtiari.

VAN CLEEF & APRELS HARRY WINSTON HOPE DIAMOND

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This Swiss based company was founded by Louis Chopard in 1860. Famous jewelry house always makes sure that celebrities wear Chopard jewelry on the red carpet. The company is a sponsor of Cannes Film Festival so their luxurious pieces can be seen in many movies. Chopard offer luxury watches, traditional and modern jewelries and other accessories. Their jewelry features exceptional stones like sapphires, diamonds, emeralds and rubies.

TIFFANY BIRD ON A ROCK

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Women are also ecstatic when they just see Tiffany’s bag or the box and know they are just getting some high quality with any of the piece of the jewelry purchased from Tiffany’s store. They are selling watches, crystals, sterling silver and other accessories which are one of the best jewelry designers in the world. They have also been in the business since year 1837 and were also made famous in the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” movie released in the year 1980’s. One of the most famous Tiffany jewelry designs was the iconic “Bird on a Rock” – a brooch in which a diamond and gold bird perches on an enormous 128.54 carat yellow diamond.

The Société Cartier was founded by French jewelry designer Louis-François Cartier in 1847. Cartier is famous for their classic designs featuring expensive gemstones and precious metals. In 1914, Cartier produced their first iconic Panthère brooch, designed in the shape of a panther and covered in pave diamonds and gems. The Panthère became the symbol most associated with the design house, and new Panthère pieces are produced every year. Cartier jewelry is often commissioned by the world’s royalty for coronations and state occasions, and purchasers have included Wallis Simpson, King Edward VII of England, the Maharaja of Patiala, and Princess Grace of Monaco.

CARTIER PANTHER BRACELET

Bvlgari is a Italian luxury brand famous for jewelry, watches, fragrance, and hotels. It was founded by Sotirios Bulgaris, a Greek jeweler who moved to Rome in 1881. The company grew through the 20th century to become an international brand known for their architectural metalwork, often featuring gold links and heavy steel. They are also famous for their colored gemstones and diamonds. One of their most iconic designs is the Serpenti, a collection of jewelry and watches made in the shape of a coiling snake and often decorated with pavé gemstones.


Buccellati is an Italian luxury jewelry brand that was founded in 1919 and is known for the impeccable quality of their gold ornaments. True to their heritage, the high end jewelry company adheres to Roman styles. The Buccellati is well known for its platinum engraved and brushed gold jewelry designs which are made with rubies, high quality diamonds, emeralds and sapphires. The main element of the jewelry is gold and everything is done by hand. The brand reinterprets their master-pieces through lacy carvings so as to make them look soft from afar.

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Piaget is one of the best jewelry designers in the world which has wide range of customers for their diamond watches. They are the Swiss jewelry maker who involved in designing prestigious jewels for their customer and was founded in the year 1874. Their designs draw on the styles of Old Hollywood as well as natural forms, particularly the signature Piaget Rose collection. Paiget jewelry is often worn by celebrities for red carpets and premiers; actress Scarlett Johansson wore an iconic Piaget emerald choker to the 2015 Academy Awards.

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Graff is a London jewelry designer who used to work with high quality and rare diamonds. Laurence Graff began his design career in England when he was 15 years old and apprenticed to a professional jeweler. By 1960, he had founded the Graff Diamonds company. Now he is having more than 35 outlets all around the world. His unique design attracts many people and he is selling his jewels for millions of dollars. He is one among the best jewelry designers in the world and created most expensive jewels.

PIAGET GRAFF $100 MILLION PEACOCK BROOCH

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JANUARY Garnet traditionally is a symbol of faith, love and constancy are its attributes. Because of this, it’s held that it might prevent nightmares and can provide directional guidance in darkness. Wearers may see an increase in their self-image, will power and energy levels, and nervous people may feel calmer. It’s also traditionally believed that garnets help keeper travelers safe. Garnet is a stone of regeneration and energizing, and can boost the energy of an entire system and revitalize it. All garnets are also thought to speed up the healing process because they cleanse and reenergize the chakras.

APRIL Unsurprisingly, the diamond is a symbol of everlasting love, was once thought to bring courage. The diamond is the symbol of purity, innocence, eternity and courage. In ancient times, diamonds were believed to be tears of the Gods. The beauty and brilliance of a diamond is unparalleled and birthstones meaning for diamonds is eternal and true love, strength and romance. The diamond is an energy amplifier. It is a stone that is thought to never requires recharging. It will bring strength and endurance to all energies and will enhance the power of other crystals. However, beware, as this means it will increase negative energy as well as positive! 52

FEBRUARY The amethyst is a symbol of strong relationships and courage. Purple amethyst speaks of peace, temperance, serenity and royalty. Additionally, amethyst is a symbol of protection and has the power to overcome difficulty. It encourages self control and strengthens the bond in a love relationship. Amethyst is also believed to help to steady a restless mind and bring mental and emotional well-being. Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.

MAY The emerald was one of Cleopatra’s favorite gems. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. Ancient Romans went so far as to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience. Emeralds treat disorders of the heart, lungs, spine and muscular system. They are thought to aid in recovery after infectious illness, help sinuses and soothe the eyes, and improve vision. They have a detoxifying effect on the liver and alleviate diabetes and rheumatism.

MARCH

Aquamarine is a symbol of courage, creativity, perception, hope and selfexpression. Pale blue aquamarine gemstones are associated with good health, youth, love and hope. Wearing this gem is thought to reawaken married love, build your courage and increase your happiness. Plus, aquamarine’s soothing blue color is believed to bring mental clarity and releases negative energy from the wearer. Aquamarine’s calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind, making it a great aid for meditation. It can shield the aura and align the chakras.

JUNE Pearls suggest chastity, modesty and stable marriage relationships. They have long been a symbol of purity. The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Pearl is worn to calm a restless mind and to control anger. It is believed that people who wear pearl can succeed in creative work and it is also linked with a successful married life. Pearls are held to treat digestive disorders and the soft organs of the body, as well as improve the skin. Pearls also increase fertility and ease childbirth.


t’s pretty well-known that depending on when you were born, you may have different attributes than those born in a different zodiac time-line. Therefore, it makes sense that different stones might help different people, depending on the month of birth. After all, birthstones have widely different properties in metaphysical healing, and it’s widely held that wearing your birthstone is a token of good fortune. Perhaps it’s because it aligns with you so well. People still believe certain precious stones assigned to your birth month can have a whole host of qualities that affect your destiny, so whether you’re just curious what your stone’s significance is or whether you want to start adding it to your crystal collection, it could be in your best interest to know! Check out this month-by-month explanation of birthstones and their many meanings:

JULY Red rubies are tokens of harmony and peace. Their beauty speaks of strength and nobility of character. Traditionally, the ruby has been regarded by ancient Hindus as the “king of gems.” It was believed to protect its wearer from evil. The ruby’s deep-red color signifies love and passion. The ruby is associated with harmony, protection, enthusiasm, contentment, success, integrity and strength. The ruby encourages removal of negative energies from your path. It overcomes exhaustion and lethargy and imparts potency and vigor. Also, the ruby detoxifies the body, blood and lymphatic system.

OCTOBER

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The opal symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel.” Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight. Opals also represent hope, creativity and innocence. Opals strengthen memory, and also increase the will to live. They treat infections and fevers, cleanse the blood and kidneys, and regulate insulin. This stone eases childbirth and alleviates PMS.

AUGUST The peridot symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. Tradition says you will be able to successfully ward off evil, enchantments and depression if you wear or carry peridot. The peridot is thought to banish lethargy, apathy and exhaustion. It strengthens the immune system, metabolism and benefits the skin. It aids disorders of the heart, thymus, lungs, gallbladder, spleen and intestinal tract, and treats ulcers.

NOVEMBER The topaz symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect. Yellow topaz stones are associated with strength and healing for both body and mind. They offer protection to travelers and support good mental health. Topaz is also linked with wisdom, strength, courage and serenity. It soothes physical pain, promotes peace and calms emotions. Topaz also promotes forgiveness and discourages negative emotions. Topaz aids digestion and combats eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia. It fortifies the nerves and stimulates the metabolism.

SEPTEMBER

The sapphire was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It was believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom. They symbolize dignity, loyalty, serenity, faith, purity and wisdom. Sapphires treat blood disorders, combat excessive bleeding and strengthen the walls of the veins. They are used for cellular disorders, regulate the glands and calm overactive body systems.

DECEMBER Turquoise has been traditionally regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good fortune and success, and it is believed to relax the mind and to protect its wearer from harm. Turquoise rings in particular are thought to keep away evil spirits, and because of this, turquoise stones represent a happy life filled with good fortune. The turquoise stone aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body. It contains antiinflammatory and detoxifying effects, and alleviates cramps and pain. Turquoise purifies lungs, soothes and clears sore throats, and heals the eyes. 53


We talk about famous celebrity chefs and we think of Wolfgang Puck. It’s quite impossible not to know him, he’s just about everywhere—other than being a TV celebrity chef, Puck has ventured into almost all aspects of restaurant hospitality and culinary arts, and all successfully at that - fine dining restaurants, food bistros, catering, cookbooks, frozen food and kitchen wares. Wolfgang Puck made himself different. Any of our famous chefs, in their elegant coats and chef trousers, can come up with fine dining restaurants across the country, but none of them can cook for the stars as well as Wolfgang Puck can. 54

Source: www.kng.com | by Genevieve G.

Eating, Loving, Living… and Succeeding

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it’s how you combine them that sets you apart. WOLFGANG PUCK


CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ

Serves: 6

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) unsalted butter 4 tablespoons sugar 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces 4 eggs, separated 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier 3 egg whites Juice of 1/2 lemon Powdered sugar for garnish Unsweetened whipped cream Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter and dust with about 2 tablespoons of the sugar, six 1 cup soufflé dishes. Chill until needed. Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl set over a bain-marie. Remove from the heat and stir in the egg yolks and the Grand Marnier. Whip all 7 egg whites until they form soft peaks. Whip in the lemon juice and the remaining 2 T sugar. Continue to whip the whites until they are stiff but still very shiny. Stir a quarter of them into the chocolate mixture, and then gently fold in the remaining whites. Fill the molds with the soufflé mixture. Run your thumb around the inside edge of each dish so that the soufflés will form a hat. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are set but the middle is still just a little soft. Serve on napkin-lined dessert plates. Dust the tops with powdered sugar, if desired, and spoon a dollop of whipped cream into the center of each soufflé. Serve immediately.

By Wolfgang Puck, “The Wolfgang Puck Cookbook” Random House, 1986

The “Chef to the Stars,” less than one of his food empire’s companies, the Wolfgang Puck Catering, often gets prime contracts to cook for Hollywood balls, banquets, galas and fundraisers. Such prestigious events include the annual Governor’s ball, where Puck has been the official chef and caterer for the Academy Awards celebrity banquet for 14 years in a row; the ESPY awards; American Music Awards; the GRAMMY awards; and other presidential fundraisers and galas. And all these, combined with talent and his famous mantra “eating, loving, living,” very well explains why he succeeds. 55


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7 Mistakes New Real Estate Agents Make E

very time I talk to someone about my business and career, it always comes up that “they’ve thought about getting into real estate” or know someone who has. With so many people thinking about getting into real estate, and getting into real estate— why aren’t there more successful Realtors in the world? Well, there’s only so much business to go around, so there can only be so many Real Estate Agents in the world. I feel, however, that the inherent nature of the business, and how different it is from traditional careers, makes it difficult for the average person to successfully make the transition into the Real Estate Business. As a Broker, I see many new agents make their way into my office - for an interview, and sometimes to begin their careers. New Real Estate Agents bring a lot of great qualities to the table - lots of energy and ambition - but they also make a lot of common mistakes. Here are the 7 top mistakes rookies Real Estate Agents make.

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No Business Plan or Business Strategy

So many new agents put all their emphasis on which Real Estate Brokerage they will join when their shiny new license comes in the mail. Why? Because most new Real Estate Agents have never been in business for themselves— they’ve only worked as employees. They, mistakenly, believe that getting into the Real Estate business is “getting a new job”. What they’re missing is that they’re about to go into business for themselves. If you’ve ever opened the doors to any business, you know that one of the key ingredients is your business plan. Your business plan helps you define where you’re going, how you’re getting there, and what it’s going to take for you to make your real estate business a success. Here are the essentials of any good business plan: A) Goals: What do you want? Make them clear, concise, measurable, and achievable. B) Services You Provide: You don’t want to be the “jack of all trades & master of none” — choose residential or commercial, buyers/sellers/renters, and what area(s) you want to specialize in. New residential real estate agents tend to have the most success with buyers/renters and then move on to listing homes after they’ve completed a few transactions. C) Market: Who are you marketing yourself to? D) Budget: Consider yourself “new real estate agent, inc.” and write down every expense that you have— gas, groceries, cell phone, etc… Then write down the new expenses you’re taking on - board dues, increased gas, increased cell usage, marketing (very important), etc… E) Funding: How are you going to pay for your budget w/ no income for the first (at least) 60 days? With the goals you’ve set for yourself, when will you break even? F) Marketing Plan: How are you going to get the word out about your services? The most effective way to market yourself is to your own sphere of influence (people you know). Make sure you do so effectively and systematically. 58


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Not Using the Best Possible Closing Team

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Not Arming Themselves with the Necessary Tools

They say the greatest businesspeople surround themselves with people that are smarter than themselves. It takes a pretty big team to close a transaction - Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Lender, Insurance Agent, Title Officer, Inspector, Appraiser, and sometimes more! As a Real Estate Agent, you are in the position to refer your client to whoever you choose, and you should make sure that anyone you refer in will be an asset to the transaction, not someone who will bring you more headaches. And the closing team you refer in, or “put your name to”, are there to make you shine! When they perform well, you get to take part of the credit because you referred them into the transaction. The deadliest duo out there is the New Real Estate Agent & New Mortgage Broker. They get together and decide that, through their combined marketing efforts, they can take over the world! They’re both focusing on the right part of their business— marketing— but they’re doing each other no favors by choosing to give each other business. If you refer in a bad insurance agent, it might cause a minor hiccup in the transaction— you make a simple phone call and a new agent can bind the property in less than an hour. However, because it typically takes at least two weeks to close a loan, if you use an inexperienced lender, the result can be disastrous! You may find yourself in a position of “begging for a contract extension”, or worse, being denied a contract extension. A good closing team will typically know more than their role in the transaction. Due to this, you can turn to them with questions, and they will step in (quietly) when they see a potential mistake - because they want to help you, and in return receive more of your business. Using good, experienced players for your closing team will help you infinitely in conducting business worthy of more business —and best of all, it’s free!

Getting started as a Real Estate Agent is expensive. In Vancouver, the license alone is an investment that will cost about $3,500 (not taking into account the amount of time you’ll invest.) However, you’ll run into even more expenses when you go to arm yourself with the necessary tools of the trade. And don’t fool yourself— they are necessary—because your competitors are definitely using every tool to help them. A) Mobile Phone with a Beefy Plan: These days, everyone has a cell phone. But not everyone has a plan that will facilitate the level of use that Real Estate Agents need. Plan on getting at least 2000 minutes per month. You want, and need, to be available to your clients 24/7—not just nights and weekends. B) Computer (Preferably a Laptop) - There’s no way around it; you have to have a computer & be savvy enough to use email. You would be wise to invest in some business management software, as well. A Laptop is a big plus because you’ll be able to work from home or on the go. New Real Estate Agents are often surprised by just how much time they spend away from the office, and a laptop helps you stay on top of your work while on the go. C) All-In-One Laser Printer (Print, Fax, Copy, & Scan): For as low as $250 you can buy an All-In-One laser printer. It will save you a lot of time and effort. Although you have access to your brokerage office 24/7, but sometimes you need to print, fax, or scan a contract right away, otherwise you might lose your deal. D) Real Estate Friendly Car: You don’t have to have a Lexus, but your Miata won’t do the trick. Make sure that you have a 4 door car or suv that is comfortable and presentable. Keep it clean, and for God’s sake, don’t smoke in it! You’re going to spend a lot of time in your car, and put a lot of miles on it, so if it’s fuel efficient, it’s a big plus. If you’re driving a sporty convertible, or still have your killer Jeep from college, it’s time to trade it in.

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Lack of Proper Funding

If you’ve taken the time to create your business plan, than you should definitely have your budget, but I can’t stress enough the importance of having and following your budget. However, the budget alone doesn’t address the important aspect of funding. 90% of all small businesses fail due to lack of funding. Typically, new agents will want to have 3 months of reserves in savings before taking the leap into full time agency. However, money in the bank isn’t the only way to answer the question of funding. Maybe your partner can support you for a certain period of time. You can keep a part-time job that won’t interfere with your business as a Real Estate Agent. Many successful waiters make the transition to successful real estate agents with no money in the bank. When you start your new business, don’t expect to earn any income for, at the least, 60 days.

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Refusing to Spend Money on Marketing

Most new Real Estate Agents don’t realize that the hardest part of the business is finding the business. Furthermore, they’ve just shelled out around $3,500 for their license and board dues, so the last thing they want to do is to spend more money! Again, the problem lies in the lack of understanding that you’ve just jumped into the Real Estate Business, you haven’t taken a new job. And any good businessperson will tell you that how much business you get is directly correlative to how much you spend on marketing. If you choose the right brokerage, then you will get some good inbound leads. However, don’t neglect a good, personal marketing campaign from the beginning to get your own name out as the Real Estate Agent to go to.

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Not Focusing Their Marketing Efforts in the Most Effective Areas

One reason why many new Real Estate Agents who do begin spending money on personal marketing stop is because they spend it in the wrong place. The easiest place, and where conventional Real Estate tells you to spend your money, is in conventional print marketing —the newspaper, real estate magazines, etc... This is the most visible place to see real estate advertising, it’s where large offices spend a good part of their money, and so many new agents mistakenly spend their money here. This becomes very frustrating to new agents because of its low return. Large brokerages can afford to spend their money here because they’re filling two needs— they’re marketing their own properties for sale while creating new buyer traffic for their buyer’s agents. New Real Estate Agents should look to their own sphere of influence and referral marketing to see the most effective return on their investment. An agent can spend as little as $100/month marketing to their family, friends, and colleagues and see an incredible return. There are many great referral systems around that all focus on the same premise—that if you consistently market yourself to your sphere of influence as the Real Estate Agent to go to— then you will get more business. The key is to pick a system and to follow that system. You will see results. LAST BUT NOT LEAST…

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Choosing the Wrong Brokerage for the Wrong Reasons

New Real Estate Agents choose their new brokerage for a variety of reasons— they have a good reputation, they have a good name, they have lots of agents, the office is close to their house, etc... While these alone aren’t bad reasons to choose a broker, they aren’t going to do a lot to help you in your success.

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The #1 reason to choose a brokerage, and the question to ask is, “What do you offer your agents?”. It is not uncommon for new real estate agents to have many questions. A good managing broker should always be available to answer your questions and walk you through your first few deals. Some brokerages have lengthy, boring and time consuming training programs that are not designed for the need of all real estate agents. When interviewing new brokerages, your primary concern should be the fee structure.  As a new licensee you must try to keep your overhead costs down and the most important fee to keep at a minimum is the monthly Administration Fee that must be paid to your brokerage. Think of the administration fee as your brokerage membership fee that must be paid regardless of whether or not you’ve made any sales. Administration fees vary from brokerage to brokerage ranging from $100 to $1500 per month.  Many new licensees make the mistake of joining brokerages, although large and reputable that charge very high administration fees. Only after the first few months of paying such high administrate fees agents will notice they have spent over $10,000, including the initial licensing fee, and they might have not yet brought in any revenue. As a result, many start to think that real estate was not the right career and decide to quit.

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t’s important to remember that joining a brokerage is unlike finding a new job.  Joining a brokerage means you are starting a business not

a job.  While it may be fantastic to brag to your friends about landing a job at a prestigious company, it’s no accomplishment to hang your license on the same wall in the same office as other successful agents. A new career in Real Estate is very exciting. Starting a Real Estate business provides the new Agent with opportunities for limitless potential and freedom. New Agents have a notoriously high failure rate, however, so a new Real Estate career can also be a very scary prospect. However, if you avoid the 7 Top Mistakes Rookie Real Estate Agents Make, then you’ll be far ahead of the competition!

SorouSh BaBae ian Managing Broker 604.729.4534 info@Royalty.ca www.Royalty.ca

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Royalty Group Realty has been growing significantly in the last seven years. We would like to welcome you to join our enthusiastic team of agents who specialize in either commercial, residential or rental. We now have two office locations and one branch office, in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown core, on The North Shore and in Coquitlam. We have supportive and experienced office staff, full office equipment, unparalleled promotional material and flexible plan options ready to help you move forward and make a better future.

MANAGING BROKER

Royalty Group Managing Broker is a great help for the new agents, as he will walk through every step of how to write enforceable contracts for different types of properties, prepare listing presentations, and present various marketing strategies to their clients.

BRANDING & MARKETING

Royalty Group Realty is a well-known brand in Vancouver which uses different marketing methods to benefit its agents to generate more leads at all time. As a bonus we offer our new agents free open house online advertisement on different search engines and social media. Royalty’s searchable website, networking events, and luxury magazine are other sources of communication and lead generation for all of our agents.

TECHNOLOGY

TRAINING & SUPPORT

ADVERTISING

MARKETING TOOLS

Royalty provides services such as CRM, Google app, and mobile website to help agents work faster and to be able to communicate with their clients and collaborate to each other. Many real estate agents are paying high fees to their office yet are provided with little or very basic support and information on how to become and sustain effectiveness in their careers. Royalty Group Realty provides various kinds of training and support through different methods in every step of your career. Royalty Group Realty offers locally and internationally online advertisement for its agents. As far as paper advertisement goes, Royalty will allow you plenty of opportunity to advertise your business. This category includes everything imaginable such as weekly open-house flyers, brochures, magazine ads, newsletter, business card and etc. Our in-house graphic designer at office provides marketing tools for our agents such as business cards, open house flyers, brochures, letterheads, signs, presentation folders, and etc.

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Wear the Crown, let us Advise it.

SOROUSH BABAEIAN Managing Broker Info@Royalty.ca

Royalty.ca DOWNTOWN OFFICE 1065 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 3M3 Tel: 604.688.6315

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MEHDI SHAMEI

KAM NOURI

HATEF AMOLI

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SAHAR BARATI

SARA NOURI

CHRIS VAN VLIET

SALEEM DHALLA

SAKHI HEDAYAT

SHANE MORCK


OSCAR BARRERA

SINA TAJBAKSH

SAM AMIRALAEI

AZI SAZEGARIAN

THOMAS CHUNG

ROBERT RIVINGTON

FARA GHAFFARI

JENNIFER HICKEY

FARID HOSSEINI

REZA KHATAMI

MOE KHATAMI

ARASH BAHMANI

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A

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R2122379

LISTINGS R2115813

R2107570

2604 977 MAINLAND STREET YALETOWN. VANCOUVER WEST

3102 1372 SEYMOUR STREET DOWNTOWN WEST. VANCOUVER

2027 YORK AVENUE KITSILANO, VANCOUVER W

$618,000

$1,249,888

$5,450,000

502 sqft

1

1

984 sqft

2

2

High floor beautifully renovated 1 Bedroom plan, on the 26th floor facing North East. Stunning VIEWS towards mountains and B.C. Place. Built by reputable Wall Financial in Downtown’s most trendy Yaletown district. Shopping, eateries, night life all at your door step. Excellent efficient open & BRIGHT floorplan. All furniture included. Wood flooring, stylish fresh paint, Quartz counters, new undermount sinks, accent wall paper, new faucets & lighting fixtures TOO MUCH to list.

Enjoy this luxurious suite at the Mark by award winning developer Onni. This Southwest facing 2 bedrm + den home is lavishly finished w/ floor-to-ceiling windows, wide-plank engineered hardwood flooring, forced air heating & cooling. Residents enjoy exclusive access to the 10,000 sqft Wellness Centre featuring professionallyequipped gym, yoga room, pool, hot tub, sauna & steam rooms & theatre with 24 hr concierge. Situated on the edge of Yaletown and the developing arts district means all of your needs are met within walking distance.

SALEEM DHALLA

NIMA ALIZADEH

R2109187

778.322.5040 soldbysaleem@gmail.com

604.338.6306 nimagalizadeh@gmail.com

903 WENTWORTH AVENUE FOREST HILLS NORTH VANCOUVER

801 sqft

2

2

KITSILANO RM-4 Building Lot. A rare find in Vancouver. This combined 50 X 118 ft. lot has a Building Plan in place for a Custom Build 5 Townhouse Layout. Plans by “Eric Stine” Kitsilano Architect, are available and have been negotiated with the city. (Attached) The building features three levels of comfortable living, and parking off the lane-way. There are no Heritage issues with this address. (Letter Attached) The house at 2027 York was renovated in 2015 and is tenanted at $2500 Month. Please don’t disturb the Tenants. Easy to Show.

HAN LEE SALEEM DHALLA

778.789.9688 778.322.5040

$4,558,000 6,388sqft

5

6

IT IS HERE - IT HAS IT ALL. Sophistication and Contemporary design with many elements come together to make this one of a kind home - The Foresthills Masterpiece quality home built by Neopacific Development invites you to an amazing floor plan with delightful finishing that exudes comfort, functionality and warmth throughout. Architecturally designed with endless features and highlights such as smart home, power generator, german built high efficient boiler Stunning open floor concept design with eclips door opening covered deck with lovely landscaping, combining the in door and outdoor with a private back yard .

FARA GHAFARI 70

604.723.0721 fara.ghafari@gmail.com


7774 16TH AVENUE BURNABY EAST

R2121968

$1,288,000 1,862 sqft

5

4

Brand New ½ Duplex in “QUIET side of 16th Avenue “, prime East Burnaby , upstairs features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large covered deck and main floor has den, 1 full and 1 half bathroom with the potential of 1 bedroom suite. Offers lots of crown moulding, beautiful cabinets with quartz counter-tops throughout and full set of stainless steel appliances. Must See !!

SAHAR BARATI PREC*

R2111135

778.829.7724 sbarati81@gmail.com

R2123434

R2103144

2108 BERKLEY AVENUE BLUERIDGE, NORTH VANCOUVER

1429 RHINE CRESCENT RIVERWOOD, PORT COQUITLAM

308 4500 WESTWATER DRIVE STEVESTON SOUTH, RICHMOND

$1,298,800

$1,088,000

$548,800

1,200 sqft

3

3

2,297 sqft

4

3

A great opportunity for a family to own a solid home, nestled in a lot of over 8,500sqft in gorgeous Blueridge! with recently updated windows, roof and more, this 3 bedroom home offers tremendous value. This location boasts great curb appeal which makes this a great lot for a renovation or new build, but not necessary. Close to schools and Capilano University, trails, shopping and entertaining, this sure is a great location to live.

Perfect Family home located in sought after Riverwood Neighbourhood, nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac street, Custom European renovations all throughout the home with hardwood floors and upgraded lighting, this home has been immaculately looked after. High ceilings in the main floor living room with open kitchen and family room, Upstairs there are no shortage of bedrooms with 4 total, plenty of room for the entire family. Private backyard perfect for children or outdoor living.

OSCAR BARRERA PREC*

ALI JAVON

778.228.2811 oscar@obsold.com

604.657.2999 ali@thejavongroup.com

811 sqft

2

2

2 bedroom , 2 bathroom cool North facing unit, Large amenities room for family entertaining plus exercise facility on main floor.2 parking stalls 148 & 157 and a locker # 39, also proactive strata. Exterior painted in 2013,including caulking. Gutters also replaced as well as sundeck flooring, glass and railings. Built in 2004 with rain screen fibre cement cladding system and metal roof with an expected 29 year life span.

THOMAS O’QUINN

604.725.5100 thomas@betteragent.ca 71


503 CRESTWOOD AVENUE UPPER DELBROOK NORTH VANCOUVER

R2122679

$3,888,000 4,923 sqft

5

6

Beautiful modern home, finished with the highest quality materials and designs. Open floor plan with downtown and water views situated on a flat lot featuring 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. 12’ high ceilings and over sized bedrooms upstairs with private balconies. Fully finished 2 bedroom basement suite with separate entrance. fully equipped media room, wine cellar and a guest room/ bathroom in the basement. S/S Bosch Appliences, Air conditioning, Radiant heating, Smart home security system and cameras, fenced back yard.

604.786.2584 amir_soltani@hotmail.com

AMIR SOLTANI R2114973

R2121569

R2115996

46579 FIRST AVENUE CHILLIWACK E YOUNG-YALE

9937 159 STREET NORTH SURREY, GUILDFORD

121 3133 RIVERWALK AVE. CHAMPLAIN HEIGHTS. VANCOUVER E

$548,800

$929,000

$549,000

1,728 sqft

3

1

Corner lot, designated for Townhouse Development, Fully renovated (2016), new roof, kitchen, flooring, fixtures, appliances, heavy fence with 2 gates. Garage door, paint, bathroom, doors, large level yard (16,272 sf) with RV parking, garage with new roof & door. Great holding property.

DANIEL PRESTON PREC* R2122324

604.617.5981 dan.preston@shaw.ca

3,659 sqft

6

4

Guildford home on large lot located in a Cul-deSac. 3 bedrooms up with family room and living room, 3 bedrooms suite on ground level. Large decks front and back, 2 car garage, lots of extra driveway parking, close to schools, shopping (Guildford Mall), Hwy #1 via 160th Exit, great family home.

DANIEL PRESTON PREC*

604.617.5981 dan.preston@shaw.ca

5463 MANOR STREET BURNABY NORTH CENTRAL BURNABY

891 sqft

2

2

Polygon’s “NEW WATER”! Features of this beauty are 9 foot ceilings, bright with large windows, infloor radiant heating, 2 bdrms on opposite sides for privacy. Master with walk in closets, spa-inspired bathroom, quartz countertops and porcelain tiles. Gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops & custom cabinets in pantry. Premium high-end stainless steel appliances: Underground parking. Strata fee includes heating, hot water & gas.

MEHDI SHAMEI PREC*

604.729.0439 mehdi@mehditeam.com

$1,088,000 1,830 sqft

5

4

Brand New Side by Side ½ Duplex in Central Burnaby, Minutes to BCIT, Burnaby Central Secondary, Douglas Elementary and Public Transit, Canada Way. 5 Bedrooms, 3 ½ Bathrooms, quartz counter-tops, nice laminate flooring and beautiful chandeliers. Downstairs has potential for Two bedrooms suite, separate entry with separate laundr

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SAHAR BARATI PREC*

778.829.7724 sbarati81@gmail.com


960 WILDWOOD LANE BRITISH PROPERTIES WEST VANCOUVER

R2115850

$2,188,800 1,785 sqft

3

2

This is a stunning, fully renovated, very bright bungalow situated on a private 13,230 sqft lot in the British Properties. Over $350,000 worth of renovations done in 2016 including highend countertops, new stainless steel appliances, sinks, tiles, bath tub, double glazed windows, mouldings and baseboards, lighting, blinds, 2 spacious decks perfect for entertaining, major recent landscaping, and much more. Very functional layout with 3 bdrms & plenty of closet and storage space. This property is conveniently located minutes from Chartwell Elementary & Sentinel Secondary Schools, Hollyburn Country Club, Collingwood Schools, Park Royal Shopping Mall, Ambleside park, easy access to HW#1 and Capilano Golf Course.

604.239.2144 rkhatami@swiftrent.ca

REZA KHATAMI R2119133

R2117974

R2118786

602 689 ABBOTT STREET DOWNTOWN, VANCOUVER W

803 1188 PENDER STREET COAL HARBOUR, VANCOUVER W

604 2959 GLEN DRIVE NORTH COQUITLAM, COQUITLAM

$748,800

$598,888

$479,900

933 sqft

2

2

610 sqft

1

Beautiful 2 bdrm 933 sq.ft. top of the line finishing home w/2 spa like bathrooms, solarium, office. Features include functional open floor plan, European style kitchen cabinets, granite countertops & S/S appliances, wine cooler, mirrored closet space, porcelain tile flooring. Enjoy gardens & spectacular water features in addition to 25m indoor pool, steam room, hot tub, gym, theatre room, library, lounge & top notch security. Come see it To Believe it!

The Sapphire Coal Harbour - the best downtown living has to offer! Excellent use of space for this bright 1 bdrm home w/balcony. Top of the line Bosch appliances, designer kitchen cabinetry, granite counters, insuite washer/dryer, custom designed fireplace. Unit comes with storage locker and Parking. Concierge, multi media room, party lounge, exercise centre, swirlpool & hot tub are among the many amenities to enjoy.

AFSHIN DOUST

NIMA ALIZADEH

R2124024

604.339.4422 adoust@gmail.com

907 sqft

1

604.338.6306 nimagalizadeh@gmail.com

2

2

Beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom corner unit, city view through floor to ceiling glass windows. Hardwood Floors, Modern Kitchen , Family and dining room, granite counter tops, high end appliances, close to Coquitlam Centre Mall, Douglas College, and Evergreen line. Concierge, vine cellar, gym, one storage and one parking.

SAKHI HEDAYAT

641 EVERGREEN PLACE DELBROOK NORTH VANCOUVER

604.250.3409 sakhi.hatef@gmail.com

$1,688,000 3,590 sqft

4

2

Beautiful flat 9,320 square foot corner lot in Delbrook, build your custom dream home with potential views of Lions Gate if you build up or bring your decorating and renovation ideas. This 3 level side split home is very livable in mostly original condition. Please note the bonus two storey addition behind the double car garage. The house features refinished hardwood floor throughout, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the best location in North Vancouver, steps to shops, trails and recreational facilities.

SARA NOURI KAM NOURI

604.537.9764 604.537.4463

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R2090941

R2076764

R2121823

22460 GILLEY ROADE HAMILTON RI, RICHMOND

5712 EMILY WAY SECHELT DISTRICT, SUNSHINE COAST

606 3438 VANNESS AVENUE COLLINGWOOD, VANCOUVER EAST

$909,900

$448,000

$349,000

1,281 sqft

4

1,918 sqft

2

Single family zoned country living in Richmond with 9,000 Sq/Ft of land, in a country setting. Very private, South Facing backyard with room to spare. The house has 4 bedrooms and is very livable, with decks in the front and back. For the future, when you decide to Re-Develop? The City of Richmond will allow 3850 Sq/Ft of House, 2 1/2 Stories high, plus a Two-Car Garage. Spread out and enjoy the country.

ROBERT RIVINGTON

778.994.1747 rob@robrivington.com

R2123514

3

3

Attention Investors, DO NOT MISS THIS!! This 2-storey family home with landscaped level fenced lot will not be on the market for long. Great layout, with custom trimwork and office area makes this a great place to raise a family or rental property income. This family home boasts small ocean view with access to all of the amenities of living in the Sunshine Coast.

OSCAR BARRERA PREC*

778.228.2811 oscar@obsold.com

573 sqft

1

1

Welcome to the Centro, great layout! Cozy, wellkept 1-bdrm+den (used as 2nd bdrm), cheater bath. North facing w/ mountain views. Laminate flooring, extra storm window in living room, large closet w/ shelving & much more. Ideal for 1st time buyer, starter home & investors. Central Location with all the Restaurant, Shopping, Sky train nearby. Comes with one Parking & one Storage Locker.

JOEL CHASE

604.615.2293 joellakeyrealty@gmail.com

R2123487

R2123503

213 10221 133A STREET WHALLEY, NORTH SURREY

107 13344 102A AVENUE WHALLEY, NORTH SURREY

305 13344 102A AVENUE WHALLEY, NORTH SURREY

$148,800

$145,000

$149,900

678 sqft

1

1

LOCATION! LOCATION! and LOCATION! live in the heart of SURREY CENTRAL: Biggest 1 bedroom & 1 bath in the area, 678 sqft! on the QUIET side of the building with a Huge balcony overlooking the Quiet Courtyard. Excellent, Efficient & Bright Floor plan. Master Bedroom is KING sized & can fit ALL your HOUSE furniture. Quiet, Well Run building. Steps to EVERYTHING; Too many to List! No Rental restriction with 1 parking and 1 locker included.

HAN LEE 74

778.789.9688 han@hanlee.ca

678 sqft

1

678 sqft

1

1

1

FULLY RENOVATED! BEST LOCATION IN SURREY CENTRAL! HUGE 1 bedroom & 1 bath, 678 sqft! on the QUIET side of the building with a huge balcony overlooking the quiet courtyard. Excellent, Efficient & Bright Floor plan with beautiful wood flooring. Steps to EVERYTHING: close to all levels of schools & college, Skytrain Station, Transit, Shopping, Grocery, SFU, Library, City Hall, Hospital, Banks, etc. Too many to List!

BEST LOCATION TO LIVE in SURREY CENTRAL! TOP FLOOR! 1 bedroom & 1 bath, 678 sqft with new wood floor! New Paint! on the QUIET side of the building with a huge balcony overlooking the quiet courtyard. Excellent, Efficient & Bright Floor plan with beautiful wood flooring. Quiet, Well Run building. No Rental restriction with 1 parking and 1 locker included. AMAZING VALUE & INVESTMENT!

HAN LEE

HAN LEE

778.789.9688 han@hanlee.ca

778.789.9688 han@hanlee.ca


Let’s Talk

Oscar Barrera

PREC*

Realtor ® Property Manager

778 228 2811 Top Sales Excellence Award Winner from Royalty Group Realty

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Fara(Forough) Ghafari

Licensed REALTOR® / Property Manager Expert in Selling Tenant Occupied Properties

R2109187

903 WENTWORTH AVENUE Forest Hills, North Vancouver R2026505

3 Storey house

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6,388 sqft

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$4,558,000

R2025883

5 Bedrooms . 6 Bathrooms . Lot 9,775 sqft R2061720

The FOREST HILLS Masterpiece quality home built by NEOPACIFIC DEVELOPMENT invites you to an amazing floor plan with delightful finishing that exudes comfort, functionality and warmth throughout. Steps to vibrant Edgemont Village, in Highland & Handsworth Secondary - near ski mountain and golf course.

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328 1633 MACKAY AVENUE North Vancouver | $518,000

112 -3721 Delbrook Ave. North Vancouver BC V7N 3Z4 1065 Seymour Street Vancouver BC V6B 3M3 Office: 604.688.6315 | Fax: 604.688.6316

851 PROSPECT AVENUE North Vancouver | $1,960,000

851 PROSPECT AVENUE North Vancouver | $1,960,000

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MLS# R2053947

$849,900

112 -3721 Delbrook Ave. North Vancouver BC V7N 3Z4 1065 Seymour Street Vancouver BC V6B 3M3 Office: 604.688.6315 | Fax: 604.688.6316

NORTH VANCOUVER, UPPER LONSDALE 207 MONTROYAL BLVD 6 Beds | 5 Bath

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRAEMAR 243 E BRAEMAR ROAD 5 Beds | 5 Bath

NORTH VANCOUVER, NORTHLANDS 2918 MT SEYMOUR PARKWAY 3 Beds | 3 Bath

Cell: 778.895.6245 SinaHomes@gmail.com www.sinahomes.ca


Sold by Sina condos recently

MLS# R2027646

VANCOUVER COAL HARBOUR 705 1211 MELVILLE ST.

$1,099,000

3 Beds | 3 Bath

MLS# R2077332

NORTH VANCOUVER CENTRAL LONSDALE 903 1320 CHESTERFIELD AVE

$888,888

2 Beds | 2 Bath

MLS# R2017852

NORTH VANCOUVER CENTRAL LONSDALE 808 158 W 13TH STREET

$599,900

2 Beds | 2 Bath

SOLD 17% ABOVE ASKING PRICE

$569,900

MLS# R2043163

MLS# R2110733

VANCOUVER DOWNTOWN VW 2001 610 GRANVILLE ST.

NORTH VANCOUVER LOWER LONSDALE 407 172 VICTORY SHIP WAY

1 Beds | 1 Bath

2 Beds | 2 Bath

1 Beds | 1 Bath

$539,900

$535,000

NEW LISTING

SOLD 12% ABOVE ASKING PRICE

$428,800

MLS# R2069112

NORTH VANCOUVER PEMBERTON HEIGHTS 2004 2024 FULLERTON AVE

MLS# R2088970

NORTH VANCOUVER PEMBERTON 1403 2004 FULLERTON AVE 2 Beds | 1 Bath

$299,000

MLS# R2064452

NORTH VANCOUVER PEMBERTON 901 2012 FULLERTON AVE 1Beds | 1 Bath

$499,900

NORTH COQUITLAM 2901 1178 HEFFLEY CRESCENT 2 Beds | 2 Bath

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