Benjamin's Posts:

  • Nov 26 2019

    Three real estate books by Canadians for prospective investors

    If you’re thinking of dipping a toe into the unpredictable real estate market —whether buying that first property to live in or flip — doing some extra homework on the industry never hurts. The following are three great books by Canadians for Canadians looking to invest. Real Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE … Continued

  • Nov 22 2019

    Five ways to show appreciation to neighbours

    From collecting mail when you’re out of town to simply keeping an eye out for suspicious activity, neighbours can be a great resource. But how do you show how much you really appreciate them? Here are a few easy tips to do just that. Reciprocate This is an easy one — offer to return the … Continued

  • Nov 14 2019

    Six tips for first time movers

    Although moving is rarely a stress-free experience, things can at least be made a little easier via some smart planning. Here are Westmar’s tips for first time movers. The purge Before even thinking of putting stuff in boxes, first decide what items don’t need to make the journey with you. Hold a garage sale, list … Continued

  • Nov 04 2019

    Plans for future of Metropolis at Metrotown move forward

    Not only is Metropolis at Metrotown among the top biggest and most visited enclosed malls in Canada, it’s also one of the most well-known landmarks in Greater Vancouver. And plans are moving forward for some big changes to the property. Last week, Burnaby City Council asked staff to liaise with the owners of the massive … Continued

  • Oct 24 2019

    Best spooky attractions going on across Lower Mainland

    Spooky season is upon us once again, and in anticipation of the scariest day of the year here are five of Westmar’s favourite haunted experiences to visit in the Lower Mainland. Anmore Manor (1151 Robin Way, Anmore) Rated number one in the region, this possessed property opens for business on the 25th. Don’t let the … Continued

  • Oct 03 2019

    Celebrate 10th annual Vancouver Sustenance Festival

    The 10th annual Vancouver Sustenance Festival is officially underway, which brings together community groups, artists and advocates using food and art to cultivate dialogue, celebrate traditions and push for social change. Taking place all over the city, the varied events are led by local community centres and non-profit groups and either feature free or low … Continued

  • Sep 26 2019

    Set up a yoga studio in the home

      Nothing calms the mind, body and spirit, not to mention melts the stress away, like yoga. Busy schedules, tight budgets and/or rural living however can make regular trips to the studio difficult. The good news is anyone can set up a space for meditative practice in the home without needing an entire empty room. … Continued

  • Sep 19 2019

    City of Langley kicks off campaign to reduce neighbourhood crime

    You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “love thy neighbour.” Well, the City of Langley wants you to first get to know your neighbour through its second annual campaign aimed at fostering local ties and reducing crime. A product of the Crime Prevention Task Group (CPTG), the initiative involves volunteers hitting the streets and going door-to-door … Continued

  • Sep 10 2019

    Top five back to school home organization solutions

    Classes are back in full swing for students, and that may mean household organization takes a rear seat as old test papers, band instruments and sports equipment get strewn about everywhere. Here’s how to keep things under control over the course of the school year. Storage If you don’t already have a storage system in … Continued

  • Sep 06 2019

    Fall 2019 events calendar

    Summer is getting ready to pass its baton over to fall in the coming weeks. That’s no reason to fret though, because along with the brisk autumn air come a plethora of things to do all over the Lower Mainland and beyond. Here are some of them. Real Estate Information Session — Sept. 14 Are … Continued

Benjamin, Author at Westmar