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How Low (flow) Can You Go?

March 14, 2013

As strange as it seems in such a lush a city as Vancouver, water conservation is important. In fact, if you live - or are looking to live - in West Vancouver or the UBC Endowment Lands, you are already a part of a residential water meter plan. Paying for the water you use, can really bring the conservation issue "home".

Also in support of efficient water use is the BC Building Code. As of October 2011 it requires low flow toilets to be installed for any new construction or renovation application. The North Shore Toilet Replacement Program supports this initiative with a $50 credit.

From the desk of a Plumber's wife

December 28, 2012

I'll tell you a secret, last winter these words escaped my lips: "Honey, there is no heat!" Since my DH was out fixing someone else's furnace, for the moment I was on my own. Here is what I did, and you can too.

I walked over to the programmable thermostat to see if it was on. Ours was on. Programmable thermostats, which take care of turning down the heat when you don't need it and having the house nice and toasty when you do, are an important and necessary thing to have. They are a great way to improve efficiency and save money on your heating bill. They are simple to install, simply replacing your existing manual thermostat. R&B can install one with your regular annual service, or any time you like. Call to arrange for yours.

Conditions continue to favour buyers in the Greater Vancouver housing market

October 5, 2012

Eugen Klein, REBGV president declares a buyers market...

What is a buyers market?
A buyer's market is when there are many more homes for sale than there are buyers. As a result, prices may drop over time as home owners become eager to sell their property. To measure market activity, the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board has a unique tool. It's a Sales-to-Listings ratio which measures the balance between demand and supply.

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