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.

Is your home ready for a summer sale?

June 20, 2012

Selling your home in the summer brings its own set of challenges and rewards. Sure, you may have vacations to take or kids to look after now that school is out, but summer also means that prospective buyers have time for a thorough property search. It’s also the time of year where your home will look its best.

Like every season, summer requires a seasonally-specific selling strategy. In addition to developing a marketing plan with your REALTOR® here are five easy things you can do to help convert an interested buyer into an actual summer sale...

REALTORS Care Blanket Drive

November 21, 2011

Eco Realty Inc. and HQ Real Estate Services is accepting donations for the REALTORS CARE BLANKET DRIVE. See poster for details and drop off locations.

Should you work with a REALTOR or sell your home yourself?

August 5, 2011

Working with a Realtor®

Here's an interesting article on a decision that the founder and former CEO of had to make about his own property when it came time to sell.

At Eco Realty, we believe that the real estate market needs to have a variety of options for homeowners and sellers. No two houses are exactly the same and the same can be said about buyers and sellers. That said, for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) isn't for everyone.

Burnaby School District Opens University Highlands Elementary

September 7, 2010

Residents of the Burnaby mountain condo developments who bought early can now add an elementary school to the growing list of amenities available to them. With the opening of University Highlands Elementary (UHE) this September, the Burnaby school district has bucked the trend of school closures in the region. The LEED Gold certified facility will serve K-7 students in the Burnaby Mountain Catchment, catering primarily to families living in the UniverCity residences at the eastern-most point of the SFU endowment lands.

The school features several innovative features, including recreational space and programming, naturalized play areas, a garden and an outdoor classroom. It also offers both an early and late French Immersion option, an ESL program and a Mandarin Language Arts program.

As of September 6th, UHE has 160 students enrolled with the capacity for 300.

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