VANCOUVER: TOP 5 BIKING PATHS

Monday, June 11, 2018

Vancouver has been putting in bike lanes over the past 10 years – making it safer and more accessible for biking throughout the city. As one of the leading cities in Canada on this front, there are many bike routes available to us. We thought it would be fun to look at the routes with the best views...

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IRVINE: THE RESIDENTIAL SIDE OF THE IBC

Friday, June 8, 2018

High rises and global HQs might be what the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) is best known for, but change is afoot in this urban pocket of Irvine. An exciting, uptown vibe is taking hold as C2E rides the crest of a new wave of approved residential housing here. The City of Irvine’s IBC Vision Plan all...

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COSTA MESA: PHASE 2 NOW SELLING

Monday, May 14, 2018

MAY 2018 (COSTA MESA) The Place is now open and opened to overwhelming success during last weekend’s Grand Opening. Tour three professionally decorated model homes and experience the expansive fourth-floor rooftop Sky Suites. The Place is now releasing Phase 2 which includes some of the best locatio...

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IRVINE: REAL ESTATE'S BEST KEPT SECRET

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It’s no secret that Irvine is one of Southern California’s most desirable communities in which to live. Boasting a hot job market, an up-and-coming tech scene, top-notch Tustin School District, countless entertainment options, safety and a central Orange County location, Irvine was the city with the...

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RICHMOND: MILKCOW BUSINESS FEATURE

Friday, April 13, 2018

The much-loved global chain Milkcow opened the doors to its firs Canadian location in Richmond this January. Ever since opening, this has been the hot-spot in the sweet scene and in very high demand. Milkcow is the fastest growing ice cream chain in Asia because of its treats – not to mention the br...

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RICHMOND: EXPLORING IONA BEACH AT SUNSET

Friday, April 13, 2018

Iona Island in Richmond was formerly an Island, but now has become a connected peninsula jutting out of Sea Island. This area includes Iona Beach Regional Park – which is just north and west of the Vancouver International Airport. As Spring is in full swing and the weather gets nicer, Iona beach is...

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COQUITLAM: BURNABY LAKE PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD FEATURE

Friday, April 13, 2018

Just a 10-minute drive from Nelson on Foster, Burnaby Lake Park is the perfect place to connect with nature without leaving the city. If you have a love for the outdoors, this is just for you. How far would you go to experience a park that holds a wildlife sanctuary, a lookout point, a cricket match...

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VANCOUVER: MILLTOWN BAR AND GRILL RESTAURANT FEATURE

Friday, April 13, 2018

Photo: @milltown_bar A relatively newer restaurant located on the outskirts of Marpole, Milltown Bar & Grill is a distinct neighbourhood bar situated on it’s own island in the Fraser River.  With two unique patios on either side of their red-barn building – this restaurant is in high demand on s...

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BURQUITLAM: LOCAL BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Located between Burnaby and Coquitlam, Burquitlam has plenty of options when it comes to restaurants. These are a few of the highlights in these communities. The Wild Fig Restaurant Located just down the road, The Wild Fig Restaurant is a perfect neighbourhood spot for a bite to eat. The menu offers...

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ISSAQUAH: LOFTY SCHOOL RATINGS

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

For folks considering heading to the hills (quite literally) east of Seattle, Issaquah ticks off a lot of boxes, including access to recreation, low crime rates, and—most important for many—extraordinary schools.  The Issaquah School District ranks #4 out of 236 districts in Washington State, accord...

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INTRACORP INSIDER REALTOR: FREDDY HUANG

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In our latest Insider Realtor blog, we’re excited to introduce you to Freddy Huang from Sutton Group – West Coast Realty. Freddy has sold Intracorp Homes for a few years now and we sat down with him to gain some insight into the feedback he receives from his clients. 1. At what community did you sel...

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WASHINGTON: THE ISSAQUAH ALPS

Monday, March 12, 2018

Issaquah is one of the closest towns to the iconic Cascade Mountain range which runs pretty much the entire length of Washington state from Canada to the Columbia River valley. Community boosters even refer to these summits as “the Issaquah Alps”, though you’ll never confuse Poo Poo Point (yes, that...

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SEATTLE: FIND SERENITY IN SOUTH SEATTLE BEACHES

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

To Seattleites, Mt. Rainer stands as a natural totem of beauty, of majesty, and sense of place. Its changing colors and cloud-wreathed flanks are almost a mood indicator of the city’s well-being. Fiery alpenglow on its pristine glaciers can literally take one’s breath away, and magically turn a chal...

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SEATTLE: LINK TRANSIT CONNECTS SOUTH SEATTLE TO DOWNTOWN AND SEA-TAC

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Progressive cities like Seattle are embracing improved public transit to reduce freeway gridlock, lessen tailpipe emissions, and to facilitate efficient access to downtown and employment hubs throughout the region. Neighborhoods served by new transit projects are revitalized thanks to inexpensive an...

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IRVINE: 7 REALLY COOL COMPANIES TO WORK FOR

Thursday, March 1, 2018

These companies are cool as a cucumber. Those of us who have not yet won the lottery, inherited a sizeable trust or sold off a top market start-up are most likely trying to find the best work gig we can land. Lucky for you, Irvine has a great looking job market thanks to some extraordinary companies...

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VANCOUVER: OAKRIDGE OFFERINGS

Thursday, March 1, 2018

A relatively young area, Oakridge is consistently evolving and growing as a community with many features to offer. Although adding a lush and peaceful atmosphere to the surrounding area, the Langara Golf course is not the only asset of the neighbourhood. This area is full of local gems, including sh...

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VANCOUVER: BELPARK DESIGN WITH SCOTT TREPP

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Belpark, our coveted community nestled amongst the tree lined neighbourhood of West 59th and Alberta street, was designed and detailed by Trepp Design, an interior design team with a portfolio of inventive, and iconic projects. Belpark is one of these projects – with sophisticated and signatur...

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VANCOUVER: VALENTINE'S DAY SPOTS

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and for some figuring out plans can make it a stressful time. Do you face the crowds and go out to dinner? Do you even address the day at all? Valentine’s is supposed to be fun. It’s a time when you can celebrate the love you have for partners an...

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SEATTLE: JUST MINUTES FROM EVERYWHERE

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Location, Location, Location—you’re probably tired of hearing that realtor’s adage around house buying, especially since you can be texting your daughter while sitting in a doctor’s office waiting or working on a complex document via Slack. Does location really matter these days? Well, it certainly...

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IRVINE: BUYING VS. RENTING IN CALIFORNIA

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The decision to buy or rent a home is complex. Factors such as age, lifestyle, income, real estate investment goals and interests rates should all play a role in helping you decide if buying a home is the right move for you or if you’re better off renting. 4 Instances When It’s Better to Buy Than Re...

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COQUITLAM: CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE DOG

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Lunar New Year is the most important date in the traditional Chinese calendar. While China observes the Gregorian world calendar of one year consisting of 365 days), Chinese people from around the world celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year as well. The New Moon that falls between winter solsti...

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COQUITLAM: I HEART COQUITLAM

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Unless you’re the kind of guy who likes paying triple the usual cost for flowers, creating a successful Valentine’s Day means actually planning in advance. If all goes according to plan, you will be a romantic hero and there will be a wonderful reward at the end of the day. Let’s begin with the basi...

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SEATTLE: EXPLORING THE CRAFT BEER SCENE

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Nothing says “up and coming neighborhood” or “urban revitalization” quite like the opening of a tap house pouring an ever-rotating selection of locally brewed IPAs or “session ales”. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, The Original Growler Guys (8500 Lake City Way) are synonymous with sourcing and pou...

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SEATTLE: RAVENNA88 OFFERS ACCESS TO EXCEPTIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Thursday, January 25, 2018

For young families, few things are as important as being in a “good neighborhood with good schools”. Ravenna88 homeowners can be assured that the schools are not merely “good”—they are exceptional. Since 2008, the website www.niche.com has annually analyzed dozens of public data sets and millions of...

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RICHMOND: WINTER ACTIVITIES AT THE RICHMOND OVAL

Monday, January 22, 2018

Winter’s here but you’ll hardly notice at the Richmond Oval. The Oval is a hive for all sorts of activities. There are over a dozen sports to participate in at both a league level and individually, too. Gym games like basketball, volleyball and badminton are popular, but so, too, is indo...

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IRVINE: DESIGNER TIPS FOR URBAN LIVING IN THE O.C.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Closing on a new home feels like crossing a financial and emotional finish line. But after signing on the dotted line, comes your next big challenge: how will you make the house your home? Or course, you have fabulous taste. But if you’ve ever bought an area rug that ended up being too small for you...

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IRVINE: TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN IRVINE, CA

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Call up your friends! It’s time to make some weekend plans. One of the best parts of owning a home at C2E is that you’re within 10 minutes of Irvine’s best places to shop, eat, learn, and just have plain ol’ fun. To save you time and overwhelm, here’s our curated list of the top 10 places to go and...

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VANCOUVER: LUCHA VERDE RESTAURANT FEATURE

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Given the health-conscious attitude of most Vancouverites, it’s hardly surprising vegetarian restaurants flourish around town and especially in the West End. In a city sometimes starved for good food from south of the border Lucha Verde is an anomaly—a Mexican style restaurant that fulfills the pick...

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VANCOUVER: AUTOSTRADA RESTAURANT (COMING SOON)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

You know a restaurant is going to be successful when the foodie press is raving about it… months before it opens its doors. That’s because food critics are betting that Autostrada will set the standard for high-performance Italian restaurants when it opens at 32nd and Main Street in East Vancouver l...

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RICHMOND: WU FUNG DESSERT

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Talk about Lost in Translation, Wu Fung Dessert in Richmond’s Asian oriented Aberdeen Mall does not serve any desserts (and never has, far as we can tell). In fact, its most famous dish—the one that people travel from all over the Lower Mainland for—isn’t really even associated with Chinese take-out...

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