Robert Prince

Irena Shantz with RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty in Maple Ridge says housing sales have been steadily increasing since the beginning of this year.

Selling your home now? Market needs it

Sales of detached homes, townhouses and apartments are all up in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Irena Shantz with RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty in Maple Ridge says housing sales have been steadily increasing since the beginning of this year.
Tristan Sommi of Golden Ears Alarm Systems programs a monitoring panel.

Plenty of options in security system technology

Golden Ears Alarms Systems of Maple Ridge says there have been lots of innovations in the past few years from cellular monitoring & HD video

Tristan Sommi of Golden Ears Alarm Systems programs a monitoring panel.
Homeowners can tackle small nests themselves if they’re confident enough.

Homes: Don’t let unwelcome guests ruin summer

When it comes to summer visitors, nobody wants wasps and ants dropping in.

Homeowners can tackle small nests themselves if they’re confident enough.
Camilla Brown

End frustrations by organizing garage

Calls usually come from women who can't stand looking at the mess anymore

Camilla Brown
Ron Molema says the key to painting your kitchen cabinets is preparation.

Homes: Try painting the kitchen cabinets

Whether your cabinets are currently stained or painted, you can make a great transformation for a minimal financial investment.

Ron Molema says the key to painting your kitchen cabinets is preparation.
Locksmith Nick Totos is projected on the screen of this Mul-T-Lock security model that allows a homeowner to see clearly who is on the other side of the door. It also has a built in camera that is able to take pictures or do video of the scene outside.

Harden home with new technology

The quality of the deadbolt and its installation are key to security.

Locksmith Nick Totos is projected on the screen of this Mul-T-Lock security model that allows a homeowner to see clearly who is on the other side of the door. It also has a built in camera that is able to take pictures or do video of the scene outside.
John Van Dregt

HOMES: Countertop choices considering budget and taste

Tired of looking at the same countertops every day? Perhaps you’ve considered replacing them with something more modern?

John Van Dregt
Ken and Jane Ambrose with Keller Williams Elite Realty

Early spring real estate season needs inventory

Maple Ridge realtors says the market is good for sellers and buyers alike right now.

Ken and Jane Ambrose with Keller Williams Elite Realty

Gardening: Planning to transform your yard

First, you have a dream, then a plan to make your space beautiful

Carole Caffrey of Fraser Property Management Realty Services

Do homework about strata living

But if you’re thinking about it, be sure to go in with your eyes wide open.

Carole Caffrey of Fraser Property Management Realty Services
Assistant fire chief Mark Smitton recommends keeping a fire extinguisher on each floor of your home.

Some winter tips for being fire aware

A Christmas tree is a post-holiday fire hazard that should be run through a chipper.

Assistant fire chief Mark Smitton recommends keeping a fire extinguisher on each floor of your home.
Anyone 55-plus with enough equity in their home can apply and

Home equity provides cash flow option

Anyone 55-plus with enough equity in their home can apply for the CHIP and receive up to 50 percent of the value as a mortgage

Anyone 55-plus with enough equity in their home can apply and
Mike Sheppard

Ensuring quality flooring installation

Stellar Floor Installations and Maple Ridge Carpet One share a few tips

Mike Sheppard

Keeping your chimney clean

If you don’t clean your chimney regularly, you're raising your fire risk

Camilla Brown

Brightening up winters blahs

Maple Ridge designer Camilla Brown shares easy-to-do decor projects that will go a long way to brightening up your home

Camilla Brown
Kathleen Hatley is a de-cluttering coach.

De-cluttering is common sense, really

Most people have difficulty removing the emotional component from the de-cluttering process.

Kathleen Hatley is a de-cluttering coach.
Ron Molema of Cloverdale Paint recommends  a waterborne latex paint with a semi-gloss finish.

Key to painting well is good preparation

Painting advice from Ron Molema, branch manager for the Maple Ridge Cloverdale Paint store

Ron Molema of Cloverdale Paint recommends  a waterborne latex paint with a semi-gloss finish.
Gary Heichert (top) and Kaveh Mojtahedpour

Time to start thinking about your furnace

There are numerous options to consider when choosing a new one.

Gary Heichert (top) and Kaveh Mojtahedpour
Richard Rex of Maple Ridge’s Digital Valley Entertainment adjusts the cables for a home theatre system.

Wired or wireless – home electronics options

Every good entertainment system begins with good planning

Richard Rex of Maple Ridge’s Digital Valley Entertainment adjusts the cables for a home theatre system.
Harvey Exner

Balanced conditions provide stable backdrop for buyers, sellers

Realtors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows say the housing market is stable and balanced

Harvey Exner