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But the number four in an address hurts price

If you are trying to sell your house, you could be in luck if it has the number eight in the address -- it's worth an average of about $10,000 more.

It has to do with the Chinese superstition that eight is lucky because it is phonetically similar to the Chinese word for prosperity or wealth, said lead author Prof. Nicole Fortin.

Conversely, houses with the...

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Prices for detached homes in Metro Vancouver are holding steady, but condo prices have marked a slight drop, according to a new housing survey.

The average price of a Vancouver condo in the third quarter of 2010 was $359,411 - a drop of 0.9 per cent, compared to the second quarter, while the average detached house was priced at $770,623, a gain of 2.3 per cent.

While prices have moderated, sales as...

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Interesting article from Averback Mortgages Newsletter


For future or current homeowners who are "on the fence" about purchasing now or later, we have compiled a chart showing comparable prices and rates.

These comparisons are from:

  • This November (2010)
  • 3 years ago November (2007)
  • 5 years ago November (2005)
We chose two different properties in the greater Vancouver area and matched them with the rates...
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Pb Elemental Architecture is one of my favorite Architecture firms, maybe it’s because they are in my home state but mostly their projects are just killer. Most of you have probably seen the Crockett Residence. It is one of my favorites due to it being the size and type of home I would need. Kudos to the interior designers/owners they did a great job on the inside. More after...

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Matthew over at Matthew O. Daby Designs introduced himself through email the other day and I was quite impressed. I believe they are out of the Portland area. The feeling of his new and remodeled modern homes is one of obtainability (that may not be a real word). I think we all like to look at million dollar plus homes but most of don’t have that kind of money to throw around. I really like the house...

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Tiny houses are not uncommon, especially in Tokyo. But Fuyuhito Moriya's three-story pad (which he bravely shares with his mother) is among the most impressive I've ever seen. It sits atop a single parking space.

When Fuyuhito Moriya, 39, purchased his 30 square meter plot of land in Tokyo, it was advertised as a spot to park a car. He decided to park himself and his mother there instead—a project that...

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VANCOUVER-- A new report suggests that low mortgage rates combined with a growing population and an improving economy bode well for Metro Vancouver home sales for the rest of 2010 and 2011.

“For the next year, we’re looking at favourable mortgage rates, a steady flow of migrants to the Lower Mainland, and a growing job market,” Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. senior market analyst Robyn Adamache said...

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canon residence | pasadena, ca

Renovation and remodel of the Thompson Mosley house originally designed by Buff, Straub & Hensman in 1959. While the main structure and floor plan retains its essential integrity, a new “interior core” is inserted along the central spine of the house. This new hub is accentuated by natural materials which compliment the interior connections...
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I am digging on this Mid Century revival done by Peterssen/Keller Architecture. The gray exterior paint color is amazing. I really like the wall with all of the small colored glass windows, what a cool architectural element. Make the jump to see more. - Article via Plastolux

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Bodron + Fruit has some very cool projects both new construction and renovations. One of my favorite is the cherokee trail 2 residence. The two small end tables with the mother thick slab of marble are soooo cool, I need those. I really like the two hanging tear drop pendants in the kitchen as well. More after the jump. Article via

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