GVHBA offers you many different types of resources to help you through the process of buying your new home. Below you will find articles, tips and tricks that include things to watch for from the bathroom, landscape design, and more along with the new home buying process:

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Metro News Ovation Awards Feature

From modest kitchen renovations to stunning whole-home transformations, and from family-oriented townhouse communities to luxurious custom-built estate homes, the Ovation Awards highlight the best projects GVHBA members have built, renovated, designed and marketed in Metro Vancouver. The annual Ovation Awards are well respected in the Metro Vancouver construction industry, partly thanks to their rigorous judging process.…

Real estate Weekly's Home Buyer's Resource Guide

REW Home Buyer’s Resource Guide in Partnership with the GVHBA

Let Us Help You With Your Home. The purchase of a home will be one of the largest investments in your lifetime, getting it right, and buying with confidence is essential. Focused on helping consumers buy, build and renovate homes, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) represents over 1,000 members including custom home builders,…

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Homebuyer Forum

Are you wondering how you can afford a home in Metro Vancouver?   Learn how by attending the GVHBA Homebuyer Forum on March 7, 2018, presented by BC Housing. Working with industry experts, in a series of educational panels we will cover tactical topics; such as, buying from developers, up and coming neighbourhoods, rent-to-own options, leveraging the…



By Bob de Wit   Buying a home is one of the most significant investments people will make in their lives! That is why home warranty insurance is an integral part of buying your home, whether it is brand new, a resale home that still has home warranty coverage, or part of a strata plan.…

Vertical living in condos and high rises is one of the solutions to a growing population.

High-Rises: Experience the Urban Lifestyle

Vertical living is one of the solutions to the challenges of an ever-growing urban population. No longer just your entry-level home type, condos appeal to a variety of generations, from first-time homebuyers to downsizers. To meet the increased demand for an urban lifestyle, developers are building multi-family highrises. Using the Ovation Award-winning Block 100, built…

Tien Sher is an innovative and affordable home builder

Tien Sher

Searching for an affordable home in Vancouver? Look to award-winning builder Tien Sher for innovation and quality when buying an entry level condo.

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Your new home will provide you with your own personal space and refuge from the outside world. The area in which the house is located will also be an important determinant of how much you enjoy “where you live.” That is why you should compare locations as carefully as you compare houses. First, you should…

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Getting ready to buy a new home? Whether you are a first-time home buyer or planning for your next home, you will want to consider the financial aspects of your decision carefully. What’s the best approach to financing your purchase? How much can and should you borrow? What’s involved and how long will it take…

Raising a family in a condo

Kids in Condos: Expanding families in smaller spaces

Condominium living used to be the quintessential definition of being in your 20s and early 30s, living on your own or with your partner in the heart of the city, and enjoying the trendy life of name-brand coffees and late-night dinners.  But in the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in the demographics of condo dwellers in Vancouver, who now are just as likely to be walking around town with designer strollers as with frou-frou dogs.

Staging your home to sell

Looking to sell? How staging helps

Whether you have lived in your condo for a couple of years, or a house for thirty, preparing to sell your home can be an overwhelming experience. All those little annoying things you have put off fixing; the loose hinged drawer, a dripping faucet, a finicky light switch, a worn carpet, are they really so important to making the sale?

Buying a new home with help from the GVHBA's annual free seminar for first-time home buyers

A Home to Call My Own

I remember when my husband and I took the plunge to buy our first home back in 2006.

We were renting downtown, as so many 20-somethings do, enjoying the urbanite lifestyle but also dreaming of a time when I could sleep undisturbed — no 3 a.m. wake-up calls from my neighbours’ sound system and the early-morning deliveries taking place in the alleys.

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When you buy a brand new home, it’s easy to make sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase before you take possession of it. As your home gets close to completion, usually a few days before you are due to move in, the builder will take you on a tour of the entire house.…