Most first-time buyers need help to de-mystify the buying process and this seminar is designed to help them answer some important questions.
- What location is best?
- What type of home is best matched to needs?
- What mortgage type and term to choose?
- What are the legal considerations?
- What are the benefits of builder licensing, warranties and homeowner protection?
The First-Time Home Buyer Seminar is a popular annual event held during New Homes Month in April. It offers first-time buyers a wealth of information in one place. If you are a first-time buyer this free seminar will help you do your homework before you take that important first step into homeownership.
Tabletop displays are also set up so you can speak to GVHBA-member new home builders and companies that offer products and services for your new home.
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The Home Renovation Seminar is a free seminar held twice a year (May and November) for homeowners who are planning renovations. At each seminar more than 300 attendees are treated to presentations from award-winning renovators, a lawyer, interior designer and a municipal building official on topics such as:
- Choosing a professional renovator
- Communicating with your renovator
- Legal considerations and contracts
- Permits and inspections
- Renovation pricing
Participants can view products and services, collect renovation literature, hear presentations and ask questions about their own renovations plans or projects.
What's New in Homebuilding is a popular full-day seminar presented by GVHBA two to three times per year. This seminar was developed by the GVHBA Technical Committee for people who are planning to have a custom home built for them. Up to 50 attendees are treated to presentations from a number of different industry experts. You can collect product literature, hear detailed presentations and ask your own questions on topics such as:
- Principles of durable building envelope construction
- The best roofing systems for use on the "wet coast"
- Indoor air quality
- Ventilation systems
- Energy-efficient, cost-effective construction practices
- How energy choices affect costs
- R-2000 and BuiltGreen considerations
This in-depth seminar will help make you more aware of new technologies in home construction. Pre-registration is required for this seminar.
For more information, call GVHBA at 778-565-4288.
Every February, the five-day BC Home and Garden Show is held at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. It provides consumers with opportunities to view new products for your home and garden. The main feature at this show is GVHBA's Home in the Dome, which showcases the latest in construction, design, technologies, products and services. Learn more.
Every October, the four-day Vancouver Home and Interior Design Show provides consumers with the opportunity to view new products and services for home renovations and interior design. It is held at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Learn more.
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