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February 20th, 2018

Houzz

5 favourite succulents to grow indoors

By Marianne Lipanovich Succulents are making a splash as indoor container plants. An increasing number of what were once considered dry-climate outdoor succulents can now be found taking center stage inside the home, thanks to their love of dry, warm climates and tolerance for a little neglect. If you’d like to start your own indoor […]

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February 15th, 2018

News

How smart devices make homes more accessible

By Kayla Matthews Many smart devices, such as those with built-in virtual assistants, are becoming more and more popular to have at home, and older adults have found that the devices can help them live safer and more independent lives. We caught up with one Houzz reader and his wife, who has multiple sclerosis, to […]

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February 5th, 2018

Blog

Modello – exterior + common area photo gallery

Modello by Boffo is our most recently completed tower on Beresford and Willingdon in Burnaby. We were very excited to welcome 163 new residents to the family of Boffo homeowners in May 2017. There has been a very positive response from our new homeowners and we are extremely proud of the community our team created. […]

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January 19th, 2018

Yellow Pages NextHome

2018 is here – industry insiders look ahead to the new year

By Susan Boyce Last year was busy for developers and marketers throughout Metro Vancouver, and a lot is in store for 2018. Sales continue to be robust, and many projects are launching with priority registration lists that far outpace the number of units available. Faced with increasingly sophisticated and knowledgeable homebuyers, the industry is responding […]

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January 11th, 2018

Blog

2017 Year in Review

2017 was another busy year for Boffo Developments. We opened the sales gallery for our downtown project early in the year and nearly sold out within the first week it was launched. Our largest high-rise project to date was completed in Metrotown, Burnaby, and we welcomed 163 new homeowners into the building. Boffo acquired an […]

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January 10th, 2018

Houzz

How to Simplify Your Life, All Year Long

By Laura Gaskill If you’re hoping to make 2018 the year you finally simplify your life, here is a month-by-month guide to making your home feel more spacious and your schedule lighter. Take a look now to see which projects you might want to put on your list, and then save it to your ideabook […]

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December 28th, 2017

Houzz

How to get your home back in shape after the holidays

By Jeanne Taylor For many people, the week between Christmas and New Year’s can be chaotic, with the kids home from school, the grown-ups off work and winter weather keeping everyone indoors. New toys and books may be scattered across the living room, and gifts to return piled up under the tree. By Jan. 2, […]

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December 8th, 2017

Houzz

10 Principles of Organizing That Work in Every Room

By Laura Gaskill Getting your home organized is a great feeling, but figuring out where to start can be overwhelming. Keep the process simple by zeroing in on these 10 principles of organizing, which can be applied to any space, anytime. Photo by ASB Architecture 1. Get to know active vs. passive zones. Active zones […]

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November 28th, 2017

Houzz

Your Complete Holiday Season Planner

By Anne Colby Yes, it’s that time of year already. You may have already booked holiday flights or started buying a few Christmas gifts. Now it’s time to get going in earnest on holiday preparations. Our holiday season planner will help you stay on top of what’s important to you so you can enjoy this […]

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November 20th, 2017

Blog

Coats for Kids 2017

Boffo Developments is proudly participating as a drop-off location in the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) annual Coats for Kids campaign. All donations will go to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau & the Surrey Christmas Bureau – respected organizations who help provide a brighter Christmas for families in need. DROP-OFF INFORMATION WHEN: November 14th […]

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November 16th, 2017

Blog

Boffo voted as #1 favourite real estate developer by Burnaby Now readers

We are very proud to have been voted as the #1 favourite real estate developer by Burnaby NOW readers for the 2017 A-List Guide. Check out the A-listers from other categories here.

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November 3rd, 2017

Blog

The Smithe Sales Gallery + Display Home Experience

While we were sad to see The Smithe Sales Gallery close this past month, we are pleased to have captured this footage of the gallery and display home experience. The Smithe Sales Gallery + Display Home from Boffo Developments Ltd on Vimeo. We are very grateful for the overwhelming response this project has received from […]

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October 30th, 2017

Houzz

10 tips to prevent damage during a move

By Laura Gaskill From nicks in that fresh paint job to broken chair legs and sofas stuck in stairwells, there are lots of things that can go awry during a move. Thankfully, with some thoughtful preventive measures (and lots of padding), it is possible to get from old house to new with all your belongings […]

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October 16th, 2017

Houzz

9 kitchen organizing tips to help you waste less food

By Laura Gaskill You’re probably all too familiar with the scenario: You go shopping and come home with bags full of gorgeous produce and other fresh ingredients. You have hopes of eating healthy, homemade meals throughout the week. But by the time the next weekend rolls around, you have to toss out fresh food that […]

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September 22nd, 2017

Careers

Career Opportunity – Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

We are hiring! Are you a self-starter with a positive attitude, high level of professionalism, resourceful, efficient with excellent communication skills and impeccable organization and time-management skills? For the right person, this is an excellent opportunity to work with one of BC’s most respected developers. Boffo Developments has a solid reputation and a loyal following […]

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September 22nd, 2017

Dwell

10 Tips for Hanging Art in Your Home

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo and Paige Alexus Hanging art on your walls doesn’t have to be a stressful experience—instead, it should be a fun and inspiring creative challenge. You bought it, you love it, you had it framed—and now you just need to figure out how and where to show it off. Planning the display […]

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September 12th, 2017

Vancouver Courier

Vancouver home sales surprisingly hot in August

By Joannah Connolly In an August that turned out to be much busier for Greater Vancouver homes sales than anyone had anticipated, transactions in Vancouver proper during the last full week of the month remained robust, despite back-to-school distractions. There were slightly fewer detached home sales within the city limits during Aug. 21-27 (registered as […]

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August 30th, 2017

Garden Design Magazine

Succulent Plant Care

By Debra Lee Baldwin The secret to cultivating succulents successfully is to give them conditions similar to their native habitats, which for the most part are warm, arid and receive minimal rainfall (under 20 inches a year). 1. Growing succulents in your garden Keep succulents on the dry side, and give their roots superb drainage. […]

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August 24th, 2017

New Home & Condo Guide

Deposit versus down payment: What’s the difference?

By Alisa Aragon DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE between a deposit and down payment, and when each of needs to be paid? The deposit is the money that you put down to secure the property that you are purchasing. In other words, proof to the seller that you are serious about buying. When you make […]

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August 17th, 2017

New Home & Condo Guide

8 condo-friendly plants – green thumb optional!

By Jackie Marchildon We can’t all have a green thumb, and we don’t all have the outdoor space needed for a garden. These condo-friendly plants will satisfy your urge to plant, and they will even survive after the summer season! 1. Moth Orchids (Phalaenopsis) Although they can be hard to bring back to life, orchids […]

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August 10th, 2017

New Home & Condo Guide

5 ways to enhance condo life with smart home technology

By Bob De Wit SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY is in demand by tech-savvy homebuyers who want convenience, efficiency and full control of their home systems. While a larger, single-family home may come to mind when you think of a typical application for these systems, the same perks are effective in your townhome or condo, and are […]

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August 2nd, 2017

HUB Cycling

The Smithe + HUB Cycling

Report by the HUB Cycling Team Report: Not Just Bike Racks – Informing Design for End of Trip Cycling Amenities in Vancouver Real Estate Excerpt from Introduction: The idea for this project grew out of HUB Cycling’s experience in recent years of being asked by developers to provide advice and insight into how their new […]

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July 28th, 2017

Georgia Straight

Burnaby’s new public art paints a portrait of the region’s roots

By Holly Mckenzie-Sutter The City of Burnaby’s latest public-art piece pays homage some of the region’s oldest residents: Douglas fir trees. Old Column, a sculpture by Seattle-based artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, adorns the sidewalk outside Boffo Developments’ new Modello building, a highrise that will house 165 apartments as well as offices and food […]

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July 28th, 2017

Vancouver Sun

ART SEEN: Old Column recalls Burnaby’s former old growth forest

By Kevin Griffin Old Column, stainless steel and steel wire filigree, by Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo at Modello, a 37-story tower by Boffo at Willingdon Avenue and Beresford Street, Burnaby. * Artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo hope that Old Column makes passersby stop, look and explore.   Han and Mihalyo are the team […]

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July 20th, 2017

Houzz

10 sizzling-hot summer containers

By Lauren Dunec Hoang Turn up the heat with these bright, bold container compositions that feature red, orange, chartreuse, vivid pink and deep purple hues. You may not want your whole garden to be filled with these super-saturated colors, but why not give a few containers a try? Here are 10 standout container designs to […]

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