Mortgage calculators are a very useful tool. They can tell you what you payments would be, how much money you need to make to afford a particular home, and your Debt Service Ratio. Use caution as the answers can be unsettling.
Renovating homes is a very popular way to make a dingy house or condo look new again. Of course you must be wary of the 'bad contractor'. Renomark.ca Offers advice on how to pick a good contractor and where to find one.
High End Real Estate
Virani Real Estate advisors specialize in high end real estate in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland market. Their website is fantastic, with endless pictures, and scads of million plus featured real estate. Check the site out and drool over what you would buy for 5 million.