Free Home Renovation Seminar with 1-on-1 Advice

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The Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association offers a free home renovation seminar May 16, 2013. Pre-registration is required and it fills up fast.

Got that home renovation gleam in your eye? Make sure you go in well prepared.

To help home owners make informed home renovation decisions, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Associationin partnership with BC Hydro, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and FortisBCis presenting its annual Ask a Pro Renovation Seminar + Expo on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver.

Talk to renovators, suppliers, subtrades and other service providers during the pre-seminar exhibition from 5:30 7:30 p.m. The seminar is 7:00 9:00 p.m.

Seminar presenters will guide you through the various stages of the home renovation process, including design and planning, legal and contracts, selecting a RenoMark renovator, municipal permits, and living through a renovation. Presenters include award-winning renovators, a construction lawyer and municipal building official.

A record $7.6 billion is expected to be spent on home renovation and improvement in B.C. this year$3.8 billion in Metro Vancouver aloneso it is crucial to do your homework before you sign a contract with a professional renovation contractor. Home owners can get themselves into trouble with liability issues and the tax man if they deal in the cash-only underground economy, rather than hiring a professional.

Pre-registration is required.Register online at or call 778-565-4288. There is ample free onsite parking, and public transit close by. Although the seminar is free, attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank.

Location:Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive (Commercial and East 16th Avenue) Vancouver, BC


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