Custom Deck & Fence Building – Spring & Summer 2014

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The Mermaid Group of Companies offer start-to-finish deck building services to our customers in the planning, designing and building of their new outdoor living space. We begin by meeting with our customers to discuss their needs, ideas and budget requirements for their new deck. We use a variety of different decking materials and bring samples of […]

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Preventing Burst & Frozen Pipes In A Canadian Winter

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                                      THE MERMAID GROUP OF COMPANIES      WWW.THEMERMAIDGROUP.COM Prevent burst and frozen pipes in winter Temperatures can drop to extremely low levels during winter, causing the pipes in your home to freeze and sometimes even burst. This can wreak havoc on your home and its contents. In this article you can find out how to […]

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If It’s Spring It Must Be Deck Building Season – Mermaid Dream Deck Building Tips 101

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Spring is in the air, summer is around the proverbial corner and with it, a noticeable spring in your step.  Is this the year that you plan on finally taking on what is considered (in some circles) to be a Canadian rite of passage…Building your own deck! I say GO FOR IT but only if […]

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The Mermaid Group Of Companies Is Expanding Our Business To Oak Bay & Victoria

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The Mermaid Group of Companies is growing again!  We are expanding our company to spectacular Oak Bay, Victoria,  British Columbia in May, come be a part of our open house community BBQ Saturday, May 25th 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.!  We are extremely proud to be a future part of the Oak Bay, Victoria and […]

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Top 7 Potential Bathroom Remodeling Problems You Can’t See

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  1. Structural deficiencies in the floor framing: It is very common when doing a bath remodel to find floor joists that have been notched by plumbers in a manner that leaves the joist too weak to perform properly (it is my personal belief that plumbers share certain genetic material with beavers).  This is particularly […]

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Mermaid Helpful Hints – Cutting Tile Around A Toilet Flange

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We are always asked by friends, clients, neighbors  and complete strangers to answer some interesting questions.  The question of the week was regarding a small bathroom renovation.  If you’re laying a tile floor in a bathroom for the first time you might be stymied as to how you cut the tile around the toilet flange.  All […]

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B.C. Governments 2013 HST/PST Housing Transitional Rules

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  The B.C. government today announced the HST/PST transitional rules on new homes. As the province transitions back to the PST, which will replace the HST effective April 1, 2013, measures to ease the HST burden on new home buyers include: The BC New Housing Rebate threshold will increase to $850,000 from $525,000, so that […]

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10 Worst Resale Home Upgrades – Metro Vancouver 2012

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10 Worst Resale Home Upgrades – Metro Vancouver   Home Owner Update December 2012 Find out which home upgrades are least likely to return their full investment when you sell your home. Some renovation upgrades, such as kitchens and bathrooms, are usually fairly reliable for adding to a home’s resale value. But there are others […]

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Greater Vancouver’s End Of Summer Housing Market Update

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The Mermaid Group of Companies Vancouver Real Estate Market Client Update We at The Mermaid Group are always striving to bring attention to any and all aspects of your area’s real estate market. You know that market conditions today and tomorrow have and should have a serious affect on the type of work you have […]

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Realtor Referral Program – Let Us Help Sell Your Listings

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The Mermaid Group of Companies Realtor Referral Program – Let Us Help Sell Your Listings The Mermaid Group of Companies team knows and understands the west coast real estate market extremely well!  We are proud to announce a new program to assist Realtors and their clients market and sell their properties in our every changing and competitive west coast real estate […]

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