I have listed a new property at 304 801 KLAHANIE DR in Port Moody.
Incredible Views of the Inlet & North Shore Mountains! This spacious corner unit has an open flr plan,1087 sq ft with bedrooms on opposite ends for privacy. Master has a huge walk-in closet, his & her sinks,soaker tub. New hardwood flooringand stainless steel appliances in kitchen that walks out onto an extra large patio...great for summer BBQ's. Prime location....close to trails, Rocky Pointe Park and enjoy the community living of shops, boutiques, Thrifty's Foods, and coffee shops. Transit and West Coast Express are within walking distance. Take advantage of the 15000 sqft Klahanie club house which includes pool, hot tub, sauna, gym weight room, 1/2 court basketball, gym, indoor tennis court & guest suites
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Tips For Buying In A Tight Market
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The real estate market is tight and becoming more competitive in many areas across the country. Inventory is below average and home prices are rising as inventory shrinks, mostly in large cities.

There are several areas where buyer demand has increased while the inventory has decreased. In the last few months, it has not been unusual for a house to be shown to prospective buyers by more than six agents in the first day on the market. And in many occasions, a decisive buyer has jumped in and bought the home, while others are calling and asking if the seller would pay closing costs, leave the drapes, and leave the hot tub.

If you want to increase your chances of obtaining your "dream" home and lowering your chances of losing out to another buyer here are some great tips:

1. Get pre-qualified for a mortgage.  You'll be able to make a firm commitment to buy and your offer will be more desirable to the seller. 

2. Stay in close contact with your agent and clearly express your needs. You should to be notified as soon as a home that fits your criteria goes on the market. And be ready to see the house on a short notice - if it is a great home, it will go fast.

3. Keep in mind that there's no such thing as the "perfect" home especially if you're in a market where prices have been consistently rising. Instead, set priorities. Determine what you're willing to sacrifice.

 4. Be ready to make a decision.  Spend a lot of time in advance deciding what you must have in a home so you won't be unsure when you have the chance to make an offer.

5. Bid competitively.  You may not want to start out offering the absolute highest price you can afford, but don't go too low to get a deal.  In a tight market, you'll lose out.

6. Keep contingencies to a minimum.  Restrictions such as needing your father to see the home, or wanting to delay the closing 60-90 days can make your offer unappealing.  In a tight market, you want to stand out as the most appealing buyer for the home.

7. Get a professional inspection before you buy the home and sign the final mortgage loan papers. Otherwise you'll be left in the dark about any hidden defects in the property.

Most importantly, if you're determined that now is the time to buy, don't be timid. You'll need to be ready to act on a moment's notice and present an attractive offer as soon as you see that close-to-perfect home that hits the market.

 

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I have listed a new property at 21 TIMBERCREST DR in Port Moody.
Nice Bright home in Heritage Mountain, very clean and well maintained. Exterior of home has been newly painted last year, new hot water tank & heating system. Walking distance to schools (Mountain Meadows Elementary& Heritage Woods Secondary School) & several parks (East Grovepark & Lyndhurst Park). Close to Newport Village, buses/transit, shops, grocery stores & restaurants. Basement is 2 bedroom suite with separate entrance great mortgage helper, potentially rent for $1200-$1400 per month. Open House Sat June 23rd. 2-4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 21 TIMBERCREST DR in Port Moody.
Open House on Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nice Bright home in Heritage Mountain, very clean and well maintained. Exterior of home has been newly painted last year. Walking distance to schools (Mountain Meadows Elementary & Heritage Woods Secondary School) & several parks (East Grovepark & Lyndhurst Park). Close to Newport Village, buses/transit, shops, grocery stores & restaurants. Basement is 2 bedroom suite with separate entrance great mortgage helper will rent out for $1200-$1400 per month. First Open House Sat June 23rd. 2-4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 21 TIMBERCREST DR in Port Moody.
Open House on Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nice Bright home in Heritage Mountain, very clean and well maintained. Exterior of home has been newly painted last year, new hot water tank & heating system. Walking distance to schools (Mountain Meadows Elementary& Heritage Woods Secondary School) & several parks (East Grovepark & Lyndhurst Park). Close to Newport Village, buses/transit, shops, grocery stores & restaurants. Basement is 2 bedroom suite with separate entrance great mortgage helper, potentially rent for $1200-$1400 per month. Open House Sat June 23rd. 2-4pm.
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I have listed a new property at 21 TIMBERCREST DR in Port Moody.
Nice Bright home in Heritage Mountain, very clean and well maintained. Exterior of home has been newly painted last year. Walking distance to schools (Mountain Meadows Elementary & Heritage Woods Secondary School) & several parks (East Grovepark & Lyndhurst Park). Close to Newport Village, buses/transit, shops, grocery stores & restaurants. Basement is 2 bedroom suite with separate entrance great mortgage helper will rent out for $1200-$1400 per month. First Open House Sat June 23rd. 2-4pm.
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I have listed a new property at 107 2088 BETA AVE in Burnaby.
$20k of upgrades in this 1 bedroom unit was once the show room for Memento developed by Ledingham McAllister. It features open floor plan with stylish tile flooring in kitchen & bath. Upgraded carpeting, custom built-in shelving, designerlight fixtures, california closets, walkout spacious patio facing courtyard perfect for entertaining & Summer BBQ's. Other features also include granite coutertops, custon cabinets & energy efficient stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Only short distance to the up and coming Brentwood Mall area, transit, BCIT, and on bus route to SFU & UBC. High walking Score for this location! Open House June 16 2-4pm
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I have listed a new property at 304 801 KLAHANIE DR in Port Moody.
Incredible Views of the Inlet & North Shore Mountains from this spacious corner unit! Open floor plan, over 1080 sq ft with bedrooms on opposite ends for privacy. Master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet & soaker tub. Hardwood flooringand stainless steel appliances in kitchen that walks out onto an extra large patio with view...great for summer BBQ's. Prime location....close to trails, Rocky Point Park and enjoy the community living of shops, boutiques, Thrifty's Foods, and coffee shops. Transit and West Coast Express are within walking distance. Take advantage of the 15000 sqft Klahanie club house which includes pool, hot tub, sauna, gym, basketball court, tennis court & guest suites. Next Open House Sunday June 10th 2-4pm.
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I have listed a new property at 338 3000 RIVERBEND DR in Coquitlam.
Rarely available end unit home sits along a quiet treed setting. Enjoy plenty of parking as it holds space for 4 vehicles and a bonus potential RV/Boat parking. Oversized lot with huge wrap around patio deck, very low maintenance yard! Inside boasts a beautifully maintained 4 bedroom 3 bath home with large island kitchen with plenty of additional cupboard space and opens to a covered patio derck great for those summer BBQ's! Below you'll find 1 bedroom and a large open family room with separate entrance, perfect for in-law suite. Home shows extremely well and will not last! All measurements are approximate, buyer to verify if important. Open House Sat - June 9, 2-4pm.
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I have listed a new property at 4451 DUNDAS ST in Burnaby.
Immaculate, fully renovated bungalow! Oversized living room with gleaming wood floors, picturesque mountain views off the modern kitchen, oversized patio with new canopy make this an ideal entertainment area. New bath & 2 generous bedroomsupstairs! Basement offers separate living quarters with 2 bedrooms + office area! Modern colors inside + out! New windows, new roof, new electrical. Private fully fenced backyard with nice landscaping, steps to shops, schools and recreation. This home shines! Hurry. Open House: Sat & Sun, June 2nd & 3rd, 2-4 PM.
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