I have sold a property at 113 555 FOSTER AVE in Coquitlam.
SOLD!!! Best location in the complex. First time available this 1 bedroom & den (could be 2nd bedroom) is ground level, large patio, on the quiet side facing the park. Built by Mosaic, this totally private unit has high ceilings, SS appliances,Stone countertops, chrome fixtures, high grade laminate & 2 full bathrooms. 1 parking and 1 storage. 2/5/10 yr warranty, very close to the new Evergreen Skytrain, bus and new shopping mall coming soon!
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By Gord Scott, Vancouver Sun January 14, 2013
 
 
 
 
 

Hey, downsizer - the only thing you have to fear is fear itself.

Chances are, if you're reading this, you've at least thought about it. Most boomers do at some point, and a lot of us follow through on it.

The Conference Board of Canada has predicted more than 80 per cent of new housing demand will come from those over 65 in the next 20 years.

Those number geeks also say 60 per cent of new households will be formed by those 75 and up.

That's a lot of tears and moving boxes, people.

My wife and I missed the Freedom 55 moment two years ago, but after a dizzying flurry of real estate transactions, basement purging and a jump off some emotional and financial cliffs, we're living the next best thing: the downsizer...

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Many homes in the Greater Vancouver area built before 1957 were originally heated with furnace oil. When natural gas became available, the oil storage tanks, which were normally located underground in backyards, were filled with sand or capped.

However, as these unused buried oil tanks start to corrode and rust, the remaining oil can leak out and flow onto the rest of the owner's property, the neighbour's property, storm sumps and waterways, resulting in contamination of soil and water. Apart from the negative financial impact on the market value of the property, the owner can face substantial legal liability under various statutes and bylaws for such contamination.

Municipalities with buried oil tank bylawsThe BC Fire Code and bylaws of twelve municipalities (including the City of Vancouver) all essentially require that out-of-service...

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New property listed at 113 555 FOSTER AVE in Coquitlam.
Best location in the complex. First time available this 1 bedroom & den (could be 2nd bedroom) is ground level, large patio, on the quiet side facing the park. Built by Mosaic, this totally private unit has high ceilings, SS appliances,Stone countertops, chrome fixtures, high grade laminate & 2 full bathrooms. 1 parking and 1 storage. 2/5/10 yr warranty, very close to the new Evergreen Skytrain, bus and new shopping mall coming soon! Call today for your private viewing.
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With over a decade of investing in real estate under my belt, I’ve learned a few things about the buying and bidding process. Whether you are a first time buyer, looking for a bigger home, or downsizing, investing in real estate is a smart decision – but only if you do it wisely.  Bidding wars, unfortunately, may be here to stay, so here’s some advice that may help you to secure your next property.

  1. Crunch the Numbers
    One of the most important elements in the process of buying a home, particularly if you enter a bidding war, is getting pre-approved by your bank or mortgage company so you know exactly what you can carry - and how high you can go in your offer.
  2. Do your Homework
    Buying a property is the most expensive financial decision most people will ever make in their...
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New property listed at 1108 188 KEEFER ST in Vancouver.
188 Keefer is the latest development by Wesbank. Located in Vancouver's vibrant Chinatown community, this 1 bedroom offers city views and over 6,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. This concrete and brick construction isdesigned by renowned architect W.T. Leung. Interiors feature engineered hardwood flooring, roller-style shades, corian countertops, Double bowl stainless steel undermount sink, sleek high gloss white cabinetry and stainless steel Miele kitchen appliances in the Tower homes 10th floor and above. To embrace the culture and adding a unique touch of culture with Custom Asian-inspired back painted glass backsplash & graphic wet wall.
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New property listed at 46 19525 73RD AVE in Surrey.
One of the most desirable family friendly & upscale neighborhods in Clayton. This corner 1944 sqft 3 bdrm 3.5 bathroom townhome offers over 10k in upgrades!! Open concept gourmet kitchen, granite counters in Kitchen & all bathrooms, upgraded S/S appliances, tons of storage & espresso laminate flooring & powder room on main. Upstairs 3 spacious bdrms, 2 luxurious baths, large games room and 4pc bathroom on lower level, easy to make into 4th bdrm. Extra large windows for maximum daylight, screens, a custom built fireplace feature wall, designer lighting, landscaped yard with rear fencing and double car side by side garage with large parking pad, built-in vacuum. No GST, under 2-5-10 warranty, great location in complex.
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New property listed at 216 3132 DAYANEE SPRINGS BLVD in Coquitlam.
Whistler inspired living and your own access to private patio, perfect for BBQ, pets, and kids! Enjoy this quiet ground floor 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo. Master bedroom is spacious and offers a huge walk-in closet. 2nd bedroom is good size.Open concept floor plan with large kitchen, gas stove, stainless steel appliances, granite counters. "Timber Club" right down the block featuring a fully equipped Club House pool, hot tub, gym, pool room, dog washing room, hockey room, crafts room. Walk to Coquitlam Centre, Douglas College, schools, transit & future Evergreen Line, and across the street from Town Centre Park and Lafarge Lake!!
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A new report says that investors and homebuyers in Vancouver will need more than 100 per cent of their household income to afford a property in the city by 2030.

The report, Downsizing the Canadian Dream: Homeownership Realities for Millenials and Beyond, published by Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, said that more and more homebuyers and investors will have to revise their expectations.

Today, for example, the average property requires more than 48 per cent of the average household’s monthly income, but that will climb to 100 per cent by 2030, according to the report.

By 2030, average per cent of income required to maintain a mortgage in various communities will be unsustainable. For example:

  • Vancouver will rise from 76 to 108 per cent.
  • Metro Vancouver will rise from 49 to 66 per cent....
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Why Your Realtor Website Must Be Mobile-Responsive

 

With a third of Realtor website views coming from mobile devices, responsive websites are a must-have, not a nice-to-have, says marketing guru Jeff Kee.

 

As of March 2015, approximately one-third of Realtor websites were viewed on mobile browsers rather than traditional desktop or laptop screens. Most people will google somebody’s name to find more information on that person before committing, and many others will stumble upon your website while they search for listings or agents on Google.

 

 

Mobile-Responsive Sites


Remember that time when you went to a site and you couldn’t find the email or phone number right away? Or the time when you had to pinch and zoom so much for one piece of information? And you...

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Please visit our Open House at 906 4400 BUCHANAN ST in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Enjoy Breathtaking taking city and mountain views from this bright and spacious Southwest corner 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom corner condo. This unit features large balcony great for BBQ's, floor to ceiling windows, stone counter tops in kitchenand bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, espresso high-end flooring. Have peace of mind in this BOSA built home and remainder of 2-5-10 new home warranty. Walk to skytrain, Brentwood Mall, new Whole-Foods, Save-On-Foods, trendy Restaurants & other great amenities in the area. The Motif offers an elegant lobby, training and spa facilities, beautiful gardens, it's one of the nicest buildings in North Burnaby. Pets & Rentals...
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2014 Medallion Club Award

 

What is the Medallion Award?


For the past 50 years, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) has celebrated the exceptional achievements of its top producing members with the Medallion and President’s Club Awards. These awards recognize outstanding service, dedication and success in the real estate profession. The REBGV represents 11,600 licensed commercial and residential Realtors. Medallion Club qualifiers are recognized for being within the top 10 per cent of Realtors for sales volumes on the region’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS).



 


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http://www.medallionclub.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Medallion_Club_2014.pdf



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