I have sold a property at 533 13733 107A AVE in Surrey.
2 bed and 2 bath condo at the QUATTRO - Top level Penthouse features 10 foot ceilings, bright full size windows and large balcony, perfect home for entertaining. Kitchen features upgraded granite countertops, track lighting & stainless steel appliances. Enjoy this new upcoming location, Venue phase 4 of complex around the corner, restaurants, walk to Skytrain, SFU campus close by, 3 new residential towers coming soon close by. This area will be transformed soon to upscale living so take advantage of this great price with NO GST! Onsite management, playground, amazing full gym facility, secure parking, great investment, rental and pets allowed, low strata fees!! Ready to move in now!
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New property listed at 2318 SUMPTER DR in Coquitlam.
Charming 3 lvl family home with lovely view, privacy & south facing backyard. Established, traditional neighborhood - desirable Chineside street, steps to Baker Dr. Elementary, close to middle/high schools & transit. All the big ticket items replaced - new treated shake roof in 2008, windows & front door replaced about 2009, new hi-efficiency furnace & H/W tank 2014 - move-in condition. Huge picture window frames mountain view from the spacious living rm with gas f/p. Entertaining’s easy with separate cross hall dining rm open to good size kitchen. Newer stainless steel fridge. Family rm off kitchen with glass doors to patio - superb layout readily lending itself to an open renovation. Some traditional hardwood flrs. 4 bdrms up. Family space & storage down. Golden opportunity!
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New property listed at 2 2382 PARKWAY BLVD in Coquitlam.
Small is beautiful! This is a 10 townhome executive style complex backing directly onto golf course. Well maintained, spacious 3 lvl, 3 bdrm, 3 bathrm bright family home with Mt. Baker view - weather permitting! Practical open floorplan with private greenbelt backyard accessed from kitchen & family rm + big front deck off living rm. Laminate flrs on main & gas fireplace. Master bdrm enjoys the view & has full soaker tub & shower ensuite. All 3 upstairs bdrms a good size. Rec rm down + 2 car side by side attached double garage. Vinyl siding & tile roofs make for low maintenance exteriors. Close to great reputable schools & surrounded by hiking trails. Checks all the boxes!
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New property listed at 23143 PARKSIDE CRES in Maple Ridge.
A NEW LEVEL OF LUXURY HAS HIT THE MARKET IN SILVER VALLEY! A John Colins former ‘Showhome’ backing greenbelt and nature trails in the exclusive Anderson Creek Estates! This 4 bed/3 ½ bath has all the extras! Featuring solid hwd flrs, S/S appliances, built in oven, granite countertops, maple cabinets & an oversized island w/bfast bar. Retreat to your elegant mbdrm wit spa-like ensuite featuring large soaker tub and stunning flr to ceiling tiled glass shower. Bsmt w/cozy recrm, gym & extra bdrm, perfect for guests or the extended family. You will love the bar w/plenty of seating area ideal for entertaining. Enjoy the privacy of your backyd nestled w/built in fire pit. This home is a true entertainers dream! HD photos on agents website.
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New property listed at 316 AVALON DR in Port Moody.
FINALLY AN AFFORDABLE HOME WITH A MORTGAGE HELPER! This gorgeous home was built in 1997 and has updated hardwood floors, carpet, designer paint colours , 9' ceilings & coffered ceilings in the dining room and family room. Fabulous open plan kitchen with lots of cabinets, S/S appliances and sliders to your deck and yard. Upstairs you will find 4 large bedrooms, the huge master suite features a walk in close and a spa like ensuite. Full 2 bedroom licensed suite finished to the same high standard as upstairs with laminate flooring and gas fireplace. Close to Newport Village, Rocky Point, walking trails, schools, recreation centre and new Evergreen Line. Located in the heart of Port Moody, an amazing lifestyle awaits you here! Open House: Saturday, June 25, 12-4 pm.
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New property listed at 32173 BUFFALO DR in Mission.
Gorgeous view to the South over Abbotsford and Clearbrook! Large property sits high on a bluff and backs onto private green belt! Updates include windows, roof, hot water tank, alarm system, paint. Home is clean, bright and well maintained. 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 1 f/p and laundry up. 1 bdrm self-contained suite with laundry down. WOW! Open House Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm & Sunday 11:00am - 12:00noon.
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New property listed at 324 2980 PRINCESS CRES in Coquitlam.
Renovated 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo with large open kitchen with pantry, stainless steel appliances, newer floor tiles, back splash, counter tops, light fixtures, carpet, crown moulding, baseboards and paint. Extremely large master bedroom that can easily fit a king size bed and large furniture. The master also has a good size walk in closet and full ensuite bath. The second bathroom has a double shower, linen closet and laundry. Includes 2 parking and 1 storage locker. Excellent location and excellent investment, NO rental restrictions!!! Two blocks away from the new Evergreen line and close to shopping, recreation and all level schools. OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY JUNE 26, 1:00-4:00PM.
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New property listed at 11189 MASON PL in Delta.
Charming well cared for home on quiet cul-de-sac and one of the best streets in Sunshine Hills! This 4 bedroom 3 bath home has a large updated kitchen, quality appliances, huge living room with cozy fireplace. French doors lead you to the large sunny deck ideal for entertaining. Many afternoons can be spent relaxing and watching the eagles soar above and the daily hummingbird visits at 5pm. A peaceful escape for you to enjoy after a long day! Basement has large rec room bedroom and big laundry room, walk out basement with plenty of options. Large double garage with built-in work station & loads of parking. Within to the beautiful Watershed Park! This home is a must see!
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Trudeau promises 50 new SkyTrain cars, 3rd SeaBus in $740-million transit announcement

 

A total of $740 million in public transit improvements will be made in Metro Vancouver over the next three years, and pre-construction work for the highly sought-after projects to extend SkyTrain’s Millennium Line under West Broadway in Vancouver and build 27 kilometres of street-level light rail transit (LRT) in Surrey will begin within the next 18 months.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Christy Clark were at SkyTrain’s Operations and Maintenance Centre in Burnaby this morning to announce that both senior governments are providing $616 million in combined funding, with the federal government reaffirming its $370 million commitment announced during the first budget earlier this year. The provincial government is offering $246 million, which was announced in late-May, and another $125 million from TransLink will fill in the gap for the first phase of transit improvements.

This follows the 50% federal, 33% provincial, and 17% TransLink and municipal level formula of funding transit in the region.

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Trudeau noted that the federal government will not dictate how projects are to be built and which projects are to receive funding, unlike his predecessor who required funding requests to undergo a federal-level business case analysis. However, projects like Surrey LRT could still be required to undergo a business case study by the provincial government in exchange for provincial funding, on top of a dual comparison business case by TransLink for both light rail and SkyTrain technologies.

 

“I want to emphasis with this federal investment, provinces and municipalities will be able to invest in projects that make the most sense for their communities,” said Trudeau during the press conference. “We know that they know what needs to be done better than anyone else. We respect that expertise.”

Approximately one-third of the funding for the first phase will go towards the procurement of new and additional rolling stock for the transit fleet. This includes: $112 million for 28 new Mark III cars (seven four-car trains) for the Expo, Millennium, and Evergreen lines to increase capacity by 12%; $88 million for 22 new cars (eleven two-car trains) for the Canada Line to increase capacity by 55% and reduce crowding; $21 million for five new West Coast Express cars; and a third SeaBus ferry vessel to increase service frequency from every 15 minutes to 10 minutes during peak hours.

About $112 million will be used to perform upgrades on the Expo and Canada lines to ensure the stations can handle the increase in passenger circulation, within platform area and station concourse, from the train fleet expansion.

For the region’s two major rapid transit extension projects, $43 million has been set aside for planning, design, and procurement activities of the underground SkyTrain extension on Broadway and Surrey LRT. Another $114 million is allocated for pre-construction for both projects, including road improvements preparing for LRT construction, improving SkyTrain’s power systems, and expanding the storage capacity at Edmonds Operations and Maintenance Centre.

The budget also provides $196 million for the maintenance of existing infrastructure, including $92 million for upgrading bus maintenance facilities and SkyTrain’s communications, guideway intrusion, and security monitoring systems.

The federal government says it intends to fulfill its campaign promise of providing $20 billion over the next 10 years for transit funding across Canada. It has already committed $3.4 billion for shovel-ready projects over the next three years, and the remaining for new major projects will come from future federal budgets.

“Remember, this is just phase one,” said Trudeau. “We are now working with provinces and municipalities to develop the second phase of transit investments to fund major new transit projects that Canadian communities need.”

Over the coming decade, Metro Vancouver could receive as much as $3.75 billion from the federal government, covering half of the Mayors’ Council $7.5 billion plan. But this is dependent on the provincial government confirming its 33% share, approximately $2.48 billion, and TransLink and municipal governments finding new revenues to ensure they can fulfill their 17% share.

In late-May, the Mayors’ Council proposed a hike on property taxes and transit fares, the implementation of regional road tolls, sale of surplus TransLink property, development fees, and the diversion of the region’s gas taxes to help raise the needed revenue. However, these new revenues for TransLink are also subject to provincial government approval, although not necessarily another transit plebiscite.

“We don’t expect to have another referendum on this,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “The federal funding is much more significant than what it was a few years ago, and it has meant that it means we have much less dollars to confirm in the region. We need to confirm those with the province though, which is an important step to ensure the entire 10-year plan committed.

“The Mayors don’t want this [transit expansion] to be piecemeal. We need the province to commit with the federal government as well.”

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