Greg Thornton & Colin Thornton        

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102-2748 Lougheed Hwy, 

Port Coquitlam, V3B 6P2


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You probably don't think buying a lighting fixture for a room is all that complicated. It isn't. However, it does require you to consider which types of lighting you may need. According to the Lighting Association, there are three types:


  1. General lighting. By far the most common, this is the type of lighting that is designed to create a functional brightness that spreads throughout a room. A good example is a main ceiling light.


  1. Task lighting. As the name implies, this type provides extra light needed for a specific task, such as working at a desk or chopping onions on a kitchen countertop. A bedside lamp used for reading is another example of task lighting.


  1. Accent lighting. This type is designed to set off a particular feature...
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Sometimes we don't have much choice about selling our home and buying another. Circumstances, such as a job relocation, may have made that choice for us.


However, most often the decision to move is discretionary. Sometimes people move simply because they think it's a good idea. They feel that "now" is the right time to find their next dream home.


So how do you make that kind of decision?


There are, of course, many reasons to make a discretionary move. Usually, those reasons fall into one of two categories: need and want.


You may need to find a new home, for example, because you've outgrown your current property. Perhaps you have a growing family and require more space. Maybe you're doing more entertaining and need...

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Conditions within the Metro Vancouver* housing market continued to strengthen in February as home sale and listing totals came in well above the region’s ten-year average for the month.



The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 3,061 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in February 2015. This represents a 21 per cent increase compared to the 2,530 sales recorded in February 2014, and a 60 per cent increase compared to the 1,913 sales in January 2015.

Last month’s sales were 20.2 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month.

“It’s an active and competitive marketplace today. Buyers are motivated...

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If you’re thinking of shopping for a new home, one of the first considerations is price range. You want to know what you can reasonably afford.


How do you figure that out?


First of all, you need to determine the initial out-of-pocket costs you will need to cover. There are often more costs associated with purchasing a home than its actual price. You need to take into account such additional expenses as moving costs, legal fees, and a home inspection, not to mention the costs of prepping your current property for sale.


Experts say you should budget 5-10% above the purchase price for these items. So if you can afford to spend $470K on a new home, you should be shopping in the $425-445K range.



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There are many hidden sources of moisture in your home that can lead to serious problems, such as mould. To keep moisture levels in check, consider these tips:


  • Bathrooms are an obvious source of moisture build-up. Contractor and TV personality Mike Holmes recommends keeping the fan going for at least a half hour after a shower.


  • Check regularly for water infiltration around window and door sills, as well as other intakes into the home, such as dryer vents and cable wiring.


  • Determine the humidity level in your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it should be 30-60%. (Keep in mind that humidity may vary greatly from room to room.)


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It’s official:  you’ve signed the papers, dotted all the i’s and crossed the t’s—you own a new home!  You’ve almost reached the end of your journey.  However, now, faced with the daunting task of moving, it may seem as though the journey has just begun.  Moving can be a time-consuming and stressful experience if you let yourself be overwhelmed by the job.  Remember, though, having a successful move means taking care of the details, one by one.  If you break the process down into steps and arrange your time accordingly, you can make it manageable.  Use the following checklist to ensure you’re covering all the bases, and you will be well on your way to a...

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Dear Colin:
Congratulations on achieving membership in the 100% Club for 2014! You should be very proud of your accomplishment and we consider ourselves honored to have you on the RE/MAX Team!

Your production and obvious customer-oriented service is a prime example of why RE/MAX Above the Crowd!

As the real estate network with the MOST market share and greatest brand recognition, we have the most to offer home buyers and seller. Due to professionalism exhibited by sales associates such as yourself, RE/MAX can lay claim to the phrase " RE/MAX. Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results"

We look forward to seeing you at the RE/MAX of Western Canada Awards Gala on March 1, 2015 in Las Vegas to congratulate you in person.

We are proud to have you on...

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I have listed a new property at 23311 DOGWOOD AVE in Maple Ridge.
THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND PROPERTY! Welcome home to your LARGE Beautiful air conditioned 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Ranch home with approx 140 ft of river front in a private treed paradise that includes its own wildlife pond, a separate 2 Bed, 1 Bath Cottage with its own kitchen & laundry. This large property also feature a huge detached powered workshop! The main residence includes updated flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings, a huge rec room with full wet bar, walk in closet in the Master & 3 updated bathrooms; a 3 pce ensuite off the Master Bedroom a large 4 pce Main Bathroom & a 2 pce powder room. French doors in the family...
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I have listed a new property at 27 19060 FORD RD in Pitt Meadows.
Rare Find. Ground floor units at Regency Court rarely come up for sale so don't delay. You will love the spacious open floor plan w/ generous room sizes and a lrge patio opening onto the lrge sunny & fairly private b/yd. This home featuresa nice big master bedrm w/ a 3 pce enste, a huge W/I closet & a door opening onto the back patio. Good sized 2nd bedrm with adjoining 4 pce bath complete w/ soaker tub, ideal for your overnight guests. Large laundry/storage rm plus a crawl space for additional strge if needed. The nice big LR/DR with its gas F/P & access to b/yd was designed with entertaining in mind. Big bright kit w/ tons of cupbds & counter...
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