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102-2748 Lougheed Hwy, 

Port Coquitlam, V3B 6P2

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Port Coquitlam residents may lose homes over leaky condo crisis

By Darlene Hedemann Global News. Video Here: http://globalnews.ca/news/1267717/port-coquitlam-residents-may-lose-homes-over-leaky-condo-crisis/

 

There are growing concerns about a second leaky condo crisis in Metro Vancouver.

Residents of a 25-year-old building in Port Coquitlam have just been slapped with a huge repair bill, one that will cost each homeowner tens of thousands of dollars.

Many of the seniors living there may not be able to afford the repairs, especially with the loss of the government’s interest- free loan program.

Cherif Abdallah was hoping to retire in two or three years, but recent news about his Port Coquitlam  condo could put those plans on hold.

The leaky condo on Atkins street needs its entire...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

March 2014 Housing Market Update - The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Colin Thornton Has Listed a New Property in Maple Ridge !

Colin Thornton has listed a new property at 34 23281 Kanaka WAY in Maple Ridge.
This lavish lifestyle (end unit) deluxe townhome at Woodbridge was their premier show home offer over 3,000 sq.ft of finished luxury backing on to lush greenbelt. Be pampered with exquisite finishes, and numerous upgrades including a high end granite chefs kitchen and quality flooring. Relax in your breakfast/sitting room or retire to an inviting living room with traced ceiling and elegant fireplace. This home features 2 master bedrooms... one on the main with full 4 piece ensuite (perfect for guests, nanny, a lucky teenager, and parents) AND one on the upper level complete with 2 walk-in closets, and massive 4 piece ensuite including his and her...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bathroom upgrades using overlays

If you're considering a bathroom update, you're probably familiar with the typical approaches, such as replacing a countertop or toilet, or removing all the fixtures and finishes to complete a floor-to-ceiling renovation.

 

However, there is another, far less expensive way to make an older bathroom look brand new: using overlays.

 

An overlay is simply a new surface applied over an existing one. For example, instead of replacing an old and worn bathtub – which is costly – you can purchase an overlay system (called a tub liner) that fits on top of the existing bathtub. It's a little like giving your tub a facelift!

 

You can do the same thing with your bathroom countertops and floors.

 

Overlays come in a wide variety...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Getting the most from an Open House

Have you ever attended an "Open House" advertised in your area or in a community you like? Most people have. Even if you're not serious about moving, viewing a few properties in a neighbourhood you like is a great way to get a sense of the market.

 

Who knows? You might stumble upon your next dream home!

 

To get the most out of an open house, follow these guidelines:

 

  • Most open houses will have a handout available containing the list price and other property information. Be sure to keep a copy.

 

  • Don't just view the rooms. Explore the entire property, including the backyard.

 

  • Don't be shy about asking the listing agent (or whoever is hosting the open house) questions about the property.

 

  • Ask about the area. Are...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How to Get Top Dollar for your Home, Fast!

Your home is likely your largest asset, so selling it may be the biggest financial move you’ve ever made, one that requires significant thought and strategy.  However, once you’ve entered the market, the process may move very quickly:  your property has the best chance to sell within its first seven weeks on the market.  Studies indicate that the longer a property stays on the market, the less it will ultimately sell for.  So, you need to ensure you’re ahead of the game.  Get your property into top selling shape before it hits the market in order to increase its chances of selling within the desired window of time and drawing top dollar.

 

Use the following tips to seize control of the home-selling...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Home sale and listing activity continue to chart a steady path for the region’s housing market

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,641 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March 2014. This represents a 12.5 per cent increase compared to the 2,347 sales recorded in March 2013, and a 4.4 per cent increase compared to the 2,530 sales in February 2014.

Last month’s sales were 17.2 per cent below the 10-year sales average for March of 3,190.

The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 18.2 per cent in Greater Vancouver, which is unchanged from last month.

“We continue to see steady and stable market conditions across the Greater Vancouver housing market,” said Ray Harris, REBGV president. “There has...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CANUCKS FIRE MIKE GILLIS

Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced today that Mike Gillis has been relieved of his duties as President and General Manager.

“On behalf of my entire family, I would like to sincerely thank Mike Gillis for his hard work and the many contributions he made on and off the ice during his tenure,” said Francesco Aquilini, Chairman, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “The Vancouver Canucks had success under Mike’s leadership, and we nearly reached our ultimate goal; but I believe we have reached a point where a change in leadership and new voice is needed.”

“I also want to thank our fans for their support for the Vancouver Canucks through a difficult and frustrating season,” continued Aquilini. “We...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I have sold a property at 1819 LANGAN AVE in Port Coquitlam

I have sold a property at 1819 LANGAN AVE in Port Coquitlam.
RARE FIND. Nicely updated 5 bedroom home with a nicely updated 2 bedroom suite. Spacious floor plan with generous room sizes. Refinished hardwood floors in living room, dining room & master bedroom. New heritage doors & vinyl windows throughout this lovely home. Newer roof & hot water tank in'09. Main floor features a big open living room & dining room, updated kitchen with raised white cabinets, granite countertops & stainless steel appliances & cozy eating area overlooking the fully fenced backyard complete with dog run & 10x27 partially covered sundeck. Nicely finished basement suite, 2 good sized bedrooms & nice open living room with...
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Greg & Colin have Listed a New property listed in Coquitlam

We have listed a new property at 968 STEWART AVE in Coquitlam.
Well maintained 3 bedroom home with a 2 bedroom suite downstairs on a lot with a great view and lane access! Separate laundry up & down. Main floor features 3 big bedrooms, updated 4 piece main bathroom, big open living room & dining room with central wood-burning fire place & a slider to HUGE sun deck with view of the river. Nice big kitchen with lots of cupboards, counter space & gas range. Full basement features 2 large bedrooms, 4 piece bathroom, a big open kitchen eating area, a nice big living room & its own laundry. OCP indicates POTENTIAL for RT-1 zoning which allows for subdivision for 2 houses & 2 carriage houses!!
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