Greg Thornton & Colin Thornton        

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102-2748 Lougheed Hwy, 

Port Coquitlam, V3B 6P2

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I have listed a new property at 105 1955 SUFFOLK AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Don't miss this spacious 1 bedroom ground floor condo with its large private patio in this well maintained building. Nice big master bedroom with his & hers closets, 4 pce semi-ensuite with updated lino & fresh paint & an 8ft slider openingonto the large partially covered patio. Big bright kitchen with updated appliances & lot of cupboards & counter space. Big open living room/dining room with gas F/P & room for a small office/den area. Laminate floors throughout the living room/dining room & hallways. Insuite laundry/storage room plus a storage locker in the U/G. 3 parking spots, 1 assigned & 2 rented ($15/month each. No rentals allowed.
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Tips for the Moving Process

 

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...

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision - April 17, 2012

The Bank of Canada left its overnight rate unchanged at 1 per cent for the 13th consecutive meeting. In the statement accompanying the decision the Bank noted that economic momentum in Canada is slightly firmer than the Bank had forecast in January and that economic headwinds from the US and Europe have abated somewhat. However, the Bank still judges the continued accumulation of debt by Canadian households to be the biggest domestic risk facing the economy. The Bank further noted that the degree of economic slack has been smaller than anticipated in January and that the economy is now expected to return to full capacity in the first half of 2013. Given a more rapid return to full capacity, we may see rate increases sooner than the mid-2013 date that most economists have penciled in. Indeed, the Bank sounded a more hawkish note in concluding their statement on the interest rate decision, citing that a modest withdrawal of monetary stimulus may become appropriate given firmer underlying inflation. However, the Bank was careful to condition that any withdrawal of stimulus would need to be balanced against domestic and global economic developments. 

Our bias, and our modeling, still point to rates remaining at 1 per cent until the first quarter of 2013. However expectations of an increasingly hawkish Bank of Canada may start to get priced into long-term interest rates which could push mortgage rates higher in coming months.

For more information, please contact: 

Cameron Muir Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist Economist
Direct: 604.742.2780 Direct: 604.742.2796
Mobile: 778.229.1884 Mobile: 604.505.6793
Email: cmuir@bcrea.bc.ca Email: bogmundson@bcrea.bc.ca

BCREA represents 11 member real estate boards and their approximately 18,000 REALTORS® on all provincial issues, providing an extensive communications network, standard forms, economic research and analysis, government relations, applied practice courses and continuing professional education (cpe).

Real estate boards, real estate associations and REALTORS® may reprint this content, provided that credit is given to BCREA by including the following statement: “Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission.” BCREA makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.

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StatsCan reports total foreign investment in Canadian securities jumped to $12.5 billion in February, compared to a $4.3 billion sell-off in January. The February turn around was led by $13.7 billion in bond investments – including $10.2 billion in government bonds. Update courtesy of Robert Fleet, First National Financial.

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Top Legal Mistakes to Avoid

 

 

The process of buying or selling a house seems to involve a million details.  It is important that you educate yourself on as many parts of this process as you can—this knowledge could mean the difference of thousands of dollars in the long-run.  The legal issues involved in the process are often particularly intricate, ranging from matters of common knowledge to subtle details that might escape the untrained eye.  Any of these issues, if not handled properly, could develop into larger problems 

 

With so many  legal issues to consider, your first step should be to seek out experienced p...

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Home Inspections:  Top Ten Problems

 

Each homebuyer has different ideas of what will constitute the ideal home for them, these notions often based on particular aesthetic preferences.  But one thing that unites all potential homebuyers is the desire to find a home that is fundamentally sound—in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye—and that will provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient foundation for their life behind a new door. 

 

This is where the services of a home inspector come in.  During a home inspection, at least 30 areas of the home are placed under the home inspector’s “microscope.”...

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Vancouver, which posted decent economic growth in 2010 and 2011, will see its rate of expansion cool this year, according to a report released Tuesday.

The city's gross domestic product will rise by 2.5 per cent this year, down from the 3.1-per-cent growth it enjoyed in 2011, the Conference Board of Canada's report said.

"However, with stronger employment and income growth this year and a rebound in construction activity next year, real GDP is fore-cast to rise by 3.7 per cent in 2013," the board said.

Prairie cities, supported by the wealth of natural resources in their provinces, will see economic growth this year that easily out-paces most other places...

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