I have sold a property at 1124 DANSEY AVE in Coquitlam.

Congratulations Bev and Wayne on the Sale of your home! We want you to know that we truly enjoyed working with you and feel honored to be your chosen #RealEstate Agents.

This home is a Mansion! Ideal for the large family, 5 bedrooms + a 2 bedroom suite in the basement. Unique floor plan with master bedroom on the main floor & an additional 3 bedrooms plus a games room, open den area & a 5 pce bathroom upstairs. Beautifully finished home with radiant hot water heat & Engineered floors thru-out. You will love the nice big master bedroom with huge walk in closet & 5 pce ensuite with a soaker tub & separate shower. Separate formal living room & dining room with French doors & hard wood floors. Big bright CHEFS kitchen with tons of cupboards & counter space, walk in pantry, breakfast bar & granite counter tops, large eating area opening onto the 11x35 covered sundeck with river view. This is a huge 2 bedroom suite with lots of windows & natural light ideal for a family. 700 s/f of unfinished area below the triple car gar, ideal for the media room or just a great place for storage. TONS of parking out front plus lane access!

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Now $349,900.00 !
CORA TOWERS - Court Ordered Sale! JUST REDUCED !! "As Is Where Is". This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom + Den home features an open floor plan with granite countertop kitchen, stunning floor to ceiling windows, HUGE Patio and underground secured parking. Do not miss out on this opportunity!! Exceptional Location on the Coquitlam / Burnaby border!! Walking distance to the Skytrain, bus loop, pub, restaurant, and Lougheed Mall. 10 mins away from SFU & Vancouver Golf and Country Club. Call Today for your private showing! This won't last long! INCLUDES 2 PARKING STALLS AND A STORAGE LOCKER!
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Enjoy this month’s special December Christmas Letter,  Newsletter, Market Statistic, and Real Estate Tip!

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This month we are very happy to announce the sale of Jerry, Sharon, Bill & Donna's Homes! Congratulations!

 We would also like to give another BIG congratulations and thanks to our newest home owners Bill, Donna, Geoff, Kattee and Casper! 

You all must have been on Santa's Nice List this year!

December is sure going to be an exciting and busy month for many people! Greg and I are getting closer to finding dream homes for Zia, Steve, Lesia, David, Ed, Edyta, Mitch, and Tori!  We would also like to welcome Cory, our new home hunter!  

Thanks again to Wayne, Bev, Keith and CIBC for listing their homes with us!  Things are looking good this week for Wayne and Bev! We will all be keeping our fingers crossed.

I am not sure why people think that Real Estate is too slow inDecember to list a home? December could be one of the better months to list a home! We have a shortage of homes on the market but a surplus of ready and willing buyers!

As always, our friends and clients come first, so if we can ever be of any assistance or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call. Until then, here's wishing you all the very best.

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I have sold a property at 304 1661 fraser AVE in port coquitlam.
Beautiful Ground Floor has it all! This 3 bedroom craftsmans tyle townhome offers Stunning 9' ceilings, exceptional Hardiplank siding with brick and cedar shingle detailing! MODERN kitchen includes Breakfast Bar, Granite counters, sleek black appliances & TILE BACKSPLASH! This family home boasts BRAND NEW CARPETS & NEW PROFESSIONAL Designer Painting thoughout! Situated on a QUIET STREET. Brand new James Park Elementary School 2 Blocks away, Mclean Park is 1 Block away! Groceries, Banking, Pub/Restaurants are only blocks away! Great access to transit, West Coast Express & HWY 1 for commuters. Hyde Creek Rec Center & Hiking Trails nearby! BONUS: 2 Parking places, STORAGE locker and PATIO off the back. Click Media for Virtual Tour
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Consistent home sale and listing activity has allowed balanced market conditions to prevail in the Greater Vancouver housing market for most of 2013.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,321 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November 2013. This represents a 37.7 per cent increase compared to the 1,686 sales recorded in November 2012, and a 12.8 per cent decline compared to the 2,661 sales in October 2013.

Last month’s sales were 1.2 per cent below the 10-year sales average for the month, while new listings were 1.5 per cent above the 10-year November average.

“We’ve seen steady and consistent trends the Greater Vancouver housing market for much of this year,” Sandra Wyant, REBGV president said. “This year’s activity has resulted in gradual and modest increases in home prices of approximately one per cent over the last 12 months in the region.”

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 3,245 in November. This represents a 17.7 per cent increase compared to the 2,758 new listings reported in November 2012 and a 24.8 per cent decline compared to the 4,315 new listings in October of this year.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® in Greater Vancouver is 13,986, a 10.9 per cent decrease compared to November 2012 and an 8.3 per cent decline compared to October 2013.

The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 16.6 per cent in Greater Vancouver.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver is currently $603,000. This represents a 1 per cent increase compared to November 2012.

Sales of detached properties reached 926 in November 2013, an increase of 47.2 per cent from the 629 detached sales recorded in November 2012, and a 1.1 per cent increase from the 916 units sold in November 2011. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 1.1 per cent from November 2012 to $924,800.

Sales of apartment properties reached 969 in November 2013, an increase of 29.2 per cent compared to the 750 sales in November 2012, and a decline of 3.1 per cent compared to the 1,000 sales in November 2011. The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 0.8 per cent from November 2012 to $367,800.

Attached property sales in November 2013 totalled 426, an increase of 38.8 per cent compared to the 307 sales in November 2012, and a 4.1 per cent decline compared to the 444 attached properties sold in November 2011. The benchmark price of an attached unit is currently $458,000, which is a 0.8 per cent increase from November 2012.

Download the complete statistics package by clicking here.


The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia. In 2012, 25,032 homes changed ownership in the Board’s area, generating $1.07 billion in economic spin-off activity and creating an estimated 7,125 jobs. The total dollar value of residential sales transacted throughout the MLS® system in Greater Vancouver totalled $18.6 billion in 2012. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is an association representing more than 11,000 REALTORS® and their companies. The Board provides a variety of member services, including the Multiple Listing Service®. For more information on real estate, statistics, and buying or selling a home, contact a local REALTOR® or visit www.rebgv.org.

For more information please contact:
Craig Munn
Assistant Manager, Communication
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver


- See more at: http://www.rebgv.org/news-statistics/july-home-sale-activity-increases-greater-vancouver#sthash.omrBlAyZ.dpuf

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The thousands of dollars in rent you’ve already paid to your landlord may be a staggering figure—one you don’t even want to think about.  Buying a house just isn’t possible for you right now.  And it isn’t in your financial cards for the foreseeable future.  Or is it?  The situation is common and widespread:  countless people feel trapped in home rental, pouring thousands of dollars into a place that will never be their own—yet they think they’re unable to produce a down payment for a home in order to escape this rental cycle.  However, putting the buying process into motion isn’t nearly as impossible as it may seem.  No matter how dire you believe your financial situation to be, there are several little-known facts that may be key to helping you step from a renter’s rut to home-owning paradise!


Initially, of course, the most daunting factor involved in buying a house is the down payment.  You know you’ll be able to handle the monthly payments—you’ve done this for years as a renter.  The hurdle, instead, seems to be accumulating the capital needed to put money down.  However, this hurdle may be smaller than you think.  Take a look at the following points and explore whether any of these scenarios may be possible for you:


  1. Find a lender to assist you with your down payment and closing costs.


If you’re free of debt, and own an asset outright, your lending institution may lend you the money for a down payment by securing it against your asset.  In this case, you won’t need to have accumulated capital for a down payment.


  1. Buy a home even if your credit isn’t top-notch.


If you have saved more than the minimum for a down payment, or can secure the loan against other equity, many lending institutions will still consider you for a mortgage, despite a poor credit rating.


  1. Find a seller to assist you in buying and financing the home.


Some sellers may be willing to bear a second mortgage as a seller take-back.  The seller then assumes the role of the lending institution, and you pay him/her the monthly payments, rather than paying the price of the home in a lump sum.  This is an additional option if you have a poor credit rating. 


  1. Buy a home with much less down than you’d think.


Investigate local and federal programs, such as first-time buyer programs, that are designed to help people like you break into the housing market.  An experienced real estate agent will be equipped to give you all the information you need about these programs, and counsel you on which options are best for you.


  1. Create a cash down payment without going into debt.

By borrowing money for specific investments, you may be able to produce a large income tax return that you can use as a down payment.  Technically, the money borrowed for these investments is considered a loan, but the monthly payments can be low, and the money you put into both the home and the investments will ultimately be yours.


So, you know there are options out there.  The next step is to educate yourself on what your own personal possibilities might be, and how to follow through with the means to achieve these goals.  Keep in mind, too, that you can get pre-approved for a mortgage before you begin searching for a home.  In fact, you should get pre-approved—the process is free and doesn’t place you under any obligation.  You can be pre-approved over the phone.  Or, take the next step and complete a credit application.  Once a credit application is submitted, you’ll receive a written pre-approval, which will guarantee you a mortgage to a specified level.  When you have a concrete price range, you’ll know where to begin looking.  Make a commitment to yourself to break out of the renting rut.  Start today!


Greg and Colin Thornton RE/MAX Sabre Realty Group Greater Vancouver BC Realtors 

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I have sold a property at 2 2957 oxford ST in port coquitlam.
This completely renovated two level 1297sq ft townhouse is located at "Kimmel Court" This property is located away from the street, in a small 16 unit problem free complex. Main flr is redone w/hardwood throughout. Spacious eating area & kitchen w/ton of new cabinets, countertops & appliances. Kitchen opens to your entertaining size dining/living rm w/sliders to your fully fenced yard & covered patio. Your 3 pc bath completes the main. UP are four bdrms and laundry. Addit. feat include. Renovated main bath, 2 year old dbl glazed wdws, roofs are being replaced and are paid for in your strata fees. Turn key ready and move in before Christmas!
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