Greg & Colin Thornton have sold another property at 22691 KENDRICK LOOP in Maple Ridge.

Greg & Colin Thornton have SOLD another home In Less then a week! Congratulations!

Don't miss this very clean & well maintained 4 bedroom home on a large private lot backing onto greenbelt. GREAT family neighbourhood & no-thru street. Unique floor plan with the living room at the back of the home with River Rock fireplace & double French doors opening onto a 12x16 cov sundeck overlooking the large fully fenced & child friendly back yard. Sundeck plumbed for natural gas BBQ. Updated kitchen with refinished cabinets, island with breakfast bar & lots of cupboards & counter space & new flooring. Good sized master bedroom with large walk in closet & brand new 4 pce semi-ensuite with quartz countertop, under mounted sink, ceramic flooring & new soaker tub & surround. Fully finished basement with 4th bedroom, 3 pce bathroom, family room & nice open playroom with slider to the large covered patio.

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Greg & Colin Thornton  have listed a new property at 11508 140TH ST in Surrey.
Lots of upgrades in this very clean & well maintained home. Low E vinyl windows with tinted glass & transferrable 20 yr warranty, 4 pce main bathroom with double vanity & granite counter tops. The roof is approximately only 10 yrs old. This home features a HUGE master bedroom with his & hers double closets & "hand-hewn" laminate flooring. Newer carpet & heritage doors thru-out the main floor. Updated kitchen with new cabinets & new Maytag appliances including a gas range. Nice big entertainment sized living room & dining room ideal for those large family gatherings. Entertainment centre in living room could be removed to expose the original fire place. New flooring thru-out the kitchen & dining room, with slider to a large sundeck overlooking the huge fenced backyard. The basement includes a 2 pc bathroom & nice big rec room, work shop easily converted to a bedroom.
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I have sold a property at 2148 ANITA DR in Port Coquitlam.

GREG and Colin Thornton Have Sold Another Home in Port Coquitlam!

SOLD FOR $585,000.00 !! $10,000.00 OVER ASKING PRICE! IN ONLY 4 DAYS!

Don't miss this nicely updated home with new: kitchen, furnace, continuous Hot Water & double glazed windows all done in '08. Nice big master bedroom with his & hers double closets & updated 2 pce ensuite. Heritage doors & original hardwood floors thru-out the main floor. Nice bright living room with fireplace & wall to wall sliding glass door opening onto the 20x20 sundeck. Updated kitchen with large eating area & new cabinets, countertops, island with breakfast bar, gas range & slider to the 12x15 covered sundeck. Full basement is mostly finished with a huge L-shaped recroom & new 3 pce bathroom with oversized shower & built in cabinets. Nicely finished laundry room with sink & extra storage cupboards. Older 4th bedroom or den off the unfinished family room with fireplace (ideal nanny's quarters or perfect for the young adult still at home).

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The annual fair at the PNE is in full swing, meaning that there is a huge amount of food to be consumed and enjoyed. Not only can attendees to the fair this year expect fair food staples like toffee apples, mini donuts and corn dogs but also a wide range of weird, wacky and over-the-top foods.

If you’re an adventurous eater or a lover of all things deep-fried then read on for Vancity Buzz’s list of the top six weird and wacky foods to try (or at lease attempt to eat) at the PNE this year.

Crocodile, Ostrich & Kangaroo Sliders ($12)

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While these sliders look like your ordinary run-of-the-mill sliders they are anything but. Filled with crocodile, ostrich and kangaroo meat patties these mini burgers provide the perfect sampling plate for those who are daring to try some rather exotic meat at the fair. If they’re not unusual enough for you, the menu also features Python meat!

Foot Long Hotdog ($8)

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For those who like a food challenge (or whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs) make sure you attempt to eat the fair’s foot long hotdog. At an arms length and loaded with onion this hotdog is one seriously whopping meal. However, if you feel like that’s not filling enough, you can order your hotdog wrapped in bacon. Good luck finishing that one!

Colossal Onion ($9.50)

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At $9.50 the Colossal Onion is not a cheap eat but if you like onions you’ll love this dish. While it looks more like a blooming flower that has been deep-fried this Colossal Onion is in fact made from a jumbo onion, which is sliced up, opened and then dunked in batter. As you can probably imagine it tastes like a giant onion ring, only more oily and doughy. Thanks to its ‘colossal’ size this item is perfect for sharing.

Original Funnel Cake ($6)

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Taking its name from the instrument from which it is poured the Funnel Cake is comprised of nothing but batter, which is cooked in a whirlpool of sizzling oil, then coated with icing sugar. As such, when ordering the Original Funnel Cake you can expect pure indulgence mixed with pure fat. You’re likely to have to sit down after this one.

Deep-Fried Oreos ($6)

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The Fair at the PNE has quite the reputation for deep-frying just about anything from pickles to pop tarts. Even the much-loved Oreo biscuit can’t escape the deep-frying process. With a crispy coating and warm centre the deep-fried Oreo is a fantastically naughty and delicious treat. Despite the fact you may not be able to finish all five Oreos, you probably don’t want to calorie count your intake here.

Deep-Fried Mars Bar ($6)

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Continuing with deep-fried confectionary items the next wacky and artery clogging dish on our list is the sinfully wicked deep-fried Mars Bar. On a stick and wrapped in a thick outer layer of batter this deep-fried dish pushes even the biggest eaters to their limit. While it may not be the most photogenic of foods the deep-fried Mars Bar has an explosive and incredibly gooey, melted, chocolate, caramel centre. Deep-fried Mars Bar best idea ever? You can be the judge of that!

The Fair at the PNE 2014

Dates: Saturday, August 16 through to Monday, September 1 (Closed Monday, August 18 and 25)

Times: 11 a.m. until late (weather permitting)

Location: 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission: $16

Website: www.pne.ca

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Greg & Colin Thornton have listed ANOTHER new property at 1777 CHALMERS AVE in Port Coquitlam.
This is a very clean & well maintained home on a quiet, family oriented street close to French Immersion school & backing onto a greenbelt. This home WILL NOT last long! Good sized master bedroom with walk in closet & updated 2 pce ensuite. Bright open kitchen with refinished cabinets, new appliances & a breakfast bar. Big open living room and dining room with a cozy wood burning fireplace & sliders to the balcony. Fully finished basement (in 2013) could very easily be converted to a 1 bedroom suite with 4 pce bathroom & shared laundry while at the same time keeping the rec room AND den for the upstairs use. Beautiful private backyard complete with 15x30 partially cov patio, pond & fountain. 3 storage sheds (1 with power). New 30 yr roof, furnace & vinyl windows APPROX 9 yrs ago. New perimeter drains in 2013. Backyard extends about 2-3 ft PAST the fence.
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The PNE is back for another year, bringing with it a colossal amount of food and fun. Indeed, attendees to this year’s PNE can truly stuff themselves silly on a wide range of irresistible fair food offerings, from crispy wood fire pizza to deliciously marinated jumbo chicken wings.

With so many tempting fair foods on offer, Vancity Buzz has prepared a handy list of the PNE’s must try dishes. We hope you’re hungry!

Fish Taco ($6)

The Roaming Dragon’s Fish Taco is a definite PNE food highlight. Strips of perfectly crusted and fried cod on a soft corn tortilla, topped with cabbage slaw, Asian salsa, sweet chili mayo and fresh cilantro. It is light, fresh tasting and truly delicious!

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Garden Pizza ($9)

If you’re after something tasty but would rather it not be deep-fried or covered in batter, be sure to check out the Urban Wood Fire Pizza food truck, where you can pick up an individual garden pizza, topped with an array of fresh vege, mozzarella, feta and basil pesto for $9.

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Berry Good Froyo ($8)

For something sweet, you cannot go past the wonderfully creamy frozen yogurt at the Sweet Ride Froyo mobile van. While there are a variety of toppings to choose from, our pick is the ‘Berry Good’, which consists of a delicious and winning combination of the truck’s signature tart froyo, a Liège waffle chuck, local berries, a splash of condensed milk and a sprinkling of toffee squares. Yummo!

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Jumbo Chicken Wings ($12)

Chicken wings. Crunchy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. What more could you possibly want? Cooked and served right then and there, Wings Outdoor Grill offers its patrons a range of exciting sauces, seasonings, dry rubs and glazes for their wings. Toppings include the fantastically sweet honey garlic, the rich maple bourbon, the sensational smoky BBQ and a whole lot more.

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Classic Poutine ($8)

Dedicated solely to the Canadian classic dish of Poutine, the La Poutinerie food truck offers a range of tasty and unique custom made Poutine meals, from the traditional gravy and cheese curd to creative combinations, featuring marinated chicken, tenderloin steak, ham and eggs, and sliced hot hog just to name a few. However, you really can’t go past a serving of the classic poutine – a heaping portion of French fries, smothered in a rich homemade gravy topped with a handful of fresh cheese curds. Superb!

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Pineapple Smoothie ($12)

Walking around the fair grounds is thirsty work, so make sure you swing by the Canada Concessions stand for a delightfully fresh and fruity pineapple smoothie. For $12 you can get your smoothie (a blend of pineapple chucks and ice) served in an actual pineapple, complete with a cocktail umbrella. If you’re not too fussed about the pineapple shell, you can ask for your smoothie to be poured into a regular cup for $9. Regardless of cup choice though, this smoothie is an undeniably healthy and delicious PNE drink option.

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The Fair at the PNE 2014

Dates: Saturday, August 16 through to Monday, September 1 (Closed Monday, August 18 and 25)

Times: 11 a.m. until late (weather permitting)

Location: 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission: $16

Website: www.pne.ca

About the author

 A traveller blogger from Sydney, based in Vancouver. Obsessive over where to eat and drink and writes about adventures near and far at Jesstours.com.

Twitter: @Jesstours

 

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The PNE may not be what it used to be, but it’s still a great time for those that haven’t been there in a while.

On Tuesday, August 19, the annual Fair at the PNE will be offering free admission for those who arrive to the gates between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every year, the PNE offers a free admission day to the public and it is also usually one of the fair’s busiest days.

Arrive before 1 p.m. and stay as long as you want to enjoy the live performances, exhibits and more for free. Keep in mind that the rides and games are still regular price.

Free PNE Admission 2014

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: Arrive between 11 a.m to 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: Pacific National Exhibition, 2901 E Hastings St., Vancouver

 

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Please visit our Open House at 22691 KENDRICK LOOP in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Don't miss this very clean & well maintained 4 bedroom home on a large private lot backing onto greenbelt. GREAT family neighbourhood & no-thru street. Unique floor plan with the living room at the back of the home with River Rock fireplace & double French doors opening onto a 12x16 cov sundeck overlooking the large fully fenced & child friendly back yard. Sundeck plumbed for natural gas BBQ. Updated kitchen with refinished cabinets, island with breakfast bar & lots of cupboards & counter space & new flooring. Good sized master bedroom with large walk in closet & brand new 4 pce semi-ensuite with quartz countertop, under mounted sink, ceramic flooring & new soaker tub & surround. Fully finished basement with 4th bedroom, 3 pce bathroom, family room & nice open playroom with slider to the large covered patio.
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TARA PERKINS - REAL ESTATE REPORTER

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Cranes stand at a condominium construction site in downtown Vancouver. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg)

 

The Globe’s Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market from real estate reporter Tara Perkins. Read more on The Globe’s housing page and follow Tara on Twitter@TaraPerkins.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. released a new forecast this week that was more bullish about Canadian prices, sales and construction than its prior forecast in May. But the national figures meld together very different markets from coast to coast. Here’s a regional breakdown of what CMHC is expecting.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Overview:

-Housing starts are expected to be relatively constant.

-The construction mix is forecast to shift toward more detached houses and fewer condos as the economy strengthens.

 

-Stronger economic and job growth should support demand, and resale market conditions are expected to remain balanced.

The numbers:

-CMHC now forecasts 27,500 homes will begin construction this year, followed by 27,900 next year. (It’s revised down this year’s number a tad – in May it was expecting 27,800 starts this year).

-The average price of a home is now expected to be $553,300 this year and $556,500 next. (CMHC revised these numbers up – in May it was expecting $550,400 this year and $552,300 next).

ONTARIO

Overview:

-CMHC says housing activity in Ontario will regain momentum this year before easing later in 2015.

-Rising home prices are likely to prompt a shift in demand toward less expensive types of homes and less expensive areas. As a result, CMHC says it’s more bullish on the higher density housing sector.

-Fewer Ontarians are expected to move to western Canada, providing some added support for Ontario’s housing market by next year.

-CMHC says that “Ontario home prices will grow at a slower rate over the forecast horizon.”

The numbers:

-CMHC now forecasts home starts in Ontario to slow to 57,100 this year, and then stabilize next year. (In May it was forecasting 55,400 starts this year).

-CMHC now expects 197,900 existing homes to change hands this year, followed by 202,500 homes next year. (In May it was forecasting 193,500 sales this year, and 201,700 next).

ATLANTIC CANADA

Overview:

-Slower economic growth and continued negative net-migration will weigh on the market.

-CMHC says housing starts and sales will be slower as a result.

The numbers:

-CMHC forecasts housing starts to fall by about 14 per cent this year and then by a further 3 per cent next year. (In May it was expecting starts to fall by about 10 per cent this year, followed by 4 per cent next year).

-Starts in buildings with multiple units, such as condos, are expected to fall 18 per cent this year and then 9 per cent next year. Starts of single-family homes are expected to fall 11 per cent this year, and then tick up 2 per cent next. (In May, CMHC said starts of single-family homes would fall by just 5 per cent this year).

-Sales of existing homes are expected to fall by close to 6 per cent this year. (In May CMHC was forecasting a 4 per cent drop).

-The average price of an existing home is forecast to rise by less than 1 per cent this year, and then by 1 per cent next.

THE PRAIRIES

Overview:

-Housing starts across the Prairie provinces will fall in 2015.

-Net migration hit a record last year but is expected to decline. Job growth is also expected to moderate.

-There’s an elevated supply of condos. CMHC says builders will start focusing on selling the units that are already under way, rather than starting new projects.

-CMHC expects the resale market will become more competitive and draw some sales away from the new home market next year.

The numbers:

-CMHC now says 52,900 new homes will begin construction in the Prairie region this year, followed by 50,800 next year. (In May it was expecting 51,000 units this year and 50,000 next.)

-Housing starts in Alberta are forecast to rise 7 per cent to 38,600 this year, and then moderate to 36,800 next. (In May CMHC was expecting a rise of 4 per cent this year to 37,400, followed by 36,400 starts next year.)

-Housing starts in Saskatchewan are expected to fall 5 per cent to 7,900 this year, followed by 7,500 next. (In May CMHC was expecting 7,500 starts this year and 7,300 next.)

-Housing starts in Manitoba are likely to fall 14 per cent to 6,400 this year, then rise to 6,500 next. (In May CMHC was expecting 6,100 starts this year and 6,300 next.)

-Alberta will see the strongest price growth in the region, with CMHC forecasting a 4.2 per cent rise in the average resale price in the province this year to $396,800, rising to $407,000 next year. The average price in Saskatchewan is forecast to rise to $295,600 this year and $303,000 next. In Manitoba, prices are expected to rise to $266,200 this year and $273,800 next.

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Greg & Colin Thornton have listed a new property at 2966 DELAHAYE DR in Coquitlam.
RARE FIND. Ranch style home with daylight basement with 2 bedroom suite. Main floor features 2 bedrooms & a bright open floor plan with lots of windows to let in the sunlight & take advantage of the view. You will love the nice bid master bedroom with 3 pce ensuite & huge walk in closet. This home is ideal for entertaining with its big open floor plan, living room with a heritage style gas fireplace & slider opening onto the large sundeck overlooking the private backyard & greenbelt. You will never feel closed off from your guests in the bright open kitchen with tons of cupboards & counter space. New flooring & recently painted thru-out. Full basement suite with own separate laundry. Big master bedroom with large walk in closet & good sized 2nd bedroom. Cozy living room with a gas heatilator fireplace. Step saver kitchen with lots of cupboards & counter space & a 4 pce bathroom. Large unfinished room could be rec room for upstairs use or just storage.
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