Please visit our Open House at 3728 OAKDALE ST in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, January 31, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Don't miss this very clean & well maintained 4 bedroom home in much sought after Lincoln Park! Well maintained by the original owners. Nice big living room & dining room with floor to ceiling fireplace & French doors opening onto a 12x20 sundeck overlooking the large private backyard complete with 12x20 patio, & lane access for RV parking (or build a detached garage )! Big bright kitchen with large eating area & lots of cupboards & counter space. Good sized master bedroom with walk in closet & nicely updated 2 pce ensuite with new vanity, granite counter tops & ceramic floors! Lots of crown & baseboards thru-out. Fully finished basement with 4th bedroom, updated 3 pce bathroom & a large L-shaped rec room with another gas fireplace!. New furnace Oct '11. Roof Nov '14. OPEN HOUSE Sat & Sun Jan 30 & 31st from 1 to 4.
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I have sold a property at A432 2099 Lougheed HWY in Port Coquitlam.
CONGRATULATIONS  ON YOUR NEW HOME!!! STUNNING!! Updated 2 bedroom PLUS DEN, 2 LEVEL LOFT style condo in conveniently located and sought after Shaughnessy Square. Main floor features updated kitchen, new counters and appliances. Kitchen has open breakfast bar that overlooks large dining area and living area with gas fireplace and access out to South facing deck. Main area has super cool etched concrete flooring and bedrooms with newer carpeting. Master bedroom has 4 piece ensuite with soaker tub and access to deck. Take the spiral staircase upstairs to the huge loft area easily used as a 3rd bedroom that has access to the approximately 400 sqft private South facing roof top deck. This one is a 10!
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I have listed a new property at 3728 OAKDALE ST in Port Coquitlam.
Don't miss this very clean & well maintained 4 bedrm home in much sought after Lincoln Park. Well maint. by the original owners. Nice big lvgrm/dinrm w/ flr to ceiling F/P & French drs opening onto a 12x20 s/d overlooking the large private b/yd complete w/ 12x20 patio, & lane access for RV pkg (or build a det. gar ). Big bright kit w/ large E/A & lots of cupbds & counter space. Good sized master bdrm w/ W/I closet & nicely updated 2 pce enste w/ new vanity, granite counter tops & ceramic flrs. Lots of crown & basebds thru-out. Fully fin bsmt w/ 4th bdrm, updated 3 pce bath & a lrge L-shaped recrm w/ gas F/P. New furnace Oct '11. Roof Nov '14. OPEN HOUSE Sat & Sund Jan 30 & 31st from 1 to 4.
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Please visit our Open House at 3728 OAKDALE ST in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Don't miss this very clean & well maintained 4 bedrm home in much sought after Lincoln Park. Well maint. by the original owners. Nice big lvgrm/dinrm w/ flr to ceiling F/P & French drs opening onto a 12x20 s/d overlooking the large private b/yd complete w/ 12x20 patio, & lane access for RV pkg (or build a det. gar ). Big bright kit w/ large E/A & lots of cupbds & counter space. Good sized master bdrm w/ W/I closet & nicely updated 2 pce enste w/ new vanity, granite counter tops & ceramic flrs. Lots of crown & basebds thru-out. Fully fin bsmt w/ 4th bdrm, updated 3 pce bath & a lrge L-shaped recrm w/ gas F/P. New furnace Oct '11. Roof Nov '14. OPEN HOUSE Sat & Sund Jan 30 & 31st from 1 to 4.
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 FOR RENT 10558 245th in Maple Ridge.

 

Available March 1 2016!

1,868 Sq Ft Top Floor 3 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms and your own laundry! Built in Speakers throughout the ceiling! Granite Chefs Kitchen with Gas Range! Family Room, Formal Dining, and living room! Pets "OK" with restrictions. RIGHT ACROSS FROM SRT.

Viewings will begin Feb 17th.

What you get:

- Entire Top Floor with speakers built in throughout the ceiling

- Good Sized Backyard and small front yard ( require mowing )

- Large Storage shed in the back. ( The one in the pictures is ¼ the size it is now )

- Private Hot Tub Built into Sundeck with outdoor speakers!

- Deluxe granite counter top kitchen with Gas Range and eating area

- Large Family Room with Gas Fireplace

- Large Formal Dining Room

- Large Formal Living Room

- 3 Very Large Bedrooms

- Master Bedroom with walk in closet, Full Ensuite, and cathedral ceiling

- Full Laundry and Laundry room for yourself

- Constant tank less hot water system

- 2 car parking in front of the garage door. And a whole lot of street parking. *Must leave the parking spaces open for access to the third garage door of the house ( Where the boat is ).

- Internet Wifi






Rooms Sizes:

- Living Room 17'6x14'

- Kitchen 15'x11'

- Eating Area 11'x6'5

- Dining Room 13'x8'

- Family Room 13'x12'

- Master Bedroom 16' x 11'8

- Walk In Closet 6'x6'

- Bedroom 12'x12'

- Bedroom 12'x11'6

- Laundry Room 6'x6






Not Included:

- Basement suite

- Den on ground level

- 3 car garage ( but you can park 2 cars or double park 4 in front of the double car garage.

- Cable

- Utilities



Costs:

Monthly rent

Electricity 75%

Gas 85%

Gas is 85% because the downstairs is electric baseboard heat does not have a Gas range stove and does not have a fireplace. The only gas that is used for the suite is Hot Water use.



REQUIRED******* No Smokers. Your own renters insurance.

http://thethorntongroup.ca/mylistings.html/details-54054829

 
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I have listed a new property at 1944 Morgan AVE in Port Coquitlam.

Nice clean 3 bedoorm upper floor. Completely remodeled 5 yrs ago. NEW: kitchen, bathroom, windows, window coverings, carpets, lino, light fixtures, 3 new appliances & newer furnace. Brand new laminate in livingroom, dingroom & hallways. Recently painted. Large sundeck off the kitchen overlooking the large fenced & private Backyard. Shared laundry. NO SMOKERS. $1,400/mth + utilities. Looking for 1 yr lease, small dog okay.

 

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In a year when the number of homes listed for sale was below historical averages, actual home sales in Metro Vancouver set a new record.

     

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that 2015 home sales were the highest annual total in REBGV history. This was powered early in the year by four straight months with more than 4,000 sales a month from March to June, another first for REBGV.

Sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in 2015 reached 42,326, a 27.8 per cent increase from the 33,116 sales recorded in 2014, and a 48.4 per cent increase over the 28,524 residential sales in 2013.

The total number of homes listed for sale on the MLS® in 2015 ranked fifth in the last ten years, while the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) saw double-digit year-over-year price increases.

The number of residential properties listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in 2015 reached 57,249. This is an increase of 2.1 per cent compared to the 56,066 properties listed in 2014 and an increase of 4.6 per cent compared to the 54,742 properties listed in 2013.

With sales-to-active-listings ratios above 25 per cent for 11 months in 2015, the Metro Vancouver market experienced seller’s market conditions for much of the year.

"Home buyers were active and motivated throughout 2015 despite the pressure on supply of homes on the market," Darcy McLeod, REBGV president said. "Housing markets typically experience quieter periods within a calendar year, but that wasn't the case in Metro Vancouver last year."

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ends the year at $760,900. This represents an 18.9 per cent increase compared to December 2014.
“We often hear economists say that seller’s market conditions put upward pressure on home prices,” McLeod said. “That was certainly the case in 2015, with price increases ranging from 14 to 24 per cent depending on property type.”

December summary

Residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,827 in December 2015, an increase of 33.6 per cent from the 2,116 sales recorded in December 2014 and a 19.8 per cent decline compared to November 2015 when 3,524 home sales occurred.

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,021 in December 2015. This represents a 7 per cent increase compared to the 1,888 units listed in December 2014 and a 40.4 per cent decline compared to November 2015 when 3,392 properties were listed.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 6,024, a 41.6 per cent decline compared to December 2014 and a 25.6 per cent decrease compared to November 2015.

Sales of detached properties in December 2015 reached 1,136, an increase of 36.4 per cent from the 833 detached sales recorded in December 2014. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 24.3 per cent from December 2014 to $1,248,600.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,225 in December 2015, an increase of 34.3 per cent compared to the 912 sales in December 2014.The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 14 per cent from December 2014 to $436,200.

Attached property sales in December 2015 totalled 466, an increase of 25.6 per cent compared to the 371 sales in December 2014. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 13.6 per cent from December 2014 to $543,700.

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 Areas covered by Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and South Delta. - See more at: http://www.rebgv.org/news-statistics/metro-vancouver-home-buyers-out-force-march#sthash.ktA1M4e1.dpuf

 

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
604.730.3146
cmunn@rebgv.org

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

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Vancouver’s skyline.

 

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I have sold a property at 10558 245 ST in Maple Ridge.
It’s a Keeper. Stunning home with legal 2 bedroom suite. Big open plan with custom carpentry and crown molding throughout the main floor. Chef’s kitchen with island and SS appliances and granite counters. Soft close cabinets. Deluxe master suite with cathedral ceiling. Laundry room on main floor. Large deck off the kitchen. Big backyard with large storage shed for the handy man. Legal 2 bedroom Deluxe basement suite with it’s own laundry. Triple car garage for the toys. Samuel Robertson High School across the street. This is the total package and will not last so be quick. Bonus! Hot Tub Included!
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When you’re out-of-town, there are plenty of kennels and other facilities that will mind your dog or cat. In fact, the pet-care business is booming! However, the same options aren’t available for your houseplants. So what do you do?

 

First, keep in mind that plants can go for several days or even a couple of weeks without water. This frequently happens in their natural habitats. So if you’re gone for just a few days, your flora will probably be fine.

 

Flowering plants tend to need the most water. Give them an extra dose just before you leave. Also, make sure they are in indirect, rather than direct sunlight. That will help them conserve water.

 

If you’re going to be away for a week or more, consider one of the several products on the market that water plants automatically. Many of these allow you to adjust how much water each plant gets — and when.

 

You’ll find plenty of do-it-yourself instructions for making your own automatic waterer on the internet, from plastic cups with tiny holes in the bottom to upside-down bottles with wicks. These might work, but you’ll want to test them first.

 

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When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars.

 

That being said, you might question whether you really need to invest the few hundred dollars it costs for a professional home inspection. “The home we want to buy looks like it’s in very good shape,” you might be thinking. “I can’t see anything wrong with it.”

 

However, a professional home inspector can see things you can’t. When you view a property that’s on the market, you might be able to notice obvious issues, like a crack in the foundation or a dripping faucet. If you’re experienced with home maintenance, you might even notice roofing tiles that look like they’re overdue for replacement.

 

But you won’t pick up all the issues a home inspector can.

 

A home inspector will, for example, use a special device to check for moisture build-up in the washrooms – which can be an indication of mould. He or she will also inspect wiring to make sure everything is safe and compliant with the building code.

 

That’s not all.

 

Like a determined detective, a home inspector will investigate the property’s structure, electrical and plumbing systems, insulation, and other components — and then report the findings to you.


 

In the end, a professional home inspection gives you peace-of-mind and protects your investment. So getting one is highly recommended — even for recently built homes.

 

 

 

A good REALTOR® can recommend a trusted home inspector for you.

 

 

 

Looking for more ideas on making smart decisions when buying a home? Call today.

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