Please visit our Open House at 3182 RAE ST in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, September 28, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Do NOT miss this extensively updated 3 bedrm bsmt home w/ a 1 bdrm suite on a large (7,800 s/f) private lot. Close to schools & transportation. UPDATES: New vinyl windows, 2 new kitchens, 3 new bathrms, new laminate flrg thru-out; new H/E furnace & H/W tank; basebds & crown thru-out; all doors & windows w/trim; new gutters & perimeter drains. Your clients will love the modern open kit w/ custom cabinets, granite counters, S/S appls & a 4x6 island w/pwr. French drs opening onto the 16x24 cov deck w/ alum awning & tinted glass. Updated bathrms w/ ceramic flrs, tiled walls & 6 mil glass shwr drs on the tub & enste shower. Nice bright 1 bdrm suite w/ nice open lvgrm, 3 pce bath, stacking W & D & on its own electrical panel. B'yd access thru 6' gate beside house.
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Please visit our Open House at 3182 RAE ST in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Do NOT miss this extensively updated 3 bedrm bsmt home w/ a 1 bdrm suite on a large (7,800 s/f) private lot. Close to schools & transportation. UPDATES: New vinyl windows, 2 new kitchens, 3 new bathrms, new laminate flrg thru-out; new H/E furnace & H/W tank; basebds & crown thru-out; all doors & windows w/trim; new gutters & perimeter drains. Your clients will love the modern open kit w/ custom cabinets, granite counters, S/S appls & a 4x6 island w/pwr. French drs opening onto the 16x24 cov deck w/ alum awning & tinted glass. Updated bathrms w/ ceramic flrs, tiled walls & 6 mil glass shwr drs on the tub & enste shower. Nice bright 1 bdrm suite w/ nice open lvgrm, 3 pce bath, stacking W & D & on its own electrical panel. B'yd access thru 6' gate beside house.
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Greg & Colin Thornton have just listed ANOTHER new property at 3182 RAE ST in Port Coquitlam.
Do NOT miss this extensively updated 3 bedrm bsmt home w/ a 1 bdrm unauthorized suite on a large (7,800 s/f) private lot. Close to schools & transportation. UPDATES: New vinyl windows, 2 new kitchens, 3 new bathrms, new laminate flrg thru-out; new H/E furnace & H/W tank; basebds & crown thru-out; all doors & windows w/trim; new gutters & perimeter drains. Your clients will love the modern open kit w/ custom cabinets, granite counters, S/S appls & a 4x6 island w/pwr. French drs opening onto the 16x24 cov deck w/ alum awning & tinted glass. Updated bathrms w/ ceramic flrs, tiled walls & 6 mil glass shwr drs on the tub & enste shower. Nice bright 1 bdrm suite w/ nice open lvgrm, 3 pce bath, stacking W & D & on its own electrical panel. B'yd access thru 6' gate beside house
Greg & Colin Thornton from RE/MAX Sabre Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 34 19932 70 AVE in Langley.
THE BIGGEST TOWNHOUSE AROUND! This HUGE 3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom PLUS MASSIVE BASEMENT is 2,150 sqft and big enough for the whole family. This home boasts of a large open concept kitchen, newer STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, large Master suite with vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace and newer beautiful laminate floors on the main! There is also a LARGE BALCONY with NEW DECKING, a Spacious SIDE BY SIDE GARAGE and a good size yard for the kids or dog to play in. This home is close to Willowbrook Mall, Costco, Transit and more! This is a great home for a big family!
Greg & Colin Thornton from RE/MAX Sabre Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Greg & Colin Thornton have just listed ANOTHER new property at 11008 237B ST in Maple Ridge.
Gorgeous custom built 5 bedroom home that shows like brand new! Large room sizes, this is a builders home filled with upgrades & tucked away on a large 6,000 sqft lot in a quiet family friendly Cul-De-Sac! Spacious main level "Great Room" design offers soaring vaulted ceiling, high level millwork & finishing's, a large living & fully loaded chef's kitchen with solid wood cabinets. Stainless steel appliances & breakfast bar! Off the dining leads to private yard and patio perfect for entertaining! Dual Vanity Ensuite with custom stone work & spa inspired multi head & rainfall shower! Walking distance to Kanaka Creek Elementary, Kanaka park, Minutes drive to Shopping & WC Express! Ask for the upgraded feature list! Too extensive to detail here!
Greg & Colin Thornton from RE/MAX Sabre Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 931 GRANT ST in Coquitlam.
BUILDER ALERT! Value mostly in land. Great Flat 10,296 s/f corner lot! Potential Triplex or possibly a Fourplex, OCP currently indicates RT2 = Twnhse or Duplex. City Hall is considering upgrading the RT2 zoning to include Triplexes. City Hall is looking to increase the density in this area & with over 10,000 s/f the City may allow rezoning to RT3 which would allow for 2 Duplexes. Part of DEVELOPMENT plan for EVERGREEN LINE. Minutes to shopping, schools, restaurants & transit. This LOT is on a quiet street with a great location. Older 3 bdrm, 1 bathrm, 3 level split w/cozy lvgrm, galley style kit. w/ E/A, sep. dinrm, att. dble C/port & LARGE det. 29x17 gar/wshp. New roof in 2016
Greg & Colin Thornton from RE/MAX Sabre Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 24 41168 LOUGHEED HWY in Mission.
This home is AMAZING! How could it not be, with OVER $150,000 in renos just 2 yrs ago. Professionally reno'd inside & out. NEW: flrs, doors, basebds & crown moldings thru-out. Beautiful home w/ nice big master, w/ a 4 pce enste & raised white cabinets & dble closet. Bright open kit. w/ raised white cabinets, soft close hinges & drawers, S/S appls & lots of cupbds & counter space. Very open flr plan, nice big livgrm w/ vaulted ceilings for that spacious feeling. 4 pce main bath white cabinets & all new fixtures. Big bright 2nd bed or den w/ a single closet. Nicely L/scpd front & back with artificial turf. Very private b/yd w/ 16 x 18 covered patio w/ 11' high alum awning, ideal for year round use. Detached 11 x 16 insulated workshop w/ 220 pwr & own panel. ADULT SECTION
Greg & Colin Thornton from RE/MAX Sabre Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Home buyer activity increased to more typical levels in Metro Vancouver throughout the summer months.

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,231 in August 2019, a 15.7 per cent increase from the 1,929 sales recorded in August 2018, and a 12.7 per cent decrease from the 2,557 homes sold in July 2019.

 

Last month’s sales were 9.2 per cent below the 10-year August sales average.

 

“Home sales returned to more historically normal levels in July and August compared to what we saw in the first six months of the year,” said REBGV President Ashley Smith. 

 

There were 3,747 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in August 2019. This represents a 3.5 per cent decrease compared to the 3,881 homes listed in August 2018 and an 18.8 per cent decrease compared to July 2019 when 4,613 homes were listed.

 

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 13,396, a 13.3 per cent increase compared to August 2018 (11,824) and a 5.9 per cent decrease compared to July 2019 (14,240).

 

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for August 2019 is 16.7 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 12 per cent for detached homes, 18.4 per cent for townhomes, and 21.2 per cent for apartments.

 

Generally, analysts say downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

 

“With more demand from home buyers, the supply of homes listed for sale isn’t accumulating like earlier in the year. These changes are creating more balanced market conditions,” Smith said.

 

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $993,300. This represents an 8.3 per cent decrease over August 2018 and a 0.2 per cent decrease compared to July 2019.

 

Sales of detached homes in August 2019 reached 706, a 24.5 per cent increase from the 567 detached sales recorded in August 2018. The benchmark price for detached homes is $1,406,700. This represents a 9.8 per cent decrease from August 2018 and a 0.7 per cent decrease compared to July 2019.

 

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,116 in August 2019, an 8.9 per cent increase compared to the 1,025 sales in August 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $771,000. This represents a 7.4 per cent decrease from August 2018 and a 0.1 per cent increase compared to July 2019.

 

Attached home sales in August 2019 totalled 409, a 21.4 per cent increase compared to the 337 sales in August 2018. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $654,000. This represents a 7.8 per cent decrease from August 2018, a 0.2 per cent increase compared to July 2019.

 

Download the August 2019 stats package. 
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As you probably know, it's easy to lower the costs of a renovation. Just hire an inexpensive, fly-by-night contractor — and hope for the best!


Chances are, you won't want to take that risk. So how do you ensure you get quality work while keeping your budget in check?


Here are some tips:


  • Get estimates from at least three contractors. Often prices can vary widely, even amongst contractors with similar reputations and experience.
  • Narrow the project focus. If you're getting a bathroom renovated, for example, decide whether you need the contractor to paint the new walls. Can you do that yourself?
  • Shop around for the building materials. Yes, contractors often have access to wholesale prices. Still, you might be able to find a bathtub and vanity at a lower cost or at least avoid any markup the contractor may charge.
  • Negotiate. Sometimes a contractor is willing to lower the price for concessions, such as quick payments or more time to complete the job.
  • Schedule the renovation during a low-demand season. For example, deck contractors charge more in the spring than the fall. It's supply and demand. More people want their decks done in the spring.


Keep in mind that spending a little more for a skilled and reputable contractor can save you money in the long run. The renovation will have fewer, if any, "issues" (that may require an expensive fix) and will last longer.

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If it’s been a while since you last moved, you might be wondering how much you'll need to spend on your next home. That's an important question to answer, even if you're just at the "thinking about it" stage and haven't decided whether or not you'll look for a new property.


After all, knowing your budget might influence your decision.


How should you determine your budget?


The first step is to calculate the maximum you can spend. This involves adding the money you'll get from the sale of your current property after repaying your outstanding mortgage, to any other funds you have available to invest plus the maximum amount of mortgage you qualify to receive.


Of course, just because you may qualify for a large mortgage doesn't mean you want those bigger payments. So, the second step is to think about your needs. What features are a must in your next home? For example, you might want four bedrooms and anything less would be a deal-breaker.


Make a "must-have list". That list can by used to find a baseline of properties on the market — and then find their average asking price. This will give you an idea of what it would cost to find a home that meets your must-have list.


The third step is to go beyond needs and consider the features you want. These might not be deal-breakers, but you'd sure love to have them in your next home. They could be a large deck, a location in a desirable neighbourhood, a big country kitchen, etc.


Ask yourself how much you would be willing to pay for those desirable features. $20,000? $50,000?


Once you've gone through these steps, you'll have the information you need to match your needs and wants to what's available on the market — and you’ll know how much you might expect to pay for your next home.
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