Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 3370 FOREST GROVE PL in Port Coquitlam.
With over 2,400 sqft this home is bigger than most in Lincoln Park. This home is a must see with its spacious open floor plan & generous room sizes. You will love the huge master bedroom, large W/I closet & updated 3 piece ensuite. Rounding out the upstairs you'll find the nicely updated main bath with dark maple cabinets, granite counters & new tub surround (2016), 2 good sized kids rooms, large loft, ideal for a home office/playroom or gym. Main floor features an entertainment sized living room w/ gas F/P & formal dining room. Nice bright kitchen w/lots of cabinet & counter space + a family sized eating area. 15x20 family room w/wood F/P & slider to the large very private backyard w/gazebo pre-wired for a hot tub. 4th bedroom & updated powder room on the main. Roof approx 10 years old.
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 415 LEHMAN PL in Port Moody.
Welcome to well run Eagle Point - Amazing family townhouse complex in the heart of Port Moody! Located across from Newport Village! Well maintained 3 level, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home! BBQ on the large deck off the kitchen, enjoy a practical eating nook for casual meals in the kitchen plus spacious living & formal dining space with glass siding door access to your PRIVATE yard. Powder room on main floor. Large master bedroom upstairs with ensuite! All bathrooms updated with new low flow toilets. Well run complex that has been updated with new windows, exterior been freshly painted & annual exterior cleaning. Outdoor pool & playground. 2 Parking with a single car garage, Pets welcome! Centrally located near Evergreen Train, Rocky Point, Shopping, schools, parks, Brewery Row & THE BEACH!
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 30977 Dewdney Trunk RD in Mission.
This peaceful and perfect property is well loved from the manicured gardens and serene setting to a well cared for rancher. Situated on 2.95 acres with two road frontages (Dewdney Trunk Rd/Pilgrim St). Through the gated drive awaits your own gorgeous 2.95 acre park setting with lots of room to play, garden and work in the shop! So many beautiful shrubs and trees! with 2/3 of the property cleared and fully fenced. Features detached double garage/workshop with electricity, ample parking, chicken coop, covered patio for year round entertaining, views of the mountains with beautiful sunny exposure. Inside awaits a 4 bedroom and 1 bathroom, with open dining/living room concept with oversized windows for lots of natural light. A very charming country property to call home
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 108 32124 Tims AVE in Abbotsford.
Attention first time buyers and investors! Amazing updated 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with 2 sundecks. No age restrictions and rentals allowed. The building just had extensive renovations and looks very good. Recently renovated condo with a lovely decor . Newer quality appliances The large master bedroom has ensuite and access to a private sundeck. Separate storage room across from the unit. Central location close to shopping, library, restaurants and easy freeway access. Bonus to Investors!
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 7786 SILVERDALE PL in Mission.
Clean, well maintained & nicely updated home on a large lot w/tons of parking & plenty of room for all of your toys. Good sized master bdrm w/double closet & newer laminate in all of the bdrms. Updated 4pc main bath w/new cabinets & quartz counter. Nicely updated kit w/white shaker cabinets, s/s appliances, quartz counter top & B/I microwave. Newer wide plank laminate flooring thru-out the main, 2" blinds out thru-out AND central A/C. Nice open L/R & D/R w/gas heatilator F/P & sliders to the 8x20 covered s/d overlooking the fully fenced & secured backyard, complete with 2 garden sheds, a fish pond & fountain. Fully finished bsmt w/14x23 rec room w/ gas F/P slider to covered patio. Lrge nicely fin laundry rm, 2 pce bath & 4th bedroom. Upgrades: Furnace in '09, windows in '17, HWT in '18.
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Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 101 1199 WESTWOOD ST in Coquitlam.
LARGE OVER 1000 Sqft 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home. Bring your ideas & make this one your own! Needs some updating & TLC. WELCOME TO LAKESIDE TERRACE a beautiful, resort style complex!! You will love this large corner ground floor unit with a HUGE patio for entertaining. Very functional layout with large bedrooms separated for extra privacy, big dining area & living room with gas fireplace that heats up the home nicely that is included in the maintenance fee. Large master bedroom with ensuite & tons of closet space! Owners gain exclusive access to the amenities centre with fitness room, indoor pool, sauna/steam room & hot tub. This is a very well maintained with proactive strata. Minutes walk to Evergreen Skytrain station, Coquitlam Centre Mall, to all levels of schools.
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Greg & Colin Thornton have JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 12149 ACADIA ST in Maple Ridge.
This home has been beautifully updated! The search is over, the perfect family home is here & check out the size of this 10,053 sqft lot! Bring the toys, lots of room for R.V. parking & has rear yard vehicle access + single garage! The beautiful main floor boasts updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 3 large bedrooms, Spacious family room with fireplace & dining room with French doors out to your HUGE wrap around sundeck with Mountain views. Down you will find an additional rec/family room for the upstairs use & a modern additional kitchen, bedroom, bathroom & living room with fireplace. Bonus: New Drain tile, Newer windows, roof done in aprox 2009, newer hot water tank! Fully fenced grassed backyard perfect for any sport & is just waiting for your family barbecues! Close to schools and parks!
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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The Metro Vancouver housing market saw steady home sale and listing activity in May, a shift back from the record-breaking activity seen in the earlier spring months.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 4,268 in May 2021, a 187.4 per cent increase from the 1,485 sales recorded in May 2020, and a 13 per cent decrease from the 4,908 homes sold in April 2021.
 
Last month’s sales were 27.7 per cent above the 10-year May sales average.

“While home sale and listing activity remained above our long-term averages in May, conditions moved back from the record-setting pace experienced throughout Metro Vancouver in March and April of this year,” Keith Stewart, REBGV economist said. “With a little less intensity in the market today than we saw earlier in the spring, home sellers need to ensure they’re working with their REALTOR® to price their homes based on current market conditions.”

There were 7,125 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in May 2021. This represents a 93.4 per cent increase compared to the 3,684 homes listed in May 2020 and a 10.2 per cent decrease compared to April 2021 when 7,938 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 10,970, a 10.5 per cent increase compared to May 2020 (9,927) and a 7.1 per cent increase compared to April 2021 (10,245).

"With sales easing down from record peaks, a revised mortgage stress test that reduces the maximum borrowing amounts by approximately 4.5 per cent, and the average five-year fixed mortgage rates climbing back over two per cent since the beginning of 2021, we’ll pay close attention to these factors leading into the summer to understand what affect they’ll have on the current market cycle,” Stewart said.

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for May 2021 is 38.9 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 29.8 per cent for detached homes, 53.8 per cent for townhomes, and 43.5 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.

“The seller’s market conditions experienced throughout much of the pandemic highlight the need for increasing the volume and variety of housing supply across our region,” Stewart said. “Doing this requires a more disciplined focus on planning, reducing building costs, understanding demographic changes, and expediting the building approval process.”

The MLS® Home Price Index1 composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,172,800. This represents a 14 per cent increase over May 2020 and a 1.5 per cent increase compared to April 2021.

Sales of detached homes in May 2021 reached 1,430, a 166 per cent increase from the 537 detached sales recorded in May 2020. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,800,600. This represents a 22.8 per cent increase from May 2020 and a 1.7 per cent increase compared to April 2021.

Sales of apartment homes reached 2,049 in May 2021, a 213 per cent increase compared to the 653 sales in May 2020. The benchmark price of an apartment home is $737,100. This represents a 7.9 per cent increase from May 2020 and a 1.2 per cent increase compared to April 2021.

Attached home sales in May 2021 totalled 800, a 168 per cent increase compared to the 298 sales in May 2020. The benchmark price of an attached home is $936,300. This represents a 16.3 per cent increase from May 2020 and a 1.8 per cent increase compared to April 2021.

Click here to download the May 2021 stats package.
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Is it really possible to improve your kitchen’s look for about the cost of a takeout gourmet dinner with the family?


Obviously you’re not going to be able to do anything major, such as replace the cabinets within that budget. But, there are many surprisingly low-budget ways to spruce up the kitchen. Here are a few ideas:


  • Do you have old cabinets? You’d be surprised how much newer they can look simply by replacing the knobs and/or handles. Pick a colour that blends, rather than contrasts, with the cabinets.
  • Does your sink have a few stains? That’s not unusual! There are special cleaning products available to get out the toughest stains without damaging or scratching the sink’s finish.
  • Lighting can have an enormous impact on the look and feel of a space, particularly the kitchen. Experiment with new lighting ideas. Try different bulb wattages. Consider a new lighting fixture that looks good and distributes the light more pleasantly.
  • Often you don’t need to upgrade anything – you just need to do a little redecorating. Consider new window coverings. Declutter to create a greater sense of space. Play with such design touches as placing trendy cookbooks on the counter, adding a plant, or putting an attractive fruit basket on the counter.


Sure, depending on your choices, some of these ideas may cost you more than $100. However, any of these low-budget improvements can make your kitchen look considerably more attractive.


You’ll notice the difference. And, if you’re selling, so will buyers.

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There are two trends impacting real estate photography that you should know about if you’re thinking of selling this year.


First, more than ever before, buyers are relying on pictures to decide whether or not to schedule a viewing. They expect to be able to go online and “tour” your home via the photography. If they don’t form a good impression of your home from the pictures, they may quickly lose interest in your listing.


Second, everyone is a photographer these days! Most people have phones with cameras, and many think they can take a decent picture.


Unfortunately, taking a “decent picture” isn’t good enough.


Your listing photos need to accomplish a lot. They must:


  • give buyers the information they need: room sizes, layout, views, property details, etc;
  • showcase the most enticing features of your home;
  • communicate the functionality, spaciousness and style of each room;
  • provide a sense of what it’s going to be like to live there; and, much more.


In short, listing photos need to help sell your property. When you consider that these pictures are often the first look-see buyers get of your home, you can appreciate how important they are.


So, don’t leave listing photos to chance. There is an art and science to taking them.


Think of it this way. If better listing photos encourage just five percent more buyers to schedule a viewing, that could result in a faster sale at a higher price.


By the way, I’m well-versed in the best practices of taking great listing photos. Call me for more information.



 

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