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The Thornton Group has just listed ANOTHER home in Poplar, Abbotsford

The Thornton Group has just listed ANOTHER new property at 34837 1ST AVE in Abbotsford.
This beautiful 6 bedroom family home features a year-round oasis & a legal suite. Too many upgrades to list! View the feature sheet! Main Features Engineered Hardwood Floors, bedroom wainscoting, Updated Stainless steel chefs kitchen with stone counters & gas stove! Engineered hardwood through the main, beautiful fireplace, 3 bedrooms up with a large master bedroom that features W/I Closet & new spa inspired updated master ensuite! Downstairs has 3 more beds, with 2 bedroom suite which could be converted to a 1 & additional room for the main house. Possible to add another laundry! The private backyard is an entertainers' delight with a pool, gazebo, fire pit, wet bar, sundeck gas hook up, outdoor lighting & sprinklers! NEW Salt water pool liner, pump, filters, eco rubber decking + more!
Colin Thornton PREC*, Greg Thornton & Maria Chalmers With The Thornton Group at Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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The Thornton Group has just listed ANOTHER home in Highgate, Burnaby South

The Thornton Group has just listed ANOTHER new property at 6 7077 EDMONDS ST in Burnaby.
Fall in love with this rarely available 2 BED - 2 BATHROOM TOWNHOME on 2 LEVELS in the Ashbury complex! This meticulously kept unit features an open plan concept, gas fireplace in living room, powder room on main floor, durable laminate flooring. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite countertops. Upstairs has laundry & 2 generous sized bedrooms, walk-in Master bedroom closet & a semi ensuite. No one above, quiet neighbours, sunny patio for afternoon & evening coffee or BBQs. Comes with secure underground parking & locker. Centrally located steps away from Edmonds Skytrain stn, Highgate Village, Save On Foods, Burnaby Public Library, Edmonds Community Center & Park. Must see to appreciate! All levels of school nearby & walking trails! OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN Oct 1/2 2-4PM!
Colin Thornton PREC*, Greg Thornton & Maria Chalmers With The Thornton Group at Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Open House Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 6 7077 EDMONDS ST in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Fall in love with this rarely available 2 BED - 2 BATHROOM TOWNHOME on 2 LEVELS in the Ashbury complex! This meticulously kept unit features an open plan concept, gas fireplace in living room, powder room on main floor, durable laminate flooring. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite countertops. Upstairs has laundry & 2 generous sized bedrooms, walk-in Master bedroom closet & a semi ensuite. No one above, quiet neighbours, sunny patio for afternoon & evening coffee or BBQs. Comes with secure underground parking & locker. Centrally located steps away from Edmonds Skytrain stn, Highgate Village, Save On Foods, Burnaby Public Library, Edmonds Community Center & Park. Must see to appreciate! All levels of school nearby & walking trails! OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN Oct 1/2 2-4PM!
 
 
Colin Thornton PREC*, Greg Thornton & Maria Chalmers With The Thornton Group at Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Open House Open House on Sunday, October 2, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 6 7077 EDMONDS ST in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, October 2, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Fall in love with this rarely available 2 BED - 2 BATHROOM TOWNHOME on 2 LEVELS in the Ashbury complex! This meticulously kept unit features an open plan concept, gas fireplace in living room, powder room on main floor, durable laminate flooring. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite countertops. Upstairs has laundry & 2 generous sized bedrooms, walk-in Master bedroom closet & a semi ensuite. No one above, quiet neighbours, sunny patio for afternoon & evening coffee or BBQs. Comes with secure underground parking & locker. Centrally located steps away from Edmonds Skytrain stn, Highgate Village, Save On Foods, Burnaby Public Library, Edmonds Community Center & Park. Must see to appreciate! All levels of school nearby & walking trails! OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN Oct 1/2 2-4PM!
 
 
Colin Thornton PREC*, Greg Thornton & Maria Chalmers With The Thornton Group at Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 307 5664 200 ST in Langley

The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 307 5664 200 ST in Langley.
Wow! Live or invest! What a find! You will absolutely fall in love with this modern turn key ready to move in home dripping with natural light. Spacious foyer & entry, updated bedroom, bathroom, large bright dining & living area's with huge windows & maximum light! Enjoy the covered balcony for year round entertaining & use! New high end laminate flooring, luxurious fresh paint, updated modern light & plumbing fixtures! Large functional kitchen with a lot of storage & cupboards, Stainless Steel appliances & built in microwave! Rentals allowed ! Centrally located, close to shops, amenities, transit! BONUSES INCLUDE: 1 Parking + 1 Storage & Heat Included in the maintenance fee, 2 pets any size in family friendly nonsmoking building. Call to book your appointment today!
Colin Thornton PREC*, Greg Thornton & Maria Chalmers With The Thornton Group at Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Open House Open House on Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 33925 MCPHEE PL in Mission.
Open House on Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM
STOP THE CAR!! Do not miss this large luxury Family home located in an impressive neighborhood! Main features Huge Open Floor plan, attractive chef inspired Kitchen with quartz countertops, gas stove, stainless steel appliances & cabinets right to the ceiling. Oversized living room with fireplace is open to the kitchen & dining area flooded with sunlight has access to the large covered sundeck overlooking your fenced backyard. Upstairs includes 2 HUGE master bedrooms with private ensuites & walk-in closets! 2 more HUGE bedrooms, another full bathroom, & a large flex/ family room. Downstairs has Separate entrance, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, & a rec / theatre room! All of this Located on a quiet street within walking distance to shops, parks and more! HAS AC! OPEN HOUSE - SUN SEPT 25 - 2-4PM
 
 
Colin Thornton PREC*, Greg Thornton & Maria Chalmers With The Thornton Group at Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Open House Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 33925 MCPHEE PL in Mission.
Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM
STOP THE CAR!! Do not miss this large luxury Family home located in an impressive neighborhood! Main features Huge Open Floor plan, attractive chef inspired Kitchen with quartz countertops, gas stove, stainless steel appliances & cabinets right to the ceiling. Oversized living room with fireplace is open to the kitchen & dining area flooded with sunlight has access to the large covered sundeck overlooking your fenced backyard. Upstairs includes 2 HUGE master bedrooms with private ensuites & walk-in closets! 2 more HUGE bedrooms, another full bathroom, & a large flex/ family room. Downstairs has Separate entrance, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, & a rec / theatre room! All of this Located on a quiet street within walking distance to shops, parks and more! HAS AC! Open House Sat 10th/Sun 11th 2-4!
 
 
Colin Thornton PREC*, Greg Thornton & Maria Chalmers With The Thornton Group at Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Open House Open House on Sunday, September 11, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 33925 MCPHEE PL in Mission.
Open House on Sunday, September 11, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM
STOP THE CAR!! Do not miss this large luxury Family home located in an impressive neighborhood! Main features Huge Open Floor plan, attractive chef inspired Kitchen with quartz countertops, gas stove, stainless steel appliances & cabinets right to the ceiling. Oversized living room with fireplace is open to the kitchen & dining area flooded with sunlight has access to the large covered sundeck overlooking your fenced backyard. Upstairs includes 2 HUGE master bedrooms with private ensuites & walk-in closets! 2 more HUGE bedrooms, another full bathroom, & a large flex/ family room. Downstairs has Separate entrance, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, & a rec / theatre room! All of this Located on a quiet street within walking distance to shops, parks and more! HAS AC! Open House Sat 10th/Sun 11th 2-4!
 
 
Colin Thornton PREC*, Greg Thornton & Maria Chalmers With The Thornton Group at Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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The Thornton Group has just listed ANOTHER home in New Horizons, Coquitlam

The Thornton Group has just listed ANOTHER new property at 104 1135 WINDSOR MEWS in Coquitlam.
Welcome to this spacious & beautiful 2-bed/2-bath home w/ fresh paint, new blinds & 9” ceilings thru-out at Bradley House in the Windsor Gate community! The main living area has an open concept with gorgeous chef inspired kitchen that boasts s/s appliances, gas range, quartz counter tops & over height cabinets! There is a spacious dining area & bright living room with lots of natural light flooding through the many windows & access to the large cover patio. Big master bedroom w/ walk in closet & 4 pce enste w/ soaker tub & dble vanity. Nice big 2nd bedroom w/ dble closet. This ground floor unit has a private, fenced backyard PERFECT for your doggy! Incredible resort like clubhouse with recreation center, sauna, hot tub and pool! Walking distance to the mall, skytrain, & restaurants!
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 24 23085 118 AVE in Maple Ridge

The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 24 23085 118 AVE in Maple Ridge.
Much sought after Sommerville Gardens! Fantastic 2 storey townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & vaulted ceilings in the D/R & Master bedroom. Baseboards & crown molding thru-out. Nice bright kitchen with lots of cabinet & counter space + a floating island & access to the large private patio & fully fenced west facing backyard. Good sized master bedroom with his & hers double closets & a 4pc ensuite. Laundry room is conveniently located upstairs along with 2 big kids rooms with double closets. Big open living room with gas fireplace & laminate flooring thru-out the main floor & carpet on the upper. Single car garage with additional parking in the driveway for 2 mid size vehicles + ample visitor parking in the complex. Roof replaced in 2011. Don't miss out on this beautiful home!
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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Metro Vancouver’s housing market sees fewer home buyers and sellers in August


VANCOUVER, BC – September 2, 2022 – Metro Vancouver’s* housing market is experiencing a quieter summer season marked by reduced sale and listing activity.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,870 in August 2022, a 40.7 per cent decrease from the 3,152 sales recorded in August 2021, and a 0.9 per cent decrease from the 1,887 homes sold in July 2022.

Last month’s sales were 29.2 per cent below the 10-year August sales average.

“With inflationary pressure and interest rates on the rise, home buyer and seller activity shifted below our long-term seasonal averages this summer,” Andrew Lis, REBGV’s director, economics and data analytics said. “This shift in market conditions caused prices to edge down over the past four months.”

There were 3,328 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in August 2022. This represents a 17.5 per cent decrease compared to the 4,032 homes listed in August 2021 and a 16 per cent decrease compared to July 2022 when 3,960 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,662, a 7.3 per cent increase compared to August 2021 (9,005) and a 6.1 per cent decrease compared to July 2022 (10,288).

“Home buyers and sellers are taking more time to assess what this changing landscape means for their housing needs,” Lis said. “Preparation is critical in today’s market. Work with your Realtor to assess what today’s home prices, financing options, and other considerations mean for you.”

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for August 2022 is 19.4 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 12.2 per cent for detached homes, 25.3 per cent for townhomes, and 24.8 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 MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,180,500. This represents a 7.4 per cent increase over August 2021 and a 2.2 per cent decrease compared to July 2022.

Sales of detached homes in August 2022 reached 517, a 45.3 per cent decrease from the 945 detached sales recorded in August 2021. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,954,100. This represents a 7.9 per cent increase from August 2021 and a 2.3 per cent decrease compared to July 2022.

Sales of apartment homes reached 998 in August 2022, a 38.8 per cent decrease compared to the 1,631 sales in August 2021. The benchmark price of an apartment home is $740,100. This represents an 8.7 per cent increase from August 2021 and a two per cent decrease compared to July 2022.

Attached home sales in August 2022 totalled 355, a 38.4 per cent decrease compared to the 576 sales in August 2021. The benchmark price of an attached home is $1,069,100. This represents a 12.7 per cent increase from August 2021 and a 2.5 per cent decrease compared to July 2022.

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*Editor’s Note: Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple
Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, South Delta,
Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Whistler.

The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia. In 2021, 43,999 homes changed ownership in
the Board’s area, generating $2.98 billion in economic spin-off activity and an estimated 20,942 jobs. The total
dollar value of residential sales transacted through the MLS® system in Greater Vancouver totalled $53.4 billion in
2021.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is an association representing more than 14,000 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
V.P., Communication and Events
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
604.730.3146
cmunn@rebgv.org

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Check Internet Service Availability before you Buy

Until a couple of years ago, internet access was a nice-to-have for most homeowners. But these days, it’s fast becoming a necessity. Kids need good internet to do homework assignments. You may need reliable internet to work from home and attend online meetings.

So, when shopping for a new home, it’s wise to check if the property which you’re interested in making an offer on has good internet available. The last thing you want is to move into a home only to discover that the internet service is slow and faster options are unavailable.

There are many ways to do find out.

For example, most internet services websites have a feature where you can type on the address and find out what type of internet services are available. Pay attention to how the service is delivered to your home, as well as the upload and download speeds.

Traditionally, cable and fiber offer the highest speeds with the most stable connections. However, satellite and DSL can be very good, too, depending on the service provider.

For online meetings (i.e., ZOOM) you’ll need an internet service with 4Mbps upload and 3Mbps download. (Most internet service plan descriptions show those download and upload numbers.) Keep in mind that if you have several internet users in your home — watching a movie, playing a game, etc., — you’ll need higher upload and download speeds.

Your best bet is to call the internet service company and explain your requirements. Learn what service options are available for the home you’re thinking of buying.

Want more tips on finding and buying your next dream home? Call today.
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The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of either the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) or the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB). Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB.