Greg Thornton & Colin Thornton        

Top 10% of Greater Vancouver REALTORS® for 29 Years ! In Listing, Sales, & Dollar Volume!


``Modern Day Marketing Techniques With Old Fashioned Service``

RE/MAX Sabre Realty

Group 604-942-0606

102-2748 Lougheed Hwy, 

Port Coquitlam, V3B 6P2

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Greg Thornton
Cell:604-644-8252
Office:604-942-0606
Toll Free:1-888-942-0606

Colin Thornton
 
 

Attached and apartment homes are in demand across Metro Vancouver* while detached home buyers are facing less competition today.

     

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,818 in January 2018, a 19.4 per cent increase from the 1,523 sales recorded in January 2017, and a 9.8 per cent decrease compared to December 2017 when 2,016 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 7.1 per cent above the 10-year January sales average. By property type, detached sales were down 24.8 per cent from the 10-year January average, attached sales increased 14.3 per cent and apartment sales were up 31.6 per cent over the same period.

“Demand...

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Watch any TV cooking show, and you’ll notice that a chef’s kitchen looks quite a bit different than what you’d find in most homes. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have one just like it in your home! With a little remodeling, and splurging on some new items, you too can have a kitchen worthy of Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver, or Rachel Ray.

 

Chefs love counter space. So, when remodeling, plan to create as much as possible. If you have an existing island, for example, you can replace the countertop with a larger one. Just adding eight inches in both directions will make a big difference.

           

Most chefs have more than one oven. If that’s impractical...

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Sometimes the reason for putting your home on the market is crystal clear. For example, you might have a job relocation and need to move. Or, you might have decided to downsize because the kids have left the nest.

 

However, there are many other motivations to list your home that are not as obvious, and yet are still good reasons to make a move. Here are just a few examples...

 

  • ·         You’re bored with your home and are looking for a change.

 

  • ·         There’s something you’ve always wanted in a home that your current property doesn’t have, such as a wooded backyard.

 

  • ·    ...
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After putting in a huge amount of time and effort to get your home looking good and ready to sell, your hard work is finally going to pay off:  your home is on the market—you’re ready to begin showing.  Your house should always be at-the-ready for a tour, as agents may bring clients by with very little notice.  If they catch you unprepared and you aren’t able to show the house on the spot, you could be losing out on a sale.  Concentrate on the following areas to ensure your home is ready to show:

 

  1. People

 

Homebuyers may feel like intruders if you are present while they view your house, and this will affect their overall impression.  Consider taking the opportunity to visit the local coffee...

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Hi Greg & Colin!

 

Just had some changes - here are the updated rates! 

 

 

2.9%      3 yr Variable Closed (Prime – 0.55%)

2.95%    5 yr Variable Closed (Prime – 0.5%)

3.09%    2 yr fixed closed

3.19%    3 yr fixed closed

3.29%    4 yr fixed closed

3.39%    5 yr fixed closed

For Line of Credit – it is Prime 3.45% until July 15, 2018 and the 3.95% (Prime + 0.5%) thereafter

 

 

LESIA VERONES

Mortgage Advisor

Retail and Business Banking

CIBC Mortgage Advisor Channel

Tel:  604-970-9559

Fax:  1 877-281-8521

Toll Free: 1-866-810-9117

lesia.verones@cibc.com

 

 

For most of us, borrowing...

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Your neighbourhood has a lot of features that can help sell your home faster. Unfortunately, buyers don’t usually notice those features just by driving around. So, you need to make sure they get all the information they need about your neighbourhood.

 

For example, say homes don’t go on the market often in your area. That’s an indication that the quality of life in the neighbourhood is so good that no one wants to leave! In real estate we measure the area’s “turnover rate”, and it’s handy data to have when listing your home.

 

Another bit of data that buyers can’t simply see is the local crime rate. But, most police departments keep those statistics. If your neighbourhood has a low crime...

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Have you ever considered renting out a room to a student or renovating your basement into a self-contained rental apartment?

 

It’s a big decision. There are many pros and cons to consider.

 

On the pro side, renting can provide you with additional income. An extra few hundred dollars a month can go a long way towards paying down your mortgage or splurging on an exotic summer vacation.

 

Creating rentable living space in your home — for example, an “in-law suite” featuring a kitchenette and bathroom — may also increase your property’s market value.

 

On the con side, you’ll have more costs and responsibilities as a landlord. For example, you might need to purchase extra insurance because...

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After reaching record levels in 2015 and 2016, Metro Vancouver home sales returned to more historically normal levels in 2017. Home listings, on the other hand, came in several thousand units below typical activity.

     

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 35,993 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in 2017, a 9.9 per cent decrease from the 39,943 sales recorded in 2016, and a 15 per cent decrease over the 42,326 residential sales in 2015.

Last year’s sales total was, however, 9.7 per cent above the 10-year sales average.

“It was a steady year for home sales across the region, led by...

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The thousands of dollars in rent you’ve already paid to your landlord may be a staggering figure—one you don’t even want to think about.  Buying a house just isn’t possible for you right now.  And it isn’t in your financial cards for the foreseeable future.  Or is it?  The situation is common and widespread:  countless people feel trapped in home rental, pouring thousands of dollars into a place that will never be their own—yet they think they’re unable to produce a down payment for a home in order to escape this rental cycle.  However, putting the buying process into motion isn’t nearly as impossible as it may seem.  No matter how dire you believe your financial...

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Merry Christmas Everyone!


This is our favorite time of year. The holidays we use as an excuse to share our Thornton treasures with people that are important to us, people we like to remember..... people we like to THANK for their support.


A few weeks ago Colin had stopped by one of his client’s place just to touch base and say hello. It had been about 3 years since he had sold them the house and they had some reno’s  and were anxious to show him what they had done. He’d been at the house for about 30 minutes before he noticed the standing by the fridge with one of the kids.  He laughed as he noticed the 3 year old was pointing to the Thornton fridge magnet & looking at Colin. It appears this little one had somehow...

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