Greg & Colin Thornton RE/MAX Sabre

Colin Direct: 604-561-3306 | EMAIL info@thethorntongroup.ca |

Categories

What's one of the most important rooms in your home? When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen. In fact, one of the most common explanations a particular buyer gives for not making an offer is, "I liked the house, but I wasn't too keen on the kitchen."

 

That doesn't mean you must do a major renovation. However, you should do what you can to make the kitchen as attractive as possible to buyers.

 

Here are some ideas:

 

First, clear the countertops. Put away the toaster and other items. You want to make the entire countertop area seem as spacious as possible.

 

If the cabinetry is old, you can spruce it up by installing new knobs, handles and other hardware. A...

Read full post

If you don't own one already, you may be tempted to purchase a widescreen digital television to enjoy your favourite movies, shows and sports programs. However, it can be difficult to select the right screen size, especially if you've been accustomed to viewing a TV with a traditional 4:3 screen.

 

When it comes to size, there are many factors that come into play, such as screen resolution and personal preference. However, the last thing you want is to purchase an HDTV that is too small for the room, or so big that it dominates the space.

 

Here's a tip:

 

The rule of thumb is to take the distance you'll be sitting from the television and multiple by five to get the screen size you need. So if you'll be sitting eight feet away,...

Read full post

Our NEWEST Perminent Page ! : http://thethorntongroup.ca/2-5-10-new-home-warranty-insurance.html

 

1. How you are protected
 
In BC, new home warranty insurance covers three aspects of home construction:
 
• two years on labour and materials (some limits apply)
• five years on building envelope, and
• 10 years on the structure.
 
 
2. Manufacturers' Warranties

 
Many building components come with a warranty from the product manufacturer that extends beyond the mandatory home warranty insurance coverage period. For example, flooring, cabinets, windows, plumbing fixtures and fittings may come with a separate manufacturer's warranty. Ask the builder for copies of any manufacturer's...
Read full post

“You never get a second chance at a first impression.”  We’ve all heard this expression before.  And now, while you are preparing your house to sell, it should not be far from your mind. 

 

While logical factors such as price and location narrow the pool of houses a potential buyer will look at, the ultimate decision to buy a particular house is fuelled by a mixture of logic and emotion.  And emotion often wins out.  The same might be said for the process of selling a home.  For this reason, Real Estate Agents, when they talk to you about buying real estate, will refer to your purchase as a “home.”  When discussing the sale of your current home, however, an agent will refer...

Read full post

Home in fallSo, you’re finally off the fence and ready to buy a home before prices — and mortgage rates — rise any further. Here’s what you need to know about jumping into the market at this time of year.

Know your market

The bottom line is that different markets behave differently during the fall. According to Zillow’sAugust Real Estate Market Reports, nationalhome values rose 0.4 percent from July, marking the third consecutive month in which monthly home values rose more slowly than the month prior. However, markets in California, Las Vegas and Minneapolis are still seeing an extremely...

Read full post

Here are several tips from the housing experts at HouseMaster to help keep homeowners warm and heating expenses down during the cold winter months:

  • Make sure attic insulation meets locally recommended levels (check with the building official or utility company). In most areas, the minimum insulation level is 6-10 inches, or a thermal resistance rating of R-19 to R-30.
  • Insulate garages containing heating units and water heaters (but make sure adequate combustion air is still provided).
  • Fully weatherstrip all home entry doors.
  • Install a storm door with an automatic closer at uninsulated entry doors.
  • Install separate storm panes at windows that are not the multi-glaze, insulated type, including picture windows.
  • Fill and caulk cracks around windows,...
Read full post

Rob Thompson, Special to Financial Post | 13/09/06 | Last Updated:13/09/06 3:06 PM ET
More from Special to Financial Post

There are several ways to invest in real estate including secondary properties, real estate income trusts and alternatives such as real estate limited partnerships.
Brett Gundlock/National PostThere are several ways to invest in real estate including secondary properties, real estate income trusts and alternatives such as real estate limited partnerships.

This article appears in the September edition of the Financial Post MagazineVisit the iTunes store to download the iPad edition of this month’s issue.

Don Campbell thinks everyone should consider real estate. Of course, you’d expect him to think that given his firm has advised clients on real estate purchases of more than $4 billion. The senior analyst at the Real Estate Investment Network in Vancouver,...

Read full post

There's no doubt about it. If you want to keep your home safe from break-ins, you should have good locks an all doors and windows. An alarm system is also a good idea.

But home security doesn't end with locks and alarms. There are other less obvious ways to keep your home safe. For example:

  • Install exterior lights with a motion detection feature. A light suddenly going on will almost always send a potential intruder away.
  • Look for – and if possible eliminate – spots around your property where someone can hide.
  • Always have some lights on in your home when you're away for an evening.
  • Never announce that you're on vacation or otherwise away from your home on social media sites. (Also ask your kids not to do this!)
  • Don't leave tempting...
Read full post

“You never get a second chance at a first impression.”  We’ve all heard this expression before.  And now, while you are preparing your house to sell, it should not be far from your mind. 

 

While logical factors such as price and location narrow the pool of houses a potential buyer will look at, the ultimate decision to buy a particular house is fuelled by a mixture of logic and emotion.  And emotion often wins out.  The same might be said for the process of selling a home.  For this reason, Real Estate Agents, when they talk to you about buying real estate, will refer to your purchase as a “home.”  When discussing the sale of your current home, however, an agent will refer...

Read full post
Categories:   Abbotsford Real Estate | Affordability | Albion, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Annieville, N. Delta Real Estate | Award | Bank of Canada | BC | Big Bend, Burnaby South Real Estate | Birchland Manor, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Bolivar Heights, North Surrey Real Estate | Brentwood Park, Burnaby North Real Estate | Burke Mountain, Coquitlam Real Estate | Burnaby North Real Estate | Buyer | Canada | Canyon Springs, Coquitlam Real Estate | Cape Horn, Coquitlam Real Estate | Central Coquitlam, Coquitlam Real Estate | Central Meadows, Pitt Meadows Real Estate | Central Pt Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Citadel PQ, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Clayton, Cloverdale Real Estate | Colin Thornton | Collingwood VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Commercial Real Estate | Condo | Construction | Contest | Coquitlam Real Estate | Coquitlam West, Coquitlam Real Estate | Costs | Cottonwood MR, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Deals | Design | Development | Dewdney Deroche, Mission Real Estate | DIY | Drone | Eagle Ridge CQ, Coquitlam Real Estate | East Central, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Events | First Post | Funny | Glenwood PQ, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Greg Thornton | Hatzic, Mission Real Estate | Heritage Woods PM, Port Moody Real Estate | Highgate, Burnaby South Real Estate | Hockaday, Coquitlam Real Estate | Holidays | Home Improvement | Home Inspection | HST | Inspection | Investment Property | Ladner Real Estate | Landlord | Langley City, Langley Real Estate | Langley Real Estate | Leadership | Leila Thornton | Lincoln Park PQ, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Listing | Lower Mary Hill, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Luxury | Maillardville, Coquitlam Real Estate | Maple Ridge Real Estate | Market Conditions | Mary Hill, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Metrotown, Burnaby South Real Estate | Mid Meadows, Pitt Meadows Real Estate | Mission BC, Mission Real Estate | Mission Real Estate | Money | Monthly Tip | Mortgage | Moving | N. Delta Real Estate | New Horizons, Coquitlam Real Estate | New Westminster Real Estate | News | Nordel, N. Delta Real Estate | North Coquitlam, Coquitlam Real Estate | Northwest Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Oxford Heights, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Park Ridge Estates, Coquitlam Real Estate | Photography | Pitt Meadows Real Estate | Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Port Moody Centre, Port Moody Real Estate | Port Moody Real Estate | Quay, New Westminster Real Estate | Real Estate | Real Estate Tips | Rent | Riverwood, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Sardis West Vedder Rd, Chilliwack Real Estate | Sellers | selling | Silver Valley, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Sold | South Meadows, Pitt Meadows Real Estate | South Slope, Burnaby South Real Estate | Southwest Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Stave Falls, Mission Real Estate | Sunshine Hills Woods, N. Delta Real Estate | Surrey Real Estate | Taxation | Technology Strategy | The Thornton Group | UAV | Uptown NW, New Westminster Real Estate | Vacation Home | Vancouver | Vancouver West Real Estate | Video | Walnut Grove, Langley Real Estate | West Central, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Westwood Plateau, Coquitlam Real Estate | Willoughby Heights, Langley Real Estate | Woodland Acres PQ, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Yale, Hope Real Estate
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.