Please visit our Open House at 6038 194A ST in Surrey.
OPEN HOUSE: June 30, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00pm
One of a kind 3 bedroom home located on a quiet street with almost double the lot size as the neighboring properties. This 2 story home has its very own backyard as greenspace, situated on a large, private 7357 sq ft lot. Kitchen features all NEW appliances (stove, hood fan, fridge, dishwasher), GRANITE countertops, shaker style cabinets & a breakfast bar/island. Upgrades include: double windows, double doors & light fixtures. Warm & neutral paint throughout with plenty of natural light. Wide panel walnut laminate flooring on the main & new carpets up. Short walk to: Willowbrook Mall, transit, parks & Latimer Elementary. Why rent or pay strata fees when you can own a home? Call today to view.
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I have listed a new property at 26 18983 72A AVE in Surrey.
Welcome to "The Kew" a desirable complex situated in the center of bustling Clayton Heights. This modern & open concept 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom, colonial inspired townhome built by Mosiac features 9' ceilings, stylish laminate flooring, livingrm with a chic f/p to cozy up to, sliders that open onto the large deck backing onto a greenbelt & a spacious dining rm perfect for entertaining. The Sophisticated kitchen wows with quartz silestone countertops, lots of counter space, sleek espresso coloured cabinets & lots of natural light. Upstairs welcomes you with a large master bedroom a 4 pce ensuite features a soaker tub, main bathroom with walk-in shower & nice sized second bedroom. Walking distance to schools, shopping & 5 min to Hwy 1.
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I have sold a property at 101 1585 4TH AVE E in Vancouver.
Contemporary living on Commercial Drive. Professionally reno'd with 1015 sq ft of open plan living space. SW corner with fully fenced patio, all new kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, updated bath, H/W laminates floors thru-out, extralarge living room with office nook. Insuite laundry, storage and secured underground parking. Steps to funky boutique stores & hip restaurants on "The Drive". Immediate possession possible. Act fast on this one!
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I have listed a new property at 3813 154A ST in Surrey.
'Ironwood' neighborhood of Morgan Creek. This custom style home has all the upgrades you can imagine with an outdoor living space. Fully finished 4896 SF on 3 levels with 2 master bdrms (1 on the main). Vaulted ceiling in Family Room, handcarved travertine fireplace in living rm. Gourmet kitchen features: granite countertops, gas stove, convectional ovens, wet bar & butler room. Entertaining size dining room with accent lighting & inset ceiling, will fit oversized furniture. Bsmt has separate entry, 2 bdrms, office, deluxe home theatre w/surround sound. A large 6276 sqft CORNER lot with beautiful landscaping and an outstanding covered patio.
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I have listed a new property at 6077 BOUNDARY DR W in Surrey.
"Lakewood Place". Best location in the complex. This rarely available home overlooks Boundary Park Lake! Spacious with 2092 sq.ft. On 2 levels. Plenty of parking with a double side by side garage and large driveway. Features 2 gas fireplace, 3 skylights private walkout backyard and granite tile foyer. The 21'8x13' master bedroom can accommodate large furniture and features a spa like ensuite bathroom with jetted tub and separate walk in shower. 2 bedrooms with a large 13'1x11'8 den that could have potential to convert into a 3rd bdrm. Call today to view!
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The country’s biggest banks were caught off guard on Wednesday night as the Department of Finance prepared to clamp down on mortgages by reducing the maximum amortization for a government-insured mortgage to 25 years from 30.

 

Ottawa will also limit the amount of equity that can be borrowed against a home to 80 per cent of the property’s value, down from 85 per cent.

 

The moves are designed to cool the housing market and limit the record levels of personal debt Canadians have amassed in recent years. Figures from Statistics Canada show the average ratio of debt-to-disposable income climbed to 152 per cent, up from 150.6 per cent at the end of 2011. A rise in interest rates or further job losses could put some households at financial risk, endangering any economic recovery.

 

The Bank of Canada is expected to keep interest rates low for some time because the economy...

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A STEP TOWARD AFFORDABILITY

“How will I ever afford to buy a home in Vancouver?!!”
 We are dealing in the priciest real estate in the country, that's a familiar lament we hear from our family and friends. Taking that first leap into home ownership can be a daunting prospect in a market of near record highs. Tempered only by historically low interest rates, likely nowhere is the conversion of renter to home owner more challenging than right here on the West Coast.

But thanks to new legislation recently passed in Victoria, the horizon is looking a little brighter for first time new home buyers in B.C.

The B.C. First Time New Home Buyers' Bonus is a one-time bonus payment of up to $10,000 for 1st time buyers of new homes in the province. Here are some of the qualifications needed to convert renters into owners:

  • The Buyer cannot have owned a primary residence...
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Please visit our Open House at 307 511 7TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, June 9, 2012 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
"BEVERLY GARDENS" - Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath upper south facing corner unit located steps from Cambie Shopping District (Save-One Foods, Best Buy, Home Depot), Granville Island, Canada Line, and downtown. This bright home offers a fantastic floor plan with lots of windows and spacious room. Blank canvas allows for your personal design details! Gas fireplace, in suite sotrage, in suite laundry, solarium, secure underground parking, vistor parking and bike storage. This building is well maintained, rain screened and your pets are welcome.
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I have listed a new property at 9168 BRIAR RD in Burnaby.
This custom built home offers multiple split level open floor space. European built really shows the quality & workmanship. This 4200 SF home sits on the high side of the street with mountain views. You will be stunned by the highceilings as you walk into the foyer. The gourmet kitchen adjoins a large family room with sliding doors to backyard which has been beautifully landscaped for entertaining. There is also a separate entrance to the basement for a 1 or 3 bed suite. Great neighborhood.
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Please visit our Open House at 307 511 7TH AVE W in Vancouver.
OPEN HOUSE: Sat June 9 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
"BEVERLY GARDENS" - Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath upper south facing corner unit located steps from Cambie Shopping District (Save-One Foods, Best Buy, Home Depot), Granville Island, Canada Line, and downtown. This bright home offers a fantastic floor plan with lots of windows and spacious room. Blank canvas allows for your personal design details! Gas fireplace, in suite sotrage, in suite laundry, solarium, secure underground parking, vistor parking and bike storage. This building is well maintained, rain screened and your pets are welcome.
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I have listed a new property at 307 511 7TH AVE W in Vancouver.
"BEVERLY GARDENS" - Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath upper south facing corner unit located steps from Cambie Shopping District (Save-One Foods, Best Buy, Home Depot), Granville Island, Canada Line, and downtown. This bright home offers a fantastic floor plan with lots of windows and spacious room. Blank canvas allows for your personal design details! Gas fireplace, in suite sotrage, in suite laundry, solarium, secure underground parking, vistor parking and bike storage. This building is well maintained, rain screened and your pets are welcome.
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I have sold a property at 14 DARNEY BAY RD in Port Moody.
WOW! Here is your opportunity to reside at Port Moodys best address! This WEST COAST CONTEMPORARY (post & exposed beam) home backs onto LUSH PRIVATE GREENBELT, located on quiet CUL-DE-SAC! HUGE deck perfect forBBQing, entertaining and gardening. Offering breathtaking INLET VIEWS for miles abound! Granite counters in kitchen, pot + sky lighting throughout, vaulted ceilings generous room sizes, master ensuite, walk in closet and huge rec room and walk out basement with 2 pc bath down. Bonus workspace in over height garage. You'll enjoy all this home has to offer.
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Ottawa, Ontario - The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent.

 

The outlook for global economic growth has weakened in recent weeks. Some of the risks around the European crisis are materializing and risks remain skewed to the downside. This is leading to a sharp deterioration in global financial conditions. While the U.S. economy continues to expand at a modest pace, economic activity in emerging-market economies is slowing a bit faster and a bit more broadly than had been expected. More modest global momentum and heightened financial risk aversion have reduced commodity prices.

 

Although economic growth in Canada was slightly slower than expected in the first quarter, underlying economic momentum appears largely consistent with e...

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The number of properties listed for sale continued to increase in the Greater Vancouver housing market in May. The number of sales decreased year over year, but remained relatively constant compared to recent months.

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,853 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2012. This represents a 15.5 per cent decline compared to the 3,377 sales recorded in May 2011.

 

May sales were the lowest total for the month in the region since 2001 and 21.1 per cent below the 10-year May sales average of 3,617. However, sales have been constant throughout the spring months, with 2,874 sales in March and 2,799 sales in April.

 

“Home sellers have outpaced buyers in recent months, however, there continues to be an overall balance between supply and demand in...

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SURREY, BC – Home sellers and buyers in the Fraser Valley took advantage of the first warm spell of the year triggering an increase in new listings and keeping sales steady last month.

 

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board posted 1,616 sales in May, an increase of 13 per cent compared to April and on par with the 1,608 sales processed on the Board’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) during May 2011. At the same time, the Board received 3,305 new listings, an increase of 5 per cent compared to April and 8 per cent more than were received during the same month last year. The new inventory took the number of active listings in Fraser Valley to 10,826, an increase of 8 per cent compared to the volume available in May 2011.

 

Scott Olson, President of the Board, says “Fraser Valley’s market is at an even keel. Since February, the ratio of sales compared to the...

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I have listed a new property at 202 1521 GEORGE ST in White Rock.
BAYVIEW PLACE $25,000 recently spent on building updates, new windows & exterior paint! South facing 2 bedroom corner suite in a CONCRETE building. The extra large private PATIO has a view of Mt.Baker. Tastefully renovated with gleaming HARDWOOD floors. Modern updates to the kitchen include: stainless steel appliances, double sinks, extra cabinets & stovetop with separate oven. Also features: a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, den and/or insuite storage, front load washer and dryer, custom designer doors, storage locker and 1 parking stall. New roof in 2007. Easy access to grocery shopping, Semiahmoo Mall, transportation and restaurants. Sorry, no pets or rentals.
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