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I have listed a new property at 308 10533 UNIVERSITY DR in Surrey.
Bright and clean North facing 1 bedroom and den. Good practical floor plan and you have a view and the comfort of 3rd floor security. New Paint and Parquet wood flooring A quick walk to skytrain, SFU, Surrey Centre Mall, rec Centre and pool with a bus stop outside the front door. Maintenance includes hot water.
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Please visit our Open House at 6474 BRUCE ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, March 13, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
33 x 171.6 lot zoned RS-1 with a very liveable, small 3 bedroom home , with back and side lane access. A quiet street but a quick walk to transit, and Gordon Park You can rent or live in until you decide to build but the value is in the land. Open Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th 2-4 pm. No showings before 1st open. Estate sale, sold as is where is.
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I have listed a new property at 6474 BRUCE ST in Vancouver.
33 x 171.6 lot zoned RS-1 with a very liveable, small 3 bedroom home - you can rent or live in until you decide to build but the value mainly in land. Open Saturday 12, Sunday 13th. No showings before 1st open. Estate sale, sold as is where is.
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Please visit our Open House at 6474 BRUCE ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, March 12, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
33 x 171.6 lot zoned RS-1 with a very liveable, small 3 bedroom home - you can rent or live in until you decide to build but the value mainly in land. Open Saturday 12, Sunday 13th. No showings before 1st open. Estate sale, sold as is where is.
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I have listed a new property at 355B 8635 120 ST in Delta.
Clean, bright, very affordable, North facing top floor large 1 bedroom. 19+ building. Laminate flooring, updated kitchen and bathroom, mirrored closet doors, lots of storage. Easy walk to shops, supermarket and banks and transit, 15 minutes to skytrain. Sorry no rentals or pets. Strata free includes heat & hot water. The building was re-piped in 2012.
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Vancouver, BC – January 15, 2016. TheBritish Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a record number of home sales were recorded in the province for the month of December. A total of 6,590 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) last month, up 29.8 per cent from the same month the previous year. Total sales dollar volume hit a record $4.62 billion for the month of December, up 55.4 per cent compared to the previous year.

The average MLS® residential price in the province climbed above the $700,000 threshold for the first time in BC last month, rising 19.7 from December 2014 to $700,943.

“The 2015 housing market finished in dramatic fashion, with record demand for month of December,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “BC home sales breached the 100,000 unit threshold in 2015, and it was only the third time on record that this high watermark was achieved.”

The combination of record home average home prices and near record annual unit sales prices propelled the dollar volume of MLS® residential to a record $65.3 billion in 2015, up nearly 37 per cent from the previous year. The average annual residential price reached a record $636,627 last year, up 12 per cent from 2014. A total of 102,517 residential unit sales were recorded, an increase of 22 per cent compared to 2014. A record 106,310 residential unit sales were recorded in 2005, while the only other year eclipsing 2015 were 2007 when 102,805 unit sales were recorded.

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November Home Sales Second Strongest on Record

Vancouver, BC – December 14, 2015. TheBritish Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 8,032 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, up 34.5 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $5.38 billion, up 56.4 per cent compared to the previous year. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $668,317, up 16.3 per cent from November 2014.

“Housing demand last month was the second strongest ever recorded for the month of November,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “You’d need to look all the way back to the frenetic market of 1989 to find more homes trading hands in November.“

The largest increase in consumer demand occurred in the Fraser Valley, where home sales climbed over 60 per cent from November 2014. Vancouver and Chilliwack experienced an increase of over 40 per cent, while Kamloops home sales were up 30 per cent.

The year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume increased 35.4 per cent to $60.7 billion, when compared with the same period in 2014. Residential unit sales climbed by 21.5 per cent to 95,927 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 11.4 per cent to $632,209.

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You’ve no doubt noticed the occasional news report about a product being
recalled for safety reasons. For example, a car model with a brake problem,
or a children’s toy that, under some circumstances, may cause injury.
You may not know that these news reports are merely the tip of the iceberg.
For each product recall you hear about in the media, there are dozens that
get little, if any, publicity.
That means there may be products in your home that have been recalled —
and you don’t even know about it. It’s a scary thought.
How do you find out about recalled products that may affect you? Here are
two tips.
1. Always complete the registration that comes with many products.
This is typically done by mailing in a registration card or filling out an
online form. When you register, you’ll be alerted by the manufacturer
if the product is recalled for any reason.
2. Both Canada and the United States have agencies that list recalled
products on their websites. In Canada it’s the Healthy Canadians
website at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca. In the United States it’s the
Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.CPSP.gov. It’s a
good habit to check these sites every season.
If you discover that a product in your home has been recalled, contact the
manufacturer immediately. Never assume that the reason for the recall
won’t apply to you.

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I have listed a new property at 210 15238 100 AVE in Surrey.
764 sq.ft. 1 bedroom with cheater en-suite and in-suite storage that easily converts to a small office/study room. Ideal for first time home owner or investor. Well cared for complex with strong contingency fund. Centrally located close to Guildford Mall, T&T grocery, N. Surrey Rec Centre and Pool, schools, transit and multiplex theatre. Easy access to Hwy 1 and Pt. Mann Bridge. Call today for more details and a private showing. Rentals allowed.
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When you put your home up for sale, you want it to look its best to potential
buyers. That’s why you clean, tidy and de-clutter every room.
Some sellers, however, miss the backyard. You need to pay just as much
attention to that space as you do to the interior of your home. The backyard
is as important a living space as the family room. To some buyers, even
more.
Buyers want to see an attractive backyard space, with the grass cut and the
hedges trimmed. The more neat and tidy you can make it, the better. Be
sure to sweep walkways and wipe down patio furniture.
Also, watch out for the following things that buyers do not want to see:
• Bags of garage and other waste.
• Doggie do-do. (Be sure to stoop and scoop!)
• Rakes and other tools piled in the corner.
• Cluttered and disorganized storage sheds, pool huts and other
backyard structures.
• Weeds in the flower beds.
• Items stored underneath the deck.
• Hoses not stowed neatly.
• Electrical outlets and water faucets that don’t work.
These are not difficult issues to fix. Doing so will positively impact the
impression the buyer gets of your backyard.
Do you have a backyard that shows particularly well in the summer? Here’s
a tip: Take pictures. Those photos will help buyers be able to appreciate
how it looks should you list your home in the winter.
Want more tips on making your home show well so that it sells fast? Call
today.

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How to Deal with a Low-Ball Offer
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” Charles Buxton
“Ask yourself your secret of success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.” Richard Bach
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden
Not intended to cause or induce the breach of, cancellation of, assignment of, or to interfere in any way with the existing agency agreement of another REALTOR®.
If you take care to price your home correctly —
that is, at a price that is in line with what similar
properties in the area have sold for recently —
then you have a good chance of selling it at or
near your asking price.
That doesn’t mean you won’t get a low-ball offer.
You might. So what do you do when that happens?
First, understand that the buyer may not
necessarily be trying to steal away your home at a
bargain-basement price. He might simply be
mistaken about its true market value. Of course,
he might also be coming in at a low price in the
hopes he’ll get lucky.
You will never actually know the buyer’s motives.
So it would be a mistake to get angry or dismiss
the offer out-of-hand. That low-ball offer might
end up being the beginning of a negotiation that
results in you selling your home at a good price.
Your first step is to work with your REALTOR® to
determine:
• How serious the buyer is.
• How qualified the buyer is. (For example, does
he have a pre-approved mortgage?)
• How amenable the buyer is to a counter-offer
that reflects the true market value of
your home.
• What that counter-offer should be.
This isn’t an easy process. It takes knowledge
and experience to get it right. That’s why working
with a good REALTOR® is essential.
Looking for a REALTOR® who is an expert at this
stuff? Call today.
INFORMED
THE
If you see a haze of condensation on
your window, should you be
concerned? Maybe. Maybe not. It
depends on a number of factors.
First of all, an occasional build-up
of condensation is normal and
often the result of fluctuating
humidity in the home. Usually, it’s
nothing to worry about. If you’re
using a humidifier, try adjusting the
levels. If the humidity is being
generated naturally, try placing a
dehumidifier nearby. Also, remove
any plants and firewood from the
area, as they can release a
surprising volume of moisture into
the air.
Do you see moisture in between the
panes of glass that make up the
window? If so, that means the seal
has failed and moisture has crept in.
Double and triple pane windows
often contain a gas (argon, for
example) that boosts the insulating
qualities of the window. When the
seal fails, the gas disappears, making
the glass colder and often allowing
condensation to creep in. Eventually,
you’ll want to get it replaced.
If you see moisture build-up
anywhere on the frame of the
window, particularly at the joints,
that could be a sign of water leaking
through. That’s an issue you should
get checked out immediately by a
window contractor.
Concerned about Condensation on Windows?
Think, Act... Live!

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Vancouver, BC – August 13, 2015. TheBritish Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 10,247 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July, up 20.7 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $6.2 billion, a 33.9 per cent increase in comparison to the previous year. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $608,294, an 11 per cent increase since last July.

“Consumer confidence is brimming in the fastest growing economy in the country,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “Broad-based consumer demand continues to push BC home sales higher in every region except the more resource dependent northern markets.”

“Tighter market conditions are driving home prices higher as supply struggles to keep up with demand,” added Muir.  The Fraser Valley experienced the strongest average price growth, climbing 13.5 per cent year-over-year to $571,700 on the strength of strong demand in the single-detached market. 

The year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume increased 36.4 per cent to $38.8 billion, when compared with the same period in 2014. Residential unit sales climbed by 22.7 per cent to 61,806 units, while the average MLS® residential price rose 11.1 per cent to $628,025.

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Vancouver, BC – July 14, 2015. TheBritish Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 11,294 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June, up 25.6 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $7.1 billion, a 42.6 per cent increase in comparison to the previous year. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $631,962, a 13.5 per cent increase since last June.

“BC home sales posted the second strongest June on record,” said Brendon Ogmundson, BCREA Economist. “A growing provincial economy and record low borrowing rates continue to push demand higher, particularly in the lower mainland.”

“While consumer demand is surging, the supply of homes for sale has not kept pace. The resulting imbalance of supply and demand has put upward pressure on prices in many areas of the province, most notably with respect to single-detached homes,” added Ogmundson.

Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume increased 36.8 per cent to $32.6 billion, when compared with the same period in 2014. Residential unit sales climbed by 23.1 per cent to 51,559 units, while the average MLS® residential price rose 11.2 per cent to $631,946.

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I have listed a new property at 210 15238 100TH AVE in Surrey.
One of the largest of the 1 bedroom plans in the building with cheater en-suite and in-suite storage that easily converts to an office/study room. Ideal for first time home owner or investor. Centrally located close to Guildford Mall, T&Tgrocery, Surrey rec centre and schools, transit and multiplex theatre. Easy access to Hwy 1 and Pt. Mann Bridge. Rentals are allowed. Measurements from strata plan buyer to verify if important.
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BC Home Sales Post Strongest March in Eight Years

Vancouver, BC – April 16, 2015. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 9,101 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March, up 37.6 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $5.8 billion, an increase of 57.1 per cent compared to a year ago. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $641,799, up 14.1 per cent from the same month last year.

"BC home sales climbed significantly in March," said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. "More homes traded hands last month than any March since 2007. On a seasonally adjusted basis, March posted the most home sales of any month since December of 2009."

"Rock bottom interest rates and rising consumer confidence have strengthened housing markets in most regions of the province, added Muir. "Many board areas are now exhibiting sellers' market conditions with home prices advancing well above the overall rate of inflation."

During the first quarter, BC residential sales dollar volume was up 33.2 per cent to $12.7 billion, compared to the same period last year. Residential unit sales were up 22.5 per cent to 20,139 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 8.7 per cent at $630,435.

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I have sold a property at 10024 158TH ST in Surrey.
In the heart of Guildford this 4 bedroom home features 3 good sized bedrooms 2 full bathrooms (one an en suite) on the main with big living and dining area with an eating area in the kitchen Down has a huge family room a bedroom laundry room and ? bathroom big enough for a tub or shower (floor drain in place). Each floor also has a wood burning fireplace. A covered sundeck overlooks the big open East facing back yard with storage shed Plenty of room on this 7216 sq. lot, wide enough to have extra parking. Close to Guildford mall and T & T. Quick access to HWY 1 and the Port Mann bridge. Close to all levels of schools and 10 minutes from Pacific Academy
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Please visit our Open House at 10024 158TH ST in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, March 14, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In the heart of Guildford this 4 bedroom home features 3 good sized bedrooms 2 full bathrooms (one an en suite) on the main with big living and dining area with an eating area in the kitchen Down has a huge family room a bedroom laundry room and ? bathroom big enough for a tub or shower (floor drain in place). Each floor also has a wood burning fireplace. A covered sundeck overlooks the big open East facing back yard with storage shed Plenty of room on this 7216 sq. lot, wide enough to have extra parking. Close to Guildford mall and T & T. Quick access to HWY 1 and the Port Mann bridge. Close to all levels of schools and 10 minutes from Pacific Academy
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I have listed a new property at 10024 158TH ST in Surrey.
In the heart of Guildford this 4 bedroom home features 3 good sized bedrooms 2 full bathrooms (one an en suite) up and large 1/2 down with floor drain for tub or shower already in place. 2 fireplaces and a huge rec room in the walkoutbasement. On a 7216 sq. lot. Close to Guildford mall and T & T.
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Please visit our Open House at 212 15388 101ST AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open plan 2 bedroom/2 full bath suite at ASCADA built by ONNI, 'Great room' concept w/living, dining, kitchen all open w/9ft ceilings, oversized windows give an abundance of natural light, f/p, dark laminate floors, and ceramic tile inkitchen and bathrooms. Deluxe kitchen, granite counters, breakfast bar seating, stainless appliances. Master features walk-in closet, ensuite w/soaker tub & separate shower.2nd bedroom has a walk in closet. Balance of new home warranty, secured parking, live-in caretaker, lounge/rec room & gym. Walking distance to Guildford Mall, Empire Cinemas, library, rec centre, transit and schools. Easy access to Hwy #1. City utilities included in strata fee. Well cared for 1 owner home
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I have sold a property at 7 10119 RIVER DR in Richmond.
Bright S facing 2 level duplex style townhouse with efficient Geothermal Heating and Cooling. The kitchen features quality stainless steel appliances, glass tile backsplashes and quartz counter tops with under cabinet LED lights, 9 ftceilings on main, 2 full baths with powder room on main, hardwood flooring down, 5-burner gas stove, roller blinds & 2-5 10 warranty. PLUS secure underground s x s. double garage. Never lived in and GST has been paid. Parc Riviera is a new waterfront community soon to have a daycare center, fitness center, indoor pool, club house, indoor pool and riverfront walking trail amenities.1 km to Canada Line, 5 min to Costco and Oak Street Bridge, transit and schools nearby. 10 min to YVR. 2 pets OK
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