#322 – 30525 CARDINAL AVE. ABBOTSFORD – $161,000

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Awesome condo (1 bedroom + a den) located at the popular Tamarind Westside. Amazing location in a tranquil setting yet walking distance to Walmart, shops, restaurants, theatre and Highway #1. Pets & rentals are OK. Comes with one secure underground parking spot and a storage locker.

#315 – 9682 134TH ST. SURREY – $155,000

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BIGGEST UNIT IN PARKWOODS!! Why Rent!? With 5% down, mortgage is only $650 a month! Fantastic and bright Corner End Unit! This Large 2 bedroom condo boasts the biggest floorplan in the building. It has a huge master bedroom w a WI closet that leads to a cheater ensuite. A spacious second bedroom, dining area and huge living room lead out to the sunny south facing balcony. Roughed in for insuite laundry as well. The building has a central location and is walking distance to the Skytrain, Central City Mall, Holland Park. and both levels of schools.

Moving Checklist

Posted on: March 6th, 2015  |  by admin  |  No Comments

Preparation

Obtain a Change of Address Notifications Cards from your local Post Office. Send cards to:

Banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions
Charge card and credit card companies
Doctors, dentists, and other service providers
Federal, Provincial and Municipal authorities and any other government agencies as needed
Gather moving supplies, boxes, tape, rope.
If moving far away, make any necessary travel arrangements
Call a moving company or make truck rental reservation to move yourself
Place medical and insurance records in a safe and accessible place

Two Weeks Before Moving

Inform gas, electric, water, cable, local telephone and trash removal services of your move. Sign up for services at your new address.
Inform long distance phone company of your move. Sign up for long distance service at your new address
Recruit moving-day help
Confirm travel reservation, if moving far
Arrange to close or transfer your bank account, if appropriate

The Day Before Moving

Set aside moving materials like a tape measure, pocket knife, packing boxes, tape and markers
Pick up rental truck, if you have rented or borrowed
Check oil and gas in the rental truck and your car
If traveling, make sure you have tickets, charge cards, and other essentials

Packing Tips

Keep the following supplies and accessories on hand:

Boxes, all sizes
Bubble wrap or other cushioning material
Marking pens
Tape measure
Furniture pads or old blankets
Packing tape and scissors
Money and credit cards
Label each box with the room in the new home to which it should be delivered.
Number the boxes and keep a list of what is in each box.
Clearly mark fragile items.
Pack a bag of personal items you’ll need during the move (change of clothes, toiletries, medicine, maps, food, and drinks). Keep it in an easy-to-find place when you pack.
Keep a medical kit accessible.
If you have children, pack a bag of games and activities for the trip

During the First Week After Moving

Locate police and fire stations as well as hospitals and gas stations near your home.
Scout your new neighbourhood for shopping areas. You may need furniture, tools, or house wares unexpectedly.
Call your local Municipal authority to find out which day the trash is collected. Also ask whether your new community has recycling programs.
Seek out new service providers such as a bank, cleaners, veterinarian.
If you have moved into a different province, contact the Motor Vehicles Department to get your new driver’s license.
Call your Chamber of Commerce for helpful information on: Schools, Cable service, Cultural events and community activities, Libraries and parks, and Availability of emergency calling services, such as 911
Provide your new doctor and dentist with your medical history. You may need to request your file from your previous doctor/dentist.
Transfer insurance policies to an agent in your new community.
You may also wish to make a detailed list of your belongings, their value, and your coverage.
Give your new home a good cleaning.

 

#404 – 11665 HANEY BYPASS, Maple Ridge – $295,000

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Best value and biggest unit in HANEY’S LANDING with this TOP LEVEL 3 BEDROOM & DEN! This bright and spacious condo has plenty to offer! Kitchen with granite countertops and eating bar, workspace den, entertainment sized living room complete with fireplace. The living room also gives access to your own all-season covered balcony! The master bdrm has his & her closets plus a luxurious 5 piece ensuite with shower, soaker tub and dual sinks! Amenities include exercise room, guest suite and meeting room. Walk to cafes/shops, 3 shopping centres, parks and all levels of schools AND rainscreened for peace of mind ~ steps to W C Express on designated walkway! Over 1240 sq ft. 2 Parking spaces + Locker. Rentals and Pets allowed.

8 Little Remodeling Touches That Make a Big Difference

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3860 Glendale ST, Vancouver – $1,450,000

Posted on: November 19th, 2012  |  by admin  |  No Comments

BEAUTIFUL Renfrew Heights custom built home with 7 bdrms & 7 full baths on a huge lot. Curb appeal, the best home on the block. Close to all levels of schools, shops, bus & Hwy 1. Upstairs features a luxurious master bdrm w/5 pce ensuite & W/I closet + 3 extra bdrms. Main floor features another bdrm w/ensuite, an inviting living room leading into a huge kitchen that flows into the cozy family room. Spacious & bright 2 bdrm suite is a great mortgage helper. $120K of great upgrades throughout home including gorgeous imported stone exterior, Egyptian crystal light fixtures, hardwood floors, granite countertops & much more. Huge maintenance-free backyard features a detached double garge w/tons of extra space for parking.

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#104 – 15385 101A AVE, Surrey – $211,900

Posted on: November 19th, 2012  |  by admin  |  No Comments

Beautiful Charlton Park by Onni! This spacious south facing ground level unit is both contemporary and bright. The high ceilings help show off the fresh designer paint and the new crown mouldings. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops w s/steel appliances. The deck off the master bedroom and living room opens up into a huge backyard, perfect for entertaining friends and family. You can also take advantage of the gym, outdoor pool, hot tub, club house, and guest suites. Centrally located, its only steps to Guildford mall, public transit, restaurants, and parks. This is perfect for the first time homebuyer!

Selling your home

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012  |  by admin  |  No Comments

Home Selling Process

  1. Determine whether there will be a penalty to get out of your mortgage term when you sell.
  2. Contact a REALTOR® in your area and see if he/she is a right fit for you.
  3. Order Strata Documents that will be required by a Buyer for your Home. (Condos & Townhomes only)
  4. Pre-Inspection Report (Optional). It is always a good idea to get a pre-inspection report prior to listing your home so you know the condition of your property and this will help prevent Buyers from walking away from a transaction due to any surprises.
  5. Clean, repair any deficiencies, paint if needed, depersonalized, declutter, declutter, and DECLUTTER.
  6. Yes, we’ve seen it on Real Estate shows, Staging. This will help Buyers envision how the space should be used in a home. Some bedrooms look small with no furniture, but it may be sufficient for a queen bed, side tables, and a dresser. Also, how a seller uses the space may not be ideal for many buyers. Staging does not have to be done professionally, and your REALTOR® can often provide great tips on how to make your home look more presentable and appealing.
  7. Have your home ready for photography.
  8. Virtual Tour and Floorplans.
  9. List it.
  10. Set up Open Houses and schedule showings for private viewings.
  11. When an offer comes in, you negotiate favourable terms, price, and dates. Once it is accepted, the Buyer will have a short time period to line up their financing, get an inspection, and read the strata documents.
  12. Once the conditions are fulfilled, then you have a firm offer with a deposit.
  13. A few days before the Completion Date (day when Title ownership transfers), your lawyer/notary will set a time for you to sign some paperwork to transfer title.
  14. Possession day is when the Buyers take vacant possession of the home. The home should be clear of personal belongings and debris. Remember to update your new address with financial institutions, insurance companies, service providers, anywhere else you can think of, as well as Canada Post.

Buyers

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012  |  by admin  |  No Comments

Buying Real Estate

So you are thinking of buying a home, real estate, or investment property. There are two professionals that I recommend you to come in contact with: a Mortgage Specialist and a REALTOR®.

A Mortgage Specialist can have you pre-qualified, so you will have a better understanding of your financial position and know what the maximum amount you can invest in a home. Of course, you do not need to spend the maximum amount. Also, if the interest rates are favourable when you are looking for a home, you can secure that rate for 90-120 days in case it may increase in that time period.

It is better to how much lenders will finance you because if you don’t, you can search for a property for months only to write an offer and have the offer fall apart. It is always better to be prepared especially for such a big investment.

Homes that are listed on the market are listed through a REALTOR®. Sellers hire a Real Estate Agent to list their property on the market. When buying a home, it is recommended you hire your own REALTOR® to have someone negotiate and protect your best interest. Your “Buyer’s Agent” will provide you with their honest opinion, prepare an enforceable contract that will protect you through the transaction, negotiate on your behalf to get you the best price and/or get you the home you want.

If you would like to know more about Buying Real Estate, please read through the other sections under the Buying heading. You can also always contact me if you have additional questions.

Note: HST is applicable only when purchasing vacant land or brand new from a developer. In most cases, it is not applicable when buying RESALE property –

#1 – 307 Highland Way, Port Moody – $229,000

Posted on: April 15th, 2012  |  by admin  |  No Comments

INCREDIBLE VALUE! Welcome to HIGHLAND PARK. This bright and spacious ground level townhome consists of 3 bedrooms! Upgrades include updated kitchen, granite countertops, laminate floors and new fresh coat of paint throughout. Includes W&D, fridge, stove, extra room for storage, patio/sundeck & insuite laundry. Great family complex w/ indoor pool, sauna & playground. Walking distance to Newport Village, West Coast Express, shopping, buses & schools. Perfect for first time homebuyers. Investors are also welcome. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!

What are you looking for in a Realtor?

Posted on: April 14th, 2012  |  by admin  |  No Comments

Honesty, Loyalty, Trust.

When you are searching for a real estate agent, you want someone who embodies these personal characteristics. This will be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. You deserve the best.