Please visit our Open House at 1255 CHARTER HILL DR in Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, September 1, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
GREAT, PRIVATE FAMILY HOME in Coquitlam backing onto greenbelt and Scott Creek. SUPER close to all levels of schools - Eagle Ridge Elementary, Scott Creek Middle and Gleneagle Secondary are all a block away. Close to bus and the Coquitlam Crunch to get in your morning workout. Extended deck with covered area, perfect for entertaining! Spacious living room features crown moulding, wood-burning fireplace and bay window. Recently repainted. 4 large bedrooms upstairs, including spacious master bedroom with ensuite, new laminate flooring and 3 pc ensuite. 2 bedrooms downstairs has separate entry. Many updates, great TV/rec room downstairs. OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Sept 1 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
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Filmed in Vancouver

The production of Bates Motel in action

We’re ready for our close-up! Vancouver’s film and TV show biz pumps $1 billion per year into the local economy, and with blockbuster flicks like Deadpool, Skyscraper, 50 Shades of Grey and Star Trek filmed here, word is out that Vancouver is spreading its own Hollywood glitter.

Chalk it up to lower production costs, close proximity to a range of available backdrops – sparkling ocean, sandy beaches, lush rainforests and soaring mountains, for starters – and a mild climate conducive to year-round shooting. Whatever the case, Vancouver is critically acclaimed by movie producers, directors and celebrities alike. In fact, the city has a long history with celebrity lore, back since Gary Cooper hitched a ride to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on a passing street-cleaning machine.

Of course, it’s not just big-name cinematic releases that shoot in Vancouver – plenty of your favourite TV flicks are brought to life here, too. The city has become a sci-fi and fantasy hub, starting back when the original X-Files series filmed in the ‘90s (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson also returned to shoot the series reboot). Other small-screen fan favourites shot in Vancouver include Riverdale, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Arrow and The Flash, as well as old-school series spanning the range of 21 Jump Street to MacGyver.

While visiting, take note of big white trailers parked around the city, with cables snaking down footpaths and casually dressed crews milling about with walkie-talkies – you might be witnessing the makings of the next Hollywood blockbuster.  That’s a wrap!

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I have sold a property at 305 5689 KINGS RD in Vancouver.
PERFECT FOR STUDENTS AND/OR INVESTORS! 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in Vancouver - prime location. Close to UBC, UBC Hospital, shopping and recreation. Spacious living room and well-appointed bedrooms. 2 balconies - access from living room and another off of master bedroom. Enjoy views of mountains. Don't miss out today!
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I have sold a property at 1155 ESPERANZA DR in Coquitlam.
Nice 2 level home in a great neighbourhood. Level, fenced backyard looks onto greenbelt with trails to Coquitlam River. Great location, popular neighbourhood, close to everything. Walk to schools, Douglas College, Town Center Park, Coquitlam Centre, skytrain, transportation, LaFarge Lake etc. Be sure to view this home!
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I have listed a new property at 312 701 KLAHANIE DR in Port Moody.
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom SOUTH-facing condo in Klahanie! Do nothing but move in. Spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Enjoy view of courtyard and park. Rentals allowed. Pet friendly - 2 dogs or 2 cats allowed. Close to all amenities at the Canoe Club, including recreation party room, outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis and basketball courts. Also close to shopping, Skytrain station, breweries, trails and Rocky Point Park! OPEN HOUSE Sat, Aug 25 from 2-4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 312 701 KLAHANIE DR in Port Moody.
Open House on Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom SOUTH-facing condo in Klahanie! Do nothing but move in. Spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Enjoy view of courtyard and park. Rentals allowed. Pet friendly - 2 dogs or 2 cats allowed. Close to all amenities at the Canoe Club, including recreation party room, outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis and basketball courts. Also close to shopping, Skytrain station, breweries, trails and Rocky Point Park! OPEN HOUSE Sat, Aug 25 from 2-4pm.
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The garage is often the last place in a home that gets organized. But with the right plan and some motivation, you can organize and clean your garage in no time. Here are eight ways to organize your garage.

1. Pegboard Organizer

A pegboard holding tools.

Pegboards are great for organizing small tools and supplies in a neat and orderly fashion. Not only are they easy to install, but you can cut them down to whatever size you need and put them pretty much anywhere on the wall. Pegboards are best suited for smaller items, such as screwdrivers, hammers, measuring tools, and gardening items. You can also draw outlines of each item on the pegboard so you know where everything goes and when something is missing.

2. Vertical Storage

A bike hanging on a wall.

Storing larger items vertically is a great way to free up floor space in your garage. Bicycles, for instance, can be stored vertically on a pole or hung on the ceiling with hooks. Just ensure you are using a secure method when storing things vertically and make sure they do not interfere with the movement of the garage door.

3. Slat Wall Storage

Tools on wall storage unit.

A slat wall is another great solution for organizing loose items in your garage. While similar to a pegboard, a slat wall is stronger and can hold larger items, such as shovels, rakes, brooms and even garden hoses. You can use hooks to mount items or install baskets to store smaller things, like paint brushes or cleaning supplies.

4. Movable Workbenches

A workbench in a garage.

Workbenches are handy for DIY projects but they can get in the way when they are not in use. An easy solution to this problem is building a worktable that can be folded up and tucked away at the end of the day. If you already have a workbench, you can put castors on the legs to make it mobile. You might not be able to hide it in a corner, but you will be able to move it out of the way when you are not working on a big project.

5. Sports Storage

Storage containers with sports balls.

Storing sports equipment in the garage can be challenging, but there are easy solutions out there to keep everything neat and organized. For balls, consider hanging a wire wall basket. These handy devices make it easy to retrieve the ball when you need it while also keeping them from rolling all over the garage. For larger sports equipment, such as baseball bats and hockey sticks, you can store them upright in an old pallet. You can also build a rolling cart for the equipment, complete with shelving space and a wire basket for balls.

6. Ceiling Storage

An organized garage with lots of storage.

When organizing the garage, the biggest key is to free up as much floor space as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by installing storage options in the ceiling. There are a number of ways you can do this and your preference depends largely on what you need stored. If you have a lot of loose items, for instance, you can build a vertical shelf that will hold large tubs for storage. This is a great solution for seasonal items, such as Christmas decorations.

7. Shelves

A garage with a blue shelving unit.

Adding shelving in the garage is one of the easiest and most popular ways to get organized. You can build shelves out of an array of different materials, including recycled goods, and place them wherever you have wall space. If you are installing shelves, consider placing items in larger containers to help keep everything organized and looking neat.

8. Create Groupings

A garage with items organized by group on shelves.

Before you begin hanging things and tidying up, it is important to organize all of the items you have accumulated over the years. An easy way to get started is by grouping things together based on their similarities. Put all of the gardening supplies, for instance, in the same group and mark a space for them in your storage system. This will help you get better organized and give you a better idea of the types of storage you need.

 
 
 


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Home sales in the Vancouver region have tumbled to their lowest level in six years while prices flatline, with listings languishing on the market.

There have been fewer home buyers recently but prices tend to be slow to react before declining, said real estate economist Tom Davidoff of the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

“Prices are slow to adjust,” Mr. Davidoff said in an interview on Wednesday. “But there are reasons for optimism if you’re a millennial buyer. The price momentum has certainly slowed and there is reason to think you will see a further softening of the market going forward.”

 

Total residential sales volume last month fell to 2,425 transactions, down 37.7 per cent from 3,893 sales in June, 2017. Last month’s sales, the lowest for June since 2012, were 28.7 per cent under the 10-year average for the month, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

“Before prices fall, you tend to see sales activity fall first,” Mr. Davidoff said.

 

The benchmark price for all housing types in Greater Vancouver has flattened, slipping to $1,093,600 − down $400 from the previous month but up 9.5 per cent since June, 2017.

The benchmark price is an industry representation of the typical home sold in an area.

“Buyers are less active today. This is allowing the supply of homes for sale to accumulate to levels we haven’t seen in the last few years,” board president Phil Moore said in a statement.

The total number of listings soared to 11,947 last month, up 40.3 per cent from 8,515 in June, 2017.

“Rising interest rates, high prices and more restrictive mortgage requirements are among the factors dampening home buyer activity today,” Mr. Moore said.

 

Prices were flat month-over-month for townhouses sold, with the benchmark reaching $859,800 in June, up $300 from May and a 15.3-per-cent gain over the past year.

Prices began surging regionally in mid-2013. Those huge spikes ended in mid-2016, shortly before the B.C. government introduced the foreign-buyers tax in August of that year for the Vancouver area.

The average price for detached houses sold in Greater Vancouver reached $1,754,795 last month, up 2.4 per cent from a year earlier. The region’s condo market saw a 5.7-per-cent gain over the past year to hit an average of $693,626.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board saw a total of 1,452 sales last month, down 43.5 per cent from a year earlier. In the board’s territory, which includes the sprawling suburb of Surrey, the average price for all residential property types dipped to $748,709 last month, down 0.4 per cent from June, 2017.

On the higher-end part of the market, prices are dropping. On Vancouver’s west side, the benchmark price for detached properties slipped to $3,392,500 in June, down 1.1 per cent over the past month and a 6.5-per-cent decrease over the past year.

An annual 0.2-per-cent property surtax will be imposed by British Columbia’s NDP government on the portion valued above $3-million and up to and including $4-million; for the portion above $4-million, a 0.4-per-cent annual rate applies.

 

For example, the owner of a property assessed at $4-million will fork over extra taxes of $2,000 next year, while the owner of a $6-million home will cough up an extra $10,000.

The NDP got the idea of the surtax from Rhys Kesselman, professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University’s School of Public Policy, who proposed the concept in early 2016, although he envisaged a formula that would have lessened the surtax burden on homeowners who pay B.C. income tax.

Mr. Davidoff, who supports the surtax, has been the target of booing at protests against the NDP’s housing policies.

He said many homeowners perceive their large price gains are the result of hard work and skill in investing in housing as an asset, but that clashes with the NDP’s view that the time is ripe to tax millionaires who benefited through sheer luck from the real estate boom. “Of course you want to avoid taxing those who scrimp and save,” Mr. Davidoff said.

Benchmark prices in Greater Vancouver for detached houses are up 0.7 per cent over the past year to $1,598,200. Whistler, B.C., has been one of markets escaping the cooling-off trend, with the benchmark price for detached properties rising 9.5 per cent over the past year to hit $1,716,200 in June.

 
 
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I have sold a property at 40 2951 PANORAMA DR in Coquitlam.
BRIGHT, 2433 sq/ft 4 bedroom 4 bathroom townhouse on Westwood Plateau! Panoramic views w/ southern exposure, surrounded by creeks & greenbelt. Enjoy vaulted ceilings & 9 ft ceilings on main floor with high-end German laminate flooring. Kitchen leads into dining room w/ balcony access. Spacious living room & eating area complete main floor. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, including master bedroom w/ sitting area, renovated ensuite & private balcony. Walk-out basement has large recreation room, 1 bedroom & bathroom. Features built-in alarm system, newer washer and dryer & some Hunter-Douglas blinds. Private, south-facing yard. Close to schools, parks and trails - within 5 min drive to Coquitlam Centre, Skytrain & recreation.
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I have sold a property at 1208 660 NOOTKA WAY in Port Moody.
BRIGHT 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom CORNER UNIT home in Nahanni. Enjoy views of the Burrard Inlet and city landscapes. Open concept living area. Brazilian engineered hardwood. Spacious kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and centre island with bright windows. Large living room with gas fireplace. Dining room off of kitchen. 2 large rooms on opposite corners of the home. Enjoy all the amenities at your doorstep - fitness room downstairs and fully-equipped clubhouse across the street at the Canoe Club, with pool, hot tub, party room, tennis/basketball courts, etc. Close to skytrain, shopping and breweries. Rentals allowed.
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I have sold a property at 1001 10777 UNIVERSITY DR in Surrey.
INVESTORS AND FIRST-TIME BUYERS ALERT!! Prime location - directly across Gateway Skytrain Station, close to SFU, Central City Mall, shopping, parks, recreation and hospital. BRIGHT, 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit with new paint, contemporary design, quartz countertops in kitchen, study nook, balcony and insuite laundry. Enjoy views of the city, mountains and Fraser River! Includes 1 parking and 1 storage. Rentals allowed. Currently leased for $1000 per month - tenant wants to stay. Amenities include concierge, fitness centre, party room and garden. Low maintenance fee!
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I have sold a property at 203 2368 MARPOLE AVE in Port Coquitlam.
2 bedroom + den, 2 bathroom unit in Central Port Coquitlam! Features spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and breakfast bar. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite. Features well-appointed bedroom and den. Balcony with access from both living room and master bedroom. Amenities include guest suites, fitness room, and bike room. Take your bike out during the summer along the Traboulay Trail adjacent to the Coquitlam River across the street. Close to Gates Park, all levels of schooling, shopping in Downtown Port Coquitlam, 5 minute walk to West Coast Express and recreation being built in the next few years. Only a 5-minute drive to Coquitlam Centre and skytrain. OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 30th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 1310 SHAUGHNESSY ST in Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Perfect home for families - 3 good-sized bedrooms upstairs on main floor with spacious kitchen, eating area, dining room and living room with balcony. Newly repainted, new hardwood flooring, kitchen appliances and washer/dryer all recently replaced in 2018. Double pane windows and roof replaced 2017. Downstairs includes large office/den that can be used as additional bedroom. Bright rec room and flex area facing the back. Private fenced yard and patio in the back. Close to Coquitlam River, Coquitlam River Elementary, Crystal Falls Trail and shopping. OPEN HOUSE Saturday, August 18th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
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I have listed a new property at 3 2150 SALISBURY AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Buy nearly BRAND NEW 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom townhouse without paying GST! Fantastic, family-oriented neighbourhood. Many great detail-oriented features. Huge, modern kitchen with centre island, quartz countertops, spice drawer, spacious pantry and toe-kick vacuum in kitchen to sweep up your crumbs. Built-in surround sound in living room and speakers in kitchen and dining areas of the main floor. 3 bedrooms upstairs, including master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet. Additional bedroom and bathroom downstairs on ground level - perfect for guests! Rentals allowed. Close to shopping, restaurants, bus, schools, dog park, 25 km Traboulay trail along the Coquitlam River, and parks. Do nothing but move in! Open House Saturday August 4th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 3 2150 SALISBURY AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, August 4, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Buy nearly BRAND NEW 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom townhouse without paying GST! Fantastic, family-oriented neighbourhood. Many great detail-oriented features. Huge, modern kitchen with centre island, quartz countertops, spice drawer, spacious pantry and toe-kick vacuum in kitchen to sweep up your crumbs. Built-in surround sound in living room and speakers in kitchen and dining areas of the main floor. 3 bedrooms upstairs, including master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet. Additional bedroom and bathroom downstairs on ground level - perfect for guests! Rentals allowed. Close to shopping, restaurants, bus, schools, dog park, 25 km Traboulay trail along the Coquitlam River, and parks. Do nothing but move in! Open House Saturday August 4th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
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I have listed a new property at 1155 ESPERANZA DR in Coquitlam.
Nice 2 level home in a great neighbourhood. Level, fenced backyard looks onto greenbelt with trails to Coquitlam River. Great location, popular neighbourhood, close to everything. Walk to schools, Douglas College, Town Center Park, Coquitlam Centre, skytrain, transportation, LaFarge Lake etc. Be sure to view this home!
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Please visit our Open House at 1255 CHARTER HILL DR in Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, August 4, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
GREAT, PRIVATE FAMILY HOME in Coquitlam backing onto greenbelt and Scott Creek. SUPER close to all levels of schools - Eagle Ridge Elementary, Scott Creek Middle and Gleneagle Secondary are all a block away. Close to bus and the Coquitlam Crunch to get in your morning workout. Extended deck with covered area, perfect for entertaining! Spacious living room features crown moulding, wood-burning fireplace and bay window. Recently repainted. 4 large bedrooms upstairs, including spacious master bedroom with ensuite, new laminate flooring and 3 pc ensuite. 2 bedrooms downstairs has separate entry. Many updates, great TV/rec room downstairs.
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