Please visit our Open House at 103 CEDARWOOD DR in Port Moody.
Open House on Sunday, October 28, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
BRIGHT 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached home situated on HUGE lot in Heritage Woods! Enter the grand foyer with vaulted ceilings. Well-appointed living room with gas fireplace overlooks the quiet cul-de-sac. Enjoy southwest views of Burnaby Mountain from the dining room, kitchen and family room. LARGE master bedroom upstairs with spacious walk-in closet and ensuite. 3 other big bedrooms upstairs. Basement includes finished rec room and storage for upstairs use. Unfinished area gives you freedom to finish it off into a suite with separate entry. Includes air conditioning. HUGE patio and yard - loads of possibilities! Close to all levels of schools, parks & public transit. Open house Sunday October 28th - 2pm to 4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 1911 IRONWOOD CRT in Port Moody.
Open House on Sunday, October 28, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Live in quiet, Mountain Meadows cul-de-sac! Well-maintained Tudor style 3 bedroom + den & 3 bathroom home. Enter into bright sky lit foyer. Living room features beautiful floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace and adjoins with the formal dining room. Bright kitchen features quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Family room has a cozy gas fireplace with sliding doors to the private patio outside. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms, den and 2 bathrooms. Low maintenance yards in the front and back. View of Fraser River and Mount Baker. CLose to all levels of schools, shopping and recreation. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 28th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 1911 IRONWOOD CRT in Port Moody.
Open House on Sunday, October 21, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Live in quiet, Mountain Meadows cul-de-sac! Well-maintained Tudor style 3 bedroom + den & 3 bathroom home. Enter into bright sky lit foyer. Living room features beautiful floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace and adjoins with the formal dining room. Bright kitchen features quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Family room has a cozy gas fireplace with sliding doors to the private patio outside. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms, den and 2 bathrooms. Low maintenance yards in the front and back. View of Fraser River and Mount Baker. CLose to all levels of schools, shopping and recreation. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 21st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
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A real estate analyst who accurately predicted Metro Vancouver’s housing crash a year ago says the current slump will stretch out for three more years.

One year ago, Dane Eitel of Eitel Insights forecast that 2018 sales of detached houses in Metro Vancouver would collapse and the average detached house price would fall from the $1.8 million peak in May 2017 to $1.6 million by the third quarter of this year.


As of September, detached housing sales had indeed plunged 40.4 per cent from a year earlier and the benchmark price had hit $1.54 million, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The average detached sale price was approximately $1.58 million.

 
 


Eitel, who applies stock market-style analytics to the housing market, now forecasts that the detached house price in Metro Vancouver will sink in stages to a bottom of $1.4 million by Q3 2020 and trade at the level for another 18 months. The turnaround will begin in January 2022 – and it will be dramatic, he predicts.

 

“By the end of 2023 we will be back up to the 2017 peak pricing [$1.83 million]. But the breakout will be historic. Especially for those who purchase at or anywhere near the bottom,” Eitel told Western Investor.

He is forecasting that in the following five years to 2028, the average Metro Vancouver detached house price will skyrocket to around $2.8 million – a 100 per cent increase from the 2021 bottom of $1.4 million.

Contradicting BCREA

The continued slump to 2022 is not what the B.C. Real Estate Association (BCREA) is forecasting. The BCREA contends the current downturn is a government-caused blip and recovery is already underway.

According to the association’s calculations, the B.C. market has turned from its trough in June, and since then has seen a relative increase in activity of around 3.5 per cent, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Cameron Muir, BCREA’s chief economist, said “The B.C. housing market is evolving along the same path blazed by Ontario and Alberta, where the initial shock of the mortgage stress-test is already dissipating, leading to increasing home sales.”

But Eitel said that 40 years of Greater Vancouver detached house sales and average price cycles reveals a trading pattern is established that will play out over the next decade.

He noted that the last long-term cycle began in October of 1987 and ran to 1996, during which time average house prices increased 190 per cent and peaked at $286,000 in February 1995. The average price then dropped 19 per cent to bottom out in December 1996. Prices did not recover to the earlier price peak until November 2002, six years later.

We are seeing a similar pattern today, Eitel said.

Toronto’s “dead-cat bounce”

Eitel said he has applied his analytics to every major city in Canada and that some regions will outperform both Vancouver and Toronto over the short term. He cautioned that the current recovery in the Toronto’s housing market is “a dead-cat bounce” that will soon come to an ugly end.

“There are some markets in Canada that will see strong growth in house prices, even as Vancouver and Toronto decline,” Eitel said, adding that his information is proprietary and available through Eitel Insights.

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Don't waste money on inflatable Halloween decorations for your front yard. Use our ideas and your crafty skills to make one-of-a-kind decorations. You'll be the envy of the neighborhood and save a lot of money.


Mascot

Greet trick-or-treaters with a scarecrow mascot. Give it a personality to match your style: scary or friendly, male or female, casual or formal. Use lumber to create the body: a 2x4 for the main post, a 1x4 for the shoulders and four more 1x4s for the arms. Use wood glue and fasteners to secure the elbow joints. A dried or plastic gourd will last longer than a fresh one and a scarf is the perfect accessory to cover up any unsightly handiwork.



Flying Ghosts

Fill your trees or front porch with free-flying ghosts. Made inexpensively from balloons and gauze fabric, these little Caspers catch the wind to add movement to your outdoor decor. 




Pumpkin Bonfire

Don’t want to be bothered with a real bonfire because it's too dangerous for kids and too much of a pain to keep lit? Create a low-maintenance fire pit with faux pumpkins, battery-operated candles and a few logs. 
 
 
 
 

Eyeball Wreath

Add a little Cruella Deville style to your front door by wrapping a black feather boa around a wreath form then adorning it with some bloodshot eyeballs.
 
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I have listed a new property at 1255 CHARTER HILL DR in Coquitlam.
GREAT, PRIVATE FAMILY HOME in Coquitlam, backing onto greenbelt and Scott Creek. Close to all levels of schools - 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 with ensuite, new laminate flooring and 3 pc ensuite. Downstairs has separate entry. Many updates, great TV/rec room downstairs.
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I have sold a property at 1263 ROCHESTER AVE in Coquitlam.
Lovely family home in FANTASTIC LOCATION!! Enter into large living room with gas fireplace. Spacious kitchen and dining room leads onto HUGE balcony facing the calm and peaceful creek. Upstairs are 3 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with large master. New blinds, new paint, new carpets, new light fixtures, new stove, fridge and dishwasher. Also features newer roof. Within walking distance to all levels of schools, including Rochester Elementary, Maillard Middle and Centennial Secondary. Across the street from Rochester Park, which includes preservation of existing wooded areas, water park, and a climbing wall.
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Please visit our Open House at 203 2655 MARY HILL RD in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, October 14, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
FANTASTIC, 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE IN CENTRAL LOCATION! Situated in the heart of Port Coquitlam, you are one block away from the West Coast Express and bus station! Also close to shops, schools, library and upcoming $132 million recreation complex. Fully rainscreened and only 12 units. Spacious, bright kitchen with island and maple shaker cabinets opens into inviting living room with electric fireplace. 9 foot ceilings throughout with lots of windows. Sliding doors open onto balcony. Master bedroom is upstairs, features ensuite with both shower and bathtub, in addition to large walk-in closet. 2nd bedroom also has its own ensuite. Includes 1 covered parking in private, shared garage and individual locker. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Oct 14th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 103 CEDARWOOD DR in Port Moody.
Open House on Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
BRIGHT 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached home situated on HUGE lot in Heritage Woods! Enter the grand foyer with vaulted ceilings. Well-appointed living room with gas fireplace overlooks the quiet cul-de-sac. Enjoy southwest views of Burnaby Mountain from the dining room, kitchen and family room. LARGE master bedroom upstairs with spacious walk-in closet and ensuite. 3 other big bedrooms upstairs. Basement includes finished rec room and storage for upstairs use. Unfinished area gives you freedom to finish it off into a suite with separate entry. Includes air conditioning. HUGE patio and yard - loads of possibilities! Close to all levels of schools, parks & public transit. Open House Saturday October 13th, 2pm - 4pm
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Please visit our Open House at 1911 IRONWOOD CRT in Port Moody.
Open House on Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Live in quiet, Mountain Meadows cul-de-sac! Well-maintained Tudor style 3 bedroom + den & 3 bathroom home. Enter into bright sky lit foyer. Living room features beautiful floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace and adjoins with the formal dining room. Bright kitchen features quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Family room has a cozy gas fireplace with sliding doors to the private patio outside. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms, den and 2 bathrooms. Low maintenance yards in the front and back. View of Fraser River and Mount Baker. CLose to all levels of schools, shopping and recreation. Open House Sunday October 14th - 3 to 5pm
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Please visit our Open House at 4090 PERRY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, October 14, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Vancouver Special!!! Property currently zoned RM-1; potential to be rezoned into row homes. 3 bedrooms on main floor. 2 bedroom suite downstairs. Newer roof. GREAT LOCATION - close to public transportation, shopping, restaurants and recreation. Don't miss out! Open House Sunday Oct 14th, 1pm - 3pm.
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I have listed a new property at 103 CEDARWOOD DR in Port Moody.
BRIGHT 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached home situated on HUGE lot in Geritage Woods! Enter the grand foyer with vaulted ceilings. Well-appointed living room with gas fireplace overlooks the quiet cul-de-sac. Enjoy southwest views of Burnaby Mountain from the dining room, kitchen and family room. LARGE master bedroom upstairs with spacious walk-in closet and ensuite. 3 other big bedrooms upstairs. Basement includes finished rec room and storage for upstairs use. Unfinished area gives you freedom to finish it off into a quite with separate entry. Includes air conditioning. HUGE patio and yard - loads of possibilities! Close to all levels of schools, parks & public transit.
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I have listed a new property at 203 2655 MARY HILL RD in Port Coquitlam.
FANTASTIC, 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE IN CENTRAL LOCATION! Situated in the heart of Port Coquitlam, you are one block away from the West Coast Express and bus station! Also close to shops, schools, library and upcoming $132 million recreation complex. Fully rainscreened and only 12 units. Spacious, bright kitchen with island and maple shaker cabinets opens into inviting living room with gas fireplace. 9ft ceilings throughout with lots of windows. Sliding doors open onto balcony. Master bedroom is upstairs, features ensuite with both shower and bathtub, in addition to large walk-in closet. 2nd bedroom also has its own ensuite. Includes 1 covered parking in private, shared garage and individual locker.
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Please visit our Open House at 3 2150 SALISBURY AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Looking to upgrade? The time is NOW! Spectacular, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom townhouse with many great detail-oriented features! Huge, modern kitchen with centre island, quartz countertops, spice drawer, spacious pantry and toe-kick vacuum in kitchen. Built-in surround sound in living room and speakers in kitchen and dining areas of the main floor, great for entertaining! 3 bedrooms upstairs, including master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet. Additional bedroom and bathroom downstairs on ground level - perfect for guests! Family-oriented neighbourhood - close to shopping, restaurants, bus, schools, dog park, 25 km Traboulay trail along the Coquitlam River, and parks. Schedule a showing today! OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, October 14 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
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I have sold a property at 3303 CHARTWELL GREEN in Coquitlam.
STUNNING, well-maintained 3 level executive family home located right along the Westwood Plateau Golf Course. Recent updates featuring upmarket materials & appliances. Beautifully updated gourmet kitchen featuring quartz countertops, large centre island, Bertazzoni gas range & stainless steel appliances. Spacious living room with extra high ceilings & dining room open onto private deck that overlooks the 16th fairway. Backyard is green & quiet with private deck overlooking lush environment. Large bedroom & powder room complete main floor. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Master bedroom with spacious ensuite has expansive views. 2 additional bedrooms downstairs with 3 piece bathroom and rec room.
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I have listed a new property at 3 2150 SALISBURY AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Looking to upgrade? The time is NOW! Spectacular, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom townhouse with many great detail-oriented features! Huge, modern kitchen with centre island, quartz countertops, spice drawer, spacious pantry and toe-kick vacuum in kitchen. Built-in surround sound in living room and speakers in kitchen and dining areas of the main floor, great for entertaining! 3 bedrooms upstairs, including master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet. Additional bedroom and bathroom downstairs on ground level - perfect for guests! Family-oriented neighbourhood - close to shopping, restaurants, bus, schools, dog park, 25 km Traboulay trail along the Coquitlam River, and parks. Schedule a showing today!
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I have sold a property at 805 3070 GUILDFORD WAY in Coquitlam.
BRIGHT, spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom CORNER UNIT condo opposite Lafarge Lake. Enjoy views of Lafarge Lake from expansive floor to ceiling windows throughout most of the home. Access the large balcony from the master bedroom, kitchen and living room. Spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space. Master bedroom has pass-through closet and spacious ensuite. Bright, open living room has gas fireplace and surrounded by natural light. Includes 1 parking and 1 storage locker. Amenities include party room, indoor pool, hot tub and gym. SUPER CLOSE to SKYTRAIN, rec centre, schools, shopping, Lafarge Lake - you have it all!! OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 12th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
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1. Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink ribbons abound every October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


2. Bathtub Day

It’s a thing. Kind of. 

Bathtub Day on October 7th is a treat for real estate agents. 

3. Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadians in every province and territory recognize Monday, October 8th as Thanksgiving.



4. Election Day

Many Canadian municipalities are having elections in October, including:

  • Vancouver on October 20th;
  • Toronto on October 22nd;
  • Ottawa on October 22nd; and
  • Winnipeg on October 24th.


5. Make A Difference Day

On Make a Difference Day (October 27th)

Make a donation to the food bank. Volunteer at a nursing home or at a school. Gather some colleagues and go pick up trash at a local park.

 

6. Halloween

 Share a photo of your kids dressed up in their costumes on October 31st.

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I have listed a new property at 1263 ROCHESTER AVE in Coquitlam.
Lovely family home in FANTASTIC LOCATION!! Enter into large living room with gas fireplace. Spacious kitchen and dining room leads onto HUGE balcony facing the calm and peaceful creek. Upstairs are 3 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with large master. New blinds, new paint, new carpets, new light fixtures, new stove, fridge and dishwasher. Also features newer roof. Within walking distance to all levels of schools, including Rochester Elementary, Maillard Middle and Centennial Secondary. Across the street from Rochester Park, which includes preservation of existing wooded areas, water park, and a climbing wall.
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I have sold a property at W409 488 KINGSWAY AVE in Vancouver.
Beautiful, quiet, remodelled 1 bedroom PENTHOUSE unit with bright SOUTHWEST exposure, not facing Kingsway. Newer updates include updated laminate flooring, cabinets, backsplash, windows, bathroom toilet & vanity, kitchen counters and bedroom closets. Enjoy shared roof top patios with spectacular city views! Central location - walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes, transportation!
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