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Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - New Listing - R2819790

Just added this listing:"Welcome to STONEBROOK and to this quiet TOP FLOOR one bedroom, one bathroom unit. NEW kitchen appliances, beautiful floors, crown molding, gas fireplace for cozy winter days & nights, in suite laundry, private, covered balcony, storage locker and one secure underground parking spot. Gas & hot water included in strata fee. Pets allowed - 2 Dogs or 2 Cats or 1 of each - no size restriction. Great area for walking to almost everything. Check out Gates Park with different ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Wed, 27 Sep 2023 12:00:00 +0000

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - New Listing - R2808527

Just added this listing:"Spacious, bright TOP FLOOR with air conditioning throughout! Nice sized, covered balcony looking southward. Kitchen has lots of cupboards & counterspace. Large primary bedroom with walk through closets to bathroom. In suite laundry & storage. Strata fee includes hot water, heat, electricity, etc. Great amenities too - kitchen/meeting room, games room with pool table, shuffleboard, workout equipment Plus a woodworking shop. Secured underground parking with 1 parking spot ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Tue, 22 Aug 2023 12:00:00 +0000

Monday, August 21, 2023 - New Listing - R2808247

Just added this listing:"Solid family home on a large, private, level lot on a quiet street. Large kitchen leads to dining room with access to private, covered patio. Living room has gas fireplace with mantle & hearth, newer laminate flooring on main, both bathrooms have been upgraded. Fenced backyard. RV Parking. Short walking distance to West Heights Elementary and transit."
posted in Listings at Mon, 21 Aug 2023 12:00:00 +0000

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - New Listing - R2783743

Just added this listing:"Silver Valley Development Property - incredible view to the west & no creeks on this 1.35 acre corner lot. Sewer & Water hookups on property. OCP calls for Eco-Cluster Housing Development. New housing across the street & many nearby properties in application for development. Can be purchased with neighboring properties of similar zoning/potential. Nice home with some upgrades, gas fireplace & huge 24'x19' covered deck off kitchen. Shop is 28'x36' c/w 16' wide doors, ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Thu, 01 Jun 2023 12:00:00 +0000

Friday, August 2, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - JULY UPDATE

Sunny weather did not slow the pace of home sale activity in July. Last month was the highest selling month of the year in Greater Vancouver and the highest selling July since 2009.   The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,946 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July 2013. This represents a 40.4 per cent increase compared to the 2,098 sales recorded in July 2012, and an 11.5 per cent increase compared to ... Full Article...

posted in News at Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:34:44 +0000

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - May 2013 Market update

    While the number of home sales in Greater Vancouver continued to trend below the 10-year average in May, the balance of sales and listings meant continued market stability this spring.         The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,882 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2013. This represents a one per cent increase compared to the 2,853 sales recorded in May 2012, and a 9.7 per cent increase ...

posted in News at Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:22:42 +0000

Monday, January 7, 2013 - Have you received your assessment?

If you're a home owner, you should have received this year's assessment in the mail. Please remember, the assessment value is not necessarily the market value. Contact us to get a current accurate assessment of your home!   Click the link below to better understand how BC Assessment assesses and values property in BC                                        

posted in General at Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:06:39 +0000

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - OPEN HOUSE

January 6th (2-4PM) @ 5616 Keith Street  Burnaby

posted in General at Sat, 05 Jan 2013 23:53:21 +0000

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - Tips for Visiting an Open House

Tips for Visiting an Open House   There?s a lot of information out there for sellers staging an Open House, but surprisingly few guidelines for the people who come to view them.  For some, an Open House viewing may simply be an impulse activity to satisfy their curiosity about a neighbor?s home.  However, for serious buyers, especially First Time Buyers who have limited experience in seeing different home styles and layouts, visiting Open Houses can be a very worthwhile exercise.   To plan an ... Full Article...

posted in General at Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:16:19 +0000

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Location, Location!! How to decide?

Location, Location, Location: How To Decide?   Finding your dream home is often easier than finding your dream neighborhood. Some homebuyers find the "perfect" home, then immediately put on their rose-colored glasses, tuning out such factors as nearby congestion (for example, if a local business causes perpetual traffic jams on the street); proximity to higher-crime areas or "seedy" hangouts; failing to calculate the commute time to your new job (it could be much longer than you think if you ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:56:34 +0000

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - New mortgage rules effective July 9 2012

  Starting July 9 2012, those with less than 20% equity will no longer be able to get a prime mortgage with a 30 year amortization. The maximum amortization term will be 25 years.  Also, the upper limit that Canadians can borrow against their home equity will drop from 85% to 80% of their home's value.  In addition, the government will: ?Limit the maximum gross debt service (GDS) and total debt service (TDS) to 39% and 44% respectively (Currently, GDS does not apply to qualified borrowers with ... Full Article...

posted in News at Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:27:48 +0000

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - Market Update for Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows -May 2012

    All data and graphs from REBGV.  Contact us for data and graphs for other regions in the Lower Mainland and we would be happy to assist you.  

posted in News at Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:13:08 +0000

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - Funniest & Worst MLS Photos

The following photos were posted on the MLS with the hopes of selling that dream home.   If your home didn't sell and these photos resemble the photos your Realtor took... it's time to hire The Galway Group.   This home has massive curb appeal.   There is plenty of parking for this unit.   A drive by photo-OR-Realtor on the go?   The foundation of this home is slightly askew.   The submarine home or skateboard house.   Chairs not included in final price of home.   Let The Galway Group ... Full Article...

posted in General at Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:30:53 +0000

Friday, April 6, 2012 - Tips for First time Home Sellers

It?s not easy being a home seller in this market. It?s even harder for first-time sellers. Selling a home is one of the biggest financial transactions most people ever do in their lives. And the current real estate market, still plagued with a record number of foreclosures and short sales, can be a challenge for anyone. ?This is a unique market,? says Walter Molony, senior public affairs specialist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR). ?The real estate market is cyclical in nature, but ... Full Article...

posted in News at Fri, 06 Apr 2012 17:12:21 +0000

Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Moving Day Etiquette

Moving day stinks. There's no two ways about it. You've spent hours packing up and preparing for the arrival of your movers. Then you hold your breath as they begin the arduous process of transporting all of your worldly possessions from one place to another. You hope your furniture survives the journey and that your new home survives the move-in process unscathed. Few of us are able to claim that our homes or furniture didn't suffer a single scratch, that a mirror didn't break or that at ...

posted in News at Sat, 24 Mar 2012 23:49:01 +0000

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - B.C. FIRST TIME NEW BUYER'S BONUS

Subject to approval by the legislature, the B.C. government intends to implement a temporary BC First-Time New Home Buyers? Bonus. Effective February 21, 2012 to March 31, 2013, the bonus is a one-time refundable personal income tax credit worth up to $10,000. Requirements to Qualify for the Bonus...ELIGIBLE FIRST-TIME NEW HOME BUYER You will qualify as a first-time new home buyer if:-You purchase or build an eligible new home located in B.C.;-You, or for couples, you and your spouse or common ... Full Article...

posted in News at Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:42:15 +0000

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Is Condo Living Right for You?

For those of you who aren?t sure if condo living is right for you, take the following test provided by   1. My privacy is: ___ Not important to me.              ___ Somewhat important to me.                 ___ So important I used to be a hermit.   2. My need to be in control of my living environment can best be described as: ___ NOT a control freak.                       ___ Need to be in control, at least to some degree.                  ___ As a matter of fact, someone ... Full Article...

posted in News at Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:10:37 +0000

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - Vancouver - 2nd Most Expensive in the World

Vancouver displaced Sydney as the least-affordable housing market after Hong Kong among large English-speaking cities, as home prices rose faster than incomes, a study of 325 metropolitan areas worldwide showed. Vancouver?s median home price of $678,000 in the third quarter was 10.6 times its median pretax household income of $63,800, making the city ?severely unaffordable,? Demographia said in a report today. A ratio of 3 or less is considered ?affordable,? according to the public-policy ...

posted in News at Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:33:15 +0000

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - Attention Home Owners - GO GREEN & SAVE $$$$$

Click the link below to view 50 ways to GO GREEN and SAVE $$$$$

posted in News at Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:17:14 +0000

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - Coldwell Banker is the #1 National Brand Website 2011

posted in News at Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:09:53 +0000

Monday, January 16, 2012 - Helpful Info for Home Owners & Buyers

Money doesn't grow on trees!  Click the highlighted link below to view the Top 26 Grants and Rebates for Home Owners & Buyers...

posted in News at Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:36:05 +0000

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