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I have sold a property at 201 6340 BUSWELL ST in Richmond.
Income producing 3 bdrm condo in central Richmond location. Over 1100 SFT, 3bdm, 1.5bth. In great shape but could use a few updates. Rentals are allowed! Walking distance to Richmond Centre Mall, Richmond Public Market, Canada Line Skytrain Station, buses and more! One parking stall under the building. Maintenance fee includes property tax, hot water and heating. No strata documents available as this is a leasehold property. WAITING ON PROBATE
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I have sold a property at 109 14833 61 AVE in Surrey.
Well cared for, 3 story Sullivan Station townhouse for sale with original owners in popular Ashbury Hill complex. Built in 2013, this CORNER UNIT features 2 bdrms, 2 bths, and garage. Fenced front yard + large balcony provide plenty of outdoor space. Bright, open floor plan with 9' ceilings and lots of windows, including large window in the kitchen. Complex clubhouse features a full kitchen, social lounge, outdoor BBQ area, guest suites & gym. A great place to entertain. Located just steps away from schools, transit, shopping and YMCA.
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I have listed a new property at 234 6828 ECKERSLEY RD in Richmond.
Bright, spacious 2 bed 2 bath unit with smart, functional layout in quiet, well managed building with proactive strata. Large kitchen with gas cooking, SS appliances, granite counters and lots of cupboard space is a pleasure to cook in and the bar counter is great for entertaining. Bedrooms on opposite side of unit. Master has huge walk-in closet and 4 piece ensuite. Generous sized, covered patio perfect for barbecuing all year round. Central location with quick access to Hwy 99 and 10 min walk to skytrain. Open Sunday, Dec 3 2-4pm
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Many people wrongly believe that adding their adult children to the title of their property will help the children avoid probate fees when the estate is sold. I met with Monique Shebbeare of Shebbeare Law to find out when Joint Tenancy is a good idea and when it is not. Watch this edition of the Real Estate Classroom series to find out more. Spoiler alert: it's more often than not a bad idea. 

 

 

To contact Monique directly, click here to visit her website: Shebbeare Law

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I have listed a new property at 109 14833 61 AVE in Surrey.
Well cared for, 3 story Sullivan Station townhouse for sale with original owners in popular Ashbury Hill complex. Built in 2013, this CORNER UNIT features 2 bdrms, 2 bths, and garage. Fenced front yard + large balcony provide plenty of outdoor space. Bright, open floor plan with 9' ceilings and lots of windows, including large window in the kitchen. Complex clubhouse features a full kitchen, social lounge, outdoor BBQ area, guest suites & gym. A great place to entertain. Located just steps away from schools, transit, shopping and YMCA. OPEN: Sat/Sun Nov 25/26 2:00 - 4:00PM.
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I attended the City of Vancouver Planning and Zoning information meeting for Realtors this morning. Lot's of good news. They are working hard in the planning and zoning departments to address concerns about housing in our city. Here is the list of their 10 Priority Actions:

1. Shift toward Right Supply
2. Limit Speculative Investment
3. New 10 Year Affordable Housing Delivery and Financial Strategy
4. 10 Year Regional Indigenous Housing Strategy
5. Launch a New Social Purpose Real Estate Incentive Program
6. Accelerate SRO replacement while improving existing stock to enhance affordability.
7. Focus on "Housing First" Temporary Modular Housing
8. Increase Rental Protections
9. Remove Barriers to Support Diverse Ways of Living
10. Cut Through Red Tape

Addressing housing and affordability concerns in Vancouver will be like turning a big ship; but after this morning's meeting, I am confident that there are some competent people at the helm at least attempting to turn that ship.
For detailed information about each of these initiatives, refer to the city website: http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/urban-planning.aspx
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I have sold a property at 420 8988 HUDSON ST in Vancouver.
This large, 1 bedroom condo in the concrete Retro Lofts in Marpole has engineered hardwood floors, slate tiles, granite counters & stainless steel appliances. A great layout in the quietest part of the building with a walk-in closet. 10' ceilings and a gas fireplace. Close to the Canada Line, airport and shopping. This apartment has everything you need incl. insuite laundry. Building has large exercise room, bike room and 1 parking. See Realtor’s website for virtual tour.
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In this edition of the Real Estate Classroom, I share my tips for sellers preparing to show their homes to potential buyers.

 

 


1. Turn the lights on.
2. Do the dishes!
3. Make the beds!
4. Toilet seats down!
5. Closet doors closed.
6. Leave!

 

Bonus tip: Wash your walls and doors. Look around for signs of finger prints and give them a wipe down. 

 

Prepare your home for showings as though you were preparing to have special guests visit. 

 

Thinking about selling and want some advice or help getting ready, give me a call. I can connect you with our staging declutter experts. 

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I have listed a new property at 4331 KNIGHT ST in Vancouver.
Corner unit TOWNHOUSE with attached garage available in exclusive SIX HOMES complex – a collection of 6 limited edition homes. Built in 2013, this 1197 SF, 3 bdrm, 2 bath home faces the COURTYARD (not Knight). Contemporary design features SS appliances, modern lighting and window coverings and w/i closet in the master. Multiple outdoor living areas (2 balconies and patio). Central location near transit, schools, shopping and restaurants. OPEN: Sat. Nov 18 2:00 - 4:00PM / Sun. Nov 19 2:00 - 3:00PM
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When I am working with frist time Buyers, I often get the question: What happens when we want to make an offer? 

 

I outline the process in this edition of the Real Estate Classroom. 

 

 

If you want to know more, please call or email me!

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In this edition of the Real Estate Classroom, I discuss what buyers can expect from and how they can prepare for multiple offer situations. 

 

 

Give me a call if you have questions about this or any other real estate related topics. 

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I have sold a property at 3865 SOUTHWOOD ST in Burnaby.
INCREDIBLE NEW PRICE! Burnaby Suncrest home on large, private lot. Fully renovated bungalow and a large detached garage sit on an inviting 60 x 140 foot lot. Located at the end of a no-through street next to a park-like ravine and creek, this home is peaceful and serene yet walking distance to schools, parks and transit. Renovations include: updated kitchen with S/S appliances, windows, furnace, roof, new hot water tank and washer/dryer, plus designer paint colours and window coverings. All this, plus a well kept, picturesque backyard…what more could you ask for?
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I have listed a new property at 1202 7388 SANDBORNE AVE in Burnaby.
Unobstructed 180 degree views from this 2 bdrm Burnaby condo in popular Mayfair Place building. This SW facing 12th floor unit with 9’ ceilings is the oasis in the sky you’ve been searching for. Private, quiet and secure building with amazing facilities including a large fitness room, indoor poor and hot tub. Breathtaking, palace style gardens with mature trees and fountains. Quick walk to Taylor Park Elementary, Stride Ave Community School and Byrne Creek Community School. Edmonds Skytrain station just around the corner, only 20 minutes to DT Vancouver. Parking and storage included. OPEN: Sat/Sun Nov 11/12 2:00 - 3:00PM
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I have sold a property at 112 333 1ST ST E in North Vancouver.
City and harbour views from this 1 bdrm + den, 1 bth garden level suite. Approx. 717 SF but feels much larger with the addition of approx 350 SF South facing, fenced outdoor space. Perfect for gardeners, those with pets or anyone who wants their own peaceful outdoor space. Suite offers renovated bathroom, insuite laundry and premium finishes such as granite countertops. Den could be used as a home office space or turned into the walk in closet of your dreams. Located in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood across from Hammersley Park, a short walk to the Sea Bus, The Quay, restaurants and plenty of amenities. 2 Pets allowed (no size restrictions).
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I have listed a new property at 420 8988 HUDSON ST in Vancouver.
This large, 1 bedroom condo in the concrete Retro Lofts in Marpole has engineered hardwood floors, slate tiles, granite counters & stainless steel appliances. A great layout in the quietest part of the building with a walk-in closet. 10' ceilings and a gas fireplace. Close to the Canada Line, airport and shopping. This apartment has everything you need incl. insuite laundry. Building has large exercise room, bike room and 1 parking. See Realtor’s website for virtual tour. OPEN: Sat/Sun Nov 4/5 2:00 - 3:00PM
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I have sold a property at 2102 4398 BUCHANAN ST in Burnaby.
Welcome to this Bosa built home in the heart of Brentwood Park! This 2 bed, den, 2 bath unit w/ almost 1200sf of comfortable living space has a smart layout w/ master bed w/ walk in closet & spacious 4 pc ensuite on one side & the 2nd bed & den on the other side. Den could be a 3rd bdrm. Living room w/ gas fireplace has access to large covered balcony. Finishing touches that add luxury to the comfort are granite counters, SS appliaces, engineered HW & California Closets throughout. Amenities include exercise facility, social lounge, playground, garden, sauna, steam & hot tub. Elevator down to Madison Shopping Center including Save-On Foods & Winners. Easy access to Brentwood Mall, Whole Foods & Skytrain. Two secured parking & one storage included.
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I have listed a new property at 112 333 1ST ST E in North Vancouver.
City and harbour views from this 1 bdrm + den, 1 bth garden level suite. Approx. 717 SF but feels much larger with the addition of approx 350 SF South facing, fenced outdoor space. Perfect for gardeners, those with pets or anyone who wants their own peaceful outdoor space. Suite offers renovated bathroom, insuite laundry and premium finishes such as granite countertops. Den could be used as a home office space or turned into the walk in closet of your dreams. Located in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood across from Hammersley Park, a short walk to the Sea Bus, The Quay, restaurants and plenty of amenities. 2 Pets allowed (no size restrictions) OPEN: Sat/Sun Oct 28/29 2:00 - 4:00PM.
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I have listed a new property at 3865 SOUTHWOOD ST in Burnaby.
INCREDIBLE NEW PRICE! Burnaby Suncrest home on large, private lot. Fully renovated bungalow and a large detached garage sit on an inviting 60 x 140 foot lot. Located at the end of a no-through street next to a park-like ravine and creek, this home is peaceful and serene yet walking distance to schools, parks and transit. Renovations include: updated kitchen with S/S appliances, windows, furnace, roof, new hot water tank and washer/dryer, plus designer paint colours and window coverings. All this, plus a well kept, picturesque backyard…what more could you ask for?
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I have sold a property at 508 2133 DOUGLAS RD in Burnaby.
Beautiful views from this HUGE 2brm, 2bth open concept unit! Sprawling Metrotown and city views from inside or from the balcony of this 941 SF, SW facing corner unit. Impressive bright and open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows. Gourmet kitchen features stone countertops & Whirlpool S/S appliances. Convenient Brentwood Park location near parks, restaurants & recreation. Enjoy exclusive access to the building’s lounge with kitchen area/TV/ping pong table, fully equipped fitness center & billiards/library room.
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In this short video I give some tips for Buyers about scheduling and attending showings. 

 

 

Do you have other questions about showing etiquette or is there something you wish your realtor had told you? 

 

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