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#PoMoLife: Episode 2 – Gabi & Jules

#PoMoLife – A Visit to Gabi & Jules in Port Moody

This time we stopped by Lucas’s favourite sweets spot Gabi & Jules. There were so many delicious choices! One of the things we love most about Port Moody is the culture. Kindness and Inclusiveness is a major theme in this town and Gabi and Jules is helping set the tone. If supporting good, honest businesses gives you the warm fuzzies treat yourself to a pre-Easter treat this week!

Lucas & Monica enjoy a pie eating contest during this weeks episode! Find out who wins & who cheats… only 30 seconds to finish their pie… and GO!

Watch below & make sure to check back next week or our next episode of #PoMoLife.

There is a lot going on in our city, Port Moody and we are going to highlight new and old businesses AND events! We have some serious ground to cover and we are open to requests! If there is a new spot that you haven’t tried, let us know.

 

#PoMoLife: Episode 1 – Port Moody Refillery

Introducing PoMo Life with Lucas and Monica!

There is a lot going on in our city, Port Moody and we are going to highlight new and old businesses AND events! We have some serious ground to cover and we are open to requests! If there is a new spot that you haven’t tried, let us know. We’ll make Lucas try it if it’s questionable, otherwise we are totally in this together. We will be posting a new episode every week! We hope you enjoy.

Who’s up first? PORT MOODY REFILLERY #PoMoLife

The Port Moody Refillery provides environmentally friendly, locally produced soaps & cleaners for your body and home. Owners, Teresa and Julie believe that there is a desire in the community to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Not having access to bulk and package-free cleaning products motivated Teresa and Julie to bring a refill shop closer to home! Reuse your containers + reduce single use plastics! To learn more about their business visit their website or go say hi at 229A Newport Drive (inside Tea & Paper Nook), Port Moody. We loved what they had to offer & we will be back soon!

They are on social media! Give them a follow on Instagram & Facebook 

 

 

Zero To Here Podcast – Inside Scoop with the G+D Real Estate Team!

ZERO TO HERE WITH THE G+D REAL ESTATE TEAM

As we all know our very own Denny Dumas started his Zero to Here podcast late last year and the G+D Team has finally made an appearance! Monica Harmse, Shawn Kambo, Lucas Mccann and Adam Senuik talk about the current real estate market in Vancouver and what may be coming up in the Spring!

 

FREE Real Estate Seminar – Buying & Selling in The Current Market

FREE REAL ESTATE SEMINAR!

Adam and Shawn are back hosting another Real Estate Seminar. This event will be held on April 4th at Old Crow Coffee Co in New West from 7:00-8:00 pm and we will have coffee/tea available for all attendees!

At this Seminar, we are going to be having a general open conversation where we can address any and all of your questions!

Eventually we will take you through a 5-10 minute presentation to show you the current state of the market for seller/buyers, but overall, we want to achieve an open discussion to make sure that you get all of your questions covered and have you leave with the knowledge/education that you came for.

This event is open to all types including those who’s next transaction will happen right away or in the future. This will be beneficial for both buyers and sellers and we will provide information on both condos and homes.

RSVP is required for the event so that we can plan accordingly. Send us a message on social media, an email to info@gdrealestate.ca, or sign up on eventbrite to let us know that you’re attending and who you’re bringing, and we’ll save you a spot!

Limited tickets available! SIGN UP HERE! 

Vancouver Real Estate Stats

VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE STATS – MARCH 2019

Vancouver, BC is one of the most beautiful places to live in Canada, but it comes at a high price. The average price for Vancouver Real Estate in 2019 is $1,019,600, which is 4.5% lower compared to 2018.

It is expensive to own a home in Vancouver, but it is also expensive to rent. The average 1 bedroom apartment price increased by 6.5% from 2018, which is the second highest rental price in Canada, right below Toronto.  Burnaby ‘s 1 bedroom rentals increased by 9.8%, which is the third highest in Canada.

Below is some more Vancouver real estate stats: 

Vancouver Real Estate Stats 2019

Shawn’s Deals of the Week (March 11 – 15)

Shawn’s Deals of the Week  (Mar 11 – 15)

Every week I will be posting 3-5 listings that I think are great investments for those who are looking to buy and hold, build, and move in. The neighbourhoods that I explore are:

  1. Vancouver West
  2. Vancouver East
  3. East burnaby
  4. South Burnaby
  5. North Burnaby
  6. New Westminster
  7. Surrey

Why are you doing this?

There are so many aspects to take in to account when finding the right investment property.  You want to look at location, price point, location of that exact property, the details of the home and any issues with the lot. Whether it’s sloped, at a high point on the block that allows for a view or whether it’s riddled with trees that make it near impossible to build on without going through a lengthy process with the city halls. I will try to narrow searches down for you to make the selection process easier.

New Westminster – West End: 1215 Nanaimo Street

Price: $ 988,000
Lot Size: 33×122 (4,059 Sq. Ft.)
House size:  2,417 Sq Ft.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathroom: 2
Year Built: 1912
Zoning: RT-1A

 

 

 

 

 

Why I Chose it:

  • Great price
  • Great location
  • Located in a duplex dwelling district – potential for a duplex property
  • Living space includes a suite to help with the mortgage

North Burnaby – Capitol Hill: 4657 Georgia Street

Price: $ 1,244,000
Lot Size: 33 x 122 (4,026 Sq. Ft.)
House size:  1,777 Sq Ft.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1952
Zoning: RS5

 

 

 

 

Why I Chose it:

  • Location: Steps to Brentwood, easy access to Downtown Vancouver and Highway 1
  • Has a basement suite
  • Great neighbourhood
  • Quiet street
  • Shopping and schools nearby
  • Hold for now, build later.

Vancouver East – Fraser: 765 E 24th Avenue 


Price:
$ 1,500,000
Lot:
33 x 122 (4,026 Sq. Ft.)
House size:  2,054 Sq Ft.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathroom: 2
Year Built: 1927
Zoning: RS-1

 

 

 

Why I Chose it:

  • Location – Close to all amenities
  • Area has been zoned for duplexes
  • Currently has a suite (mortgage helper)

Vancouver East – South Vancouver: 596 E 51st Avenue 


Price:
$ 1,498,000
Lot: 36.26 x 122.26 (4,433 Sq Ft.)
House size:  2,656 Sq Ft.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathroom: 3
Year Built: 1975
Zoning: RS-1

 

 

 

Why I Chose it:

  • Location: Close to John Henderson Elementary School, parks and shopping.
  • Fair price point
  • Some renovations
  • Lot size is above the standard Vancouver 4,026 Sq. Ft.

Vancouver West – Dunbar: 4277 Kevin Place  


Price:
$ 3,488,000
Lost Size: 46/85 x 121/135 Irregular (8,133 Sq. Ft.)
House size:  2,216 Sq Ft.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathroom: 2.5
Year Built: 1971
Zoning: RS5

 

 

 

Why I Chose it:

  • Location, location, location – tucked away behind Pacific Spirit Regional Park and the St. George’s Senior School. This is also steps to UBC, Spanish Banks, the airport and Downtown Vancouver
  • Great for holding and renting or build your dream home in one of the best neighbourhoods in North America
  • Current condition of the home is excellent.
  • One of the best price points for this size of lot in Vancouver West – Dunbar

Please contact us directly for your investment needs. We tailor our services to best suit your needs.

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GLOBE & MAIL ARTICLE – TOUGH BARGAINING SHAVES PRICE OF COQUITLAM TOWNHOUSE UNIT

Asking price: $598,000

Selling price: $525,000

Days on market: 91

Taxes: $2,116.70

Maintenance fee: $202

Buyer’s agent: Adam Senuik, Keller Williams Elite

The action

The unit is in a complex built in 1988, located near public transit. When the newlywed couple that purchased the unit walked through the door, they knew they wanted it, buyer’s agent Adam Senuik said. But their pre-approved mortgage was only $515,000. Mr. Senuik knew the condo had been on the market for two months at that time and had been reduced from $618,000. After three counter offers, the couple went back to the mortgage broker and came up with pre-approval of $525,000.

What they got

The 1,158 square-foot one-level townhouse has been fully renovated, with laminate floors, carpeted bedrooms and crown moulding, fireplace, quartz counters, heated bathroom floors and soaker tub. The complex was built in 1988 and is near transit and shops.

The agent’s take

Prices started dropping in the fall of 2018, Mr. Senuik says. “Vancouver’s property buyers are winning in a shifted market,” he says. “We have seen a lot of listings on the market much longer than the year previous.” In 2017, he’d see multiple offers drive the closing price above the asking price. It’s a different market today.