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GARBUTT + DUMAS REAL ESTATE TEAM
630 Fifth St
New Westminster, BC, V3M 2X9
604.805.3115
info@gdrealestate.ca




James Garbutt

#106 1250 Quayside Dr., New Westminster (The Promenade)

THE PROMENADE – COMPLETELY UPDATED 1 Bed + Den, 1 Bath, 1104 sqft, Private Ground level unit with huge patio over looking the park.  Approx $65,000 in upgrades!!! New Kitchen (maple cabinets, puck lights, island, stainless steel appliances), New Bathroom (tub, rain shower, seamless glass enclosure, vanity, tile, radiant in floor heating, etc…), New Bamboo flooring, Fresh Paint, New Mouldings, Exposed Concrete Ceiling with Cedar Beams. Building was Rainscreened in 2003, New Boiler (2011), New Plumbing (2007), New Parking Membrane (2011), New Roof (2011), Healthy Contingency Reserve Fund. Enjoy the open concept floorplan with 10″ ceilings in the Living Room.  Steps to the Quay Boardwalk & Park. An absolute must see!

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MLS Feature Sheet #106 1250 Quayside Dr

#33 – 245 Francis Way, New Westminster (Glenbrooke-Victoria Hill)

Glenbrooke- Victoria Hill.  Outstanding 1724ft² 3 bed, 2.5 bath END UNIT Townhome is privately situated at the back of the complex. Gorgeous River & Mountain views. Impressive home features high ceilings on the main, hardwood & laminate floors, beautiful kitchen cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, upgrade laundry, blinds & new carpet. 3 decks, backyard, spacious master bedroom with large walk-in closet+luxurious ensuite, 2 car tandem garage + Bonus Media Room. full Rainscreen, remainder of 5-10 yr. warranty. Low maintenance fees including outstanding Amenities at the Boiler House: Exercise Centre, Theatre Room, Study Area, Basketball Court, Lounge w/pool table. Excellent location. near Queens Parks, shopping, & transportation.

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MLS Feature Sheet 33 245 Francis Way

New Westminster and Burnaby stats for the 1st week of September 2012.

So far September is following the Summer as a Buyers Market which means Sellers must be aware of current prices and have a great realtor who can price your home so it doesn’t sit on the Market for too long but you still get a great sale.  Taking time to prepare your home for a sale can be the perfect step towards selling quickly.

Whether you are just updating paint and the overall style or you are upgrading appliances, carpet, and more sometimes all it takes is that little extra effort.  For some great ideas on getting your home ‘Sale Ready’ Click Here!
If you have any questions about the current Market and getting your home Sale Ready give James a call!

New  Westminster: 140 New Listings (33 Homes, 21 Townhomes, 73 Condos)
26 Sales
Avg Sale to List ratio: 1 to 5

Burnaby: 47 New Listings (9 Homes, 3 Townhomes, 33 Condos)
7 Sales
Avg Sale to List ratio: 1 to 7

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Sept 2012 Update

 

#311 225 Francis Way, New Westminster (The Whittaker at Victoria Hill)

April 12, 2011 – Video Blog of #311 225 Francis Way, New Westminster

WHITTAKER at Victoria Hill – Stunning 2 Bed+Den, 2 Bath with unobstructed River & Mountain Views!! Enjoy views of the Fraser River from your living room & large patio. This suite features a large and open living/dining room area with  laminate flooring, impressive kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances & lots of cabinets, granite counters and under-mounted sinks in bathrooms as well. Located just steps to the Boiler House which features a huge gym, lounge area, reading area, media room, meeting room & basketball court. 2 Parking Stall included! Rentals allowed & pets allowed with restrictions. Must See!!

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#106 707 Gloucester St., New Westminster

March 22, 2011 – Video Blog of #106 707 Gloucester St., New Westminster

Impressive CORNER suite in the New Westminster’s Uptown Area, Enjoy the large South-facing balcony surrounded by trees. Short walk to skytrain, shopping and elementary school. This suite features laminate floors, gas fireplace in the living room, new backsplash & counters in Kitchen,new appliances(2008). Spacious master bedroom with walk-through closet. Located on the SW corner of the building, lots of natural light,very open & spacious living/dining room area.Suite is on the 1st floor,but private and situated one floor up from ground level 1 Parking and 1 Storage included. NEW ROOF (2010), Re-Plumbed in 2001, NEW BOILER to be installed (paid by Seller) MAINT. FEE INCLUDES HEAT & GAS! Pets allowed w/restrictions.

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#1207 833 Agnes St., New Westminster (NEWS)

March 10, 2011 – Video Blog of #1207 833 Agnes St., New Westminster

NEWS-IMPRESSIVE 2 BED+DEN,2 FULL BATH CORNER UNIT WITH SW FACING VIEW OF FRASER RIVER!Built in 2006 by Rykon,CONCRETE construction & centrally located in the heart of downtown New West.This suite features all the builder’s upgrades!Granite  counters in kitchen & baths, stainless steel appliances, upgraded kitchen cabinets,built-in desk in Den & premium Maple laminate flooring. Large SW facing balcony,plenty of space for a BBQ & patio set,Spacious MSTR Bed w/Walk-In-Closet,Open floor plan/lots of window bringing in light 1 parking & 1 storage incl(ADDITIONAL Parking Space available for purchase $2750 TAX IN).Pets allowed & rentals allowed.Steps to NW Skytrain, Starbucks, IGA, Restaurants,Quay Market.

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REBGV reports increased housing demand in February

VANCOUVER, B.C. – March 2, 2011 – Demand for detached homes continues to be strong across Greater Vancouver, with particularly high sales volumes occurring in Richmond and Vancouver Westside.

For the past two months, the number of properties listed for sale and those sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Greater Vancouver outpaced the 10-year average in both categories. From a historical perspective, February’s 3,097 homes sales outpace the 2,742 home-sale average recorded in the region over the last ten years.

“We saw an increase in demand across our region last month as more buyers entered the market in advance of the spring season,” said Jake Moldowan, president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). “The intensity of this activity varied between communities. Our statistics tell us that single detached homes in Richmond and the west side of Vancouver remain the most sought after properties in our marketplace.”

Between November 2010 and February 2011, the MLSLink® Housing Price Index (HPI) benchmark price of a detached home in Richmond increased $190,739 to $1,099,679; in Vancouver West, detached home prices increased $222,185 to $1,850,072. In comparison, detached home prices across the region increased $51,762 between November 2010 and February 2011 to $848,645.

“To effectively analyse real estate statistics for the purpose of buying or selling a home, it’s critical to focus on your neighbourhood of choice because, like we see today, conditions and prices can fluctuate significantly within the same city or municipality,” Moldowan said.

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rebgv-stats-package-february-2011

#202 833 Agnes St., New Westminster (NEWS)

December 28, 2010 – Video Blog of #202 833 Agnest St., New Westminster

Concrete construction & built by Rykon. This 4 years young 1 bed/1 bath suite has many Oustanding Features which include: Granite counters, Premium front load washer & dryer, Stainless Steel appliances, laminate floors, walk-in-closet, in-suite alarm, built-in computer hutch with drawers & lots of windows. Amenities incl: Gym, social room, video surveillance, on site gardens & playground. You will love the central location!! Across the street from a dog park, steps to Douglas College, shops, restaurants, Skytrain (25 min from Downtown Vancouver), transportation, the Quay & much more. Rentals Allowed & pets Allowed with restrictions. 1 pkg &  1 locker included. Call today!

#1206 280 Ross Dr., New Westminster (The “Carlyle” at Victoria Hill)

December 9, 2010 – Video Blog of #1206 280 Ross Dr.

OUTSTANDING 975sq/ft 2 bed+2 bath condo in New Westminster’s prestigious & award winning Victoria Hill community! Built by Onni in 2010 & under Warranty! This suite is LIKE NEW *WITHOUT HST*! Gorgeous finishing include granite counters & floor to ceiling windows showcase this corner unit’s bright natural light. The views of the Fraser River, Mount Baker & Queen’s Park are BREATHTAKING! SE from master & SW from 2nd bedroom. Large private balcony. 1 parking space. Pets welcome & rentals allowed. Lots of storage. Fantastic amenities. You will love the central location & all that New West has to offer! Walk to Douglas college, Safeway, Schools, Transit, Canada Games Pool & steps to Queen’s Park.

New Westminster Market Review for October 1st – 13th, 2010

October 13, 2010 – New West Market Review for  Oct 1-13th

New Westminster Homes:

New Listings = 12

Price Changes = 11 (*all reductions)

Sales = 9

*Hot Spot – West End (5 new listings)

Total Active Home Listings = 122

New Westminster Condos:

New Listings = 33

Price Changes = 37 (*all reductions)

Sales = 17

*Hot Spot – New West Quay & Uptown (9 New Listings Each)

Total Active Condo Listings = 414  (*Apartments & Townhouses)

New Westminster Real Estate Market Review for Sept 22 – 29th

September 30, 2010 – New West Market Review for  Sept 22-29th

New Westminster Homes:

New Listings = 14

Price Changes = 9 (*all reductions)

Sales = 12

*Hot Spot – Queensborough (7 new listings & 3 sales)

New Westminster Condos:

New Listings = 46

Price Changes = 22 (*all reductions)

Sales = 15

*Hot Spot – New West Quay (11 New Listings & 3 Sales)