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#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 

 

 

#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

Your Community: Queens Park, New Westminster.

The Queens Park neighbourhood in New Westminster is a quiet historical area with lots of greenspace and close to shops, schools, and parks.

Queens Park: This Park is one of the oldest in BC with great amenities and sports facilities this is a great area to live in especially for families. For more info on the history of Queens Park and its great facilities Click Here.

6th St: At the corner of 6th Ave and 6th St is a bustling core full of great shops, restaurants, cafes, and the New Westminster Public Library.
New Westminster Public Library

Walkscore neighbourhood

Royal City Centre 

Yelp Restaurants & Shops

Queens Park Meat Market : This little butchers shop has been at the corner of 4th Ave & 2nd St for 94 years and its patrons always have excellent reviews for Peter and his shop.  Queens Park Meat Market on Yelp.

Market Update:
11 Listed
Average list price: $1,162,000
Lowest list price: $785,000
Highest list price: $1,195,000 for 8 Bed/5 Bath 5,600 ft² 122 year old home.

21 Sales
Average sale: $1,162,000
Lowest sale: $560,000
Highest sale: $1,190,000 for 4 Bed/3 Bath 3,872  ft² 76 year old home.

 

Home sellers continue to outnumber buyers in Greater Vancouver’s summer housing market

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
VANCOUVER, BC – Home sale activity remained below long-term averages in the Greater Vancouver housing market in August.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 1,649 in August, a 30.7 per cent decline compared to the 2,378 sales in August 2011 and a 21.4 per cent decline compared to the 2,098 sales in July 2012.

August sales were the second lowest total for the month in the region since 1998 and 39.2 per cent below the 10-year August sales average of 2,711.

“Home sales this summer have been lower than we’ve seen for most of the past ten years, yet we continue to see relative stability when it comes to prices,” Eugen Klein, REBGV president said.

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 4,044 in August. This represents a 13.7 per cent decline compared to August 2011 when 4,685 properties were listed for sale on the MLS® and a 15.8 per cent decline compared to the 4,802 new listings in July 2012.

“For sellers it’s critical to work with your REALTOR® to understand today’s market and to develop the best strategy for selling your home,” Klein said. “On average it’s taking about two months for a home to sell on the MLS® in Greater Vancouver today.”

At 17,567, the total number of residential property listings on the MLS® increased 13.8 per cent from this time last year and declined 2.8 per cent compared to July 2012.

“Today, our sales-to-active-listings ratio sits at 9 per cent, which puts us in a buyer’s market. This ratio has been declining in our market since March when it was 19 per cent,” Klein said.

The MLSLink® Housing Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver is $609,500. This represents a decline of 0.5% compared to this time last year and a decline of 1.1% compared to last month.

Sales of detached properties on the MLS® in August 2012 reached 624, a decrease of 38.8 per cent from the 1,020 detached sales recorded in August 2011, and a 30.1 per cent decrease from the 893 units sold in August 2010. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 0.2 per cent from August 2011 to $942,100.

Sales of apartment properties reached 725 in August 2012, a 24.1 per cent decrease compared to the 955 sales in August 2011, and a decrease of 22.5 per cent compared to the 935 sales in August 2010. The benchmark price of an apartment property decreased 0.9 per cent from August 2011 to $370,100.

Attached property sales in August 2012 totalled 300, a 25.6 per cent decrease compared to the 403 sales in August 2011, and a 19.8 per cent decrease from the 374 attached properties sold in August 2010. The benchmark price of an attached unit decreased 1.9 per cent between August 2011 and 2012 to $462,300.

The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia. In 2011, 32,390 homes changed ownership in the Board’s area, generating $1.36 billion in spin-off activity and 9,069 jobs. The total dollar value of residential sales transacted through the MLS® system in Greater Vancouver totalled $25 billion in 2011. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is an association representing more than 11,000 REALTORS® and their companies. The Board provides a variety of member services, including the Multiple Listing Service®. For more information on real estate, statistics, and buying or selling a home, contact a local REALTOR® or visit www.rebgv.org.

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SOLD! #1107 610 Victoria St, New West (Downtown)

THE POINT – Great Building & Great Location!! 2 Beds & 2 Full Baths corner suite with Large Balcony facing North East with Fraser River & Mountain Views!! This Suite features engineered hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, electric fireplace, large master bedroom suite with walk-through closet, open floor plan, spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets, floor-to-ceiling windows bringing in plenty of natural light. Amenities include: indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room, lounge, media room…. Pets allowed with restrictions, rentals allowed. 1 parking stall included. Central location, steps to starbucks, shops, restaurants, Skytrain & NW quay Market.

#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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http://mlsr.realtylink.org/mlsr_get/res_sale_result_detail.cfm?comID=&agentID=52438&searchtype=both&CID=1180398&TMPL=1&MLS=V878742

#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.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS:

http://mlsr.realtylink.org/mlsr_get/res_sale_result_detail.cfm?comID=&agentID=52438&searchtype=both&CID=1180398&TMPL=1&MLS=V875427

#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.

FOR MORE DETAILS:

http://mlsr.realtylink.org/mlsr_get/res_sale_result_detail.cfm?comID=&agentID=52438&searchtype=both&CID=1180398&TMPL=1&MLS=V873410

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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#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)