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New Westminster, BC, V3M 2X9

James Garbutt

Shawn’s Deals of the Week

Shawn’s Deals of the Week

Every week I will be Shawn’s Deals which will include 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 Shawn’s Deals of the week?

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 – Downtown: #1103 – 813 Carnarvon Street

Shawn's Deals

Price: $ 462,900
Maintenance Fees: $235.07
House size:  512 Sq Ft.
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 2022
Zoning: CD-76





Why I Chose it: 

Great price, brand new building (called the Ovation), and the location is great. Judging by the floor plans these units are efficient in utilizing the Sq Ft. Some units are still available through the developer. Be sure to give me a shout if you need help in purchasing a pre-sale.

New Westminster – Fraser View: #316 – 225 Francis Way 

Shawn's DealsPrice: $ 649,900
Maintenance Fees: 
House size:  1,066 Sq Ft.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathroom: 2
Year Built: 2010
Zoning: RM-4






Why I Chose it:

 The location is key. It is nestled in a Victoria Hill and it’s not often that a 3 bedroom apartment comes up for sale in this neighbourhood.

Vancouver East: 765 E 24th Avenue

Shawn's Deals

Price: $ 1,398,000
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:

Great location. A 15 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. This is a great investment property for those looking to get in to the Vancouver market for a standard size lot. The homes needs some TLC. At 4,026 Sq. Ft. with the perceived buildable being 70% of the lot size for RS-1. There’s a potential for a 2,818.2 Sq. Ft. brand new home.

New Westminster – Glenbrooke North: 208 Blackman Street

Shawn's DealsPrice: $ 880,000
Lot: 52 x 116 (6,032 Sq Ft.)
House size:  1,020 Sq Ft.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathroom: 2
Year Built: 1953
Zoning: RS-1







Why I Chose it:

Price point. Located in one of the many great neighbourhoods in New Westminster. 208 Blackman Street is in Glenbrooke North. This home sits on a 6,032 Sq. Ft. lot and with the current bylaws, a 3,016 Sq. Ft.  home can be constructed or someone looking to renovate and extend this home would be able to get it at a great price of $880,000. This home won’t last long at this price. Call us to schedule a viewing for you.

New Westminster – Glenbrooke North: 212 Blackman Street

Shawn's DealsPrice: $ 884,900
Lot: 52 x 116.1 (6,037.20 Sq Ft.)
House size:  1,155 Sq Ft.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
Year Built: 1913
Zoning: RS-1






Why I Chose it:

Price point. Located in one of the many great neighbourhoods in New Westminster. 208 Blackman Street is in Glenbrooke North. This home sits on a 6,037.2 Sq. Ft. lot and with the current bylaws, a 3,018 Sq. Ft.  home can be constructed or someone looking to renovate and extend this home would be able to get it at a great price of $884,900. Call us to schedule a viewing for you.

‘Micro Suites’ could be the new trend in Greater Vancouver Condo Developments

Minimalists rejoice!
A condo development in Surrey is awaiting City Council approval to begin constructing a building containing Canada’s smallest condos.  With only 290-305 sqft you may have a hard time fitting your king sized bedroom suite and other furniture into this tiny apartment. However this size is perfect for young adults who want a well designed open layout and don’t need any superfluous space.  The idea behind the concept follows other buildings in Vancouver (Burns Block on Hastings), New York, Tokyo, Paris, and London. This suite is perfect for city-living work-oriented young adults who don’t yet have the salary for a condo/home within walking distance to public transportation.  The building is called ‘Balance’ and will be part of the ‘Quattro’ Complex just steps from Gateway Skytrain Station in Surrey which is extremely convenient for students attending SFU’s Surrey Campus or for those who work in Downtown Vancouver.  Sales are expected to start January 2013 if the City of Surrey gives the go ahead.

Full Articles:
Vancouver Sun
Yahoo Canada
Burns Block Micro Apartment Pictures

SOLD! 5939 188th St, Surrey (Cloverdale)

Well Kept Home in a Great Cloverdale Hilltop Neighborhood! Home has 3 bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms upstairs, 2 Bedrooms & 1 bathroom downstairs, 2 Kitchens, suite (not currently rented out). Over 2500 sqft of living space with 2 car attached garage (additional uncovered parking as well) and a HUGE fully fenced west facing backyard, all situated on a large 7799 SF lot! Newer updates incl: high efficiency furnace (2006), hotwater tank (2010), roof (2007), gutters & downspouts (2007), paint (2012), new balcony (2011). Excellent floorplan: Spacious & open Family/Kitchen/Living/Dining area on the main. Enjoy the large balcony off the Kitchen leading onto a brick patio and spacious yard. Steps to Sunrise Ridge Elementary & Public transit.

For complete listing click here.

MLS Feature Sheet 5939 188th St

SOLD!! 5910 187A St, Surrey (Cloverdale)

LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Great Family Home, Quiet Street Surrounded by Green Space, Phenomenal Neighborhood! 3 Bed/2 Bath Up, 2 Bed/1Bath Suite Down, Corner Lot, Large Level Fenced Backyard (Great for Kids & Pets). Large Double Garage, New Concrete Driveway & Walkways, Side Parking for RV or Additional Cars. Home is very well kept with many updates, which include: New Furnace, Mostly Newer Appliances, New Blinds, Fresh Paint, Roof Approx 7 years, and more… Close to Parks, situated on a cul-de-sac street, MUST SEE!

For full listing click here.

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#208 19388 65th Ave, Surrey (Cloverdale)

September 12, 2011 – Virtual Tour #208 19388 65th Ave, Surrey

Liberty – Outstanding 1051 sqft, 2 Bed+Large Den, 2 Bath SE facing Corner Unit with 2 Balconies and plenty of windows bringing in natural light.  This suite shows exceptionally well, some of it’s features include granite counters in the kitchen & baths, laminate floors, electric fireplace & designer paint throughout. Great Cloverdale location, just minutes to Downtown Langley and walking distance to Willowbrook Mall, Superstore & Restaurants. Clubhouse includes gym, kitchen, pool table, rec hall, guest suite.  2 side-by-side parking & 1 storage locker included. Rentals allowed and pets allowed with restrictions.