Aug 2012 New Westminster Market Update.

New Westminster Market Update for August 2012.
Stats are taken from the MLS on September 5, 2012 and are based on MLS sales only.
405 Active Listings
33 Sold:  Avg. Sale- $322,900, Avg. Days on Market- 51
Highest Sale: $708,000 Penthouse at ‘Azure’at Plaza 88’
46 Active Listings
5 Sold:  Avg. Sale- $526,500, Avg. Days on Market- 30
Highest Sale: $612,500 in ‘Glenbrooke at Victoria Hill’
109 Active Listings
9 Sold: Avg. Sale- $760,700, Avg. Days on Market- 52
Highest Sale: $1,149,000 for Family Home built in 1940.

Building Single Family Homes in New Westminster.

Thinking of building your dream home in New Westminster?  Here is some information on zoning and lot-to-home size that will help you on your way.
NR1 Neighbourhood Residential Dwelling: NR1 New West Zoning Bylaws
New Westminster Areas best for NR1 Building: Moody Park (Kelvin), West End, & Connaught Heights.
RS1 Single Detached Dwellings: RS1 New West Zoning Bylaws
New Westminster Areas best for RS1 Building: Glenbrooke (North)Queens Park, The Heights, Sapperton, Fraserview (Glenbrooke South).
Not sure what your property is zoned as? Check out the Map for Zoning Codes. 

Building Permits and Information.
1 and 2 unit Residential Districts

Market Update for Queens Park New Westminster- June 2012

Queens Park Market Update January 1 – June 6 2012
11 Detached Houses have been sold, average sale price is $866,000 with an average days on market at 30.
Highest sale for 2012 so far is $1.19 million dollars for a 3870 sq foot home just off of 3rd St. Price per sq foot on this property was $606/sq ft.
Queens Park is a wonderful neighbourhood, close to schools, shops, and of course Queens Park which is celebrating its 125th birthday June 13th.
Queens Park was established in 1887 during the jubliee year of Queen Victoria who is great-great-grandmother to a certain royal celbrating her Jubilee year as well… Queens Park is steeped with interesting and exciting history from her role in World War 1, to famous park visits from The Prince of Wales and Winston Churchill.
For more information about Queens Park : Amenities, neighbourhood, and History click here.

Queens Park Celebrates 125 years June 13th!

Happy Birthday Queens Park!!

Tomorrow June 13th marks 125 years since Queens Park was established in 1887. This is a great neighbourhood rich in history and heritage homes.

Queens Park owes its name and land to Colonel Moody (Moody Park) as he had written to the BC Governor to save this lane under the name of Queen Victoria. On Queen Victoria’s jubilee June 13th 1887 the park was official opened and it was also the very first park in the colony of British Columbia.  Not only was this Park established on a Queens Jubilee but this year marks Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee year as well. The park hosted many May Day, Canada Day, and city celebrations attended by many famous people including The Prince of Wales and Winston Churchill to name a few.
The area is becoming quite popular and the park has seem some great upgrades from a fun kids play-place to many sporting areas.
Rainbow Playland is a great imaginative area for kids to have a great time enjoying this summer. It features 2 playgrounds, a spray-water park, and the famous Queens Park petting zoo! Surrounded by greenspace, trees, flowers, and beautiful picnic areas Queens Park is the ideal Family fun spot for New West.

Especially on Sundays when they have summer concerts at the bandstand!
Prefer more physical activities?
The park has a large new arena which hosts hockey, lacrosse, and much more. Outside you can play soccer, baseball, tennis, volleyball, go for a walk on the beautiful trails, or train in the fitness centre.

For a calmer afternoon there are great spots for bird & squirrel watching. Art can also be found around the park as well as an off-leash dog park for our four legged friends.
If you are planning a visit to Queens Park and want to know more about the history click here for the full background or for a great walking tour featuring some of the heritage homes in the area click here.
Other Links:
Queens Park Info (New West Parks & Rec)
Queens Park Heritage Site
Queens Park Master Plan 2012

SOLD! #502 14 E Royal Ave, New Westminster (Victoria Hill) James Garbutt

WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO! Gorgeous Unobstructed River & Mountain views from this outstanding,QUIET, bright, Rainscreened, Top floor 3 bed+2 ENSUITE bath 1237 sq. ft. suite. Offered FURNISHED w/aprox $50K of designer pieces from Scan Design & Inspiration, upgraded Top of the line S/S appliances, gas stove.Vaulted ceilings,crown moulding, high quality laminate throughout, $2400 Titan 3M window films. $20K owner built in air cond/heat/dehumidifiers,upgraded paint & blinds. 3 Parking Stalls + Locker.Only lowrise in Victoria Hill-ONNI’s Master Planned Community-in house amenities incl. Guest Suite/exercise/party room+.LOW maint fees. Great Central location close to Queens Park, C.G Pool, schools, transit,shopping. Sure to impress!

#302 290 Francis Way, New Westminster (Victoria Hill)

PANORAMIC VIEWS of Fraser River & Mountains!!  This 996 SF 2 bdrm+den, 2 bath, SE Facing CORNER UNIT at “The Grove” in Victoria Hill. Open & efficient floor plan, features in-suite laundry, Lrg master bdrm w/huge Walk-in-closet, Electric Fireplace in Living Rm, premium laminate floors, Kitchen boasts S/S appliances, lots of cabinets & granite countertops (in baths as well). Upgrades include fresh paint, custom trim panelling in living rm, and new light fixtures. Large 13’6″x11′ corner balcony great for BBQ & Entertaining. 1 locker & tandem pkg stall included. Centrally located close to shopping, restaurants & the beautiful Queens Park. Gym & great amenities at the Boiler House. Built in 2008,2-5-10 warranty.

#101 14 E Royal Ave, New Westminster (Victoria Hill)

WOW! VICTORIA HILL master planned community by Onni.This suite & RAINSCREENED building have it all! OUTSTANDING,IMMACULATE,QUIET 1236 sf 3 bed/2 bath(both ensuites)condo.Ground floor(townhome feel)unit features your own large private yard perfect for kids/entertaining/dog owners!GORGEOUS Fraser River views,2 side by side parking spaces+locker.Luxurious finishing incl:Granite counters,high 9+ft ceilings,S/S appliances,Gas stove, large private bedrooms,huge master closet w/spa like ensuite.IN BUILDING amenities:Guest suite/gym/pool table/ party room.LOW STRATA Fees!Walk or Shuttle Bus to Douglas College,shops,GREAT schools,transit,Canada Games Pool. Steps to Queen’s Park. You’ll love all that New West has to offer! REA Full Realtor 19-Mar-12 12:55 PM The enclosed information while deemed to be correct, is not guaranteed. PREC* indicates Personal Real Estate Corporation. New Westminster, Fraserview NW Residential Attached