Dominion by Ledingham McAllister in Downtown New Westminster

A New Place To Call Home

 

A CITY REVITALIZED

New Westminster is well known for its rich character and history, just like Ledingham McAllister, with our 107 year history of building quality communities throughout British Columbia. As a result, we are incredibly proud to introduce Dominion, a community of Craftsman-style residences to British Columbia’s original capital city. If you are familiar with New Westminster, you have probably noticed that Dominion is already under construction on Royal Avenue across from City Hall. Our spectacular sales centre is also well under construction at the corner of 6th Avenue and Agnes… you won’t be able to miss the tricked-out Austin Mini that will soon be parked on its roof! We love this quickly-evolving, centrally-located and historic city. Want to know why? Here’s our top five reasons.

  1. Dominion will bring you the best of New Westminster’s heritage-style architecture in a brand new building built by BC’s original home builder. Solid design backed by a solid builder. All at affordable and realistic prices.
     
  2. New Westminster is the most centrally located city in the entire Lower Mainland with fantastic Sky Train access: Work downtown? It’s a 30 minute commute by Sky Train. Need a Metrotown shopping fix? It’s only three stops away. Does your family live across the river? No problem. You’re there in mere minutes.
     
  3. Dominion is in a highly walkable location. A quick stroll brings you to the eclectic mix of cafes and shops that comprises the character-laden charm of Columbia Street. From antiques, to formal wear and BC’s original discount department store – Army and Navy—it’s all here.
     
  4. Students and Professors will appreciate the three block walk to Douglas College or the 15 minute drive to SFU.
     
  5. A huge variety of convenient shopping options have recently arrived in the form of Plaza 88, the newly restored River Market, and Big Bend Crossing – a big box shopping district on Marine Way.

We at Ledingham McAllister took a fresh look at New Westminster, and we encourage you to do the same. In the meanwhile, if you are curious to learn more about the homes at Dominion… stay tuned for further email updates! Floorplans, pricing and all the details will be coming your way as soon as they are available.

Floor Plan, Site Plan, and 360 Views 

 Dominion
Ledingham McAllister
New Westminster Developments

#5 12 E Royal Ave, New Westminster (Victoria Hill)


The Nurses Lodge at Victoria Hill – Rarely Available Heritage Townhome at the Nurses Lodge in Victoria Hill!! Spacious 1692sqft, 3 Bed, 2 1/2 bath, Very Bright, 2 Level End Unit surrounded by greenspace, an impressive view of the Fraser River, 2 heritage fireplaces & 2 side-by-side parking stalls. Main floor features an open living/dining/kitchen area with powder room, large den & 2 balconies. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances & granite counters. Upper floor has 2 bedrooms with a HUGE MASTER SUITE, walk-in-closet & private balcony. Enjoy the communal spice garden & a short 10min walk to the Skytrain! Excellent Amenities at the “Boiler House” incl: gym, theatre, basketball court, lounge area. Pets & Rentals Allowed!
For Full Listing Click Here.
MLS Feature Sheet #5 12 E Royal Ave

New GST + Transitional Tax info & deadline for $10,000 New Homebuyers grant.


There are some big changes happening this year regarding government tax and grants for home-buyers.
HST is finished April 1, 2013.  What does this mean for buying a home?  After HST has gone there will be the regular GST (5%) and a NEW Transitional Tax (2%) from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015.
Click Here for the Full Ministry of Finance Tax Package
Click Here for info from The B.C Real Estate Association.
The $10,000 New Home-buyers Grant also ceases April 1, 2013.  Those of you who were hoping to apply for this grant must step up the search for your perfect home and apply as early as possible.
Click Here for Eligibility and more info on the $10,000 New Homebuyers Grant 

Tips for Selling a Stale Listing


Have you had your property on the Market for a while with no serious interest?  Here are some tips from James to start the New Year off fresh and ready!
Re List – Re listing your property with a new MLS # will give your home a fresh start, shuffle photos (or take new ones), add a virtual tour, change up the description; all of these things can give your listing a new look to buyers just starting on the hunt for their new home.
Re Assess – Walk around you property with an objective eye and think about what you would like to see in a property ready for the Market. Do the carpets need to be steam cleaned or replaced?  Is the paint scuffed, chipped, or dull? Is there a lot of clutter (family pictures, knick-knacks, furniture, books,etc…) ? Is your furniture making it hard to navigate or easily walk through your home? The list below will allow you to check off what might need to be updated to get your property sold quick!
– Update Flooring: whether you clean your carpets or install hardwood, flooring is often the deal breaker at showings.
– Freshen up the Paint: if your paint is dirty or dull put a fresh coat on in a bright new color to make your home inviting.
De-clutter – Often great properties are over looked because clients can’t see past the stack of magazines or the 10 counter appliances.  Think like home style magazines: Less is More.  The less distractions from individual items will allow buyers to see the property as a whole and they will more easily imagine themselves living there.  Check out our blog on getting rid of unwanted items.
Showings – Bright, Welcoming, and Clean. These are 3 things to really live by when prepping your home for a showing.
– Open all the blinds
– Turn on ALL the lights (make sure they all are working and have light bulbs
– Fresh scent (if you notice the salmon you had for dinner last night is still lingering in the air, give the rooms a quick mist with air freshener. Click here for some natural quick air freshening ideas.
– Relaxing decor
– Put all small personal items ‘out of sight’ in a drawer or cupboard
– Smile! Being welcoming and friendly is the first impression the buyer will get of your property so make it a positive one!
Check out our previous blog Top Tips to Sell Your Home’ for great links to professional paint advice from Benjamin Moore, Cleaning Tips, Home Staging ideas, and more!

2012 Year End Stats and 2013 Predictions


The Market noticeably slowed in the Fall of 2012, and Sales were down 33% compared to Nov & Dec of 2011.  The 2012 year in all decreased in Sales by 22.7%.
December 2012 Market Stats from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
 

#304 290 Francis Way, New Westminster (The Grove – Victoria Hill)

  
The Grove at Victoria Hill – 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 951 SF West Facing unit overlooking the inner courtyard with Large Balcony. Very Quiet and surrounded by Greenspace this unit features a very spacious & open Living/Dining/Kitchen Area. Gourmet Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, lots of cabinets & island. Ideal Floorplan with two bedrooms located on opposite sides of the living room, Master Bedroom has walk-through closet leading into a Full Bathroom. Great Amenities at the Boiler House: Gym, Theatre, Study, Party Rm/Lounge, Outdoor Basketball Court. Central Locations, steps to Queens Park, 15min walk to Skytrain or 10 min Bus. Won’t last! Must See!
Virtual Tour
MLS Feature Sheet #304 290 Francis Way
 

#401 2958 Whisper Way, Coquitlam. (Westwood Plateau)


Summerlin at “Silver Springs”.  This suite has The Works! TOP FLOOR, 942ft², 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom with a HUGE Covered Balcony (Over 240ft²!), 2 Parking Stalls & 1 Storage Locker! This suite is great for entertaining,  it features an open floorplan, large living/dining area, gourmet kitchen with Maple Shaker Cabinets & Stainless Steel appliances (including a Gas Range), Spacious Master Suite with Walk-In Closet & large ensuite bathroom with separate his & her sinks! Resort like Amenities at Cascade Club with outdoor pool, hot tub, gym & billiards lounge. 2 dogs/cats allowed, rentals allowed.  Short walk to Coquitlam Centre, Douglas College, Larfarge Lake, Hiking, Shops  & Future Evergreen Line Skytrain Station.
For complete listing Click Here
MLS Feature Sheet #401 2958 Whisper Way

Nov 2012 Market Update

Greater Vancouver residential property sale and listing activity below 10-year averages in November

Over the past six months, the Greater Vancouver housing market has seen a reduction in the number of homes listed for sale, a gradual moderation in home prices and a decrease in property sales compared to historical averages.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 1,686 on the region’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, a 28.6 per cent decline compared to the 2,360 sales in November 2011 and a 12.7 per cent decline compared to the 1,931 home sales in October 2012.
November sales were 30.3 per cent below the 10-year November sales average of 2,420…
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#208 270 Francis Way, New Westminster. (The Grove – Victoria Hill)

  
The Grove, Victoria Hill – Gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath West facing suite with large balcony overlooking the inner courtyard. Very quiet & private location, great floor plan, open concept living/dining/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms on opposite sides of the living room, 2nd bdrm has walk in closet, master bedroom has walk-through closet leading into a full bathroom. Gourmet kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, stainless steel appliances & granite counters (granite in bathrooms as well). Excellent amenities at the Boiler House; gym, theatre, study area, party room/lounge, basketball court. Great location, surrounded by parks & greenspace. 15 min walk to skytrain or 10 min bus. Suite shows well, priced to sell, must see.
Virtual Tour
MLS Feature Sheet 208 270 Francis Way

SOLD! #214 14 East Royal Ave, New Westminster (Victoria Hill)


VICTORIA HILL – Stunning 2 Bed, 2 Bath 1051SF South Facing Suite Overlooking the Park & Fraser River. Very Private & Peaceful View that will not change and enjoy it from your Large Balcony which receives plenty of Sunshine. Features incl: Gas range, Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, & upgraded 42″ Upper Cabinets in the Kitchen, Stone Fireplace, with Hardwood Throughout (Living/Dining/Bedrooms), Crown moldings, 2″ Blinds, Granite in all Bathroom. Open Floor Plan with Spacious Kitchen. Well Maintained Building. Amenities Incl: Gym, Lounge & Billiard Games Room. 2 Side-by-side Parking & 1 Large Storage Locker.
For complete listing click here.
MLS Feature Sheet #214 14 East Royal Ave