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We have just listed a property at 117 1140 CASTLE CRES in Port Coquitlam.
Spectacular views from all 3 levels! Bright & spacious 2400sqft end unit in the Uplands. Immaculate & tastefully updated w/ new flooring, counter-tops, tile back-splash & bathroom fixtures including walk-in shower & soaker tub in ensuite. Valor F/P in living room & rec. room. Bsmt feat. sliding doors onto private patio & built in workshop. Beautifully landscaped & double detached garage. This one won't last! Call now!
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Please visit our Open House at 117 1140 CASTLE CRES in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Spectacular views from all 3 levels! Bright & spacious 2400sqft end unit in the Uplands. Immaculate & tastefully updated w/ new flooring, counter-tops, tile back-splash & bathroom fixtures including walk-in shower & soaker tub in ensuite. Valor F/P in living room & rec. room. Bsmt feat. sliding doors onto private patio & built in workshop. Beautifully landscaped & double detached garage. This one won't last! Call now!
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Please visit our Open House at 117 1140 CASTLE CRES in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, June 26, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Spectacular views from all 3 levels! Bright & spacious 2400sqft end unit in the Uplands. Immaculate & tastefully updated w/ new flooring, counter-tops, tile back-splash & bathroom fixtures including walk-in shower & soaker tub in ensuite. Valor F/P in living room & rec. room. Bsmt feat. sliding doors onto private patio & built in workshop. Beautifully landscaped & double detached garage. This one won't last! Call now!
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We have just sold a property at 407 2966 SILVER SPRINGS BLVD in Coquitlam.
Sunny, bright & spacious, 4th floor CORNER unit with nobody above you & nobody to one side! Most desired floor plan with separate kitchen/eating area & large windows all around. Open layout with loads of cabinets & XL closets for convenient in-suite storage, this home also fits house size furniture. Featuring 2 bedrooms (each with own walk in closet), separated for privacy, and 2 full baths. Large covered deck with treed views towards Town Center. Owner occupied & prof painted in fresh neutrals, this lovely condo is move-in ready. 2nd parking stall rented for $35/month. Easy walk to new sky train station, Douglas College, Pinetree Secondary & 1 min to Walton Elementary (Mandarin program). Resort style facilities with pool, hot tub, gym, billiards & BBQ patio.
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Home sales in British Columbia are expected to hit a new record this year as soaring demand pushes the cost of a home to a new high. That’s the forecast from the British Columbia Real Estate Association on Thursday, which predicts residential sales to climb 12.3 per cent in 2016.

Here are five things of note from the BCREA forecast:

 

1. B.C. residential sales are forecast to reach more than 115,000 units this year, which is well above the 10-year average of 83,000. The previous record was in 2005, when just over 106,000 units were sold. Frenetic consumer demand is driving the numbers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, where population growth continues to be fuelled by migration. Weaker economic conditions in Alberta combined with robust employment growth in Metro Vancouver is contributing to an increase in net inter-provincial migration.

 

2. The report says housing demand across the Lower Mainland-Southwest region of the province has increased significantly during the past 12 months. Sales activity in the Fraser Valley and Chilliwack are mirroring Vancouver’s breakneck pace of transactions. The association says residential sales are projected to rise nearly nine per cent to 47,000 units this year, while home sales are projected to soar to more than 21 per cent in the Fraser Valley and nearly 19 per cent in Chilliwack to 24,300 and 3,725 units, respectively.

 

3. All those sales and an imbalance between supply and demand are going to continue the current trend of prices rising, with the association predicting that the average cost of a home in B.C. will go up a whopping 20.4 per cent in 2016 to $766,600 and a further 3.4 per cent to $792,800 in 2017. In Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, those numbers are higher. The average home price is expected to increase between 22 and 25 per cent in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, and nearly 16 per cent in Chilliwack this year. 

 

4. The average cost of a single detached home in Metro Vancouver in 2015 was $1,454,277. That number is forecast to jump by 30 per cent in 2016 to $1,890,000. In 2017, the association expects the market to cool a little with prices rising only 4.8 per cent to $1,980,000. An average townhouse in the Metro region cost $631,201 and is projected to go up 21.2 per cent to $765,000 in 2016. An average condo last year cost $481,399 and the cost this year is expected to go up 16.1 per cent to $559,000.

5. Strong housing demand and a lack of inventory has not gone unnoticed by home builders. Total housing starts in the province are forecast to reach 37,800 units this year, the highest level of production since 2007. However, the lengthy time lag between a housing start and its completion means that markets experiencing the most severe supply droughts, like Metro Vancouver, will likely remain in sellers’ market territory for the foreseeable future

 

http://www.theprovince.com/business/five+things+know+about+latest+home+sales+forecast/11960546/story.html 

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Every month, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) does a small poll of its realtor members.

The survey basically asks agents to describe their most recent buyers. For example, 226 realtors sampled in April reported that more than 24 percent of their clients were first-time home buyers.

Another class of almost 24 percent were property owners moving to other, comparable, homes.

 

In addition, more than 22 percent of buyers were local or domestic investors. Coming in fourth at almost 11 percent were owners of either condos or townhouses who were moving into detached homes. Also, almost six percent of buyers were owners of detached homes who were downsizing to condos.

Foreign investors made up four percent of buyers, according to this latest REBGV survey.

Based on the association’s polling going back two years, from April 2014, the pattern hasn’t changed. First-time purchasers, homeowners transferring to similar properties, and local investors are the most active buyers. The level of participation by foreign investors over the past two years hovered between 1.5 percent and six percent.

REBGV president Dan Morrison has been in the realty business for 25 years. According to him, most of his clients are locals who are either going to live in the homes they’re buying or are purchasing for investment.

Morrison said the provincial government’s move to collect citizenship information from buyers, starting in June this year, is a sound call.

“Everybody is looking for one reason why the market is going crazy, and, you know, there is no one reason,” Morrison told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview. “There’s many different reasons, but the more facts we can get about it, the more we can better understand it.”

According to Morrison, B.C.’s good economy and low interest rates are among the factors behind the active real-estate market.

 

http://www.straight.com/news/699891/poll-shows-complex-vancouver-real-estate-market 

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We have just listed a property at 407 2966 SILVER SPRINGS BLVD in Coquitlam.
Sunny, bright & spacious, 4th floor CORNER unit with nobody above you & nobody to one side! Most desired floor plan with separate kitchen/eating area & large windows all around. Open layout with loads of cabinets & XL closets for convenient in-suite storage, this home also fits house size furniture. Featuring 2 bedrooms (each with own walk in closet), separated for privacy, and 2 full baths. Large covered deck with treed views towards Town Center. Owner occupied & prof painted in fresh neutrals, this lovely condo is move-in ready. 2nd parking stall rented for $35/month. Easy walk to new sky train station, Douglas College, Pinetree Secondary & 1 min to Walton Elementary (Mandarin program). Resort style facilities with pool, hot tub, gym, billiards & BBQ patio. Open June 4 & 5, 12-2pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 407 2966 SILVER SPRINGS BLVD in Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, June 4, 2016 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Sunny, bright & spacious, 4th floor CORNER unit with nobody above you & nobody to one side! Most desired floor plan with separate kitchen/eating area & large windows all around. Open layout with loads of cabinets & XL closets for convenient in-suite storage, this home also fits house size furniture. Featuring 2 bedrooms (each with own walk in closet), separated for privacy, and 2 full baths. Large covered deck with treed views towards Town Center. Owner occupied & prof painted in fresh neutrals, this lovely condo is move-in ready. 2nd parking stall rented for $35/month. Easy walk to new sky train station, Douglas College, Pinetree Secondary & 1 min to Walton Elementary (Mandarin program). Resort style facilities with pool, hot tub, gym, billiards & BBQ patio. Open June 4 & 5, 12-2pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 407 2966 SILVER SPRINGS BLVD in Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, June 5, 2016 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Sunny, bright & spacious, 4th floor CORNER unit with nobody above you & nobody to one side! Most desired floor plan with separate kitchen/eating area & large windows all around. Open layout with loads of cabinets & XL closets for convenient in-suite storage, this home also fits house size furniture. Featuring 2 bedrooms (each with own walk in closet), separated for privacy, and 2 full baths. Large covered deck with treed views towards Town Center. Owner occupied & prof painted in fresh neutrals, this lovely condo is move-in ready. 2nd parking stall rented for $35/month. Easy walk to new sky train station, Douglas College, Pinetree Secondary & 1 min to Walton Elementary (Mandarin program). Resort style facilities with pool, hot tub, gym, billiards & BBQ patio. Open June 4 & 5, 12-2pm.
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We have just sold a property at 2711 SPRING ST in Port Moody.
Rarely available, 3 yr new citihome at “The Station” in the heart of Port Moody. Excellent layout w/ a trendy urban loft vibe featuring: washed oak eng plank-style floors, concrete feature walls, an open concept kitchen plus stainless appliances, gas stove & quartz counters. Loads of kitchen storage plus under-stair cabinet & a separate locker. Two spacious brms & two full baths, including master w/ walk-through closet & ensuite. Handy main floor pwdr rm for guests. Ditch the elevator & enjoy having your own street level front door just steps to Rocky Point Park, shoreline trails, WC Express & the new sky train stn. Ideal for dog walking & outdoor enthusiasts. Geothermal heating & A/C keeps energy costs low. Comes w/ 2 parking stalls.
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