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Things To Think About When Buying a Condo

(February 22, 2015)

Strata Management Companies

Do some research first so see if there is a strata management company for your building. It's a concern if there is no history of a property management company or if there is one that has changed several times.

Condo buying - Timing
If you are a buyer or an investor, remember to consider how long you plan to live in the condo in relation to the cost of ownership. You want... read more.

BC Home Sales for January

(February 14, 2015)

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released figures yesterday (February 13) saying that the BC home sales went up 3.1% more than in January 2014.


The average prices on MLS increased as well, BCREA reported that January's average MLS residential price for BC went up 5.0% increase from January 2014

(http://www.rew.ca/news/bc-home-sales-see-strongest-january-in-five-years-bcrea-1.1762... read more.

De-cluttering Tips

(February 04, 2015)

Starting with baby steps formulate a plan and set up some free time. Set up the 3 bin system...garbage, recycling & charity.

Clothing - most of the time we only wear approximately 20% of our wardrobe. If you haven't worn it for 6 months or for a season, it's probably time to get rid of it. This includes shoes and outdoor wear.

Kitchens - it's refreshing to have a clean uncluttered kitchen. Start in... read more.

INTERESTING 2014 SALES IN THE TRI-CITIES

(January 29, 2015)

Coquitlam
Lowest price Condo, #102-1209 Howie....$115,000

Highest price Condo, #3402-2968 Glen....$910,000
Lowest price Townhome, #18-1215 Brunette...$152,500
Highest price Townhome, #16-1362 Purcell....$725,000
Lowest price Home, 2961 Como Lake....$302,000
Highest price Home, 1392 Kingston......$2,168,571

Port Moody
Lowest price Condo, #58-2002 St Johns..$120,000
Highest price Condo, #2703-110 Brew... read more.

B.C. Assessment

(January 15, 2015)

Well it's that time of the year again.  Metro Vancouver homeowners have become accustomed to substantial increases on their tax notices.


For the most part it looks like condo and townhouse values are finally on the rise after a few flat years.  They have risen in step with inflation.

Homes in Port Coquitlam have seen increases from 2.1 to 5.6% depending on the area. In Coquitlam 5 to 14.1% again depen... read more.