port moody real estate: Port Moody REALTOR.ca App... - 12/21/10 06:16 PM
Information for Port Moody Real Estate, and the rest of the Tri-cities and surrounding areas of the Lower Mainland, is now available directly from your mobile device…
Apple iPhone and Windows Phone 7 users, are invited to try the REALTOR.ca app at no cost.  The Blackberry® app is scheduled for release in February 2011.
My real estate clients now have the ability to check out houses whenever they want, wherever they want from their smart phone.  Then they can simply and directly contact me about a specific property if they have any questions.
Try searching for me on the app; it’s … (3 comments)

port moody real estate: Roof Terrace in Moody Centre - COMING SOON - 04/21/10 07:42 PM
Your own Private 750 sf ROOFTOP TERRACE: for relaxing, entertaining, gardening, or for your four-legged friend.  More details to follow. 
RARE FIND IN METRO VANCOUVER - COMING IN MAY - PRICED BELOW $325K

“The Lighthouse” is located in the upcoming area of historic Port Moody, for an unrivalled quality of life that is affordable, modern family-oriented, promotes sustainable and green practices, and caters to a vibrant and active outdoor lifestyle. Bike, roller-blade, or walk the trails to Rocky Point Park, where you can exercise, play or relax.  Fish, kayak or sail the Inlet itself.
Enjoy the vitality of urban … (0 comments)

port moody real estate: Port Moody Neighbourhoods: College Park, Glenayre, Harbour Heights and Seaview - 03/30/10 01:04 PM
The neighbourhoods of COLLEGE PARK, HARBOUR HEIGHTS, GLENAYRE and SEAVIEW, are on the south shore of Port Moody, along the forested hillside east slope of Burnaby Mountain, and mainly offer residential homes with a mix of single-family detached, townhouses, and apartments with some commercial development on Clarke Road.
There are older pockets of development around Clarke Road and the Barnet Highway, which are beginning to redevelop for single, and multi-family residential uses. The existing land use and character of the Glenayre, College Park, Seaview and Harbour Heights neighbourhoods shall generally be retained.

Most of the housing in Glenayre, Seaview and … (0 comments)

port moody real estate: Port Moody Neighbourhoods: Ioco - 03/28/10 08:41 PM
The area to the west of April Road in Port Moody, on the gentle south facing slopes on the North Shore of Burrard Inlet, is owned primarily by the Imperial Oil Company, after which Ioco was named. Ioco is an enduring example of the early company towns in the Lower Mainland.

A huge oil refinery was opened in 1915 and a townsite of 83 homes, a grocery store, school, tennis court and other amenities were subsequently developed. Prior, all travel to the townsite was by boat or on horse back.
The Ioco area was incorporated into the municipality as … (0 comments)

port moody real estate: Port Moody (North Shore), BC - for under $1 million... - 09/05/09 08:28 AM

A quiet cul-de-sac on the North Shore of Port Moody is the private locale of this 2 storey-w/bsmt quality-built 2007 custom home.
Once inside, the 13′ Entrance ceilings reach and span the Living Room; both areas bounded with crown moulding and large baseboards.
The intimate comfort of the large Family Room flows into a gourmet Kitchen boasting top of the line appliances, an abundance of granite counter space, and storage for every piece of china or cutlery, condiment or cruet, required for the chef.
An oversized Master Bedroom with a generous walk in closet and a spa like bathroom, is … (2 comments)

port moody real estate: Western Station for Port Moody… - 05/24/09 05:43 AM
City of Port Moody Council Meeting, May 12, 2009  - Public Input
Your Worship and Council:  
My West End neighbours in the diverse areas of College Park, Glenayre, Seaview, Seaforth, East Hill, and Harbour Heights, have told us for many years about taking their business out of Port Moody for goods and services which cannot be found within walking distance of their front doorstep; we all know this is wrong.
It is also a major reason why Moody Centre West needs its own Evergreen Line Station at Barnet and Clarke to fully integrate all Port Moody neighbourhoods and make revitalization a … (0 comments)

port moody real estate: Port Moody ready for 2010 Winter Olympics… - 03/08/09 05:38 AM
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic dates are February 12 to 28, followed on March 12 to 21 by the Paralympics Winter Games.
Visitors to the Olympics are already starting to organize their trips to British Columbia and many will need to consider accommodation options in Vancouver's surrounding areas such as the Tri-Cities of, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
This area is located at the eastern end of Burrard Inlet, which flows from Vancouver, and is one of the city's fastest growing regions.  Port Moody in particular is an outdoor lover's dream and boasts beautiful mountain and maritime vistas.
Those interested in … (3 comments)

port moody real estate: New Home Buyers Alert: Before You Sign on the dotted line… - 01/26/09 11:35 AM
Did you know that a potential buyer of a new home in walking into the developer's pre-sale office without a professional REALTOR® is compromising their position by automatically limiting their representation?
It is not possible for the developer's agent to fulfill all the duties to both parties in a situation where, what is called, a limited dual agency relationship has been agreed to. 
Don't be confused or misled about the role of a full-service REALTOR® and how you will benefit.
Far too often new home buyer's sign up for a "V.I.P." pre-registration, and then not realizing all of the consequences, consent … (1 comments)

port moody real estate: An Exciting Future for Port Moody, BC... - 01/17/09 10:19 AM
The City of Port Moody wants to hear your feedback on the draft policies and proposed land use changes.
Since the Official Community Plan (OCP) review process began, hundreds of community members shared their own vision and provided input for the future of Port Moody.  
As a result of this, updated OCP policies have been drafted and await your final feedback at upcoming community meetings scheduled in Port Moody as follows:
Monday, January 19, Glenayre Community Centre
Thursday, January 22, Heritage Mountain Community Centre
Monday, January 26, Wellness Room, Recreation Complex
Wednesday, January 28, Old Orchard Hall
Thursday, February 5, Kyle Community … (2 comments)

port moody real estate: Positioning Prudential for the long term... - 12/22/08 03:57 PM
Now more exciting news for our worldwide clients (and us Prudsters) from earlier this month is the leveraging of expertise by combining the businesses of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services into one powerful, efficient company.
Our newly appointed President, Earl Lee is positioning Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services favourably for the long term.
Apparently, the planned integration is already underway and includes creating centralized support functions to better address client needs; restructuring business development strategies and functions to gain efficiency and a greater focus on market opportunities; and consolidating the company's relocation service operations.
"Aligning our business and operational functions … (0 comments)

port moody real estate: REALTOR® WANTED in Greater Vancouver... - 12/01/08 06:58 PM
As I prepare my business plan for 2009 and beyond, I can't help but think what a waste to lose talented people who have sacrificed so much to become a REALTOR®.
One bold prediction made to me by a local licensee was that we will lose 30% (=2945) of all the licensees before the market turns.
Who knows when the market will turn, but should that prediction become reality we will be at 6873 licensees, which is back to where we were in mid-2003.
Some of the goals I want to take on in my business plan will likely have to … (12 comments)

port moody real estate: If you're sitting on the fence [still renting] you need to call... - 12/01/08 09:38 AM
"Yaletown in the burb's" - Virtual Tour here: http://realestateevolved.com/active-sold-listings/

If you're sitting on the fence [still renting] you need to call John now: 778-878-0778
Ask about this listing: V749614 This is one of those listings that must be seen. It is extremely well appointed and feedback so far has included how deceptively large it is! 
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port moody real estate: Unproven 6-Storey Wood Frame Buildings Raise Serious Questions... - 11/13/08 02:41 PM
http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2005-2009/2008HSD0079-001459.pdf
It is difficult to understand the motivation of our provincial government to throw so much of the housing ministry's resources into another initiative (this time 6-storey wood frame buildings) that does nothing to improve homeowner protection in BC.
How are the same people that can't build a 4-storey building right, possibly going to achieve a defect-free and safe 6-storey building?
According to reports from the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), home buying is still very risky business, and British Columbians are being lulled into a false sense of security with a home warranty insurance program full of exclusions, limitations, and other … (5 comments)

port moody real estate: Prudential Real Estate Ranked Highest for Seller Satisfaction in J.D. Power and Associates' 2008 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM - 09/23/08 04:47 PM
BURNABY, BC- A prominent real estate company with offices in the Lower Mainland, including Prudential Sterling Realty in Burnaby, has earned top points from J.D. Power and Associates, a global market research company.
In its 2008 Home Buyer/Seller Study, J.D. Power and Associates named Prudential Real Estate as having the "Highest Satisfaction for Home Sellers Among National Full Services Real Estate Firms."
The inaugural study was based on customer satisfaction for home buyers and sellers and was measured by four factors in selling a home: agent, marketing, office and services. The study included 3,670 evaluations from 3,205 respondents who had bought or … (2 comments)

port moody real estate: Is it a Quirk of Fate...? - 09/20/08 09:53 AM
Leaky Surrey hotel at centre of lawsuit -Ted Colley, Surrey Now - Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Is it a quirk of fate that the Sheraton Guildford Hotel leaks?
For many years the home builders association has been holding seminars for homebuyers at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel.
As a co-founder of the Coalition of Leaky Condo Owners, I along with some of my concerned colleagues attended these seminars between 1999 and the early 2000's to warn homebuyers that everything isn't necessarily as it appears or as it is being represented.
Our tactic was to sit as close as we could to … (0 comments)

port moody real estate: Has Lower Mainland real estate evolved? - 09/05/08 12:02 PM
Has Lower Mainland real estate evolved?  The simple answer is yes, and our local housing market continues to change.
Since 1996, the development of regional and municipal town centres has been the focus of Metro Vancouver's Liveable Region Strategic Plan. This growth strategy was adopted to make complete communities with amenities and jobs convenient to where people live.
A large proportion of the population surge was planned to be concentrated in these town centres and, in particular, in smaller multi-family units - a desirable home for many baby boomers who want to downsize for retirement.
However, in the future, it's expected … (0 comments)

port moody real estate: Question the sources and motives of "doomsday theorists"... - 08/15/08 05:24 AM
The Canadian Real Estate Association provides a monthly overview of the housing market in Canada. CREA compiles statistics of properties sold through MLS and tracks market trends for prices and properties sold.
According to a recent report in The Ottawa Citizen, CREA president Calvin Lindberg projects the average selling price of homes in Canada will still hit a new record high by year end.
Inevitably there will be some Canadian markets softer than others, but month after month activity continues to demonstrate that market fundamentals in Canada are different than those of the housing market recession underway in the US. 
According … (0 comments)

port moody real estate: If the numbers don't add up... - 08/12/08 02:08 PM
As a Realtor I am also a business person so if the numbers don't add up, or the terms don't make sense, then I'll make the right business decision for me.
Just as Realtors have the choice not to take an over-priced listing, seller's have the right to choose "their price" (their perceived value), and even if it is on a whim.  These sellers tend to think that a gullible, uninformed buyer will come along and buy their home so they refuse to budge from "their price". 
This prospective buyer is referred to by the seller as the ‘special buyer' (for … (2 comments)

port moody real estate: Developer pulls out of project, again... - 03/02/08 05:17 PM
A few years ago the Bambu development on Vancouver Island was cancelled.When the plug was pulled on Riverbend last year, you might have thought that it would be big enough to get some real legislative changes made, especially after making national news: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070507/BC_homeowners_070507. Well now the Eden Group of Companies has cancelled 3 projects; big enough again for national news coverage: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/02/27/bc-condosintrouble.html."If a proposed development does not proceed and the purchase contract is terminated, pre-sale purchasers are entitled to have their deposit money repaid. However, unless the pre-sale contract requires interest to be paid, the purchaser may not receive interest on that deposit." http://www.hpo.bc.ca/PDF/Bulletins/Pre-Sale.pdf.If a termination … (0 comments)

port moody real estate: Condo floor plans can be too good to be true: lawyer - 02/28/08 07:08 AM
Condo floor plans can be too good to be true: lawyer
With so many multifamily developments failing, ‘weasel word' warranties, and the legalized ‘bait & switch' tactics, such as the misrepresentation of floor space, the general business acumen and morality of builders and the home building industry leaves the consumer with little trust and an overall lack of confidence.
Relying on the developer to build what they promise is a recipe for a disaster.  Doing research into the reputation of a builder is impossible and worse, can be misleading.
Government doesn't appear to believe they have an obligation to protect the people that elect … (1 comments)

 
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