I have listed a new property at 12455 224TH ST in Maple Ridge.
Perfect starter home w/bonus room (18x15) at back: Fabulous open layout - Entrance has tile foyer which opens into a large living room w/gas fireplace, bay window and entertainment size dining room. Kitchen has an eating area with baywindows plus a window over the sink area. Maple cupboards, laundry area and large pantry off the kitchen. Both bedrooms are generous in size - 3 piece ensuite off the master with walk in closet. Main bathroom has had some renovations. Bonus Room in the back could be used as a kids play area - man cave or storage - or converted back to garage. Carport, Patio and fenced yard area. Dont miss our on owning your own home with no maintenance fee. Dining room could be converted to a 3rd bedroom.

We hope you are all having a fabulous summer - the weather has been wonderful. It's always like this isn't it?


Business has been very steady for us despite all the reports from the media covering the federal governments tightening of mortgage regulations. Although our economy is robust there is some concern about the impact of international markets. We have built our business on giving you, your friends and family personalized attention and service and in return you have been so generous with your repeat and referrals business. Whether you are thinking of buying or selling there are always positives or negatives no matter how you look at it. Buying and seling in the same marekt is always ideal.


Stats for the month of July 2012 from the Vancouver Real Estate Board look like this:


  • Prices remained relatively stable.
  • The number of sales in July were the lowest in the region since 2000.
  • Active listings increased 18.8% from this time last year.
  • Sales to Active Ratio is 11.6% - these conditions favour buyers.
  • Buyers - have more selection to choose from and more time to make a decision.
  • Sellers - it is important to price properties competitively.
  • Detached - Benchmark price increased 1.4% from July 2011 to $950,200/decreased 1.2% compared to last month.
  • Attached - Benchmark price decreased .5% compared to July 2011 & 2012 to $468,700/relatively unchanged since last month.
  • Apartments - Benchmark price remains unchnaged compared to July 2011 at $374,300/declined .5% compared to last month.

Our gift to you this month is to help you save on the cost of Energy:


  • 50% of Canadian household have made at least 1 home improvement intended to reduce energy consumption.
  • Check out the 6 Top Energy Saving Home Improvements.
  • Do your own score to see if your home is an energy hog!

Please feel comfortable to call with any real estate questions - that is what we live for! If you are in need of a professional to spruce up your home we have a network of professionals that we would be happy to refer to you.


Oh & by the way....if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service we provide, please give us a call with their name and number. We will be happy to follow up & take great care of them. Don't forget our appreciation of $500.00 for each successful referral!


I have listed a new property at 4 3347 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD in Port Moody.
Unique & Grand - these units seldom come available. Extra lge rms thru out. Entertainment style living rm off kitchen complete w/crown moldings, tons of windows, bright & opens to a lge patio. Stunning dining rm w/F/P, designer lighting &opens onto a 2nd deck & fenced yard. Kitchen is trendy w/solarium style windows, huge centre island, built in computer area, tons of counter space & 1 yr old appliances. 4 bdrms/Lge mstr bdrm w/ensuite, other 3 bdrms have unique details/skylights/loft style ceiling detail/built-ins. Lower: play area/,media rm. 2 full baths/1 powder rm. Laundry rm has bonus shelving. Double garage. Close to recreation/public transit/New Port Village/Sutter Brook Village/Restaurants/Evergreen Line (2016)
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