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Please visit our Open House at 10463 SLATFORD ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, March 4, 2012 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nicely landscaped property with a private southern exposed backyard overlooking greenbelt. A gourmet kitchen, granite and under mount sinks throughout the home combined with high end appliances and vaulted ceilings provide luxury and convenience. The home is 3873 sq ft fully finished and was built to be EASILY suited with a walkout basement, separate laundry and electrical panel. Check out this total package offered at a terrific price. OPEN HOUSE: Sunday Mar.4, 1-4PM
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Please visit our Open House at 13301 235TH ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, March 4, 2012 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great curb appeal with this 3500sq ft home in convenient Balsam Creek area. Vaulted entry with tile floors and open staircase with wrought iron railing. Upstairs there are 4 good sized bedrooms and the main bedroom has large walk in closet, a deluxe ensuite with soaker tub and separate shower. The kitchen has maple cabinets, black appliances(gas stove), lots of counter space and eating area. There is an 8x23 covered deck overlooking the west facing landscaped yard that backs onto green space. The walkout basement has a rec room, games room, 3 piece bath and a workshop. The basement could easily be suited. This home shows like new (but no HST) and has a heat pump for year round comfort. Don't miss this one! OPEN HOUSE Mar.4, 1-4pm
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Please visit our Open House at 22976 136TH AVE in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, March 4, 2012 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Like new, NO HST! Whistler style "oakvale" home has it all, curb appeal, quiet street, HEAT PUMP, Brazilian teak throughout main. The "Great Room" has a stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen featuring a granite island, S/S appliances, a butlerspantry and eating area. There's a flex room for formal dining, living room or den. The 13x11 sunny south facing covered deck is great for year round BBQ or just relaxing while watching the kids in the spacious flat fenced yard with 8 meter green belt. The main bedroom features a walk in closet and deluxe 5 piece bath. Two other bedrooms share a 5 piece "Jack & Jill" bath. Down is a rec room, games room, bedroom and 4 piece bath. Easy to suite! Too many extras to list!
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Please visit our Open House at 12369 229TH ST in Maple Ridge.
OPEN HOUSE: Sun, Feb. 26, 1-4
Large rancher set on a very quiet cul de sac. This three bedroom home is perfect for retirees or anyone wanting one level living with no stairs. The main bedroom has a three piece ensuite. Lots of room here with 1740 square feet of living space. The yard is fenced and there is access through sliding doors from the family room and one of the bedrooms to the covered patio. Open plan with an eating area off the kitchen and gas fireplaces in both the living room and family room. Other features include central A/C, security system and a two year old roof. Enjoy the view of Golden Ears mountains from the living room and front yard. Don't miss this rancher, call today! OPEN HOUSE Sun. Feb.26th 1-4 pm
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Please visit our Open House at 10463 SLATFORD ST in Maple Ridge.
OPEN HOUSE: Sun, Feb. 26, 1-4
Nicely landscaped property with a private southern exposed backyard overlooking greenbelt. A gourmet kitchen, granite and under mount sinks throughout the home combined with high end appliances and vaulted ceilings provide luxury and convenience. The home is 3873 sq ft fully finished and was built to be EASILY suited with a walkout basement, separate laundry and electrical panel. Check out this total package offered at a terrific price. OPEN HOUSE: Sunday Feb 26 1-4PM
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Please visit our Open House at 103 22950 116TH AVE in Maple Ridge.
OPEN HOUSE: Sun, Feb. 26, 1-4
Well kept end unit town home in Bakerview Terrace with a very open "Great Room" plan. The kitchen has lots of cupboards, an island and an eating area and the "great room" has a fireplace. The lower level has an additional bedroom, a largerecreation room and a three piece bath. This is the ideal town home for a family with a teen that wants their own space. There are sliding doors to the south facing rear yard that is fenced, making it a safe place for kids and pets. This complex had all new roofs 3 years ago and is well maintained. It is an easy walk from here to shoping or to the West Coast Express. Added bonus of THREE PARKING SPOTS and a LOW MAINTENANCE fee of only $148 per month. OPEN HOUSE Feb.26th 1-3 p.m.
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Please visit our Open House at 33278 TUNBRIDGE AVE in Mission.
OPEN HOUSE: Sun Mar 4, 1-4PM
Sunny Country Home in the City! Welcome to this gorgeous Cape Cod set on 1.21 acres. Currently in the Cedar Valley Development OCP Phase 2. Outstanding maintenance and updating throughout makes this home a winner! The kitchen has all new Silestone countertops, backsplash and appliances. Throughout are new light fixtures, fresh paint and the fireplace in the living room has been re-faced with stone. The South facing backyard has a dog run and decks (16x20) and (30x16) boasting a beautiful cedar post and beam sunhouse which is great for summer barbeques with the family. The roof was replaced 2 years ago and the hotwater tank is 3 yrs old. All in a great package! Call today for your personal tour.
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Vancouver Real Estate board overall

 
Single family houses sales for January totalled 664 with the average sale price of $1,145,956. This 16% decrease in number of sales and no change in average price over last year same time period (January) . Townhouse sales for January totalled 261 with an average sale price of $552,696. This is a 16% decrease in the number of sales and no change in average price over the same time period last year (January) . Condominiums January sales totalled 657 with the average sale price of $439,556. This 7% decrease in number of sales and no change in average price over the same time period last year (January).
Total of all types for January was 1582 sales with an average sale price of $754,718. This is a 13% decrease in number of sales and a 1% decrease in average price over January last year.

The volume of sales overall decreased substantially with the very little in price over January last year.

 

*** This is the lowest number of sales since January 2002***

 

Local Maple Ridge

 

Single family houses January sales totalled 41 with the average sale price of $492,350. This a 24% drop in number of sales and a 3%increase in average price year to date compared to January last year. Townhouse January sales totalled 22 with an average sale price $309,628. This is a 15% increase in the number of sales and a 2% decrease in average price compared to last January. Condominiums January sales totalled 13 with the average sale price of $184,487. This 62% increase in number of sales and a 10% decrease in price over last January.Total of all types of sales for January was 76 with an average sale price of $386,796. This is a 6% decrease in number of sales and a 6% decrease in average price over last January.

 

** Note - Our housing market has remained stable in regards to volume and we have seen some minor erosion of prices for the last 12 -18 months. This year has started a little slower than last year but with rates remaining low we see no immediate changes in the market. Global financial uncertainty may continue to affect our market .

 

CMHC is forecasting 2012 to be very similar to 2011 with activity and prices remaining steady.

 
For more detail just call 604-466-4549 or email pearceteam@telus.net .

 

Prime Rate remains stable at 3% with term variable rate mortgages at 2.8% - A $300,000 mortgage at 2.8% for 30 years is $1230 month. Fixed term mortgages are available below 3.5% with some places offering as low as $3.19% for a 5 year fixed.

 

*** Yes! 35 year mortgages are still available - call for details

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The real estate market follows a very predictable path every year. The busiest time if the year is the five months from February until then end of June. People decide they are moving this year and get their houses on the market so they are sold and can be moved in before summer. Next we have July and August which are generally a little slower as the kids are out of school and many are enjoying summer vacation. The fall market is September until the end of November as people who didn't get moved earlier in the year now want to be in their new place before Christmas and the end of the year. This fall market is the second busiest of the year. The quietest market of the year is December and January as people are busy with friends and the holiday season ( besides usually the worst of our weather).  This can be a good time to sell as competition is at a minimum or a good time to buy as there are often some bargins from those that want to be sold by year end.

Bottom line is that now is the time to get your property on the market to get moved by late spring  or early summer.


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The term "air quality" is usually associated with outdoor air pollution caused by cars and factories.  The shocking truth however is that the toxins in our home are often more dangerous than those outside.

Hazards present themselves in the form of pet dander, dust mites, nitrous dioxides from natural gas, formaldehyde from furniture and various allergens including fungi.  Here are just a few ways to improve your home's air quality:


  1. Just Let It Out - Properly ventilate your home to reduce pollutants and moisture.  Use exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathrooms and open your windows whenever possible to allow toxins to escape.

  2. Clean Green - Use natural cleaners such as lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda instead of  household cleansers that contain toxic chemicals.  There are also various houseplants that purify your home's air such as peace lilies and spider plants.

  3. Tread Lightly - Carpets trap various irritants which present serious dangers, especially for children.  If replacing carpets with hardwood isn’t an option, make sure to vacuum a few times a week and place doormats at the entrances of your home.

  4. Furry Friends - Brush pets outside and wash their beds each week to control hair and dander.  There are also a variety of indoor air purification systems designed to improve your home's air quality that are especially great for pet owners.

Nothing in life is quite as precious as the air we breathe.  That said, the air we breathe is also taken for granted.  We focus so much time and effort sprucing up our home so that it looks nice.   It therefore makes sense for us to ensure our home's air quality is also clean.

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