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I have listed a new property at 17 21015 118TH AVE in Maple Ridge.
Location, youth and beauty. Designer colours, vaulted ceilings in the living room & master bedroom, 3 bathrooms and window seats all around provide luxury & elegance. Stainless steel appliances, large eating area in the kitchen, new hot water tank, and laminate flooring means you can move right in and start off a carefree lifestyle. This convenient west side townhome is on a quiet side of development, features a garage plus street parking at your door and a crawl space for that much needed storage space. Shopping, transit and parks are just a short walk away. Great home, fantastic price! OPEN HOUSE DEC 2 2-4PM
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Please visit our Open House at 17 21015 118TH AVE in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, December 2, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location, youth and beauty. Designer colours, vaulted ceilings in the living room & master bedroom, 3 bathrooms and window seats all around provide luxury & elegance. Stainless steel appliances, large eating area in the kitchen, new hot water tank, and laminate flooring means you can move right in and start off a carefree lifestyle. This convenient west side townhome is on a quiet side of development, features a garage plus street parking at your door and a crawl space for that much needed storage space. Shopping, transit and parks are just a short walk away. Great home, fantastic price! OPEN HOUSE DEC 2 2-4PM
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I have listed a new property at 12383 202ND ST in Maple Ridge.
Cozy two bedroom rancher on very quiet street in Maple Ridge. Shows very well with hardwood floors in the living room and gas fireplace for those cool winter evenings. Roof is approximately 5 years old. There is a large deck off the kitchenfor summer relaxing and a two year old shop in the back yard. The cedar shop is 14 x 24 with a loft and has 110 volt wiring. This is the ideal home for retirees or a young couple with lots of toys. There is access to the back yard to park a boat or RV and large doors to the shop to park your quads or motorcycles. Located with easy access to public transportation, including West Coast Express and shopping. Own with home with $18,000 own and $1682/month. Ask about the assumable 35 year mortgage.
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Please visit our Open House at 1459 AVONDALE ST in Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, November 25, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Burke Mountain Beauty by Morningstar in an established neighborhood. Green TM Gold Standard to protect your family's health, increase your comfort and save you money! Better than new at 4 yrs old and NO HST. Enter the Daventry and you'll know you're home! The large foyer opens to an entertainers dream where luxury and comfort abound. The gorgeous open concept features designer colors, a gourmet kitchen with island that easily seats 7 next to the large dining rm accompanied by the "Great Room" with stone faced fireplace. Four spacious bdrms upstairs, master with spa like en suite, the bsmt is professionally finished and ready for kids, teens and inlaws! Yard has ambient lighting & Hot Tub with stereo. OPEN HOUSE! Sun Nov 25th 2-4
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Please visit our Open House at 11543 ANDERSON PL in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LIKE NO OTHER! See why a Realtor and former Realtor would live here 25 years! Design by Fred Formosa. Acreages to west and south provide super privacy. Designed for entertainment, the open plan living area with 2 stories of glass opens toa remarkable deck, half covered with Whistler styled glass roof over the hot tub and lounge area. Completely updated since '06 with Central A/C & economical Heat Pump. , custom kitchen, terrific maple hardwood floor in 2010 and cherry hardwood in bedrooms plus slate floor. Quality built with 2x6 construction, reliable copper plumbing, clear cedar ceiling, cedar siding, quality American Standard & Moen Kohler fixtures throughout . Cul de sac in River Rd area. OPEN HOUSE! Sun. Nov.18th 2-4pm
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Please visit our Open House at 1459 AVONDALE ST in Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Burke Mountain Beauty by Morningstar in an established neighborhood. Green TM Gold Standard to protect your family's health, increase your comfort and save you money! Better than new at 4 yrs old and NO HST. Enter the Daventry and you'll know you're home! The large foyer opens to an entertainers dream where luxury and comfort abound. The gorgeous open concept features designer colors, a gourmet kitchen with island that easily seats 7 next to the large dining rm accompanied by the "Great Room" with a stone faced fireplace. Four spacious bdrms upstairs, master with spa like en suite, the bsmt is professionally finished and ready for kids, teens and inlaws! Yard has ambient lighting & Hot Tub with stereo. OPEN HOUSE! Sat.Nov10th 2-4
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Buying a home is a huge, life changing event that requires time and patience.  It's therefore not uncommon to be paralyzed by indecision after viewing several homes.

It's important to be fully aware of your wants and needs, especially if you're purchasing as a couple.  Relationships are all about compromise so if you can't agree after viewing scores of homes, you need to sit down and reassess your priorities.

Keeping up-to-date with the local real estate market is key to getting the right property at the right price.  Markets vary over both time and location so make sure you're familiar with your area of choice so you'll know whether your expectations are realistic.

With today's online technology, it's never too early to get acquainted with the local market.  It's important to get a head start because oftentimes the first or second home you view will be "the one" but if you're totally new to the market, you'll be too hesitant to seize the opportunity.

It's sometimes necessary to act quickly when the perfect home comes up but in order to do that, you need to be confident, and confidence comes from being prepared.  It's therefore recommended that you talk to your mortgage specialist well in advance so that you're ready, willing and able when the time finally comes.

Having an open line of communication with your agent is critical to ensuring a positive, productive relationship.  Always keep your agent up-to-date whenever your criteria or circumstances change.  This way, you won't have to view a bunch of unsuitable homes that will only end up causing more confusion.

Buying a home can be a little nerve wracking if you're not fully prepared.  A bit of fear is completely natural but there comes a point when you have to put your fears aside in order to make the right decision.  As with any journey, it's important to align yourself with competent professionals to help guide you along the way.
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Vancouver Real Estate board overall
  

Single family sales for October totalled 798 with the average sale price of $1,116,108. This 18% decrease in number of sales and a 3% decrease in average price over last year same time period (October) . Townhouse sales for October totalled 338 with an average sale price of $583,376. This is a 11% decrease in the number of sales and an increase of 2% in average price over the same time period last year (October). Condominiums October sales totalled 803 with the average sale price of $429,371. This a 16% decrease in number of sales and decease of 3% in average price over the same time period last year (October).

  

Total of all types for October was 1939 sales with an average sale price of $738,845. This is a 16% decrease in number of sales and a 3% decrease in average price over October last year.

  

Sales overall did not decrease as much in October this year compared to October last year as we have in previous months. Volume has been running about 35% below the same month in the previous year but October volume was only down 16%. The sales volume for October was up over 30% from September this year. The Vancouver Real Estate Board sales volume year to date is down by 21% and year to date average sales price is down 6%. The number of active listings is 12% higher this October compared to last October. Increased inventory and reduced demand has the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver stating that it now a BUYERS market. October sales this year on the Vancouver Real Estate Board were again below the 10 year average for October.

 

Link to video for Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver stats for October.

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI_yexbpYzg&feature=youtu.be  

 

Local Maple Ridge

Single family  October sales totalled 81 with the average sale price of $488,563. This a 5% increase in number of sales and average price decrease of 3% compared to October last year. Townhouse October sales totalled 24 with an average sale price $284.729. This is a 17% decrease in the number of sales and a 5% decrease in average price compared to last October. Condominium October sales totalled 17 with the average sale price of $167,382. This is a 54% increase in number of sales and a 6% decrease in price over last October.

 

Total of all types of sales for October was 122 with an average sale price of $403,710. This is a 4% increase in number of sales and a 5% decrease in average price over last October.

  

The Maple Ridge sales volume year to date is down by 8% and year to date average sales price is basically unchanged at $502,268 for single family homes. The average sale price has been within $2000 of this number for 3 years. Townhouses and apartments have seen decreases in average sale prices of 7 - 9% respectively.
  

The number of properties on the market in Maple Ridge for October is 976 which is 3% below last October .
  

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

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November 26 to December 3, 2012

REALTORS® are gearing up for the 18th annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive.

Help us help out - If you have items to donate then give us a call at 604-466-4549 and we will come by and pick them up.  You can also drop them off at  Royal LePage Brookside at 11933 - 224th Street in Maple Ridge.

Since its start, we've collected enough blankets and warm clothing to help at least 185,000 people keep warm throughout the Lower Mainland.

This year we again need your help. Please donate any of the following to a drop-off location near you:

Donations are delivered to a LOCAL Charity in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows area.

New or gently used

• blankets, sleeping bags
• warm clothing - coats, jeans, pants, sweaters
• scarves, gloves, mitts, hats

New

(women, children, men)
• socks
• underwear

The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive story

Way back in 1995, some caring REALTORS® in Vancouver observed the homeless situation in the city’s eastside and said to themselves, we’ve got to do something.

They put out an appeal to their fellow colleagues for warm blankets and coats and collected enough donations to help 3,000 of Vancouver’s homeless in the downtown core.

That single act of kindness has blossomed into one of the largest annual collections of warm clothing and blankets, helping homeless people and the working poor in every single community in the Lower Mainland.

Eighteen years later, thousands of REALTORS® from Whistler to Hope have collected enough donations to help more than 185,000 people in need. Each year, more than 75 dedicated members actually pick-up and deliver all the donations, and well over 100 real estate offices in the Lower Mainland act as collection depots.

The REALTORS Care® Drive now collects an astonishing amount of warm, winter items on behalf of dozens of local charities to help at least 20,000 people each year.

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No matter where you are on November 11th take a few moments to rememeber those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.


                             Local Ceremonies

Maple Ridge Remembrance Day Ceremony

Date: Nov 11, 2012 (10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Location: Memorial Peace Park - 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
This is a free event
The Remembrance Day Ceremony takes place in Maple Ridge at 10:30 after the parade from the Legion Building to the Cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park.

For information call the Festivals Office at 604-467-7325 ext. 2

Pitt Meadows Remembrance Day Ceremony

 Date: Nov 11, 2012 (10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Location: Spirit Square - 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
This is a free event
The Remembrance Day Ceremony takes place in Pitt Meadows at 10:30am after the parade from Municipal Hall to Spirit Square. Free refreshments are served after the ceremony in the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre.

For more information call the Festivals Office at 604-467-7325 ext. 2
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