I have listed a new property at 9753 284TH ST in Maple Ridge.
Calling all Hobby Farm Lovers! Privacy Plus! Flat usable 2.35 acres good for horses and already has a chicken coop.Features new roof, newer windows, detached shop, Newer hot water tank and furnace, stainless steel appliances inc gas stove.There is a shallow well with Filter and UV and softener in new tank. Your own little piece of paradise.

I have listed a new property at 2903 1178 HEFFLEY CREST in Coquitlam.
One of the best views in the building on the SE corner with views of Golden Ears Mountains, Mount Baker and the valley. Excellent condition with new laminate floors and freshly painted throughout. There are two bedrooms and a good sized denthat is large enough for a guest bedroom. Bedrooms on opposite sides of the living area. Kitchen has lots of cupboards, an island and the living room has an electric fireplace and covered balconey. The building has an exercise facility and sauna and there is no rental restriction . Walk to everything, in 2016 the Evergreen Station only 1 block away. City library in the same building, grocery in the next building and shopping center only 1 block away. Best priced 2 bed plus den in the building.

Are your kids pleading with you to go on Facebook?

Facebook’s current policy (which could soon be changing) is that you have to be at least 13 years old to sign up for an account.

There’s no real way to police this so as with anything, education is key. Here are a few points you should be aware of if you’re thinking of opening an account for your child:

  1. Fake Friends - Predators prey on unsuspecting children by creating fake profiles to befriend them. Children want to boost their friends list and sometimes accept questionable requests.

  2. It’s Not Nice to Share - Children don’t always understand the concept of privacy. They often share passwords and release private information that reveals their identity.

  3. Endorsement Errors - If your child “Likes” a company that’s on Facebook, their image may appear next to an ad for that business when random strangers view their news feeds.

  4. Assess Access - If your child creates a fake birthdate to sign up, Facebook will think your child is 18 when they’re actually much younger. They’ll then be subjected to ads that are geared towards adults.

  5. Itchy Fingers - An impulsive rant could easily come back to haunt your child with devastating consequences. Make sure they understand that their posts aren’t owned by them and can never be taken back.

It’s important that parents proactively educate their children in today’s ever changing online world. If your kids are on Facebook, make sure to check their privacy and location settings and teach them about the new age “facts of life”.


In the first two months of 2014, the Greater Vancouver housing market has maintained the steady pace set throughout 2013.

Last month’s sales total mirrors the 10-year sales average for February of 2,547, with just 17 sales separating the two figures. The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 18.9 per cent in Greater Vancouver, a 4.9 per cent increase from last month.

“Home buyer demand picked up in February, which is consistent with typical seasonal patterns in our housing market,” said Sandra Wyant, REBGV president. “We typically see home buyers become more active in and around the spring months.”

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the Greater Vancouver MLS® is 13,412, a 9.3 per cent decline compared to February 2013 and a 6.4 per cent increase compared to January 2014.

“With the market continuing to perform at a steady, balanced pace, it’s important for home sellers to ensure their homes are priced correctly for today’s conditions,” Wyant said.

In the Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows area we had 91 single family homes sell this February compared to 59 last year. Townhouse had 43 sales compared to 25 last February and condos had 30 sales compared to 19 last February. Total sales last February was 103 and this year it was 164. A substantial improvement over 2013.


We have 1060 active listings residential listings consisting of 618 single family, 210 townhouse and 232 condos.



No one can say for sure what’s around the corner. If you're currently considering home ownership, here are a few points to consider:

  1. Do Your Homework - It's important to plan ahead so research local amenities and public transportation. Consider features like parks and schools if you’re planning to start a family.

  2. Financial Accountability - Ensure you're financially ready to buy a home. There are many other costs in addition to mortgage payments so know what you're getting yourself into.

  3. Go Pro - Have a real estate agent guide you through the process. Get a market analysis of the homes recently sold in the area you're interested in as well as an idea of community trends.

  4. Stick to Your Budget - Be sure to examine your individual needs and never overextend yourself financially. Make a list of the features that fit your family's lifestyle before looking at homes and stick to it.

  5. Think Straight - It’s normal for home buyers to experience a full range of emotions during the complex, real estate rollercoaster ride. House hunting should be fun so don’t take things personally or let your emotions rule every decision.

  6. Inspect the Unexpected - Just because you've checked over the house thoroughly doesn't mean all’s well behind the scenes. Making an offer conditional on a home inspection means there won't be any nasty, expensive surprises.

An uncertain real estate market can make it difficult to know whether you should hold off purchasing a home in case prices fall or jump right in before prices skyrocket. The time to buy is when your budget matches your needs so always consider your personal circumstances carefully before making decisions.


I have listed a new property at 24021 HILL AVE in Maple Ridge.
Very well maintained former showhome in Creeks Crossing . This "Great Room " plan has hand scraped engineered hardwood and large kitchen area with an eating bar and eating area. The main also has a den/office and ceilings are 9ft throughout. Upstairs is the large master bedroom with a four piece ensuite and 2 more bedrooms. The basement was professionally finished with an extra bedroom and a recreation room. Relax on the classic wrap around deck that gives the home awesome curb appeal. The nicely landscaped back yard has a water feature and large party size deck for the entertainer. Close to elementary schools, high schools and public transportation and across the street from a playground. Nothing to do, just move in and enjoy.

I have listed a new property at 12240 MCNUTT RD in Maple Ridge.
Drive across babbling brook through the electronic iron gates to your 1 acre hideaway. The property is tucked in behind a heavily treed fisheries protected park. The lot is mostly cleared and there are some every nice building sites, either in the trees or out in the bright sunlight. The septic field is installed for a 4 bedroom home, city water is at the road and hydro is on the property. Build your dream home, NO design controls. NOTE-Driveway is shared by a right of way with the neighbouring property. Septic field in and $4780 paid towards the water connection for total savings of approximately $30,000! Perfect place for building a large shop. Please do not walk on the property without calling the listing agent.

I have sold a property at 1420 MORRISON ST in Port Coquitlam.
Excellent condition and updated with fresh neutral colors, large kitchen with loads of maple cabinets, huge open living room with lovely gas fireplace, new windows and 3 yr old roof. Beautiful private backyard with full length stone featurewall, a 20' X 14' private deck and teared gardens with stone feature walls greet you at the front. There is also 12' X 10' powered work shop, RV parking.. oh ya and terrific trail access! All this in a great neighbourhood and super convenient location!

I have sold a property at 8761 PARKER CRT in Mission.
3 yr old beautiful 2 story home in a quiet cul-d-sac backing onto greenbelt and siding onto designated park. Rare 4 large bedroom plan upstairs, huge great room concept with soaring Wall of windows, heat pump, maple kitchen cabinets, builtin entertainment cabinetry, power smart windows, crown mouldings .... the list goes on. Excellent value and no GST to be paid.

I have sold a property at 103 12148 224TH ST in Maple Ridge.
Just like new! The unit has new carpet and a fresh coat of paint and ready to move in right now. Lots of room here with two bedrooms plus a den and patio to relax and enjoy the sunny south exposure. Open and spacious plan. This concrete building is age restricted to persons 55+ with access to the ECRA seniors facilities on the lower level. Enjoy a game of billiards, yoga and dance classes or just relax and have a cup of coffee or lunch with friends. Easy access by walking to shopping and entertainment or take public transportation. Call today for a personal tour.

I have sold a property at 20505 115TH AVE in Maple Ridge.
Well kept West side rancher with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on a quiet cul de sac. Features include hardwood floors throughout and a gas fireplace in the living room. There is a spacious kitchen with an eating area and sliding doors to the back yard. All this covered with a roof that is three years old, PLUS the home has central A/C. Lots of room in the double garage and there is rear yard access so you can park an RV on the side of the house. The rear yard has a storage shed and a chain link fenced dog run. Well kept home for the retiree or first time buyer. Quick possession OK. OPEN HOUSE Sept 29 2-4pm.

I have sold a property at 8761 PARKER CRT in Mission.
3 yr old beautiful 2 story home in a quiet cul-d-sac backing onto greenbelt and siding onto designated park. Rare 4 large bedroom plan upstairs, huge great room concept with soaring wall of windows, heat pump, maple kitchen cabinets, builtin entertainment cabinetry, power smart windows, crown mouldings... the list goes on, Excellent value and no GST to be paid.
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