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Burke Mountain, Coquitlam - 1471 Avondale Street

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1471 Avondale Street, Coquitlam

Spectacular, Executive-style Build home, perfect to raise your family, in the much desired Burke Mountain community. Featuring 3908 sq.ft, on 3 levels, functional floor plan with an amazing great room and kitchen. Upstairs boasts 4 large bedrooms - master suite & gorgeous spa-like ensuite! Enjoy the High-End Finishing including Custom Millwork, Hardwood Floors, Quartz Counters, In-ceiling Speakers, Built-in Vac, 1 Bedroom Basement suite, Gas BBQ Hook-up, awesome yard & so much more. Surrounded by Exceptional homes & located on a no-through street, Transit, Schools & Parks nearby. Close to Shopping, Evergreen Extension and all Amenities. Call today for your personal showing! Open Houses on April 27 from 6 - 7 pm, April 29 & 30 from 2 - 4 pm!


Reality of Metro Vancouver Real Estate

I've lived in the Metro Vancouver area since the early 90's, my parents took a gamble and left everything they had and knew in London, England for this up and coming area of Canada. They were looking for a better place to raise my brother and I (we both thank them for the brave choice they made!).

In the 25 years or so that I've been here, I've seen a lot of change some for the better and some not as much, but I can still say there's no place I would rather live and now raise my own kid's. In the media, social media, etc... you hear a lot of opinion's on Metro Vancouver Real Estate and what's going on.

This is my Opinion and you can take it how you please...
Metro Vancouver has changed and there is no doubting that, it's gone from the small coastal city on the West Coast to a destination of choice across the planet. Yes our Real Estate is expensive and in some area's un-affordable. Even though there are thoughts out there that is the cause of t…

Central Port Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam - 2140 Mary Hill Road

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2140 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam

Great buy for first time buyers or investors, potential to hold and wait for Future Development, OCP calls for Townhouses. If you're investor this property will cash-flow (call for details & Cash-flow Analysis). You'll find one of the cities biggest infrastructure projects just breaking ground, the New Recreation Complex, slated to be completed in 2021 just down the street (Video). A proposed adjacent private development to the new complex is to include a mix of apartment buildings, seniors' and rental housing, and a restaurant or cafĂ©. Brand New Deck, Electrical Panel and Service, new Appliances and more. Centrally located within walking distance to the WestCoast Express, downtown City of Port Coquitlam, Shopping, and the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, etc... Call today for your personal showing!

Exemptions to Additional Property Transfer Tax on Residential Property Transfers to Foreign Entities

The B.C. Government announced on March 17, 2017 that workers coming to BC through the Provincial Nominee Program can now be exempt from the additional property transfer tax on Foreign National individuals that was put in place in August 2016.
Exemptions If you are a foreign national individual who receives confirmation under the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program, you do not pay the 15% additional property transfer tax. Foreign corporations and taxable trustees are not eligible for the exemption.
To qualify for this exemption, you must be a confirmed B.C. Provincial Nominee before the property transfer is registered with the Land Title Office and the property must be used as your principal residence.
You may claim this exemption only once. If you purchase another property as a foreign national, you must pay the additional property transfer tax. Qualification for every exemption is verified.
To claim the exemption, when you file your additional property transfer tax return (PDF): - Check …

Real Estate Investment

When it comes to Real Estate, most people think of a home for themselves and their family. There is another aspect to Real Estate that funds an entire Industry in most cities around the world, Real Estate Investment. Whether you’re aware of it or not, anyone that owns a property has an investment in Real Estate, how you choose to operate it is the biggest difference. Real Estate can be a huge part of your overall Investment Portfolio or it can be your Investment Portfolio. Surrounded with the right team and advisor’s most investors will never go wrong with an investment property. Your team will consist of a Realtor®, Accountant and Lawyer when you start out, this will grow as your portfolio does. The people and team you trust to work with should be able to advise you whether you’re buying your first property or ‘Door’ 500. Not every Realtor®, Mortgage Broker, Accountant and Lawyer knows Real Estate Investment, so these initial decisions will lay your Portfolio foundation.
Real Estat…