September 30, 2014
New property listed at Coal Harbour, Vancouver West
Categories:Coal Harbour, Vancouver West Real Estate
I have just listed another property at 2709 1239 GEORGIA ST W in Vancouver.
The "VENUS!" This high end one bedroom plus flex has a fabulous N/E View of the city and a Peekaboo view of Coal Harbour. It has hotel-like facilities such as 24 hour concierge, large indoor pool, dance studio, theatre room, 2 guest suites,sauna & jacuzzi. The 9' ceiling, gleaming hardwood floors, gas cooktop, gas fireplace & balcony makes this unit a very contortable place at the end of the day. Location is the best. Walking distance to Robson Street, shopping, Fitness world, all the fine restaurants and transit at the door step. comes with 1 parking and storage.
September 25, 2014
Why You Should Have your Home Professionally Staged for your Open House
When you’re hosting your Open House, you want your house to look its best. You want it to be clean, inviting and depersonalized so the potential buyers can picture themselves there. It can be hard to figure out how to get all of those elements into your home. That’s where a professional home stager comes in. Here are the reasons why your Burnaby real estate’s Open House will benefit from being staged by a professional.
They can Strike a Balance Between Depersonalized and Cold
When you’re depersonalizing your house, there’s a danger that you’ll go too far and you’ll accidentally make your home seem cold. You want your house to feel like it’s been lived in, but you also don’t want it to have so many of your own personal touches that your potential buyers can’t picture themselves there. This is a hard balance to reach if you’re trying to stage your home yourself. A professional home stager will know how to make your home feel warm and inviting in a way that will appeal to all of your potential buyers.
They know how to Downplay your Home’s Weaknesses
You probably realize where your home’s weaknesses are. Maybe your living room is small, or your master bedroom tends to be dim. A professional home stager will find ways to hide those weaknesses. They’ll be able to figure out how to give your living room the illusion of being larger, and they’ll be able to find ways to make the master bedroom seem lighter than it really is. When a professional home stager is done with your house, you’ll forget that the weaknesses even existed.
They Can Highlight your Home’s Strengths
Once your home’s weaknesses are hidden, the home stager will be able to play up its strengths. They’ll move your furniture into formations that make your rooms seem spacious. They can also help you decide on decorations, and they’ll add some of their own finishing touches to complete the staging. A professional home stager knows what the buyer wants to see, and they’re able to transform your house into something that will intrigue and excite them.
Staging your home is a very important part of getting ready for an Open House, and just getting rid of clutter and depersonalizing isn’t enough to intrigue buyers. A professional home stager will be able to use their skills and knowledge to transform your house into something that will get buyers interested. After the stager is done with your house, your buyers will be ready to start bidding immediately.
If you have any more questions about home staging or Burnaby real estate, please contact my office and I’ll be happy to help.
September 17, 2014
New property listed at Vancouver Heights, Burnaby North
Categories:Vancouver Heights, Burnaby North Real Estate
I have just listed another property at 4331 ALBERT ST in Burnaby.
Immeaculately kept 10 yr-old 1/2 duplex sitting in the heart of "The Heights" Community in North Burnaby. This 2-level south facing home features 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths, updated kitchen, a fenced yard & single parking in the back with laneaccess. Conveniently located within steps to the Heights Shopping District, which offers an electric mix of business & recreation facilities incl restaurants, shops, grocery markets, bakeries, Safeway, banks, medical clinics, Eileen Daily community centre, pool, public library & parks. The combo of a very affordable price tag, no monthly strata fee & the convenience of a warm & attractive neighborhood make this 1/2 duplex a wise choice. property is currently leased for $2300/ mo until Dec 2015.
September 16, 2014
How to Help Kids get Used to their New Home
The first time you move will be hard for your kids. They’ll be nervous about having to deal with a new neighbourhood, school and friends. It will also be hard for them to get used to their new home. Here are some ways to help your kids adjust to living in your new Burnaby real estate.
Take Breaks from Setting up the House for Family Time
When you’re in the middle of the frenzy of moving, you may not have as much time for your child as you usually have. This could make them feel unimportant and even unhappier about the move. This is why it’s important to put down the paintbrush or the furniture you’re moving and spend some time solely focusing on your child. You can do something together in the house, or you can go out and walk around the new neighbourhood or in the park. Just be sure to give your child your full attention for a little while before you turn back to your home.
Let them Help Decorate the House
You want your child to feel as comfortable in your new house as they did in their old house. One way to achieve this is to let the child help decorate. You don’t have to do anything as big as letting your kid decide what colours to paint the walls. Instead, you could simply let them decide if a picture should be hung in the living room or the dining room. Your child will be excited to be part of putting the house together, and they’ll be proud that they were able to help.
Get Them Excited About the new City
In the first few weeks after the move, your child will be constantly comparing their new city with their old city. This is why it’s important to give your child reasons to love their new home. Take them to some of the city’s best parks, stores and attractions. This will show your child that there are plenty of fun things to do in their new home, and it will help them begin to feel more comfortable in the city.
Sign Them up for Activities Where They’ll Meet Friends
One of the things your child is probably most anxious about is the fact that they don’t know anybody. There’s a pretty easy solution for this: signing them up for activities that they already like. This way, they’ll get to do something they love and they’ll get to meet kids with similar interests. They’ll also feel more connected to the community if they’re taking part in an activity.
Kids are always going to be nervous when you move into a new house, but there are many ways to ease their worries. Doing these things will help your kids adjust to the move. Soon, they’ll love their new home as much as their old one.
September 13, 2014
New property listed at Westridge BN, Burnaby North
Categories:Westridge BN, Burnaby North Real Estate
I have just listed another property at 7280 INLET DR in Burnaby.
Beautiful 61 x 120 building lot overlooking Burrard Inlet and Barnet Highway. You can hold now and build later. Nice area with lots of custom homes in the area. This 2 level home features 3 bedrooms up and 3 bedrooms suite down. At thishandyman bargain price and with some TLC and renovation ideas, you can simply move in. This is located near SFU, Burnaby North High and only minutes to Port Moody.
September 11, 2014
Things to do Around Burnaby
If you just bought your first Burnaby real estate, you’re probably wondering what there is to do in your new neighbourhood. Burnaby is the third largest city in population in British Columbia, and it also borders Vancouver. This means that are plenty of interesting sights to see. Here are some places to check out around Burnaby.
Burnaby Village Museum
This historical village takes visitors back to the 1920s. The village has actors in period costumes, a historical general store and a carousel from 1912. You can also see demonstrations from a blacksmith and at a print shop. If you want to see what life was like in Burnaby almost a hundred years ago, this is the place to go.
Burnaby Art Gallery
Burnaby Art Gallery is a great place for any art lover to check out. It has many different temporary exhibitions, so no two visits to the gallery will ever be the same. You’re sure to find something interesting at Burnaby Art Gallery.
Metropolis at Metrotown
Metropolis is one of Burnaby’s biggest tourist attractions. It’s the largest mall in British Columbia with over 400 stores, a ten-screen movie theater and a large food court. If you need to buy some furniture or decorations for your new Burnaby home, this is where you should head. Metropolis is sure to have what you need.
Deer Lake Park
Deer Lake Park blends together nature and art. It has hiking trails, designed gardens and boat rentals. It’s also home to Deer Lake Gallery, which has art in a variety of mediums including acrylics, photography and multimedia art. If you want to experience culture and the great outdoors at the same time, Deer Lake Park is where you should head.
Burnaby Mountain Park
If you want beautiful views of Burnaby and Vancouver, head up to Burnaby Mountain Park. This park has plenty of hiking trails and places to have picnics. It’s also home to Simon Fraser University, which houses the Museum of Archeology and Ethnology and an art gallery. If you visit the park in the evening, you’ll be able to catch a beautiful sunset over the city. This park also features the Playground of the Gods sculptures, which are a symbol of Burnaby’s relationship with its sister city Kushiro, Japan.
Burnaby is home to a wide variety of parks, art galleries and places to shop. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Burnaby, Vancouver is right around the corner. You’re sure to never be bored in Burnaby.
If you’re ready to start searching for your Burnaby home, please look through my listings or contact me.
September 11, 2014
Another Successful Sale - 1601 511 ROCHESTER AVE in Coquitlam
Categories:Coquitlam West, Coquitlam Real Estate
I just sold another property at 1601 511 ROCHESTER AVE in Coquitlam.
Encore! Built by the Executive Dev. Grp. Central Location! 5 mins walking distance to Lougheed Skytrain Station and future Evergreen Line station. This SW facing one bedroom unit features: engineer hardwood flooring, open and functionallayout, ample maple-cabinetry, granite countertops, S/S appliances. Amazing city views on the huge-sized balcony. The amenities includes: bike room, exercise center with steam room. Close to a popular Daycare center, Lougheed Mall, K-Town, #1 Highway & 10 mins drive to SFU.
September 11, 2014
Another Successful Sale - 7516 AUBREY ST in Burnaby
I just sold another property at 7516 AUBREY ST in Burnaby.
Top of the world! Located at the top of SFU's million dollar neighbourhood. This immaculate Italian builder's custom home is extremely well built on 59x122 lot. It features an unique north-south facing floor plan of 4,320 sf, 5 bedrooms, 4bathrooms, full walk out basement with suite potential, Thermador high powered gas range, wok kitchen, huge brand new covered deck off the dining room, brand new sundeck upstairs, double attached garage, radiant floor heating & more. Minutes to SFU, Burnaby North High & Kensington Mall.
September 6, 2014
Open House. Open House on Saturday, September 6, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please visit our Open House at 7375 UNION ST in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, September 6, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Absolutely spectacular panoramic South Westerly views from this quality built custom home at the highest part of union street. Exceptional craftsmanship is seen throughout. This 4,452 SF luxuriously appointed property showcases a grandfoyer with extra high ceilings, granite floors thru out, spacious & elegant living areas, open gourmet kitchen with wok kitchen & a huge covered patio perfect for entertaining. The upper level features 4 generous sized bedrooms, 3 full baths & 2 decks. The huge basement is ideal for a home theatre & has a 2 bedroom inlaw suite. Open Sat. Sept 6th, 2-4 pm
September 2, 2014
How to Keep your Real Estate Listing Fresh
Most real estate experts agree that your home listing will get the most traffic two to three weeks after it’s first listed. But what happens if those three weeks pass and your Burnaby real estate is still on the market? You don’t want your listing to go stale, or to have information that’s outdated. Here are some ways to keep your real estate listing fresh and intriguing for potential homebuyers.
Keep the Open House Dates Updated
If the date of your first Open House has passed, be sure to delete the information from your listing. Having outdated information will show buyers that you’re not diligently checking your listing. When you decide to have a second or third Open House, be sure to put that information up immediately. This will be very helpful for those buyers who are interested in your home but couldn’t make the first Open House. Deleting outdated information from your listing will show buyers that your home is still on the market and ready to be sold.
Change the Photographs with the Season
Sometimes, it can take a while to sell your home. Maybe you first put your house on the market in January, so you included pictures where it looks like a winter wonderland. But if it’s summer and your photograph still shows your yard covered in snow, it’s time to update the picture. This way, you’ll be able to show your potential buyers your newly landscaped yard and the flowers you planted in spring. You want your buyers to be able to picture themselves living in your house, and they will have a hard time doing that with unseasonable pictures.
Update the Property Description
If you make any improvements or changes to your house, be sure to update your description. You want your buyers to know that you are actively making changes to your home to make it better. You never know what’s going to get a buyer interested, so be sure to include everything you’ve done to improve your house.
Add More Advertisements
One of the reasons you could be having trouble finding a buyer for your home is because it’s not being advertised in enough places. Try purchasing a Facebook ad that will show up on people who live in your area’s sidebar. Or, place your ad in a widely distributed newspaper. If the first round of potential buyers who saw your ad aren’t biting, you just have to widen the pool.
It can be discouraging if your real estate advertisement doesn’t attract buyers immediately, but you shouldn’t give up hope. You never know when your perfect buyer is going to show up, so be sure to do everything you can to make your ad fresh and interesting for them. If you have any questions, please contact me.
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