I have just listed another property at 3888 GEORGIA ST in Burnaby.
Beautiful custom built home in the popular Willingdon Heights. This immaculate 2-storey family home sits on a quiet 50 x 123.92 lot with southern views of Metrotown and North Shore Mountains. It also features a great open floor plan, onemaster bedroom on the main for senior parents, a huge & completely opened family room and kitchen, a covered deck ideal for entertaining and barbeques, 4 bedrooms upstairs with 2 ensuites and 1 full bath, 3 car garage and a private backyard. Central location to Vancouver, No. 1 Hwy, Downtown, Metrotown, SFU & BCIT. Transit & the heights are within walking distance.
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Please visit our Open House at 2624 DUNDAS ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This character home is 1st time on the market. It is located on the quiet side of Dundas St. East of Nanaimo St. Two bedrooms up plus a large sunroom on main. House in original condition. But if you use yourimagination, you can easily turn this into a million dollar home. Or to hold/build on this beautiful standard lot with mountain view and back lane access. Great location near PNE, Sunrise Village, schools, transportation and only a short drive to Downtown. Open house 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday April 25, and April 26.
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Whether you are planning to put your home on the Burnaby real estate market or are simply looking to spruce up the home, renovations can be highly effective. Simple jobs can have a huge impact on the aesthetic appeal and value of your home.

 

But some renovations can also be expensive, either up front or in the long run. These kinds of jobs are often great to do eventually, but can easily destroy a budget and even keep you out of your own house for a long time. Here are some cost effective, relatively quick renovations for your home to get it spruced up for the spring.

 

The Front Door

As you have probably heard before, cleaning up the gateway to your home can have a huge impact on its value. It’s also one of the quickest jobs you can do. There are few returns on investment that come close to front doors. Whether you buy a brand new door or just repaint the current one, a few hours’ work at a couple hundred dollars will grab the attention of passersby and potential buyers equally.

 

Lawn Care

While you are outside working on the front door, work on the lawn a bit. Simply cutting back the grass from the walkway and pulling up weeds can improve the look of your home. In addition, strategically planting flowers near the house or placing potted plants near the doorway can create a welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

 

New Appliances

If you have a beautiful kitchen with new countertops and flooring, nothing negates its appeal more than old, dirty appliances. Spending a few hundred to a few thousand dollars on a top-of-the-line stainless steel refrigerator or range can increase the value of your home drastically. And if your kitchen is in need of renovations, new appliances can draw attention away from those dingy floors.

 

Retouching the Bathroom

Few things set off visitors like a grimy bathroom. By re-caulking the bath or installing a new toilet seat, you set a perception of cleanliness. For something more drastic, spending a couple hundred dollars on a new vanity can go a long way toward a first impression.

 

New Lighting

Of course, even after you have made all these small renovations in your house, you want it to look good when you flip on the lights. If you are willing to shell out a couple hundred dollars and an afternoon of labour, you can install beautiful fixtures that highlight the best aspects of your home. Recessed lighting and daylight bulbs can make any house feel more like a home.

For only a few hundred bucks and a free weekend, you can drastically increase the value and aesthetic appeal of your home. For more information about increasing your home value, including staging and marketing ideas, be sure to visit our sellers page.

 

Meta: If you have some spare cash and a free weekend, why not spend it increasing the value of your home? Here are some cost-effective renovations you can do quickly.

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I have just listed another property at 2624 DUNDAS ST in Vancouver.
This character home is 1st time on the market. It is located on the quiet side of Dundas St. East of Nanaimo St. Two bedrooms up plus a large sunroom on main. House in original condition. But if you use yourimagination, you can easily turn this into a million dollar home. Or to hold/build on this beautiful standard lot with mountain view and back lane access. Great location near PNE, Sunrise Village, schools, transportation and only a short drive to Downtown. 1st open house 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday April 25, and April 26.
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Please visit our Open House at 2624 DUNDAS ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This character home is 1st time on the market. It is located on the quiet side of Dundas St. East of Nanaimo St. Two bedrooms up plus a large sunroom on main. House in original condition. But if you use yourimagination, you can easily turn this into a million dollar home. Or to hold/build on this beautiful standard lot with mountain view and back lane access. Great location near PNE, Sunrise Village, schools, transportation and only a short drive to Downtown. 1st open house 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday April 25, and April 26.
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I have just listed another property at 3311 NAPIER ST in Vancouver.
Located in a beautiful & quiet location near Rupert Pitch & Putt. This huge, south facing home features a level 33 x 110 lot, 3 bedrooms up, 3 bedrooms down, new kitchen with granite counters, 2 full kitchens, 2 full bathrooms, separatebasement entrance, huge sundeck, metal roof, spacious layout with 2 large living rooms & 8' ceilings. Steps to transits, park and minutes to T&T Supermarket, Burnaby. Easy access to No. 1 Hwy.
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Please visit our Open House at 989 ROSSER AVE in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This immaculate 5 bedroom Vancouver special is situated on a sunny corner lot. Three up and two down with walk out in-law basement suite. Bright and spacious layout with a lot of windows. Open concept. Move-in condition. Convenient locationnear Brentwood. New Solo District, Save-On-Food, schools, rec. centre, transportation. Other features include 2 cozy fireplaces, balconies, fenced yard, attached double garage, and also 2 outdoor parkings. First open house April 18 and 19, (Saturday and Sunday) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 78 FELL AVE in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location & income! Sitting on a nice 33 x 122 lot in central Capitol Hill with water & mountain views, this immaculate 9 yr old Vancouver special generates great rental income & features 8 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 kitchens, double garage,granite counters, 9' ceilings, crown moldings, skylights, new hot water tank, new stainless steel appliances. It's within walking distance to Burnaby North High School, Capital Hill Elementary. 2 blocks to transit. Minutes to Kensington Mall, Safeway, SFU, Brentwood Mall, Eileen Daily Pool, recreation centre & library. Enjoy the nature walk with Trans Canada Trail at your back door, Confederation Park and Kensington Park nearby. Open House Sunday April 19th, 2-4pm
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I have just listed another property at 1604 2077 ROSSER AVE in Burnaby.
Prestigious vantage in the trendy Brentwood corridor. This chic 1,066 SF 2-bedroom & den property showcases fine urban living at its best, with an open concept floor plan, a modern gourmet kitchen filled with premium Electrolux appliances,a generous balcony, refreshing Northwesterly city views, quality features & finishes throughout, great amenities in the building including fitness centre, social lunge with outdoor firepit, as well as the personalized luxury of a resident's concierge. Only moments from Brentwood mall, transit, banks, cafes, restaurants, grocery and the soon-to-open Wholefoods Market. Easy access to Highway 1, BCIT, Metrotown & SFU.
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Please visit our Open House at 510 7088 SALISBURY AVE in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hard to find! Beautiful, bright, south facing 3 bedroom unit on the top floor of concrete low rise at "West" by prestigious builder BOSA. Huge house-sized master bedroom with walk-in closet and large 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. This is thelargest unit in the low rise and can be accessed by an additional elevator for speedy access in and out of the building. Two parking stalls and one storage locker. Unbeatable convenience with Highgate Village (Save-On Foods, Shoppers Drug mart, TD Bank...) and public transit a block away and a 5 minute walk to the new Edmonds Community Centre. Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Also very low maintenance fee. Open House Saturday April 18th 2-4pm.
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It has been a miserable winter, with record low temperatures and horrible precipitation across the continent. The weather has finally taken a turn, however, and spring is upon us. Along with the birds, bunnies and blue skies, this means it is time to dress up your home for the season of renewal. Here are some great ways to welcome the new season, whether you are looking to host guests or put your Burnaby real estate on the market for sale.

 

Flowers

Flowers are the most obvious way to dress up your home. Get your lawn garden going and pick up some potted or in-the-vase bouquets to bring some bright color, beauty and wonderful aromas to your home. Not only do flowers look wonderful, but they are natural air fresheners, giving off oxygen while consuming carbon dioxide. This can help to improve your overall health.

 

A Coat of Paint

A fresh coat of paint is one of the best ways to give your home a great new look. Call in the painters to touch up those rooms that are looking a bit rough, or to lend a whole new color palate to your house. Make it look vibrant and bright to go along with the youth of spring.

 

Organize!

Spring is the perfect time to get organized and give a new life to your schedule and coming tasks. Go through your home and clear the clutter. Organize those drawers and file cabinets. Get rid of trash and downsize your life by removing those things that have been sitting around unused for far too long.

 

Change the Linens

Put away those heavy, dark comforters and replace them with lightweight spring sheets. Move from blues and grays to lighter hues of yellow, green and brighter earth tones. Get the color scheme and energy of your whole home lighter and brighter.

 

Host a Tea Party or Barbecue

Having a party may not seem a way to spruce up your home, but it is! Bringing guests in and having an afternoon tea will bring life and positive energy to your home. You and your nearest and dearest can celebrate the season of renewal and life, and make plans for the coming months.

If high tea isn’t really your thing, try opening the grill and having the first cookout of the season! What better way to celebrate spring than by cooking and eating outdoors? Open the picnic tables and lay out the steaks, burgers and hot dogs.

Springtime is also a great time to buy or sell real estate. If you are looking to buy a new home or sell your existing home, we are ready to help. Give us a call today!

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I have just listed another property at 78 FELL AVE in Burnaby.
Location & income! Sitting on a nice 33 x 122 lot in central Capitol Hill with water & mountain views, this immaculate 9 yr old Vancouver special generates great rental income & features 8 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 kitchens, double garage,granite counters, 9' ceilings, crown moldings, skylights, new hot water tank, new stainless steel appliances. It's within walking distance to Burnaby North High School, Capital Hill Elementary. Minutes to Kensington Mall, Safeway, SFU, Brentwood Mall, 2 blocks to transit, Eileen Daily Pool, recreation centre & library. Enjoy the nature walk with Trans Canada Trail at your back door, Confederation Park and Kensington Park nearby.
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I have just listed another property at 989 ROSSER AVE in Burnaby.
This immaculate 5 bedroom Vancouver special is situated on a sunny corner lot. Three up and two down with walk out in-law basement suite. Bright and spacious layout with a lot of windows. Open concept. Move-in condition. Convenient locationnear Brentwood. New Solo District, Save-On-Food, schools, rec. centre, transportation. Other features include 2 cozy fireplaces, balconies, fenced yard, attached double garage, and also 2 outdoor parkings. First open house April 18 and 19, (Saturday and Sunday) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 989 ROSSER AVE in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This immaculate 5 bedroom Vancouver special is situated on a sunny corner lot. Three up and two down with walk out in-law basement suite. Bright and spacious layout with a lot of windows. Open concept. Move-in condition. Convenient locationnear Brentwood. New Solo District, Save-On-Food, schools, rec. centre, transportation. Other features include 2 cozy fireplaces, balconies, fenced yard, attached double garage, and also 2 outdoor parkings. First open house April 18 and 19, (Saturday and Sunday) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
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Please visit our Open House at TH18 2345 MADISON AVE in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rarely available loft-style concrete townhome in Burnaby's new & trendy Brentwood corridor. This 2-bedrm, 2-bath, south-facing end unit features 17' extra high vaulted ceilings, bamboo flrs, large windows with ample natural light throughoutsleek appliances, granite countertops, open-concept gourmet kitchen, & private outdoor patio. Perfect for both young & growing families or downsizing baby boomers. Very well managed complex with an awesome recreation centre offering fitness centre, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, whirl pool & garden. Only steps from skytrain, buses, Starbucks, Brentwood Mall, Save-on-foods, gourmet restaurants & the soon-to-open Whole Foods Market. 1st Open Houses Saturday & Sunday April 11-12 @ 2-4pm.
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I have just listed another property at 5658 BROADWAY in Burnaby.
Best priced 1-level townhome at a great location in Burnaby North. This bright SE end unit has been updated in recent years with slate flooring, newer bath fixtures and granite countertops. Balcony has been enclosed into a nice and cozysolarium. Very central location - only steps from Holdom Skytrain, Parkcrest Elementary, and Buy Low Foods at Parkcrest Plaza, and a few minutes' ride to Burnaby North Secondary, SFU, parks, Brentwood mall & Hwy # 1.
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Please visit our Open House at 510 7088 SALISBURY AVE in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hard to find! Beautiful, bright, south facing 3 bedroom unit on the top floor of concrete low rise at "West" by prestigious builder BOSA. Huge house-sized master bedroom with walk-in closet and large 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. This is thelargest unit in the low rise and can be accessed by an additional elevator for speedy access in and out of the building. Two parking stalls and one storage locker. Unbeatable convenience with Highgate Village (Save-On Foods, Shoppers Drug mart, TD Bank...) and public transit a block away and a 5 minute walk to the new Edmonds Community Centre. Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Also very low maintenance fee. Open House Sunday, April 12th 2-4pm.
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I have just listed another property at 15 7198 BARNET RD in Burnaby.
Westrisge living is another luxury townhome development by Listraor in prime North Burnaby. This 3 bedroom townhome is situated at the foot of SFU which features exceptional qualities such as quartz counters, engineered wood floors,s/s appliances, seamless glass shower stalls and stunning views of the North Shore Mountains from your master bedroom's private balcony. You can bike and hike the trails up Burnaby Mountain & Barnet Marine Park. Transit at your doorstep and minutes to shopping, schools and SFU. Comes with one secured underground parking (#13) & storage locker (#15).
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I have just listed another property at 4860 ETON ST in Burnaby.
Spectacular water & mountain views! This immaculate 6-bedroom, 3-bath family home sits on a nice 66x122 lot overlooking Burrard Inlets, NS mountains & Downtown Van. This home features beautifully refinished inlaid HW floors, dble glazedwindows, extra large living room, spacious newer kitchen, huge sundeck, good-sized bedrooms, a huge 3-bedrm plus den basement suite ideal for in-laws or as a mortgage helper. Double carport with lane access plus large driveway & plenty of room for RV, trailer or boat parking. Quiet & desirable neighborhood with lots of newer homes. Close to Eileen Dailly Pool & Rec Centre, parks, trails, & is only a few minutes from all the shops & restaurants in the Heights. Open house Apr 12 Sunday @ 2-5pm.
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Please visit our Open House at TH18 2345 MADISON AVE in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rarely available loft-style concrete townhome in Burnaby's new & trendy Brentwood corridor. This 2-bedrm, 2-bath, south-facing end unit features 17' extra high vaulted ceilings, bamboo flrs, large windows with ample natural light throughoutsleek appliances, granite countertops, open-concept gourmet kitchen, & private outdoor patio. Perfect for both young & growing families or downsizing baby boomers. Very well managed complex with an awesome recreation centre offering fitness centre, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, whirl pool & garden. Only steps from skytrain, buses, Starbucks, Brentwood Mall, Save-on-foods, gourmet restaurants & the soon-to-open Whole Foods Market. 1st Open Houses Saturday & Sunday April 11-12 @ 2-4pm.
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