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Buying Your Dream Home in a Hot Market


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Imagine finding the perfect home, only to discover there is serious interest from at least a dozen other buyers. It’s like scrambling for the last piece of cake at a buffet! Fortunately, there are things you can do to help get the home you want, even in a highly competitive market. Here are just a few ideas:


• Only view a few ideal properties at a time. If you see too many, and thus spread yourself too thin, you risk homes slipping through your fingers.

• Be realistic about price. Focus on finding a great home that you can afford, rather than trying to find a bargain.

• Consider homes that need some work. They get less interest than perfectly staged properties, yet can turn out to be a dream home.

• Be prepared to make an offer with as few conditions as possible. An offer conditional on passing inspection is usually fine, but in a competitive situation, offers with other conditions will likely be turned down flat.

• Make...
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OPEN HOUSE: SAT/SUN JUNE 24/25 FROM 2-4PM
5 3051 SPRINGFIELD DRIVE, RICHMOND



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This Saturday and Sunday, Jun 24th and 25th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM I will be hosting an Open House at #5 3051 SPRINGFIELD DRIVE in Springfield Greene in the Steveston North neighborhood, Richmond. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Townhouse for sale in beautiful Steveston North.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Steveston North Townhouse for sale.

As always please do not hesitate to give me a call at 604.644.1044 if I can answer any questions before the open house, or if you would like to book a private showing.

Alisa Sakamoto
REALTOR® RE/MAX WESTCOAST

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I just sold this Condo 317 5500 LYNAS LANE, Riverdale RI, Richmond

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SHOW-STOPPING SUITE! FULL RIVER VIEWS & IMPECCABLY RENOVATED in WORRY FREE building w/nothing left to do but move in! KITCHEN: modern cabinetry with loads of strge space for all your cooking needs, SS appliance package, fresh subway tile backsplash; all with open views into living space! LIVING AREAS: high end - ultra resistant laminate flrg laid w/no transitions for a crisp & clean visual effect, cool paint colors for that interior designer in you, new unique lighting fixts & LGE windows for all the natural light you could want. Watch the float planes take off & land with your morning coffee or your night cap from your spacious balcony (OR from every living space incl your bedroom!). 

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I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 2 4991 NO. 5 ROAD, East Cambie, Richmond, BC

NOW SELLING! Introducing, Wembley, a master-planned community of deluxe 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses in a convenient central Richmond location. Built for a modern mindset, Wembley offers an unbeatable combination of spacious, family-friendly floor plans, sleek interior design, geothermal heating and cooling for year-round comfort, and Club Wembley, the community’s amenity centre. Wembley is located within a kilometer of a high school, elementary school, shopping and some of Richmond’s best parks.

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I am proud to announce that this Jun 10th & 11th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM I will be hosting an Open House at 3051 SPRINGFIELD DRIVE in Springfield Greene in the Steveston North neighborhood, Richmond. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Townhouse for sale in beautiful Steveston North.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Steveston North Townhouse for sale.

As always please do not hesitate to give me a call at 604.644.1044 if I can answer any questions before the open house, or if you would like to book a private showing.

Alisa Sakamoto
REALTOR® RE/MAX WESTCOAST

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I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 5 3051 SPRINGFIELD DRIVE, Steveston North, Richmond

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Live the STEVESTON LIFESTYLE in this beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 STOREY townhome. Worry-free complex: rainscreened, hardi-plank siding, energy-efficient windows & doors. Bright & spacious at 1352 SF with many updates: engineered h/w floor, paint, crown molding, upgraded baths, new h/w tank & much more! Huge kitchen (can accommodate an eating area) w/ new S/S appl & butcher block counters. The living & dining room is wonderful for entertaining with views of the western exposed private fenced in yard – perfect for BBQ’s! Upstairs has a large Master w/ cheater ensuite & 2 good sized bdrms. BONUS: external storage shed included. The perfect FAMILY HOME, move in ready! Conveniently located within walking distance to the dyke, Garry Point & The Village. 

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The stats from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver have been released for May. We are seeing that the demand for condos and townhouses are driving today’s market as first-time buyers and people looking to downsize from their single-family homes are both competing for these two types of housing. On the other hand, home buyers are beginning to have more selection to choose from in the detached market.

Please take a read below and let me know if you have any questions, I look forward to helping you!


    Market Activity Picks Up In May

VANCOUVER, BC – June 2, 2017 – Home buyer activity returned to near record levels across
the Metro Vancouver* housing market in May.

Residential property sales in the region totalled 4,364 in May 2017, a decrease of 8.5 per cent
from the 4,769 sales in May 2016, an all-time record, and an increase of 22.8 per cent compared
to April 2017 when 3,553 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 23.7 per cent above the 10-year...
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