OPEN HOUSE Saturday, November 3rd from 2-4PM
 

12180 Mellis Drive, East Cambie 

 

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Please come with any questions you may have. 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.  In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this gorgeous family home in East Cambie.


Alisa Sakamoto

RE/MAX Westcoast - Steveston Real Estate

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday, November 3rd from 11:30am -1:00pm 


 12438 BRUNSWICK Place, unit #16, Steveston South

 
This is the perfect opportunity to check out this fabulous Townhouse for sale in beautiful Steveston South.

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


Alisa Sakamoto

RE/MAX Westcoast - Steveston Real Estate

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When it comes time to sell your house, one of the most cost effective things you can do is paint both the inside and outside. The effort and time it takes to do this can dramatically affect a seller's sale price. 


A Little Paint Can Go A Long Way!



  

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An Alternative To Wallpaper!

 
Stumbled across this on Etsy and thought it was a fantastic idea!  Instead of dealing with the hassle of wallpaper, you can now use a roller and get the same effect.  Brilliant!


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Here is an image of the finished product!  I think this looks amazing.

Etsy Wallpapered wall

If you are interested in purchasing one of these wall and paper applicators, this is where I came across it:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/109882073/wall-paper-applicator

Enjoy!
Alisa


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Buy or Sell First? 



If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you’re wondering what your strategy should be:  do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around?  You have a few options.  Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.


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Sell First:

 

There are several benefits to selling your current house before searching for your next home.  First of all, once you have sold your house, you will know precisely how much money you have to work with.  With a concrete price range, you’ll be able to narrow the pool of houses before you begin looking, and negotiate accordingly.  This will allow you to immediately make firm offers on houses that you are serious about purchasing.  You can be first in line with an unconditional offer you know you can afford, and this...

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I came across this photo on pinterest and thought I'd share it with you!  What a fabulous idea - putting mirrors behind lamps adds light around a room.  I love pinterest and often find a lot of great DIY or decorating ideas for your home.  
If you want, follow me: http://pinterest.com/AlisaSakamoto/




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I came across this article and I thought it was very useful to share with you all especially because we are heading into the rainy fall weather.  
Have a good read!
-Alisa

Do you need a new roof? TEN ways to tell


How often do you look at your roof? If you're like me, you run in and out of the house, shuttle the kids back and forth, and glance up at the roofline only occasionally as you back out of the driveway.

 

But inspecting your roof regularly and making little fixes as needed can prevent some costly repairs down the road -- and keep those raindrops from falling on your head. There's another benefit, too: Keeping your roof in good condition will also be a big plus if you decide to sell your home.

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So, what should you look for when inspecting your roof? The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you do a roof inspection at least two times a year -- spring and fall. The best place to begin is inside your house -- grab a flashlight and make...

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Congratulations Andrew!

Mariners #20


JUST SOLD October 12th!  #20 11391 7TH Ave, Richmond

 
Rarely available 4 bedroom end unit in Steveston's highly sought after 'Mariners Village'. Unbeatable location just steps to the dyke and Garry Point Park. Only a 5 minute walk into the Village shops and both levels of schools. This unit shows beautifully in and out and features new hardwood flooring, updated kitchen and baths and a cozy new gas fireplace! Large private patio gets plenty of sun and is perfect for entertaining. Small family room off kitchen and a bonus loft area on 3rd level!


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VANCOUVER, B.C. – October 2, 2012 – The summer of 2012 drew to a close in September with home sale 
activity well below historical averages in the Greater Vancouver housing market.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 1,516 in September, a 32.5 per cent decline compared to the 2,246 sales 
in September 2011 and an 8.1 per cent decline compared to the 1,649 sales in August 2012.
September sales were 41.6 per cent below the 10-year September sales average of 2,597.
 “There’s been a clear reduction in buyer demand in the three months since the federal government eliminated 
the availability of a 30-year amortization on government-insured mortgages,” Eugen Klein, REBGV president 
said. “This makes homes less affordable for the people of the region.”
New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater...
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