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I have listed a new property at 109 2488 KELLY AVE in Port Coquitlam.

Welcome to Symphony at Gates Park. This 1,125 sqft 2 bedroom 2 bathroom + den corner suite features a spacious layout with a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Over 200 sqft of outdoor entertainment space on a private patio perfect for bbqs. BONUS 2 parking stalls and a storage locker. All nestled near Gates Park with the convenience of Port Coquitlam Rec Center, schools, shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, bus and skytrain all within a short walk. Don't miss this one, priced below assessment value!
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As far as merchants go, Dave Scott may be Steveston Village's elder.

Dave's Fish and Chips on Moncton rivals few other pre 1980 establishments in the village. Budget Appliances, Marine Garage and the Steveston Hotel might come to mind of the few left standing (all with newer ownership) and the departure of many longstanding business such as Steveston Marine & Hardware and Mary's British Home.

This summer marks the 40th anniversary with his son taking over the day-to-day operations.

When Dave opened the shop at 31, he had never cooked fish and chips before, nor had he ever run a business. So he got help from his neighbour who was an accountant and crafted a business plan and took it to the bank.

Scott planned to open during the Steveston Salmon Festival. By the time they opend at 11am they had a lineup down the street, and that was it - they just kept going.

The original joint opened on Chathan Street then moved to its prestent location on Moncton in 1984.

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According to Scott, the key to success is consistency. He maintained a simple menu and mushy peas with an abundance of tarter sauces as staples.

Dave is quick to express that he is not happy with the direction of Steveston, as he looks out his window looking at a 4 storey structure soon to house Save-on Foods of which seems to maximize every square inch of space to the sidewalk. "It's not quaint anymore. It's really busy. They really destroyed the BC Packers land; there was a good opportunity for a park" he states.

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Metro Vancouver real estate is valued at 65% higher than it should be, based on local incomes, according to a new global house price index by The Economist.

The U.K. based financial publication's research team found that the region's home prices have risen by more than 60% over the past 5 years.

In terms on real estate value versus household incomes, The Economist reported that Metro Vancouver was the 5th most overvalued of 22 major global cities studied, after Hong Kong, Auckland in New Zealand, Paris, and Brussells in Belgium.

Vancouver is followed by London, UK and Sydney, Australia, both of which were deemed overvalued by 50% or above.

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On a country by country basis, Canada was deemed the 3rd most overvalued country in the world for real estate prices, at 56% overvalued, after New Zealand and Australia.

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New Zealand's standing in the global index comes as the New Zealand government confirmed on Tuesday that it will introduce a previously proposed ban on foreign buyers purchasing New Zealand resale real estate. Overseas purchasers will still be able to buy presale homes, and Australian and Singaporean buyers are exempt from the ban.

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Grand Prix of Art 2014_13

Twelve of B.C.'s most accomplished painters are descending on McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in Richmond to find beauty in the daily scenes at the mall while promoting an upcoming art competition in the city.

This weekend, artists specializing in pastel, oil, acrylic and even goulash will prop their easels in the outdoor walkways between shops.

The twelve artists will all be competing in the master category of the Grand Prix of Art next month. It's an outdoor art competition that sees more than 100 artists race to finish a plein-air piece inspired by a location in Steveston.

McArthurGlen has partnered with the Grand Prix leading up to the big day to provide a venue for the artists to demonstrat what they do. The paintings will be on sale at the end of the day, with all proceeds going directly to the artists.

The artists will undoubtedly produce different pieces from the Grand Prix then what is usually depicted in Garry Point or the Britiannia Shipyards. Some shoppers may actually find themselves captured in a portrait, or some merchandise depicted as still life. 

The Grand Prix in Steveston will be on September 22.

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Even if you have 'Location History' off, Google often stores your precise location. Here's how to delete those markers and some best effort practices that keep your location as private as possible.

But there is no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP address that can be geographically mapped. Smart phones also connect to cell towers, so your carrier knows your general location at all time.

TO PREVENT FURTHER TRACKING

For any device:

Fire up your browser and go to myactivity.google.com (You'll need to be logged into Google). On the upper left drop-down menu, go to 'Activity Controls." Turn off both 'Web & App Activity" and " Location History." That should prevent precise location markers from being stored to your Google account.

Google will warn you that some of its services won't work as well with these settings off. In particular, neither the Google Assistant, a digital concierge, nor the Google Home smart speaker will be particularly useful.

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On IOS:

If you use Google Maps, adjust your location setting to 'While Using' the app; this will prevent the app from accessing your location when it's not active. Go to Settings Privacy Location Services from there to select Google Maps to make the adjustment.

In the Safari web browser, consider using a search engine other than Google. Under Settings Safari Search Engine, you can find other options like Bing or DuckDuckGo. You can turn off while browsing by going to Settings Privacy Location Services Safari websites, and turn this to "Never." (This still won't prevent advertisers from knowing your rough location based on IP address on any website.)

You can also turn Location Services off to the device almost completely from Setting Privacy Location Services. Both Google Maps and Apple Maps will still work, but they won't know where you are on the map and won't be able to give you directions. Emergency responders will still be able to find you if the need arises.

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On Android:

Under the main settings icon click on "Security & location." Scroll down to the 'Privacy" heading. Tap "Location." You can toggle it off for the entire device.

Use "App-level permissions" to turn off access to various apps. Unlike the Iphone, there is no setting for "While Using." You cannot turn off Google Play services, which supplies your location to other apps if you leave that service on.

Sign in as a "guest" on your Android device by swiping down from the top and tapping the downward-facing caret, then again on the torso icon. Be aware of which services you sign in on, like Chrome.

You can also change search engines even in Chrome.


TO DELETE PAST LOCATION TRACKING:

For any device:


On the page maactivity.google.com look for any entry that has a location pin icon beside the word "details." Clicking on that pops up a window that includes a link that sometimes say "from your current location." Clicking on it will open Google Maps, which will display where you were at the time.

You can delete it from this popup by clicking on the navigation icon with the  stacked dots and then "Delete".

Some items will be grouped in unexpected places, such as topic names, google.com, Search or Maps. You have to delete them item by item. You can wholesale delete all items in date ranges or by services, but will end up taking out more than just location markers.

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I'm pleased to have helped another homeowner sell their home.  

Now, I have excess buyers.

My marketing plan and hard work has attracted many buyers to this home but many preferred a different location, a different design, or different price range.  

To sell.  Call Bill today 604-274-2222. 

206 2023 FRANKLIN ST in Vancouver.

Investors Alert!!! AGM Agenda for July 17 AGM includes resolution to remove rental limits. At a reasonable rent, seller can be an excellent tenant. A great package for easy-care landlording. 2 BEDROOM and 2 FULL BATHROOM updated unit. NEW kitchen in 2017, top-end appliances still under warranty, heated flooring in kitchen and bathroom. Hardwood flooring plus MOUNTAIN VIEW from the new sundeck. One block south is Hastings St with stores, restaurants and transit. Financial Stmt's show the Maint. Up to 2 "medium sized" pets permitted.

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I'm pleased to have helped another homeowner sell their home.  

Now, I have excess buyers.

My marketing plan and hard work has attracted many buyers to this home but many preferred a different location, a different design, or different price range.  

To sell.  Call Bill today 604-274-2222. 

204 1330 MARTIN ST in White Rock.

Get a litte closer to the ocean from the 'The Coach House'. This beautiful 2 bedroom unit has been nicely updated with a European style kitchen including S/S appliances, soft close cupboards, quartz counter tops and under mount lighting. New bathroom with deep tub and double sink vanity. Master is big enough for 'King Sized' bed and the second bedroom a 'Queen'. Secured parking and storage locker. The building is 19+ and 1 cat is ok. Free Shared laundry. Walking distance to all that White Rock has to offer. Shopping, restaurants/pubs/coffee shops, recreation, transportation and of course the beach! Call for your private showing today!

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Bill de Mooy welcomes you to an Open House at 10532 HOLLY PARK LANE in Surrey.
Open House on Monday, August 6, 2018 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Beautifully renovated 2 level townhome in popular 'Holly Park Lane'. Open concept Kitchen / living area with brand new cabinets and quality stainless steel kitchen appliance package, quartz counter top with 'waterfall effect'. 2 bedrooms up including large master with access to upper balcony. Bathroom features 6ft bathtub, double sink vanity and heated tile floor. Laminate flooring on main with large dining and living room with modern electric fireplace & balcony. Modern design colours and fixtures throughout. Upgraded electrical with new panel and in-unit wiring including 4 wired smoke detectors. All work completed with proper permits. Park like setting. Walk to schools, Guildford Mall and transportation. Pets and rentals OK.
 
Surprised Open House is subject to availability.  Often when a seller accepts an offer, even with conditions, the seller no longer wishes to have the open house.  If you don't want to be disappointed Frown and want very much to see this home, it is recommended that you call Bill to view this home as soon as possible.  Call Bill now at 604-274-2222 to arrange viewing this home. Smile
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I'm pleased to have helped another homeowner sell their home.  

Now, I have excess buyers.

My marketing plan and hard work has attracted many buyers to this home but many preferred a different location, a different design, or different price range.  

To sell.  Call Bill today 604-274-2222. 

8 3555 WESTMINSTER HWY in Richmond.

Sonoma - A gated community of larger two-level townhomes with double garages and a clubhouse of amenities. Steps from Save-On-Store, liquor store, restaurants and French-emersion Elementary school. This particular home has ample guest parking across the drive and quick access to street parking should you want to park on the street for convenience or a quick step to the stores. South exposed private backyard. Recently painted inside, you'll find the updated kitchen designed for entertaining friends and family. An ample sized master bedroom awaits. One dog or One cat permitted. New roofs in 2017. New Washer and Dryer. New Hot Water tank with 12 yr warranty. You may want to add a few personal touches but you don't have to. It's ready to enjoy as is. Click link titled  "VIDEO" for a "walk through" of this home.

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The City of Delta has experienced another decrease in its crime severity index (CSI) and continues to be well below the Metro Vancouver national averages.

While the Canadian CSI increased slightly by 1 index point to 72, Delta continued its downward trend to hit its lowest point since the index began.

The overall CSI for Delta remained relatively constant between 2015 and 2016, but saw a decrease in 2017 due to a significant drop in violent crime.

The CSI is a measurement of crime that reflects the relative seriousness of offences. For example, robbery is given more weight in the index compared to disturbing the peace. A low CSI rate is indicative of a safer community.

So far in 2018, crime appears to be levellilng off and as Delta's CSI declines to historic lows, continued reductions will become more difficult.

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Bill de Mooy welcomes you to an Open House at 10532 HOLLY PARK LANE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, August 4, 2018 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Beautifully renovated 2 level townhome in popular 'Holly Park Lane'. Open concept Kitchen / living area with brand new cabinets and quality stainless steel kitchen appliance package, quartz counter top with 'waterfall effect'. 2 bedrooms up including large master with access to upper balcony. Bathroom features 6ft bathtub, double sink vanity and heated tile floor. Laminate flooring on main with large dining and living room with modern electric fireplace & balcony. Modern design colours and fixtures throughout. Upgraded electrical with new panel and in-unit wiring including 2 wired smoke detectors. All work completed with proper permits. Park like setting. Walk to schools, Guildford Mall and transportation. Pets and rentals OK.
 
Surprised Open House is subject to availability.  Often when a seller accepts an offer, even with conditions, the seller no longer wishes to have the open house.  If you don't want to be disappointed Frown and want very much to see this home, it is recommended that you call Bill to view this home as soon as possible.  Call Bill now at 604-274-2222 to arrange viewing this home. Smile
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Bill de Mooy welcomes you to an Open House at 320 15850 26 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, July 28, 2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM Instructions at front lobby door. Or text 604-274-2222 for entry.
It has been said to be "Morgan Crossing's most exclusive address" with a mountain view that "will take your breath away". Village convenience at your doorstep. TWO BEDROOMS - TWO FULL BATHROOMS. Super-nice kitchen with GAS stove. Electric fireplace. A great starter home or addition to an investment portfolio, even if it's your first one. Nice tenants that have expressed a willingness to stay, making this a ready-made rental package.
 
Surprised Open House is subject to availability.  Often when a seller accepts an offer, even with conditions, the seller no longer wishes to have the open house.  If you don't want to be disappointed Frown and want very much to see this home, it is recommended that you call Bill to view this home as soon as possible.  Call Bill now at 604-274-2222 to arrange viewing this home. Smile
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Could This Be For Someone You Know? Call 604-274-2222 Now.  

I have listed a new property at 10532 HOLLY PARK LANE in Surrey.

Beautifully renovated 2 level townhome in popular 'Holly Park Lane'. Open concept Kitchen / living area with brand new cabinets and quality stainless steel kitchen appliance package, quartz counter top with 'waterfall effect'. 2 bedrooms up including large master with access to upper balcony. Bathroom features 6ft bathtub, double sink vanity and heated tile floor. Laminate flooring on main with large dining and living room with modern electric fireplace & balcony. Modern design colours and fixtures throughout. Upgraded electrical with new panel and in-unit wiring including 2 wired smoke detectors. All work completed with proper permits. Park like setting. Walk to schools, Guildford Mall and transportation. Pets and rentals OK.
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$14-9m Bungalow West Van main

Have we reached a new height with a listing of a two-bedroom, 880 square foot bungalow for a whopping $14,880,000?

That's a staggering $16,909 per square foot, in a city where luxury homes trade for $2,000 per square foot and up.

Why so much? The home is on an 11,000 square foot beachfront lot on West Vancouver's 'Golden Mile'  - Bellevue Ave - and is 1 of the only properties not to have been developed into a mega luxury waterfront home. Yet!

$14-9m Bungalow West Van beach

The fact is, the property would be slightly more valuable without the bungalow, as it is pretty much guaranteed that the home will be torn down to build a large house, which is an added cost.

If it makes you feel any better, the last assessment of the property was at $10,252,000, however, the near $15 million price is likely still a little rich for a developer looking to make a profit.

On a similar sized lot just 2 houses away and new, Russell Hollingsworth designed 4,000 square foot luxury home sold last December for $13 million, almost $2 million under asking price.

Almost $15m for this bungalow?  We'll See!

$14-9m Bungalow West Van ocean view


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Burnaby will be the first city in the province to implement B.C.'s new rental zoning law.

In May, the B.C. government enacted legislation to give municipalities the power to zone properties for rental only developments. This enable municipalities to ensure existing rental properties cannot be redevelped for another use, such as high priced condos. The power is optional for local governments to use, and a city can't use the rental only clause to override existing strata rules that limit rentals in existing buildings.

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Burnaby passed a motion asking staff to implement a rental zoning bylaw to ensure that all redevelopment of purpose built rental sites be required to include the replacement of the current number of units within the neighbourhood, and that they be rented at established, affordable rates, and be make available to current tenants.

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Steveston Marine & Hardware's Moncton Street location will close its doors at the end of summer after 77 years. The old store is one of the village's iconic, historic buildings, with its elaborate artwork on its outside wall.

Steveston Marine has been struggling in the village for many years, due in part to the decline of the fishing industry.

Rezoning and heritage alteration permit applications are posted on the wall indicating the intention to demolish the building for commercial space at ground level and 5 condos above.

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The village used to be a commercial hub for the fishing industry. Now most if it has gone with only a few (if any) sockeye salmon openings for the fishermen these days.

Steveston is essentially a tourist town now with too many big box stores opening up in Richmond as well.  It is too tough for Steveston Marine to compete.

The store was originally a general store, called Steveston Hardware which was owned by 2 brothers. In 1974 it was bought by Weston Marine, who inserted 'Marine' into the name and it became a fishing supply store as well.

In 1984, the company went into receivership and Iqbal Ladha took it over.

Ladha hasn't totally closed his mind to the possibiity of the business returning to its roots in the future, with a couple of offers floating around the village.

Ladha mentioned 3 years ago, before he decided to sell the building, how he was thinking of relocating the business elsewhere in Steveston and turning the store into a micro-brewery or small winery, both with tasting rooms.

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If you enjoy Vancouver's heritage homes you may want to take note - Granview Heritage Group has just released a map for the 2018 edition of it Centenary Sign Houses project.

The map pinpoints the location of 10 homes in the neighbourhood, along with historical details and the architectural style of each house. Signs are also posted on each of the properties for a year for passerbyers to see.

These houses are all 100 years old or more and up to 24 houses that retain as many of their original features as possible have been selected over the years. 

One of the criteria is that the owner has to agree to having a sign on their lawn for a year - which is rarely a problem.

To check out homes from earlier editions of the project click here and select one of the years listed at the top of the page.

There is also a tab for the Grandview database, which features information about more than 5,000  properties, about 1,500 of which no longer exist.

The sign posted the properties of homes selected for the Centenary Sign Houses project. Photo Penny


 
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Bill de Mooy welcomes you to an Open House at 206 2023 FRANKLIN ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM Hosted by Velma. Entry code is "206".
Investors Alert!!! AGM Agenda for July 17 AGM includes resolution to remove rental limits. At a reasonable rent, seller can be an excellent tenant. A great package for easy-care landlording. 2 BEDROOM and 2 FULL BATHROOM updated unit. NEW kitchen in 2017, top-end appliances still under warranty, heated flooring in kitchen and bathroom. Hardwood flooring plus MOUNTAIN VIEW from the new sundeck. One block south is Hastings St with stores, restaurants and transit. Financial Stmt's show the Maint. Up to 2 "medium sized" pets permitted.
 
Surprised Open House is subject to availability.  Often when a seller accepts an offer, even with conditions, the seller no longer wishes to have the open house.  If you don't want to be disappointed Frown and want very much to see this home, it is recommended that you call Bill to view this home as soon as possible.  Call Bill now at 604-274-2222 to arrange viewing this home. Smile
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Bill de Mooy welcomes you to an Open House at 206 2023 FRANKLIN ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM Hosted by Velma. Entry code is "206".
Investors Alert!!! AGM Agenda for July 17 AGM includes resolution to remove rental limits. At a reasonable rent, seller can be an excellent tenant. A great package for easy-care landlording. 2 BEDROOM and 2 FULL BATHROOM updated unit. NEW kitchen in 2017, top-end appliances still under warranty, heated flooring in kitchen and bathroom. Hardwood flooring plus MOUNTAIN VIEW from the new sundeck. One block south is Hastings St with stores, restaurants and transit. Financial Stmt's show the Maint. Up to 2 "medium sized" pets permitted.
 
Surprised Open House is subject to availability.  Often when a seller accepts an offer, even with conditions, the seller no longer wishes to have the open house.  If you don't want to be disappointed Frown and want very much to see this home, it is recommended that you call Bill to view this home as soon as possible.  Call Bill now at 604-274-2222 to arrange viewing this home. Smile
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A 1,000-foot waterslide will span four blocks from Victoria Park to Fourth Street in North Vancouver

Grab an inner tube and slide down Lonsdale Avenue this weekend as part of the ever popular Slide the City event in North Vancouver.

The 1,000 foot waterslide spans 4 blocks from Victoria Park to 4th Street, and will be open from Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

The giant slip-and-slide is part of the Fun City Festival along with other attractions including food trucks and music in Victoria Park. On Saturday, the city's free 'Summer Sessions' concert series is included in Fun City Festival with extended hours frm 5 to 10pm at The Shipyards.

Coco Jafro will perform with food trucks and a beverage garden on site. The event is expected to attract thousands of people and parking will be limited. The City of North Vancouver encourages festival attendees to bike, walk or take transit.

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