Friday, June 10, 2011 NewsLeader A7
While I generally appreciate the work the SkyTrain security and police do to keep us safe in our travels, I feel the need to highlight the importance of hiring people suitable to this kind of work. Last week, I boarded an eastbound train at Metrotown, and at the same time, a young woman boarded the train and began approaching people, saying she was hungry, and asking for money. Just before the doors closed, a SkyTrain police ofﬁcer hopped onto the train. He immediately began yelling at the woman— words to the effect of, “haven’t we told you before you can’t do this? You don’t listen, that’s why you have to go to court and talk to a judge. You don’t get it, do you?” The ofﬁcer had a demeaning tone, which was completely unnecessary, as she ceased the behaviour immediately when he started yelling at her. It was obvious that the woman had some kind of special
needs, which made the ofﬁcer’s behaviour even more reprehensible. Further, it was unprofessional to violate the young woman’s privacy by disclosing her legal issues. As the ofﬁcer had told the woman she was getting “kicked off” the train at the next stop, I quietly took him aside and spoke to him, advising that it would be better for everyone present if he would behave in a respectful manner towards people on the SkyTrain. At that point, the ofﬁcer continued in a loud voice that he was “tired of dealing with her crap” or words to that effect. I was even more shocked at this unprofessionalism, and asked the ofﬁcer to identify himself. He did not show me ID, and only stated a series of letters and numbers. I have since written TransLink asking them to address the incident, but doubt it will be resolved. I believe it is important for us to stand up when we see
this type of behaviour by others, especially those—such as this ofﬁcer—who are in a position of authority. Beverly Bouma New Westminster
Help needed I am helping a person in England obtain details about a relative, pre-1958 in Burnaby and New Westminster. Emily Jane Salter (nee Watt) passed away June 12, 1958 at Royal Columbian Hospital. She apparently lived at 477 13th Ave., Burnaby, survived by two sons John and William, six grandchildren. Interment was at Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster. Emily married Walter Salter in England in 1903 and they emigrated to Canada. Walter was killed in action during the First World War. Any hints, clues or pleasant surprises would be greatly appreciated. D.J. Dobson Ontario davey.gravey@ sympatico.ca
Why we should reject the HST As the referendum on the HST nears, I took some time to really think about all the pros and cons. Since the beginning, I was of the opinion that, had the HST been 10 per cent it would would have been acceptable, and I still think that it would have worked for most British Columbians. However, in principle I’m having a problem trying to justify the undemocratic way that it was introduced/ pushed upon us. We, the taxpayers of B.C., ﬁnally stood up and made our voices be heard. We stood up and said no, we told our politicians in power enough is enough and so now, for the principle of it, we should reject it regardless of any changes. Frank Di Cesare Burnaby
Time to build the Evergreen Line I read this morning that construction of the Evergreen Line
has been delayed again because of a disagreement over where the funding is to come from. The people in the northeast part of Metro Vancouver have been waiting for a very long time. That line is desperately needed and should have been completed by now. Ottawa and the province have each pledged about $400 million, and the balance is to be provided by Metro Vancouver cities on a formula they are to
Ofﬁcer should have shown more respect agree upon. This farce has gone on long enough. Instead of a further lengthy delay, give them a 30-day deadline to reach agreement and if they don’t, impose a funding formula. Since municipal governments receive their power by delegation from the province, the province can impose whatever funding formula it wants. Just get it done. Garth Evans Burnaby
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Great 4 Bdrm + Den, 1.5 bath, 2500 sq ft 3 level Family home in the heart of New Westminster’s West End close to schools, transit, parks and shopping. This bright & spacious home feats 3 bdrms & den & 2 pce bath upstairs. LR, DR & open kitch, eating area, family rm & 4 pce bath & bdrm on the main. Good height basement has fin’d Rec room & large workshop, laundry & storage room. Other feats include French doors to large deck from family room, huge fenced yard, double carport, skylight in bright kitchen, newer paint, nice landscaping and more.
Pristine 1912, 3 lvl, Craftsman/Tudor style 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 1947 sf character home on quiet family oriented street in the heart of the West End close to schools, parks, shopping & transit. The classic home feature high ceilings, wood casings & moldings, generous room sizes, wood (under carpets), built-ins, original hinges, door knobs, registers etc. Out has lovely covered porch, wood siding & nicely treed private back yard. LOT: 33’ 132’
Fabulous mtn & river views from this beautifully maint’d & decorated 21st floor, 2 bdrm, 2 bath suite in the prestigious “Savoy Carelton” located just steps to Skytrain, parks, schools, shopping & other amenities. This immaculate suite feats opened up kitch w/extra cabinets, breakfast bar & bright & spacious LR/DR area w/floor to ceiling mirror to bring more of the view in. Suite feats 9’ ceilings, floor to ceiling view wndws, lrg covered baloncy, newer fridge & stove, nice wndw coverings, generous master bdrm w/2 big closets & full ensuite. Building amenities include indoor pool, swirl pool, sauna, exercise room, library, theatre, games room, social lounge & extensive gardens. Building is well maint’d & management & near the end of exterior restoration.
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Bright & spacious 1 yr old, 4 bdrm, 5 bath, 3042 sf home on quiet family friendly street with awesome river & Mt Baker views close to schools, parks, skytrain & shopping. This immaculate home feats high ceilings, huge open main floor, granite counters in kitchen & baths, high end fixtures & SS applcs, hot water heating & instant hot water, heat pump air conditioning, large rooms sizes, crown moldings, laminate floors, gas f/p, oversized double garage with loft potential, large outdoor covered deck & patio, bsmt has media & roughed in for 1 bdrm legal suite.
1895 heritage home w/3 bdrms, 2 baths on a beautiful street in heart of Queens Park & close to schools, parks, shopping & transit. This vintage home features original wood work inside & out, high ceilings, fir floors, banister staircase, 3 bdrms & bath up, claw tubs, spacious LR/DR area, kitchen w/eating area, newer cabinets & antique wood stove, sunroom off kitchen & large outbuilding used as rec room & storage. Most of rooms in home have been gutted & re-insulated & drywalled. Home has newer roof, electrical, plumbing, furnace & fencing.
Stunning 3 year old, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 830 sf suite at the Grove in Victoria Hill. This beautiful suite features 10’ ceilings, huge 450 sf patio with river views, laminate & tile floors, laminate cabinets & granite counters in kitchens & baths, walk in closet, insuite laundry & electric fireplace. Close to shopping, transit, schools & parks. Complex shares an awesome club house with exercise room & social room. EZ to show.
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Bright & spacious, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 882 sf, 7 year old suite in the “Brocton” by award winning Unimet Homes close to transit, shopping, parks & schools. This well maintained suite features open plan with shaker style kitchen cabinets, living room with electric fireplace & access to covered balcony, master bdrm with walk in closet, good sized 2nd bdrm, insuite lndry, 2 parking stalls & large storage locker. Building is rainscreened and has balance of 10 year warranty & is well managed & maintained.
Great 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1064 sf corner suite in Berkley Place in the heart of Uptown New Westminster. Close to shopping, transit, parks, schools & Recreation. This bright & spacious suite features beautiful mountain & garden views, open plan, gas f/p, insuite laundry, mstr suite with ensuite & more. Bldg is well maint’d & managed & small pet ok. 2 parking stalls, exercise room, social room & tennis court. Flexible possession.
Bright & spacious top floor NE corner, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 848 sf suite with insuite laundry close to shopping, transit, park & schools. This currently tenanted suite rents for $1,037 pm and features newer paint, large living room, kitchen with eating area & European cabinets, nice sized covered deck, good size closets. Building has social room, bike storage, locker & 1 u/g parking stall. Shows well! Rentals allowed.
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Friday, June 10, 2011 NewsLeader A25
CREA updates housing forecast. Strong activity in British Columbia in ﬁrst quarter. The Canadian Real Estate Association has revised its predictions for 2011 and 2012 home sales activity. National home sales activity is now expected to reach 441,100 units this year, a slight decline of 1.3 per cent from 2010. However, this is revised from an earlier forecast of 1.6 per cent. This is due to stronger-than-anticipated activity in British Columbia in the first four months of the year. In 2012, the CREA predicts that national sales activity will rebound by 2.6 per cent, to 452,500 units. This is in line with the 10-year average for annual activity. “Home buyers expect mortgage interest rates to rise and are mindful of their current and future debt levels,” says CREA President Gary Morse. “They’re doing their homework
to better understand how their mortgage payments and family budget might change down the road before they make an offer.” However, Morse says that though mortgage rates have increased recently, they are still keeping financing within reach for many prospective homeowners. “Some housing markets are hotter than others, so buyers and sellers would do well to consult their local Realtor to understand how supply, demand and prices are evolving in their housing market,” he says. One such hot housing market is Greater Vancouver, where multi-million-dollar property sales have surged. These sales have skewed average sales prices for B.C. and nationally, which has prompted the average price forecast to be revised higher.
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Buyers looking for the perfect place to stop will find a home at Aragon Properties’ The Station that is just a bit different than any other residence available right now. “These are homes designed for real people,” says Aragon Director of Sales and Marketing David Wan. “We want to build homes that are pleasing to the people who live there.” The Station is built for buyers of all ages, but Wan says that Aragon is looking to attract first-time buyers. “They’ve reached their new station in life as homeowners, hence our tagline: ‘You Have Arrived,’” says Wan. Aragon is proud of their reputation for building homes that people buy in order to live in, instead of the speculative buying that drives up demand and prices in other parts of the Lower Mainland. “Port Moody is not a hot market (like Vancouver is),” Wan says. “The buyers here are people who genuinely plan to live there.” With amenities such as schools and shopping less than a block away, The Station is perfect for people in all stages of life, and buyers will appreciate the perks that come with a smaller community. “Port Moody has one of the lowest crime rates (in the Lower Mainland),” says Wan. This has made the area attractive to buyers planning for the future. “People want to be part of a community,” says Wan. “They want their kids to feel safe.” About a quarter of the 106 units have already been sold, and buyers should be able to move in at the end of 2012. Homeowners looking for a lot of natural light will be quite at home at The Station, as the outside will feature plenty of glass, accented with brick. Many homes will have a view of the mountains, making for a beautiful view whether you’re a morning person or do your best thinking after dark. The development is a mix of twostorey townhomes and apartments featuring one or two bedrooms. The ground floor will include retail space, putting residents in the right place at the right time for a bit of shopping. Inside, buyers can choose between two different interior colour schemes, Air or Earth. White oak engineered
They’ve reached their new station in life as homeowners, hence our tagline ‘You Have Arrived,’” says Aragon Director of Sales and Marketing David Wan. flooring is included throughout the main living areas, with luxurious carpet in the bedrooms. Every floorplan features an open-plan layout in the kitchen, dining and living areas, making it easy to keep an eye on your family or have a conversation while preparing a meal. Floorplans range from 600 to 1,100 square feet.
The kitchen, perfect for preparing your latest gourmet delicacy, features a modern tile backsplash and a stainless-steel single-basin undermount sink with a Kohler polished chrome pull-down faucet, ready for washing vegetables or filling that pasta pot. No detail has been overlooked, making The Station a great place for entertaining or a solitary night at home. Bathrooms are smooth and modern, featuring cool ceramic floor tiles and a sleek undermount Kohler sink. Both the kitchen and bathrooms include polished-quartz countertops, and flat-panel square-edged oak cabinetry, contributing to a contemporary and harmonious feel to the entire home. The Station is just a block from the Westcoast Express train station and a proposed Evergreen Line SkyTrain station, making it a great place to live for people commuting to and from downtown Vancouver. “At the end of the day when you’re tired, you’re just one stop from home (on the Westcoast Express),” says Wan. As the director of sales and
marketing, Wan deals with anyone looking to purchase an Aragon home. “The best part (about buying at The Station),” Wan laughs, “is that people get to talk to me!” Homes at the Station start at $250,900. For more information, visit www.thestationliving.ca or call 604917-0112.
The Station, by Aragon Properties, promises to be a fantastic stopping point for homebuyers of all ages and in all stages of life. The exterior is a mix of glass and brick to enhance natural light, above, and the inside is built in an open-plan style for maximum space, top.
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Wow! 180 degree unobstructed views of Fraser River, Golden Ears & Mt. Baker from every room! This large 1 bedroom + den unit is located on the view side of building with ﬂoor to ceiling windows yet has total privacy. Also features newer carpet, 2 full bathrooms & in-suite laundry. Kitchen includes breakfast bar, plenty of cabinets & view. Den can be used as 2nd bedroom. Master bedroom easily ﬁts king sized bed, has walk in closet & 4pc ensuite. Amenities include indoor pool/hot tub, gym & lounge. Secure underground parking & visitor parking + storage locker. Short drive to elementary school, Canada Games pool, Queen’s Park & Skytrain Station. Strata fees incl. gas for ﬁreplace, hot water. Ok to have BBQ on balcony, new roof 2009, BOSA built.
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Welcome to the Azure, New Westminster Prestigious Sub penthouse on the 35th ﬂoor boasting stunning Water, Mountain and city Views. This 3 bedroom 2 bath beauty is loaded with all the bells and whistles, Over height ceilings, chefs kitchen, Granite, Stainless Steel and super secure parking, 24 hour concierge , bike room and state of the art exercise facility. Being one unit from the top literally makes you feel you are sitting on top of the world miles away from the hustle and bustle as you watch the world go by from the amazing outdoor view patio, living room or kitchen but in the blink of an eye down the elevator you go to being surrounded with Loads of shops, Resturaunts, parks, Skytrain built in to building, Buses, schools, colleges... everything you would ever need and so much, much more in a secure building plus Rentals and Pets Allowed makes this home so perfect for the pet lover or the investor, but be quick as the best go fast and this will not last!!
7313 113TH ST NORTH DELTA
117-3 RIALTO COURT, NEW WEST
S SAVING S WITH RESULT HE SELLER! TO T “TEAM ASSIST2SELL SOLD my home with full MLS® Service over list price in only 13 days & we only paid $3995, saving us over $13,000 in real estate commissions, thank you so much Lyle and Sandy for all your extra efforts on our sale and purchase!!!” - Alan and John.
206-98 10TH ST, NEW WEST
Similar updated units sell for 470K-500K!Needs TLC but perfect for a handyman or investor project as location is much sought after close to everything and perfect for the growing family that needs more space! Great layout, 2 bedrooms up,2nd is loft style and overlooks L/R. Downstairs awaits your ideas for potential 3rd and 4th bedrooms with extra bathroom or recroom. 2 bathrooms, 1 pwder room on main and 4 piece up. Almost 1700 sq ft of space including over 600 sq ft of unﬁnished bsmt, awaits you ideas. Brilliant opportunity here as this location is central, steps to BCIT, parks, schools, shopping & transit....not to be missed.
474 FISHER, NEW WEST
This unit has been completely renovated to a very high quality standard-furnished w/quality pieces that are negotiable. The bathroom has a soaker tub & modern rainshower, undercounter sink w/ quartz counter & neat waterfall tap. Kitchen has pantry & pullouts, undercabinet lighting, quartz counters, gooseneck single handed tap, silent D/W, above stove micro/ fan. Quality cabinets, solid wood doors in both kitch & bath, glass tile b/splash & glass tile tub surround.Gas F/P has marble & glass tile surround. Modern lights & bamboo & cork ﬂoors. Security system installed. Queens Park Place built by Bosa. Age 55+.Steps to Queen’s Park, Games Pool, Amens incl guest suite, lounge/clubhouse, gym, greenhouse, & Wkshp,1 parking,1locker.
226 2ND STREET QUEENS PARK, NEW WEST
S Concrete built Condo!2 SA Beds VIN+GDen ITH that easily 3rd bedroom S Wbe ! & 2 ULTcould R S E E L R L E S big BathroomsTH inE popular and central TONew West Downtown location close to everything!! Completely updated w/new kitchen featuring beautiful Quartz counters, S/S maytag appls, tile ﬂoor & backsplash, undermount sink & open pass to L/R w/ separate D/R. L/R has warm gas F/P,huge ﬂoor to ceiling windows allowing lots of natural sunlight & sliders to private deck. New carpet throughout($6000.00),designer paint, crown moulding, nothing to do here! Large master has 5 piece ensuite w/double mirrored closets, separate shower, double sinks & soaker tub. All rooms generous in size plus a bonus study/den.All amenities, transit, Montessori, shops, restaurants, new movie theatre (coming) IGA at your doorstep. 1 secure parking, indoor pool, in suite laundry, gym and maintenance fees include hot water and gas, pets welcome!
Beautiful large 4 bed 2 bath family Home on Quiet 6870 huge corner lot boasting Over 2400 sq GftSof AVIN living space in desirable IT and priced H SHeights W Massey ! at R $699,900. nice classic ﬂoorplan, bright and R E ESULATS ELLLiving room with spacious with separate THED/R,Shuge TO updated laminate ﬂoors,gas ﬁreplace, bonus family room & large doors open onto nice size deck and private back yard, complete with hot tub! Huge rec room down, 3 piece bath, laundry, storage and possibilities for a mortgage helper. Some great original character with some nice updates. Much pride of ownership here, meticulously maintained, perfect for large family who want the privacy a large, low maintenance corner lot provides. Plenty of parking, room for RV.Close to schools, shopping, Canada games Pool,transit and Parks. This is the one you’ve been holding out for, call listing agent to view!
$1,338,000 Welcome to the impressive “Wells Gray Mansion” built in 1912 in Historic Queens Park. Own a piece of history, a grand classic revival home boasting 10 bedrooms , 7 bathrooms & over 6000 sq ft of living space including 5 suites with own intercom or convert back to single family residence. Greeted by the large covered front porch, enter into the grand foyer with W/B F/P, classic layout to Great Room, beautiful formal dining room, conservatory and den. Gorgeous ﬁr ﬂoors throughout main, wainscoting, lots of original character with large windows allowing for much natural sunlight and beautiful SE Mountain views. Nice private fenced backyard with detached garage and carport and plenty of room for RV or boat Parking. Great investment here with potential of $45,000 + annual revenue from suites. A must see!
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MLS# V882611 305-3709 PENDER STREET, BURNABY
226-2556 E. HASTINGS, VANCOUVER NEW PRICE
$359,000 MLS# V881090 Funky live/work/studio in Fantastic Vancouver location steps from “The Drive”. Great space with even better neighbours and a real community feel, vibrant and alive!!Large kitchen opens to dining room and huge living space with 10 feet plus ceilings & plenty of natural sunlight .Beautiful maple ﬂoors throughout, very spacious loft with one of the best layouts. South facing unit with bonus rooftop deck, mountain and water views! A must see close to all amenities and great local shopping surrounding the building ,plus steps to bus line, restaurants, & “The Drive” ,PNE and Surreal downtown Vancouver. Excellent future investment potential plus rentals allowed means perfect for investor!
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY • 2-4 25-245 FRANCIS WAY, NEW WEST
$619,000!! MLS# V879955 Luxurious 3 bed, 3 bath End unit Town home with very private yard & stunning river/mountain views …simply the best townhome in much sought after Victoria Hill! Best location in complex! Relax and enjoy the stunning water and mountain views from this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom + den end unit townhome in Victoria Hill. Bright, Spacious layout with chef’s kitchen boasting S/S appliances, granite countertops, tile ﬂoor, lots of espresso cabinets and opens to Dining room, family room and patio overlooking the Fraser and North shore mountains. Powder room on main with all bedrooms up and master with spa-like ensuite bath, more spectacular views and private deck. New front load laundry on top level with bdrms. This is the only unit with a huge private, fenced patio, great for large gatherings, parties and summer barbqs. Double tandem garage plus lots of storage and even possibilities to add extra rooms to this huge space that has a separate and private back entrance, this one has it all, nothing to do but move in! Just steps from beautiful Queens Park via new overpass, shopping, transit, schools, Vancouver & Richmond!
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