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SHOWHOME REVIEW: NATURE’S WALK IN LANGLEY

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WCI Media Studios – dynamic, creative, passionate by Susan M Boyce

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on The horiZon

Checking out what’s hot and new in the Lower Mainland and beyond by Susan M Boyce

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SUN at 72 – live with radiance by Susan M Boyce

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Nature’s Walk in Langley earns nomination for best display home by Janine Mackie

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Tsawwassen Shores – come home to oceanside living by Susan M Boyce

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editor-in-chief, National real estate

Susan Legge Editor

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Wayne Karl art director

Julie Yoo

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Bala Gnanapandithan graphic designer

Alexander Yakubovich production co-ordinator

Laura Northmore editorial WRITER

Susan M Boyce CONTRIBUTING editorial WRITER

Janine Mackie

sales coordinators

Ranee Pal (on leave), Justin Salvador national account manager Western Canada

Frank Franco 778.847.9311

homebuyers’ help

district maps

national account manager Eastern Canada

Maureen O’Byrne 416.784.5200, ext.3349 national account manager, mediative

24 Tax matters

Canadians struggle to balance various needs with retirement planning

48 mortgage options Supersizing your mortgage payments

52 The mortgage minute

Why investing in real estate still makes sense by Peter Kinch

64 moving

How to make moving easier on your kids

74 finances

Building your financial future at every age

76 money matters

12 steps to getting financially organized by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

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86 quick tips

The impact of stuff by Hellen Buttigieg

92 Listing directory

Complete listings of more than 250 new-home developments throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

in the news 57 IN THE NEWs

Georgie Awards celebrate BC’s finest townhomes and single-family homes by Susan M Boyce

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UDI’s 2013 Forecast Panel: what’s ahead in Metro Vancouver by Susan M Boyce

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editor’snote

Think you can’t afford a home? It’s more affordable than you first thought

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uch like that bank commercial that says, “You’re richer than you think,” a new home may be more affordable than you originally thought. Perhaps you need only to change your definition of “home” to get into the market. While a detached home is the traditional choice for many, highrise and lowrise suites, lofts and townhomes have become a prime choice among first-time buyers and empty nesters in the market for new place to call home. Not only does townhouse and condominium living afford you the opportunity to live in a prime neighbourhood at a great starting price, when it’s time to move you can often opt to remain in the same neighbourhood, since many communities offer a mix of designs and sizes, which allows families to relocate easily without having to change jobs or schools. Today’s communities generally have a range of sizes and prices that start at the “affordable” end of the price spectrum. This winter, many builders and developers are gearing up for their grand openings and have new communities available for quick occupancy. It’s an exciting time to be shopping for a new place, so don’t miss this excellent buying opportunity. Have a look through this issue and see what you think. The home of your dreams is waiting.

Susan Legge EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Wall2Wall Media,Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge

High performance in lowrise Challenges notwithstanding, there’s no denying the strength of lowrise homes

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o doubt you’ve heard the adage, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore,” originally a quote from Mark Twain. Nowhere is such a sentiment more prophetic than in Metro Vancouver. In this market, more so than any other in Canada, land availability – or rather a lack of – causes home building activity to grow up more than out. There is no shortage of proof of how popular highrise homes have become. Builders – again, more here than elsewhere in the country – have perfected the art of maximizing land use, introducing a variety of creative multi-family home options. Statistics from home building associations across Canada illustrate to what degree condos are an increasingly favoured new home choice, due to price point, proximity to amenities and other reasons. Indeed, many cities are seeing a shift towards higher-density housing, while lowrise starts are seeing more concentration in surrounding communities. The challenge with lowrise homes is not weakening demand, but rather low levels of supply because of a lack of available land and other regulatory issues. The net result for lowrise homes is lower levels of supply and higher prices. Since such issues are not going to be resolved overnight, lowrise opportunities that do come available are usually snapped up by the market. For qualified buyers, this means continuing strong performance of this home type.

Wayne Karl EDITOR Wall2Wall Media, wayne.karl@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl

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WCI Media Studios Dynamic. Creative. Passionate. by Susan M Boyce

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ow, be honest. When was the last time you savoured a fresh latté while kicking back on a sofa located half way up a 120-ft. grain elevator? You know, an elevator decked out with 15-ft. windows and then filled with the latest computer wizardry, a crisp white and tequila lime décor, plus a team of creative wizards with smiles that brighten even the rainiest West Coast afternoon? Okay, I’ve never done it either – until last week when I visited Abbotsford. This unlikely setting is precisely where WCI Media Studios works its magic imagining and creating cuttingedge architectural and commercial illustrations or designing marketing materials and branding campaigns used, not only across the Lower Mainland but as far away as Saudi Arabia and Europe. And I suspect I’m far from being the first visitor who can’t help smiling when I arrive at the front reception. The ambiance is irresistibly engaging – the perfect balance of contemporary edginess and a downright fun and funky attitude. Just around the corner, someone bursts into laughter – a sound that’s apparently part of daily life here. Cutting edge concepts Before we head to the boardroom, Jayson and Jeremy Noftle, WCI’s two principals,

WCI’s two principals, Jayson and Jeremy Noftle.

make sure to introduce the entire eightperson team. Heads pop up from behind computers, people on the far side of the room wave, and without exception, there’s an irrepressible sense of joie de vivre, passion for the creative process, and respect for their fellow creatives. “We have experts with experience in every discipline from architecture and construction to illustration, graphic and web design and photography,” Jayson explains. “It’s a totally collaborative process that allows us all to stick primarily with the areas we excel in. The result has an integral cohesion and flow you don’t typically find when a marketing campaign is done piecemeal. It also streamlines the process for our clients, saving them time and money.”

Global reach Surprisingly, with more than a decade and a half of history, the WCI name has often flown under mainstream radar of awareness – even though most people who live in the Lower Mainland have seen plenty of examples of their work. Renderings for Wave and G3 in Surrey, Aquilini Developments’ Tsawwassen Shores, branding and marketing for Radius in Chilliwack, various projects for Diverse Properties plus dozens of real estate developments and consumer projects are just a few. Mind you, WCI’s reach extends much farther. Its many diverse projects include a Saudi Arabian private school complete with Olympic swimming pool and airconditioned soccer stadium, a private

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Iconic, water-inspired architecture at The Wave in Surrey.

Radius’ signature Fiat features a yellow flower and a sassy attitude.

residence in Taiwan, and prototype renderings for the Marriott and Hyatt hotel franchises. As part of its branding and packaging, the company has even created a collector’s presentation bottle with 3-D hologram-style “sculpture” inside the glass cap for Tavi Tequila. Today, though, the company’s extensive real estate illustration and branding portfolio is in the starring role. “Beginning a new project is always about finding its USP – unique selling proposition,” explains marketing director Terence Doucet. “You can’t just come up with a beautiful name – it has to have relevance. So the earlier we get involved, the more seamless the process will be.” Case in point is Radius, Spruceland Homes’ newest addition to Chilliwack’s much-honoured Garrison Crossing community. The team felt this condominium’s curved façade immediately suggested a circular logo with a cheeky pop-out section that echoes the architectural detailing. Then they got really playful. Jeremy hits a remote and as the latest version of the project’s website appears on a large-screen TV monitor, music fills the room. “Oh, and our other brother, Joel, just happens to be a composer, so we even

create original scores – this is one of them,” he says, grinning at my look of disbelief. He points out how the lively beat becomes slower and more tranquil as the presentation moves from showcasing the neighbourhood to the serenity of the suites themselves. The 3-D animation’s sense of reality is astonishing. It feels as if I could reach out and pick a leaf off one of the trees that line the streets. Windows “reflect” the surrounding neighbourhood, and when the flowered Fiat that is this development’s real world signature vehicle appears towing the “… Come Around” tagline, I’m practically ready to hop aboard. Yet another example of how WCI uses technology to create practical solutions, occurred only a few months ago. “A major builder had two unit plans that weren’t selling as well as the rest of the suites,” Jeremy says. “They were very affordable homes, so there was no apparent reason why people weren’t buying them. It turned out that potential buyers were simply having trouble visualizing how they could live in them because of the compact floorplans, so we created a fully furnished dollhouse rendering. Suddenly, people were saying yes, I can do more than just sleep here – I can cook here, I can relax, I can even entertain my friends here. Sales picked up dramatically.”

Looking ahead Pushing the boundaries of emerging technologies has always been an integral part of the WCI tradition, and Jayson says the next 12 months are going to be exciting. Over the next year, the company will be rolling out some dynamic new ideas that will change the way real estate imagery is presented to the public – ideas that will make it even more interactive, lively and engaging. To meet the steadily increasing demand, WCI’s core team is expanding, and this summer, clients will also be able to look forward to visiting WCI in a new, satellite office in downtown Vancouver. As always, though, originality will remain a fundamental WCI cornerstone. “When you’re a leader in a creative field, you have to watch the competition, and when they start to copy your ideas – which happens – you need to be ready to do something new,” Jayson says. Instantly, broad smiles light up their faces, leaving no doubt that all three men love the challenge and can’t wait to see how this new chapter in WCI’s evolution will unfold. WCI is located at 34077 Gladys Ave. in Abbotsford. For more information, call 604.850.0515 or visit wcimediastudios.com february 8 - 22, 2013 | metro vancouver new home guide 15

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onthehorizon

Uptown Clayton: Surrey Townhomes

New phase of these stylish townhomes is now selling. Prices start in the low $300,000s for three-bedroom homes (many with den). Six distinctive floorplans, all with larger than average, open concept design. Limited opportunities still exist to purchase a home facing onto the greenway. And remember, what you see is what you get – no costly upgrades. Presentation centre and display home now open at 19525 – 73rd Ave. in Surrey. For more information, call 778.574.0146 or visit sunmarkdevelopments.com

on the horizon Checking out what’s hot and new in the Lower Mainland’s residential marketplace and beyond by Susan M Boyce

Tell us your news

Got a new development you’d like us to feature in On the Horizon? Drop me a note at susan@ suntrackercafe.com, and we’ll do our best to get you in the next edition.

Silverwood:

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Named after an extraordinary silver maple Boasting a distinctly über-urban ambiance, tree located in the centre of this property, the third phase of this outside-the-box colSilverwood is a community of 72 two-bed- lection of townhomes is now selling. Prices room with den and three-bedroom townhomes start at $279,900 for a two-bedroom and priced from the low $300,000s. Convenient- flex or from $359,900 for a three-bedroom ly located at 84th Ave. and 164th St. in Fleet- and flex. Be sure to ask about SUN at 72’s wood, Silverwood is close to great schools, new year’s promotion – an opportunity for transportation, recreational facilities and is every buyer to save up to $10,000 on your just steps from both the Two EE’s Farm and new home. Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre. Presentation centre and two designer Priority registration now underway. For display homes are open noon to 5 p.m. daily more information, visit silverwoodliving.com except Fridays on 72nd Ave. at 194th St. in or call 604.953.0288. Surrey. For information, call 604.575.8806 or visit sun72.ca

Enclave at Boundary Park: Surrey Townhomes

Located at 12775 – 63rd Ave. in Surrey’s Boundary Park neighbourhood, these 42 family-friendly townhomes offer easy access to recreation, retail complexes, top-notch schools and a diverse selection of high quality amenities. Spacious floorplans, ranging from 1,400 to almost 2,300 sq. ft., include plenty of upscale features including custom fireplace wall, oversized baseboards, gourmet kitchens with premium stainless steel appliances and maple shaker cabinets, plus elegant master suites walk-in shower as well as his ’n’ hers sinks. Growing families are sure to appreciate the convenience of main floor powder rooms plus private fenced yards. Priced from the low $300,000s. For more information, visit sunmarkdevelopments.com or call Brad Vollans at 604.657.3709.

Kudos to

ParkLane’s River District On Jan. 23, 2013, ParkLane took home gold in the Best Presentation Centre category at The Nationals. Presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), these awards are the largest of their kind in North America and attract entrants from across North America, South America, as well as Asia. In the past five years, only two developers from Western Canada have won a gold in these prestigious awards. The River District Centre is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8683 Kerr St. in Vancouver. For more information, visit riverdistrict.ca or call 604.431.5594.

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Public Opening Saturday, Feb 23rd, noon - 6 pm

Find your place in the heart of it all. The Grove is in the heart of the safe, vibrant, and growing community of Clayton Heights. Conveniently located steps from restaurants, shopping and a brand new elementary school, and surrounded by parks, trails and greenways, the Grove is the kind of place that you and your family will be proud to call home.

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The Grove

PARKHOMES IN CLAYTON by SUSAN M BOYCE

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ews flash. A dynamic new lifestyle option is coming soon to Clayton Heights. Introducing The Grove – 141 homes parkside homes with an innovative, double-ringed site plan plus urban-chic features sure to bring a sigh of satisfaction. Located adjacent to Townline Homes’ popular Clayton Rise community, The Grove is poised to bring a new level of refined living to this popular and rapidly evolving Surrey neighbourhood. Translation: this is one you’ll want to check out early. EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION Part of The Grove’s appeal, explains sales manager Elise Sangster, is the way the entire site is focused around a grove of lush trees – the private, forested oasis that inspired this community’s name. “Plus homes on the west, north and east all overlook municipal greenbelts, while south-facing homes have amazing views of Mount Baker,” she says. The Grove’s central location within the city is another component of success for growing families and downsizers alike. The brand new Katzie Elementary will be across the street, Clayton Heights Secondary is barely a 10-minute walk, and Kwantlen University is just a short drive via the Langley Bypass. “You’ve also got 22 METRO VANCOUVER NEW HOME GUIDE | FEBRUARY 8 - 22, 2013

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easy access to transit, there’s exceptional outdoor recreation of all sorts nearby, and you can walk to Willowbrook Mall in 10 minutes – I’ve timed it.” UPSCALE LIVING With The Grove’s official sales launch anticipated for late February, Elise is clearly getting as excited as the many folks who’ve already priority registered so they’re sure to be first in line to take advantage a private tour of the display homes. “The finishing details are absolutely beautiful,” she says. “And everything you see – from the white quartz counters, soft-close drawers, stainless steel appliances, full-sized linen closets and six-inch baseboards – is included.” In the kitchen, Elise points out the integrated work station, yet another feature she says is as popular with downsizers as it is with first-time buyers looking for a home where they can start a family. “Having a dedicated space that’s already set up with Internet and phone connections dramatically increases a home’s functionality for all generations. Young families can keep the second bedroom for the baby’s room while mature buyers might choose to use it as a TV room or library. In today’s world, it’s all about flexibility – and The Grove has it.” GET ACTIVE Already providing easy access to a diverse array of outdoor activities and recreational facilities, The Grove will also offer homeowners some above-and-beyond extras. Right onsite will be a 4,300-sq.-ft. clubhouse with billiards table, fireside lounge, fitness room, movie theatre and a floor hockey rink that Elise expects will be sure to attract kids and the young at heart! “Plus, all owners will also have access to the adjoining clubhouse at Clayton Rise – you should have seen how popular the outdoor pool’s been there all summer,” Elise says. “On a sunny day, there was always someone enjoying the water or just lounging. Being able

to share these amenities is going to make this a very special place to live.” The Grove offers two-, three- and fourbedroom homes with comfortable, open-concept floor plans. Prices start at $275,900 – be sure to ask how you can own for as little as $691 per month. Presentation centre is open by appointment only in mid-February at 194th St. and 68 Ave. in Surrey. To book your private preview, tour before the public opening in late February, visit thegroveatclayton.com or call 604.533.6968. FEBRUARY 8 - 22, 2013 | METRO VANCOUVER NEW HOME GUIDE 23

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Canadians struggle to address children’s education, aging parents and own retirement needs: RBC poll Canadians (aged 18 to 54) are concerned that their

ability to save for retirement will be impaired both by saving for their children’s education (48 per cent) and by taking care of their aging parents (36 per cent), according to the 23rd Annual RBC RRSP Poll. Despite the potential strain of these family priorities on their retirement savings, more than half (57 per cent) of Canadians aged 18 to 54 say their parents’ retirement experience has shaped their expectations of retirement. “While Canadians may see their parents’ retirement experience as a model for what to expect, the reality is that their retirement may not be the same, particularly if they are part of the sandwich generation with both aging parents and school age children,” says Amalia Costa, head, retirement strategies, RBC. “Canadians know that juggling competing financial priorities creates enormous strain on both time and money. A financial advisor can make it easier to develop a retirement plan to balance your financial commitments and family life.” Retirement will likely look different for the next generation of retirees, as employer-sponsored pension plans become more rare. The RBC poll found that one-quarter (26 per cent) of Canadians (aged 18 to 54) expect a pension income from an employer to be their primary source of income in retirement and, similarly, fewer than one-in-five (18 per cent) of them have a defined benefit pension plan. “The growing demands on time and money can make meeting retirement goals a challenge, but Canadians don’t have to do this on their own,” adds Costa. “Taking the time to meet with a financial advisor is one of the best investments you can make in your financial future. An advisor can help review your financial priorities; understand your income sources and your savings and investment options – all to help make your retirement goals a reality.”

Costa provides the following practical advice to help you live for today and save for tomorrow: » Show me the money: Look for hidden sources of contribution funds. If you have debt, take advantage of lower interest rates to reduce your overall borrowing costs and free up some of your monthly cash flow. For example, you can do this by consolidating higher interest credit card balances into a loan or home equity line with a lower interest rate. » Automate your savings habit: Get into the good savings habit of paying yourself first by setting up an automatic contribution plan to coincide with your payroll deposit. The funds will come off the top and are often not missed. » Start thinking about your retirement income plan: If you are within a few years of retirement, switch your focus to establishing your retirement income plan. Translate your vision for the lifestyle you want in your retirement into financial requirements and work with an advisor to learn about your new sources of retirement income and how these will fund your new lifestyle.

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kay, time to think outside the box. That would be way outside the box. Because there’s no question SUN at 72 is something fresh in Surrey’s Clayton neighbourhood – unabashedly designed to make visitors stop, admire and say “Wow!” Which is exactly what these upscale, contemporary townhomes have been doing since they opened. Unique by design From the street, SUN at 72 immediately presents a bold statement of individuality. Sophisticated and angular, SUN at 72 boasts a dramatic colour palette accented with pop-up ceilings, mullioned windows and generously sized balconies with architectural overhangs. Inside, the distinctly über-urban ambiance would be right at home in any of the Lower Mainland’s trendiest neighbourhoods. The first of SUN at 72’s two display homes highlights the contemporary colour palette with charcoal-grey laminate flooring in main living areas and a kitchen boasting flat panel cabinetry, white quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and a mosaic marble backsplash.

Upstairs, the bedrooms present a new take on big volume. Rather than a tradition vaulted ceiling, each has a square pop-up that creates a soaring 12-ft. space across the front half of the room. Plus there’s plenty of room for a full-sized dresser. The second showhome, even larger than the first, is a dazzling example of true Great Room design. The entire main floor is a single, open space drenched in sunshine pouring through the windows that appear to be everywhere. This home also boasts a lower-level media room easily large enough it could be converted to a fourth bedroom. Great opportunity, fantastic pricing And here’s a great benefit. SUN at 72’s third phase is now selling homes that are move-in ready. Translation: no waiting, just call the moving company and get set to enjoy. For first-time buyers, that means yet another incentive. Purchase before April 1, and you can still take advantage of the BC tax credit that could put up to $10,000 back in your pocket. SUN at 72’s third phase is now selling with prices starting at $279,900 for a two-bedroom and flex or from $359,900 for a three-bedroom and flex. Be sure to ask about SUN at 72’s new year’s promotion – an opportunity for every buyer to save up to $10,000 on your new home. The presentation centre and two designer display homes are open noon to 5 p.m. daily except Fridays on 72nd Ave. at 194th St. in Surrey. For information, call 604.575.8806 or visit sun72.ca

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NATURE’S WALK Thinking ‘outside the box’ earns Langley townhome nomination for best display home by Janine Mackie

Great style can’t simply be bought. Style comes

from within and is very personal, says interior designer Samantha Muller of Kleen Design as she admires the alphabet collage she recently installed in a Langley showhome. “Breaking the rules is big for 2013... to think outside of the box,” says Samantha. “This collage is a fresh take on the typical photo gallery wall. I used reclaimed and new letters sourced out from all over the continent. There’s vintage gas station letters, handmade moss, antique wood and even letters silk-screened on jute!” Samantha’s finesse for bringing showhomes to life is spurred from everyday moments – a trip to the market, an intimate dinner

party or a family walk through the forest. Her free spirit and strategies for maximizing small spaces has garnered her industry recognition for enthusing new-home buyers with attainable style. When the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) recently announced this year’s Georgie Awards’ finalists, Samantha could hardly contain her excitement. Nature’s Walk, a new community of 83 townhomes in Langley’s fast-growing Willoughby neighbourhood, was nominated in five categories, including “Best Interior Design Display.” For Samantha, who worked alongside the developer Royale Properties from the onset with selecting finishes, specifications and styling the show-

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“A home will have a better flow and the space will feel more cohesive and inviting if it grew from an initial concept.” Samantha Muller, interior designer

home, this was an enormous compliment. “I would love to win this year,” enthuses Samantha. “I always try to create functionally inviting living environments that portray a bit of whimsy and help free up the home owners’ imaginations to showcase what they could possibly do to personalize and outfit their own homes.” Nature’s Walk is the only townhome nominated in this category. Other finalists awaiting the announcement of who will take home the Gold at the gala event at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Feb. 23, include: The Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia, Meccanica in Vancouver, The Austin in Coquitlam and 15 West in North Vancouver. february 8 - 22, 2013 | metro vancouver new home guide 43

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* Showhome playfully blends classically inspired furniture with a modern twist

While Samantha has not yet received any direct feedback from the judges, she expects they found the “Light Colour Scheme” of the 1,340-sq.-ft. townhome to be fresh and inviting, and were engaged by the numerous memory points in the display home – the bistrostyle setting in the kitchen nook, the bold black and white striped wallpaper in the powder room and the reclaimed-look of dining table that gives the showhome a West Coast feel with its mock dinner party setting of Malbec and mussels.

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“First-time buyers have especially loved the showhome,” says sales co-ordinator Tianne Matchett. “Both the style and the price point from the mid-$300,000s make this home one they can relate to.” So once homebuyers become homeowners, how do they make a home their own? Truth be told, it’s easy when moving into a new home to purchase items on a whim – pieces you may fall in love with spontaneously, but when brought home look fragmented and out of place. Before taking a crack at DIY (do-it-yourself) decorating, Samantha encourages new-home owners to fuel their imaginations and define their style – flip through magazines, create an idea book at houz.com and conceptualize a plan. “A home will have a better flow and the space will feel more cohesive and inviting if it grew from an initial concept,” says Samantha. For this award-winning showhome, Samantha envisioned a couple in their 30s who enjoy good food, good company and the finer things in life like fine wine and overseas travel. Her theme developed from juxtaposing a Liberty furniture style – forever playful and glamorous, edgy and classic, beautiful and liveable (but always with a wink), with a more casual Granville Island marketplace feel, for a result that fuses sophisticated moments with those that are very West Coast. Throughout the home, personality is subtly divulged with personal collections, handcrafted accessories, beautiful art and flowers. The three-bedroom home has an easy-going charm and flow that’s as ideal for entertaining as for everyday living. From the lightfilled garage, with its charming potting table and leafy wall decals, to the nine-ft. ceilings on the main floor, laminate hardwood floors and the convenience of a two-piece powder room, the home has both purpose and panache. To its sizzling grey quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and contrasting white cabinetry, Samantha adds pops of personality with mustard-yellow pasta pots, an inspiring chalkboard message, industrial chandelier and chic black bistro stools astride the island. When choosing furnishings for the showhome, Samantha was motivated to create a “customer-attainable experience,” with pieces that were purchased from familiar stores like Ikea, Pottery Barn and HomeSense, and accentuated with custom drapery and bedding, as well as made-to-order pieces from Knock on Wood and etsy.com Being “sent to one’s room” is hardly a punishment when it’s as whimsical as the bedrooms at Nature’s Walk. One bedroom was transformed into a cabin in the woods, while the other feels as dreamy as a cloud with its white coverlet, wrought iron bed and adorable owl motif. Changing the hardware and pulls on furniture is one of Sam’s little secrets for imparting personality into a space. In the master bedroom, the classic bureau is given a modern twist by simply switching the pulls to ones with a black and white motif to complement the colour blocking on the duvet. “It’s those small finishing touches that make all the difference!” Experience Nature’s Walk in living colour this week with both the light and dark schemed showhomes open for viewing daily (except Fridays) from noon to 5 p.m. at 20966 – 77A Ave. in Langley.

GREAT STYLE STARTS WITH A PLAN & KNOWING WHERE TO SHOP

Potting Table Ikea Round White Kitchen Table Ikea Black Island Stools Ikea Dining Room Table & Bench Seating Custom-made Knock on Wood Sofa Custom-made by Stylus Drapery: Custom-made by Window Works and Maxwell Fabrics Art Custom made Hambleton’s Fine Art Services Girl’s Bedroom Furniture Ikea Leirvik bed frame in white Owl Accessories Etsy.com and Pier One Master Bedroom Furniture Custom-made Knock on Wood Side lamps and drum shades Urban Barn

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Why real estate investing STILL MAKES SENSE by PETER KINCH A NEW YEAR HAS BEGUN AND YOU’RE ANALYZING YOUR FINANCES,

planning for the future and wondering where you can get the best return on your money. As we approach another tax season, you’ll be inundated with multiple mutual fund companies promoting the tax advantages of parking your RSP money with them. You’ll wonder about the stock market and the ongoing That would make the value of the property global issues. You’ll start to look at hard assets such as gold or precious medals. $525,000 – effectively a $25,000 increase in And, of course, you’ll look at real estate. The hard question is, which vehicle your asset value – not including the amount will produce the best results? My answer to this question will always be the of debt reduction or positive cash flow over same: the action is dictated by the goal. the course of the year. First and foremost, it is important to understand that all of the above On the surface, the first investor had an options are simply vehicles designed to accomplish an end result. The first investment that outperformed our real estate step is to determine what that desired end result is, and then ask yourself, investor by four times, but actually made less which vehicle will move me closer to that goal? You may have a variety of money due to the fact that it wasn’t leveraged. arguments or reasons to choose one vehicle over another, but here are four That’s the power of leverage. The key is to reasons why you may want to consider real estate as your investment vehicle understand that it can also go the other way of choice, along with one caution: – and that is the importance of having a longterm strategy and investing in areas with strong 1 The power of leverage fundamentals and good cash flow. Leverage is a tool that can work for you or against you, but there is no denying the fact that it is a very powerful tool. Let’s take the example of two investors 2 Interest rates sitting on $100,000 cash. Two keys to being able to develop a successful ›› One investor chooses to put their capital into either the stock market or pre- real estate portfolio are affordability and cash cious metals. If they spend $100,000 – they receive in return $100,000 in flow, and an underlying fundamental to both of either stock or a precious metal asset. If their investment were to increase those is the rate you pay for borrowing money. (perform) at a rate of 20 per cent over the course of a year (although I The good news for Canadian investors in don’t presently know of any funds 2013 is that we still have low interest rates. offering that return) their investDue to the ongoing global credit issues, the Two keys to being able Bank of Canada (BoC) has indicated its intent ment of $100,000 would produce a $20,000 return. to develop a successful to keep rates low through to 2013. But it is ›› The other investor chooses to use important to note that the BoC can only influreal estate portfolio her $100,000 cash as a 20-per-cent ence the prime lending rate – which is used to are affordability and down payment and purchase a determine your variable rate mortgage. cash flow, and an $500,000 property in an area that It is important for consumers to remember has good economic fundamentals underlying fundamental that the fi xed rates are governed by the bond and produces a positive cash flow market and that although the BoC has indito both of those is the cated every month. Let’s assume that it does not intend to increase the prime rate you pay for this property increases by only five lending rate, that does not guarantee that longborrowing money. per cent over the course of the year. term rates will not rise in the meantime. A 52 METRO VANCOUVER NEW HOME GUIDE | FEBRUARY 8 - 22, 2013

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return of money to the markets will cause a drop in bond pricing followed by an increase in the bond yield, which will result in an increase in long-term rates even if the BoC leaves prime unchanged. A further threat to low interest rates is that even though we will not likely see a rise in prime, we have already seen the disappearance of the discount on variable-rate mortgages. Due to a lack of liquidity in the global markets, the cost of borrowing has increased for lenders. As such, variable-rate mortgages are less profitable and they have cut back on the discounts they offer. The net result for borrowers is that the amount you pay on a variable mortgage is not as attractive as it was a year ago. Having said that, we need to be very clear that even without a discount, a prime lending rate at or about three per cent is ridiculously cheap and allows for great investment opportunities. There are multiple opportunities within the Canadian marketplace that can create positive cash flow as long as the interest rates are below four per cent and you can easily get a five-year term today well below four per cent, so the ability to get a cash-flowing property and lock that in for five years will be as good in 2012 as it’s ever been.

Peter Kinch is an award-winning mortgage broker and best-selling author of The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan Visit peterkinch.com or contact him at peter@peterkinch.com

I expect the U.S. to be hit harder by the fallout in Europe, but that will impact only regional Canadian economies that depend on trade with the U.S. Although we are still largely an export-dependent country, there are a lot of regional 3 Seeking safe harbours pockets that have a strong domestic economy As the global financial markets conand are expected to grow in spite of global issues. tinue going through more drama There is no such thing Look for strong GDP growth, followed by strong than a daytime television show, the employment numbers which in turn brings a as a Canadian real fallout is consumer angst resulting strong tenant base. A strong tenant base comestate market – it is in low consumer confidence. bined with low interest rates creates the opregional. You can have portunity for positive cash-flowing properties. When consumers lack confidence, they tend not to make bigsolid fundamentals in And if the property flows cash in good times ticket purchases. Real estate is obvi- one town, while another and in bad, you need not worry about potential ously one of those items and this to fall or bubbles to burst. within 100 kilometres for values alone could result in a slight drop The value of your property the day after could have an economy you buy it is irrelevant until the day you go to in market values. However, it is the exact same angst and fear that drive solely based on exports sell it. If you are purchasing investment real consumers to seek out safe harbours estate with a long-term buy-and-hold philosoto the U.S. in a storm, placing their money in phy, and you have purchased in an area that areas perceived as protected from gives you positive cash flow, then you don’t the roller-coaster that the stock market has become. This is the reason we need to worry about the hype in the headlines have seen records in the price of gold. Investors are speaking with their pock- regarding property values. Just focus on letting etbooks and saying loud and clear that they are losing confidence in the market your tenants pay off the mortgage over time and want a tangible asset that they can own and hold. What could be more and enjoy the cash flow when you have a free tangible than real estate and if you were looking for a safe harbour in real and clear asset. estate, which country would you invest in? So, as you look at your fi nancial options Canada has been seen globally as one of the few countries to have survived for the year, ask yourself fi rst and foremost: the last global recession relatively unscathed. In fact, our banking system and What results do I need from my investments, domestic economy have become the envy of the world. Then analyze your options in the context of your goals. If you choose real estate, simply 4 Sound economic fundamentals stick to the fundamentals, take action while Regardless of where you buy real estate, you should make your purchase based others worry over headlines, take advantage on sound economic fundamentals. There is no such thing as a Canadian real of low rates and use leverage wisely. Invest estate market – it is regional. You can have solid fundamentals in one town, and don’t speculate, and both you and your while another within 100 kilometres could have an economy based solely on children will be glad you did in the years to exports to the U.S. come. Happy investing! FEBRUARY 8 - 22, 2013 | METRO VANCOUVER NEW HOME GUIDE 53

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The Envelope Please Just some of the finalists in the townhome and single-family categories of this year’s Georgie Awards. To get a closer look at all finalists and view pictures of their entries, visit georgieawards.ca Best Single-Family Detached Home (Up to 2,000 sq. ft. and Under $500,000) Arbutus Qualicum Landing: Palladian Developments Hampstead: Portrait Homes South Slope Courtyard House: KAO Construction Design Studio Hollyburn Home Qualicum Landing: Palladian Developments Winter Residence: Ario Construction

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moving, but making sure that they know they can talk about how they’re feeling about the move is important. Try to keep the conversation positive by telling them about all the fun things they’ll be able to do in their new home, but acknowledge that they’ll feel some sadness about leaving their old one. Help them say goodbye Organize a going-away party for your

children and their friends, and work with the parents of their friends to gather contact information so they can keep in touch after you move. Take inventory Take a minute with each child to go through

toys and clothes to see what can be donated. By letting them help with these decisions, you can eliminate any angst that might come if they realize something they wanted was left behind when you get to your new home. Pack a first-day box Have children pack a box of things that they

will want the first day you move into your new home, like favourite toys, books or stuffed animals. Have the movers pack these boxes last so they are the first things unloaded when you arrive. If you are moving a long distance, have each child pack another bag with items to keep them entertained during the trip. Form a moving team Creating roles for your older children so

they can help you move can make your move go quickly and smoothly. If possible, arrange for somebody to watch your younger children so you can focus on moving tasks. Hiring movers can also help take some of the pressure off you so you can tend to your children. Your younger children may also be thrilled by the chance to see the moving truck up close, so take the time to show them. Help them feel at home Showing your children new parks and

WHEN ADULTS DECIDE TO MOVE, it’s often to

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other attractions in your new community will help them feel excited about their new home. Plan ahead to get them enrolled in activities with other children so they can quickly make new friends. However, be sure to explain to them that making new friends takes time, so they aren’t discouraged if it doesn’t happen for them right away. Communicate with their teachers to see if there’s anything special you can do to help your children feel more comfortable at school. By doing the little things to help your children cope with the tough parts of moving, you’ll put them in a position to acclimate themselves to their new home quickly and easily. For more helpful moving tips, visit pensketruckrental.com

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UDI’s 2013 Forecast Panel What’s Ahead in Metro Vancouver by Susan M Boyce It’s become an annual tradition.

And this year, the Urban Development Institute’s forecast panel discussion attracted more than 1,100 people, all eager to hear Tony Astles (executive vice-president of Bentall Kennedy), Colin Bosa (CEO of Bosa Properties), and Eric Carlson, (president and CEO of Anthem Properties) discuss, debate and make a few predictions about Metro Vancouver’s 2013 building and construction industry. Balance and stability Colin Bosa Eric Carlson Tony Astles CEO of Bosa Properties President and CEO of Balance and overall optimism were an Executive vice-president of Anthem Properties Bentall Kennedy underlying theme expressed by all three speakers. According to Astles, Metro Vancouver’s white-hot condo construction activity is becoming more balanced they’re going to have to work harder at it.” He predicted developers that want to in part because many of the stimulus- continue seeing steady traffic through their sales centres will need to sharpen their generated infrastructure projects are now pencils, pay even more attention to developing efficient floorplans and actively seek in the system and behind us. He also out locations in proximity to transit. noted that low interest rates will continue to woo people who would other- Buy now wise be renters toward the purchase of “Of course,” was Carlson’s immediate response to the inevitable question of whether small condos. now is a good time to buy. “I don’t think interest rates are going any lower. In fact, Carlson dismissed the widely publi- I predict they will creep up 50 basis points by end of year. We currently have standcized notion of a Vancouver housing ing inventory that will be gone if people wait for 12 or 18 months. And first-time bubble as “nonsense. Much of Metro Van- buyers who purchase before April still get that $10,000 gift from the BC government. couver homebuyers’ concern is driven by So yes, buy now.” the media. It’s a constant distraction to people who just want to get on with their In closing lives. I believe this is the year that fear In closing, each panelist offered a short, concise suggestion. “Cities and municifactor goes away.” He cited the recovering palities should focus on growing the businesses that already exist in their commuU.S. housing market as a major game nities,” was Astles’s advice. Carlson reiterated that now is a great time to buy and sent this message to dechanger but cautioned it might still be several months before the BC economy velopers. “Be good at what you do and stick to the fundamentals.” And finally, Bosa offered some wisdom borrowed from social networks. “The starts truly feeling the positive effects. A return to long-term averages for the value of a network goes up with every incremental user that joins. Our cities are number of housing starts is yet another the similar. With every person who moves here and every building that goes up, the indication of a balanced market, accord- city becomes more viable, the infrastructure more valuable and the social connecing to Bosa. But he too had a caution. tions more vibrant.” “The good news for sales people is that this year should see a lot of sales, but UDI is found online at udi.bc.ca 70 metro vancouver new home guide | february 8 - 22, 2013

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YOUR TWENTIES ARE A VERY EXCITING TIME OF LIFE,

financially. For example, perhaps you’ve graduated without any debts because you decided to remain living in your parent’s home. Now you’ve got a couple of part-time jobs and you’re looking to rent a place with a friend. Or maybe you have a lot of school debt, but you lucked out on a high-paying job and you rent a very expensive palace alone. For the first time, you’re in charge of your financial decisions – and that can be overwhelming. Sometimes it’s easier to relax your discipline, but then this can lead to bad habits that can leave you feeling very financially insecure in your thirties, forties and beyond. The experts at Desjardins Group have some great ideas on how to stay fi nancially disciplined through every age. TWENTY-SOMETHING Do you know where your money goes? Getting a handle on your spending now will benefit you in the long-term. The best way to do this is to create a simple and flexible budget. Make a list of your income and expenditures, such as rent, groceries, utilities, transportation, savings, fun and clothing. Also include a line for debt and for retirement savings. You might wonder why, since retirement is decades away. But if you leave the money alone in a high-interest account, your money will grow thanks to compounding interest. THIRTY-SOMETHING You have more purchasing power now that you’re established in your career. But that means it’s easy to pack on the debt, too. Perhaps you’ve leased a car, you’ve taken a couple vacations, and maybe you’ve just had a really big wedding and a baby or two. If

you were a diligent saver in your 20s, chances are you have a pile of cash put aside for that pile of bills on your desk. If the opposite is true, then it’s time to shut down the debt before it snowballs into your 40s. Try to pay off your credit cards each month, too. Or aim to pay more than the minimum. And always apply any new found money to your debt. During this decade also, try to put as much as you can afford into an RSP. You’ll really appreciate it in your 40s. FORTY-SOMETHING Now that your debt is under control, how are your savings? Did you put away as much as you could for retirement and for emergencies? If you have kids, did you consider starting an RESP for their postsecondary education? If you were too focused on reducing your debt in the last decade, there’s still some time to catch up. Speak with a financial advisor about setting up an education fund for your child and about the best strategies for building your retirement savings.

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and remember to deduct them from your spending journal at bill payment time each month. 6. Set up your in baskets Create an in basket with two bill folders labelled “1-15” and “16-31.” When a bill comes in, look at the due date and put the bill it in the appropriate folder. Recycle all the marketing crap in the envelope. Create a second in-basket with three folders labelled “bank statements”, “bills paid” and “tax receipts.” Weekly 7. Make a date with your money On the 12th and 28th of each month, set aside the time in your schedule – you’ll need about 30 minutes – to pay your bills. Always pay your bills in one place – a place that you’ve equipped with the following: your bill paying system, a spending journal, envelopes, stamps, pens, pencils, a calculator, tape, a stapler, return address labels and a recycling bin. When you pay a bill, write the cheque or transaction number, amount paid and the date you paid it on the bill. Put the paid bill in your “Bills Paid” file. Deduct the amount you’ve

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spent from your spending journal. If a bill has not been paid in full (tax bills are paid over several months, for example) put it back in your folder so you don’t forget it. Monthly 8. Reconcile your bank statements When your bank statements come in, put them in your inbox folder. Make a date when all your statements are in (it will depend on when you receive them) to: ›› Review your statements to make sure there are no mistakes ›› Reconcile your spending register; clearly mark the cheques that have been returned to you and highlight the ones in your spending register that haven’t yet cleared the bank. A cheque that takes a long time to clear in the bank can lull you into thinking you have more money than you do. Go back at least a month to make sure all previous cheques have cleared. ›› Talk about anything unusual Quarterly 9. File Once aTE_Ad_1-2Pg_NHBG.pdf quarter, file all of your to keep 3 paperwork 12-07-18 11:38 AM your system current.TE_Ad_1-2Pg_NHBG.pdf 3 12-07-18 11:38 AM

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10. Talk Have dinner with your business partner and talk about the bumps, your goals and how you’re doing. Annually 11. Revamp your budget Review your budget using last year’s credit card and bank statements to see what you actually spent. If you spent more on a particular category, make sure you know why or look for ways to trim. 12. Clean up Go through your files at the end of each year and throw out bills and receipts no longer needed for auditing/budgeting purposes.

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un’s shining and a light, ocean breeze whispers through the air. Overhead, an eagle soars, leaving four seagulls far below. It’s a typical scene here at the site of Tsawwassen Shores, a very definitely atypical master-planned community that’s just begun construction. “When complete, Tsawwassen Shores will be one of the largest master-planned communities in Metro Vancouver – 270 acres in total,” says James Askew, project marketer. “And being right beside the ocean, as well as only 30 minutes south of Vancouver or 10 from Richmond, it will also be one of the most unique.” Ultimately, he notes, there will be a broad range of homes – some 2,200 in total – including condos, townhomes and single-family houses. “Plus we’ll have an elementary school, a village-style neighbourhood centre, plus a massive destination shopping mall that’s expected to be one of the largest in the country.” Spacious homes Still, today it’s the first of Tsawwassen Shores’ two showhomes James is particularly eager to show me – and with good reason. An airy, sundrenched two-level with master on the main, this house successfully blends city sophistication with the casual welcome of a seaside retreat. Big, bright windows are everywhere including as an integrated element in the kitchen backsplash – an eye-catching innovation I’ve never seen before. The master boasts a soaring 10-ft. ceiling, cosy window-box seat and inviting ensuite with soaker tub, shower with rain-head shower and separate WC. “And isn’t this every woman’s dream?” James says throwing open the door to a massive walk-in closet. You bet it is.

Upstairs, this home has more surprises including a spacious tech-nook on the landing. “But check out our under-the-eves storage,” James suggests. As he opens the door, I burst out laughing. The five-ft.-high space is decked out like a mini-campsite complete with kid-sized deck chairs around a log “campfire,” sleeping tent and a painted forest backdrop. “We wanted to give ideas to grandparents who’d like their grandchildren to stay over more often.” He gives a wink. “Of course, it would be great for seasonal items or sports gear as well.” Big value “Tsawwassen Shores truly is a rare and exceptional opportunity,” James says. “There simply aren’t many places you’ll find a brand new, single-family home of this quality, with an oceanside location for under $500,000.” The Tsawwassen Shores presentation centre is located on Tsawwassen Dr. in Tsawwassen. Previews begin March 1, with sales commencing April 6. Aquilini Development and Falcon Homes are proud partners in the first phase of this exclusive offering. For more information and to priorityregister, visit tsawwassenshores.com or call 604.943.6677.

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by Hellen Buttigieg Everything around you has an impact on you

whether you realize it or not. When you create and develop your décor, you are trying to set the tone of the room – give it a certain look and feel. You take time to include pieces you like and enjoy, whether they are part of the design or part of the function of the room. But other pieces make their way into your space, even though they may not belong there or may be there for the wrong reasons. By organizing, de-cluttering and streamlining, you can make sure your environment has the right effect! Is clutter getting you down? Surrounding ourselves with items that mean something to us brings pleasure. And then there’s all the other stuff. Often, when we feel down but can’t figure out why, it could be the clutter. Even if it’s stuffed in the back of the closet, the basement or the garage, you know it’s there. Every item holds a vibrational energy; if you’ve buried sad reminders of disappointments from your past, know that as long as you keep these emotionally toxic things in your space, they are still haunting you. Break free from the past and make space for new opportunities to come into your life. If it’s in storage

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and bringing you sorrow, now is a great time to let it go. Out with the old, in with the new! Eliminate your clutter hot spots We all have certain spots in our homes that have become magnets for clutter, usually because they provide a convenient, empty, flat surface to pile things on. Walk around your home to determine where the clutter hot spots are, then remove the clutter (toss it in a box or laundry basket for now) and put something beautiful in its place, like a vase or a sculpture. If it’s the dining room table, set it as if you were having a dinner party. This will deter you from using it as a drop zone. Walk around your home with the box you tossed everything into and deposit these items where they belong, either in the garbage or recycle box or stored elsewhere in your house. If they don’t have a proper home, create one. Detaching from sentimental attachment Things that have a story attached to them are often difficult to let go of because of the sentimental attachment. Keep in mind that the item is not the memory; it simply triggers the memory. It may be beneficial to take a picture of the item and put it in a scrapbook or photo album with a short note telling its story. That way, the memory is preserved without taking up as much space. Another option is to pass along the items to a family member who could put them to good use. Daily de-clutter habit You brush your teeth every day. You shower every day. Why not de-clutter every day too? Make it a habit, just like the examples I gave, and it will become second-nature. Throughout the day, when you pull something out, take a moment to put it back when you are finished with it. At the end of the day, take a couple of minutes to do a “clean sweep” of your home and put away anything that is out of place. Keep a sticky note somewhere on your way to your bedroom to remind you for the first little while. After doing it for a month, you can take the note down because it will have become a habit – one that will serve you beautifully for the rest of your life. This simple practice can help you cut down on clutter without taking a lot of time and effort.

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homebuyers’ resource section You love the home, see what you can afford! Compare mortgage rates for your best deal Calculate your mortgage payments using the mortgage payment calculation chart

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caLcuLate Your mortGaGe PaYments Interest rate

amortIZatIon PerIod

chart fIGure

eXamPLe: 5%

25 YearS

5.82

mortGaGe amount ÷ 1,000 (MORTGAGE AMOUNT $125,000)

125

monthlY PaYment

$

follow these stePs to see If You’ll QualIfY for a mortGaGe on Your dream home

01

Calculate the combined monthly before-tax income of you and your spouse.

02

Divide by three. This figure is the monthly payment you can afford to make on your home.

03

Take the total price of the home and subtract the amount of money you expect to make as a down payment. This is the money you will have to borrow.

04

Refer to the chart on the opposite page. Look down the left column and locate the interest rate you expect to pay. Line this up with the amortization period of your choice. (Most first-time buyers take the 25-year amortization.)

05 06

Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000.

Add to this your estimated monthly heating costs and monthly property taxes.

07

If this figure is equal to or less than one-third of your gross monthly income (calculated in Step 2), you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream home. Bear in mind that this is a rough estimate. If you have several other large loans already, you may qualify for less. Also, banks and trust companies vary in their policies. The best way to know what you can afford is to go to the lending institution of your choice and get pre-qualified.

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mortgage PaYment calculatIon chart % intereSt rateS

amortIZatIon PerIods 10 YearS

15 YearS

20 YearS

25 YearS

3.00%

9.65

6.90

5.54

4.73

3.25%

9.76

7.02

5.66

4.86

3.50%

9.88

7.14

5.79

4.99

3.75%

9.99

7.26

5.91

5.13

4.00%

10.11

7.38

6.04

5.26

4.25%

10.23

7.50

6.17

5.40

4.50%

10.34

7.63

6.30

5.53

4.75%

10.46

7.75

6.44

5.67

5.00%

10.58

7.88

6.57

5.82

5.25%

10.70

8.01

6.74

5.96

5.50%

10.82

8.14

6.85

6.10

5.75%

10.94

8.27

6.98

6.25

6.00%

11.07

8.40

7.12

6.40

6.25%

11.19

8.53

7.26

6.55

6.50%

11.31

8.66

7.41

6.70

6.75%

11.43

8.80

7.55

6.85

7.00%

11.56

8.93

7.69

7.00

7.25%

11.68

9.07

7.84

7.16

7.50%

11.81

9.21

7.99

7.32

7.75%

11.94

9.34

8.14

7.47

8.00%

12.06

9.48

8.28

7.63

8.25%

12.19

9.62

8.44

7.79

8.50%

12.32

9.76

8.59

7.95

8.75%

12.45

9.90

8.74

8.12

9.00%

12.58

10.05

8.86

8.28

9.25%

12.71

10.19

9.05

8.45

9.50%

12.84

10.33

9.20

8.62

9.75%

12.97

10.48

9.36

8.78

10.00%

13.10

10.63

9.52

8.95

10.25%

13.24

10.77

9.68

9.12

10.50%

13.37

10.92

9.84

9.29

10.75%

13.50

11.06

10.00

9.46

11.00%

13.64

11.22

10.16

9.63

11.25%

13.77

11.36

10.32

9.80

11.50%

13.91

11.52

10.49

9.97

11.75%

14.04

11.66

10.65

10.15

12.00%

14.18

11.82

10.81

10.32

12.25%

14.32

11.97

10.98

10.49

12.50%

14.46

12.13

11.15

10.67

12.75%

14.59

12.28

11.31

10.85

This table shows the monthly payment of principal and interest for each $1,000 of mortgage. Example: The monthly principal and interest payment for a $300,000 mortgage with a 25-year amortization period at 5% is as follows: ($300,000 รท 1,000) X 5.82 = $1,746 february 8 - 22, 2013 | metro vancouver new home guide 91

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BRITISH COLUMBIA’S NEW HOME DEVELOPMENTS PROjECT

ABBOTSFORD Abacus Uptown Auguston Argyle Brooklyn Cedar Landing Creekside on Downes Eagle Estates Eagles Gate Falcon Ridge Foxwood Lift Luna Mahogany at Mill Lake Pepin Brook Waterleaf Westerleigh BURNABY Altitude Aviara Casa d’oro Cassia Eden at Edmonds Firma Highland House Kabana Lift Madison Met, The Met, The Metro One Metro Two Metro Metroplace Moda Montage North Parc OakTerra Panacasa Parkside Greene Reflections Sevens, The Silver Sixth Street Villas Solo District Trio Vantage Venice Vibe Westridge Living CHILLIWACK / SARDIS Englewood Village Garrison Crossing Heron’s Landing Jinkerson Vistas Kingsbury Place La Cason Ranchero Estates Summit Residences, The Solara Townsend Terrace COQUITLAM 1123 Westwood Amberleigh Austin Birchwood Estates at the Foothills Bloom Breeze Residences Burke Mountain Heights

TYPE

LR SF TH LR TH SF SF SF SF SF LR TH HR SF LR TH HR HR TH TH TH LR LR LR LR/TH LR HR TH LR LR TH HR HR LR LR LR LR/TH TH HR TH HR TH HR LR HR LR LR TH SF SF/LR/TH SF TH LR TH SF SF TH HR SF HR SF LR/TH TH SF

C O N TA C T

PRICE

PROjECT

Carte Blanche Cascade Cedar Creek Celadon Citadel Heights Creekstone Trail Easton Emerson Evergreen Farrington Park Grand Central 1 Grand Central 2 Grand Central 3 Hazel Kingston MTwo Maya Mackin Park Meridian Heights Northbrook Oasis Riley Secret Ridge Solo David Somerton Southview at Burke Mountain Sterling Tamarack Thomas House Wynwood

604-854-1201 604-308-8660 604-557-5959 604-746-3496 604-533-3491 604-850-4518 604-217-0455 604-309-7729 604-309-0540 604-850-5040 604-557-1047 778-895-5862 604-746-1551 604-856-1118 604-850-3694 604-607-7801

Call From $559,000 Call From $169,900 From $289,000 From $579,900 From $829,000 incl. HST From $373,500 From $789,000 From $524,900 incl. HST From $98,600 From $289,900 incl. HST Call From $549,900 From $179,000 From $269,900

604-456-8883 604-291-9130 604-436-1100 604-568-8270 604-329-8228 604-205-7127 604-941-4663 604-288-7394 604-320-3386 liveatburnabyheights.com 604-899-8800 604-899-8800 604-435-9477 604-435-9477 604-435-5565 604-435-8866 604-871-4256 liveatburnabyheights.com 604-889-7008 604-431-6033 604-437-0100 604-435-7088 604-525-8496 778-378-7777 604-435-8866 604-727-8707 604-298-8800 604-218-3338 604-294-3339 veniceliving.ca 604-970-9606 778-995-9198

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1-888-827-8823 604-824-5062 604-858-7179 1-877-858-2408 1-800-795-2955 1-800-830-7175 1-800-795-2955 604-824-6473 604-702-0818 1-800-830-7175

From $209,900 Call From $269,900 From $399,900 net HST incl. From $259,900 From $184,900 From $239,900 From $508,000 incl. HST Call From $242,900

604-472-1123 604-514-4359 604-931-0302 604-461-7777 604-939-8808 604-374-4329 778-285-6299

Call Coming Soon From low $200’s Call $249,900 From $399,900 From High $700’s

Penthouse (PH)

Live Work (LW)

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TYPE

C O N TA C T

PRICE

SF LR TH HR SF SF LR LR HR TH HR HR HR LR SF HR LR LR SF TH HR TH DP SF SF SF SF LR LR TH

604-461-7777 604-472-0009 604-880-1880 604-552-7744 604-468-2169 778-898-0435 604-936-2012 604-936-9300 604-942-2672 604-464-7985 604-618-8980 604-936-1888 604-936-1888 778-829-1500 604-514-4359 604-472-9555 604-288-9888 604-939-8874 604-533-3491 604-464-4155 604-464-2701 604-468-7688 secretridge.ca 604-878-7656 604-469-8581 604-533-3491 604-464-2260 604-552-3003 604-552-1113 604-942-2239

Call Call From $419,900 Coming Soon From $699,000 Call From $339,900 incl. all tax Call From $267,900 From $369,900 From $419,900 From $384,900 From $299,900 From $220,500 incl. HST Coming Soon Call Call From $199,900 Call From $359,900 Call From $349,900 Coming Soon Call From $699,900 incl. HST From $778,582 From $689,900 From $279,900 From $349,900 From $349,900

LR

DELTA LADNER Canu NORTH DELTA Atria Capella Luxor South Pointe TSAWWASSEN Tsawwassen Heights Tsawwassen Shores Tsawwassen Springs

604-940-5533

From $324,900

LR TH LR SF

778-565-3879 604-581-8144 604-590-8003 604-584-2908

Call From $529,900 From $199,900 From $699,900 incl. HST

SF SF SF/LR

604-271-7288 604-943-6677 604-948-HOME

Call Call Call

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SF LR LR LR LR LW TH/LR TH TH TH TH LR TH LR LR TH TH TH LR SF

604-571-6400 604-882-8857 604-530-7011 604-534-6000 604-533-7718 604-888-2793 604-568-3385 604-568-3385 604-888-8370 604-888-8778 604-888-8699 604-635-0643 604-888-4044 604-514-1530 604-539-2200 604-534-6000 604-533-1886 604-568-3385 yorksoncreek.com 778-785-1673

From Low $600’s From $137,500 From $194,900 From $169,900 From $159,900 net HST incl. Call Coming Soon Coming Soon Call Call From $289,900 From $309,900 Call From $174,900 From $139,900 From $294,900 Call From $299,900 From $179,900 From $440,000

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From $139,900 Call Call Call From $459,900

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evelopments

The listings included on the following pages are meant to offer a comprehensive overview of those new home developments currently being marketed throughout Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Pricing is subject to change; you should contact the specific development for current details or special promotions. To report any changes or corrections to this information, please contact our office at 604.519.6080, fax 604.519.6088, or email homes@wall2wallmedia.com P ro j ect

Kanaka Creek Mainstone Creek Maple Creek Parc Vue Pointe, The Spencer’s Green Springside Trails Edge

T Y P E contact

TH SF TH LR SF SF SF TH

604-476-1188 604-463-5000 604-908-2352 604-467-8884 604-999-2452 778-237-5713 604-465-6886 604-805-4669

MISSION / HARRISON Fraser Landing TH 1-888-826-1177 Horizons TH 1-888-826-1177

P ric E

From $329,900 Call From $469,900 Coming Soon From $489,900 Call From $389,900 From $459,900 From $249,900 From $319,800

NEW WESTMINSTER Alexander Walk TH 604-779-1292 From $349,900 Brewery District LR 604-694-1188 Coming Soon Carlyle at Victoria Hill HR 604-523-0733 Call Dominion HR ledmac.com/dominion From $299,900 Elliot St HR 604-524-8080 From $224,900 English Mews TH 604-517-1688 From $329,900 Flow TH 604-520-9880 $508,900 net HST incl. Grove, The LR 604-523-0733 Call Marinus @ Plaza 88 HR 604-519-9188 Call Northbank HR 604-523-0081 From S261,900 Parkside HR 604-523-0733 Call Red Boat at Port Royal SF 604-520-9890 From $536,900 Red Boat at Port Royal DP 604-520-9890 From $457,900 Regatta at Port Royal LR 604-520-9890 From $390,900 Shift LR 778-397-2283 From Low $200’s Thompson Landing SF 604-520-3226 From $476,900 Viceroy LR 604-522-2583 From $321,900 NORTH VANCOUVER 700 Marine Drive LR/LW 604-984-0700 Atrium at the Pier MR/TH 604-983-9065 Capstone MR 604-929-8870 Destiny 2 at Raven Woods LR 604-929-1915 Drive, The LR 604-986-8138 Kimpton, The LR 604-988-3020 Landing, The MR 604-983-9065 Latitudes TH 604-435-9477 Local on Lonsdale HR/LR/TH 604-998-0219 Orizon LR 604-638-6240 Pinnacle Residences at the Pier MR 604-983-9065 Prescott HR 604-969-3333 Remix LR 604-924-8885 Versatile Building, The HR 604-924-5595

From $299,000 Call Call From $289,900 Call From $359,900 Call From $469,900 From $309,900 From $299,900 Call From S248,900 Call From Low $300’s

PITT MEADOWS Cedar Downs LR 778-846-3200 From $194,900 Liv42 LR 604.460.6601 From $134,900 Solaris at Meadows Gate HR 604-460-8998 Call PORT COQUITLAM Avanti LR 604-468-2707 Burleigh Walk LR 604-464-5856 Carmandy LR 604-435-9477 Dominion TH 604-469-8988 Residences on Shaughnessy LR 604-468-0010 Shaughnessy, The HR 604-468-8252 South Verde LR 604-468-8640 Valorie on the Park LR 604-464-4764

From $215,800 From $199,900 From $209,900 Call From $199,900 Call Call From $175,000

PORT MOODY Residences, The HR 604-552-0552 Call Station, The TH thestationliving.ca Call RICHMOND Alexandra Gate TH 604-274-7326 Call Altis HR 604-231-0588 From $298,800 Bravo HR 778-297-6222 From $298,800 Camber LR/HR 604-276-0677 Call Centro HR/TH 604-270-8305 From $389,900 Concord Gardens HR 604-233-7748 From $236,800 Penthouse (PH)

Live Work (LW)

City Home (CH)

P ro j e c t T Y P E co n ta c t

Currents Emerald Empire Living Gardens, The Hamilton Station Harmony Karat La Villa Mandarin Mayfair Place Mezzo Mohali Monet Nova Omega Opal at Richmond Centre Ora Orchard Orchid Lane Parc Riviera Parc Riviera Pier, The Remy Quintet Riva River Green River Inlet River Park Place Rosedale Gardens Saffron Sonalta Residences South Arm Garden Southpointe Cove Westminster Terrace

TH HR/TH TH LR TH TH TH TH MR LR TH TH HR HR LR HR HR LR TH LR/TH TH LR LR HR LR MR/TH MR/TH HR TH LR TH TH TH TH

604-274-7326 604-244-8333 604-244-9622 604-271-3331 604-274-7326 604-278-3939 604-725-1250 604-377-3068 604-233-1687 604-278-5809 604-725-1250 604-377-2051 604-233-7748 604-278-8883 604-233-7748 604-303-7575 604-278-8838 604-303-8819 604-307-0400 604-231-5900 604-231-5900 604-274-7326 604-279-8866 604-247-8885 604-278-8838 604-233-2633 604-233-2633 riverparkplaceliving.ca 604-961-6919 604-270-2482 778-990-6688 604-998-4526 604-273-2828 604-204-1077

P r i cE

Call From $288,000 Call From $241,800 From $359,900 From $288,800 Call Call From $299,900 From $324,900 Call From $438,000 incl GST From $288,900 From $299,900 From $279,900 From $464,900 Call From $259,900 From $399,900 From $200’s From $400’s Call From $211,900 Call Call Call Call From $299,900 Call Call From $628,000 From $498,800 Call Call

SUNSHINE COAST Viewpoint Residences LR 1-888-385-3295 Wakefield Beach SF 1-888-741-9899 Waterfront @ Porpoise Bay TH 1-888-361-5500

From $199,900 Call Call

SQUAMISH / WHISTLER Elaho TH 604-898-2232 Ocean Crest SF 604-896-2235 Ravens Plateau SF 1-888-852-7575 Aqua TH/LR 1-877-344-5566 Streams at Eaglewind TH 1-877-892-5888 University Heights LR 1-888-852-7575

Coming Soon From $1,298,000 Call From $239,000 From $405,000 Call

SURREY Atria Ascend Balance Bishop Creek Blossom Court Boardwalk Brookland, The Canvas Citypoint Connect Edge Edgewood Enclave at Boundry Park Encore at Maple on 164th English Mews Ethical Gardens G3 Residences Guildford Greens Highlands at Sullivan Ridge Kendra Latis Latitude Links, The

Call From $170’s Coming Soon From $339,900 From $339,900 net HST incl. From $339,900 incl. net HST $169,900 Coming Soon $186,900 From $118,800 Call From $344,900 From $349,900 Call From $329,900 From $235,900 Call From $349,900 From $669,900 incl. HST Coming Soon From $194,900 From $264,900 From High $600’s

High Rise (HR)

Mid Rise (MR)

Low Rise (LR)

LR LR LR TH TH TH LR TH HR LR LR TH TH TH TH LR HR TH SF TH LR LR SF

778-565-3879 604-596-2202 tiensher.com 604-588-0005 778-395-4109 604.506.1852 604-395-3080 liveatcanvas.com 604-580-4199 778-395-1886 778-395-7704 604-644-7811 604-657-3709 604-716-9506 604-517-1688 604-584-1172 604-453-6688 604-307-0400 778-565-7768 live@kendra.com 604-575-0669 604-596-5075 778-574-2550

Loft (LO) Duplex (DP)

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Lumina Madison Mirra Monterosso Oliver’s Lane Panorama Station Panorama West Village Panorama Woods Park Avenue Park Place Quattro 3 Rockwoods Sequoia Silverwood Teo Hyland Residences Ultra at West Village Vantage Verve Walks, The Wave CLOVERDALE Allegro Cadence Clayton Heights Clayton Rise Ebbens Crossing Grove, The Grove at Cambridge, The Highgrove at Provinceton Hillcrest La Rue One92 Sun 72 Salix Sunset Grove Uptown Clayton Village Waterstone

T Y P E contact

P ric E

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LR 604-760-7672 From $249,900 inc. net HST TH 604-543-6262 From $320,000 LR 604-575-9009 Call LR 604-596-8828 From $249,900 SF 604-543-3868 From $489,900 TH 604-372-2275 From $299,800 TH 778-885-6700 Call TH 778-593-9954 From $329,900 HR 604-233-7748 Coming Soon HR 604-583-9866 From $182,900 LR 604-581-8000 From $199,900 TH 604-503-1188 Call TH 604-575-7366 From $336,900 TH silverwoodliving.ca From Low $300’s TH 604-288-8918 From $299,900 TH/HR 604-588-6999 From $186,900 SF/TH 604-579-0247 From $345,900 incl. HST LR 604-588-3783 From $160’s CG/TH 604-440-8070 Coming Soon HR 604-951-9283 Call TH 604-574-5415 From $335,900 SF 604-760-7672 From $689,900 TH/DU 604-723-4497 From $549,900 TH 778-278-0030 Call DU 778-389-7074 From $469,900 TH 604-533-6968 From $275,900 TH 604-597-7177 Call SF 604-888-8758 From $599,900 TH 604-575-5569 Call TH 604-575-8518 From $279,900 inc HST LR/TH 604-576-1772 From $199,000 TH 604-575-8806 From $292,900 LR 604-530-0054 From $229,900 LR 604-532-7711 From $211,900 TH 778-574-0146 From $339,900 LR 604-530-5399 From $219,900

VANCOUVER & AREA DOWNTOWN 999 Seymour MR 604-879-9996 From $325,900 Alexandra HR 604-899-8800 From $839,900 Erickson HR 604-899-8800 From $2,499,000 Fairmont Pacific Rim Estates HR 604-781-4303 Call Jameson House HR 604-339-0707 Call Keefer LR 604-408-2580 From $1,600,900 Keefer Block LR 604-682-8813 Coming Soon Laguna HR 604-682-5300 From $900,000 Living Shangri-La HR 604-605-8833 Call Maddox HR 604-669-8200 From $389,900 Mark, The HR 604-687-4353 Call Modern HR amacon.com From $300’s One Pacific HR 604-899-8800 Coming Sonn Ritz, The HR 604-876-9222 Call Rolston, The HR 604-688-8927 Call Sapphire, The HR 604-876-9222 Call Three Harbour Green TH/HR 604-683-3388 Call EAST SIDE 2nd & Commercial LR 604-800-8862 From $269,900 16 East TH 604-724-6335 From $699,900 Alba LR 604-251-2522 From $327,000 Avant TH 604-298-2240 From $618,900 Block 100 HR 604-682-8801 Call Bohème LR 604-569-3388 From $227,900 Central HR 604-687-4353 Call Charm LR 604-330-8838 $266,900 Cedar 54 LR 604-325-0192 Call Jeffs Residences, The TH 604-558-1907 Call Latitude TH 604-377-1362 From $688,000 Local LR 604-688-5527 From $349,900 Majestic On Main LR/TH 604-638-9222 From $399,900 River Walk TH 604-438-2858 From $698,000 Sesame LR 604-253-8888 From $259,900 Shine MR Coming Soon Skyway HR 604-436-1100 Call Uptown LR 604-899-8800 From $276,800 Woodshire TH 604-719-1700 From $420,900 Penthouse (PH)

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