The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 110 32063 Mt Waddington AVE in Abbotsford

The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 110 32063 Mt Waddington AVE in Abbotsford.
West Abbotsford Perfect opportunity for first-time home buyers and investors. Spacious 2 bed 2 bath ground floor corner unit with a lot of windows and lots of sunlight. Big master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Reasonable size second bedroom with closet. Spacious living room with large kitchen. Small corner desk for office use. In-suite laundry, electric fireplace.Comes with 2 underground parking and street parking at the front. One storage locker. Nice patio good for a barbecue on long summer days. Walking distance to all amenities, schools and shopping. Pet friendly w/r and rentals allowed. Very well maintained. All measurements are approximate, buyer to verify.
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!

The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 2620 GORDON AVE in Port Coquitlam

The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 2620 GORDON AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Don't miss this very clean & well maintained home with 3 good sized bedrooms & an updated main bath with a jetted soaker tub. Nice new wide plank laminate flooring thru-out except the 3 bedrms which are carpeted. Nice bright open kitchen with raised honey oak cabinets & an island with extra cupboard & counter space & roll out shelving. Black appliances with a gas range. Nice open livingroom & diningroom with a gas F/P. Brand new finishing in the basement due to a plumbing leak in 2018. Nice big open recroom with a brand new gas F/P. Easily suited with a nice big primary bedrm + a den. New Furnace in 2016. Oversized 29x21 double garage with 220 power & lots of easy access storge in the attic with a jacobs ladder. Tons of parking! RS4 zoning allows for two 31.16 ft lots.
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!

The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 3420 HANDLEY CRES in Port Coquitlam

The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at 3420 HANDLEY CRES in Port Coquitlam.
Don't miss this well maintained 1 owner home. If you're looking for a very clean & well maintained home that you can renovate without first having to undo the DIY projects that have been down by various owners over the years, then this one's for you! This home is mostly & shows as well today as it did when they moved in 54 years ago with original hardwood thru-out the main floor. If renovating isn't in the budget, some new light fixtures, modern doors & a paint job along with some personal touches would go a long way to making this home "yours". The mostly unfinished basement with 4th bed, 3pc bath & a large rec room with electric F/P & a wet bar could easily be converted to a basement suite. Updated vinyl windows about 12 years ago; roof in '15, HE Lennox furnace in '06, HWT in '19.
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!

DIY Tips for Making Lawncare Easier

Keeping your lawn, flowerbeds and shrubs looking great enhances the “curb appeal” of your property. However, it can also be a lot of work! Here are some do-it-yourself tips for making these tasks easier and less time-consuming:

  • Add mulch around trees and shrubs. That way, you won’t have to cut grass in those areas, plus you’ll avoid the need to use shears or a trimmer to do the job properly.
  • Adjust lawnmower blades to the optimal height for short, well-groomed grass. That way, you won’t have to mow as often.
  • Use tools that don’t require you to bend over or work on your knees. That will greatly reduce fatigue. (Example: Stand-up grass shears.)
  • Consider applying mulch in flower beds. That will reduce weeds. It will also help retain moisture, so you won’t have to water as often.
  • Avoid high-maintenance plants that require strict watering and tending regiments. No-fuss plants are ideal. (Talk to your local gardening center.)
  • Consider using a soaker hose. It has holes all along the tubing that gently release water. Simply snake the hose through flowerbeds and shrubs or around trees, turn on the water and the hose does the rest.

Want more tips for making your property look great, especially if you’re thinking of selling? Call today.


Can You Afford the Home of your Dreams?

Daydreaming about owning something you can’t afford can be fun. Whether it’s a diamond-encrusted watch from Tiffany & Co., or the latest Lamborghini, even the thought of trying one on or going for a test drive can be exciting.

The problem with daydreaming, however, is that it’s all-too-easy to dismiss it as just that – a dream.

But, what if you daydream about owning a beautiful home in a desirable neighbourhood? Before you dismiss that as just fanciful thinking, it’s worth finding out if that dream could actually be achievable.

You might discover that you do qualify to get into the home of your dreams.

It’s relatively easy to figure it out.

First, you need to learn what homes are currently selling for in the neighbourhood you’re targeting. If you’ve been through that exercise already, keep in mind that the market might have changed substantially in the past few months.

The next thing you need to determine is approximately how much you can expect to get for your current property. That’s a fairly easy calculation and is based on what “comparable” homes in your neighbourhood have sold for recently.

Finally, you need to find out how much of a mortgage you may need and what your payments will likely be.

Once you have those numbers, you’ll know if you can afford the home of your dreams in the neighbourhood you’d love to get into.

Then you can stop daydreaming and make it happen!

7 Things to Look for in a New Neighbourhood

Whether seeking solace, activity, schools, churches, or green space, every homebuyer looks for a different combination of attributes in a new community. Choosing a neighbourhood that suits your needs and wants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the home-buying process; your choice of environment will affect the way you experience your new home. This is a very personal decision, influenced by countless unique factors colouring your own lives, but you should always keep the following in mind:

1. If you’re considering buying a home in a community that is unfamiliar to you, get to know its lay-out, offerings, and ambiance. Take some time to walk or drive through the neighbourhood, both during the day and at night, familiarizing yourself with the sights, sounds, and smells.

2. What amenities does the neighbourhood have to offer? Is public transportation readily accessible? Are there schools, churches, parks, or grocery stores within reach? Consider visiting schools in the area if you have children.

3. What is the nature of the job market in the area? Keep in mind that if area employers are producing more jobs, you can expect property values to increase, especially if the jobs offered fall within a higher salary bracket.

4. Speak with the neighbours. Ask questions. They can offer you a wealth of information, from an inside perspective.

5. How will you be affected by a new commute to work? Drive the route between the new neighbourhood and your office during the appropriate times to gauge the volume of traffic you could expect to encounter, and the amount of time you’d need to put aside for daily travel.

6. Contact local land-use and zoning officials to determine existing development plans or potential for development in the area. A strong agenda for neighbourhood planning and local zoning will increase the value and draw of a neighbourhood. Keep in mind that any large, tree-covered area may be a target for future development in popular communities.

7. Determine whether financial resources have been put in place to support infrastructure projects in the area. These construction projects might include building, replacing, or improving anything from schools to roads, and are usually part of a city or town’s long-term plan. While disruptive, construction could also be a benefit to your experience of a community, influencing the long-term value of the area.


The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at A 46998  Russell RD in Chilliwack

The Thornton Group has JUST SOLD ANOTHER property at A 46998 Russell RD in Chilliwack.
Welcome to Greenwood Trails in PROMOTORY with sweeping views of the mountains and valley. 1/2 DUPLEX with NO STRATA FEES on a quiet cul-de-sac, this 3 Storey Home Features 3 Beds & 3 Baths on over 2100 sq. ft! The main floor offers 9ft ceilings, an entertainers open kitchen-living-dining room with wide plank lam, designer ceramic. tile, hard surface countertops and high end appl. The main floor Master comes comp with Vaulted ceilings and large windows, a huge WI Closet, and a 5 pc ensuite with sep. tub & shower. Fall asleep to the sounds of the creek from the protected forest/creek area greenbelt at the edge of your yard. The lower floor is perfect for your theatre room and home gym or office. Walking and hiking trails right outside you front door!
Greg & Colin Thornton from Keller Williams Elite Realty Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver  are Top producing Real Estate Experts!
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