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By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
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10019 Wolfe Street, Mission, BC Silverdale Acreage For Sale1.75 Acres with double frontageoffered for $350,000 FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/  FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/ FULL LISTING DETAILS http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/10019 Wolfe Street, Mission BC  - 1.75 Acres of mostly cleared and useable acreage in Silverdale, located at the corner of Wolfe St. and School Ave. this property has two frontages. Gently sloped with a large parking area off of Wolfe with a second driveway off of School. There are two cottage-like structures on the property which are both non-conforming, small and not suitable for full-time habitation however they are well built and useable. Electricity is on the property and natural gas is at lot line however the...
By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
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201 - 7500 Columbia Street, Mission, BC 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1519 sq ft Apartmentwith 2 covered Sundecks for another 622 sq ftAge 55+ Living at Edwards Estates FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/  FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/ FULL LISTING DETAILS http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/201-7500 Columbia Street, Mission, BC - Welcome to massive 1519 sq ft 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Age 55+ apartment living. This beautiful apartment features all new flooring and showing it is a pleasure. Two massive near identical sundecks, one on the East and one on the West side total a staggering 622 sq ft and let you choose between shade or sunshine. Located at the North end of the building this penthouse like home boasts beautiful views of the mountains and surroundin...
By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
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29967 Silverdale Avenue, Mission BC 1/4 Acre Building Lot For Sale FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/  FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/ FULL LISTING DETAILS http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/ 29967 Silverdale Avenue,  Mission BC - Silverdale lot with 70' frontage and 170' depth on the high (North) side of Silverdale Avenue. Deep drilled well on property. Lot has been surveyed and clearly shows building envelope. Far from the highway, quiet and peaceful in the tranquil surrounds of Silverdale. Mission City Zoning Suburban 36 allows substantial size home to be built. Property is bathed in sunshine all day long and would allow an excellent garden or small hobby farm like yard. Call Mission BC area Realtor Scott Leaf to view, 604-839-8239Call Missio...
By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
Comments 4
#6 32311 Mcrae Avenue, Mission BC 3 bed 3 bath Townhome For Sale   FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/     FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/   FULL LISTING DETAILS http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/  #6 32311 Mcrae Avenue Mission BC - Welcome home to one of the best complexes in Mission! This wonderful updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 storey home in Spencer Estates has one of the best locations backing onto the greenbelt for added privacy. No worries for expensive costs down the road as the roof is new in 2013. Two big decks with one of them covered helps to make those odd rainy days and nights bearable. Great location close to the hospital, shopping and the leisure center. High school and elementary schools nearby with easy access to the Lougheed...
By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
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44050 Errock Place, Lake Errock BC Gorgeous Waterfront Home or Summer Gettaway   FULL LISTING DETAILS:  http://thisiscrazy.myhomemay.be/   44050 Errock Place, Lake Errock BC  - Peaceful Lakefront Paradise.  This home has it all on beautiful Lake Errock.  Just minutes from Sandpiper Golf Course, Hemlock Valley Ski Resort this 3 bedroom 2 bath waterfront home with its own dock boasts gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. Perfect for fulltime living or a weekend retreat from the city you can wake up and have coffee on your massive30'x11' deck looking out over the lake.   This two storey vinyl clad 2000 square foot home was professionally built for the original owners in 1995, it comes with a 3yr old roof, and was built to take advantage of the amazing lake views with large windows thr...
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
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There has been much press lately about condos in the lower mainland of Vancouver being inundated with grow-ops. Here's the problem. Damage caused to other units from these infestations isn't covered by insurance. The common areas such as walls, attics and roofs will need to be re-done resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in expenses which a lot of condo associations don't have in their contingency funds.   It is far better to be proactive rather than reactive after the fact. Work together as a community along with law enforcement. Watch for the tell-tale signs. Windows covered, windows sealed shut, venting odors at night, lots of traffic, (especially at night), lots of deliveries, unauthorized new venting installed. When you suspect a grow-op, don't personally try and intervene. C...
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
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 Independence Day, the 4th of July, parades, BBQ's, fireworks! None of that is happening here. We just had our Canada Day on Thursday, July 1st, so alas, we have nothing going on. Damn! I will however, be burning steaks that day, so if you're in the area drop in for a "wobblie" and a bite to eat. To all my American friends, have a great holiday and be safe.  It started with this version on July 4th, 1776. "Old Glory" was commissioned with 13 stars representing the original 13 States, arranged in a circle to represent equality. The present day version was completed during the Eisenhower years with the addition of Alaska and Hawaii The Department of Veterans Affairs uses both versions on their logo to commemorate the military personal who have served their country from Independence Day on...
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
Comments 33
We pretty much started the year going gang-busters. The market was hot, everything was selling...then stagnation. Here in the Fraser Valley we have a buyers market. Too many listings (about 6 months of inventory) and lots of new homes to choose from. Prices, predictably are falling again. Lots of buyers got into a flurry of activity because of the new taxes coming into effect in July. If people don't need to sell, they need to take their place off the market and wait it out. If you absolutely need to sell, pricing becomes paramount. Get under the competition. (I have one like this now. It's a must-sell, so we need to play hardball on price. It's all relative when buying back into the same market. It's just a matter of making them understand the value isn't the same as when they bought t...
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
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In July of 2010, a new tax will hit British Columbia. This tax, the HST, (Harmonized Sales Tax), will affect NEW homes over $525,000. Originally, the ceiling proposed by the government was $400,000, but efforts by Realtors and other industry advocates got the ceiling raised. In my area, which includes Mission, Abbotsford and Chilliwack, this limit of $525,000 covers almost ALL townhomes and apartments and many, many houses. For people working in larger urban areas and wanting afforability, there are freeways on both sides of the river as well as a commute train called the West Coast Express.
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
Comments 6
Unlike some of the larger urban areas such as Vancouver, where housing prices have gone through the roof, and multiple offers are almost a daily occurance, pricing in the Fraser Valley, especially in Mission B.C. are relatively sane. First time buyers can still find inventory under $300,000, and there are lots of nice homes in the $300K-$500K range. Right now, we are experiencing a "buyers market". Listings are way up, and as a result, there's lots of inventory to choose from.
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
Comments 18
I live in a residential area. Down the street, is an old house, with a barn and some out-buildings. They obviously still had "farm status" as they still had the odd critter on the land. They had a garage sale on the weekend. I had wondered about this property, so I dropped in. The old matriarch of the family was there along with her adult children, selling off a life-time of collected bric-a-brac and furniture. Turns out she and her husband bought the property 60 years ago for about $20,000. She's in a home now, but dropped by to over- see the sale. People were buying plants and trees, desks and chairs, tools and antiques. I talked to them at some length; I got the feeling they were saying good by. Then on Monday it started. In a matter of hours, four pieces of heavy equipment reduced t...
By Bob Dunn
(Sutton Group West Coast Realty)
Comments 1
Rancher with Daylight Basement -(New 2 Bdrm Suite)Location: Cherry RidgeVery unique plan in this Cherry Ridge Estate level entry rancher with a basement larger than main floor. This is a very good area with a mix of families, retired and empty nesters. The kitchen, eating area and living room look southward to a panoramic valley view. Flooring has been upgraded on the main floor. Basement has recently been developed which includes a kitchen, large bedrooms, living area and rec.room. All work done with municipal permits and inspections. Basement has a separate entrance. Driveway and street provides lots of extra parking and lot could accommodate a medium size RV. Close proximity to Hillside & Windebank elementary, Heritage Park Secondary & UFV.InformationContact InformationBob Dunnbobdun...
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
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 This is a recent picture of Cyprus Bowl ski area. Not very encouraging, as this is the venue for some "sliding" events, at the 2010 winter Olympic games. The way it stands now, it threatens to make for a bumpy ride. The Vancouver Oympic Committee is playing it down, but the fact remains, there isn't enough snow. Apparently, there's lots of snow stockpiled at the top of the mountain, so watch for press releases of massive efforts to relocate this snow to where they actually need and want it.
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
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 For over a hundred years, the clock on the corner of Hastings and Granville streets in Vancouver has been a meeting place. It stood outside Birk's Jewellers and has always been known simply as "The Birk's Clock". It was recently removed for refurbishing during construction of a new rail line, and after two years was reinstalled in its original location. The meeting place was back. The one and a half ton clock was in great need of repair, so it was placed (figuratively), in the hands of horologist, Ray Saunders. After much effort and expert handling by Ray Saunders, the clock is back in place, just in time for the Olympic games, and good for another 100 years.
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
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As of January 1st, 2010, British Columbia has banned hand-held cell phones while driving. As a result, sales for "Bluetooth" have gone through the roof. Also, you may not be programming a GPS while driving. For the month of January, they will issue warnings. After that, it's a fine and points against your license, which will affect your insurance premiums. Also, in B.C., we have a graduated license system. New drivers get an "L" (for learner), then an "N", (for new drivers). These two designated driver types may not use ANY device with or without any colour of tooth. Predictably, the 20-somethings have started a petition saying are being discriminated against. Personally, I'm not buying a Bluetooth. I found a solution at Office Depot that costs 6 cents. Works for me.
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
(for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.)
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Terry Chenier originally got into real estate in the early 80's during very tough times; and when times were, in his opinion, "...worse than today!"  The market being what it is, Terry tapped into a niche market. This introduction helps a discussion as to what might qualify someone as an expert. Terry says, "I am the Mission expert on real estate. I know this area and the inventory, and I know my product." In the real estate industry many REALTORS® claim to be experts. To concentrate one's efforts in a specific area is the first step to becoming an expert, and Terry has stated his profound commitment and involvement with a specific area; Mission, BC. Having found his niche, Terry identified the needs of this target, focused his message accordingly and continues to do this. The result of...
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
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After being lit in Greece and flown to Victoria, B.C., the Olympic Torch began it's marathon run on October 30, 2009. This will be the longest run in the history of the games, hitting every area of Canada including the Northwest Territories. The mood was festive with thousands of people cheering it on.  As usual, there was the standard crew of motley protesters who seem to show up at every event, hell bent on spoiling every one else's party. These people don't have a solution to anything -just an agenda! I'll be doing more posts on this later. The team of thousands of runners will be at it until February 12, when it reaches its final destination.
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
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 When you have one of those days when your feeling particularly stupid for having said something with your foot in your mouth, whip this out and read it and you'll think your a genius. MEMORABLE QUOTES: Q. If you could live forever, would you and why? A. "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever. (Miss Alabama-1994) "Whenever I watch T.V. and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help  but cry I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff" (Mariah Carey) "Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of life". (Brooke Shields) "I've never had major...
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
Comments 14
Some interesting statistics on exercise. Walking can add minutes to your life. That enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7,000 a month. My grandfather started walking when he was 60; he is now 97 years old, and we have no idea where the hell he is. Personally, I like long walks especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. I joined a health club. Cost me 600 bucks. I haven't lost a pound; apparently you have to actually go there. Every time I hear the word exercise, I wash my mouth out with chocolate. Every time I start thinking too much about  how I look, I just find a "Happy Hour",  and by the time I leave, I look just fine.  
By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
Comments 20
A man came home from work and sat in his favorite chair, turned on the T.V., and said to his wife, "Quick, bring me a beer before it starts". She looked a little puzzled, but brought him a beer. When he finished it, he said, "Quick bring me another beer; it's gonna' start". This time she was a little angry, but brought him another beer. When it was gone, he said, "Quick, another beer before it starts". "THAT'S IT! You waltz in here, flop your fat ass down, don't even say hello to me and then expect me to run around like your slave getting you beer after beer. Don't you realize that I cook and clean and wash and iron all day long?" The husband sighed and said, "Oh shit, it's started".

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