Explore Port Moody, BC
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
(for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.)
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The Inlet Centre neighbourhood, the youngest area of Port Moody, is located at the head of Burrard Inlet, and serves as a focal point in helping to link the north and south shores of the community. Port Moody’s City Hall, Public Library, Community Theatre, Recreation Complex, and Eagle Ridge Hospital, are all located within the award winning, master-planned, Inlet Centre community. Klahanie showcases the artistry of West Coast designs in their 4 storey condos, townhouses and high rise apartments, where over 1,000 families now live close to the trails of Rocky Point Park, and the Inlet mud flats at low tide. Inlet Centre offers the ultimate West Coast lifestyle, and while Newport Village reminds one of Whistler Village, Suter Brook is compared to a bustling European Village plaza. This i...
By Reena Venkatesh, Interior Designer & Space Consultant, Vancouver
(Seasonal Leaf Designs)
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Beautiful Rocky Point Park, Port Moody - Live in Port Moody Port Moody is perhaps one of the most beautiful places to live in The Greater Vanouver Area. Nature abounds in Port Moody. Rocky Point Park in Port Moody is one of the beautiful parks here & people who Live in Port Moody, find this park a Sunbathing Haven in the Summer months.  The outdoor swimming pool at Rocky Point Park, Port Moody is brimming with people & squealing kids in the summer months which usually lasts from late May till early September. Crystal clear water, this pool is long enough to swim laps as well as play games and just swim & laze around. It is at 2800 Murray Street in Port Moody and the pool has lots of parking. Public swim at this pool are in the summer months & about $2.00 per person. This pool also has s...
By Reena Venkatesh, Interior Designer & Space Consultant, Vancouver
(Seasonal Leaf Designs)
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Port Moody Center - Suter Brook Village Living, Working, Playing! Suter Brook Village is an Oasis by itself. Living in Suter Brook in the beautiful condos & townhomes, working in the retail establishments, cafe's and other professional organizations, playing as in shopping, enjoying a luxurious latte, working out for fitness - you get it all here. And it is only a small area, encompassing just a block within Ioco Road on the West, Murray Street on the North & Capilano Road on the West & South. The map below Shows the Present Suter Brook Village bounded by the blue line. The yellow marked area is future development some of which has already begun. View Suter Brook Village in a larger map   To find currently listed properties in the Suter Brook Village, on Capilano Road, Morrissey Road, B...
By Reena Venkatesh, Interior Designer & Space Consultant, Vancouver
(Seasonal Leaf Designs)
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Living in Port Moody Homes, City of the Arts! What is Living in Port Moody all about? If you are looking to live in Port Moody Homes, this place has it all. Port Moody is one of the most beautiful suburb cities in the Greater Vancouver Region with its rich forests, adventurous hiking trails, beautiful water views of The Burrard Inlet, pristine beauty of the Sasamat Lake, spectacular mountain & city views and its historical past. It is called City of The Arts for its array of Festivals, local artists & their artwork, celebrations of culture & arts, and its artistic inapirations abounding in the surrounding nature & beauty. As a waterfront & hillside community, Port Moody thrives in the integration of its art & culture through facilities like the Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Arts Center & th...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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Coronation Park Profile Coronation Park is a residential community yet one of the draws to this neighbourhood is that you have walking access to so much, from the shopping, schools, hospital, theatre, library, park and recreation centre of the neighbouring Inlet Centre. It is also amongst the most affordable housing in the Tri-Cities, and Rapid Transit is on the way with a station to be constructed nearby. It is the smallest of Port Moody’s neighbourhoods in terms of land area, mostly comprised of townhouses built in the 1970’s and some single-family homes, most dating back to the 1950s.   Amenities Coronation Park is within walking distance to all the amenities that the neighbourhood of Inlet Centre provides including parks, grocery, shops, services, restaurants and cafés.   Rapid Tran...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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College Park, Glenayre, Harbour Heights and Seaview Profile The neighbourhoods of College Park, Harbour Heights, Glenayre and Seaview are on the south shore of Port Moody. Situated along the forested hillside east slope of Burnaby Mountain, this neighbourhood is predominantly residential with some commercial development on Clarke Road. Most of the homes were built within the last 45 years with Harbour Heights being one of the youngest neighbourhoods in the City. Older pockets of development around Clarke Road and the Barnet Highway are beginning to be redeveloped. It is a family oriented neighbourhood with parks including Westhill Park that has an outdoor pool and the Alfred Howe Greenway Trail that connects this neighbourhood to the waterfront of Burrard Inlet. Simon Fraser University ...
By Reena Venkatesh, Interior Designer & Space Consultant, Vancouver
(Seasonal Leaf Designs)
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  We have in beautiful Port Moody Town Homes close to Elementary Schools and hiking trails and some of the most spectacular views of the mountains & the city below!! Well layed out roads, picturesque exterior features and very family oriented Port Moody sports some of the most comfortable Town Homes that have the luxury of single family homes. Whistler stlye chalet design as well as the greenery around makes this area of Port Moody very desirable for young families with kids.   Adventure Ridge is a small-scale Town Home complex with 63 units in the strata and is in the Heritage Woods area of Port Moody. It is on the western most end of Panorama Drive T-junctioning with Forest Park Way. The complex itself has a very neighbourley feeling with kids playing, adults chatting and right now in...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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Should you buy or sell first? Some of the many reasons for wanting to move include: downsizing; family growing; and, relocating.  The key to your decision on whether you should sell or buy first is planning ahead and we’ll help you explore your options. For those that don’t have the financial ability to temporarily carry two properties, the options will be limited. Option #1            Buy first with interim or bridge financing Getting into an accepted offer on a new home without a subject-to-sale clause can be very costly and is not recommended unless you have made the necessary financing arrangements for the interim. Arranging temporary funds will allow a seller with an unsold home to proceed with a purchase. This means that they will have the flexibility to move over the period of ti...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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Information for Port Moody Real Estate, and the rest of the Tri-cities and surrounding areas of the Lower Mainland, is now available directly from your mobile device… Apple iPhone and Windows Phone 7 users, are invited to try the REALTOR.ca app at no cost.  The Blackberry® app is scheduled for release in February 2011. My real estate clients now have the ability to check out houses whenever they want, wherever they want from their smart phone.  Then they can simply and directly contact me about a specific property if they have any questions. Try searching for me on the app; it’s easy.  A setup guide has been posted online at the Canadian Real Estate Association website: www.crea.ca More here: Port Moody Real Estate from your Mobile Device…
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    Pre-qual for your next mortgage Lew MacDonald,  Mortgage Broker at Verico Tailor Made Mortgages at www.TailorMadeMortgages.ca Lew MacDonald broker / owner Verico Tailor Made Mortgages 604-484-5975 Email: Lewis@VTMM.ca Online Application www.TailorMadeMortgages.ca       Financing Available for BC: CMHC Mortgages Conventional Mortgages Fixed Rate Mortgages Equity Take Out Mortgages Private Mortgages from 6.95% in BC First Time Home Buyer Loans available Move Up Buyers looking to advance their real estate holdings Vacation Homes for the up and comers 2nd Home Loans with pricing as good as Primary Loans Investment Property Financing with 20% down   Enter your email address to receive a free subscription to LewTube Magazine! Lewis MacDonald likes Tailo...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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You invited to the 2010 Port Moody Festival of the Arts from September 24th until October 3rd. The festival has featured events and kicks-off with an opening night gala performance at the Inlet Theatre featuring acclaimed Canadian jazz vocalist Denzal Sinclaire. Family Day is the 11th and final day of the festival and you’ll have a choice of a performance by the Caulfield School of Dance in the afternoon, or closing night celebrations featuring The New Orleans Ale Stars. Between these events you can take in: Coquitlam Weavers Guild and Dye Pot Club; the Blackberry Gallery; a skate jam with a live DJ and Hip Hop Dancers at Sk8 Park; a theatre night comedy, “Til Death Do Us Part or Until You Get Fat”; Art 4 U Day activities; a Cultural Fusion Night; Peter Katz In Concert; Comedy Night wit...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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How to Sell Your Home Faster… When you visit a model home for a new development what do you notice? You’ll probably find beautifully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in.The operative word is “anyone”. Sure, there is a sense of it being a family home, but no specific family… the feeling of personality, but no specific person, and for the most part, all the rooms are anonymous. My wife Catharine performed “staging” before the term was even coined, and she told me long ago that the professionals who set up a model home make it anonymous for a reason. They want buyers to view it as their potential home, not someone else’s. And based on decades of experience these professionals know that this strategy helps sell houses faster and for a better price. Why not use this same ...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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Giving for the sake of giving… “There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” - Milton Friedman Contrary to Friedman I believe business has a moral obligation to be charitable, and a responsibility as a good corporate citizen to give back something where the company is based and its employees live, and many good local causes rely upon it. For this reason some companies are choosing to outsource their philanthropic decisions to a local foundation. There are many good causes that have a high profile as a result of their successful marketing campaigns and they do an excellent job fund-raising. They also have the marketing budgets. Then there are the grass-roots causes that can barely keep the d...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
(for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.)
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Port Moody, BC is known as the “City of the Arts” and the Fall 2010 program of the Port Moody Arts Centre gives us many reasons why this is so. Qualified visual artists and instructors offer a comprehensive variety of programs for beginners through advanced, for all ages, during daytime, evenings and on weekends. From parent and tot clay, to drawing and painting, to music lessons, there is something for everyone. The warm and friendly atmosphere, combined with small class sizes and individualized attention, provide a comfortable setting for all to explore their creativity. To register for a Fall 2010 program you can contact Port Moody Arts Centre. The Arts Centre is home to galleries, a gift shop, arts classes of all kinds, volunteers and many different community arts groups.
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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John has the experience to professionally negotiate on your behalf. Protecting your negotiation position is critical during a real estate transaction and John believes in upholding the utmost integrity and confidentiality during the entire process. Successfully securing your negotiation position requires competent negotiation skills, so having a representative that knows what he’s doing not only ensures that your interests are met but prevents certain legal or financial misunderstandings. John previously acted as Western Canada’s Purchasing Manager for a Canadian Crown Corporation, which even involved negotiating for intellectual property. His ability to execute high-pressure national agreements, with both domestic and offshore suppliers, speaks volumes of John’s ability to negotiate. W...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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The local market you are in, or your personal situation, may require that you employ all of the resources available in the sale of your home to meet your goals. There will be many local REALTORS® offering you “full service” real estate. Depending on the particular broker you use, “full service” can mean different things. If we were to ask several REALTORS® what exactly constitutes "full service" we would likely get many different answers that when compiled would eventually make a comprehensive list of services considered standard, including: advertising, contracts, disclosure, photography, marketing, negotiation, closing, post-sale services, etc. So who is offering this generic thing called "full service", and how is it defined? Answering this could help you distinguish a REALTOR® offer...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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“Do you think the real estate bubble is about to burst?” I’m asked with a smile, Well first of all I’m not an economist, I’m a Realtor; it is said, probably the last person you should ask about the market or economy. Real estate downturns historically happen after significant rate increases so with mortgage rates still very low the probability of a real estate collapse occurring seems remote. Out of concern for a bubble forming, this past spring the Canadian government put in place stricter lending standards for mortgage applicants and new measures to discourage investors from speculative activity. The government also has an Investor-Immigration program to attract experienced business people to invest into Canada’s economy.  In BC we experience an annual net in-migration gain already in...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
(for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.)
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...at least according to commentary in a publication regularly inserted in a local newspaper, which is widely circulated throughout Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities: http://www.newlocalhome.com/editions/nlhr100722 The assertion,  "...Homebuying is Easy," seems to be based on the supply of homes listed on MLS.  I checked yesterday and the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) showed there were 16,700 listings available on a cross property search. The REBGV includes Richmond but doesn't include Surrey and other points south of the Fraser River and east up the Valley. The current Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) supply is 9,192 listings available on a cross property search. In the Tri-Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody respectively, there are ...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
(for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.)
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Do you know what your home is really worth?  Not the comparative market analysis prepared for you by a REALTOR® for a listing presentation; not the value you guess at by viewing real estate ads; and, not the vague and probably inflated worth offered by well-intentioned friends and others who think they know the market.  Your home’s true worth is the value that the market places on it, and that is what a Buyer is willing to pay. An accredited appraiser can provide you with an opinion of value, which is an impartial estimate of the true value of real estate. An appraiser is a trained professional who observes, researches and analyzes the real estate market, taking into account the various contributing factors that affect value. They are interested in facts, and will thoroughly investigate...
By John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer.
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What is the chance of you being asked, "So why don’t I see your ads in the newspaper?"  Given today's market and demographics, the chance of being asked is slim to remote. Real estate evolved and is a whole new industry today. Realizing social media marketing is not a fad, I embraced online marketing in 2006'ish when the proverbial writing was on the wall. More than 90% of other Realtors however, are still advertising in print media when less than 10% of homebuyers are looking there, and so few (<15%) trust traditional advertisements. Given that 95% of homebuyers are looking for their next home online, why are less than 20% of Realtors marketing online? More and more homebuyers are seeing less and less home listings in print media, which helps to explain why newspapers are experiencing ...

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