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Abby Investment homes Abbotsford condos

Abbotsford has much to offer including exceptional family values, a dynamic and growing community, strong investment opportunity, and a better way to live.  With these impressive one and two bedrooms condos starting in just the mid $200s, you simply can't go wrong. The door to a better opportunity has swung open.

There’s something truly special about Midtown. Nestled between the University District and Historic Downtown Abbotsford, it offers a unique blend of old and new, plus some of the Valley’s finest amenities.

A home at Residences at Gateway puts you in the center of this vibrant new neighbourhood – just steps from coffee shops, restaurants, the new McCallum Junction shopping centre, and all the professional, spa and health services at

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 Did You Know Buyers of 'New' Homes Can Save the Property Purchase Tax

The new home market is on fire, especially for condos and townhouse sales.  As prices in the condo and townhouse market continues to increase and the sales activity starts to soar, any pricing relief is very welcome.  

If you are planning to buy a new home [condo, townhouse or house] under $800,000 you can be eligible to save part or all of the Property Transfer Tax.

To qualify, the property (land and improvement) transfer must be registered at the Land Title Office after February 16, 2016 and you must be:

  • an individual [not a corporation or other entity]
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident [be prepared to prove it, you will be asked]

and the property

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PROJECT and DEVELOPER UPDATE:    For the next week we are now offering a $5,000 to $10,000 bonus on select units.  Plus the option to purchase and extra parking spot under the developer's cost at only $10,000.  In Vancouver parking spots are now being sold in the $50,000 range.  
Junior one bedroom units are sold out.  There is still good selection.    

Where community meet urban convenience and nature to create a living environment that is hard to match.  

This is a place for those who desire value, but will not sacrifice quality in search of it. Here not only will commuters benefit from the convenience of the Evergreen SkyTrain extension now servicing the area, they can forego the bridge tolls that come with similar properties

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Lumina Renderings

Coming Soon...  Lumina will be the hottest high rise development in Burnaby this year.  We will be announcing full details on this project very soon.  Make sure you register to get to the front of the line for us.  It's a 980 unit 4 tower development near Brentwood Mall.  This is a red hot project and developing area and the project will be developed in stages over the next few years.  Pricing will is anticipated to range from the $800 to $900 per square foot.

I have just been sent the VIP Package and will be able to get you inside very soon. 

The developers have given us early access [ahead of the public launch] for our clients where you can pick the very best units available.  If you want to lock one of these properties, make sure you register

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Brownstones New Townhome rendering

It's incredible working with great developers and marketing companies.  We have been able to establish two great advantages for you on one of Vancouver's most sought after new Townhouse sites.  

These won't last long, so if you are serious about getting into a great new townhouse in a wonderful and convenient area, you will want to act quickly. 

The first advantage is now that they are nearly ready to launch their sales and marketing campaign, we can get you in before anyone else.  You get prime selection.  

And second, not only will you the best selection the first 3 units sold with us on this project will also get a $20,000 discount.  Obviously this is a very limited time offer.  

There is no display suite set up yet, so we asked them to

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We are thrilled to have Kevin Lynch join our team.  Kevin has over 26 years of real estate experience, has been a top producing agents selling many hundreds of homes and and most recently has become one of the industries top trainers and coaches.  Kevin is well known for his positive, caring and high energy attitude.  

Kevin has just stepped down as CEO from a rival company to help the Rick Clarke Team grow and thrive at all time high levels.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of Rick's team.  We have worked together in the past and have similar goals.  We both believe in adding massive value to our clients and making a positive impact in their lives.  Rick has built something very special over his career and I can see some dynamic ways we can

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Just as fashion trends change each year, interior design trends are also evolving into looks and styles that make for a contemporary space. If you’re a homeowner, it helps to review the latest in interior design to ensure your home stays trendy and chic. 2014 has brought several new designs that make for an eclectic and inviting space, and homeowners have a variety of great decorative options available for every room. Here are just a few trendy options you can use to spruce up your home.

Wallpaper is Back and Bigger Than Ever

Although taupe walls were once the primary look in homes, wallpaper has returned as a popular design choice. While the word 'wallpaper' may invoke visions of the 1970s and disco-inspired patterns, the wallpaper styles now

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So – you have gone through the tedious and sometimes stressful process of finding your ideal home, have come to terms with the seller on the price and have the necessary mortgage financing lined up, but you are still not quite finished yet. There is a saying among experts in the real estate business: the deal has not closed until it has been funded. What this means is that the final closing paperwork must be completed before the property officially changes hands.

Initial Introduction

For most first time homebuyers, the closing process may be difficult to understand and might leave you unsure of what to expect. Essentially, on closing day all parties involved in the transaction will sign the official documents that are necessary to close the deal

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Summer is upon us, and that means it's time to work outside. Beautifying your yard is one of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather, and it doesn't have to be expensive. Turning old materials into attractive landscaping additions is one of the easiest ways to save money. A few landscaping projects here and there can both spruce up your home landscape and give you a fun way to spend your time outdoors. 

Edging Your Garden or Home Landscape

A few considerations when purchasing edging are the cost, the look you are going for, and how your landscaping will change over time. Each style of edging adds a different look and feel to your garden, and each its own set of pros and cons. 

The actual edging material can include anything from bricks to wood to

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Selling your home in Vancouver, British Columbia or another major Canadian city isn’t easy, especially if you have lived in your home for years or even decades. Your house isn’t just four walls and a roof – it’s a place full of memories and meaning. Your home is a part of your life, and selling it can often cause you to reflect on yourself and your family. In order to sell your home, though, it’s important to focus on the buyer. A prospective buyer won’t have the same emotional connection to your property that you have, so focusing on yourself during the home showing won’t close a sale. Here are three strategies you can use to refocus, so you can find a buyer for your home.

Rid Your Home of All Clutter

Ridding all of the clutter from your current

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