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As a Port Moody REALTOR located on St. Johns St, John Grasty is a hyper-local neighbourhood specialist, offering unique advantages and real value in the Tri-Cities real estate market. Google John Grasty to find out more.

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2009 

Home owners and buyers seeking the services of a home inspector are reminded to ask before signing a home inspection contract to see the Consumer Protection BC wallet-sized licence issued to home inspectors. Effective March 31, 2009, British Columbia became the first province in Canada, through t...
11/28/2009
What does being pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage mean to a buyer? There are differences between being pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage and it can affect your ability as a home buyer, as well as the transaction itself. Pre-qualifying for a mortgage typically doesn't include...
11/26/2009
Last night my wife Catharine and I went to see Paige our granddaughter who will soon be celebrating her 15th birthday. Paige always enjoys receiving our gifts (because Grandma has exceptionally great taste). Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Before we left we received a present from our recently turned ...
11/26/2009
The sudden discontinuation on July 31, 2009, of the HPO Reconstruction Loan Program by Housing Minister, Rich Coleman and his government was unconscionable.  They have now brought consumer protection to an all-time low in BC. In the Fall of 2007 the Homeowner Protection Office received an indepen...
11/23/2009
The Vancouver housing market experienced a dramatic rebound this year. MLS® residential sales increased threefold January to October on a seasonally adjusted basis, and are trending on record levels. A marked increase in affordability during the spring induced many potential buyers into the marke...
11/22/2009
A few years ago I became familiar with a 2005 Port Moody report, "Moody Centre Commercial Market Assessment and Revitalization Strategy Gap Analysis". The objective of this report was to provide an overview of the market position and redevelopment strategy for the retail component of the Moody C...
11/21/2009
Since REALTORS® are into checklists, here's a dandy. Please check below any from which you suffer: A fear of open places agoraphobia A fear of heights or high places altophobia (also bataphobia) A fear of dust amathophobia A fear of looking at high places anablepophobia A fear of floods or floodi...
11/20/2009
Harmonized Sales Tax Update for New Home Purchases in BC... Rebate Threshold and Transitional Rules for New Housing The British Columbia Government is proposing to increase the BC HST new housing rebate threshold from $400,000 to $525,000.   As a result purchasers of new homes up to $525,000 pay ...
11/20/2009
In early 2008 multi-family homes in Port Moody became the city's main source of available housing stock. Yes, more than 50% of Port Moody's households are now multi-family. Extrapolating the fact that we have more couples here in Port Moody, based on single (1) person households in Port Moody of ...
11/17/2009
11 storeys proposed in Port Moody November 12, 2009         Port Moody has given a preliminary green light to an 11-storey residential development that would add more than 150 units up the Chineside slope on Henry Street. On Tuesday, council granted first two readings on zoning and official commu...
11/14/2009
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