Step-by-Step Home Buying Process

Home Buying Process

Step-by-Step Home Buying Process If you are new to B.C. or a first-time homebuyer, buying a home can feel like a daunting experience. Over the years, my mentor (John Grasty) and I have developed a step-by-step guide to help simplify this process. 1. Choose a Realtor then Analyze Your Needs/Goals with your Realtor When it … Read more

Multi-Family versus Single-Family Homes in Port Moody

Coronation Park Community

Multi-Family versus Single-Family Homes in Port Moody The recent Coronation Park Community Visioning Meeting at City Hall once again echoed the desire of some to freeze this traditional single family neighbourhood in time as if the Evergreen Line were still a fantasy and we still lived in a pre-sustainability and pre-climate change bubble. Quite apart … Read more

Heart Is In Port Moody Home

Heart Is In Port Moody Home

Heart Is In Port Moody Home Last year I got to work with an eminent Port Moody resident, fellow senior and close friend, Ann Kitching. When Ann isn’t volunteering in our community, you might find her at her April Road home working on an art project while she takes in her beautiful view of the … Read more

Port Moody | Micro Vancouver

Port Moody | Micro Vancouver

Port Moody | Micro Vancouver There are good reasons why Vancouver consistently places in the top 20 best cities to live in, in the world. Renowned for its clean air, stunning natural beauty, access to culture and recreation, great beaches and friendly people it attracts people from all over the world as the ideal place … Read more

Port Moody Neighbourhood Profiles

Port Moody Neighbourhood Profiles

Port Moody Neighbourhood Profiles Many Canadians, and especially New Canadians, continue to choose the Tri-cities to make their family home. The factors to consider when making that decision, include the access to, schools, transit, amenities, shopping, recreation, hospital, and other services. We developed comprehensive Port Moody neighbourhood profiles in 2012 in collaboration with, Here … Read more

Being Engaged in the Tri-cities

Being engaged in the Tri-cities is a requirement for being an effective local REALTOR®. Nothing saddens me more than seeing a new homeowner in a TV report decrying something that was practically discoverable, or even publicly known. My first thought is the buyer(s) obviously didn’t have a local REALTOR® to guide them, and I question, … Read more

Tri-cities 2011 Census Context

Tri-cities 2011 Census Context My interest in the 2011 Canada Census is based on there often being context for my clients in the hyper-local Tri-cities real estate market in which I practice my profession.  The Census is a statistical snapshot in time that allows me some personal abstractions (and liberties) for comparison. It was no … Read more

Tri-Cities Housing Mix Trend Continues

Tri-Cities Housing Mix Trend Continues Five years ago we learned that the inventory of Port Moody multi-family homes surpassed single detached homes. Using December 31, 2007, as a random benchmark, 47.2% of Port Moody’s 10,867 residential homes were multi-family. As at December 31, 2013, the total number of homes in Port Moody climbed to 12,477, … Read more

Media Release: Comprehensive Real Estate Guides Created for Port Moody

Port Moody, BC: Realtor, John Grasty has teamed up with to bring a set of comprehensive guides to the neighbourhoods of Port Moody. It’s always been the goal of Jon Strocel and the team behind to create online resources that help us feel more connected as a community. When residents or potential residents … Read more

Inlet Centre Profile

[extraspace][/extraspace] Inlet Centre Profile The Inlet Centre neighbourhood is the youngest area of Port Moody, located at the head of Burrard Inlet.  It serves as a focal point in helping to link the north and south shores of the community. Port Moody’s City Hall, Public Library, Inlet Theatre, Recreation Complex, and Eagle Ridge Hospital, are … Read more

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