National Indigenous People’s Day

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National Indigenous People’s Day On Thursday, June 21, we will be attending the National Indigenous People’s Day Celebration presented by the Port Moody Ecological Society’s Welcome Post Project. This event takes place at Rocky Point Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. With traditional drumming, singing, and a blessing ceremony, this is a cultural event to … Read more

Coquitlam City Centre Area Plan

Coquitlam City Centre Area Plan On Saturday, June 9, I went to the Community Information Session put on by the City of Coquitlam about their upcoming plans for City Centre. The info session was held at Coquitlam Centre mall (there’s another one scheduled at their Canada Day booth display at the Town Centre Park celebration … Read more

Being a Responsible Pet Owner

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Being a Responsible Pet Owner means Protecting Pets and People Responsibly As a Coquitlam council watcher in the early nineties, I see one topic still appearing on the municipal agendas today: irresponsible pet owners. Owning a dog is a joy – and it is also a big responsibility. Your best friend for life is there for … Read more

Local Real Estate on May Day…

In March we said goodbye to 35-year amortizations, and with concurrently rising interest rates the entry-level buyer pool has now basically dried up through April. This means that Sellers wishing to move up will have more and more difficulty with so few new buyers in the market. So if you are selling and you want … Read more

Unraveling Real Estate in 2011…

Unraveling Real Estate in 2011… The broad brush used by ‘Talking Heads’ to paint a macro picture of real estate has little bearing on local micro markets and is worthless to the average consumer. All real estate is local and as such only local data should be considered.  In fact most of the national and … Read more

The Pedestrian Distraction…

As a Port Moody REALTOR I’m constantly driving out and about in the Tri-cities and surrounding areas, and while doing so, I get to make many interesting observations. One that is truly bothersome is pedestrian safety being compromised when distracted by the use of mobile devices. On January 1, 2010, the laws were changed in … Read more

No, STV is not a disease…

STV is the abbreviation for the Single Transferable Vote, an electoral system of preferential voting designed to minimize wasted votes and provide proportional representation. This is a primer for our upcoming May 12, 2009, provincial election. A variation of STV known as BC-STV is a proposed voting system recommended for use in British Columbia by the … Read more

REALTOR® WANTED in Greater Vancouver

As I prepare my business plan for 2009 and beyond, I can’t help but think what a waste to lose talented people who have sacrificed so much to become a REALTOR®. This past June the number of licensees with the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) hit a high at 9,818. As a result … Read more

“MLA wants regulations for home inspectors”

Letter to the Editor: Homebuyer beware – Coquitlam NOW – Friday, June 06, 2008 Re: “MLA wants regulations for home inspectors” Friday, May 30. The “neglect in protecting homebuyers” is widespread, and Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Diane Thorne’s concern is shared by many. Home buying is fraught with risk and claims far too many victims; whether resale … Read more

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