Ken & Jane Ambrose

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Please take a tour of the home we just listed at 12310 201st ST in Maple Ridge.
Prime Location! You can't get much further West than this in Maple Ridge. This immaculate, freshly painted 3107 sq. ft. basement entry home is set amongst other fine homes overlooking a park with playground and basketball court. With 3 bedrooms on the main and a large 1 bedroom (unauthorized) inlaw suite below, this is perfect for you and your extended family. Enjoy the summer comfortably with central air conditioning, covered sundeck complete with two natural gas hookups - one for the BBQ and one for a patio heater or fire pit accessed from two sets of patio sliders. Other amenities include two laundries, separate entrance to the basement, and an extended driveway leading to the double garage. The family chef will enjoy the newer s/s appliances including a gas stove, granite counters and large island. DON'T WAIT!! THIS ONE WON'T LAST LONG!! CALL US (604-240-2547) TODAY TO BOOK YOUR PERSONAL TOUR. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY MAY 14, 2016 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
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Please take a tour of the property we just listed at 1710 WESTMINSTER AVE in Port Coquitlam.
WINNER, BIG WINNER, (over 1/4 acre lot AND a beautiful home)! This is a property for Buyers who are looking for that special home with a contemporary look & a prime location among other beautifully maintained homes. This home enjoys numerous features & updates that Buyers dream of & search for: 5 bedrooms, hardwood floors, new roof, newer windows, updated kitchen (gas stove), updated bathrooms, updated doors, & so much more. Got toys/an RV? This property offers side yard access to the backyard. This home is a great for family or social gatherings. Relax & let your friends enjoy the beautiful features of the interior of your home or take them out onto your 440 sq ft deck off the kitchen. BONUS: it's just minutes from schools, shopping, buses, restaurants, Starbucks, Tim Horton's, the W/C Express, the Golden Ears Bridge, the coming Evergreen Line & so much more. Fabulous home, great lot, terrific location! Don't miss out on this one! IT'S RARE & IT'S A WINNER!
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WOW, this is “downsizing”!  Can you see yourself in either of these?    

     

DISCLAIMER:  We are merely telling you about what we understand is happening.  These 2 articles from REM Magazine are meant to be regarded as merely items of interest, and not as affirmations of the projects.   Neither Jane nor I are saying that we know anything more about these concepts beyond what we’ve read and written.   Did we “CYA” enough?  Enjoy these brief 2 articles.  They obviously got our attention.


We read an article the other day telling us about “Micro condos that have come to Toronto”.


According to a news release from the developers Urban Capital and Malibu, Toronto is about to enter the “global micro-living trend”.  They are introducing the Smart House micro-condos, which “start @ 300 square feet” at Queen Street West and University Boulevard in Toronto.


Seemly more than half of all Smart House residences are priced under $350,000.00.  Rental income is estimated to provide a return of 5 to 7 per cent per year according to the developers.


The 25 storey building includes a boutique-style lobby surrounded by retail space on the ground and second floors, office space on floors three and four, and 241 residential suites on floors five to 25.


They say, all suites can come fully furnished with components that do dual duty or more such as a bed that folds into the wall and becomes a sofa or a desk.  Kitchen counter space can expand and retract.  Other features mentioned include dining tables built into islands, niche shelving in what would otherwise be wasted pipe space, integrated cabinetry and smart appliances and moveable partitions. 


The article directed us to www.smarthousetoronto.com for more information.

 

The 2nd article (from the same Professional publication) takes us to Toronto again.  Same CYA DISCLAIMER.


The header said “Openair” feature replaces balcony.


Evidently Freed Developments is offering what they describe as an innovative new design feature called “Openair Suites” at its Sixty Colborne condominium development just east of Toronto’s downtown core.  They say that they’re offering a selection of corner suites that will feature an expansive glass sliding wall system, “designed to reinterpret the traditional condominium balcony with a distinctively sleek, functional and modern approach”.


The condos were originally designed without balconies and the openair feature is being offered as an upgrade.  They say that it allows residents to release two large sliding glass panels along the perimeter wall, creating an expansive 16 foot opening.  The artist’s rendering shows the glass walls retracted with what looks like an approximately 4 foot high balcony-like glass wall in place to “we assume”, prevent people/objects from falling off.

Seemly the tower’s corner suites, which offer the openair upgrade, “start” at $704,900.00 for a “989” square foot unit.  Hmmm, the article didn’t clarify whether the $704,900 was inclusive or exclusive of applicable taxes.  I know what my guess would be.      


And “that” folks is what happening in Toronto! Well, “that” & Rob Ford, but “that’s a whole 'nother story"!


Stay Well and Have Fun.  We’re Thinking of You.


Cheers


Ken & Jane

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We just received this great testimonial from a client who is looking to relocate and asked us to recommend a Realtor in another area of BC.

 

With 24 years of building relationships, we can connect you or someone you know with a Real Estate Professional in most corners of the world whether you are buying or selling!

 

"It comes down to knowledge, abilities, and who will do the best job for me ...

 

A key trait for me is having whoever I work with understand that although I am not in the real estate business, I am intelligent and knowledgeable...

 

I appreciated how Ken helped my sister buy her house, which resulted in my recommending him to my neighbour and he did a great job selling her house.

 

It is why I trust his judgment and asked for your recommendations.

 

Vivian B."

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Please join us at our Open House at 18 11720 COTTONWOOD DR in Maple Ridge.
OPEN HOUSE:  SATURDAY MAY 11 - 12:00 - 4:00 PM
It feels like "YOU'RE HOME"! One of Maple Ridge's rarest & best gems, enjoying one of the best locations in the complex, you won't want to leave this bright, immaculate 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom end unit townhome. Your friends will swear that it's a Showhome. Relax & enjoy the many beautiful features of the inside of the home or bask in the south facing fenced yard. You'll love the gorgeous Maple kitchen with Granite island & quality appliances, 9ft ceilings, 3 generous bedrooms, finished basement, double garage with extra storage & convenient BBQ patio. This is the location, setting & home that buyers dream of. See for yourself & then start packing. You're going to love it! Please take a few minutes to view the photos and video tour, then call to arrange your personal viewing of this gorgeous home.
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