I have listed a new property at 3025 CROSSLEY DR in Abbotsford.
Perfect family home backing on to greenbelt! One of West Abbotsford's most desirable neighborhoods; The main floor offers a spacious & inviting foyer & huge den that could double as an extra bedroom, rec-room, or kids playroom? Option is yours! The 1 bed suite has a functional layout w/ a huge bedroom, and spacious living/dining space. Above, you'll find many reno's including a full bathroom reno, hardwood flooring throughout, fresh paint, new baseboard, new SS Fridge & dishwasher, newer roof - only 5 years old! Living area is partly vaulted w/ HUGE windows and southern exposure for extra light! Kitchen offers extra nook for dining space and access to the PRIVATE back-yard! Easy hwy 1 access, walk to Discovery trail, & located near all level of schools!
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Please visit our Open House at 6513 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Welcome to the new subdivision "Higginson Estates". This subdivision is full of tastefully designed contemporary homes. Close to many amenities. This home features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It is beautifully designed with an open concept layout with vaulted ceilings and top notch finishing's including quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances in the gorgeous kitchen. Perfect for entertaining. Enjoy a fully-covered deck with a gas BBQ hookup. The home also has a 2 bedroom legal basement suite. Perfect for extended family or a mortgage helper.
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Please visit our Open House at 6513 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Welcome to the new subdivision "Higginson Estates". This subdivision is full of tastefully designed contemporary homes. Close to many amenities. This home features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It is beautifully designed with an open concept layout with vaulted ceilings and top notch finishing's including quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances in the gorgeous kitchen. Perfect for entertaining. Enjoy a fully-covered deck with a gas BBQ hookup. The home also has a 2 bedroom legal basement suite. Perfect for extended family or a mortgage helper.
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Please visit our Open House at 7 9299 WOODBINE ST in Chilliwack.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Welcome to Woodbine Court! Only 12 units in this quiet strata. This beautifully maintained suite is move in ready with newer windows, updated powder room, new full size LG washer and dryer and new hot water tank both with remaining warranty. Fantastic fenced private backyard with lovely patio (24' x 10'). Beautifully landscaped and plenty of room for BBQing. Spacious single car garage, with extra space for storage. More storage over foyer. Pets welcome (under 10kg) in this 35+ building. Call for your private viewing!
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Please visit our Open House at 6531 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Chilliwack's newest premier subdivision in beautiful Sardis! Quality construction throughout this home - featuring 4 BEDS UP - 2 with ensuite baths including the mstr w/ lavish en-suite & soaker-tub. Main floor features a functional plan w/ spacious den, and an open concept living/kitchen/dining area. Off the dining room, enjoy a HUGE fully-covered deck w/ gas BBQ hookup & ceiling fan. Tastefully designed with designer lighting, tiled gas fireplaces, & beautiful kitchen with polished quartz counters! Bsmt offers a legal 2 bedroom suite - great mortgage helper!
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Please visit our Open House at 6531 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Chilliwack's newest premier subdivision in beautiful Sardis! Quality construction throughout this home - featuring 4 BEDS UP - 2 with ensuite baths including the mstr w/ lavish en-suite & soaker-tub. Main floor features a functional plan w/ spacious den, and an open concept living/kitchen/dining area. Off the dining room, enjoy a HUGE fully-covered deck w/ gas BBQ hookup & ceiling fan. Tastefully designed with designer lighting, tiled gas fireplaces, & beautiful kitchen with polished quartz counters! Bsmt offers a legal 2 bedroom suite - great mortgage helper!
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Please visit our Open House at 45944 BIRDIE PL in Sardis.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Beautiful home w/2 bed legal suite! Exterior features extravagant longboard siding! Tonnes of extras in this thoughtfully designed home w/built in: pot filler, waster containers, dining room hutch, mud-room cabinets/hooks more! Garage floor fully finished and sealed for ultimate convenience. Grand 7 ft wide fireplace soars from the ceiling to floor. Energy efficient LED lights used. Oversize island w/soft close drawers is perfect for entertaining & huge walk-in pantry for storage. Mosaic back-splash & quality tiles/fixtures used throughout. Lavish ensuite w/soaker tub is spa-like. Roughed in for A/C & Security. Bsmt suite even has private outdoor space below the deck! Appliances included: ask for package.
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Please visit our Open House at 45944 BIRDIE PL in Sardis.
Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Beautiful home w/2 bed legal suite! Exterior features extravagant longboard siding! Tonnes of extras in this thoughtfully designed home w/built in: pot filler, waster containers, dining room hutch, mud-room cabinets/hooks more! Garage floor fully finished and sealed for ultimate convenience. Grand 7 ft wide fireplace soars from the ceiling to floor. Energy efficient LED lights used. Oversize island w/soft close drawers is perfect for entertaining & huge walk-in pantry for storage. Mosaic back-splash & quality tiles/fixtures used throughout. Lavish ensuite w/soaker tub is spa-like. Roughed in for A/C & Security. Bsmt suite even has private outdoor space below the deck! Appliances included: ask for package.
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Please visit our Open House at 6525 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Beautiful home w/2 bed legal suite! Exterior offers quality hardi panelling/siding & remarkable stone! Tonnes of extras in this thoughtfully designed home w/built in: pot filler, waster containers, dining room hutch, mud-room cabinets/hooks more! Garage floor fully finished and sealed for ultimate convenience. Grand 7 ft wide fireplace soars from the ceiling to floor. Energy efficient LED lights used. Oversize island w/soft close drawers is perfect for entertaining & huge walk-in pantry for storage. Mosaic back-splash & quality tiles/fixtures used throughout. Lavish ensuite w/soaker tub is spa-like. Roughed in for A/C & Security. Bsmt suite even has private outdoor space below the deck! Appliances included: ask for package.
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Please visit our Open House at 6525 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Beautiful home w/2 bed legal suite! Exterior offers quality hardi panelling/siding & remarkable stone! Tonnes of extras in this thoughtfully designed home w/built in: pot filler, waster containers, dining room hutch, mud-room cabinets/hooks more! Garage floor fully finished and sealed for ultimate convenience. Grand 7 ft wide fireplace soars from the ceiling to floor. Energy efficient LED lights used. Oversize island w/soft close drawers is perfect for entertaining & huge walk-in pantry for storage. Mosaic back-splash & quality tiles/fixtures used throughout. Lavish ensuite w/soaker tub is spa-like. Roughed in for A/C & Security. Bsmt suite even has private outdoor space below the deck! Appliances included: ask for package.
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Please visit our Open House at 6519 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Beautiful home w/2 bed legal suite! Exterior features extravagant longboard siding! Tonnes of extras in this thoughtfully designed home w/built in: pot filler, waster containers, dining room hutch, mud-room cabinets/hooks more! Garage floor fully finished and sealed for ultimate convenience. Grand 7 ft wide fireplace soars from the ceiling to floor. Energy efficient LED lights used. Oversize island w/soft close drawers is perfect for entertaining & huge walk-in pantry for storage. Mosaic back-splash & quality tiles/fixtures used throughout. Lavish ensuite w/soaker tub is spa-like. Roughed in for A/C & Security. Bsmt suite even has private outdoor space below the deck! Appliances included: ask for package.
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Please visit our Open House at 6519 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Beautiful home w/2 bed legal suite! Exterior features extravagant longboard siding! Tonnes of extras in this thoughtfully designed home w/built in: pot filler, waster containers, dining room hutch, mud-room cabinets/hooks more! Garage floor fully finished and sealed for ultimate convenience. Grand 7 ft wide fireplace soars from the ceiling to floor. Energy efficient LED lights used. Oversize island w/soft close drawers is perfect for entertaining & huge walk-in pantry for storage. Mosaic back-splash & quality tiles/fixtures used throughout. Lavish ensuite w/soaker tub is spa-like. Roughed in for A/C & Security. Bsmt suite even has private outdoor space below the deck! Appliances included: ask for package.
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Please visit our Open House at 135 51075 FALLS CRT in Chilliwack.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Welcome home! Spectacular unobstructed panoramic views of the entire valley including view of the green at The Falls Golf & Country Club. Enter from gorgeous Portico to the Great Room featuring 13' coffered ceiling. Cozy up by one of the fire places and enjoy stunning sunsets. Entertain your guests in this open concept kitchen complete with coffee station, ample storage for foodie gadgets, chefs' pantry, conveniently located laundry/mud room. Desired Master on main with gorgeous spa-inspired ensuite and oversized walk-in closet. Granite counters throughout. Soundproof media room, large rec/games room. Basement roughed in for 2 bdrm Legal suite or customize for your hobbies or home gym. Enjoy 3 massive patios and RV parking too!
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Please visit our Open House at 1405 811 HELMCKEN ST NW in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Great opportunity to own this bright & spacious West facing 2 bdrm corner unit in concrete bldg. This upper-level condo offers an open concept floor plan featuring large bdrms on either side of living / dining space (no wasted space) for maximum privacy. City views from all rooms. Centrally located in the heart of Downtown - 5 mins to Yaletown, 10 mins to English bay, & 15 mins to Waterfront. Well maintained bldg w/ live-in caretaker. Insuite laundry & covered balcony. 7 visitor parking stalls. One full-sized parking stall and large storage locker included. Pool table, tennis table, sauna and fitness room with brand new equipment. Buy as is with furniture for an additional $5k. Pets & rentals allowed. Call for a viewing today!
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It will be up to homeowners to apply for exemptions, with a deadline of March 31.

VICTORIA — All homeowners in B.C.’s largest urban centres will need to apply for exemptions from the province’s new speculation tax or receive a bill, whether they are speculators or not, the government announced Tuesday.


The Ministry of Finance said letters outlining the first speculation tax fees and exemption processes will begin arriving at all homes in Greater Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna and Metro Vancouver (excluding Bowen Island and Lions Bay, but including Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack) starting this week.


It will be up to all homeowners to apply for exemptions, with a deadline of March 31. Those who don’t apply, or qualify, will be sent tax bills due to be paid by July 2. The opt-out process will become an annual event for property owners under the new speculation tax rules. People who pay mistakenly can get a rebate within six years, according to the ministry.


Finance Minister Carole James was not available for an interview, but her ministry said the exemption process “will help identify speculators and empty homes, allowing the government to crack down on speculation and make housing more affordable.”


The government’s decision to levy every property owner in major urban centres with a tax notice, and then force them to apply for exemptions, is a backwards way to implement a misguided tax, said Liberal MLA Shirley Bond.


“Just when you think a botched tax can’t get any worse, it does,” said Bond. “Now residents in communities like Nanaimo, Kelowna and Abbotsford, to name a few, have to register to be exempt from this tax or they will get a bill in the mail for a tax they shouldn’t be paying.


“It is absolutely astounding to me for an conceived tax that does not target legitimate speculators — the majority of people impacted by this tax are hard-working British Columbians. On every front, this is a mess.”


The NDP government’s speculation tax was announced in the February 2018 budget and described as a way to encourage owners of empty residences to put them onto the rental market, or sell, in areas where housing is unaffordable and rental vacancy rates are low.


Although first billed as a surcharge on out-of-province real estate speculators, it was later revealed that an estimated two-thirds of those who will pay the tax will be British Columbians.


Public blowback forced Finance Minister Carole James to exempt areas like the Gulf Islands, as well as water down the rate before the tax was passed into law in the fall.


Because the tax is retroactive, the first letters will actually be for taxes incurred in the 2018 calendar year — before the tax rules were even finalized.


The tax rate is 0.5 per cent of a home’s assessed value in 2018, which would be $5,000 a year for a property assessed at $1 million. Starting in 2019, the rate rises to two per cent for out-of-province owners, foreigners and satellite families (households where more than 50 per cent of income comes from outside Canada).


Owners are exempt from the tax if it is their principal residence, they rent it at least six months of the year (only three months is required in 2018), they are disabled, the property was just inherited, it’s valued under $150,000, or a person was away and it was vacant due to medical reasons, residential care, work or spousal separation.


Condos and apartments in buildings where stratas ban rentals are also exempt, but only for 2018 and 2019, to give stratas time to change their bylaws, according to the ministry. Exemptions are available for First Nations, local governments, charities, co-ops, some not-for-profit organizations, and developers working on construction or renovation of property.


British Columbians with second homes who aren’t exempt will still get a credit intended to cover the tax on the assessed value up to $400,000, with the remaining value of the property then taxed at the full rate.







Source: https://theprovince.com/news/politics/b-c-government-opens-exemption-process-for-speculation-tax/wcm/69b3dd39-7777-40ce-9733-24f0b605c084

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Please visit our Open House at 6531 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Saturday, January 12, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Chilliwack's newest premier subdivision in beautiful Sardis! Quality construction throughout this home - featuring 4 BEDS UP - 2 with ensuite baths including the mstr w/ lavish en-suite & soaker-tub. Main floor features a functional plan w/ spacious den, and an open concept living/kitchen/dining area. Off the dining room, enjoy a HUGE fully-covered deck w/ gas BBQ hookup & ceiling fan. Tastefully designed with designer lighting, tiled gas fireplaces, & beautiful kitchen with polished quartz counters! Bsmt offers a legal 2 bedroom suite - great mortgage helper!
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Please visit our Open House at 6531 IRON ST in Sardis.
Open House on Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Chilliwack's newest premier subdivision in beautiful Sardis! Quality construction throughout this home - featuring 4 BEDS UP - 2 with ensuite baths including the mstr w/ lavish en-suite & soaker-tub. Main floor features a functional plan w/ spacious den, and an open concept living/kitchen/dining area. Off the dining room, enjoy a HUGE fully-covered deck w/ gas BBQ hookup & ceiling fan. Tastefully designed with designer lighting, tiled gas fireplaces, & beautiful kitchen with polished quartz counters! Bsmt offers a legal 2 bedroom suite - great mortgage helper!
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Please visit our Open House at 45944 BIRDIE PL in Sardis.
Open House on Saturday, January 12, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Beautiful home w/2 bed legal suite! Exterior features extravagant longboard siding! Tonnes of extras in this thoughtfully designed home w/built in: pot filler, waster containers, dining room hutch, mud-room cabinets/hooks more! Garage floor fully finished and sealed for ultimate convenience. Grand 7 ft wide fireplace soars from the ceiling to floor. Energy efficient LED lights used. Oversize island w/soft close drawers is perfect for entertaining & huge walk-in pantry for storage. Mosaic back-splash & quality tiles/fixtures used throughout. Lavish ensuite w/soaker tub is spa-like. Roughed in for A/C & Security. Bsmt suite even has private outdoor space below the deck! Appliances included: ask for package.
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Please visit our Open House at 45944 BIRDIE PL in Sardis.
Open House on Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open house is at the show home at 6525 Iron Street.
Beautiful home w/2 bed legal suite! Exterior features extravagant longboard siding! Tonnes of extras in this thoughtfully designed home w/built in: pot filler, waster containers, dining room hutch, mud-room cabinets/hooks more! Garage floor fully finished and sealed for ultimate convenience. Grand 7 ft wide fireplace soars from the ceiling to floor. Energy efficient LED lights used. Oversize island w/soft close drawers is perfect for entertaining & huge walk-in pantry for storage. Mosaic back-splash & quality tiles/fixtures used throughout. Lavish ensuite w/soaker tub is spa-like. Roughed in for A/C & Security. Bsmt suite even has private outdoor space below the deck! Appliances included: ask for package.
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