Benefit Performance for Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal

Fort Mac Magic Show Fundraiser at Massey Theatre

Top BC and International magicians, illusionists and variety artists will be donating their time and talent in a 2 hour family friendsly show spectacular taking place on Monday May 16th at 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre (735 8th Avenue, New Westminster).

100% of all proceeds from this event will go to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal to help the families affected by the devasting events taking place in Fort McMurray and area.

For tickets or more information:


If you can't make the event but would still like to help by making a donation, click here


It's the 21st Annual Queens Park Garage Sale in support of Canuck Place this saturday in New Westminster's beautiful Queens Park neighbourhood from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are over 40 homes participating in this year's garage sale.Every year residents of the neighbourhood participate and donate a part of their proceeds to Canuck Place. Last year was the 20th Annual Garage Sale and according to Canuck Place, we hit $20,000 in total donations. 20/20! 

So come out and stroll amongst the lovely character homes this neighbourhood is known for and maybe find some treasures too.

Click here to go to our web site where you can download a map and list of participating homes.




Nothing lasts forever on a house or condo, except the land. Sometimes buyers are shocked when they see a depreciation report for the first time because it outlines all the repair and maintenance of all systems of a building for the next 30 years. And when you add it all together it's a lot of money.  The depreciation report is a planning tool that gives stratas an idea of what repairs and upgrades will be required in the future.  Most stratas will not have enough funds from their strata fees to cover all the work required in the next 30 years if everything in the depreciation report is done. That means most stratas will have assessments at some time or not do all the replacements in the depreciation report.  When buying a condominium, it's good to review this document and budget accordingly.  You get similar expenses in a house too - roof, siding, windows, paint, furnace, hot water tank etc. and when you buy, if you do a home inspection report, the inspectors will let you know what's coming up, but usually only for the next 5 years or so.  

NLD Consulting has done a table that gives the life span of 130 common components of condos or houses in British Columbia. Click here to open the report.


This article has some great news about New Westminster being a great place to live and work (which most of us know already but it's nice to get formally recgonized).

Looking Back: 2015 Highlights


1) Intelligent City

2) New Westminster ranked among Top 3 places to start up a small business in Metro Vancouver

3) Top 10 "Best Cities" for Work in BC

Looking Forward: 2016 Projects

1) City-wide Economic Development Strategy 

2) Economicc Health Care Cluster

3) Main Street Strategy 

Read article



The City of New Westminster will be hosting drop-in workshops that will discuss growth and housing. This is a great opportunity to provide input into the future official community plan for New Westminster. 

New Westminster's January/February 2016 Workshop Series


Centre Neighbourhoods

Saturday Jan 30th

Century House

12:30pm-3:30 pm


Moody Park      Glenbrooke North

Queens Park    Brow of the Hill

Registration and more info:


East Neighbourhoods

Saturday Feb 6th

Richard McBride School




Massey Victory Heights

Registration and more info:


West Neighbourghood

Saturday Feb 13th

Connaught Heights School



West End

Connaught Heights

Registration and more info:



These two articles are very interesting and bode well for our real estate market this year!

Vancouver Home Sales in 2015 Break Records, Rise 28%: REGBV 

Highest total of residential property sales for one year on record, says board, and benchmark prices up 33.6 per cent year over year.  

Read More 

2016 Real Estate Market Outlook

With price gaps between different property types and market segments widening, buyers will turn to condos even more than this year.

Read More


It's time to recyle that Christmas tree! Bring your tree down to the Canada Games Pool parking lot this weekend January 9th & 10th.  Trees will be chipped and recyled by donation with all proceeds going to the New Westminster Fire Fighter's Charitable Society.


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I am excited to start sharing real estate information with you on a regular basis.  So please watch for my future posts.


Today I am sharing my November newsletter with you.  Click on the newsletter to get the full report.


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