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Celebrate Canada Day in Coquitlam! Whether you're new to Coquitlam, visiting from out of town, or even if you visit every single year, there's always something new to see.

  • What: A day of celebration with activities for all ages!
  • When: Sunday, July 1, 201​8,  12 – 10:30 p.m (Fireworks start at 10)
  • Where: Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way

We go every year for the fireworks at least, but there are always new things to check out, not limited to:

  • Adventure Park: Open all day: The Eliminator, Hungry Hippo Chow Down, a ​24ft climbing wall
  • Community Drive: Demos, shops, exhibitions and more. Come support local businesses!
  • Coquitlam Lane: Come learn about Coquitlam, its history, and all it has to offer! We live in a wonderful
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Curb appeal will ensure that your home gets seen by the most prospective purchasers in a competitive housing market. Within seconds of seeing your home, buyers will have formed their opinion. They either like what they see and want to see more, or they won’t give your listing a second thought. This is why the exterior of your home shouldn't be an afterthought. If a buyer likes the photos from your online listing, they will do a drive-by or schedule a showing to see the home for themselves. 

Here are five easy and inexpensive updates to boost your home’s curb appeal:

A Fresh Coat

Paint your front door, shutters and trim to freshen up the exterior. Consider a vibrant color that complements your

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Most homeowners allow their animals inside their homes, and pets are considered as part of their family. Home sellers can have a hard time imagining the negative attitudes that others have towards their pets. If you are planning on selling a home with pets, you'll need to do some serious housecleaning to get rid of the cat fur in the carpets and the hole in the wall chewed by your dog. If you want to receive top dollar for your home, make sure to follow these tips. 

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Why Don't Home Buyers Like Your Pet?

Don’t take it personally – it’s not you, it’s them! Here are some reasons why home buyers may not like your pet:

Nervousness: Pets make some people uncomfortable and many may have not grown up with a family pet and are inexperienced being

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Buying a home is a big decision, and all aspects should be carefully thought about before any choices are made. You want to find your dream home within a reasonable budget, so you may decide to cut some corners by carefully analyzing the things you want over the things you need in hopes of staying within that budget.

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While making these decisions, you might decide to skip using a Buyer's Agent. Here's why this isn't a good choice:

  • It’s free! The cost of using a Buyer’s Agent is covered by the seller out of the sale of their home. This means that choosing to use an agent will not only make your home buying journey much easier, but it won’t add a single penny to your budget.
  • A Buyer’s Representation Agreement is what an agent will use to
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1. know your budget

Before even considering finding a realtor, you should decide the amount that you're comfortable paying per month for your mortgage. If you don't already have a budget , create one and know what will work for you. The next step is to go to the bank for a pre-qualification letter.

Having a budget will help you keep track of where your money is going. It will help you determine how much you can afford to pay on utilities, furnishings, and possibly repairs. A budget could help prevent you from getting too carried away with buying new items for your home.

2. know your credit score

There are two things that will determine the interest rate you get on your mortgage, the amount of your down-payment and your credit score. The

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Use a Colour Palette

Whether you’re a black-and-white type of character or have an every-color-of-the-rainbow personality, creating a colour palette is a great idea when getting your home ready for showings.

An assortment of colours is great, but it’s important to make sure they all match and work well together. When it comes to staging your home, you want to create something that looks aesthetically pleasing to show off the quality of your home.

How to create a colour scheme

Step 1: choose the primary colour. This is the colour that you really want to use for a room. It should be a colour you love and look forward to seeing.

Step 2: decide where this colour is going. Will you use it for the walls or for accent pieces?

Step 3:

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A great sale

Congrats to our sellers!

We just sold their two bedroom condo at 304 6689 Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby.

This condo was located in a great area just in the heart of Burnaby, steps away from Metrotown and close to transit.

Condos are in-demand

Condos continue to be the hottest on the home sales market. If you're thinking of selling your home, don't hesitate to call us at 604-936-1111 or email us at You can even contact us if you want to know the current value of your condo or townhouse.

We can't wait to hear from you.

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Can you believe Léo has been working with RE/MAX for TWO DECADES?

A business man

Léo's interest in real estate was prominent at a young age. His passion was obvious from when he first started working in the business. As a dedicated member of RE/MAX, he is proud of the success of the brand. RE/MAX is the top real estate brand in the world, and Léo is proud to be a representative of the brand.

A community member

Léo's top priority has always been towards the community. It is with fond memories that we think back to past Team Léo events held to show appreciation towards clients and to also promote the community. Who in the neighbourhood can't recognize the loud boom of Léo's voice before seeing him? Those of us who know him well probably

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Skating Party Fun!

What better way to jump into the new year than with a Skating Party!

RE/MAX All Points hosted their annual skate party and invited all of our past clients, family and friends to join us for an amazing time.

We would like to thank the good people at Poirier Rec Centre for helping to make this event a success and we can't wait to continue hosting skate parties.


We hope to see you at our next client event!

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2015 and 2016 saw Metro Vancouver reaching record levels in home sales, but they returned to more normal levels in 2017. The sales from detached, attached and apartment properties have decreased by 9.9% from sales in 2016, and by 15% from sales in 2015. However, the sale total for 2017 was 9.7% above the 10-year average.

While there was an increase in the home sales, the total amount of listings from last year was 4.4% below the 10-year listings average. Market activity differed based on property type and there was a lot of competition in the condominium and townhome markets. The detached home market was more balance and home buyers had more selection to choose from.

What changed in 2018?

The new mortgage qualification rules have just taken

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