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 306 11724 225TH ST in Maple Ridge.
It's a Buyer's Dream AND it's affordable. Why would you rent when you can own this top floor end unit with a southern exposure & river view from the master bedroom, living room & its large private patio. Freshly painted inside & with new carpets, you can just move in and enjoy your new life in your own home. Your friends will love it too. BONUS: this home is just minutes from shopping, restaurants, recreation, West Coast Express & the new Chances Casino. This home is going to be a great buy for someone. Should that be you! Don't miss this great opportunity. Rentals are capped at 1. Pet restrictions: 1 dog or 2 cats allowed.
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Another happy family has successfully sold their home at 11 11442 Best Street ST in Maple Ridge.
This is definitely one of Maple Ridge's Premier Properties. This custom-built executive home was built by the Renowned Falcon Homes and is set in the prime West Maple Ridge adult gated complex of River Road Estates on the banks of the Fraser River. This definitely isn't a home that you just "walk through". This is a home that you "experience"! Take your time as you appreciate the attention to detail, quality finishing, countless features (both inside and out), elegant open plan and rare Greenbelt setting that this home enjoys. The Design & Features of this Executive home are beautifully complimented by the presentation of the surrounding homes. A fully finished basement, two master suites, chef's kitchen, radiant hot water heat, air-conditioning, designer window treatments and even a laser guided parking system are just the beginning. See for yourself!
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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 have listed a new property at 11 11442 Best Street ST in Maple Ridge.
This is definitely one of Maple Ridge's Premier Properties. This custom-built executive home was built by the Renowned Falcon Homes and is set in the prime West Maple Ridge adult gated complex of River Road Estates on the banks of the Fraser River. This definitely isn't a home that you just "walk through". This is a home that you "experience"! Take your time as you appreciate the attention to detail, quality finishing, countless features (both inside and out), elegant open plan and rare Greenbelt setting that this home enjoys. The Design & Features of this Executive home are beautifully complimented by the presentation of the surrounding homes. A fully finished basement, two master suites, chef's kitchen, radiant hot water heat, air-conditioning, designer window treatments and even a laser guided parking system are just the beginning. See for yourself!
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Property Photo: 11988 WICKLOW WAY in Maple Ridge
We have listed a new property at 11988 WICKLOW WAY in Maple Ridge.
You'll love this beautiful family home with all its features in West Central Maple Ridge! It shows like a Buyer's dream & has something for almost everyone. Lots of updating, beautiful open kitchen with a gas stove, oak hardwood floors, 2f/places, 2nd summer kitchen, 2 laundries, RV parking both side & rear, rare lane access to double garage/workshop, fenced backyard with a 32 x 16 inground pool, a play area for the kids & more. Just minutes from shopping, restaurants, schools, buses/the West Coast Express & 5 golf courses. This is a WINNER! See for yourself. You'll be very glad & your friends will be very envious.
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Property Photo: 29 21801 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD in Maple Ridge
We have listed a new property at 29 21801 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD in Maple Ridge.
You'll love this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom end unit townhome with all its features, set in the middle of the much sought after, family friendly, Sherwood Park! It shows like a Buyer's dream. Lots of updating, bright open kitchen,laminate flooring, gas f/place, large fenced backyard, storage space & more. The garage has been converted to a flex/play room (not incl. in sq.ft.) but can easily be changed back. Just steps from a park/playground & minutes from shopping, restaurants, schools, buses/the West Coast Express & 5 golf courses. This is a WINNER! See for yourself. You'll be very glad & your friends will be very envious.
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