Ken & Jane Ambrose

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Please take a tour of the home we just listed at 14940 196C Street, Pitt Meadows.
CALL YOUR REALTOR! PROPERTIES LIKE THIS DON'T COME UP FOR SALE OFTEN. If you've been hoping to find one of those scarce properties & great opportunities that rarely come along, this is the home & property you do want to see & don't want to miss! The Seller has loved the serene setting, the open land & this great home but it's time to downsize! Not only does this property enjoy 4.98 acres (as per B.C. Assessment) of prime real estate, it also enjoys a lovingly maintained 2,000+ square foot 2 storey home! Relax with your morning coffee on the deck while you take in the view & the sunrise, & then as the sun sets, wind down your day with a glass of wine on another patio. Got an RV or toys, we've got parking! Got dogs, we've got kennels for them. HUGE WINNER! See for yourself. WARNING - BE PREPARED - BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT!
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Please take a tour of the home we just listed at 21237 CUTLER PL in Maple Ridge.
You're going to love this 3 level split home, with its sought after central location in South West Maple Ridge & its comfortable setting among other attractive neighbourhood homes. This home enjoys 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a newer furnace,central air conditioning, an on demand hot water system, double garage with 220 wiring, 2 wood burning fireplaces, a large 7100 square foot lot with spacious side yard access & much more. Add your personal touches and decorating ideas and make this wonderful home, "your home". See for yourself. You're going to love it! Please note, measurements are approximate. Buyers should confirm for their satisfaction. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY JUNE 14, 2014 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM. Agency respected.
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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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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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