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Coquitlam Neighbourhood Nights

 

Come out and get to know your neighbours! Join our staff for this free family event, held at various park locations, for kids’ games, family activities and light refreshments.

Be a part of building relationships, promoting neighbourhood safety and creating a sense of community, while getting out to meet your neighbours and ​have fun!

 

July 19 – Rochester Park, 1300 Rochester Avenue
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July 26 – Bramble Park, 2775 Panorama Drive
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Aug. 2 – Mundy Park, 641 Hillcrest Street​
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Aug. 9 – Glen Park, 1149 Westwood Street, grass field
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Aug. 16 – Mackin Park, 1046 Brunette Avenue, near the playground
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Aug. 23 – Victoria Park, 3435 Victoria Drive, on the grass field
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Fridays on Front – New Westminster Summer Events

(photo courtesy o The Original New Westminster Facebook group)

TGIF with us this summer as we bring back Fridays on Front! You asked and we listened, with expanded hours and more beverage options we’re excited to welcome you back to Front Street this summer!

Fridays on Front will run every Friday evening from 5:00-9:00pm for EIGHT consecutive weeks (July 6 – August 24) on the 600-block of Front Street. Our family friendly markets will feature artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music from the Arts Council of New Westminster, strength from Strong Side Conditioning, Front Street businesses and of course, our favourite Food Trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest!

Downtown New Westminster has teamed up with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. to fully license Front Street. You’ll be able to grab a Steel & Oak beer, a glass of wine AND a variety of guest breweries will be pouring this summer too:
July 6th: Dageraad Brewing
July 13th: Parkside Brewery
July 20th: Central City Brewers + Distillers
July 27th: Moody Ales
August 3rd: Yellow Dog Brewing
August 10th: Four Winds Brewing Co.
August 17th: Twin Sails Brewing
August 24th: TBA

Stroll throughout the event with your favourite beverage, enjoying live music, unique shopping, a riverfront breeze and scenic views.

It gets even better, admission is FREE and we’re just mere steps away from two Skytrain stations.

With new vendors, breweries, music and food trucks EACH week, reserve your Fridays this summer for an experience that is sure to be the talk of the town! Fridays on Front is YOUR opportunity to rediscover local gems and experience new ones. #UncoveringFrontStreet

*For event details, visit >> http://downtownnewwest.ca/Fridays-on-Front

Bar Service will be available from 5:00 to 8:30pm (19 years +) Please drink responsibly! Here are a few other need to knows:
• Intoxicated persons may not enter or will be removed from the event
• No minors may consume alcohol (19 years +)
• If you appear under the age of 30, you will be required to show 2 pieces of ID
• Beer and wine tokens are non-refundable, but valid all summer long
• Beer and wine tokens will be sold from 5pm to 8:20pm, bar service ends at 8:30pm
• Beer and wine tokens can be purchased by cash or credit card (preferred), no debit available
• No outside beverages of any kind will be permitted
• No bicycles or skateboards permitted
• All vendors are subject to change without notice, although we do our best to keep this information up to date!

Thanks to our major community sponsors, City of New WestminsterBosa Development British Columbia and the Port of Vancouver.

Bank of Canada raises interest rate to 1.5%

The bank of Canada has yet again raised the interest rate to 1.5%

The bank of Canada stated, 

“Exports are being buoyed by strong global demand and higher commodity prices. Business investment is growing in response to solid demand growth and capacity pressures, although trade tensions are weighing on investment in some sectors.” 

(financial post)  

What does this mean for you and mortgage payments?
This 0.25% increase means that on a $500,000 mortgage payments will increase $66/month.

 

Not only does this affect first time home buyers, it also affects those looking to shop for a new mortgage as some terms are coming to an end.

 

This increase also affects new home buyers who have to qualify at the higher benchmark rate of 5.34% (respectively).

First time homebuyer will not pay that rate should they qualify.

On a $500,000 mortgage, they will now have to qualify to pay $564.00 more.

 

It is very important to note that not all lenders are the same. Please do your due diligence and reach out ask for help, ask for referrals.

I work with amazing brokers and will be able to match you up with someone that suits your personality.

LOCAL EVENTS

Ribfest
Port Moody, BC
July 20, 2018 – July 22, 2018
Mayor’s Summertime Celebration
Port Moody, BC
July 27, 2018
Indoor/Outdoor Double Feature
Port Moody, BC
August 11, 2018
Port Moody Summer Concerts
Port Moody, BC
Every Sunday at 2pm
Ribfest
Port Moody, BC
July 20, 2018 – July 22, 2018
Car Free Day – Port Moody
Port Moody, BC
August 10, 2018
2 noon to 7pm. The City of Port Moody will close a section of St. Johns Street from Douglas Street to Moody Street (from 6am to 10pm) for the event.

June 2018 Real Estate Statistics – Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

OFFICIAL MARKET SPEED

 

Wondering what homes have sold in your area?

Here is a quick look at sales in the Greater Vancouver.

 

 

Annual Variances for Condominiums and Townhomes

 

 

 

Annual Variance for detached homes.

As you head east and affordability increase, so does the number of sale prices.

However, the sale prices are slowly correcting as we see more negative numbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still have questions?

Feel free to contact me for a detailed market analysis of your neighbourhood

Canada Day Celebrations – Where will you be celebrating?

As summer starts we are all excited to get out and enjoy socializing with friends at the local pubs. Maybe take a walk down brewers row, or take a walk through one of your local parks.

So July 1st is sneaking up upon us, so where will you be with your family and friends?

_ Photo Credit City of Coquitlam

Tri-Cities Festivities

Port Moody – Canada Day kicks off 11am at Rocky Point Park until 11pm. Events feature free entertainment and activities for all ages, including live music, a community art project, and a giant inflatable slide.

Coquitlam – Celebrate noon – 10:30pm at Town Centre Park. Join your community with fun games and tasty treats on “Eat Street. –Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Port Coquitlam – Kicking off at 8am until 10:30 Port Coquitlam’s Canada Day Celebration is sure to have something for everyone. Pancake breakfast, Community Market, Salmon BBQ and live music starting at 5:30pm.

 

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