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961 square foot, 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom townhouse in Capitol Hill, Burnaby.  

With a large fenced southwest facing yard with full garden, greenhouse, stone patio and lawn surrounded by trees. Private and leafy outlook from every window with Kensington Park across the street. Dining, living, kitchen, laundry, gas fireplace and two piece bath on the main, with two large bedrooms and full bath upstairs. The huge master features vaulted ceilings, window seat, two closets and full view of the park. Hardwood on the main, new carpet upstairs.  Nearby schools: Capitol Hill and Burnaby North High.

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Come see this 595 square foot east facing 1 bedroom/1 bathroom condo listed at $818,000 just steps from Langara Skytrain Station, Tisdall Park and Oakridge mall.  Richmond airport and the downtown core just a train ride away.  Close to Langara College, golf course and YMCA.  Sneak peak Friday and full open house Saturday/Sunday.  Call Justin at 778-229-7444 for a private viewing.

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Come see this fourth floor, East facing one bedroom suite with efficient & bright floor plan utilizing all living space in this 595 sq.ft home. Conveniently located at Cambie & 47th, steps to Oakridge Centre & the Langara Canada Line, Langara YMCA & Langara Golf Course! Homes feature upgraded Jenn-Air & Fisher Paykel appliances & granite kitchen countertops, Kohler fixtures & more.  Less than 4 years of age, so still under 5 and 10 year warranty.  Fully rainscreened.  Sneak peak viewing Friday, February 9th from 3pm-4pm and Open Houses Saturday and Sunday, February 10th/11th from 2pm-4pm.

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Dual agency is when a real estate agent represents both the buyer and the seller in a transaction.  Ontario is currently considering a ban on the practice as part of its 16-point housing plan.  Through a spokesman, B.C.’s new superintendent of real estate, Michael Noseworthy, says he’s “very close” to publicly disclosing potential new rule changes on the practice.  


I have always had the opinion that an agent cannot get the best result for both sides.  How is your agent, as a buyer, getting you the lowest possible price if they are also representing the seller?  And Vice-versa, how can that same agent get the seller the highest price?  It seems impossible.  If both sides of the fence feel like there was too much compromise in the negotiations, there is only one clear winner, the agent who collects the full commission.  Some open houses I attend feature 2 agents, (1)the listing agent and (2)someone from their office.  This way, if a buyer without an agent shows up, agent #2 can help them write an offer with no conflict of interest.  I have always respected this practice.  


To some agents, this is their bread and butter, but it seems like they may have to evolve with the times.  If the selling agent is the only person who has found a buyer, theyre going to have to refer that buyer to another agent if legislation changes.  I, for one, feel like that would spread the love a little more evenly and create a more fair market.

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