Urban vs. Suburban Living: What’s Right for You?



If you have ever had the urban vs suburban debate?  You are not alone!  This is the conversation many potential homeowners have with themselves when they are looking at purchasing a property. While there are many benefits to both urban and suburban living, we are here to help you decide which is best for you!  Check out the pros and cons for both options here.


Bob Charbonneau & Associates

RE/MAX Sabre Realty

604-340-1747

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Please visit our Open House at 8 11900 228 ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Very private "Moonlight Grove" 2 bed, 2 FULL bath condo in 55+ building. This remarkably affordable home is in a great location, walking distance to shops and restaurants. The well laid out floor plan has great kitchen space and an open concept to living area to suit all needs. Impressive wood burning faux rock fireplace, insuite laundry and storage. Roof, siding and stucco painted in 2015. Carpets and paint redone in hallways in 2014. Council will give second parking if you have 2 people with driver's licenses and 2 cars. The massive balcony faces south and overlooks treed lot next door. Call for a private showing.
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Please visit our Open House at 8 11900 228 ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Very private "Moonlight Grove" 2 bed, 2 FULL bath condo in 55+ building. This remarkably affordable home is in a great location, walking distance to shops and restaurants. The well laid out floor plan has great kitchen space and an open concept to living area to suit all needs. Impressive wood burning faux rock fireplace, insuite laundry and storage. Roof, siding and stucco painted in 2015. Carpets and paint redone in hallways in 2014. Council will give second parking if you have 2 people with driver's licenses and 2 cars. The massive balcony faces south and overlooks treed lot next door. Call for a private showing.
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I have listed a new property at 8 11900 228 ST in Maple Ridge.
Very private "Moonlight Grove" 2 bed, 2 FULL bath condo in 55+ building. This remarkably affordable home is in a great location, walking distance to shops and restaurants. The well laid out floor plan has great kitchen space and an open concept to living area to suit all needs. Impressive wood burning faux rock fireplace, insuite laundry and storage. Roof, siding and stucco painted in 2015. Carpets and paint redone in hallways in 2014. Council will give second parking if you have 2 people with driver's licenses and 2 cars. The massive balcony faces south and overlooks treed lot next door. Call for a private showing.
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I have sold a property at 114 1190 EASTWOOD ST in Coquitlam.
Quiet and private dream condo for the active Urbanite looking to be in the middle of it all. This condo has a great patio that leads to "your own” quasi enormous backyard which gets that evening sun. Location touts easy access to Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam Centre, Douglas College and the Evergreen Line. Add to all this the value you get included in maintenance: gas, hot water, fantastic exercise facilities, pool and hot tub. Surrounded by a plethora of walking trails, a stone's throw away from lit tennis courts, and the ever popular Town Centre. Top everything off with a functional floor plan with bedrooms that are located on opposite sides of the space and 2 FULL bathrooms. Don't miss this one!
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Get ready to enjoy expert advice and awesome DIY tips straight from the industry’s top home + design talent at the BC Home and Garden Show returns to BC Place Stadium on February 20th - 24th, 2019.  


We love attending this and getting ideas for our own homes and this year there is a great line up.  Including the biggest names in the industry such as HGTV's handyman Bryan Baeumler, landscape designer and television personality Carson Arthur and new this year, coshosts Mickey & Sebastion from Worst to First.  That's not all, Vancouver’s very own top talent including Interior Designer, Jamie Banfield will also be there.


Here are the links to check out the Exhibitors List download the Show Guide and the view the Main Stage Schedule.



We look forward to attending and seeing our clients, friends, and families. who will have the privilege of using their free tickets at the show.  Happy home renovations to all!



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Please visit our Open House at 114 1190 EASTWOOD ST in Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, January 27, 2019 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Quiet and private dream condo for the active Urbanite looking to be in the middle of it all. This condo has a great patio that leads to "your own” quasi enormous backyard which gets that evening sun. Location touts easy access to Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam Centre, Douglas College and the Evergreen Line. Add to all this the value you get included in maintenance: gas, hot water, fantastic exercise facilities, pool and hot tub. Surrounded by a plethora of walking trails, a stone's throw away from lit tennis courts, and the ever popular Town Centre. Top everything off with a functional floor plan with bedrooms that are located on opposite sides of the space and 2 FULL bathrooms. Don't miss this one!
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I have listed a new property at 114 1190 EASTWOOD ST in Coquitlam.
Quiet and private dream condo for the active Urbanite looking to be in the middle of it all. This condo has a great patio that leads to "your own” quasi enormous backyard which gets that evening sun. Location touts easy access to Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam Centre, Douglas College and the Evergreen Line. Add to all this the value you get included in maintenance: gas, hot water, fantastic exercise facilities, pool and hot tub. Surrounded by a plethora of walking trails, a stone's throw away from lit tennis courts, and the ever popular Town Centre. Top everything off with a functional floor plan with bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the space and 2 FULL bathrooms. Don't miss this one!
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Please visit our Open House at 114 1190 EASTWOOD ST in Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Quiet and private dream condo for the active Urbanite looking to be in the middle of it all. This condo has a great patio that leads to "your own” quasi enormous backyard which gets that evening sun. Location touts easy access to Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam Centre, Douglas College and the Evergreen Line. Add to all this the value you get included in maintenance: gas, hot water, fantastic exercise facilities, pool and hot tub. Surrounded by a plethora of walking trails, a stone's throw away from lit tennis courts, and the ever popular Town Centre. Top everything off with a functional floor plan with bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the space and 2 FULL bathrooms. Don't miss this one!
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I have sold a property at 24 2430 WILSON AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Completely renovated & move in ready home in Central Port Coquitlam. Unpack and hang your hat. Nothing to do here! This immaculate 2 bed/1 bath condo offers a very functional layout, renovated bathroom, updated kitchen with new appliances, quartz counter-tops & insuite storage. Indoor pool, sauna, heat & hot water included in the maintenance fee. Steps away from the West Coast Express, Gates Park, hiking trails, schools, grocery stores 5 mins to Coquitlam Centre. Easy access to the highway. This property won't last long! Easy to show. Open House Sat November 10th, 2-4 pm & Sun November 11th, 12-2 pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 8 11900 228 ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Saturday, November 24, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Very private "Moonlight Grove" 2 bed, 2 FULL bath condo in 55+ building. This remarkably affordable home is in a great location, walking distance to shops and restaurants. The well laid out floor plan has great kitchen space and an open concept to living area to suit all needs. Impressive wood burning faux rock fireplace, insuite laundry and storage. Roof, siding and stucco painted in 2015. Carpets and paint redone in hallways in 2014. Council will give second parking if you have 2 people with driver's licenses and 2 cars. The massive balcony faces south and overlooks treed lot next door. Call for a private showing.
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I have listed a new property at 8 11900 228 ST in Maple Ridge.
Very private "Moonlight Grove" 2 bed, 2 FULL bath condo in 55+ building. This remarkably affordable home is in a great location, walking distance to shops and restaurants. The well laid out floor plan has great kitchen space and an open concept to living area to suit all needs. Impressive wood burning faux rock fireplace, insuite laundry and storage. Roof, siding and stucco painted in 2015. Carpets and paint redone in hallways in 2014. Council will give second parking if you have 2 people with driver's licenses and 2 cars. The massive balcony faces south and overlooks treed lot next door. Call for a private showing.
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Please visit our Open House at 24 2430 WILSON AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Completely renovated & move in ready home in Central Port Coquitlam. Unpack and hang your hat. Nothing to do here! This immaculate 2 bed/1 bath condo offers a very functional layout, renovated bathroom, updated kitchen with new appliances, quartz counter-tops & insuite storage. Indoor pool, sauna, heat & hot water included in the maintenance fee. Steps away from the West Coast Express, Gates Park, hiking trails, schools, grocery stores 5 mins to Coquitlam Centre. Easy access to the highway. This property won't last long! Easy to show. Open House Sat November 10th, 2-4 pm & Sun November 11th, 12-2 pm.
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I have sold a property at 2809 HENRY ST in Port Moody.
Investor and Builder ALERT! Large sub-dividable RS-1 lot. This Port Moody Centre gem is tucked away on a quiet street and is walking distance to Skytrain, Moody Elementary, Moody Middle and Port Moody Secondary. Enjoy a stroll to Rocky Point Park or the famed Brewery District. Home on the property is functional and rentable with suite and stunning views of the North Shore mountains. At 8700+ square feet, this property will prove to be a great buy for the savvy investor.
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Please visit our Open House at 24 2430 WILSON AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Completely renovated & move in ready home in Central Port Coquitlam. Unpack and hang your hat. Nothing to do here! This immaculate 2 bed/1 bath condo offers a very functional layout, renovated bathroom, updated kitchen with new appliances, quartz counter-tops & insuite storage. Indoor pool, sauna, heat & hot water included in the maintenance fee. Steps away from the West Coast Express, Gates Park, hiking trails, schools, grocery stores 5 mins to Coquitlam Centre. Easy access to the highway. This property won't last long! Easy to show. Open House Sat November 10th, 2-4 pm & Sun November 11th, 12-2 pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 24 2430 WILSON AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Completely renovated & move in ready home in Central Port Coquitlam. Unpack and hang your hat. Nothing to do here! This immaculate 2 bed/1 bath condo offers a very functional layout, renovated bathroom, updated kitchen with new appliances, quartz counter-tops & insuite storage. Indoor pool, sauna, heat & hot water included in the maintenance fee. Steps away from the West Coast Express, Gates Park, hiking trails, schools, grocery stores 5 mins to Coquitlam Centre. Easy access to the highway. This property won't last long! Easy to show. Open House Sat November 10th, 2-4 pm & Sun November 11th, 12-2 pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 6 11438 BEST ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Saturday, November 3, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
FAIRWAY ESTATES, Maple Ridge's finest 55+ private gated community. This fabulous TH features a gourmet kitchen w/breakfast nook adjacent to the family room. Spectacular master bedroom has its own sitting room, huge W/I closet & ensuite complete with jetted tub & separate shower. Double garage, FREE RV parking available and car wash area. Recent updates include laminate flooring on main and paint. This development is well designed and very well maintained. Security, privacy and peace of mind are guaranteed. Call for a viewing at your convenience. OPEN HOUSE: November 3rd and 4th from 2-4 p.m.
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Please visit our Open House at 6 11438 BEST ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, November 4, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
FAIRWAY ESTATES, Maple Ridge's finest 55+ private gated community. This fabulous TH features a gourmet kitchen w/breakfast nook adjacent to the family room. Spectacular master bedroom has its own sitting room, huge W/I closet & ensuite complete with jetted tub & separate shower. Double garage, FREE RV parking available and car wash area. Recent updates include laminate flooring on main and paint. This development is well designed and very well maintained. Security, privacy and peace of mind are guaranteed. Call for a viewing at your convenience. OPEN HOUSE: November 3rd and 4th from 2-4 p.m.
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