Kelly Turncliff

MacDonald Realty

Cell 604-512-1721

Email: kelly@kellyturncliff.com

I have sold a property at 23237 117 Ave in Maple Ridge.
BEAUTIFUL HOME, GREAT LOCATION, LARGE LOT, MOUNTAIN VIEW! Just doesn't get better, original owner, gorgeous 2 storey home with fully finished basement, 3731 sq.ft. with 6 bedrooms, 4 baths on a 7965 sq.ft. lot, located in a family oriented neighbourhood. Short walk to elementary & high schools! Features mahogany wood floors, high ceilings, newer kitchen with granite, island, wine fridge, W/I pantry, exterior and interior painted, crown mouldings, new fireplace with stone & timber mantle, new light fixtures & brand new S/S appliances, these are just a few of the attractive features of this home. Master with deluxe ensuite & massive W/I closet, 4 bedrooms up! Entertainment size deck, room for an I/G pool, RV parking at back!
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I have sold a property at 3125 5TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Very large beautifully renovated 1/2 duplex in prime Kits location. Great natural light and open floor plan. Main floor has a living room with fireplace, opens up into dining room, kitchen with island, eating area and family room with 2ndfireplace. Second floor has 2 spacious bedrooms and master with ensuite, walk in closet and balcony. Top floor can be 4th bedroom, rec room, office etc. Brand new hardwood floors, carpeting, corian countertops, high end cabinetry, gas cooktop, stainless steel, window coverings-too much to list! Top to Bottom Reno. Crawl space storage, one car heated garage and 2nd parking available. A Must See!
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I have sold a property at 1503 1146 HARWOOD ST in Vancouver.
Beautifully renovated one bedroom view property in solid "Lamplighter" building. Views of the Ocean and City! One of few Freehold properties in the area. Absolutely nothing left to do but move in. Upper floor corner unit, live in caretakerquiet balcony, low maintenance fees.
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I have listed a new property at 3125 5TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Very large beautifully renovated 1/2 duplex in prime Kits location. Great natural light and open floor plan. Main floor has a living room with fireplace, opens up into dining room, kitchen with island, eating area and family room with 2ndfireplace. Second floor has 2 spacious bedrooms and master with ensuite, walk in closet and balcony. Top floor can be 4th bedroom, rec room, office etc. Brand new hardwood floors, carpeting, corian countertops, high end cabinetry, gas cooktop, stainless steel, window coverings-too much to list! Top to Bottom Reno. Crawl space storage, one car heated garage and 2nd parking available. A Must See!
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I have sold a property at 8124 116A ST in Delta.
Fantastic family home in great neighbourhood, close to everything including 5 min walk to both McCloskey Elementary and N. Delta High. LARGE extended eat in kitchen with Corian counters, generous sized dining room with deck and spaciousliving room with gas fireplace. 3 bedrooms on main and updated basement with possible 4th bedroom. Large heated detached workshop and very private yard. Updated inside and out, very well maintained. Nothing to do but move in!
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I have listed a new property at 1503 1146 HARWOOD ST in Vancouver.
Beautifully renovated one bedroom view property in solid "Lamplighter" building. Views of the Ocean and City! One of few Freehold properties in the area. Absolutely nothing left to do but move in. Upper floor corner unit, live in caretakerquiet balcony, low maintenance fees.
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I have listed a new property at 8124 116A ST in Delta.
Fantastic family home in great neighbourhood, close to everything including 5 min walk to both McCloskey Elementary and N. Delta High. LARGE extended eat in kitchen with Corian counters, generous sized dining room with deck and spaciousliving room with gas fireplace. 3 bedrooms on main and updated basement with possible 4th bedroom. Large heated detached workshop and very private yard. Updated inside and out, very well maintained. Nothing to do but move in!
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I have sold a property at 1630 13TH AVE E in Vancouver.
This home was showcased on the popular TV show "Love It or List It". Elegantly renovated home on a tree lined street of character homes, with an attention to detail that is a step above the rest. The main floor boasts an open concept with high ceilings, and gets plenty of light from all directions. This Magnificent home oozes with luxury; complete with a modernistic linear gas fireplace, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a frameless glass shower. The home has a new sprinkler system, new hot water on demand, new electrical, new plumbing, and a new furnace. A pair of French doors opens up onto a huge deck and fenced yard. The home has a legal 2 bedroom secondary suite. Complete with its own laundry and separate entrance.
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I have listed a new property at 1630 13TH AVE E in Vancouver.
Elegantly renovated home on a tree lined street of character homes, with an attention to detail that is a step above the rest. The main floor boasts an open concept with high ceilings, and gets plenty of light from all directions. This Magnificent home oozes with luxury; complete with a modernistic linear gas fireplace, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a frameless glass shower. The home has a new sprinkler system, new hot water on demand, new electrical, new plumbing, and a new furnace. A pair of French doors opens up onto a huge deck, which in turn leads you to a beautifully landscaped backyard. The home has a legal 2 bedroom secondary suite. Complete with its own laundry and separate entrance. Open House Saturday October 19 2-4pm.
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I have listed a new property at 309 2469 CORNWALL AVE in Vancouver.
Location, Location, Location! Right next to Kits Beach, walking distance to shops and restaurants and easy commute to UBC. Great buy for first time home owners or investors! Bright, clean open plan suite in well maintained building. New paint, updated bathroom, large windows, storage locker and low maintenance fee. Rentals allowed! Easy to Show!
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I have listed a new property at 3125 5TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Large and very bright half duplex renovated top to bottom. Main floor offers open concept floor plan-living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances/Quartz countertops/large island, built in eating area and family room with fireplace. Second floor has master bedroom with ensuite , 2 good sized second bedrooms and 2nd full bath and third floor is a rare fourth bedroom with large closet or great office space. All new flooring, window coverings, paint, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. Skylights throughout bring in tons of natural light. Large crawlspace/storage. A private one car heated garage, 2nd option for open parking, a fenced in front yard and great private patio area at the back.
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I have sold a property at 603 428 Beach AVE in Vancouver.
Rarely available floor plan at Kings Landing. False Creek, Park and City views. Beautiful flawless condition!! Unique plan featuring different views from each room. Great price per sq ft.for Kings Landing. Famous Kings Landing finishing with A/C, crown and base mouldings, 9 ft. ceilings, detailed granite edging, full steam shower. True Chefs kitchen and detail,with big Viking range, Sub Zero fridge, wine fridge, 2 dishwashers. Perfect, bright office. Seperate bedroom wing. 2 excellent parking spots & Huge private 14x8 locker room, $38,000 value!! Private Club Soleil, the finest strata facility in the City
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I have listed a new property at 53 6533 121ST ST in Surrey.
A Must See! Beautiful 2 bedroom/1 bath plus den townhome in Stonebriar. Bright and spacious with fantastic outdoor patio and private fenced yard. Perfect for entertaining! Excellent layout. Brand new hot water tank, all new paint from top to bottom in 2011. Tandem garage offers lots of storage, pets are ok with restrictions. Close to everything! Transit, shopping, parks and schools. Easy to show.
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I have listed a new property at 1201 1560 HOMER MEWS in Vancouver.
Experience An Entertainers Dream Come True-The prestigious Erickson on False Creek. This spacious home encompasses a large chef's kitchen, open plan dining and living areas, 20 feet of slide and locking glass that allows you to completely open up your home to the outdoors, and private terrace with expansive water, city and park views. The master suite sanctuary features a luxurious master bath and walk in closet. Also encompassed in the over 2000 square feet is a separate lounge/TV room, 2nd bedroom/Office, laundry room, walk-in pantry and additional bath. Enjoy private elevator access to your suite, 24hr concierge service and your own private 2.5 car garage with plenty of storage space.
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The Zen of Moving: 7 Tips to Keep it Under Control

When you think of moving, the last thing you think of is an easy, calming and masterful process. Most often, the words complicated, stressful and disorganized are much more suitable. Being the daughter of a retired branch banker, I have done my share of packing and moving over the years and, while I am not an expert, I have certainly earned some merit points. Even so, I thought that there must be some things that we can do to make the process a little less stressful and perhaps even a little enjoyable. With this goal in mind, I recently sat down with Soraiya Kara, the owner of POSabilities Personal Organizing and Chair of the Professional Organizers of Canada (BC Lower Mainland Chapter) to get some expert tips.

So, what can you do to foster a little Zen in your moving process?

1. Start early and have a plan

If you know that you are going to be moving in the future, start early and tackle things step by step. Some families find it useful to create a moving plan on Excel that lists the various tasks that need to be done and when they should be done by. Get the entire family involved by assigning tasks to each person. Even young children can help by putting toys into bins and towels into boxes.

2. Relax and get comfortable

Why sit in the den or garage and go through boxes when you can do the same thing in front of your cozy fireplace. Put on some nice music or a favourite movie that you know by heart. Light some candles and pour yourself a glass of wine. Don’t overcomplicate things and start with three boxes: Keep, Recycle and Donate. This is an excellent start.

3. Use the Mirror Test

We often keep things because they were given to us by a special family member years ago and we feel obligated to keep them. When you pick up this item, whether it is a painting or piece of china, look at your reaction in a mirror. Do you smile or screw up your face a little? Give yourself permission to get rid of things. Just because your aunt gave you the china does not mean that you must keep it forever. If you are not in love with the china and do not enjoy using it, you are not remembering her in the right way.

4. Don’t forget the rewards

If you have a large project to get through, give yourself a reward once the project is done. This could be going for a massage or manicure or perhaps playing a round of golf. If your project involves the entire family, like organizing the garage, pick something that the entire family would enjoy. Head out to the theatre for a movie night or order in a special meal that everyone likes.

5. Label and colour code boxes

Keep things simple for your family and the movers by labeling and colour-coding each box. You can find colour-coded labels at most Vancouver self storage facilities or you can make your own. Make sure that you label the boxes on two sides, and not on the top, so that you can easily find your box when needed. In your new home, use painter’s tape to label the various rooms so that the movers know where to place your boxes. If you are planning to place some of your boxes in a self storage facility, stack your boxes in the unit by colour-code. This will help you locate what you need much faster.

6. Create a memory box

We often hold onto things because they evoke special memories and we are afraid that we will lose them if the object is not around. Consider placing some of these items into a special memory box that you can keep and go through when you wish. This could be a fun project for children. If the item is very large, awkward or no longer needed, you could take a photo of it and place it in a special scrapbook. Often, just seeing the photo will be enough to bring back the memories. When helping my mother-in-law move last year, I came across a hunk of shapeless, melted foam on a trophy base. There was a rock stuck to the top of the foam. When I showed her this item, she broke into a big smile. Apparently, the object was a trophy that her boys gave to their dad for Father’s Day 40 years ago. He accidentally left it on the sidewalk and it melted and picked up a rock from the driveway. They had kept it for 40 years because it triggered a special memory. We took a photo of it.

7. Stay somewhere else for a few days

If you are able, stay somewhere else for a couple of days, especially if you have children and pets. This way, you do not have to worry about packing linens, pillows, dishes and other items just before the movers arrive. Arrange for your children to have a sleepover at a friend’s house and put the pets in daycare for a couple of days. Moving is extremely difficult on pets and you will feel more relaxed if you know that your children are enjoying themselves elsewhere.

So, if you are considering a move in the coming year, reflect on these tips and see if any will work for you. With a little planning and some organization, it is possible to remove some of the stress and make the moving experience more pleasant for your entire family.

Tracy McEvoy has been managing commercial real estate for over 25 years and has held senior management positions with several of Canada’s largest real estate companies. Presently, she runs Maple Leaf Self Storage Inc. in Canada and has over 14,000 tenants. Maple Leaf Self Storage has been helping families and businesses for over 30 years. Soraiya Kara has been a professional organizer in Greater Vancouver for over 15 years and has created a special service called “The Stress-Free Move”. She can be reached at Soraiya@posabilitiesorganizing.com

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I have listed a new property at 512 1055 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver.
The Donovan! Everything you could want in a luxury building by Cressy. Concrete construction, Geothermal air conditioning and heating control, hardwood floors, Miele appliances, granite countertops, gas cooktop and beautiful millwork. Fantastic amenities include spa/sauna/steam room, fitness room and yoga studio. Gorgeous rooftop deck and fireplace lounge. Walking distance to everything Yaletown has to offer! 1 parking, 1 storage and remainder of 2-5-10 warranty.
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I have listed a new property at 53 6533 121ST ST in Surrey.
A Must See! Beautiful 2 Bedroom/1 Bath plus Den Townhome in Stonebriar. Bright and spacious with fantastic outdoor patio and private fenced yard. Perfect for entertaining! Excellent layout. Brand new hot water tank, all new paint from topto bottom in 2011. Tandem garage offers lots of storage, pets are ok with restrictions. Close to everything! Transit, shopping, parks and schools. Easy to show.
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