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Month: December 2013

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JUST LISTED! 711-2788 Prince Edward in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant

V1039311_501_14It doesn’t get any hipper than this cool Vancouver neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant.  Built by Concord Pacific and only a year old, Uptown is a desirable one bedroom condo which is perfect for first time buyers or investors (currently rented) in a desirable concrete builing, in a desirable neighbourhood. Just listed! 711-2788 Prince Edward 

What Makes this Mount Pleasant Condo Special?

Situated on the 7th floor with a fabulous view of the mountains and city, looking north and east. As well, Uptown is steps to Broadway transportation, a short walk or cycle to the waterfront at Olympic Village and don’t forget all those wonderful neighbourhood restaurants on Main Street! Read more

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JUST LISTED! 103-2799 Yew in O’Keefe’s Tapestry, Kitsilano

V1039098_101_12Tapestry at the O’Keefe is a one of a kind senior living in Vancouver’s Kitsilano. Situated in Arbutus Walk, the terain is flat and only a couple of blocks to the shops on West Broadway or the bus. Live in your own condo whilst enjoying all the services of a five star hotel. The O’Keefe has a lot of history to it, having once been the Carling O’Keefe Brewery. Just Listed 103-2799 Yew.

What Services Are Included at Tapestry at the O’Keefe?

Everything you can think of! The facility has a dining room, library, lounge, gym, mini golf, bbq and large outdoor patio, haridresser and spa. Additional services include many organized activities outside of Tapestry which has its own vehicles. Read more

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SOLD in One Week! 701-1833 Crowe

V1037339_G01_94Vancouver’s real estate market looked slower in November but December has seen a reverse in the trend, from both buyers and sellers. 701-1833 Crowe sold in one week! Congrats to my seller and thank you to the buyers. Feeling great at Maggie Chandler Vancouver Real Estate!

Do Open Houses Sell Vancouver Properties?

I certainly think its advantageous for sellers when their Vancouver Realtor holds open houses the first two weekends after the property is listed, as well as a Agents Open House, so that the sellers can benefit from maximum exposure.  There are always qualified buyers out there who are waiting to pounce on the next new listing that meets their criteria. When there are many buyers at the open house it creates a desire for the Vancouver home. Read more

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What You Didn’t Know about the History of Vancouver’s False Creek

wf4Today we know False Creek as a body of water with Yaletown on its north side, Science World to the east and the Olympic Village and Granville Island to the west. But what was it like prior to modern man? Captain Vancouver named our city and in 1865 Captain Stamp built Vancouver’s first sawmill (Stamps Landing) and began falling those enormous Douglas Firs. The forests then became an industrial area. Read on to find out what you didn’t know about the history of Vancouver’s False Creek.

In 1879 a bridge was built over False Creek (what we know as Main Street) to connect the city to the farm district of Richmond and False Creek got its first industrial building – a slaughterhouse! A tidal marsh stretched as far east as Clark Drive. In 1910 the City gave the eastern part of the Creek to Canadian National Pacific Railway with an agreement that CPR would fill it in and extend the railway from Port Moody, along with a hotel – the Hotel Vancouver was born. Read more

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Who Gave UBC Faculty of Medicine Its Largest Bequest in History?

1787356-black-and-white-tudor-house-isolatedJudith Jardine! No doubt you haven’t heard of her either but she gave UBC Faculty of Medicine its largest bequest in history, which will impact all British Colombians through the training of future doctors and advancement of life-saving research and provide relief from education costs and facilitate the exploration of new ideas and could provide the seed funds necessary to gather preliminary data.

Ms Jardine was a triple alumnus of UBC. Read more

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JUST LISTED! Live in Vancouver’s West End for Under $300,000 at 1002-1720 Barclay

V1038645_101_12JUST LISTED! Stunning renovation and winner of the Ovation Awards Best Kitchen Reno. This spacious s.e. corner one bedroom offers lots of light and wonderful views overlooking the city and partial water views. You’ll love the large balcony, or dip in the outdoor pool in the summer and laze around the sundeck.

Rent This West End Condo!

Currently rented $1350 and no rental restriction. This condo comes with secured parking and a storage locker. Read more

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East Vancouver’s Average Sale Price for Houses Hits a Record $998,000

13517115-past-and-future-two-way-street-sign2013 has been a stellar year for East Vancouver house prices, they keep churning upwards, from $723,000 in Jan’10, East Vancouver’s average sale price for houses hits a record $998,000. View the graph

East Vancouver Property Sales Rise From A year Ago

East Vancouver condo sales are up a whopping 74% from a year ago, whilst house sales rose 30% and townhomes were flat. Average days on the market was only 30. Sales to active ratio continued an upward trend to 25%.

Houses with less than 900sf saw the largest increase – smaller more affordable homes.

East Vancouver Listings Continue Downward Trend

Total listings drop from 1531 in May to 1146 in November, resulting in a more favourable market for sellers who moved less than 2% off list price.

Where is the next best deal for home buyers? New West?  Share your thoughts!

Why Hire Maggie Chandler as your Vancouver Waterfront Realtor?

  • I am a full time Professional
  • You can count on my decades of hyper-local knowledge and experience
  • I understand the real estate in Vancouver’s waterfront neighbourhoods, its history and its evolution
  • I help you get exactly what you want! Call Maggie today! 604-328-0077

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Vancouver’s West Side Houses Continue to Outperform Townhomes and Condos

V953359_201_73Vancouver’s west side houses continue to outperform townhomes and condos in Nov’13, as the average sale price for houses ticked up to $2,543,119 which is down from the peak in Feb’13 of $2,877,809.  Townhouses dipped a bit to $824,711 and remain balanced. Condos remain flat at $606,421. View the 3 year graph

Vancouver Property Sales Trend Down in November

Sales trended down in November, which is what usually happens as we approach year-end, clocking in at 489 vs 358 a year ago.  However, during November I have been contacted by many new buyer and seller clients who are positing themselves to transact in the new year. Read more

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Sales Decline in November 2013

stock-photo-19150373-thumbs-upGreater Vancouver real estate sales decline in November, clocking in at 12.8% lower than October and were 1.2% below the 10 year average but 37.7% higher than a year ago.

Greater Vancouver Property Listings Drop in November

The total number of properties currently listed are 10.9% below a year ago and 8.3% less than October. The sales to active listings ratio sits at 16.6%. Average days on the market increased from 32 in October to 40 in November. Read more


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