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Month: March 2014

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Will Vancouver Real Estate Be a Pot of Gold for the New Ganjapreneurs?

marijuana-leaf-10020100One the eve of new marijuana laws in Canada, whereby medical users can no longer grow their own weed at home, beginning April 1, 2014,  but will have to buy it from a licensed retailer, we will see a whole new economy pop up in Vancouver, offering opportunities for BC ganjapreneurs. A patient’s doctor will be able to give them a prescription for medical pot, allowing you to fill your prescription similar to prescription drugs and an individual will be allowed up to 150 grams.  Will Vancouver real estate be a pot of gold for the new ganjapreneurs? Read more

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I Can Feel the Change in Vancouver’s Condo Market!

13517115-past-and-future-two-way-street-signIt’s been an amazingly busy and productive four months and I can feel the change in Vancouver’s condo market! In fact I haven’t experienced this good a condo market since 2009. Remember the Wall Street Crash of ’08 when property prices dropped 30%? Followed by the reduction in interest rates and then an increase in Vancouver real estate sales in 2009 and prices regained the entire loss and went higher. Read more

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JUST LISTED! 2802-193 Aquarius Mews, Yaletown, Vancouver, BC

2802  193 Aquarius Mews-small-008-view 2-666x444-72dpiThis two bedroom and den condo listed at 2802-193 Aquarius Mews, Yaletown, Vancouver, BC is a gem because the building is located steps to the seawall and waterfront and the condo has lovely water views with floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the afternoon sun as well. Includes secured parking and a balcony for bbqs.

This sought after neighbourhood has everything at your doorstep and is easy access to Vncouver’s Business District

  • You’ll love the open kitchen with granite countertops and two full bathrooms
  • Marinaside Resort has a 24 hour concierge, lovely indoor pool, jacuzzi and gym
  • Walk to all of yaletown’s restaurants, shops and Downtown or the nearby school

First Showing Mar 22nd 3.30-4.30

Drop by and admire!

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Top Tips for Seniors Selling Their Vancouver Homes and Downsizing

ChrysanthemumLet’s review the process and top tips for seniors selling their Vancouver homes and downsizing. As we grow older many of us sell our family home and downsize to a condo or Senior Housing. You will need to consider your finances, type of accommodation and look down the road to your future needs.

Independent Living:  If you are already living in a house you likely won’t want to buy another one but will opt for a condo or maybe a townhome instead. A one level condo delivers easy living, nothing to worry about when you go travelling. Read more

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Beware of These Vancouver Condo Buyer Pitfalls!

banana-skin-1006555Beware of these Vancouver condo buyer pitfalls! One third of Vancouver Realtors do about 10% of the business. Be selective when you choose to work with a Buyer Agent. How experienced are they? Is this a full time or part time job for them? (I have always been a full time Realtor). Have they successfully survived both a buyers, a sellers and a balanced market? (I have). Have they marketed and sold over 1,000 properties? (I have). Do they pay attention to detail? (I do). Read more

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SOLD IN ONE WEEK! 2001-1330 HARWOOD STREET IN VANCOUVER’S WEST END, BC

2001  1330 Harwood Street-small-014-roof top view 2-666x444-72dpiWater views remain highly desirable to Vancouver real estate buyers. 2001-1330 Harwood Street in Vancouver’s West End sold in one week and had a lot of interest. This is the second water view condo I’ve sold in this building this year. I have qualified buyers looking for water view condos, so please call me if you’re planning a move.

2001 was a n.w. corner with jaw dropping views across English Bay, right out to UBC and West Vancouver, Stanley Park, the mountains and the city lights.  The building boasts a huge roof top deck which is perfect for watching fireworks. In addition, each condo has its own parking and storage locker. Read more

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Average Sale Price Graphs for Vancouver’s Waterfront Condo Neighbourhoods

wf1Let’s take a look at the Average Sale Price Graphs for Vancouver’s Waterfront Condo Neighbourhoods, which include Coal Harbour, False Creek, Kitsilano, Yaletown and the West End. Graphs shown are on a monthly basis, as of Feb 28, 2014.

As well, we’ll view Vancouver’s non waterfront neighbouroods. I’ve also included townhomes in the graphs. Read more

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Will East Vancouver Condo & Townhome Prices Catch up with Houses?

stock-photo-13971096-depositWill East Vancouver Condo & townhouse Prices Catch up with Houses?  In January 2011 the average sale price of an East Van house was $786,000, townhomes were $496,000 and condos sat at $368,000. Today houses have increased to $1,007,000, townhomes are $607,000   and condos sit at $363,000. Due to the expensive house prices buyers are looking at alternatives – townhomes or perhaps another area where houses are less expensive – New West? View the graph. Read more

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Vancouver Real Estate Prices In February Allright Allright Allright!

imagesCACS38HEVancouver real estate prices in February allright allright allright! West side houses are up 9.7% over the last year, condos are up 8.5% and townhomes lost 2.6%. View the Vancouver property three-year graph. Houses and condos are at an all time high.

Vancouver Home sales Trend Up From December

All real estate categories are on an uptrend and are considerably higher than a year ago, on par with Feb’12 and still lower than Feb’11.

Sales to active ratio for Vancouver real estate sales is at 22%, equal to Dec’11 from which point it hit the skids and is now recovering. Average days on the market are equal to a year ago – for houses 49, townhomes 44 and 48 for condos. Read more

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Greater Vancouver Average Sale Price Hits a New High in February 2014

V1037339_G01_94Up and up she goes, where she stops nobody knows! Greater Vancouver average sale price hits a new high in February 2014 settling at $850,453 and topping $833,205 in May 2011.  The sales to active ratio increased to 19%. The dollar volume hit $2,159,816,444, up from a low in December 2012.

How are Greater Vancouver Real Estate Sales Compared to a Year Ago?

Greater Vancouver property sales in February reached 2,541 which is equal to Mar/Apr last year but down from the peak of May’05 at 4,465 units. Remember those good old days?  Average days on the market sat at 21, down from 43 in January and lower than Feb’12 which was 26. Read more

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Why is Maggie Chandler The Vancouver Condo Queen?

2001  1330 Harwood Street-small-014-roof top view 2-666x444-72dpiWhy is Maggie Chandler The Vancouver Condo Queen?

Being a successful Vancouver Realtor requires a diverse skill-set including empathy, compassion, excellent inter-personal skills, organization, hustle, humour, marketing savvy and a lot of patience. Many of these skills I had when I started the business and others I’ve learnt along the way. As a full time professional Vancouver Realtor my clients know exactly where the buck stops – me!   Always accessible, I am dedicated to all aspects of the transaction process. Read more

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