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Month: August 2014

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What you Should Know About BC’s New Strata Rules

imagesWhat you Should Know About BC’s New Strata Rules. BC’s Government has brought about a number of changes to strata properties since 2013. Here is an overview, courtesy of Mike Mangan, BA, LLB

1. Strata Records

New rules regarding strata parking stalls, storage lockers and depreciation reports. Stratas must now keep a current list of each parking stall or storage locker number, as may be the case, allocated to an owner. The Form B must state the particulars regarding parking and lockers for the strata lot.

A strata corporation must permanently keep any depreciation report obtained under the Strata Property Act. As well, any report regarding the repair or maintenance of a major item int he strata corporation, including an engineer’s report, a risk management report, or any report involving information that must be contained in a depreciation report. Read more

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Looking for a Three Bedroom Sub-Penthouse Condo in Vancouver’s Downtown?

V684246_601_22Looking for a Three Bedroom Sub-Penthouse in Vancouver’s Downtown? You’ve found it!

JUST LISTED! 2803-1189 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC. is priced for a fast sale at $749,000. This s.e. corner condo has city and water views, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances and is in move-in condition.

The Genesis boasts a Michelangelo lobby and has all the amenities you could wish for, including an indoor pool and rooftop garden.

Includes two parking stalls, lots of visitor parking and a storage locker.

Call to view this sharply priced  sub-penthouse! Read more

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Looking for a Large Two Bedroom Condo with an Indoor Pool in Vancouver’s West End?

V1079338_301_19Looking for a Large Two Bedroom Condo with an Indoor Pool in Vancouver’s West End? You found it!

JUST LISTED! 802-717 Jervis Street, Vancouver, BC.

You’ll love this bright n.e. corner two bedroom – which are separated , offering privacy – with floor to ceiling windows and parquet floors. Eating area off the kitchen, plus a dining room and enclosed balcony for use the year round. Large laundry room and lots of closet space.

Emerald West boasts an Romanesque indoor pool, jacuzzi, gym, visitor parking and storage lockers. Updated hallways and lobby and just repiped. Read more

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Looking for a 2 Bedroom Condo with Water Views and Huge Sundecks in Vancouver’s West End?

501  1406 Harwood St Vancouver-small-016-side deck-666x444-72dpiLooking for a 2 Bedroom Condo with Water Views and Huge Sundecks in Vancouver’s West End? You found it! JUST LISTED 501-1406 Harwood, Vancouver, BC

First time offered ! Bring your decorating ideas and make this n.e.corner two bedroom with 455sf of decks your own! Features Windows on three sides.

Julia Court is an award winning architectural design lowrise concrete building with spacious open hallways, steps to Beach Avenue and has a walkscore of 90. Shops, transportation, Sunset Beach and Stanley Park are all at your doorstep.

First Open House Saturday, August 23rd 1.30-3pm. Drop by and take a peak! Read more

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Which Price Range is Performing Best in East Vancouver Real Estate?

7651615-question-markWhich Price Range is Performing Best in East Vancouver Real Estate?

Can I Buy an East Vancouver Resale House Under $625,000?

Slim pickings! Median price peaked in February at $620,00 and in July sits at $576,000

Houses from $630,000 to $840,000 are up 3% over the last year

Houses between $840,000 and $1M are 0.3% lower than a year ago

Prices of homes over $1M are equal to a year ago

Overall East Vancouver detached prices peaked at $980,000 and have slipped to $965,000 and remain higher than a year ago. Read more

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Want to Know the Best Performing Type of Vancouver West Side Real Estate?

V1066225_101_94Lets drill down on specific Vancouver west side graphs, rather than a generalized graph that covers all sizes and price ranges.

Which Vancouver West Side Resale Condo Type Has the Best Value

condos under 700sf which have sold for less than $448,000 over the last year

condos from 700 to 1,000sf which have sold between $450,000 to $700,000  over the last year

condos over 1,500sf which have sold over $1,490,000 over the last year Read more

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Why I Provide Hyper-Local Vancouver Real Estate Graphs

imagesCACS38HEMost graphs that Vancouver (west side) real estate buyers and sellers receive will be benchmark or average sale price for Vancouver in general, but I provide hyper-local Vancouver real estate graphs which outline specific neighbourhoods, specific price ranges, new or resale property, the number of bedrooms and the specific square footage.

Result? hyper-local info for your particular Vancouver property, so that when you are buying or selling a Vancouver home, an investment property or second home  you know exactly how the market is performing for your particular criteria – rather than a generalised statistic. Read more

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Looking for a Spacious 2 Bedroom Condo in Vancouver’s West End?

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Looking for a Spacious 2 Bedroom Condo in Vancouver’s West End? You’ve found it! JUST LISTED! 802-717 Jervis Street! This 1200 sf  condo in an excellent  upgraded concrete building features separated bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, laundry room and lots of closet space, a solarium, floor to ceiling windows to let the light in and enjoy a peek-a-boo water view.

Looking for an Indoor Pool?

You’ve found it. Enjoy the jacuzzi, sauna and gym as well! Underground parking and storage locker included. Rentals welcomed. Read more

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Listings, Sales and Median Price Hit the Beach in July!

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Listings, Sales and Median Prices Hit the Beach in July, which means the market is following the usual summer slowdown!  However, sales remained 3.8% above the 10-year sales average for July and was the fourth consecutive month that the Greater Vancouver property market exceeded 3,000 sales.

Is the Greater Vancouver  Median Sale Price Lower than a Year Ago?

No! Median sale price for houses sits at $899,000 which is 7.9% higher than a year ago. Read more

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How will BC Real Estate Sales and Prices Perform in 2015?

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2014 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update.

“Stronger than expected consumer demand in the third quarter triggered an upward revision in the housing forecast,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist.

“Rising consumer demand is now broad-based across the province, with some of the largest year-over-year gains occurring in the Okanagan and the Kootenay regions.”

What is the Forecast for BC Real Estate Sales?

BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales are forecast to increase 9.8 per cent to 80,100 units this year and another 4% in 2015. BCREA has increased their forecast.

The 15-year average is 80,400 unit sales and a record 106,300 MLS® residential sales were recorded in 2005.

What is the Forecast for BC Property Prices?

The average MLS® residential price for the province is forecast to increase 5.6 per cent to a record $567,300 this year and a further 1.4 per cent to $575,400 in 2015. New housing is expanding rapidly and will keep a lid on home prices for the next two years.

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777 Things to do in Vancouver, BC – Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola

photo777 Things to do in Vancouver, BC – Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola – this is an amazing venue that opened in May 2014.  There are lots of  free parking at Shannon Falls, which is also a great place to stop for a picnic and the ride up the mountain is so incredibly beautiful – just amazing scenery of the mountains and water.

When at the top there’s lots of hiking trails, a restaurant and bar and a lovely outdoor patio to chill on.

I understand it was a $25M enterprise and the gondola was bought from Switzerland…where else! It’s a quick ride up the sea to sky highway, just before Squamish. I think this will definitely put Squamish on the tourist map as a major Vancouver attraction. Read more

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Seize The Deal! Kitsilano’s Best Condo Buy! Price Slashed Again!

V1060752_101_12Seize The Deal! Kitsilano’s Best Condo Buy! Price Slashed Again!

Imagine living in Kitsilano’s Arbutus Walk at 107-2226 W. 12th for only $299,900! Also makes a great real estate investment (already rented for $1,000 pr month), or a great pied-a-terre.

Only 4 condos in Vancouve’s Kitsilano priced cheaper than Deseo!

Deseo is a sound 10-year-old building and the condo faces south with a private green patio and boasts 2 parking stalls and a storage locker. Murphy bed included with this 527sf spacious studio that comes with engineered hardwood floors.

Seize the moment before the new price hits the MLS! Private showings available this weekend! Read more

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