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SOLD Above List in One Week – 401-2655 Cranberry in Kitsilano

Congrats to my Sellers! We had multiple offers and this immaculate one bedroom and den in Arbutus Walk’s most desirable building. It sold in one week and above list price. The New Yorker is a very well maintained concrete building.

Are you looking for a Kits condo?

Currently there are 30 Kits condo listings. 6 listings under $500,000. 21 listings between $500,000 and $1M and 3 listed over $1M. Eleven of the listings are at  3506 W. 4th where the owners are trying to sell to a developer/investor.  So that leaves 18 listings….rock bottom inventory. Only six listings are north of West 4th avenue. Only one condo listed in desirable Arbutus Walk.

Least expensive is $419,000 for a one bedroom at 3680 W. 7th.

Most expensive is a second floor suite at the Vue, 2386 Cornwall, listed at $3.388.000 for 1730sf. This luxury concrete building is 11 years old.

There have been seven Kits condo sales so far this month.

Looking for a Kitsilano townhome? Currently there are seven listings starting at $628,000 for a one bedroom. Three sales so far this month.

There are 10 half duplexes currently listed, from $1.388.000 for 1388 sf. Most expensive is $2.890.000 for 2249sf. None sold so far this month.

View the graphs for Kits condos and townhomes over the last three years

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Put my decades of local Kitsilano knowledge to work for you! Call Maggie 604-328-0077

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Just Listed! 401-2655 Cranberry Drive in Kitsilano’s Arbutus Walk

Just Listed! 401-2655 Cranberry Drive in Kitsilano’s Arbutus Walk.

The New Yorker is arguably Arbutus Walk’s most prestigious concrete condo building. No rental restriction and pets permitted (2 cats of 1 dog under 40 lbs). Building has a meeting room.

The south side of the building overlooks a green space.

This south facing well laid out one bedroom and den is 786sf, boasting new wide plank bamboo floors, a large den, a large walk in closed and a solarium. This condo is in top condition with high end stainless steel appliances and a spacious open floorplan, plus 9ft ceilings and a gas fireplace. It has it all!

Incredibly walkability, a short walk to Kits Beach and pool, the museums, fitness facilities, restaurants, coffee shops , grocery stores,  London Drugs and public transportation. Coming soon is the Arbutus Skytrain Station. Catch the bus to UBC.

Call for a viewing or drop by my Open House on Saturday March 4th 1-3pm.

786sf listed at $699,000

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Why I Came Back to Vancouver’s Kitsilano

rvyc waterviewThis article is about stories my clients have told me regarding leaving and returning to Vancouver’s Kitsilano.

We lived in kits for nearly three decades and just loved it but when we retired we decided to sell our Kitsilano house and move to Vancouver Island. After a year of living on the island we got lonesome for Kits and found ourselves taking the ferry back to Vancouver more often than we had thought we would. We stayed a reasonably priced Downtown Vancouver Hotel but after a year we decided this was not a good way to be spending our money, so we decided to buy a Kits condo and use it as our pied-a-terre. That was a year ago and we are delighted with our decision. We now live in our former neighbourhood and visit our favourite coffee shops and restaurants, whilst watching the Kits condo prices climb!

Kitsilano is west of Burrard Street, north of West 16th Avenue and east of Alma Street. It remains a quiet and low density neighbourhood, boasting an 89 Walkscore, excellent public transportation which we use when going Downtown or to other Vancouver neighbourhoods to visit friends. Sometimes we use the car share program. If you are a cyclist there are also many bike share places and bike lanes. You can hop a ride on the little ferry and buzz around False Creek.

Kits has some of the best water views in Vancouver, you can see the North Shore mountains all the way to Bowen Island and the city and English Bay beach. We never get tired of looking at it.

If you like beaches Kits Beach has been voted one of the top beaches in the world! It is so relaxing to walk along the beach, sit and read a book, take your dog for a walk or partake in various beach and water sports including kayaks, paddle boards and boating. There is also basketball and volleyball.

Our neighbourhood has over 350 restaurants including many fine world class dining, including Italian, French, Greek, Mexican, Japanese, Malaysian, Indian, Thai, Chinese, farm to table and vegetarian/vegan. We boast a wide selection of grocery stores including Whole Foods and Choices. Jacksons Meat store is a tradition. High end bakeries such as Beaucoup Bakery. Don’t forget to attend the Kits Farmers Market. Don’t forget Thomas Haas Chocolate. Then there’s the very cool Blue Martini Jazz Cafe which has live music. There’s no shortage of coffee shops.

Looking for a place to hang out after work and have a cocktail? Kits has many fine pubs, some with patios. The Billy Bishop on Kits Point has been around forever. Yew and York also have a good selection of eateries, including Starbucks. Grab a coffee and go sit on a bench on Kits Beach.

Then there’s the shopping which includes many fine quality boutique stores such as Gravity Pope and JNBY whose clothes is natural fabric. Looking for funky shoes? Drop by Miss Mooz.  You can buy albums at Zulu which has been part of the Kitsilano neighbourhood since the hippie days. Kids Books on West Broadway is one of the best children’s book stores in Vancouver. Kits has many beautiful flower shops.

Looking to get pampered? Try one of Kits’ many spas. A long time tradition is the annual Honda Celebration of Light which puts on an amazing fireworks display at the end of July. Enjoy movies? Fifth Avenue Cinema now has a bar and features the latest movies. For Shakespeare fans there’s Bard on the Beach under the tent in Vanier Park every summer, featuring wonderful plays.

Another of our favourite activities is to visit all the Kits Parks – Vanier, which is on the waterfront and a lovely walk down Kits Beach to Granville Island. Then there’s Hadden Park, Connaught Park, McBride Park, Almond Park, Tatlow Park on Point Grey Road and Jean Beaty. You’ll see many people flying kites in Vanier Park.

Kits streets are named after trees – cypress, maple, laburnum, walnut, arbutus, yew, balsam. Some street names connect to English history – Trafalgar, Blenheim, Waterloo

Outdoor sports are very popular in Kits – swimming in Kits Pool in the summer, or in the ocean itself and enjoy its many beaches or a walk along the waterfront. The neighbourhood also has many gyms and yoga studios, and a wide variety of sports store equipment and clothing. Don’t forget the good selection of tennis courts of which the most popular is right at Kits Beach. Or you can join Jericho Tennis Club which is situated on the waterfront next to Royal Vancouver Yacht Club – should you wish to have the boating experience. Both clubs are over a century old.

Kits has a great history, dating back to the early 1800s. It was originally settled by the Squamish Nation whose Chief was named Khatsahlano. It was a wild rain forest, which was perfect for a lumber industry.

The oldest building in Vancouver is the Hastings Mill Store at Alma and Point Grey Road. It was opened as a museum in this location in 1931 when it was moved from Gastown and boasts many artifacts from ye olde Vancouver in the 1800s. Are you a museum lover? Visit Vancouver Maritime Musuem, HR MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Archives.

If you work Downtown or at UBC, it’s a quick commute.

Regarding your options for real estate, Kits has it all! Houses, townhomes, half duplexes and an assortment of condos of which some were built as far back as the 1970s.

Contact Maggie Chandler and put my hyper-local Kitsilano knowledge to work for you!

 

 

 

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SOLD IN ONE WEEK! 118-3250 W. Broadway, Kitsilano, Vancouver

SOLD IN ONE WEEK! 118-3250 W. Broadway, Kitsilano, Vancouver. Kitsilano condos near the 99 Express that goes to UBC remains highly popular with University attendees. There was a lot of demand for this condo, If you are thinking of selling your Kitsilano condo, call me for a Free Market Evaluation – I have qualified buyers!

Kitsilano Condo Live Graphs

Average price graph for resale Kits condos

Sales to active ratio

Vancouver Neighbourhood Specialist Maggie Chandler

  • I a full-time Real Estate Advisor who always goes the extra mile for you!  Do you wish to receive excellent service on your time frame, backed by decades of hyper-local knowledge and expertise in Vancouver’s  neighbourhoods?
  • How can you benefit from my knowledge of Vancouver penthouses, waterfront condos, townhomes, heritage condos, lofts, investment properties  and luxury real estate ?  I have marketed and sold over 1,000 properties
  • How can I help you find the right home or investment property?
  • Author Maggie Chandler 1648 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1R3

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  • Second Home Real Estate Specialist (SHRES)
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  • Buying or Selling Tenant Occupied Properties (STOP)
  • Sellers Downsizing and Trading Up
  • New Home Buyers
  • First Time buyers
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How Is Kitsilano’s Real Estate Market?

How Is Kitsilano’s Real Estate Market? Here’s the live average price graph over the last three years for houses, townhomes and condos.

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Kitsilano Property Sales

Kitsilano Sales to Active Ratio

My Areas of Expertise Can Help You!

  • Second Home Real Estate Specialist (SHRES)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist SRES®
  • Buying or Selling Tenant Occupied Properties (STOP)
  • Sellers Downsizing and Trading Up
  • New Home Buyers
  • First Time buyers
  • Visit my website for more info on Vancouver’s waterfront condo neighbourhoods

 Vancouver Neighbourood Specialist Maggie Chandler

  • As a full-time Real Estate Advisor  you will receive excellent service on your time frame, backed by decades of hyper-local knowledge and expertise in Vancouver’s  neighbourhoods –  always going the extra mile for you
  • Benefit from my knowledge of Vancouver penthouses, waterfront condos, townhomes, heritage condos, lofts and luxury real estate and have marketed and sold over 1,000 properties
  • How can I help you find the right home or investment property?
  • Author Maggie Chandler 1648 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1R3

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Drop By for a Sneak Peak at 201-1450 Laburnum on Kits Point

wf2Drop By for a Sneak Peak at 201-1450 Laburnum on Kits Point. Just Listed!

Be the first to view this one bedroom condo in Kitsilano’s most sought after location – KKKKKKKKits Point ! Buyers wait years to find a Kits Point condo. Rental friendly building and one pet welcomed. Maintenance fee includes hot water heat, parking and locker. Truly a rare find. Featuring a large balcony overlooking huge magnolias. Building has been well maintained.

You’ll love being steps to Kits Beach, the pool, tennis courts, seawall and Kits coolest bars and restaurants, gyms, yoga workouts and miles of waterfront seawall for joggers. Read more

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How is Vancouver’s Kitsilano Real Estate Market?

How is Vancouver’s Kitsilano Real Estate Market? Here’s the average sale price for houses, townhomes and condos since the beginning of 2009.

Sales to active ratio sits at a healthy 33%,  up from 11% in 2013. Sellers moved an average of less than 2% off list price. Average days on market is only 20 for houses and condos but 46 for townhomes. Listings have been trending downwards over the last 3 years – we’ll see what 2015 has in store! Overall, a healthy market.

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How is Vancouver’s Kitsilano Real Estate Market?

wf2How is Vancouver’s Kitsilano Real Estate Market?

The median price graph shows that over the last year Kitsilano townhomes rock with an increase of 15%. Kits condos have increased 6% and houses have only gone up 5%. In fact Kitsilano home prices are equal to the Fall of 2010. Have they final run out of energy? Are Kits  buyers now opting for townhomes because they are a more affordable option, allowing them to still live in this wonderful Vancouver waterfront neighbourhood?

How is Kitsilano’s Sales to Active Ratio?

Kitsilano condos are performing the best in this category, with a sale to active ratio of 22%, same as houses. Townhomes are only at 9%. Read more

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Looking for a Kitsilano Condo Fixer Upper a Block to Kits Beach?

V255720_101_12Looking for a Kitsilano Condo Fixer Upper a Block to Kits Beach? Then you’ve found it! Back in the 1980s the developers built smaller condo buildings, they were often in the style of ye olde kits! This building is a good example of that. All large suites with large outdoor areas.

Such an amazing location, with easy access to shopping, transportation , the beach , parks and Downtown.

Renovated condos would sell mid $800,00s to -$900,000. 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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Price Slashed Again! 107-2226 W. 12th Avenue in Vancouver’s Kitsilano

V1060752_101_12Price Slashed Again! 107-2226 W. 12th Avenue in Vancouver’s Kitsilano. Seller wants this sold! Large studio with a built in Murphy Bed, south facing private patio, 2 parking stalls and storage locker. This condo is in perfect condition. Presently rented.

Buy this as an investment, pied-a-terre or move in yourself

Now $310,000

Call for a private viewing and take advantage of this great price!

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Price Slashed! 107-2226 W. 12th Ave, Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC

V1060752_101_12Motivated seller has reduced the list price again! This smart condo in Desio was originally listed at $368,000, was reduced to $338,000 a week ago and is now listed at $328,000. Assessed value is $325,000!

Arbutus Walk is a highly desirable Vancouver Kitsilano neighbourhood. This spacious condo comes with wood floors, a murphy bed and TWO parking stalls plus a storage locker. Pets and rentals welcomed!

A perfect first time buyers condo, or assume the tenant if you’re an investor or use it as a pied a tierre. Read more

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Price Slashed! 107-2226 W. 12th in Vancouver’s Kitsilano

wf2Price Slashed! 107-2226 W. 12th in Vancouver’s Kitsilano. Was $368,000 and is now listed at $338,000. Live in Vancouver’s Kitsilano’s highly desirable Arbutus Walk, boasting a 95 Walkscore. Everything is at your doorstep – Connaught Park, transportation (hopefully the West Broadway corridor skytrain extension will be part of this neighbourhood), Kitsilano Beach, restaurants, gyms, yoga, supermarkets, etc.

What Makes This Kitsilano Condo Special?

It is a very spacious studio with a private south facing patio and two parking stalls. The condo is in top condition.

Perfect pied-a-terre, first time buyer or investment suite in this newer well taken care of Kitsilano condo building

Open House June 7th

Drop by and admire! 1.30-3pm or call for a private showing

My Area of Expertise:

  • Second Home Property buyers or sellers
  • Tenant Occupied Property buyers or sellers
  • Downsizing or trade up sellers
  • Seniors
  • New Home Buyers
  • First time buyers

 Why Hire Maggie Chandler as your Vancouver Realtor?

  • I am a full-time Professional and offer a high calibre service
  • You can count on my decades of hyper-local knowledge and expertise
  • I’ve marketed and sold over 1,000 properties in Vancouver
  • I understand the real estate in Vancouver’s waterfront neighbourhoods, its history and its evolution
  • I know Vancouver Penthouses, waterfront condos, townhomes, heritage condos, lofts and luxury real estate
  • Contact me to learn more about Vancouver’s waterfront neighbourhoods
  • Let me help you find the right home or investment property!
  • Author Maggie Chandler 1648 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J

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How Is Vancouver’s Kitsilano Real Estate Market?

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How is Vancouver’s Kitsilano real estate market? Compared to a year ago, the average sale price of a Kits house is a whopping $2.575.000, condos are $467,000 and townhomes are $746,000. Only the latter is lower than a year ago. Average days on the market is only 18 and sales to active ratio is a healthy 24%.

Kitsilano Listings in all categories are lower than a year ago. Total dollar volume bottomed in December and has been climbing since.

What is the Percentage of Original Price?

Sellers only moved 1% off list price for houses, 2% for condos and 6% for townhomes.

What was the Average Sales Price for Kits Properties in 2005?

Kits houses sold for $690,000, townhomes sold for $ 430,000 and condos sold for $290,000. Houses sure seem out of whack.

What’s Selling Best in Kits Condos?

Kits condo sales for the first quarter of 2014 are equal to a year ago. Which is the best selling price range for the first quarter?

  • under $300,000 -13
  • $3000,000-$400,000 -44
  • $400,00-$500,000 -30
  • $500,000-$600,000 -25
  • $600,000 -$700,000 -10
  • over $700,000 – 8
  • Most expensive  – $969,00 in Killarney Manor at 2890 Pt Grey Road
  • Lease expensive – $225,00 for a one bedroom in a 43-year-old building
  • 71 of the 129 sales were one bedrooms

My Area of Expertise:

  • Second Home Property buyers or sellers
  • Tenant Occupied Property buyers or sellers
  • Downsizing or trade up sellers
  • New Home Buyers
  • First time buyers

 Why Hire Maggie Chandler as your Vancouver Realtor?

  • I am a full-time Professional and offer a high calibre service
  • You can count on my decades of hyper-local knowledge and experience
  • I’ve marketed and sold over 1,000 properties in Vancouver
  • I understand the real estate in Vancouver’s waterfront neighbourhoods, its history and its evolution
  • I know Vancouver Penthouses, waterfront condos, townhomes, heritage condos, lofts and luxury real estate
  • Call me for a market analysis!
  • Let me help you find  the right home or investment property!
  • Contact me to learn more about Vancouver’s waterfront neighbourhoods
  • Author Maggie Chandler 1648 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J

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Live the Kitsilano Lifestyle at 107-2226 W. 12th Avenue in Vancouver, BC

wf2Just Listed! Live the Kitsilano lifestyle at 107-2226 W. 12th avenue in Vancouver, BC!  This smart and spacious studio is situated in Kitsilano’s Arbutus Walk and is steps to Connaught Park, the shops, pubs, restaurants and transportation on West Broadway. A ten minute walk and you’re at Kits Beach, voted one of the sexiest beaches in the world.  It has an abundance of gym and yoga venues.

This luxury Vancouver waterfront neighbourhood has evolved from Hippieville in the 60s/70s to a sought after place to live, offering a quick commute to Downtown. As well , it’s home to the Maritime Museum, Vancouver Music School, Vancouver archives and many public parks. Read more

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SOLD! In One Week – 103-2799 Yew Street, Kitsilano, Vancouver

V1039098_101_12The O’Keefe’s Tapestry is a unique Seniors Living Complex in Vancouver’s Kitsilano. Situated at 2799 Yew,  in peaceful and convenient Arbutus Walk, it is steeped in history.

What is the History of O’Keefe’s Tapestry in Vancouver’s Kitsilano?

Back in 1909  Kitsilano was a wooded outpost on the far outskirts of Vancouver, bordered by a creek and a duck-filled marsh which was filled in and became Connaught Park. The tower at the O’Keefe was built to straddle a CPR spur, whose trains arrived laden with hops and malt and departed full of beer which was also delivered by horse and carriage to homes. You could buy about a dozen quarts for $2. Read more

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