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We have just  sold a home at 112 1424 WALNUT ST in Vancouver.
Simply stunning 2 bedroom/2 bathroom corner suite in Kits Point with huge private patio 2 blocks from the beach!! This suite has been completely renovated top to bottom with modern flair and stylish finishing throughout. Highlights incl. Open kitchen with tons of storage, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, solid wood cabinetry, rich louvre-styled engineered hardwood floors, gorgeous tile, spa-like bathrooms with more built in storage and in-suite laundry.; This truly ia an atmosphere you will appreciated and love to come home to everyday!! Parking & Locker included. Solid Building with a pro-active Strata. Rentals are allowed with restrictions and pets are welcome! 2 dogs or 2 cats. Open House: Sat & Sun, March 17th & 18th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
If you would like to know what this home sold for, please feel free to contact us directly.
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Please visit our Open House at 112 1424 WALNUT ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Simply stunning 2 bedroom/2 bathroom corner suite in Kits Point with huge private patio 2 blocks from the beach!! This suite has been completely renovated top to bottom with modern flair and stylish finishing throughout. Highlights incl. Open kitchen with tons of storage, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, solid wood cabinetry, rich louvre-styled engineered hardwood floors, gorgeous tile, spa-like bathroom with more built in storage and in-suite laundry.; This truly ia an atmosphere you will appreciated and love come home to everyday!! Parking & Locker included. Rentals are allowed with restrictions and pets are welcome! 2 dogs or 2 cats. Open House: Sat & Sun, March 17th & 18th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
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We have just  listed a new home at 112 1424 WALNUT ST in Vancouver.
Simply stunning 2 bedroom/2 bathroom corner suite in Kits Point with huge private patio 2 blocks from the beach!! This suite has been completely renovated top to bottom with modern flair and stylish finishing throughout. Highlights incl. Open kitchen with tons of storage, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, solid wood cabinetry, rich louvre-styled engineered hardwood floors, gorgeous tile, spa-like bathroom with more built in storage and in-suite laundry.; This truly ia an atmosphere you will appreciated and love come home to everyday!! Parking & Locker included. Rentals are allowed with restrictions and pets are welcome! 2 dogs or 2 cats. Open House: Sat & Sun, March 17th & 18th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us!
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Please visit our Open House at 112 1424 WALNUT ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, March 17, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Simply stunning 2 bedroom/2 bathroom corner suite in Kits Point with huge private patio 2 blocks from the beach!! This suite has been completely renovated top to bottom with modern flair and stylish finishing throughout. Highlights incl. Open kitchen with tons of storage, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, solid wood cabinetry, rich louvre-styled engineered hardwood floors, gorgeous tile, spa-like bathroom with more built in storage and in-suite laundry.; This truly ia an atmosphere you will appreciated and love come home to everyday!! Parking & Locker included. Rentals are allowed with restrictions and pets are welcome! 2 dogs or 2 cats. Open House: Sat & Sun, March 17th & 18th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
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We have just  sold a home at 217 2025 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
WELCOME TO THIS STUNNING & COMPLETELY RENOVATED ONE BEDROOM NEAR KITS BEACH! Whether you are looking for a perfect one bedroom to love living in or are on the search for a fabulous investment property this place is for you! Highlights incl: Bright white shaker cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, gorgeous subway tile backsplash, beautifully refinished original hardwood floors, all new trims. casings & glass cut out doors, floating bathroom vanity with lots of storage, recessed LED lighting and much much more! The location doesn’t get any better, 3 blocks to the beach & 2 blocks to all of the fantastic amenities that 4th ave has to offer. The building is extremely well maintained with the necessary age related items repaired or replaced. Depreciation report available. Pets and Rentals allowed. Open house Sat/Sun 2-4 both days.
If you would like to know what this home sold for, please feel free to contact us directly.
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We have just  listed a new home at 217 2025 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
WELCOME TO THIS STUNNING & COMPLETELY RENOVATED ONE BEDROOM NEAR KITS BEACH! Whether you are looking for a perfect one bedroom to love living in or are on the search for a fabulous investment property this place is for you! Highlights incl: Bright white shaker cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, gorgeous subway tile backsplash, beautifully refinished original hardwood floor, all new trims & glass cutout doors, floating bathroom vanity with lots of storage, recessed LED lighting and much much more! The location doesn’t get any better, 3 blocks to the beach & 2 blocks to all of the fantastic amenities that 4th ave has to offer. The building is extremely well maintained with the necessary age related items repaired or replaced. Depreciation report available. Pets and Rentals allowed. Open house Sat/Sun 2-4 both days.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us!
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Please visit our Open House at 217 2025 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, January 20, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
WELCOME TO THIS STUNNING & COMPLETELY RENOVATED ONE BEDROOM NEAR KITS BEACH! Whether you are looking for a perfect one bedroom to love living in or are on the search for a fabulous investment property this place is for you! Highlights incl: Bright white shaker cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, gorgeous subway tile backsplash, beautifully refinished original hardwood floor, all new trims & glass cutout doors, floating bathroom vanity with lots of storage, recessed LED lighting and much much more! The location doesn’t get any better, 3 blocks to the beach & 2 blocks to all of the fantastic amenities that 4th ave has to offer. The building is extremely well maintained with the necessary age related items repaired or replaced. Depreciation report available. Pets and Rentals allowed. Open house Sat/Sun 2-4 both days.
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Please visit our Open House at 217 2025 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, January 21, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
WELCOME TO THIS STUNNING & COMPLETELY RENOVATED ONE BEDROOM NEAR KITS BEACH! Whether you are looking for a perfect one bedroom to love living in or are on the search for a fabulous investment property this place is for you! Highlights incl: Bright white shaker cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, gorgeous subway tile backsplash, beautifully refinished original hardwood floor, all new trims & glass cutout doors, floating bathroom vanity with lots of storage, recessed LED lighting and much much more! The location doesn’t get any better, 3 blocks to the beach & 2 blocks to all of the fantastic amenities that 4th ave has to offer. The building is extremely well maintained with the necessary age related items repaired or replaced. Depreciation report available. Pets and Rentals allowed. Open house Sat/Sun 2-4 both days.
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We have just  sold a home at 309 15368 17A AVE in Surrey.
Welcome to Ocean Wynde! This upper corner suite offers over 1000 sqft of opening living with large 2 large bedrooms, a den/ breakfast nook off the Kitchen, 2 full bathrooms and a large balcony. Highlights incl: Stainless Steel Maytag appliances, double slab granite counter tops, hardwood laminate floors, cozy electrical fireplace, plenty of in-suite storage, 2 parking spots and much much more! Rentals allowed & Pets with restrictions. The building has been extremely well cared for and the location has everything to offer! Open house Sun, Dec 17th from 2-4.
If you would like to know what this home sold for, please feel free to contact us directly.
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Please visit our Open House at 309 15368 17A AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, December 17, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Welcome to Ocean Wynde! This upper corner suite offers over 1000 sqft of opening living with large 2 large bedrooms, a den/ breakfast nook off the Kitchen, 2 full bathrooms and a large balcony. Highlights incl: Stainless Steel Maytag appliances, double slab granite counter tops, hardwood laminate floors, cozy electrical fireplace, plenty of in-suite storage, 2 parking spots and much much more! Rentals allowed & Pets with restrictions. The building has been extremely well cared for and the location has everything to offer! Open house Sun, Dec 17th from 2-4.
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Please visit our Open House at 309 15368 17A AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Welcome to Ocean Wynde! This bright corner suite presents as if it were brand new! Over a 1000 sqft of opening living with large 2 large bedrooms, a den/ breakfast nook off the Kitchen, 2 full bathrooms and a large balcony. Highlights incl: Stainless Steel Maytag appliances, double slab granite counter tops, hardwood laminate floors, cozy electrical fireplace, plenty of in-suite storage, 2 parking spots and much much more! Rentals allowed & Pets with restrictions. The building has been extremely well cared for and the location has everything to offer! Open house Sat, Dec 9th from 2-4.
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We have just  listed a new home at 309 15368 17A AVE in Surrey.
Welcome to Ocean Wynde! This bright corner suite presents a new! Over a 1000 sqft of opening living with large 2 large bedrooms, a den/ breakfast nook off the Kitchen, 2 full bathrooms and a large balcony. Highlights incl: Stainless Steel Maytag appliances, double slab granite counter tops, hardwood laminate floors, cozy electrical fireplace, plenary of in-suite storage, 2 parking spots and much much more! Rentals allowed & Pets with restrictions. The building has been extremely well cared for and the location has everything to offer! Open house Sat, Dec 9th from 2-4.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us!
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We have just  sold a home at 104 1352 10TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Welcome to Tell Manor, one of South Granville’s finest Buildings! This lovely garden suite offers close to 800 square feet of functional living space and will accommodate your finest furnishings! There is also a large open den / flex space that can be enclosed for added privacy. Other highlights incl: In-suite laundry, updated bathroom & kitchen, large private south facing patio, cozy wood burning fireplace, plenty of in-suite storage, one secure under ground parking spot and one full size storage locker. The Building has been meticulously maintained with most age related items repaired or replaced. Rain-screened in 2002, Roof 2001, Re-plumbed 1995, Columns in Parkade 2003, Southside parkade membrane in 2005, Exterior painted in 2012, and the Hot water tank / Boiler replaced in 2013. The location is a block and a half from all of the fantastic shops / restaurants that Granville Street has to offer! One cat is permitted, sorry no rentals. Open house - October 2 & 3, Sat/ Sun from 2-4.
If you would like to know what this home sold for, please feel free to contact us directly.
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The most expensive city in Canada is now the world's riskiest city in housing if a sudden downward correction were to happen.

 

Housing prices in Vancouver are always on the rise and even during the economic crisis of 2008 Vancouver still saw growth in Real Estate values. As wages and commodity prices weakened the market continued to rise which has caused a "significant overaluation" in the market.

 

Over the past couple of years the Vancouver market has seen increased upward pressure due to strong offshore investors and foreign property owners. The risk comes from the fact that Vancouver Real Estate values are out of sync with current economic conditions in Canada and around the world.

 

Other cities also sited and being risky are: Vancouver, London, Stockholm, Sydney, Munich and Hong Kong.

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We have just  listed a new home at 104 1352 10TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Welcome to Tell Manor, one of South Granville’s finest Buildings! This lovely garden suite offers close to 800 square feet of functional living space and will accommodate your finest furnishings! There is also a large open den / flex space that can be enclosed for added privacy. Other highlights incl: In-suite laundry, updated bathroom & kitchen, large private south facing patio, cozy wood burning fireplace, plenty of in-suite storage, one secure under ground parking spot and one full size storage locker. The Building has been meticulously maintained with most age related items repaired or replaced. Rain-screened in 2002, Roof 2001, Re-plumbed 1995, Columns in Parkade 2003, Southside parkade membrane in 2005, Exterior painted in 2012, and the Hot water tank / Boiler replaced in 2013. The location is a block and a half from all of the fantastic shops / restaurants that Granville Street has to offer! One cat is permitted, sorry no rentals. Open house - October 2 & 3, Sat/ Sun from 2-4.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us!
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Please visit our Open House at 104 1352 10TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM Public Open House
Welcome to Tell Manor, one of South Granville’s finest Buildings! This lovely garden suite offers close to 800 square feet of functional living space and will accommodate your finest furnishings! There is also a large open den / flex space that can be enclosed for added privacy. Other highlights incl: In-suite laundry, updated bathroom & kitchen, large private south facing patio, cozy wood burning fireplace, plenty of in-suite storage, one secure under ground parking spot and one full size storage locker. The Building has been meticulously maintained with most age related items repaired or replaced. Rain-screened in 2002, Roof 2001, Re-plumbed 1995, Columns in Parkade 2003, Southside parkade membrane in 2005, Exterior painted in 2012, and the Hot water tank / Boiler replaced in 2013. The location is a block and a half from all of the fantastic shops / restaurants that Granville Street has to offer! One cat is permitted, sorry no rentals. Open house - October 2 & 3, Sat/ Sun from 2-4.
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Please visit our Open House at 104 1352 10TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM Public Open House
Welcome to Tell Manor, one of South Granville’s finest Buildings! This lovely garden suite offers close to 800 square feet of functional living space and will accommodate your finest furnishings! There is also a large open den / flex space that can be enclosed for added privacy. Other highlights incl: In-suite laundry, updated bathroom & kitchen, large private south facing patio, cozy wood burning fireplace, plenty of in-suite storage, one secure under ground parking spot and one full size storage locker. The Building has been meticulously maintained with most age related items repaired or replaced. Rain-screened in 2002, Roof 2001, Re-plumbed 1995, Columns in Parkade 2003, Southside parkade membrane in 2005, Exterior painted in 2012, and the Hot water tank / Boiler replaced in 2013. The location is a block and a half from all of the fantastic shops / restaurants that Granville Street has to offer! One cat is permitted, sorry no rentals. Open house - October 2 & 3, Sat/ Sun from 2-4.
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Vancouver, Toronto and other major Canadian cities have had a huge drop the first half of 2016. The distance between what people earn pre-tax and what homes are costing now is ever increasing and detached homes and places to raise a family are hard to find. But the drop in the cost of higher end detached homes may only start to become reality later in the year if this trend continues.

 

This trend has started to encourage more townhouse and condo developments in outlying regions such as Maple Ridge where homes and condos have now separated by larger margins in terms of what people can afford.

 

Some analysists say that Vancouver is expected to receieve a small housing correction but nothing too alarming as the demand for homes and affordability in the Lower Mainland is ever present.

 

Even though Vancouver and some outlying cities have seen a small decline, the rest of BC has improved and continues to be a strong market.

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Government to introduce a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax effective August 2


The provincial government will implement a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax on all residential transactions effective August 2, 2016. The tax will be added to the Property Transfer Tax and will apply to all residential properties purchased by foreign nationals or foreign-controlled corporations.


The new tax will be payable on applicable transfers registered with the Land Title Office on or after August 2 regardless of when the deal was completed.


The tax will apply to any transferee that is a foreign national, foreign corporation, or taxable trustee. Foreign nationals are defined as people who aren’t Canadian citizens or don’t have permanent resident status in Canada. (Permanent residents will have a valid permanent resident card issued by the Canadian government.)


“Housing affordability concerns all of us who live in the region. Implementing a new real estate tax, however, with just eight days’ notice and no consultation with the professionals who serve home buyers and sellers every day needlessly injects uncertainty into the market,” Dan Morrison, Board president said. “Government has had a long time to take action on the affordability issue, yet they decide to bring this new tax in over a long weekend, with no notice, and no time to prepare. It would have been prudent to seek consultation from the people most knowledgeable about the impact.”

Under the new tax, for example, a foreign buyer or foreign-controlled entity will pay an additional $300,000 in tax on a $2 million home.


“To minimize short-term volatility in the market, we’re calling on government to exempt real estate transactions that are in the process of closing from this new tax,” Morrison said.  


Foreign corporations are any corporation not incorporated in Canada, or are incorporated in Canada but controlled in part, or wholly, by a foreign national or corporation. Publicly traded companies are excluded.


Commercial properties are excluded, and mixed-use properties will only pay the tax on the portion of the property’s value that’s for residential use.

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We have just  sold a home at 402 736 14TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Welcome the The Braebern, one of Fairview's best kept beautifully designed and extremely well but buildings! This stunning TOP FLOOR corner suite offer two bedrooms /2 full bathrooms and a home office! Highlights include: an open functional floor plan with no wasted space, new engineered white oak hardwood floors, sleek white appliances, tiled backsplash, new built in microwave oven, new dishwasher, new hot water tank, custom window screens, walk in closet, vaulted ceilings, covered North facing balcony, one parking and much much more! The Building is like NEW, built with Rainscreen and allows pets and rentals. Open house Sun July 10 from 2-4
If you would like to know what this home sold for, please feel free to contact us directly.
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