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The Greater Vancouver real estate market continues to show no signs of slowing down. Along with the demand of homes that are above the million dollar price bracket, the surrounding cities are seeing the run off of this housing demand. Activity in the GVRD contiues to soar into the future.

 

According to varying studies sales in the detached market ranging from $1-million to $2-million in Vancouver are up 34% from the same time frame last year. Single family detached saw the greatest increase in demand, townhouses second and condos lastly.

 

I can provide excellent resources, support and information regarding the potential value and sale price for your house, townhouse or condo. If you would like to know what you could potentially get for your property please contact me at your next convenience.

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Please visit our Open House at 2790 TRINITY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, July 27, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tastefully renovated down to the studs, this 1913 character home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms on a 33 x 124 ft. lot. The north-facing master bedroom features ample closet space, spacious new ensuite, mountain panorama and peek-a-boo water views. Brand new kitchen has custom cabinets and high-end appliances. The spacious basement easily converts to a one-bedroom suite with separate entrance. Ideal location close to downtown, shopping and the North Shore. Fully-fenced backyard includes a huge south-facing deck, private hot tub oasis and two-car garage. Enjoy those summer BBQs under your own palm tree! OPEN HOUSE JULY 27th 2-4 p.m. Don't miss this one.
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A brand new consutrction in North Vancouver by Midori Uchi and Naikoon Contracting Ltd seems to be one of the greenest constructions in the city. This modern single family home has some of the highest green residential construction standards in Canada applied to almost every aspect. The home began construction in September 2012 and took roughly 18 months to complete.

 

This LEED Platinum Certified home comprises ground-breaking success in the future of sustainable and eco friendly home construction.

 

The home located at: 362 West 15th Street, North Vancouver has some incredibly stylish interiors along with this amazing list of modern home features:

  • Rammed Earth Walls
  • Structural Insulating Panel Roof System by Plastifab
  • Logix Insulated Concrete Forms by Beaver Plastics
  • FastFoot Footings
  • Triple Glazed Fiberglass Windows by Cascadia Windows and Doors
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV)
  • Superior Exterior Wall Assembly
  • Xeriscaping by Swick’s Organic Landscaping
  • Solar Photovoltaic Power System by Terratek Energy Solutions Inc.
  • 100% LED Lighting and Home Control
  • Custom Designed Reclaimed Timbre from local sources
  • Grey Water Re-use System
  • Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures
  • Envelope Air-Tightness

This home is a fantastic look into the future of single family constuction and the future looks exciting!

 

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Please visit our Open House at 2790 TRINITY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, July 20, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tastefully renovated down to the studs, this 1913 character home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms on a 33 x 124 ft. lot. The north-facing master bedroom features ample closet space, spacious new ensuite, mountain panorama and peek-a-boo water views. Brand new kitchen has custom cabinets and high-end appliances. The spacious basement easily converts to a one-bedroom suite with separate entrance. Ideal location close to downtown, shopping and the North Shore. Fully-fenced backyard includes a huge south-facing deck, private hot tub oasis and two-car garage. Enjoy those summer BBQs under your own palm tree! OPEN HOUSE JULY 20th 2-4 p.m. Don't miss this one.
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I have sold a property at 1495 BALFOUR AVE in Vancouver.
Prestigious First Shaughnessy! This nearly 7000 charming home sits on a private 10,000ft plus lot showcasing 7 bedrooms,6.5 bathrooms, new kitchen to include Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. High ceilings throughout the charming rooms, 4 wood burning fireplaces, a wine cellar, and a 1 bedroom suite with separate entry. Spread over 4 levels this home has it all, Close to some of Vancouver's best schools to include York House, Little Flower, and Shaughnessy and still only minutes to Downtown. This is truly a spectacular home in Vancouver's finest area. Call Today for a private viewing. Upper and top floor added together in total measurement.
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Over the past two months the real estate market in the Lower Mainland has been on fire, here are a few selective pieces of information to wet your appetite.

 

In June 2014 in the Greater Vancouver housing market there were 3,406 sales which constitutes the highest monthly sales since March of 2011.  With total listings in the Greater Vancouver area at 16,011 which is down -7.4% from last June, the supply is low for the demand. This creates a Sales to Active Listing ratio of 21.3% creating a Sellers market for the second straight month.

 

Over the last 18 months the benchmark Greater Vancouver detached home price has increased by 8.4%. Apartments have increased by 5.5% and townhomes by 4.7%.

 

If you would like to receive more information, monthly reports or know what your home is worth, please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

 

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Please visit our Open House at 2790 TRINITY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, July 13, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tastefully renovated down to the studs, this 1913 character home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms on a 33 x 124 ft. lot. The north-facing master bedroom features ample closet space, spacious new ensuite, mountain panorama and peek-a-boo water views. Brand new kitchen has custom cabinets and high-end appliances. The spacious basement easily converts to a one-bedroom suite with separate entrance. Ideal location close to downtown, shopping and the North Shore. Fully-fenced backyard includes a huge south-facing deck, private hot tub oasis and two-car garage. Enjoy those summer BBQs under your own palm tree! OPEN HOUSE JULY 13th 2-4 p.m. Don't miss this one.
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Brentwood's first 247 units went on sale on June 21st and sold out within 5 hours!

 

So much marketing had been generated regarding the planned project in the Brentwood area that ads were removed a couple weeks prior to the event in hopes of making the launch date a less more understated.

 

Residents looking to purchase units in the first batch were even camped out 3 days prior to the launch in hopes of purchasing a units in the building. Eventually the lines prompted an earlier opening on Saturday morning. By mid afternoon all the suites ranging from $299,000 to $949,000 had been purchased!

 

So for anyone who says that SkyTrain stations are not the way of the future, you can use Brentwood Tower's as an example against that.

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Please visit our Open House at 2790 TRINITY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, July 6, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tastefully renovated down to the studs, this 1913 character home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms on a 33 x 124 ft. lot. The north-facing master bedroom features ample closet space, spacious new ensuite, mountain panorama and peek-a-boo water views. Brand new kitchen has custom cabinets and high-end appliances. The spacious basement easily converts to a one-bedroom suite with separate entrance. Ideal location close to downtown, shopping and the North Shore. Fully-fenced backyard includes a huge south-facing deck, private hot tub oasis and two-car garage. Enjoy those summer BBQs under your own palm tree! Open houses July 6th 2-4 p.m. Don't miss this one.
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Vancourites and residents of the surrounding cities are finding it increasingly difficult to afford their first or second homes. Most are finding the dreams of home ownership or moving from an apartment or townhouse to a detached home difficult if not impossible.

 

There is no doubt that Vancouver is the most expensive city in Canada and one of the most expensive in the world. Here are 5 ideas that could make affordability easier:

 

1. Build More Townhomes

Vancouver has changed the face of townhomes and rowhomes forever. These "in-demand" style of house are very popular, super convenient and somewhat affordable. Townhomes are of course more expensive than apartments or condos but they are a very good alternative to owning a detached home in the city.

 

 

2. More Basement Suites

All new and existing homes should be allowed if not required to provide basements suites for rentals. Vancouver has an ever increasing demand for basement suites in desirable neighbourhoods. With the new home and renovation boom, basements suites are just as elegant as anything else.

 

 

3. Build More Microsuites

Studios, bachelors and microsuites can offer affordability to those who wish to live in desirable areas at reasonable prices. These should be built with strictly rentals in mind as most people find living in such tight quarters overwhelming for long periods of time.

 

 

4. Build More Laneway Homes

Vancouver has increased the amount of laneway homes that are allowed but these homes should also be allowed to be sold to increase the density without changing the look and feeling of the neighbourhoods.

 

5. Decrease Lot Sizes

By allowing smaller homes, roughly the size of townhomes, but on their own smaller lots would increase density and keep the prices reasonable. More homes in the same area allows for a smaller carbon footprint and allows for increased density and more supply for the already high demand.

 

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