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I have listed a new property at 1807 5288 MELBOURNE ST in Vancouver.
Open House Saturday November 1st 2-4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 501 9188 UNIVERSITY CREST in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, November 2, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Altaire - Welcome to the University Living, the sunlight and the panoramic mountain view! Built by Polygon, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom corner unit is NW facing with lots of sunlight. Enjoy the spacious living room and dining area with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, granite countertop, large kitchen island, stainless steel appliances, solid cabinets, and finishings throughout. Sit back and enjoy this freshly painted condo in a very private setting. Features include, gym and bike room. 5 min walk to SFU campus, restaurants, and transit. 1 parking and 1 storage included. Worry free with balance of 2-5-10 warranty. Move in ready or rent out! OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 2ND 12-2PM.
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Please visit our Open House at 1807 5288 MELBOURNE ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, November 1, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open House Saturday November 1st 2-4pm.
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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to everyone in the Lower Mainland! Stay safe and enjoy the festive activities across the Greater Vancouver Regional District this Halloween evening and weekend!

 

But, still keeping some business related information to this post, here are 4 neighbourhoods that are hot areas for new business in 2014:

Mount Pleasant - Pop. 24,500+

This unique and bustling neighbourhood is becoming the next trend setter for the small, young and very entrepreneurial families that cannot afford to live on the west side. Main street was considered a dive only a decade ago and look at it today!

 

West End - Pop. 44,500+

The West End boasts some great history and charm while living walking distance to the hub of downtown Vancouver. It's quieter and more community oriented than downtown, yaletown and coal harbour but has the same access to everything you love about Vancouver!

 

Fairview/False Creek - Pop. 29,000+

Fairview and False Creek are very awesome urban landscapes that have everything from shopping, commercial, water and natural landscape. Olympic Village is also a very unique place to visit and to live along with Broadway and False Creek activities.

 

Yaletown - Pop. 23,500+

And finally Yaletown. If you want it all and you want it now, then Yaletown is the place to live. At the center of it all, walking distance to everything and prime location for bars, nightclubs, shopping and activities. Where else would you live?

 

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In Vancouver home ownership is very hard for some individuals with the prices of detached homes soaring higher and higher. It is a long standing Canadian custom for a family to eventually own a detached home in a nice neighbourhood. But with the demand, lack of available space and soaring prices, this dream is slowly fading away.

 

Here are some unique forward things ways to alleviate some of these ownership pressures:

 

Cottage homes and/or Pocket Neighbourhoods

These quaint little areas feature smaller detached homes on several normal lots around a shared community area. This particular idea reduces the carbon footprint on the overall area, using less space, and allows residents to own detached homes within a dense neighbourhood.

 

 

Sellable Laneway/Carriage Homes

Currently these secondary homes are only rent-able. With a price tag hovering around the $250,000 mark to start, they are not very common yet. But if these homes could be subdivided and sold as detached freehold homes it would help introduce a more affordable city living alternative.

 

 

Strata Basement Suites

Gaining a home ownership foothold in a saturated market it hard. Strata basements suites would provide an excellent way of gaining ownership, space and equity pertaining to owning. Currently basement and any additional suites are rent-able only. If the city were to allow this it would allow younger generations the ability to enter the market place and create additional value for properties with basement suites.

 

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Some of the cities oldest and largest chunks of land are now on the chopping block for new residential developments.

 

The federal governments property arm has formed a joint partnership with three of the west coast first nations to allow all three to partner and enjoy part of the profits from selling the land. Since all three bands share claim to this territory they have agreed to share the profits equally.

 

This $307-million deal includes the 21-hectare Jericho Garrison, the 8.5-hectare RCMP Barracks near Cambie and 33rd and a Fisheries Department in West Vancouver.

 

The overall development plan for the properties is not clear yet, but what will hold true over the next decade is that the properties will be developed in accordance with the partners wishes and the overall direction the City of Vancouver has planned for the area.

 

This deal and other deals that were created during the 2010 Olympics saw other first nations bands come and work together to further benefit off of these monster financial opportunities.

 

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I have sold a property at 782 Highpointe PL in Kelowna.
EXCLUSIVE HIGHPOINTE secure residential development - build your dream home on this 1+acre lot with fabulous lake and city views! South West exposure. Serene private setting, abundant natural and green space, minutes to all conveniences.
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I have listed a new property at 1160 57TH AVE W in Vancouver.
South Granville Georgian contemporary home! This home comes with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms all en-suites spread on 3 levels. Newly renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, carrera marble backsplash with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Step out from your open kitchen onto the slate covered patio overlooking your southern exposed manicured back yard, perfect for entertaining in this private green setting. Main floors have hardwood floors throughout, 9 ft ceilings, air conditioning, and alarm system. Large recreation room in the basement with media room, laundry and plenty of storage. Great Westside location close to Vancouver's best golf courses, the airport, and Downtown. Call today for a private appt.
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In 2014 Metro Vancouver's high end housing marketing went from hot to scorching with homes surging higher and higher in value.

 

In the first eight months of this year there were almost 600 homes sold in Greater Vancouver that sold for more than $3-million. This represents almost $2-billion in real estate luxury investment that changed hands already this year in what the Canadian government predicted to be a slow market.

 

This activity has coined the phrase "$3-million is the new $1-million" in the Vancouver area. In Vancouver a $1-million property can be a drive by listing with much needed renovations and potential investment issues. In Vancouver last year the city did a property assessment of all homes in Vancouver proper and 37,800 homes were valued at $1-million or higher.

 

The benchmark home price in Vancouver's desirable Westside are valued at: $2,284,400

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Please visit our Open House at 501 9188 UNIVERSITY CREST in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altaire - Welcome to the University Living, the sunlight and the panoramic mountain view! Built by Polygon, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom corner unit is NW facing with lots of sunlight. Enjoy the spacious living room and dining area with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, granite countertop, large kitchen island, stainless steel appliances, solid cabinets, and finishings throughout. Sit back and enjoy this freshly painted condo in a very private setting. Features include, gym and bike room. 5 min walk to SFU campus, restaurants, and transit. 1 parking and 1 storage included. Worry free with balance of 2-5-10 warranty. Move in ready or rent out! OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 4/5 2-4PM.
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Please visit our Open House at 501 9188 UNIVERSITY CREST in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altaire - Welcome to the University Living, the sunlight and the panoramic mountain view! Built by Polygon, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom corner unit is NW facing with lots of sunlight. Enjoy the spacious living room and dining area with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, granite countertop, large kitchen island, stainless steel appliances, solid cabinets, and finishings throughout. Sit back and enjoy this freshly painted condo in a very private setting. Features include, gym and bike room. 5 min walk to SFU campus, restaurants, and transit. 1 parking and 1 storage included. Worry free with balance of 2-5-10 warranty. Move in ready or rent out! OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 4/5 2-4PM.
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I have sold a property at 1240 McPhee RD in Naramata.
Reward yourself with the genteel elegance of this bright and airy home on 4.64 acres. The warm welcome provided by the double entry doors will charm all who cross the threshold. Keep an eye on the outside world through the huge windows offering scenic lake and mountain views. Retreat to your impressive and beautifully designed master suite with awe inspiring walk-in closet/dressing room and gorgeous ensuite bath. The modern custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances and convenient eating bar is open to the large dining room and flows easily into the spacious living area perfect for entertaining. The three bedrooms downstairs provide plenty of room for guests or B&B potential. Not a single detail has been left undone right down to the state of the art water filtration system and more! This home offers too many extras to mention and must be seen to be truly appreciated. Duplicate - Farm #143342.
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I have sold a property at 851 Naramata RD in Naramata.
851 Naramata Road is an AWARD WINNING high density orchard in a fantastic location. This 8 acre parcel is located only minutes to the City of Penticton on the world recognized Naramata Bench. The property boasts 7 acres of the newest in high density plantings of mixed varieties of apples and soft fruits such as peaches, nectarines, plums and prunes. There are many potential building sites for a dream home on the property with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake and the mountains to the west. This parcel was designed and planted starting in 2009 to provide the highest and best fruit production available. The orchard has a modern fertigation system, is drip and micro irrigated and is completely deer fenced. With a wide road frontage and located next to world class wineries this site would be ideal for a summer fruit market. Winner of the 2012 Tree Fruit Experts "Golden Apple Award". Duplicate Listing #141747 - Farm.
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I have sold a property at 2790 TRINITY ST in Vancouver.
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 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 Sunday September 14, 2014 2pm - 4pm.
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