I have listed a new property at 301 251 7TH AVE E in Vancouver.
Spacious one bed suite at the District South Main. Great layout with over height ceilings, full height windows, open kitchen & a nook for your home office. Features include H/W floors, stone counters, full size stainless steel appliances, ample cupboards and closet space, spa like bath with deep soaker tub and in-suite laundry. Great covered balcony for your bbq & table. Pet and rental friendly. Well maintained and professionally managed building with state of art exercise center & 2 roof top decks with gas bbq, fireplace, lounge areas & massive views. Includes secured parking and large storage locker. Steps to Main Streets shops, services, brew pubs, restaurants, transit & more. Easy to show. Open House Sat, Apr 27th 1-3pm & Sun, Apr 28th 2-4pm.
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I have listed a new property at 60 39769 GOVERNMENT RD in Squamish.
Welcome to Breeze! With 4 levels of living this home is perfect for the Sea to Sky lifestyle. On the ground floor you will find garage with plenty of storage space. Up one floor you will find an open floorplan with a stunning kitchen and room for a full dining table and living room. This home has also upgraded to have a powder room on the main floor and laminate flooring throughout. On the 3rd floor you will find 3 generous sized bedrooms and 2 washrooms. Finally on the 4th level you will find the Sky Lounge with 360 views as far as you can see.
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What are Assignments? How do Assignments work? What should we expect from Assignments moving forward?

The Greater Vancouver real estate market has seen a tremendous amount of new construction over the years. With new construction comes assignments.

Essentially an assignment is when a purchaser of a property sells their contract to a new purchase before closing on the property. This can happen in both re-sale and pre-sale markets; however, it is much more common on the pre-construction side of things. Not all developers allow assignments, and some developers that do allow them will not allow them to be made public on MLS. Most developers charge an assignment fee ranging from a few hundred dollars to 5% of the original purchase price.

With changes to the local government policy, taxes and a shifting market we are seeing a lot of assignments come on the market. If you have any questions about assignments feel free to drop us a line down below or text me directly at 604-363-7858
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I have sold a property at 210 2150 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver.
Welcome to The View! This unit comes with TWO secured parking stalls and features a SOUTH FACING 300 SQ.Ft PATIO. Contemporary, open concept design and high end finishing throughout. 1000 square feet of quiet living space in the heart of the city. 7 minutes to downtown, 5 minutes to Hwy 1 and 15 mins to SFU. Great management in a Rentals Allowed building. Community centre, shops and restaurants steps from your door. Investors turn key rental with furniture INCLUDED. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 7TH/ 1-3PM
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Chapter 1: Know What's Selling

Springtime; typically one of the busiest seasons for Real Estate. I’m incredibly curious to see what the April statistics have in store for us. We see so many posts, on so many mediums, casting a very dark light on the market. Everyone seems to be getting inundated with information without knowing exactly how to perceive what they are taking in. We hear the stories from clients who speak with their coworkers, and the public that attends our open houses, everyone has heard different and conflicting options. So what properties are actually selling successfully in a down market? 

The answer is simple. The well priced, quality homes are still selling quickly and for fair market value. We are still seeing quite a few properties receiving multiple offers. In the last 2 weeks, we have been in 4 multiple offer situations, on properties ranging from Kitsilano condos, to a Burnaby townhouse, and even a 2 million dollar detached in Strathcona. For reasons detailed in this post, its the quantity that has greatly decreased; but quality properties are still moving. 

Without a doubt, you can certainly feel the shift that has occurred over the last year. We see a great difference in our clients' mentality when they are buying and selling now versus 2 years ago. Buyers and Sellers alike have erred on the side of caution over the last year, and we see that continuing for the foreseeable future. Buyers are taking longer to weigh their options and watch the market. Sellers are reluctant to reduce listing prices with the market downturn, afraid to leave money on the table from the sale of their home.

We see that housing demand isn’t aligned with our growing economy and low unemployment rates. The market trends we’re seeing are largely policy induced. For three years, governments at all levels have imposed new taxes and borrowing requirements on to the housing market. But what policymakers are failing to recognize is that these demand-side measures don’t eliminate demand. That demand is ultimately satisfied down the line because shelter needs simply don’t go away. Using public policy to delay local demand in the housing market just feeds disruptive cycles that have been so well-documented in our region.

The number of homes for sale continues to climb as sellers try to offload their properties in what is traditionally a busy spring market, while buyers hold back. There were 4,949 homes newly listed for sale on the MLS in March 2019. This is an 11.2% increase from March 2018 and 27.2% higher than February 2019. This shows us that the market is picking up as we transition out of winter.

The overall sales-to-active listings ration for all property types is teetering between a balanced market and a buyer’s market, and currently standing at 13.5%. The improvement in sales in March brought this figure back into balanced market territory, which is generally between 12 and 20%.

However, the market varies greatly by property type, as the ratio is 9.4% for detached homes, which is firmly a buyer’s market. It’s a balanced market for townhomes/duplexes/rowhomes at 15.9%, and for condos at 17.2%.

The benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver stands at $1,011,200, which is a 7.7% drop from March 2018, and a 0.5% slide in the month since February 2019.

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I have listed a new property at 3556 17TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Brand new luxury house in desirable Dunbar with top craftsmanship. As the tallest building in the block, it features a huge roof-top and balconies that provide a breathtaking view of mountains, sea, and downtown. Three ensuites upstairs as well as radiant heat, A/C, HRV, wine room, and sound-proofing walls for all bedrooms. Extra rigid Styrofoam insulation on the outside makes this house even more energy efficient. The kitchen is beautifully finished with top Miele Appliances. Lord Kitchener Elementary and Lord Byng Secondary school catchment. Easy access to UBC, bus stops, and stores nearby.
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I have listed a new property at PH2901 1277 MELVILLE ST in Vancouver.
Exquisite PENTHOUSE exclusively crowning the top 2 floors of The Flatiron Bldg. Dramatic 18' ceilings with wall to wall glass over looking Coal Harbour, North Shore Mtns and Stanley Park! Over 1,400 Sq ft of private decks in Brazilian Epi planks-huge private spa! Dramatic cantilevered staircase of concrete & fumed white oak leads to master retreat with Swiss Laufen fixtures & Naxos marble flooring. Open concept main floor with exposed concrete walls and European white oak flooring thu-out. Custom kitch with Downsview cabinetry in African Olive Wood with limestone counters boast Gaggenau & Sub-Zero. Familyrm and 2nd bedrm with full spa ensuite on main flr. 3 fireplaces, Bespoke fittings & feature walls of African Olive Wood. Exceptional attention to detail in this world class Skyhome. A 10!
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I have sold a property at 217 2910 PENDER ST E in Vancouver.
The perfect turn-key, freshly renovated 2.5 level townhouse, located in the heart of Renfrew, This 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse has been completely remodeled from top to bottom. With brand new herringbone-style marble floors and beautiful wide plank flooring, Equipped with a chef's kitchen which has been completely opened up for an open-concept layout.The kitchen has brand new quartz counters, stainless steel LG appliances, a large island perfect for entertaining & extra storage. Enjoy the views from your private rooftop oasis. This rooftop patio is the epitome of outdoor entertaining with space for both dining and lounging. Complete with a custom garden box for easy access to herbs & veggies, you've also got a prep station with a sink and counter top. What more do you need?
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I have sold a property at 2701 892 CARNARVON ST in New Westminster.
Enjoy luxury, convenience and an urban feel in this quiet corner unit with spectacular south west mountain and water views. This beautiful and well maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom plus den includes all of the high end features you could want: AIR CONDITIONING, granite counters, updated s/s appliances, soaker tub, glass walk in shower, and spacious patio. The fantastic location makes commuting and shopping so easy, with the Skytrain and Plaza 88 Mall integrated into this unique urban lifestyle. With coffee shops, grocery stores, cineplexes and more just steps away, a beautiful recreation facility on the 9th floor with a steam shower, gym and a gorgeous roof top garden, this unit and building are the complete package. Open March 30 2-4
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I recently went to the realtor prescreening of the Vista project by Dolomiti Homes in Burquitlam. We have been selling quite a few homes to our clients in the suburban areas surrounding Vancouver, as people are tired of paying a premium for square footage in the city when commuting via skytrain is quick, easy and affordable. Burquitlam is a fantastic example of this. From the skytrain station you can be downtown within approximately 30 minutes and pay a fraction of the price for a home. With tons of development proposed for this area, we are seeing a lot of activity from the developers and inquiries from our clients. The Presale market has seen a slight decrease as well, so we are finding that builders are offering certain incentives for buyers (such as no strata fees for a year, decorating bonuses, etc) you just have to know where to look. 

Vista Overview 

Grand Opening: April 6th, 2019

This particular project is just 8 minutes from the skytrain station, groceries, shops, and services 

35 minutes to downtown by skytrain 

Walking distance to Lougheed Town Center 

Contemporary design

Modern 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units available 

Over 4,000 sq ft of amenity space

360 degree views from the 3,300 sq ft 

ample outdoor space including a childrens play area next to greenspace

Secure underground parking 


Starting Price List:

1 Bed - $375,000                              

2 Bed - $499,900

3 Bed - $693,900

If you have any questions about presale projects around Metro Vancouver, we are here to help. Call us today for details, floorplans, and pricing! 

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