Vancouver has been ranked Canada’s #1 market for real estate investment in 2020, in the annual PwC Canada Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, released this week.


In the “Markets to Watch in 2020” section, the report authors said that “despite some headwinds, Vancouver re-emerged at the top of our survey this year for overall real estate prospects.”The report observed that Vancouver’s office and industrial sector were both doing “particularly well” with very low vacancy rates and robust development.


It continued, “Looking at the housing market, the long-term trends remain favourable. Recent softness is largely a reflection of a correction from an overheated environment and policies that have caused investors, whether foreign or domestic buyers, to exit the market.”


PwC’s report added, “The [Vancouver housing] market rise was too strong, and now it is reacting to that. However, by the time it is done, it will be in line with where a steady increase should have gotten us over the years… With a strong economy and population growth, Vancouver remains a desirable place to live that will eventually draw buyers back into the market. The question isn’t if, but when, they’ll come back.”


Toronto was ranked in the #2 spot, followed by Ottawa, Halifax and Montreal rounding out the top 5.Of the Western Canadian and Prairie cities, Saskatoon came in sixth place, Edmonton eighth, Winnipeg ninth and Calgary 10th. The other Canadian city to make PwC’s top 10 was Quebec City in seventh spot.

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I have sold a property at 215 1235 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
This incredibly spacious 1,114 sq ft 2 bed, 2 bath CORNER unit in the Shaughnessy is nestled between Fairview and South Granville giving it a 90 walk score! Overlooking beautiful gardens and tree-lined streets this well maintained building is within a short distance of South Granvilles amazing shops, cafes and restaurants. Perfectly laid out with no wasted space and bedrooms large enough for king sized furniture. Updated engineered hardwood, granite in the bathrooms, and space for a full dining table makes this home one you don't want to miss. Other features include a large wrap around balcony, insuite laundry, 2 parking spaces & a storage locker. Steps to L'Ecole Bilingue for easy access to French Immersion! Open Sept 22nd 2-4PM
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I have listed a new property at 2104 2345 MADISON AVE in Burnaby.
From the location, to the layout and views, this fantastic 2 bedroom NW facing corner unit truly has it all. With an open concept floor plan and 9 ft ceilings, the unit feels incredibly spacious. Floor to ceiling windows offer panoramic city and mountain views from almost every room and flood the home with natural light. This home has also been updated with walnut hardwood flooring throughout and custom closets in every room. Located just steps to Gilmore skytrain, and the new and upcoming Brentwood Mall this is the perfect home for now or long term investment for the future. Top of the line amenities include: Lap pool, hot tub, sauna, steam, gym, and bike room. Pet and rental friendly building to top it off. Parking and Storage included. Open Sat/Sun Sept 28/29 2-4pm or Call to view.
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Please visit our Open House at 2104 2345 MADISON AVE in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, September 28, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
From the location, to the layout and views, this fantastic 2 bedroom NW facing corner unit truly has it all. With an open concept floor plan and 9 ft ceilings, the unit feels incredibly spacious. Floor to ceiling windows offer panoramic city and mountain views from almost every room and flood the home with natural light. This home has also been updated with walnut hardwood flooring throughout and custom closets in every room. Located just steps to Gilmore skytrain, and the new and upcoming Brentwood Mall this is the perfect home for now or long term investment for the future. Top of the line amenities include: Lap pool, hot tub, sauna, steam, gym, and bike room. Pet and rental friendly building to top it off. Parking and Storage included. Open Sat/Sun Sept 28/29 2-4pm or Call to view.
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Please visit our Open House at 2104 2345 MADISON AVE in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
From the location, to the layout and views, this fantastic 2 bedroom NW facing corner unit truly has it all. With an open concept floor plan and 9 ft ceilings, the unit feels incredibly spacious. Floor to ceiling windows offer panoramic city and mountain views from almost every room and flood the home with natural light. This home has also been updated with walnut hardwood flooring throughout and custom closets in every room. Located just steps to Gilmore skytrain, and the new and upcoming Brentwood Mall this is the perfect home for now or long term investment for the future. Top of the line amenities include: Lap pool, hot tub, sauna, steam, gym, and bike room. Pet and rental friendly building to top it off. Parking and Storage included. Open Sat/Sun Sept 28/29 2-4pm or Call to view.
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Please visit our Open House at 215 1235 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
This incredibly spacious 1,114 sq ft 2 bed, 2 bath CORNER unit in the Shaughnessy is nestled between Fairview and South Granville giving it a 90 walk score! Overlooking beautiful gardens and tree-lined streets this well maintained building is within a short distance of South Granvilles amazing shops, cafes and restaurants. Perfectly laid out with no wasted space and bedrooms large enough for king sized furniture. Updated engineered hardwood, granite in the bathrooms, and space for a full dining table makes this home one you don't want to miss. Other features include a large wrap around balcony, insuite laundry, 2 parking spaces & a storage locker. Steps to L'Ecole Bilingue for easy access to French Immersion! Open Sept 12 5-6. Sept 14/15 2-4
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I have sold a property at 208 1516 1ST AVE E in Vancouver.
QUIET SIDE of the building! This 2 bedroom & DEN condo is fully renovated and steps to fabulous Commercial Drive. South facing & bathed in light, the unit features a brand new kitchen with perfectly on-trend white upper & dark lower cabinets, quartz countertops, hex tile backsplash & s/s appliances including Fisher&Paykel fridge. The new bathroom, flooring & paint throughout complete the look. Brand new laundry & hw tank mean there is nothing to do but move in! Building is fully rainscreened, including new thermal vinyl windows & roof replaced in 2010. Comes with 1 parking. 1 pet ok. No rentals allowed. Open house Sun Sept 8 2-4pm.
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I have listed a new property at 215 1235 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
This incredibly spacious 1,114 sq ft 2 bed, 2 bath CORNER unit in the Shaughnessy is nestled between Fairview and South Granville giving it a 90 walk score! Overlooking beautiful gardens and tree-lined streets this well maintained building is within a short distance of South Granvilles amazing shops, cafes and restaurants. Perfectly laid out with no wasted space and bedrooms large enough for king sized furniture. Updated engineered hardwood, granite in the bathrooms, and space for a full dining table makes this home one you don't want to miss. Other features include a large wrap around balcony, insuite laundry, 2 parking spaces & a storage locker. Steps to L'Ecole Bilingue for easy access to French Immersion! Open Sept 12 5-6. Sept 14/15 2-4
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Please visit our Open House at 215 1235 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
This incredibly spacious 1,114 sq ft 2 bed, 2 bath CORNER unit in the Shaughnessy is nestled between Fairview and South Granville giving it a 90 walk score! Overlooking beautiful gardens and tree-lined streets this well maintained building is within a short distance of South Granvilles amazing shops, cafes and restaurants. Perfectly laid out with no wasted space and bedrooms large enough for king sized furniture. Updated engineered hardwood, granite in the bathrooms, and space for a full dining table makes this home one you don't want to miss. Other features include a large wrap around balcony, insuite laundry, 2 parking spaces & a storage locker. Steps to L'Ecole Bilingue for easy access to French Immersion! Open Sept 12 5-6. Sept 14/15 2-4
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Please visit our Open House at 215 1235 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
This incredibly spacious 1,114 sq ft 2 bed, 2 bath CORNER unit in the Shaughnessy is nestled between Fairview and South Granville giving it a 90 walk score! Overlooking beautiful gardens and tree-lined streets this well maintained building is within a short distance of South Granvilles amazing shops, cafes and restaurants. Perfectly laid out with no wasted space and bedrooms large enough for king sized furniture. Updated engineered hardwood, granite in the bathrooms, and space for a full dining table makes this home one you don't want to miss. Other features include a large wrap around balcony, insuite laundry, 2 parking spaces & a storage locker. Steps to L'Ecole Bilingue for easy access to French Immersion! Open Sept 12 5-6. Sept 14/15 2-4
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Airbnb has grown tremendously in the last several years as many travellers go-to accommodation site. Here in Vancouver, the City has a fairly strict policy as to who can Airbnb their property. Prior to 2018, rental stays for less than 30 days were not permitted in Vancouver, except for licensed hotels or bed-and-breakfasts in certain zoned areas. However, due to high rental and low vacancy rates, the city voted to begin allowing short term rentals in certain buildings. 


There is a pretty heft list requirements that you must qualify for in order to rent your unit out on a short term basis, but given the high traffic of tourists and visitors to our beautiful city, it can certainly be a profitable venture if done correctly. In order to be eligible, you must occupy the home for most of the year, and it must be a legal suite that meets all of the safety requirements. Precautions such as proper smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and more will be checked for prior to licensing. Provided your suite is secure and safe, you will  need to acquire a short term rental business license from the City of Vancouver. The license requires you to pay a small annual fee to maintain your license. 


As reatlors, we are familiar with many building bylaws, and have compiled a list of buildings that allow Airbnb in downtown Vancouver:


  • 1372 Seymour Street (The Mark)
  • 33 West Pender Street (33 Living) 
  • 989 Nelson Street (Electra)
  • 27 Alexander Street (Alexis)
  • 1010 Howe Street (Fortune House)
  • 1166 Melville Street (Orca Place)
  • 689 Abbott Street (Espana 1)
  • 188 Keefer Place (Espana 2)
  • 58 Keefer Place (Firenze 1)
  • 150 E Cordova
  • 1160 Burrard Street
  • 1200 Alberni Street (The Palisades)
  • 1288 Alberni Street (The Palisades West)
  • 933 Seymour Street (The Spot)
  • 1331 Homer Street (The Point 2)


There are so many benefits to buying in an Airbnb friendly building. If you like to travel, or spend a lot of time travelling for work, it is a great way to dramatically reduce your expenses. We have many clients that have positively cash flowed each month off of their unit while they've been exploring the world! There is also a lot of value in having this option for your building when it comes to resale, because as you can see, Airbnb friendly buildings are limited. If you have any questions about how to align your goals with short term rentals, please feel free to give us a call!

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I have sold a property at 1905 1483 HOMER ST in Vancouver.
Welcome to the most sought after floorplan in the Waterford by Concord Pacific. Enjoy 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a large living area that opens up to panoramic views of False Creek. These unobstructed multi-million dollar views are here to stay! This home comes with Air-Conditioning, stainless steel appliances, a gas range and a gas fireplace. With a spacious patio off the living room you can enjoy summer nights taking in some of the best views in the city. Access to Club Vida means you have some of the best amenities that the city has to offer, including an indoor pool, hot tub, workout gym, racquetball courts and a movie theatre. This worry free complex comes with a concierge, guest suites, a parking stall and it allows pets and rentals. Open August 24 1-3pm.
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I have sold a property at 1004 1515 EASTERN AVE in North Vancouver.
Beautifully renovated two bedroom in the heart of Central Lonsdale. Astounding panoramic views of Downtown, Stanley Park, the Harbour, Lions Gate, Cypress and Grouse Mountain! Recent quality renovations include remodelled kitchen and bathroom with new flooring and walls and in suite laundry. Luxury Fisher Paykel and Miele appliances. Real hardwood flooring and custom millwork throughout home. Enough space for house sized furniture! 2 underground parking spaces side by side.
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