Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; with a stunning setting between the North Shore Mountains and Pacific Ocean. We are considered the "Hollywood of the North", coming second to Los Angeles in TV production and third in feature film production. We are a Port City, tech hub, and front runner for sustainability. We also see the highest GDP growth of any province in Canada. It's no wonder our immigration rate is so high, attracting residents from all around the globe.


BC gets 15% of the total immigrants that come to Canada. Of that 15% the lower mainland gets 90%. When we look at interprovincial migration, BC gets 54,000 and the lower mainland gets 46% of that (25,000). Over the last 23 years, we've had 868,000 people move to our area. Looking at the next 23 years, we can expect 1.1 million people to migrate here. To house these residents, we will need another Vancouver, Burnaby, New West and Richmond! With the government pushing immigration, we will need many more homes to meet the impending demand.


After a major decrease in sales activity following the government implimented speculation taxes, vacancy taxes and foreign buyer taxes in 2018, we are starting to see another uptick in the market. Sales this September were up 41% versus last and only 2% lower than the 10 year sales average. Sales were 4% higher from August to September this year, a time when sales typically decline. If the fall is any indication of whats to come, I think its safe to say we can anticpiate a busy spring market in 2020. Looking at the market now, we are in balanced territory.  For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for September 2019 is 17.4 per cent. Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


So where are we headed? Well rental rates expected to increase faster than inflation. Rental demand will remain high throughout the forecast period, CMHC says, resulting in continued low vacancy rates and rising rents across the region.  Real estate is set to appreciate as well - CMHC predicts that we will see moderate increases in home prices over the next 2 years. Simply put, Vancouver will always be a desirable city to live and invest in, therefore there will always be demand for housing. It's a great time to get into the market before we see another big resurgence in prices and sales. 

  

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I have listed a new property at 806 918 Cooperage WAY in Vancouver.
Welcome to the Mariner! This ideal location and ideal mid-level floor gives this unit the maximum SW False Creek water view! Original owner and looks brand new. Filled with extensive upgrades! 2 bedrooms with 2 walk-in closets, den (like a 3rd bedroom), in-suite storage. 270' unobstructed stunning water and city view. Spacious open floorplan of kitchen, dining, living room all overlooking water. 2 bedrooms and an oversized den also have water and city view. High-end finishes include S/S appliances, granite countertops and gas cook-top of kitchen. Fully Air Conditioned building. Top class amenities include guest suite, ind. swimming pool, sauna, fitness room, 2 lane 10-pin bowling alley and billiard room. 24 hrs concierge services.
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I have listed a new property at Vancouver.
Interested in buying a brand new condo without the tax but with all of the new home warranties under 400K? Coming next spring this ground floor, 560 sqft one bedroom comes with secured underground parking and storage. This home will be perfect for anyone not wanting to deal with elevators, anyone with pets, or anyone who wants the welcoming feeling of having your own front door. Mount Pleasant is quickly becoming Vancouver's most desirable location to live and this new development will definitely be a great investment. Inquire for further details or if you would like to be put on a priority list.
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I have sold a property at 506 2055 Yukon ST in Vancouver.
Beautiful city & mountain view. Stylish, Bright and Spacious one & den [w built in Murphy bed, easy 2nd bdrm], w separate office and balcony. Feat. 9ft ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, S S appliances, granite counters, gas range,H/W flr, F/P, &W/D. Centrally located in the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood close to the seawall. Only minutes away from Canada Line station w direct access to DT, Richmond and YVR airport. Across fr the Olympic village and close to all shopping along the Cambie corridor. Starbucks in your bldg! BONUS 2 PARKING & secure storage locker included. Concrete, Gym & Workshop. Perfect Pied-a-terre or for any professional who works at home.
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I have sold a property at 2807 2807 Alder ST in Vancouver.
The proximity to the downtown core, the hospital, Oak St. to Richmond, the airport and the USA are just a few of the many benefits that come with residing in the "FAIRVIEW" sub-area! This is the only one-level town house unit on the marketnow. Excellent for family with young kids or seniors. Convenient walking distance to shopping, school, hospital, buses, and skytrain station. Brand new rainscreen and fire sprinkler system with 10 years warranty! 3 years new roof. Self managed strata with 6 units, only. Beautiful garden and patio. Outstanding functional floor plan with lots of storage space. Heating & hot water covered by monthly fee.
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I have sold a property at 510 550 Taylor ST in Vancouver.
The Unit: South facing park views create a bright and beautiful urban feel. The natural light and a view line with the trees across the street provide a peaceful feeling at home. The unit has every thing you need and includes a long list ofupgrades: mahogany H/W floors, Nu-Heat heated tiles, crown mouldings, bosch dishwasher, granite countertops w/ undermount sink. The flex room provides ample storage or can be converted to an office. The den currently used as a baby's bedroom can be used as a reading room or breakfast bar. The Complex: Lounge and gym are located on the first floor. Parking and storage locker included in the underground. Shopping centre, movie theatre, park & field are all across the street.
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I have sold a property at 606 1009 harwood ST in Vancouver.
"MODERN" -by Amacon. Gorgeous, SE exposed New 1 bedroom+ den with False Creek & Granville Island Marina views! Featuring engineered H/W flooring, a/c system, roller blinds, kitchen with Bosch S/S appliances, polished stone counter tops w/full stone backsplash, double undermount sink, Grohe faucets & flat panel cabinets. Elegant bathroom finished with a flat panel designer vanity, chrome fixtures & polished stone countertops. Enjoy water views from your own private balcony. Insuite laundry, storage locker, 1 underground secured parking, fitness facility, roof top deck & 16 hour concierge service. Pets & Rentals allowed. Minutes to seawall, beaches & parks. NO GST!
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I have listed a new property at 506 2055 Yukon ST in Vancouver.
Beautiful city & mountain view. Stylish, Bright and Spacious one & den [w built in Murphy bed, easy 2nd bdrm], w separate office and balcony. Feat. 9ft ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, S S appliances, granite counters, gas range,H/W flr, F/P, &W/D. Centrally located in the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood close to the seawall. Only minutes away from Canada Line station w direct access to DT, Richmond and YVR airport. Across fr the Olympic village and close to all shopping along the Cambie corridor. Starbucks in your bldg! BONUS 2 PARKING & secure storage locker included. Concrete, Gym & Workshop. Perfect Pied-a-terre or for any professional who works at home.
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I have listed a new property at 2807 2807 Alder ST in Vancouver.
The proximity to the downtown core, the hospital, Oak St. to Richmond, the airport and the USA are just a few of the many benefits that come with residing in the "FAIRVIEW" sub-area! This is the only one-level town house unit on the marketnow. Excellent for family with young kids or seniors. Convenient walking distance to shopping, school, hospital, buses, and skytrain station. Brand new rainscreen and fire sprinkler system with 10 years warranty! 3 years new roof. Self managed strata with 6 units, only. Beautiful garden and patio. Outstanding functional floor plan with lots of storage space. Heating & hot water covered by monthly fee.
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I have sold a property at 423 396 1 AVE E in Vancouver.

South facing home. Parking + storage locker included! Linear kitchen with movable solid stone island, and premium KitchenAid appliances. Bath with Nuheat heated flooring, solid stone countertops and adeep soaker tub/shower combo. European wide-plank flooring throughout living area. Full size EnergStar rated Whirpool washer and dryer. Located in Southeast False Creek next to the Great Northern Way Campus, home to the Centre for Digital Media and future Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Walking distance to the seawall and transit stations. CANVAS features a professionally equipped fitness centre and a communal courtyard with fire pit and garden plots

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