Another very satisfied client!! This past weekend we SOLD this lovely Point Grey property. Our marketing strategy was to attract as many potential buyers in the 1st week of the home being listed. This 50 x 122 ft lot sold with 11 offers! The buyers bid up the price to $ 2.95 million which sets a new high benchmark for properties of this kind in the upper Pt Grey Area! We are just thrilled for our clients.

P.S. There are no plans for development.


Do you love holiday entertaining but not the hours of preparation? We’ve compiled a list of high-end eating establishments that will satisfy your taste buds and keep you out of the kitchen!

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

900 West Georgia St., 604-647-0517

For $375, 8-10 people can enjoy a roasted Fraser Valley Tom turkey with sage and sausage stuffing, roasted root vegetables and brussels sprouts, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, cranberry Triple Sec relish, giblet gravy, traditional mincemeat tart, artisan bread rolls, and creamery butter. Orders are for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day only. Pick-up is between 10am-3pm.

The Sutton Place Hotel

845 Burrard St., 604-682-5511 ext. 34

Their $375 meal serves 8-12 people with an 18-pound roasted turkey, apple sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, seasonal veggies, cranberry sauce, gravy, dinner rolls, and cranberry cheesecake to top it all off. The deadline for ordering is Dec. 21st as they are limited in numbers. The Sutton Place is already sold out for Christmas Day, but you can still order for Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Pick-up is between 11:30am-7pm.

Max’s Deli & Bakery

3105 Oak Street, 604-733-4838

Enjoy an 18-20 person meal for $279 that includes a 22-pound turkey with stuffing, mashed potato, yam and veggie medley, and in-house cranberry sauce and gravy. The deli recommends ordering by the 11th to ensure your reservation. You have the option of pick-up or delivery, hot or cold, and anytime before Christmas.

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop

269 Powell Street, 604-566-9229

Big Lou’s only offers a ready-to-bake meal that includes non-medicated, free run, Fraser Valley 12-pound (minimum) turkey already tied and seasoned with Italian sausage stuffing, mashed potato, roasted seasonal veggies, cranberry sauce, and gravy. This $165 meal feeds 8-10 people. If you order by the 11th, you will received 10% off! Dec. 18th is the deadline for all other orders. Pick-up can happen between Dec. 20-24. Please note their hours: Mon-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5, and Christmas Eve 11-4.

Whole Foods Market

Various locations

Whole Foods is there for you whether you need meals with all the trimmings that serve 4 or 8, or classic side dishes to complete your meal. Their meals are centred around traditional turkey, pork loin, roast lamb, or ham, and they even have vegan or gluten free options! Take a browse through their extensive holiday options. You can order either online or in person (ask for the Holiday Solutions table). Call the store for order deadlines as they are inventory based, and order at least 48 hours in advance. You can pick-up at anytime, until 7pm on Christmas Eve, and they are closed Christmas day.  



I always say, “The best time to sell is when it's right for you." There is never an ideal time to sell when you consider our busy lives. Selling your home gets in the way of routine which just makes the whole process darn inconvenient. That being said, if you want to sell, ideally you want to make sure the process from start to finish is one that does not consume your lives for an extended period of time. Most homeowners are relieved when their home sells in less than a month. Anything longer and it begins to wear on sellers' patience.

If you have a home to sell in 2015 you should be thinking of selling anytime from late January onward. Late January would not normally be a time that you would consider simply because gardens are still asleep due to the winter. In Vancouver, over the past several years, the late winter market has proven to be an opportune time to sell. Why, you ask. It is the Lunar New Year, a time when many overseas buyers travel to Vancouver for the purpose of buying real estate. This is a very busy time many smart homeowners have taken advantage of with tremendous success when it comes to selling their homes. This year the Chinese (Lunar) New Year is on February 19th. Typically we see a pickup in home sales 2 weeks before the New Year which lasts for at least a month after. If I was a homeowner on Vancouver’s West Side, I would seriously be looking to be on the market by no later than mid-February to take advantage of the traditionally busy time.


Andrew & Jill Hasman



The Real Estate Board of Vancouver (REBGV) just released their report for November 2014. For a month that is traditionally more quiet out of the year, home buyers in Metro Vancouver remained active!

Take residential property sales in Metro Vancouver, for example. They reached 2,516 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) last month. Even though that’s a 17.7% decline from the 3,057 sales in October 2014, it’s still an 8.4% increase compared to November 2013 at 2,321 sales.

The overall good news is that last month’s sales were 6.9% above the 10 year sales average for the month of November!

Read the full article here


Please visit our Open House at 3866 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prime Pt Grey location just 1/s block to Lord Byng. Sec. Lot size is 49.5 x 122. RS-1 Zoned. Lovely 4/5 bdrm character home beaut. maint by present owners. Move in cond. or build your dream home of approx 4200 sq. ft plus a Lane Way hometoo. Beaut. tree lined street with sunny south facing rear yard and some winter Views from the north side of the home. Truly a very special location. School Catch. is Queen Eliz Elem & Lord Byng Sec. UBC is 5 min away. Public Open House is Sat Dec 13th 2-4pm. 1st viewings are Tue Dec 9th 10-12 Noon.

Detached Homes:

-Sales in November 2014 were down 16% from last year, but the average sale price is up 16% to $ 2.963 million. House inventory is down by 9% from 730 units to 664 units.
-Month’s supply is 5.6 this year vs 5.2 months a year ago. This indicates in average terms a ‘balanced market’.


Condos and Townhomes:

-Sales were down 20%  for townhomes and up 13% for condos during November 2014 vs a year ago. The average selling prices were 18% higher for townhomes to $ 1,002,000 and 6% higher for condos to $ 647,700. Inventory was unchanged for townhomes and down 8% for condos at the end of November compared to a year ago.
-Month’s supply for townhomes was up to 5 months from 4 months and for condos down to 4.3 months from 5.3 months a year ago. These figures indicate a fairly balanced market with slight upward price pressure.


It’s important to note that the above statistics are for the West Side as a whole. Markets really do vary by specific neighborhoods and by the type of property. If you have any questions about the market in your neighborhood then it’s wise to speak with a realtor who has presence in your area. Call us today at 604-657-7936 and we will be happy to provide you with some helpful market information specific to your neighborhood.

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