Please visit our Open House at 4546 BELMONT AVE in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, May 2, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rare oppty in lower Pt Grey just 1 block to Locarno Beach. RS-1 Zoned 55 x 100 ft lot ready for your dream home. Existing home is livable but value is for Land. Private sunny rear yard. A new home will boast partial views of the ocean,mountains and city from 2nd level and roof deck. The location is 2nd to none. Close to some of Vancouver's best schools, UBC, Locarno Beach and Spanish Banks. Properties like this rarely come avail. 1st Viewings are Tue April 28th, 10-12, public open house Sat May 1st, 2-4. Offers if any Sun May 2nd.

Please visit our Open House at 2627 34TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Best Priced 60 x 130 New Home in Mackenzie Hts
Prime West Side location in Mackenzie Hts. Close to the best schools. Over 4700 sq. ft of living on this generous 60 x 130 lot with partial views of city & mtns. The home boasts 3 spacious bdrms up (all with ensuites). the master suite is huge plus a private roof deck with views. Kitchen and great room open up to a wonderful entertainment sized patio deck over looking the back yard. Lower level has a spacious rec room, jacuzzi room, bar area plus 2 add'l bdrms. 4 car garage. Viewings are strictly by appt only. School Catch. is Prince of Wales Sec and Kerrisdale Elem.

You don't have to search too far to know that Vancouver's housing market is red hot. Home prices continue to edge higher towards record levels. Single family homes are seeing the most appreciation.

With prices moving higher, what's the best strategy when pricing your home?

Our advice: if your home is located in an area of strong demand and low supply, price your home on the low side to create multiple offers.

Buyers will always gravitate towards a property that is priced lower and where there is a frenzy of activity. Human nature tells us that people always want what's in high demand! If there is a frenzy of activity on your home you can bet there are always 1 or 2 buyers who have already been outbid on 1 or 2 other houses in the past. Those buyers tend to be very motivated and more emotional with their decision making process. An emotional buyer will typically pay you more than the buyer who is bidding purely based on numbers. 

Multiple offers also set the seller up for more straight forward offers. The idea in a multiple offer scenario is to bring the seller "subject free" bids with dates and terms to the seller's liking .

Also critical to the process is to not allow offers to be presented until a fixed date –at least 1 week after the home hits the market. Carefully consider a buyer that offers you a price after just 2 days on the market. The seller wants to ensure that before all offers are presented, all qualified buyers would have seen the home. We want to try to attract as many bids as possible.

On Vancouver's West and Eastside we have seen many homes employ this strategy with tremendous success!

If you are contemplating the sale of your home, a well seasoned realtor who works in your neighbourhood will be able to guide you in the right direction. We would be happy to give you an assessment, just give us a call at 604-657-7936.

Happy selling!


As spring slowly turns to summer, it is impossible not to be drawn out of Vancouver to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding our wonderful city. Whether you’re spending a day with your family taking a short hike, or lounging lake-side, there are innumerable options to choose from – thankfully, many of these are much closer than you might think.

Here are 5 quintessentially west-coast day trips for your next sunny Sunday, all under two-hours from Downtown:

1.Steveston Village, Richmond

A thirty minute drive from downtown, Steveston village is a sweet sea-side town where visitors can enjoy a quaint harbour, beaches and the historic land-marks of this salmon canning town. Perfect for fish n’ chips and walk on the water, Steveston is a relaxed reprieve from the bustle of Vancouver.


2.Deep Cove, North Vancouver

Nestled in the North Shore Mountains, Deep Cove is a delightful mix of an outdoor sports enthusiast’s paradise, and a family friendly spot for a picnic and light hike. Offering Kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking trails of varying length and difficulty, Deep Cove has something for everyone. Honourable mention to Honey’s Donuts - after a long paddle, these donuts will tempt even the most dedicated health enthusiasts.  

3. Alice Lake Provincial Park

Past Shannon Falls on the Sea to Sky high-way, Alice Lake is a provincial park and campground that proves why so many Canadians flock to the forest in the summer months. Enjoy camping, canoeing, lake side sun-bathing and swimming all just 1hr 20mins from Vancouver. On your drive up, the breath taking views off the Sea to Sky highway will tempt you to stop for a picture or two.  

4. Belcarra Regional Park

Just 50 minutes out of Vancouver is Belcarra Regional Park. Located at the entrance to Indian Arm, you can enjoy short walks along the shore-line, as well as swimming in Sasamat Lake. Belcarra offers a variety of sights and activities, and all in perfect proximity to the city.

5. Sea to Summit Trail

For something more rigorous, check out the Sea to Summit hiking trail, which climbs the back side of the famous Stawamus Chief rock-climbing site. This 900 metre climb is intermediate, but views of Howe Sound, Sky Pilot and the surrounding mountain peaks will make the effort more than worth-while. Be sure to bring lots of water and a power bar or two as this hike can take up to 5 hours!


Please visit our Open House at 4449 PINE CREST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prestigiously set on a large lot ( 11009 sq. ft) in Shaughnessy. Plans and Permit Ready to build your dream home of approx 7200 sq. ft or hold for investment. The 4200 sq. ft existing home epitomizes traditional charm w cross hall living &dining w oak floors and mouldings. Spacious open floor plan, private garden and loc on one of Shaughnessy's prettiest streets. Walking Dist to Yorkhouse, Little Flower Acad. & Shaughnessy Elem. 1st viewings Tue April 14th , 4-6pm by appt. Realtors Open Thur April 16th 10-12. Public Open Sat April 18th 2-4. Offers ( if any ) by 5pm April 18th.

Please visit our Open House at 3090 45TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quiet private loc in Kerrisdale. Nicely maint Character home is livable and sits on a 50 x 132 lot with mature private hedges all around. This home is priced at land value and will accom ( with City Approval ) up to 4600 sq. ft of new home.Located walking distance to Croften House Private School & Kerrisdale Elem & Annex. Could not find a better location. The home offers 3 bdrms up plus 2 add'l bdrms on the main. Buy and hold, renovate or build a new home. Open House Sun April 12th from 2-4. Best priced 50 x 132 ft lot in the area for a quiet street. Don't miss out.

Please visit our Open House at 3519 49TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Quiet Part of W 49th below SW marine Dr
Beaut custom family home in prime Southlands N'hood. This home and property provides tremendous value on an oversized 60 x 155 ft lot. Just 6 yrs young and blt by Trasolini Chetner, offers 3840 sq. ft on 3 lvls ( all above grade). Over htceilings and an abundance of natural light streams t/o the home. Main lvl provides for spac. principal rms w gorg HW floors. Gourmet Kitchen and Great Rm for the family to congregate. The Great Rm opens up w sliding wall system to an entertain. sized patio and private back yard. Up there are 4 bdrms inc oversized master bdrm and spa like ensuite. The 3rd level provides a large Flex space ideal as a games or family room. School Catch is Kerrisdale Elem & Pt Grey Sec. Close to Croften Priv. Sch.
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