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Please visit our Open House at 13 1350 6TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:30PM - 6:30PM
One level living! Nicely updated 2 bdrm plus den in prime Fairview Slopes loc. Complex was fully Rain Screened back in 2008. Generous room sizes to accom house sized furniture. Suite is located on the quiet side of complex. Lovely outdoor patio too for BBQ'g. Suite boasts lovely new hardwood floors & paint. Kitchen & bathrooms were renovated in 2011.Move in condition. 5 min walk to Granville Island and shops along Granville Street. 1st viewings Thur March 2nd, 530-630. Open House Sat March 4th, 2-4. 1 Pet OK. No Rentals.
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Please visit our Open House at 13 1350 6TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
One level living! Nicely updated 2 bdrm plus den in prime Fairview Slopes loc. Complex was fully Rain Screened back in 2008. Generous room sizes to accom house sized furniture. Suite is located on the quiet side of complex. Lovely outdoor patio too for BBQ'g. Suite boasts lovely new hardwood floors & paint. Kitchen & bathrooms were renovated in 2011.Move in condition. 5 min walk to Granville Island and shops along Granville Street. 1st viewings Thur March 2nd, 530-630. Open House Sat March 4th, 2-4. 1 Pet OK. No Rentals.
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Please visit our Open House at 5210 MARGUERITE ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
A Storybook home in prime Shaughnessy location. So much character and charm. Beautiful street appeal. Generous sized 66 x 162 ft lot ( 10672 sq ft) with RS-5 zoning. The back yard is like a park with old growth trees, intimate sitting areas and 2 car garage. The home has been beautifully maintained and has gone numerous upgrades over the past 20 years. Most recently a new basement level and a professionally landscaped yard designed by award winning Landscape Architect, Paul Sangha. Traditional cross hall plan LR & DR walks through to a generous sized kitchen area and family room w high ceilings opening to the outdoor living area. Upstairs there are 3 bdrms on 1 level and a 4th on the top level. This truly is a very special property. 1st Open House Sat Feb 25th, 2-4.
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Please visit our Open House at 2826 49TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Beautiful fully renovated Kerrisdale Character home. Fabulous 10,800 sq ft lot ( 72 x 150) ideal for those that want a large private sunny yard. This home offers so much with very little to do but just move in. Recently renovated kitchen plus all other renos done in the past 5 years. Large principal rooms throughout. Spacious entertainment sized ( south facing deck ) off the kitchen. For those that love sunshine this home offers light and a fully landscaped quiet rear yard with intimate sitting areas & views. The lower level is a "walk out" basement very bright and ideal for the kids to hang out. Large games & Exercise Studio. Open House Sat Feb 18th, 2-4. This home really has it all!
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Why save all the hearts and flowers for just one day? Tell whomever you love that you do--and often. Love is what makes a house a home, after all! But if you’re keen to celebrate this February 14th and recently buy a house in Vancouver, we’ve compiled a list for those of you new to the Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood where to splurge on your favourite person (and yourself!).


Vancouver Harbour Cruise for Two

Cruise the harbour for a three-hour dinner and dance. Featuring a live DJ, cash bar and complimentary glass of champagne, Spirit Cruises’ annual Vancouver Valentine’s Day Cruise is a memorable way to spend the most romantic day of the year, gliding along the water with the twinkling city lights as a backdrop. Ship off at 6:30 on Valentine’s, get your tickets here.


Indulge in Vancouver’s Annual Hot Chocolate Festival

Toast to the day of love and friendship with a steaming mug of cocoa, devised by some of Vancouver’s best chefs especially for the Hot Chocolate Festival. February 14th marks the last day of this annual event; a must-do on the list for new residents. Indulge at Mt. Pleasant institution French Made Baking, then download the free walking map to check out the rest of the best.


Valentine’s for One at the Last Crumb Bakery

Get cozy at the Last Crumb Bakery. Nostalgic baked goods and savoury treats await at this Mt. Pleasant cafe, and everything is made fresh and in small batches with no preservatives. So you can feel good about eating out for 1, because you are your best first love! Treat yourself well.


Romantic Dinner for Two at Burdock and Co. in Mt. Pleasant

Enjoy an elegant, candle-lit dinner for two at one of Mt. Pleasant’s most delicious restaurants. A celebration of what makes the Canadian Pacific Northwest so special, Burdock and Co. offers up an artisanal feast of natural West Coast flavours, craft beers and local wines.


Where’s your favourite local spot to celebrate Valentine’s? Share with us on Facebook!


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As Vancouver residents deal with one of the snowiest winters in decades, we’ve collected our favourite tips to keep your East Vancouver real estate protected from the unexpected wintery onslaught.


Shovel Early and Often

This is your #1 best bet to keeping your walkways, driveway, drains and landscaping safe and skid-free. As snow compacts, you’ll be facing ice that needs taking care of as well as slushy times ahead.

 

Slow Down It’s Slippery Out There!

Beware of slush! Whether you’re walking or driving around Mt. Pleasant and beyond, it has the potential to freeze so keep your front walk area free of this hazardous winter by-product. Same goes for Black Ice; this invisible peril is the result of snow melting as temperatures rise, then rapidly drop especially in shaded areas and as the sun goes down. Be aware, and go slow!


Clearing Snow Will Save your Cement

While the City of Vancouver is doing it’s best to clear roads and walkways, doing your part to keep your corner of the neighbourhood relatively snow-free is beneficial to everyone. Not only will you avoid a possible fine, but keeping walkways in front of your home and driveways clear will save the cement they’re made from. Ice can get into fine cracks and as it expands and melts, create craters in the material which will have to be filled in the Spring. So grab a shovel and enjoy the fresh air!


Salt Vs. Sand

Rock Salt lowers the freezing point of water and is traditionally used to keep snow from turning into ice. This mineral form of table salt is a relatively inexpensive and easy-to-get option. However, the salt residue can be harmful to your grass and shrubbery that line the drive and walkways. It can also eat away at concrete and steel over time, which isn’t good news in the long run for your driveway.


Sand on the other hand provides traction at any temperature without physically melting the ice. So if it gets buried by more snow, you’ll have to reapply this option more frequently. Be mindful when shoveling as the sand can clog drains which will be a problem later in the spring rainy season. Sandbox sand is your best bet for size of grain and availability.


Icicles and Ice Dams

Icicles may look lovely, but these frozen daggers pose a serious threat of injury as well as harm to your home. As it gets warmer out, they’ll start to melt and potentially break off; puncturing anything beneath them. They can also create ice dams which could lead to meltwater getting inside your home if there are any air leaks or inadequate insulation.


Share your best snow and ice coping methods with us on Facebook and from your Vancouver real estate experts: Be safe out there!


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The 2017 Metro Vancouver real estate market opened at 10.3% below the 10-year sales average for January.


“From a real estate perspective, it’s a lukewarm start to the year compared to 2016,” said Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president Dan Morrison. “While we saw near record-breaking sales at this time last year, home buyers and sellers are more reluctant to engage so far in 2017.”


1,523 residential properties sold last month, a 39.5% decrease from the 2,519 sales in January 2016 and a 11.1% decrease from the 1,714 sold in December 2016.


Property type is proving to be a key factor as townhome and condominiums continue to be active markets while detached homes are declining in popularity by about 7% since their peak last July.

An in-depth look at January 2017 Sales:

The 2017 Metro Vancouver real estate market opened at 10.3% below the 10-year sales average for January.


“From a real estate perspective, it’s a lukewarm start to the year compared to 2016,” said Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president Dan Morrison. “While we saw near record-breaking sales at this time last year, home buyers and sellers are more reluctant to engage so far in 2017.”

1,523 residential properties sold last month, a 39.5% decrease from the 2,519 sales in January 2016 and a 11.1% decrease from the 1,714 sold in December 2016.

Property type is proving to be a key factor as townhome and condominiums continue to be active markets while detached homes are declining in popularity by about 7% since their peak last July.

An in-depth look at January 2017 Sales:

New Listings (detached, attached, and apartment): 4,140
6.8% decrease from January 2016
215.5% increase from December 2016


Total Active listings on MLS®: 7,238
9.1% increase from January 2016
14.1% increase from December 2016


Sales-to-Active Listings Ratio: 21%


Benchmark price for all residential properties: $896,000
0.2% decrease from December 2016


Benchmark price for a detached property is $1,474,800
6.6% decline over the past 6 months
0.6% decrease from December 2016


Detached property sales totaled 444
57.6% decrease from January 2016


Benchmark price for an apartment property is $512,300
0.3% increase over the past 6 month
0.4% increase from December 2016


Apartment property sales totaled 825
24.7% decrease from January 2016


Benchmark price for an attached unit is $666,500
0.4% decrease over the past 6 months
0.7% increase from December 2016


Attached property sales totaled 254
32.4% decrease from January 2016


For a complete comparison, visitrebgv.org. Want to sell, buy, or require a consultation? Contact us today!


*REBGV Editor’s Note:  Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and South Delta.


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Please visit our Open House at 2826 49TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Beautiful fully renovated Kerrisdale Character home. Fabulous 10,800 sq ft lot ( 72 x 150) ideal for those that want a large private sunny yard. This home offers so much with very little to do but just move in. Recently renovated kitchen plus all other renos done in the past 5 years. Large principal rooms throughout. Spacious entertainment sized ( south facing deck ) off the kitchen. For those that love sunshine this home offers light and a fully landscaped quiet rear yard with intimate sitting areas & views. The lower level is a "walk out" basement very bright and ideal for the kids to hang out. Large games & Exercise Studio. 1st Viewings are Sat Feb 8th, 10-12. This home really has it all!
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Please visit our Open House at 7338 ONTARIO ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Steps to Langara Collage, Golf Course & Canada Line. Fabulous home on a 30 x 133 lot with separate legal 2 bdrm suite and 1 bdrm laneway house. Laneway is presently rented at $ 1500pm and 2 bdrm suite could be rented for $ 1800pm!! Top of the line finishes w 10 ft ceilings, Miele & Bosch Appliances. Home is equipped w AC, HRV, radiant heat & Smart Home controls. The extra long lot provides for a more spacious rear yard which comes with built in BBQ, kitchen and firepit. Home is ideal for growing family with space for inlaws, nanny or mortgage helper. All views by appt only. Open House Sat Feb 11th from 2-4. Rent out the laneway and 2 bedroom suite collecting $ 3300pm in rent.
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Please visit our Open House at 2826 49TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 4, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Beautiful fully renovated Kerrisdale Character home. Fabulous 10,800 sq ft lot ( 72 x 150) ideal for those that want a large private sunny yard. This home offers so much with very little to do but just move in. Recently renovated kitchen plus all other renos done in the past 5 years. Large principal rooms throughout. Spacious entertainment sized ( south facing deck ) off the kitchen. For those that love sunshine this home offers light and a fully landscaped quiet rear yard with intimate sitting areas & views . The lower level is a "walk out" basement very bright and ideal for the kids to hang out. Large games area. Easily suitable with all power and plumbing there for easy connection. 1st Viewings are Sat Feb 4th, 2-4. This home really has it all!
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