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BC offering $850 rebate to scrap your old car and buy an e-bike

“Our government is focused on protecting the environment and working in partnership with communities to improve our walking, cycling, and other active networks,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “By making it easier for people to move around our communities using active transportation, we cut down on carbon pollution and help make life better for people.” [read more]

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New Client Testimonial!

We wish to express a heartfelt than you! From he beginning, your cheerful and calm demeanor put us at ease. The beautiful photos/video of our place motivated that quick sell along with your time to show it to potential Buyers. Right to the last day when we found ourselves stuck...you were there. We wish you all the best! [read more]

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May sees modest increase in home sales while housing supply reaches five-year high

“Whether you’re a buyer looking to make an offer or a seller looking to list your home, getting your pricing right is the key in today’s market,” Smith said. “To be competitive, it’s important to work with your local REALTOR® to assess and understand the latest trends in your neighbourhood and property type of choice.” [read more]

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Principal Residence + Short-Term Rentals + Resale = Capital Gains Tax

Most Canadians know they’ll pay capital gains tax to the Canada Revenue Agency when they sell an asset, such as their home, or investment for more than they paid. They also know and appreciate the fact their principal residence is exempt. However not every homeowner that rents part-time realizes their homes’ principal residence status could change because it’s being used differently and that 50% of the gain may be taxable as part of their regular income. [read more]

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Just Sold! 3 – 1233 Main St, Downtown Squamish

I am very excited to announce I have just sold 3 - 1233 Main St in Downtown Squamish. Congratulations to my clients who were able to sell their home for 99% of asking price after only one week on market! Thank you for trusting me with the sale of your home. [read more]

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Just Sold! 203 – 3205 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver

I am very excited to announce I have just sold 203 - 3205 Mountain Highway in Lynn valley, North Vancouver. Congratulation to my clients who were able sell their investment property for full asking price after only one week on market! [read more]

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Just Sold! 202 – 1617 Grant St, East Vancouver

I am excited to announce 202 - 1617 Grant St, one block off of Commercial Drive in East Vancouver is now sold. Congratulations to my client who were able to see their home for full asking price after only one week on market. [read more]

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Just Sold! 1409 W 6th Ave, Vancouver

An attractive contemporary two bedroom townhome uniquely, in a concrete building. Generous principal rooms with easy access to a south facing private patio. This home offers a front door on a quiet street on Vancouver's Westside and includes two parking stalls, and an oversized storage locker. Common area facilities include exercise, boardroom, and workshop. [read more]

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New Listing! Assignment of Pre Sale Contract, Downtown Squamish

Assignment of purchase contract at the soon to be completed The Main on Cleveland Ave, Downtown Squamish! Home #208 is a 697sf 1 bed home with a large den, big enough to be a second guest bedroom, place for a growing family or an ideal spot for all your gear/toys! This home features over-height ceilings, laminate flooring throughout (except in bedroom), in-suite laundry and modern finishings. [read more]

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New Listing! 3 – 1233 Main St, Downtown Squamish

Modern & bright with space for the whole family! At 1845sf with oversized rooms throughout, this well cared for & move-in ready 3 bed 2.5 bath townhome ticks all the boxes! Upstairs, be inspired by the expansive master bedroom with private ensuite, walk-in closet and a bright South exposure. [read more]

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New Listing! 202 – 1617 Grant St, East Vancouver

Extensive renovations and an A+ location make this home on popular Grant St a must see! Private and bright, this 1 bed + in-suite storage home has received numerous updates including paint throughout, flooring, kitchen cabinets, quartz counters, backsplash, stainless steel kitchen appliances with gas range and more! [read more]

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New Listing! 40523 N Highlands Way, Squamish!

Welcome to 40523 N Highlands Way in coveted Garibaldi Highlands! This renovated family home on a private lot backing on to green space is a must see. Enjoy sunny mountain views from your large front yard as you watch the kids walk to Garibaldi Highlands Elementary. Recently renovated, updates include a new metal roof, complete kitchen incl. counters, cabinets, appliances, backsplash and flooring. [read more]

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Reduced demand + increased supply remain the trend across Vancouver’s housing market

“There are more homes for sale in our market today than we’ve seen since October 2014. This trend is more about reduced demand than increased supply,” Smith said. “The number of new listings coming on the market each month are consistent with our long-term averages. It’s the reduced sales activity that’s allowing listings to accumulate.” [read more]

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New Listing! 203 – 3205 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver

Welcome to Mill House in the heart of walkable Lynn Valley! Built by Marcon, a local builder with a reputation for quality, Mill House offers piece-of-mind with portions of 2/5/10 warranty remaining and full rain screen technology. Amenities include a party room, oversized and secure private storage locker complete with roll up door for every home, electric car charging station and car/dog wash station! [read more]

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Just Sold! Deep Cove Renovation or New Home Building Opportunity!

Spectacular WATERFRONT renovation or new home building opportunity steps to Deep Cove Village. Offering approx. 33' of direct waterfront access, unobstructed water views, privacy and a sunny South exposure, waterfront opportunities like this are rare. [read more]

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New Client Testimonial!

“As first time home buyers, we were a little worried about finding the right realtor until close friends recommended Chris. They raved about how personable, honest and thorough he was when purchasing their home. [read more]

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JUST SOLD! BREATHTAKING VIEWS & EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS!

I am very excited to report 205 - 1466 Pemberton Ave in Squamish is now sold! Breathtaking views and extensive renovations make this move-in ready 2 bed 2 bath home at Marina Estates a must see! Pride of ownership is evident through the pristine condition & many tasteful updates including: stainless steel appliances, newer washer/dryer, newer hot water tank, updated laminate flooring & designer paint. [read more]

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North Vancouver approves new brewery district for Lonsdale

A sizeable area near the City of North Vancouver’s Lonsdale waterfront has been designated as the region’s newest brewery cluster. Last week, North Vancouver city council approved an industrial commercial zoning amendment recommended by city staff for the 200 block of East 1st Avenue and the 200 and 300 blocks of East Esplanade, effectively turning a multi-city block area into a brewery district. [read more]

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MLS Medallion Club 2018 – Top 10% of Realtors in Vancouver!

I am excited to announce I have been presented the 2018 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver MLS Medallion Club award, representing the top 10% of Real Estate Advisors in … [read more]

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3 strategies to make selling a home in 2019 less stressful

Selling a home is stressful. It’s probably the single largest transaction you’ll make in a lifetime. Add in the fear of a downturn, a possible recession, and market uncertainty and … [read more]

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Coming Soon! SHOWS LIKE NEW IN THE HEART OF LYNN VALLEY!

Coming soon to Mill House in Lynn Valley. Modern finishings, over-height ceilings and a massive high security storage locker with steel roll up door make this home a must see. Contact listing agent for more in! [read more]

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New Listing! Breathtaking Views & Extensive Renovations!

Breathtaking views and extensive renovations make this move-in ready 2 bed 2 bath home at Marina Estates a must see! Pride of ownership is evident through the pristine condition & many tasteful updates including: stainless steel appliances, newer washer/dryer, newer hot water tank, updated laminate flooring & designer paint. [read more]

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New Listing! Modern Jr. 2 Bedroom Condo in Squamish

Hello First-time Buyers and Investors! Welcome to Cleveland Courtyard, a boutique concrete building in the heart of Downtown Squamish! #304 is a move-in ready East facing end unit with breathtaking views of the Chief! Enjoy morning coffee or an evening BBQ with friends from your massive balcony. [read more]

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Just Sold: Move-in Ready Townhome Close to Transit

I am very excited to have just sold 23 230 Tenth St, a move in ready 2 bed 2.5 bath move-in ready townhome in Uptown, New Westminster. Congrats to my first time buyer clients who picked up this 1455 sq. ft. three level home within walking distance of the Skytrain for under $700,000!  [read more]

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Positive equity. What are my options?!

Positive equity. What does it all mean?! If you purchased your a home in Metro Vancouver within the past 3-5 years, it's likely you're in a positive equity position. Positive equity in your home includes your original down payment at the bank as well as any 'lift' or appreciation in the property since you bought. [read more]

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New Listing: Deep Cove Waterfront Building Opportunity

Spectacular WATERFRONT BUILDING OPPORTUNITY. Renovate existing cottage or build your dream home only a short walk from Deep Cove Village on Panorama Dr. Offering unobstructed WATER VIEWS and a magnificent South exposure, the options to build a one-of-a-kind dream home are yours to explore. [read more]

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NEW PRICE! MODERN TWO BEDROOM CONDO IN LYNN VALLEY

203 2665 Mountain Highway in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver is now offered at $679,900! Welcome to Canyon Springs built by Polygon Homes. Live in the heart of walkable Lynn Valley only a few blocks from groceries, restaurants, schools, transit and beautiful outdoor amenities and trails. Canyon Springs is a 3 year new building still under warranty that allows pets and rentals. [read more]

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Massive $3.5-billion Squamish ski resort aiming for 2025 opening (RENDERINGS)

The development is funded and spearheaded by NHL Vancouver Canucks-owners Aquilini Investment Group and Northland Properties Corporation, which owns the NHL Dallas Stars, Sutton Place Hotels, Denny’s Canada, Moxie’s Grill & Bar, … [read more]

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Sea To Sky Gondola- The Local’s Annual Pass

  Enjoy year round events and activities as a Sea to Sky Gondola passholder. Don’t miss favourite events like Mountain Music, Spirit of Christmas, Mountaintop Yoga and so much more. … [read more]

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Coming Soon: Deep Cove Waterfront Building Opportunity

Spectacular WATERFRONT BUILDING OPPORTUNITY. Renovate existing cottage or build your dream home only a short walk from Deep Cove Village on Panorama Dr. Offering unobstructed WATER VIEWS and a magnificent … [read more]

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