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New Listing: 21 – 533 East 3rd Street, North Vancouver

Founders Block North is a boutique collection of family-focused 2 bedroom condominiums and 3 & 4 bedroom townhomes, some including live-work or legal suites that are perfect as a mortgage helper or home business in North Vancouver's Moodyville neighborhood. [read more]

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Just Sold: 38351 Summit View Drive, Downtown Squamish

End unit town home in Eaglewind Nature's Gate development. Perfect location: walk to shopping, restaurants, amenities, 11.5 acre park, recreation and hiking trails. Fabulous open/wide floor plan with lots of windows, high ceilings, Chef's kitchen with island, stone counter tops, adjoining dining and large deck with gas bbq hook-up. [read more]

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Just Sold: 402 – 33 W Pender, Vancouver West

Modern studio loft with excellent rental revenue and short term accommodation potential, Downtown Vancouver. Welcome to 33 Living! With quick access to Gastown, Chinatown, the Financial District, False Creek Sea Wall and rapid transit, you're truly in the centre of it all. [read more]

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What is happening with Garibaldi at Squamish? | Squamish Chief

Former city planner and Squamish resident Sabina FooFat is on record as having opposed the earlier iteration of the Garibaldi at Squamish project. The previous plan for two golf courses, in particular, irked FooFat, who formerly worked for the District of Squamish for a decade and the City of Vancouver for five years. But times, plans and opinions change. [read more]

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INCREASED DEMAND HELPS HOUSING MARKET REACH BALANCED TERRITORY

“We’re seeing more balanced housing market conditions over the last three months compared to what we saw at this time last year,” Ashley Smith, REBGV president said. “Home buyers are more willing to make offers today, particularly in the townhome and apartment markets.”  [read more]

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Just Sold: 115 – 3600 Windcrest Drive, North Vancouver

Renovated and bright townhome with a South facing private patio ideal for entertaining, kids and pets. Concrete construction and a private two car garage. More storage than you’ll know what to do with! From here, feel at home close to parks, schools and more. [read more]

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Pre-Sale Assignment: 405 – BUILDING B THE RESIDENCES BY BOSA

Now available at the SOLD OUT Residences at Lynn Valley by Bosa Development. The most popular floor plan in the building (which was also the show home): 2 bedroom + den layout offering an expansive 1140sf of indoor living space in a functional layout with no wasted space and separated bedrooms. Enjoy views of Lynn Peak from your large covered outdoor balcony. [read more]

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New Price: 41446 GOVERNMENT RD, SQUAMISH

Like new 4 bed craftsman home with detached garage in Sunny Brackendale. Built-in 2004, this home has it all! Upstairs, find 3 generous bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The master with its own five piece ensuite and walk in closet is ideal for a king bed and sitting area. The main level offers 9′ ceilings, a fourth bedroom and a formal living room with gas fireplace. [read more]

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FEATURED PRE SALE COMMUNITY: WEST THIRD BY ANTHEM PROPERTIES

Introducing West Third by Anthem, a boutique collection of move-in ready concrete residences designed as a sophisticated sanctuary in one of the North Shore’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, Lower Lonsdale. West Third is immersed in the heart of a highly walkable area filled with everyday amenities and local luxuries, and just mere moments from the waterfront. [read more]

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New Testimonial!

Our decision to use Chris to market and sell our condo was based on his extensive knowledge and experience within the market. We were continuously impressed with his professionalism, out of the box ideas and patience through a complex transaction. We are so pleased with the outcome and couldn’t recommend Chris more!  [read more]

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New Listing: #306 – 1250 Burnaby St, Vancouver

I am excited to present my newest listing in Vancouver’s West End! Beautifully renovated one bedroom condo in the heart of Vancouver’s West End. This bright and spacious corner home … [read more]

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New Listing: #313 – 725 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

The final opportunity at Marine+Fell! Developed by Anthem Properties, Marine+Fell is a brand new mixed-use low rise community of 80 modern move-in ready homes. Centrally located on the Marine Drive corridor, M+F is steps to restaurants, breweries, transit, the spirit trail and more. [read more]

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Metro Vancouver housing market sees summer uptick in sales

“Home sales returned to more historically normal levels in July and August compared to what we saw in the first six months of the year,” said REBGV President Ashley Smith. [read more]

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Home Purchase Costs in B.C.

As a Buyer it is important to know how much cash you will need on the completion date of your home above and beyond your downpayment at the bank. Here is a short list: [read more]

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New Listing: #301 – 444 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Beautiful renovation in the heart of Lower Lonsdale! From the moment you enter this recently renovated 2 bedroom home, you'll be impressed by the quality of updates and the attention to detail. Extensively renovated with a designer touch, this home shows like new and is perfect for a Buyer looking for something a little different. Ask for a renovation list! [read more]

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JUST SOLD: 22 1800 MAMQUAM RD, SQUAMISH

HOME IS HERE! Townhome living in highly sought after Garibaldi Estates. Boasting 3 beds, 2.5 baths, your own front door, garage & yard! The bright main floor offers a powder room, open concept living, kitchen, & dining rooms w/ plenty of space for house sized furniture, stone counters, large island, SS appliances & ample storage complete the perfect townhouse kitchen. [read more]

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JUST SOLD: 8 849 TOBRUCK AVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

Bright, renovated and move-in ready! This Southwest corner townhome has room for your growing family! Welcome to Garden Terrace on peaceful Tobruck Ave. Garden Terrace is a boutique townhome community steps to schools, Mosquito Creek Park, transit and shopping along Marine Dr. [read more]

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New Listing: 115 3600 Windcrest Drive, North Vancouver

Renovated and bright townhome with a South facing private patio ideal for entertaining, kids and pets. Concrete construction and a private two car garage. More storage than you'll know what to do with! From here, feel at home close to parks, schools and more. [read more]

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New Listing: 22 1800 Mamquam Rd, Squamish

HOME IS HERE! Townhome living in highly sought after Garibaldi Estates. Boasting 3 beds, 2.5 baths, your own front door, garage & yard! The bright main floor offers a powder room, open concept living, kitchen, & dining rooms w/ plenty of space for house sized furniture, stone counters, large island, SS appliances & ample storage complete the perfect townhouse kitchen. [read more]

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New Listing: 8 849 Tobruck Ave, North Vancouver

Bright, renovated and move-in ready! This Southwest corner townhome has room for your growing family! Welcome to Garden Terrace on peaceful Tobruck Ave. Garden Terrace is a boutique townhome community steps to schools, Mosquito Creek Park, transit and shopping along Marine Dr. [read more]

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Coming Soon: Renovated 3 Bedroom Townhome in North Vancouver

Coming soon in North Vancouver! Renovated 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom townhome ideal for the growing family. This end unit townhome offers a sunny Southwest exposure, excellent outdoor space with two large balconies, a cozy gas fireplace and modern  updates throughout including kitchens, bathrooms and more. [read more]

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New Listing: 402 33 W Pender St, Vancouver

Modern studio loft with excellent rental revenue and short term accommodation potential, Downtown Vancouver. Welcome to 33 Living! With quick access to Gastown, Chinatown, the Financial District, False Creek Sea Wall and rapid transit, you're truly in the centre of it all. [read more]

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New Listing: 41446 Government Rd, Squamish

Like new 4 bed craftsman home with detached garage in Sunny Brackendale. Built-in 2004, this home has it all! Upstairs, find 3 generous bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The master with its own five piece ensuite and walk in closet is ideal for a king bed and sitting area. The main level offers 9' ceilings, a fourth bedroom and a formal living room with gas fireplace. [read more]

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Job Posting! Real Estate Sale & Marketing Assistant

I am looking to hire a real estate marketing and administration coordinator to work part time from home and/or out of my North Vancouver office 3 days per week. I'm looking for three consecutive days of your time, so Mon - Wed or Tues - Thurs, 930am-230pm. It would be ideal if the candidate lived on the North Shore. [read more]

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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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