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Just Sold! Brand new 3 Bed townhome with Roof Deck in North Vancouver

Just sold! Very excited to announce my first deal of 2021. Congratulations to the Buyers! [read more]

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Metro Vancouver housing market shows resilience in 2020

“After adapting to the COVID-19 environment, local home buyer demand and seller supply returned at a steady pace throughout the summer, fall and winter seasons," Gerber said. "Shifting housing needs and low interest rates were key drivers of this activity in 2020. Looking ahead, the supply of homes for sale will be a critical factor in determining home price trends in 2021.” [read more]

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November home sales outpace seasonal norms and long-term averages

"The supply of homes for sale are a critical factor in understanding home price trends," Gerber said. "The total number of homes for sale in Metro Vancouver is lagging behind the pace of demand right now. This trend favours home sellers in today's market." [read more]

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JUST LISTED // 211 177 W 3RD STREET, LOWER LONSDALE, NORTH VANCOUVER

Just listed! Brand New 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo in Lower Lonsdale. West Third by Anthem Properties is a luxurious concrete building offering 57 move-in ready residences ranging from 2 … [read more]

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JUST LISTED //35 528 E 2ND STREET, LOWER LONSDALE, NORTH VANCOUVER

Just listed! Beautiful new townhome in Lower Lonsdale! Founders Block South presents a new generation of 56 move-in ready townhomes, including three and four bedroom plus den townhomes, some including … [read more]

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JUST LISTED // 24 533 E 3RD STREET, LOWER LONSDALE, NORTH VANCOUVER

Just listed! Beautiful new 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome in Lower Lonsdale! Founders Block North is a boutique collection of family-focused 2 bedroom condominiums and 3 & 4 bedroom townhomes, … [read more]

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8 homes sold in October!

I had the pleasure of selling 8 homes in October. What a month - regionally, October 2020 was the second busiest October on record. It sure felt like it. Congratulation to my clients. Thank you for your trust and confidence! If you are thinking of buying or selling, let’s chat. I’d love to share with you what made October so busy. [read more]

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REBGV Market Update // October 2020

Home sale and listing resurgence extends into the fall Home sale and new listing activity remained at near record levels across Metro Vancouver in October. The Real Estate Board of Greater … [read more]

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Just Sold // 120 735 W 15th Ave, North Vancouver

This one ticks all the boxes! Don't miss this STUNNING corner unit, 1 level, 2 BR, 2 full BTH townhome perfectly situated on a quiet street only steps to shops, transit and Mosquito Creek dog trail. Seven35, a contemporary West Coast inspired development built by award winning Adera, was built to incredibly high standards with both Leed Platinum and Built Green Gold Certifications. [read more]

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Port of Metro Vancouver lifts Deep Cove Dock Ban

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has lifted a 12-year-old moratorium on new recreational docks in Indian Arm and the eastern portion of Burrard Inlet. The port, which has jurisdiction over the harbour, banned the installation of any new docks in 2008 when they deemed their application process was outdated. [read more]

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Just Sold // 312 1621 Hamilton Ave, North Vancouver

Just sold! Congratulations to my clients on the sale of this gorgeous 1 bedroom condo in North Vancouver. [read more]

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Just Sold // 3180 Yukon St, Vancouver

Just sold! Congratulations to my clients on the purchase of this modern 1/2 duplex home in Cambie Village! [read more]

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New Listing // 1001 1783 Manitoba St, Vancouver

Welcome to The Residences at West! Enjoy the convenience of living in Vancouver's Olympic Village next to restaurants, London Drugs, Urban Fare, breweries and more! With a Walk Score of 90, living in the Village means you're steps from transit including Science World and Cambie Skytrain Stations and the SE False Creek Sea Wall. [read more]

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REBGV Market Update // September 2020

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,643 in September 2020, a 56.2 per cent increase from the 2,333 sales recorded in September 2019, and a 19.6 per cent increase from the 3,047 homes sold in August 2020. [read more]

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New Price // 312 1621 Hamilton Ave, North Vancouver

Heywood on the Park is a modern boutique building built with by renowned Marcon Construction. Completed in 2015, quality materials and craftsmanship are evident throughout. Amenities include bike room and party room. [read more]

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Just Sold // 207 1201 W 16th St, North Vancouver

Just sold! Congratulations to my client on the purchase of this gorgeous condo in Norgate. [read more]

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New Listing // 312 1621 Hamilton Ave, North Vancouver

Live next to beautiful Heywood Park in this like-new 1 bed+DEN home! Heywood on the Park is a modern boutique building built with by renowned Marcon Construction. Completed in 2015, quality materials and craftsmanship are evident throughout. [read more]

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New Listing // 311 177 W 3rd Ave, North Vancouver

West Third by Anthem Properties is a luxurious concrete building offering 57 move-in ready residences ranging from 2 bedroom to 3 bedroom+den located in the coveted neighbourhood of Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver. [read more]

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New Listing // 304 177 W 3rd Ave, North Vancouver

The striking west-coast architecture will feature retail storefronts at the street level with elevated interior design focused on creating bright and open spaces with details such as air conditioning, quartz countertops and engineered hardwood flooring. #304 is a large 2 bed + laundry room corner home with generous outdoor terrace space ideal for outdoor entertaining. [read more]

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New Price // TH2 238 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver

Centrally located in the heart of Lower Lonsdale, just a short stroll or bike ride to restaurants, cafes, markets, shops and trails. TH2 offers three generous bedrooms, three bathrooms, generous outdoor space and your own street front door! [read more]

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The Unusual World of Pandemic Economics

“The COVID-19 recession has battered many sectors of the BC economy. However, looking at recent data in the housing market, it would be difficult to tell there was a recession at all,” says BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “In a typical recession, we would see falling demand and rising supply, but this recession is anything but typical.” [read more]

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Home sale and listing activity continues to increase in August

“Low interest rates and limited overall supply of homes for sale are creating competition in today’s housing market,” Gerber said. “Your local REALTOR® can help you navigate today’s market and ensure that the latest public health requirements are followed at every step of the process. Above all, safety has to remain our top priority during this pandemic.”just west vanc [read more]

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Just Sold // 204 177 W 3rd Ave, North Vancouver

Just sold! Congratulations to my clients on the sale of this gorgeous 2 bedroom condo in Lower Lonsdale in the West Third new home community. [read more]

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REBGV Market Update // June 2020

“REALTORS® continue to optimize new technology tools and practices to help their clients meet their housing needs in a safe and responsible way,” Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said “Over the last three months, home buyers and sellers have become more comfortable operating within the physical distancing and other safety protocols in place.” [read more]

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Client Testimonial!

As first time home buyers with little knowledge of the market, Chris supported us through every aspect of the home buying process. Chris was very responsive and attentive to our needs and was always willing to take the time to answer any questions we had in a way that left us feeling confident. [read more]

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New Price // 2304 – 1775 QUEBEC ST, MOUNT PLEASANT, VANCOUVER

This modern 2 bedroom Olympic Village view apartment is now offered at $985,000. [read more]

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Just sold // 304 – 1425 Esquimalt Ave, Ambleside, West Vancouver

Just sold! Congratulations to my clients on the successful marketing and sale of their family investment property in walkable Ambleside, West Vancouver.  [read more]

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Just Sold // 204 – 250 W 4th St, Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver

Just sold! Congratulations to my first time buyer clients on the purchase of their new home in Lower Lonsdale!  [read more]

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Home prices remain steady in today’s market

"Home prices have been stable during the COVID-19 period," Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said. "While we’re seeing a variety of long-term projections for the market, it's critical to understand the facts and trends as they emerge." [read more]

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Mortgage rule changes: CMHC tightens requirements for homebuyers

Qualifying for a mortgage is about to get harder for anyone who doesn’t have at least a 20 per cent down payment for a home, which is likely to have an outsized effect on first-time buyers. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is tightening its rules to qualify for an insured mortgage. [read more]

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