Chris Brown | Real Estate Advisor


North Shore, Vancouver + Sea to Sky Real Estate

JUST SOLD: THOUGHTFULLY RENOVATED END UNIT TOWNHOME IN SQUAMISH

I am very excited to have just sold 32 40200 Government Rd, a thoughtfully renovated end unit townhome at the popular Viking Ridge community in beautiful Squamish, B.C. Congratulations to my seller who was able to achieve a record setting price in this strata after only two weeks on market! I am very excited to see them move up the market into a brand new luxury half duplex later this year!  [read more]

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New Listing: Modern 3 bedroom Townhome Downtown Squamish

Welcome to Natures Gate at Eaglewind, one of the most popular doublewide townhome developments in Squamish. From this location, you're a quick walk to schools, trails, the local dog park and Downtown amenities including groceries, coffee shops, restaurants and the Brew Pub! On the top level, you'll find three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. [read more]

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New Listing: THOUGHTFULLY RENOVATED END UNIT TOWNHOME IN SQUAMISH

#32 is an updated end unit with a large garage and tons of storage. Recent updates include flooring, kitchen counter and backsplash, appliances, complete bathroom update, paint and patio updates. Ask for the full list! With only a quick 45 min drive to North Vancouver and 35 minutes to Creekside in Whistler, this location gives you the best of Squamish living with access to world class amenities. [read more]

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New Pre Sale Opportunity: Bosa Townhomes Squamish

BOSA Properties first major development in Squamish, BC will be located on the Mamquam Blind Channel and will be built out over 5-8 years and will include a multi-phased development of mixed residential and commercial/retail use. This 53-acre development site will offer just under 1,000 residential units, which will be a mixture of townhouses and condos. [read more]

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Just Sold: Brand New 3 Bed Townhome in Squamish

Stunning and brand new townhome at Seven Peaks by Polygon Homes. Featuring 3beds/3baths, top of the line finishing, expansive open concept living spaces, mountain views and a double car garage-making this an ideal home for families, couples and outdoor enthusiasts. The main level boasts spacious living and dining areas, a luxurious white kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas range and a large island. [read more]

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B.C. speculation tax: Here’s what you need to know

The government expects to introduce legislation in the fall to make the tax part of law and they say 99 per cent of British Columbians will be exempt from paying the tax. The tax will be applied on properties that are not the primary residences of the owner — they’re not living there for more than six months per year — and that aren’t being occupied by a tenant when the owner isn’t there. [read more]

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New Listing: Newly Renovated 2 Bed View Apartment

Attention first-time buyers and investors! Have you been looking for a renovated top floor home with a city view close to parks, shopping and transit? This is the one! This bright, South facing 2 bed 1 bath home with large patio has been significantly renovated throughout. Updates include smooth finish ceilings, designer paint and vinyl wide plank flooring. In the kitchen find quartz counters, custom designer cabinets, new fixtures, like new stainless appliances and built in buffet storage... [read more]

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Just Sold: Brand New 3 Bed Townhome in Squamish

This end unit luxury townhome is centrally located in downtown Squamish. From the moment you walk through the door it is apparent that this unit was built with a keen eye for design and function. In addition to the three bedrooms and high end finishes throughout, the unit brings the beauty of Squamish inside with oversized windows, balconies, and a stunning roof top deck.... [read more]

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North Vancouver Pre Sale Opportunity: Crest by Adera Projects

Interested in buying a pre sale home at Crest pre sale in Central Lonsdale, North Vancouver by Adera Projetcs? Outdoors-inspired condos and townhomes coming soon to North Vancouver. Register now for more information including floor plans, pricing and market updates as they come available. [read more]

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New Listing: Brand New 3 Bed Townhome in Squamish

STUNNING BRAND NEW townhome at SEVEN PEAKS by POLYGON. Featuring 3beds/3baths, top of the line finishing, expansive open concept living spaces, mountain views and a double car garage-making this an ideal home for families, couples and outdoor enthusiasts. The main level boasts spacious living and dining areas, a luxurious white kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas range and a large island. [read more]

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2018 BC Budget & Real Estate

Yesterday, the BC Provincial Government released the BC Budget 2018. Included in the budget were a number of previously promised initiatives to help curb speculation and rapid price appreciation in the BC real estate market. Tony Spagnuolo from Spagnuolo & Company Lawyers and Conveyancing has summarized the information. [read more]

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Feb 3rd – Day of Action to #StandUpForParks

With British Columbia’s Budget 2018 just around the corner, it’s once again time to put our provincial parks in the spotlight. That’s why the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - BC Chapter (CPAWS BC) is organizing a province-wide day of action to stand up for BC Parks. On Feb 3rd, join CPAWS and countless others from around the province and call on the government to: [read more]

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City of North Van approves condos in Central Lonsdale // Crest by Adera Projects

Crest by Adera Projects will be a massive hit. This development will be one of the most sought after PRE SALE communities to come to the City of North Vancouver in 2018. The location is exceptional and I know a number of Realtors who are considering a property there for themselves. More info will be available soon. Sales start this Spring. [read more]

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Just Sold: Heritage Inspired City Home in the Heart of Kitsilano!

A collection of 4 heritage-inspired city homes by JC Tycon Developments. Featuring sophisticated modern interiors in a trendy Kitsilano, Vancouver. This ground floor 1 bedroom home offers a contemporary flair and its open concept plan with high ceilings, Carrera Marble fireplace, wide plank wood floors and a spa-like marble tiled master ensuite. A chef's kitchen boasts custom cabinetry with quartz counter tops and Thermador appliances. [read more]

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New Listing: Modern Two Bedroom Condo in Lower Lonsdale

Lovingly cared for by a single owner, this two bed one bath home shows like new and features quality finishings including stone counters and stainless appliances. Updates include laminate flooring throughout, California Closets and designer outdoor balcony flooring. In-suite laundry, one storage locker and one parking are all included. If you're a first time buyer or investor this home is not to be missed. [read more]

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Squamish Pre Sale Development Market Update November 2017

There has been a steady stream of pre construction new home inventory added to the market in 2017 that has been absorbed fairly quickly. The pre construction market in Squamish has been very active in 2017 with first time home buyers and investors with many development projects getting to sell out or almost sold out within a month or so of coming to the market. [read more]

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North Vancouver’s Maplewood redevelopment plan nears vote

The plan also includes new parks, pathways and bike lanes, an extension of Berkley Road between Seymour and Dollarton, protection of environmentally sensitive areas and environmental remediation of former industrial sites, daycare centres and public art. The district’s intent is to have “complete” walkable communities where people can shop, work, access services and recreate without having to drive. [read more]

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What the new mortgage rules mean for homebuyers

The rules now require the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages to be the greater of the five-year benchmark rate published by the Bank of Canada (presently 4.89%) or 200 basis points above the mortgage holder’s contractual mortgage rate. “The main effect will be felt by first-time buyers,” says James Laird, co-founder of Ratehub.ca. “No matter how much money they put down as a down payment, they will have to pass the stress test.” [read more]

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