Chris Brown | Real Estate Advisor


North Shore, Vancouver + Sea to Sky Real Estate

Know the rules when insuring secondary suites

Secondary suites continue to be an affordable housing option for Metro Vancouver residents, benefiting home owners as mortgage helpers and tenants as a less expensive roof over their heads. Secondary suites are so prevalent that Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation estimates there are now about 156,445 accessory suites in the region. [read more]

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New Testimonial!

We recently decided to sell our home and based on past experience, I was dreading having to look for another realtor. Chris came recommended to us and I am glad we decided to hire him. Chris worked with us to make sure we were comfortable with what was happening and brought to the table different sales strategies that could be employed. [read more]

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DNV SIMPLIFIES COACH HOUSE RULES, REDUCES COUNCIL’S INVOLVEMENT – NORTH SHORE NEWS

After approving 17 coach houses in four years, District of North Vancouver will now let some homeowners skip council chambers and head straight to the building permit stage. Council voted unanimously Monday to streamline the coach house process and essentially remove themselves from the equation when an owner wants to build a one-storey coach house. [read more]

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Just Sold: 102 – 717 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver

Excited for my sellers as their beautiful home sold in just one week! Welcome to The Residences at Queen Mary, one of Central Lonsdale's most popular buildings! From here, walk to the best of Central and Lower Lonsdale including groceries, cafes, restaurants, shopping and more. Heading to the airport or work Downtown Vancouver? [read more]

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New Listing! 2513 W 8th Ave, Vancouver West

Located on a quiet neighbourhood street in the heart of Kitsilano you'll find a rare collection of 4 heritage-inspired city homes recently built in 2018. Featuring sophisticated modern interiors this ground floor 1 bedroom home offers a contemporary flair with its open great room, high ceilings, cozy Carrera Marble gas fireplace, wide plank wood floors and a spa-like marble tiled master ensuite. [read more]

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Just Sold: 313 – 725 Marine Drive, North Vancouver

Developed by Anthem Properties, Marine + Fell is a brand new community of 80 modern move-in ready homes. Centrally located on the Marine Drive corridor, M+F is steps to restaurants, breweries, transit and more. This bright corner 3 bed + den home offers over-height ceilings, large windows, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances with gas range and spa inspired bathrooms. [read more]

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New Listing: 307 – 733 W 3rd Street, North Vancouver

With a direct connection to the North Shore Spirit Trail, rapid transit and just a short walk from Lower Lonsdale you'll find a quiet oasis in the centre of North Vancouver. This rare 3 bedroom 2 bathroom corner home at 'The Shore' embodies everything that we've come to expect from the premier developer Adera: Leed certified construction, high end finishings, amenities and intelligent floor plans. [read more]

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VANCOUVER HOME SALES SURGE 45% IN OCTOBER TO TOP 10-YEAR AVERAGE

The Metro Vancouver* housing market is experiencing a fall pickup in home sale activity. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,858 in October 2019, a 45.4 per cent increase from the 1,966 sales recorded in October 2018, and a 22.5 per cent increase from the 2,333 homes sold in September 2019. [read more]

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Just Sold: 306 – 1250 Burnaby Street, West End, Vancouver

Beautifully renovated one bedroom condo in the heart of Vancouver’s West End. This bright and spacious corner home features floor to ceiling windows in the living room and is well laid out with plenty of storage space. Designer updates include refinished flooring throughout, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, new countertops, tile, appliances and a fresh coat of paint. [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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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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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 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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