I have sold a property at 212 1238 SEYMOUR ST in Vancouver.

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This 1000+ sq ft open concept luxury loft is meticulously renovated throughout to feature the soaring 16ft ceilings, impressive walk in closet, loads of storage, king size bedroom, bathrooms on both levels, custom automated black out blinds and frame less glass surrounds.

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Homeowners in Vancouver began receiving their 2018 property assessment notices in the mail at the beginning of the year.

By now, everyone should have received one and have a clear idea of the assessed value of their property.

This is important because this value determines the property taxes that must be paid.

British Columbia's real estate market saw continued strong activity in 2017 and both residential and commercial property values showed growth in almost all areas.

Average detached single-family homes were stable in the greater Metro Vancouver areas of Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore and Burnaby compared to other parts of the province.

Condos, on the other hand, saw some of the biggest changes of between 10 to 30 per cent increase in assessed value.

You can look up different property assessments on B.C. Assessment's website to search and compare different 2018 property assessments.

In order to assess the value of the property, a number of key factors such as location, size, land surface, age and condition of the building are taken into consideration.

A large increase in property assessments does not always translate into a corresponding increase in property taxes, however. It also takes into account changes relative to your community.

Property taxes help fund essential services like police, fire fighting and emergency rescue. They also support community programs, recreation centres, public libraries, parks and much more.

Advanced taxes are due on February 2 and main taxes due July 4. They can be paid in multiple ways; in person, online banking, credit card or cheque. You can set up a Property Tax Monthly Payment Plan to avoid paying them all at once.

Another option is to apply for the homeowner grant.  If eligible, this grant reduces the amount of property tax that are due. The application is online.

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Home buyer demand depends on property type


VANCOUVER, BC – February 2, 2018 –

Attached and apartment homes are in demand

across Metro Vancouver* while detached home buyers are facing less competition today.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the
region totalled 1,818 in January 2018, a 19.4 per cent increase from the 1,523 sales recorded in
January 2017, and a 9.8 per cent decrease compared to December 2017 when 2,016 homes sold.
Last month’s sales were 7.1 per cent above the 10-year January sales average.

 

By property type,  detached sales were down 24.8 per cent from the 10-year January average, attached sales
increased 14.3 per cent and apartment sales were up 31.6 per cent over the same period.
“Demand remains elevated and listings scarce in the attached and apartment markets across
Metro Vancouver,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said.

 

“Buyers in the detached market are facing less competition and have much more selection to choose. For detached home sellers to be
successful, it’s important to set prices that reflect today’s market trends.”


There were 3,796 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the
Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in January 2018. This represents an 8.3
per cent decrease compared to the 4,140 homes listed in January 2017 and a 100.7 per cent
increase compared to December 2017 when 1,891 homes were listed.


The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver
is 6,947, a four per cent decrease compared to January 2017 (7,238) and a 0.2 per cent decrease
compared to December 2017 (6,958).


For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for January 2018 is 26.2 per cent. By
property type, the ratio is 11.6 per cent for detached homes, 32.8 per cent for townhomes, and
57.2 per cent for condominiums.


Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below
the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure
when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential homes in Metro
Vancouver is currently $1,056,500. This represents a 16.6 per cent increase over January 2017
and a 0.6 per cent increase compared to December 2017.

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How a Professional Chef Would Remodel Your Kitchen

 

Watch any TV cooking show, and you’ll notice that a chef’s kitchen looks quite a bit different than what you’d find in most homes.

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have one just like it in your home! With a little remodeling, and splurging on some new items, you too can have a kitchen worthy of Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver, or Rachel Ray.

 

Chefs love counter space. So, when remodeling, plan to create as much as possible. If you have an existing island, for example, you can replace the countertop with a larger one.

 

Just adding eight inches in both directions will make a big difference.

 

Most chefs have more than one oven. If that’s impractical for you, consider buying a double-oven stove. Also, chefs prefer gas burners for quicker heatup times and exacting control of cooking temperature. One thing you’ll notice about chefs is they love stainless steel.

 

That’s because it’s easy-to-clean, hygienic and durable (assuming you take care of it). Finally, because chefs spend so much time in the kitchen, they want the space to be attractive and comfortable. So, when remodeling, keep decor in mind.

Even if you’re just an amateur chef, creating a chef-worthy kitchen will make the foodie in you smile. :) 

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Sometimes the reason for putting your home on the market is crystal clear.

For example, you might have a job relocation and need to move.

 

Or, you might have decided to downsize because the kids have left the nest. However, there are many other motivations to list your home that are not as obvious, and yet are still good reasons to make a move.

Here are just a few examples...

• You’re bored with your home and are looking for a change.

• There’s something you’ve always wanted in a home that your current property doesn’t have, such as a wooded backyard.

• You want to be closer to work, or to activities you enjoy, such as golf.

• You want to be closer to family.

• The neighbourhood is changing in a way that no longer fits the lifestyle you want.

• There’s another neighbourhood you’ve always dreamed of living in.

• Your tastes have changed and you want to live in a different type of home. None of these reasons makes it an absolute necessity to list your property and find a new home.

 

Yet, they’re all worth considering, especially if moving will make you and your family happier, and provide you with a more desirable lifestyle.

 

Want to talk about the possibilities?

Call today.

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Steady sales and diminished listings characterize 2017 for the Metro Vancouver housing market

 

 

After reaching record levels in 2015 and 2016, Metro Vancouver home sales returned to more historically normal levels in 2017. Home listings, on the other hand, came in several thousand units below typical activity.

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 35,993 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in 2017, a 9.9 per cent decrease from the 39,943 sales recorded in 2016, and a 15 per cent decrease over the 42,326 residential sales in 2015.

 

Last year’s sales total was, however, 9.7 per cent above the 10-year sales average.

“It was a steady year for home sales across the region, led by condominium and townhome activity, and a quieter year for home listings,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said.

 

“Metro Vancouver home sales were the third highest we’ve seen in the past ten years while the home listings total was the second lowest on record for the same period.”

 

Home listings in Metro Vancouver reached 54,655 in 2017. This is a 5.1 per cent decrease compared to the 57,596 homes listed in 2016 and a 4.5 per cent decrease compared to the 57,249 homes listed in 2015.

Last year’s listings total was 4.4 per cent below the 10-year listings average.

 

“Market activity differed considerably this year based on property type,” Oudil said. “Competition was intense in the condominium and townhome markets, with multiple offer situations becoming commonplace.

 

The detached home market operated in a more balanced state, giving home buyers more selection to choose from and more time to make decisions.”

The MLS® HPI composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ends the year at $1,050,300. This is up 15.9 per cent compared to December 2016.

The benchmark price of condominiums increased 25.9 per cent in the region last year. Townhomes increased 18.5 per cent and detached homes increased 7.9 per cent.

“Strong economic growth, low interest rates, declining unemployment, increasing wages and a growing population all helped boost home buyer demand in our region last year,” Oudil said.

December summary

Sales of detached, attached, and apartment properties totalled 2,016 in the region in December 2017, a 17.6 per cent increase from the 1,714 sales recorded in December 2016 and a 27.9 per cent decrease compared to November 2017 when 2,795 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 7.5 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month.

 

“As we move into 2018, REALTORS® are working with their clients to help them understand how changing interest rates and the federal government’s new mortgage qualifications could affect their purchasing power,” Oudil said. “Only time will tell what impact these rules will have on the market.

 

“Home buyers today should get pre-approved before making an offer to ensure that your home buying goals align with your financial situation,” Oudil said.

 

There were 1,891 residential homes newly listed for sale in December 2017. This represents a 44.1 per cent increase compared to the 1,312 homes listed in December 2016 and a 54 per cent decrease compared to November 2017 when 4,109 properties were listed.

 

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® in Metro Vancouver is 6,958, a 9.7 per cent increase compared to December 2016 (6,345) and a 20.5 per cent decrease compared to November 2017 (8,747).

The sales-to-active listings ratio for December 2017 is 29 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 14.4 per cent for detached homes, 38.8 per cent for townhomes, and 59.6 per cent for condominiums.

 

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

 

Sales of detached properties in December 2017 reached 617, a 14 per cent increase from the 541 detached sales recorded in December 2016. The benchmark price for a detached home in the region is $1,605,800. This represents a 7.9 per cent increase compared to December 2016.

 

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,028 in December 2017, a 12.3 per cent increase compared to the 915 sales in December 2016.The benchmark price of an apartment in the region is $655,400. This represents a 25.9 per cent increase compared to December 2016.

 

Attached (or townhome) property sales in December 2017 totalled 371, a 43.8 per cent increase compared to the 258 sales in December 2016. The benchmark price of an attached home in the region is $803,700. This represents an 18.5 per cent increase compared to December 2016.

For more details feel free to call me 604-724-0725.  I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Erica Rendell 

 

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I have sold a property at 1404 89 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
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Open House on Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Look no further for the perfect one bdrm and den at the Pinnacle. Beautiful view of the mountains, city and water from the covered balcony. This bright west facing suite features HW floors & an open living area. Kitchen has granite counter tops, ss appl’s, gas range and stylish wood cabinets. Complete w/ A/C, a balcony, in-suite laundry, parking (best spot in the bldg), storage locker and a bike locker. Located in the heart of False Creek West at 2nd & Manitoba. Steps away to Olympic Village, Seawall, Canada Line Sky train station, shops and all restaurants. A few rest’s close by: Flying Pig , Craft Beer, Steel Toad and Tap & Barrel. Blenz coffee house right outside your door. Owners at Pinnacle Living get to enjoy a fully equipped gym, and lounge w kitchen, recreation centre and a playground. This one checks all the boxes. Open house Sat and Sun Dec 9 & 10 2:00-4:00pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 1404 89 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Look no further for the perfect one bdrm and den at the Pinnacle. Beautiful view of the mountains, city and water from the covered balcony. This bright west facing suite features HW floors & an open living area. Kitchen has granite counter tops, ss appl’s, gas range and stylish wood cabinets. Complete w/ A/C, a balcony, in-suite laundry, parking (best spot in the bldg), storage locker and a bike locker. Located in the heart of False Creek West at 2nd & Manitoba. Steps away to Olympic Village, Seawall, Canada Line Sky train station, shops and all restaurants. A few rest’s close by: Flying Pig , Craft Beer, Steel Toad and Tap & Barrel. Blenz coffee house right outside your door. Owners at Pinnacle Living get to enjoy a fully equipped gym, and lounge w kitchen, recreation centre and a playground. This one checks all the boxes. Open house Sat and Sun Dec 9 & 10 2:00-4:00pm.
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I have listed a new property at 1404 89 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
Beautiful view of mountain, city and water from balcony. This bright West facing suite features HW floors & an open living space. Kitchen has stylish wood cabinets, granite counter tops & ss appl's. Complete w/ air conditioning, a great balcony, in-suite laundry, parking, storage & a bike locker. Located in the heart of False Creek at West 2nd & Manitoba, Steps away to Olympic Village, False Creek Seawall, Canada line Sky train, shops & all restaurants. Popular Flying Pig Restaurant 2 mins away & best of all Blenz coffee house right outside your door. Owners at Pinnacle Living get to enjoy a fully equipped gym, recreation centre & a playground. This suite is in excellent condition. Shows extremely well. Open House Sat. and Sun. Dec 2nd & 3rd 2:00-4:00 PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1404 89 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Beautiful view of mountain, city and water from balcony. This bright West facing suite features HW floors & an open living space. Kitchen has stylish wood cabinets, granite counter tops & ss appl's. Complete w/ air conditioning, a great balcony, in-suite laundry, parking, storage & a bike locker. Located in the heart of False Creek at West 2nd & Manitoba, Steps away to Olympic Village, False Creek Seawall, Canada line Sky train, shops & all restaurants. Popular Flying Pig Restaurant 2 mins away & best of all Blenz coffee house right outside your door. Owners at Pinnacle Living get to enjoy a fully equipped gym, recreation centre & a playground. This suite is in excellent condition. Shows extremely well. Open House Sat. and Sun. Dec 2nd & 3rd 2:00-4:00 PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1404 89 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, December 2, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Beautiful view of mountain, city and water from balcony. This bright West facing suite features HW floors & an open living space. Kitchen has stylish wood cabinets, granite counter tops & ss appl's. Complete w/ air conditioning, a great balcony, in-suite laundry, parking, storage & a bike locker. Located in the heart of False Creek at West 2nd & Manitoba, Steps away to Olympic Village, False Creek Seawall, Canada line Sky train, shops & all restaurants. Popular Flying Pig Restaurant 2 mins away & best of all Blenz coffee house right outside your door. Owners at Pinnacle Living get to enjoy a fully equipped gym, recreation centre & a playground. This suite is in excellent condition. Shows extremely well. Open House Sat. and Sun. Dec 2nd & 3rd 2:00-4:00 PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1404 89 2ND AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, December 3, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Beautiful view of mountain, city and water from balcony. This bright West facing suite features HW floors & an open living space. Kitchen has stylish wood cabinets, granite counter tops & ss appl's. Complete w/ air conditioning, a great balcony, in-suite laundry, parking, storage & a bike locker. Located in the heart of False Creek at West 2nd & Manitoba, Steps away to Olympic Village, False Creek Seawall, Canada line Sky train, shops & all restaurants. Popular Flying Pig Restaurant 2 mins away & best of all Blenz coffee house right outside your door. Owners at Pinnacle Living get to enjoy a fully equipped gym, recreation centre & a playground. This suite is in excellent condition. Shows extremely well. Open House Sat. and Sun. Dec 2nd & 3rd 2:00-4:00 PM
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I have sold a property at 2081 ORLAND DR in Coquitlam.
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“Detached homes made up 30 per cent of all sales in September and represented 62 per cent of
all the homes listed for sale on the MLS®,” said Oudil. “This dynamic has slowed the pace of
upward pressure that we’ve seen on detached home prices in our market over the last few years.”
For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for September 2017 is 29.8 per cent. By
property type, the ratio is 14.6 per cent for detached homes, 42.3 per cent for townhomes, and
60.4 per cent for apartments.


Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below
the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure
when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro
Vancouver is currently $1,037,300. This represents a 10.9 per cent increase over September 2016
and a 0.7 per cent increase compared to August 2017.


Sales of detached properties in September 2017 reached 852, a 27.9 per cent increase from the
sales recorded in September 2016 (666), a decrease of 33 per cent from September 2015 (1,272),
and a decrease of 32.9 per cent from September 2014 (1,270). The benchmark price for detached
properties is $1,617,300. This represents a 2.9 per cent increase from September 2016 and a 0.1
per cent increase compared to August 2017.


Sales of apartment properties reached 1,451 in September 2017, a 19.1 per cent increase
compared from the sales recorded in September 2016 (1,218), a 5.1 per cent decrease from
September 2015 (1,529), and a 22.1 per cent increase from September 2014 (1,188). The
benchmark price of an apartment property is $635,800. This represents a 21.7 per cent increase
from September 2016 and a 1.4 per cent increase compared to August 2017.


Attached property sales in September 2017 totalled 518, a 40.4 per cent increase compared to the
sales recorded in September 2016 (369), a 4.8 per cent decrease from September 2015 (544), and
an 11.6 per cent increase from September 2014 (464).

The benchmark price of an attached home
is $786,600.

 

This represents a 14.5 per cent increase from September 2016 and a 1.1 per cent
increase compared to August 2017.

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Apartment and townhome activity is outpacing the detached home market across Metro Vancouver*. This activity helped push total residential sales above the historical average in September.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,821 in September 2017, a 25.2 per cent increase from the 2,253 sales recorded in September 2016, and a 7.3 per cent decrease compared to August 2017 when 3,043 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 13.1 per cent above the 10-year September sales average.

“Our detached homes market is balanced today, while apartment and townhome sales remain in sellers' market territory,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said. “If you’re looking to enter the market, as either a buyer or seller, it’s important to understand these trends and use this information to set realistic expectations.”

There were 5,375 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in September 2017. This represents a 12 per cent increase compared to the 4,799 homes listed in September 2016 and a 26.6 per cent increase compared to August 2017 when 4,245 homes were listed.

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I have sold a property at 207 370 CARRALL ST in Vancouver.

In the heart of Historic Gastown this urban 1 bdrm city condo has it all. Located in Vancouver’s eastside most diverse community, across from “Nelson the Seagull” Café. Great use of space, washer/dryer, huge common area BBQ deck right outside your front door.

Walking distance to Downtown, Chinatown, some of the best restaurants, lounge’s, shopping and all transit lines. 21 Doors is a Concrete low rise building built by Salient Group in 2011. Is ideal for anyone wanting to get into the market, or an investor. This suite comes with a Storage locker, pets and rentals allowed.

Open House Sat Oct. 7 2:00-4:00 and Sun Oct. 8 - 2:00-5:00 pm.

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I have sold a property at 1203 200 NELSON'S CRES in New Westminster.
THE SAPPERTON - in New Westminster's Trendy Brewery District - Gorgeous, 2 bdrms, 2 bath corner suite on the 12th floor with a fantastic 240 sq ft. NORTH WEST facing balcony and mountain view. Bright, great floor plan with separated bedrms. BONUS: This suite comes with a HUGE storage locker. Full size appliances incl 5 burner gas stove, under mount sink, quartz counters & recessed lighting. A 1,000 sq ft rooftop terrace - BBQ, fireplace, dining & lounge areas. A 10,000 sq ft multi-storey amenity center that offers a (state of the art) fully equipped gym, squash court, yoga/dance studio, sauna & steam room. Ideal location with skytrain (250 meters away). Within 2 blocks: Royal Columbian Hospital, Rest’s, Save On foods, TD Bank, Shoppers, Browns Social House, Starbucks & more. Pets: 2 cats or 1 dog. 1 parking included.
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Please visit our Open House at 207 370 CARRALL ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM

In the heart of Historic Gastown this urban 1 bdrm city condo has it all. Located in Vancouver’s eastside most diverse community, across from “Nelson the Seagull” Café. Great use of space, washer/dryer, huge common area BBQ deck right outside your front door.

Walking distance to Downtown, Chinatown, some of the best restaurants, lounge’s, shopping and all transit lines. 21 Doors is a Concrete low rise building built by Salient Group in 2011. Is ideal for anyone wanting to get into the market, or an investor. This suite comes with a Storage locker, pets and rentals allowed.

Open House Sat Oct. 7 2:00-4:00 and Sun Oct. 8 - 2:00-5:00 pm.

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