I have listed a new property at 1825 11TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Elegant 3 bedroom townhome located in Kitsilano neighbourhood. Spacious living room and dining room area overlooking extra-large private garden patio. Garden lovers delight! Spacious and bright, an excellent floor plan for growing family or a couple downsizing. 2nd Family room off kitchen can easily be a 4th bedroom. Custom built-in’s and shelving throughout, crown moldings & skylights complete the developed 3rd level. Great storage with your own secure single car garage. Shows beautifully and very well maintained. Walking distance to all amenities and Kitsilano beach. Open house Sat. Apr. 30th 2:00-4:00 and Sun May 1 2:00-4:00.
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Please visit our Open House at 1825 11TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, April 30, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Elegant 3 bedroom townhome located in Kitsilano neighbourhood. Spacious living room and dining room area overlooking extra-large private garden patio. Garden lovers delight! Spacious and bright, an excellent floor plan for growing family or a couple downsizing. 2nd Family room off kitchen can easily be a 4th bedroom. Custom built-in’s and shelving throughout, crown moldings & skylights complete the developed 3rd level. Great storage with your own secure single car garage. Shows beautifully and very well maintained. Walking distance to all amenities and Kitsilano beach. Open house Sat. Apr. 30th 2:00-4:00 and Sun May 1 2:00-4:00.
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I have sold a property at 3100 Blanca ST in Vancouver.
Lovely 2 level corner home on nice big lot (55x122'). Sought after Point Grey location across from Pacific Park. School catchment - Lord Byng Secondary, Queen Elizabeth Elementary + UBC, excellent schools - 1 block to major bus route. Large principle rooms on upper level, & living room with real wood burning fireplace (up and down) & huge south facing sundeck off kitchen. 3 bdrm mortgage helper downstairs (laundry installed). This large home has plenty of potential for your design & building ideas.
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I have sold a property at 3504 939 Homer ST in Vancouver.
Watch the most gorgeous sunsets from your extra large deck, this home has it all! This Sub-Penthouse is beautiful with great upgrades. Well designed floor plan, bright and airy
with open concept living & dining area (great for entertaining! ) living room features corner gas fireplace and large windows all around with entrance to large balcony. Custom
built in Murphy bed (in 2nd bedroom), California closets, large jacuzzi tub, New Bosch Washer and Dryer. Enjoy the fantastic views of False Creek, Downtown & English Bay.
Live in the heart of trendy Yaletown close to high fashion, the best shopping, dining & entertainment. The Pinnacle has great amenities. 2 secure parking, insuite storage &
locker included.
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I have sold a property at 101 1405 12 AVE W in Vancouver.
Come live in one of Vancouver's most sought-after neighbourhoods. Just one block from upscale shopping on Granville you will find this spacious 2-Bedroom + Solarium, on the quiet side in the Warrenton. This garden home boasts airy overheight ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, EXTRA large sunny patio, large master and an additional private patio with every room overlooking lovely landscaped gardens. Original owners, private, well kept, great for outdoor entertaining. Central location, 5 mins to downtown & easy access to Airport. Complete with 2 parkings, plenty of storage, separate entrance off the kitchen.
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I have sold a property at 207 788 8 AVE W in Vancouver.
Charming! Rarely available 3 bdrm TOWNHOUSE with almost 1,100 sf in the heart of Fairview with mountain, city & ocean views from your own roof deck. The main floor has 3 bedrooms & the 2nd level is bright & spacious with open living area, c ozy corner F/P, nice indirect lighting from skylights, great dining area, large kitchen with newer appliances. Bonus: this home is quiet & has 2 balconies [in addition to roof deck], 2 parking & 1 storage locker. Best location in Fairview, a short walk to Whole Foods, Home Depot, Granville Island & all major transit.
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I have sold a property at 5803 Culloden ST in Vancouver.
LAND value only. Ideal for those looking to build. Bungalow, one bedroom on main floor & 2 downstairs, quiet location. Single car garage, fenced 33x122 yard. Property sold as is. Meas approx & buyer to verify if important.
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I have sold a property at 103 828 14 AVE W in Vancouver.
Beautiful 1 bedroom garden suite with 2 large secluded patios (over 500 sq ft combined) on a quiet street in the heart of Fairview. This suite has been stylishly updated. Beautiful new kitchen with granite, Sub-Zero fridge, real hardwood f loors throughout entire suite, custom cabinetry & built-in storage all around (incl computer desk), professional blinds & plenty of closet space. Same owner for 20 years. Walking distance to all shopping, City Hall, new Canada Line and great restaurants. Well run building.
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I have sold a property at 202 650 Moberly RD in Vancouver.
Rainscreened. False Creek FREEHOLD 1 bedroom & den with balcony & nice open plan. Spacious kitchen with large pass through window, great for summer dinner parties. Original suite, well maintained, clean & den makes a great office or kids room. Stroll to the seawall (5 mins) or bike ride right into Granville Island. Very close to the Rav line & 1 minute access to all UBC bus routes, downtown & all the new popular shops along Cambie district including Whole Foods & Homesense. Parking & storage included.
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I have sold a property at 1003 1068 Broadway W in Vancouver.
Fantastic! Ready to move in, GST paid. 1 bedroom and den, quiet, well layed out, with storage, great open south views! High floor, bright, floor to ceiling windows all around, higher end finishings thru-out with gas range, insuite laundry, granite counter-tops, the list continues. Centrally located right the heart of Fairview close to all shopping, the best restaurants, Granville Island & transit. Full warranty. Concrete construction.
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I have sold a property at 1209 602 Citadel PARADE in Vancouver.
Superb location between Yaletown, downtown & Tinseltown with fabulous amenities. Features upgraded kitchen and bathrooms with granite & SS appliances. Attractive, bright open airy floor plan, good sized den, balcony (allow bbqs) with great views. Pets and rentals allowed. Appreciate the lap pool! Full warranty in place. Underground parking easily available for rent.
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I have sold a property at 408 33 Pender ST W in Vancouver.
33" Pender - Popular bldg! Spacious OPEN Style, bright 660 sf suite with sleeping area that easily accommodates a queen size bed. and to optimize the space even more, get two rooms in one if you bring in a customized Murphy bed. Office off the main entrance too! South facing & is truly loft style living, custom millwork with inviting 10" high CEILINGS. Generous I/S storage (full wall of cabinets). Very cool suite. Kitchen includes walnut cabinets, Stainless Steel appliances with Gas range, bright lighting & large format tile floors. Sliding frosted glass door in bathroom, Soaker tub and separate framelss glass rain shower. One Parking space included. Pets & Rentals ok! Call me to set up
a showing!
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I have sold a property at 304 1551 Mariner WALK in Vancouver.
Spacious OPEN style, bright 626 sf suite with real separate sleeping area that easily accommodates queen sized bed (see pictures). Instant bedroom. You'll fall in love with this home or Pied-a-Terre! Great views of the harbour, Downtown, mo untains & lagoons. Building surrounded with seawall walkways & ponds. Live in the centre of it all. Minutes to Granville Island, W. 4th Ave, shops & restaurants, Kits Beach & Downtown. Whisper quiet, living area features real wood-burning fireplace & walk-out patio deck, secure U/G parking, storage locker & pet friendly. BBQs yes. The bldg - fully rainscreened in 2004, quality managed bldg, with on site caretaker. A must see to appreciate.
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I have sold a property at 306 928 Richards ST in Vancouver.
Fantastic one bedroom at "The Savooy" located right in the heart of DT, Open efficient floor plan, very quiet, deck for bbq, nice high ceilings, lots of natural light, corner gas F/P, spotless clean, new hw floors, well stocked bldg with 3 lane lap pool, hot tub, 2 sauna's, and great recreation room with huge balcony & lots of visitor parking. 5 min walk to gran. + Yale town station RAV line. Large storage locker close to the parking. Just about everything you need within one block. Easy to show.
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I have sold a property at 103 5800 Andrews RD in Richmond.
It's my pleasure to present this rare offering, 2 bdrm and den featuring an absolutely fantastic outdoor terrace. Simply gorgeous and sun filled close to peaceful lagoon. This bright south facing suite sits on the quiet side of the building is spacious & well designed w large den/office (currently used as a 3rd bedroom). Almost 1100 sq ft, large kitchen, 9' ceilings, engineered HW flooring , new paint, new washer dryer, and more. Truly enjoy indoor outdoor living at its best on the extra large private patio 340 SQ FT [18 x 20].
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I have sold a property at 409 1333 Hornby ST in Vancouver.
Bright & sunny bachelor in downtown. Walk to downtown shops or the beach within minutes. Great updated suite with newer cabinets in kitchen & bath, modern appliances, turn
key investment. Building is well maintained. Recently re-plumbed wit h new common carpets, lighting & paint. Parking available for 45 a month. Rentals allowed + pets too!
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The annual ritual of spring cleaning is upon us – but it can seem a daunting task. Here's how to break it into easy pieces: 

Kishor’s Top 10 Spring Cleaning Jobs

1. To begin Kishor always suggests working room by room and working from top to bottom and left to right. This helps one keep on task.

 

2. Remove items to be taken to dry cleaning or washed, such as drapes and decorative bedding. Many draperies and curtains are machine washable, but check labels first. Dry-clean fabric shades. Wipe down wooden blinds with a damp cloth and warm water mixed with a little mild dishwashing liquid – this also works well and safely on metal and vinyl blinds.

 

3. Damp-dust places that are not part of your regular housecleaning, such as high shelves, window ledges and art.

 

4. Wipe down walls and ceilings – concentrating on fingerprints and soiled areas. No need for chemicals – simply use a bit of water and baking soda to get scuff marks off. However, if you have really stubborn surface grime, especially prevalent in kitchens, tackle it with a solvent-free degreaser (it’s a good idea to test it first in an inconspicuous area to ensure it won’t mar the surface).

 

5. Clean, vacuum and treat upholstered and leather furniture to bring a new life and longevity.

 

6. Clean and treat wood furniture to bring it back to its original shine. Do you have heat damaged wood or stubborn rings (often caused by wet glasses) on your favourite wood table? They may be removed by rubbing a mixture of equal parts of distilled vinegar and a quarter cup of baking soda with a gallon of warm water. Then wipe off and apply wood protector of your choice. Voila! Back to new.

 

7. When vacuuming and cleaning floors and/or rugs, move furniture that has been in place during the winter season and clean underneath; perhaps move things around to get a new perspective. Synthetic carpets and rugs with waterproof backings can be deep-cleaned with a rotary shampoo machine and a hot-water extraction machine. However, rugs without backings, such as those expensive oriental rugs, require professional cleaning.

 

8. Pull out items in cabinets and drawers, vacuum out debris and wipe down both the inside of the drawers and the items in them, then return them back in place. This is a great way to downsize and feel lighter.

 

9. Wash down windows and window sills. For streak-free windows, mix equal parts of distilled vinegar and warm water. Use either a dry cloth or newspaper … yes, this REW.ca writer has tried using newspaper and it really works. To clean out winter’s stale air, open the windows and breathe in that fresh air. There is nothing like the smell of spring to lift your spirits.


10. Head outside to sweep away old man winter and spray down decks and sidewalks. A pressure washer can be rented from tool and equipment rental shops or at some hardware stores. P.S. For another sense of renewal, consider buying a new door mat to welcome in the new season.

 

For more information and tips on Home Organizing go to www.everythingorganized.net.

 

Source: © 2016 Real Estate Weekly (REW.ca)

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March sales set an all-time record

Metro Vancouver home sales eclipsed 5,000 in March for the first time on record.


Residential property sales in the region totalled 5,173 in March 2016, an increase of 27.4 per cent from the 4,060 sales recorded in March 2015 and an increase of 24 per cent compared to February 2016 when 4,172 homes sold.


Last month’s sales were 56 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month.


"March was the highest selling month the REBGV has ever recorded,” Dan Morrison, REBGV president said. “Today's demand is broad based. Home buyers are active in neighbourhoods across our region."


New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 6,278 in March 2016. This represents an increase of 5.2 per cent compared to the 5,968 units listed in March 2015 and an 8 per cent increase compared to February 2016 when 5,812 properties were listed.


The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 7,358, a 40.5 per cent decline compared to March 2015 (12,376) and a 0.8 per cent increase compared to February 2016 (7,299).


“Strong job and economic growth in our province, positive net migration and low interest rates are helping to drive this activity," Morrison said. 


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $815,000. This represents a 23.2 per cent increase compared to March 2015.


Sales of detached properties in March 2016 reached 2,135, an increase of 24.8 per cent from the 1,711 detached sales recorded in March 2015. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 27.4 per cent from March 2015 to $1,342,500.


Sales of apartment properties reached 2,252 in March 2016, an increase of 38.4 per cent compared to the 1,627 sales in March 2015.The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 18.8 per cent from March 2015 to $462,800.


Attached property sales in March 2016 totalled 786, an increase of 8.9 per cent compared to the 722 sales in March 2015. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 20.1 per cent from March 2015 to $589,100.


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PTT and First Time Home Buyer's Fact Sheet 

The Property Transfer Tax is a tax payable to the Provincial Government by purchasers of real estate. The tax applies to all types of real estate, whether residential, commercial or industrial.

 

The amount of the Property Transfer Tax is 1% on the first $200,000.00 of the property’s fair market value and 2% on the remaining fair market value. For example, if the fair market value of the property is $200,000.00, the tax payable would be $2,000.00 (1% of $200,000.00). If the fair market value of the property is $250,000.00, the tax payable would be $3,000.00 (1% on the first $200,000.00 = $2,000.00 and 2% on the remaining $50,000.00 = $1,000.00).

 

“Fair Market Value” is best described as the price that would be paid for a property on the open market (which is usually the actual purchase price paid for the property).

 

There are a number of exemptions available to avoid this tax, the most common being for “First Time Home Buyers"

 

To qualify as a First Time Home Buyer, the following criteria must be met:

  • Purchaser must never have owned an interest in a principal residence anywhere in the world at any time;
  • Purchaser must be a citizen of or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • Purchaser must have resided in B.C. for 12 consecutive months immediately before the date they become the registered owner, or the Purchaser has filed two income tax returns as a British Columbia resident within the prior 6 years of becoming the owner;
  • To obtain full exemption, the purchase price must not exceed $475,000.00. A partial exemption is available for homes between $475,000.00 and $500,000.00 (see formula below);
  • Purchaser must move into the property within ninety-two days after registration of the purchase of the property and reside in the property for at least one year;
  • Pro rata exemption where property exceeds .5 hectares or a portion of the property is not residential (i.e. commercial lofts) – purchase price of entire property must not exceed the price limitations.
 
You can calculate the amount of tax payable on any price on Spagnuolo Group's Property Transfer Tax Calculator here.

Other exemptions exist as well, such as a transfer of a principal residence between family members. For details on this and other exemptions, go to http://www.rev.gov.bc.ca/RPT/ and pick the “Property Transfer Tax” button located on the right hand side on this screen.



Source: Copyright © 2008 by The Spagnuolo Group of Real Estate Law Firms. 

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I have sold a property at 321 710 6TH AVE E in Vancouver.
Welcome to hip SOMA, CENTRAL, CONVENIENT, yet tucked away on a PEACEFUL street surrounded by parks! TOP FLOOR, QUIET, nicely updated, spacious & private. Upgrades include cabinets, countertops, hardware, light fixtures, laminate/tile flooring, & S/S Appliances. Large DINING area flows into a large LIVING ROOM. Step out to your private balcony with NORTHSHORE MOUNTAIN views, BBQ and relax with a glass of wine. Location, lifestyle & dog friendly! No rentals. Open house Saturday Feb. 20th and Sunday Feb. 21st 2:00-4:00.
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