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A bit of eye-candy from around the web, and the world

August 21st, 2017

Sometimes homes featured online are so well executed, or unique enough to really jumpstart one's imagination. Whether a coastal cottage, an urban loft or a spectacular family home, here's a few that have recently caught my attention.

The mix of materials, the unique roofline, and that view from the front windows! This Carmel home is a stunner. More info here.

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JUST LISTED! 2-bd condo in the sought-after New Yorker

August 13th, 2017

Gorgeous city home in the rarely available New Yorker. Located in the Arbutus Walk area, one of Kitsilano's most beautiful neighbourhoods. Smart layout, large rooms with open plan living area, and wonderful, serene treed outlook. An oasis of calm within the city, yet just steps away from all that Kits has to offer.

Check out all of the details of this Condo for sale, #312 2655 Cranberry Drive, ...

Millennial home buyers are doing it their way

August 8th, 2017

Homebuyers in their 20s and 30s are bringing their own unique, refreshing spin to the real estate market. As this recent article in the Globe and Mail notes, millennials may be moving to the suburbs for affordable housing, but, perhaps more so than the generation before them, they're also looking for a real sense of community, urban perks, and walkable neighbourhoods. 

The infographic below, m ...

Mind the tax laws with a rental suite or laneway home

July 31st, 2017

Selling? Beware of capital gains tax on rental suites and laneway homes. New, and newly enforced, tax rules may have significant financial implications. Find details below. (reprinted courtesy of rew.ca, 25 July 2017)

The federal government of Canada has begun cracking down on capital gains taxes, which home owners are only exempt from on the sale of their principal residence.

Laneway hom ...

Thinking of moving? Get my Seller & Buyer Guides!

July 28th, 2017

Whether you're buying or selling a home, you need to know what to expect, and how to get the results you want.

My absolutely free, no-obligation Home Seller’s and Home Buyer's Guides are jam-packed full of useful information and insights for a painless and profitable home sale or buy.   

The Seller’s Guide has everything you need to get the best price possible for your home, with minimum st ...

JUST SOLD! This is west side living at its best

July 12th, 2017

Lucky buyer who scooped this gorgeous city home in the Tropez, in the sought after Arbutus Walk neighborhood. Almost 1000 sq ft. of luxury living, with large deck overlooking beautiful courtyard garden.

Check out all of the details of this Condo, 215 2263 Redbud Lane, Vancouver West, BC

Condo vs. home sales stats continue to diverge in June

July 6th, 2017

As I first mentioned in an early May blog posting, action in the Greater Vancouver detached home vs. the condo/townhome market differs substantially. It really is a tale of multiple markets. And, according to June numbers just released by the Real Estate Board, this disconnect continues. 

The number of condos listed for sale on the MLS has decreased every month since February, pushing listi ...

A quick review of the listing process for your home

June 17th, 2017

If it's been a while since you sold a property, you may be a bit unsure about what it takes to actually list a home. There's much more to it than simply posting the details to MLS. Here's a quick summary of the steps we'll go through when listing your home for sale:

  1. Once I learn a few details about your home - size, lot, condition, special features, upgrades, etc., I'll develop a "compar ...

If you like west coast modernism, this tour's a must see

June 13th, 2017

The West Coast Modern Home Tour on Saturday, July 8th highlights gorgeous West Vancouver homes by iconic Canadian architects as well as contemporary designers. Self-guided, or choose the bus option and leave the driving to someone else. You can chat and debrief with other architectural aficionados at the informal wine reception afterwards. 

12th Annual West Coast Modern Home Tour

Saturday, ...

Tempted by that idyllic BC island property?

June 2nd, 2017

A client recently asked for advice on buying Gulf Island property. Here's the type of things to keep in mind, ranging from location and water supply to beach access and even archeological issues. 

Summer get-aways often include trips to our wonderful BC Islands. The Gulf Islands, Gabriola, Bowen, and even further north, to Hornby and Quadra. These idyllic islands invariably tempt at least o ...

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