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“With your market knowledge, I was happy to refer.”

August 18th, 2019

An appreciative thank you to my client Karen for her recent recommendation. Karen recommended me to a colleague earlier this summer. I’ve since sold Chris’s home — with multiple offers and for over asking — and look forward to continuing this new relationship.

Much of my business comes from personal referrals, from both long-term clients as well as those fairly new. Referrals are always appr ...

Thinking of buying an island or rural retreat?

August 8th, 2019

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 of few of us to ponder the possibilities of our own island retreat. But purchasing may not be quite that simple. Following are some things to consider.* And many of these are applicable to a get-away ...

The reality of numbers for sellers and buyers

July 17th, 2019

Of all the numbers you might see regarding real estate activity none are more telling than "days on market" and "sales to active" statistics.

"Days on market" indicates how many days a listed property is on the market before a firm contract is reached. During this listing time period the price may be reduced as necessary (or even occasionally increased!) and in most cases much effort would h ...

Here's a few amazing homes from around the web

July 8th, 2019

Sometimes homes featured online are so well executed, or unique enough to really jumpstart one's imagination. Every so often I like to post a few that have caught my attention. Here’s the latest batch. See links to previous posts in the series here.

Another fine example of one-level living. I particularly like the horizontal aspect of the living-dining-kitchen layout. More pics here.

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JUST SOLD! Multiple offers, over asking in Kits

June 26th, 2019

Quality condos are selling. Particularly in favourite buildings such as the Greenwich on 5th - one of the most sought-after buildings in Kits. Rarely available penthouse 1 bdrm + den and flex space! High ceilings, skylight, lovely courtyard outlook. Light, bright and airy. Custom built-ins add to the great use of space. Lightly lived in, with new paint, wood floors, appliances and more. Bonus ...

West Coast modernism: Home tour and exhibit

June 18th, 2019

The West Coast Modern Home Tour on July 13 highlights west coast modernist homes by iconic Canadian architects like Fred Hollingsworth and E. G. Poskett, 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. 

And as a companion exhib ...

JUST SOLD! Beautifully updated Fairview 2-bdrm

June 6th, 2019

Lots of interest in this gorgeous garden level 2-bedroom corner home on a quiet tree-lined street, just steps to VGH and everything else you could desire. Almost 1000 sq ft. of open and airy living space, with a wonderful flow from room to room. Recently and fully updated; really, nothing to do but move in. Lots of private outdoor space for gardening, entertaining, or simply enjoying a morning ...

JUST LISTED! Rare offering at the Greenwich in Kits

May 25th, 2019

New listing at the Greenwich on 5th - one of the most sought-after buildings in Kits. Rarely available penthouse 1 bdrm + den and flex space! High ceilings, skylight, lovely courtyard outlook. Light, bright and airy. Custom built-ins add to the great use of space. Lightly lived in, with new paint, wood floors, appliances and more. Bonus: 2 parking spots, and rentals allowed (no short term)! 

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Heritage Home tour: Mid-century modern included!

May 22nd, 2019

Want a glimpse of our architectural heritage? Everything from mid-century modern and Craftsman to Victorian classics? Join the Vancouver Heritage Foundation's self-guided Heritage House Tour. You'll have a full day to travel to a wonderful collection of homes, plus time to chat with homeowners, architects and heritage experts.

This year’s theme is the adaptability of older buildings and hist ...

JUST SOLD! Amazing Olympic Village view condo

May 14th, 2019

Forever views from this luxurious corner condo at the western edge of Olympic Village. Vancouver’s Olympic Village area remains one of the city’s favourite neighbourhoods, and it’s easy to see why. A fantastic location for starters, with everything close by. Vancouver’s beloved seawall is just steps away, allowing easy walking or cycling access to downtown, Stanley Park, Granville Ísland, Kit ...

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