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Expansive upscale living in lovely South Granville

November 24th, 2021

New listing! Gorgeous two bdrm, 2 bath home at Modena of Portico, on leafy West 6th Ave. Exceptionally large open kitchen/dining/living area, with lovely city and water views. Spacious primary bdrm with walk-in closet and gorgeous ensuite. So many amenities! Gym, workshop, live-in caretaker, etc. South Granville shops, Granville Island market & transit are all just a few steps away. Incl. prk ...

3 mistakes to avoid when selling your home

November 16th, 2021

Whether you're moving up to a larger home, downsizing or relocating, selling your home can be both stressful and rewarding. If you've been through the process before, you may think you're ready to take on the home-selling procedure on your own, but even seasoned sellers can make mistakes that impact their bottom line.

  1. Not understanding the current local and hyper local real estate market ...

Moving and overwhelmed? Start right here!

November 6th, 2021

The prospect of packing up and re-establishing yourself new can be overwhelming. Here's a great guide that I've passed on to clients. Its relatively high-level viewpoint ensures you won't get bogged down in yet more details; nevertheless it provides an effective roadmap. View the printable PDF guide here

Palm Springs Modernism Week: tix on sale Nov 1

October 28th, 2021

We're lucky enough here in Vancouver to still have many original homes built in the mid-century modern style. If you're an MCM aficionado you're no doubt familiar with the holy grail of events: Palm Springs Modernism Week. What began as a simple celebration of the city's incredible MCM architecture several years ago just keeps growing in size and popularity. 

The Palm Springs area has perhap ...

Pricing and supply: Yep, here’s the real story

October 18th, 2021

Yes, this can be a busy time of year for real estate sales. Many people assume that homes, once listed, will sell in a week and all is good! But the reality can be quite different. A home priced too high will generate minimal interest and will likely not sell. Properties must be priced realistically, based on comparables sales – not active listing prices – in the immediate neighbourhood (and ...

JUST SOLD! Eight offers for this lovely family home

September 24th, 2021

Final selling price was significantly more than list price! More than 40 families viewed this contemporary 6-bdrm, 5-bath home with its beautiful spacious back yard and 2-bdrm suite. We're seeing strong demand for quality North Shore homes in this price range, with relatively little supply. 

A lot of efforts and strategy went into this sale to ensure the sellers were able to maximize their b ...

JUST BOUGHT! 3-bdrm North Van pre-sale townhome

September 14th, 2021

Yes, of course I help and advise my clients with pre-sales! Congratulations to clients G & T on the recent purchase of their expansive 3-bdrm townhome, ready for move-in next fall. This Scandi-inspired home with light and bright luxe finishes is located in North Van's Lower Lonsdale -- an area undergoing huge renewal and revitalization. Close to everything this lively area has to offer, this ...

Re/Max bursary opportunity for graduating Grade 12s

September 7th, 2021

Here's a fantastic opportunity for upcoming high school grads. Re/Max of Western Canada is offering $1000 bursary prizes to 16 qualifying Grade 12 students who've demonstrated the ideals of leadership and community contribution. 

Please share this with deserving Grade 12s whom you may know. It's a great opportunity for help with post-secondary fees. And it may be good practice for post-secon ...

JUST LISTED! Gorgeous North Shore family home

September 6th, 2021

Situated on a quiet street in Upper Lonsdale, this is a perfect family home in the sought after Carisbrooke Elementary catchment. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and high end appliances, living room with 12' ceilings, custom cabinets throughout, high end hardwood flooring and radiant floor heating are just a few of the many features. A spacious, private, and beautifully maintained ba ...

Change is inevitable, and potentially imminent

August 30th, 2021

If you've been following the election campaigns, you'll know that the three main federal parties have all promised to improve housing affordability. Initiatives to build 1.4m million homes in four years; prohibiting foreign buyers; disallowing blind-bidding; increased mortgage insurance limits and longer mortgage amortizations; and even more promises in the fine print. All and any of these co ...

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