Residential & Investment Properties

BC Housing Market to Improve 2014

(December 31, 2013, posted in Market Update)

Supported by population and economic growth patterns, BC's housing market will continue to improve. 

How to Avoid the 10 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make

(December 18, 2013, posted in Selling)

A great video for anyone thinking of selling their home.. this is invaluable advice.

Kitsilano New Development for 2013

(December 18, 2013, posted in Vancouver Real Estate)

Investing in Real Estate in Kitsilano has never been a bad choice. The area consistently maintains its value, is desired by many different demographics and offers a variety of investment opportunities. Offering an unparalleled lifestyle, Kitsilano is only growing in appeal and 2013 may be the best year yet to invest in this vibrant community and dynamic market.

If you have been planning on buying n... read more.

Preparing Your Home for Sale in the Fall

(December 18, 2013, posted in Selling)

Before the peak months of September and October, if you’re thinking of putting your house on the market this Fall it’s a good idea to take a walk around the outside of your house and find those areas in need of a little TLC. Do it before the weather gets too chilly in case your house is still on the market come the colder, winter months.

Here’s a short list of things you can do to improve the curb... read more.

Sell Your Home and Keep Safe

(December 18, 2013, posted in Selling)

When it comes time to sell your home one of the first concerns often voiced is for safety.

Who will coming through the house?
Will your Broker be present at all showings?
How will your Broker conduct an open house?

Every single one of these questions – and more – are a valid concern and should be addressed with your Broker.

I have personally had the experience of having expensive items stolen at my ow... read more.

How to Buy a Condo in Vancouver

(December 18, 2013, posted in Buying)

Buying any piece of real estate can be overwhelming, which is why there is an entire industry of professionals working with buyers, such as yourself, looking for a new home. However, though buying a condo may at first seem less intimidating that buying a “whole house”, there is much more to the process than most buyers first realize.


1. Work with Professionals – from your Realtor to a Mo... read more.

Time to Buy A Recreational Property?

(December 18, 2013, posted in Buying)

Have you ever thought of owning a recreational property? .. kids jumping off the dock, parents unwinding with food and wine, a sky filled with stars you can actually see and could never count.. close enough to home that it’s easy to get away but a sanctuary where you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life.. a time to recoup.. a place to relax.. a property to retreat from... read more.

Murchies Heritage Revival

(December 18, 2013, posted in Feature Properties)

If you are looking for something truly unique in Vancouver’s condo market, this could be your lucky day. This spacious and absolutely beautiful converted heritage building in the heart of Yaletown has a rare opportunity for buyer’s to get into the building under 500K!

This heritage loft conversion is in the historic MURCHIES BUILDING, only steps away from the marina & seawall.
The unit offers six la... read more.


(December 18, 2013, posted in Feature Properties)

Last weekend I had the privilege of being at one of Vancouver’s most EXCLUSIVE luxury home listings and I just wanted to take a moment of your time to share with you a home so spectacular that will make you pause…
In the company of Vancouver’s top Brokers, as well as, media and press from House & Home, Taste Of Life and Dream Home Magazine, I spent a few hours becoming very well acquainted with thi... read more.

Because first impressions matter..

(December 18, 2013, posted in Selling)

Curb appeal is the first thing potential buyers take in when they see a FOR SALE sign. Does the home look friendly? Does the home look well cared for? Or…does it look like a lot of work?

Often buyer’s will take a drive by a home before making an appointment or going to an open house, so it’s important to make that first impression count. Here are a few ways you can improve the curb appeal of your h... read more.

Park Royal Seeks Condo Highrises

(December 18, 2013, posted in West Vancouver)

Park Royal seeks condo highrises.

Park Royal is aiming to be less of a mall and more of a neighbourhood.

The mall’s management announced plans April 30 to add residential towers to the mix, along with a host of new stores and a refurbishment of the north mall.

“The vision is creating, as many shopping centres are doing today, a move from being a single-purpose delivery of goods and services . . . to... read more.

Rich with Elegance & History

(December 18, 2013, posted in Feature Properties)

Every house is unique in some way but not every house can tell a story… a house that takes you into its graces will whisper to you as you walk through the doors and down the halls. The kind of house that was built before people could Google anything about it…and yet you can clearly picture how the teenagers who lived there would jump into the pool with their friends after school… the kind of house... read more.

A New Horizon for North Vancouver at the Orizon

(December 18, 2013, posted in North Vancouver)

Coming to East 3rd and St. Georges in North Vancouver, Lower Lonsdale area in 2014 is the Orizon. Having spent a lot of time with clients looking to buy in the area, I have become familiar with the many options for condo living that are available. From luxury to flex floor plan living there are plenty of choices and as a result there are plenty of different price points.
What is the Orizon?

104 Mode... read more.

In love with vancity..

(December 18, 2013)

Beautiful video for a beautiful city..

Your bedroom should be about you

(December 18, 2013, posted in Interior Design)

We all concentrate on curb appeal. We all love our kitchens and living rooms and concentrate on appearances throughout our homes, but in the bedroom, comfort and luxury should really take precedence over anything else.

Bedrooms are intimate spaces where we retreat after long, hard days and whether we are enjoying the space alone or with someone, it should be somewhere in our home that represents wh... read more.

Another Village Centre for the North Shore

(December 18, 2013, posted in North Vancouver)

Gradual but significant change is underway for the intersection at Capilano Road and Marine Drive. In line with the North Shore “village vision”, this gateway to North Vancouver will soon be the home of one of the Shore’s bustling village town centres. Focused on high density living, as well, as public spaces such as green spaces, community centres, shops and restaurants will help redefine this ar... read more.

The Real Cost of a Vancouver Condo

(December 18, 2013, posted in Vancouver Real Estate)

When it comes to buying a condo in downtown Vancouver, there are a lot of choices. Aggressive development over the past twenty years has brought a lot more inventory to the market and has created densely populated pockets of Vancouver with chic, waterfront and, in some cases, more affordable living.
In order to figure out which areas are most affordable in current market conditions, I used informat... read more.

Buying Vancouver Real Estate

(December 18, 2013, posted in Buying)

I often get asked the question, “when is the best time to buy real estate?” In other words, will prices continue to drop or should I buy right now…?

While none of us have a crystal ball, there is a simple and absurdly accurate way to assess the market that can tell us if future price drops are coming quickly or not. Simply by dividing the total number of MLS inventory by the total number of monthly... read more.

Millennials are ready to buy a home

(December 18, 2013, posted in Market Trends)

A recent Pulte Group survey has provided us with some very interesting data.. Millennials – or Generation Y (roughly anyone born between 1980 and 2000) – are a group of up and comers in the real estate market. For a long time it was assumed that this generation would have little or no interest in buying real estate. Often seen as hipsters, commitment-phobic, technology-obsessessed generation, this... read more.

Is there a Vancouver condo crisis?

(December 18, 2013, posted in Vancouver Real Estate)

Recent reports that nearly a quarter of Vancouver’s condos sit empty for most of the year caused quite the stir in recent days. Headlines like this make it easy to jump to conclusions and conversations which quickly seem to revolve around the fear that foreign investment is the only reason for high Vancouver housing prices. However, articles such the one written by Gary Mason from the Globe & Mail... read more.

November 2013 Housing Market Update

(December 05, 2013, posted in Market Update)

Consistent home sale and listing activity has allowed balanced market conditions to prevail in the Greater Vancouver housing market for most of 2013

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,321 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November 2013. This represents a 37.7 per cent increase compared to the 1,686 sales... read more.