Blog about Vancouver Real Estate Market

Mount Pleasant and Olympic Village – the best of the old and new Located in Mount Pleasant and just 30 steps from Olympic Village. I guess you could say right in the middle of the older more historic neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant and the new vibrant neighbourhood of Olympic Village. Suite 809 – 108 East […]

New Listing at 1045 East 17th Avenue Vancouver – Asking Price $1,999,000 Wonderful single family home located in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The new listing at 1045 E 17th Avenue sits on a 49.50 by 122 foot lot zoned RS-1S and is situated across the street from Sunnyside Park and Charles Dickens Elementary School. The […]

Vancouver Real Estate Market in 2017

What Happened in the 2017 Vancouver Real Estate Market The 2017 Vancouver real estate market was another busy year with condominium sales outpacing the detached houses. Affordability is the key factor driving the Vancouver condo sales volume.  The benchmark price gap between condos and detached houses in 2017 is approximately 41 percent. This makes it […]

New 2018 Mortgage Rule “Stress Test”

The new mortgage rule comes into effect January 1st, 2018; it affects purchasers with over 20 percent down. The term Stress Test checks buyer’s ability to withstand future interest rate hikes. For example, a buyer is seeking pre-approval at a current 5-year rate at 3.09 percent; they will have to be approved at a 2 percent increase […]

Solo OC1 Georgia Strait Crossing

Thank you so much for your donations. We raised $3,343.00 for Charles Dickens Elementary School. I wrote a short recap to Phil who is a friend and who also donated to the event. I thought I would share it with everyone who would like to know more about the final two days leading up to […]

Solo OC1 Georgia Strait Crossing

Today was the long-awaited presentation to the kids and staff at Charles Dickens Elementary School for my Solo OC1 Georgia Strait Crossing. It was a sold out venue and it was tons of fun with photos, videos and a talk about the much-anticipated adventure/crossing. We discussed how adventure and stepping outside your comfort zone can […]

Solo Open Ocean Outrigger OC1 Paddle from Nanaimo to Vancouver I am organising an inspirational event and a fundraiser for the students of Charles Dickens Elementary School and the education department of Charles Dickens Elementary in Mount Pleasant. By sharing my adventure with the students I hope to inspire goal setting, preparation, and an awareness of our oceans. […]

Vancouver Olympic Village and False Creek Condos

Vancouver Olympic Village Condo Market February 2017 The first 6 weeks of 2017 for the Vancouver real estate market has been busy for condominiums and townhouses up to the 1.5 million dollar price point. Single family detached houses continue to have downward pressure on pricing and there is no sign of this changing as we […]

Mount Pleasant Real Estate Update February 2017

Mount Pleasant Condominium and Townhouses January 2017 was a busy month for real estate in Mount Pleasant. In my previous Mount Pleasant real estate update, I forecasted a very active January in the New Year and that is exactly what happened. One of the biggest changes in January was the increase in the number of […]

The Bosa Towers along Quebec Street offer big open floor plans and a location that offers some of the best of Mount Pleasant. CityGate 1 is within just a few steps from the waters of False Creek, Vancouver’s famous Seawall and of course Olympic Village’s shops and restaurants. If you walk east from 1188 Quebec […]