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I have sold a property at 201 15185 22 AVE in Surrey.
Move in ready! Spacious & bright just renovated 2 bedroom, 2 full bath unit with huge balcony facing quiet & beautiful courtyard. Master bedroom with 3 piece ensuite & walk-in closet has lots of room for your king size bed. Features include: gas fireplace & in-suite laundry with brand new washer/dryer, renovated kitchen, new bathrooms, freshly painted, new German laminate flooring throughout & so much more, 1 parking & 1 locker. Don't wait for new construction! Save the GST and get WAY more space for your dollar! Just steps to shopping, dining, bus stop, amenities and parks. Don't miss this one. Call to see now! First Showing Thursday 5:00-6:30pm. Open House Aug 12 & 13 from 2-5pm.
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I have listed a new property at 205 3921 CARRIGAN CRT in Burnaby.
Location, space and possibility! Conveniently located near Lougheed Mall, Skytrain and all levels of schools, this 3 bed 2 bath unit has spacious rooms in a very comfortable and practical layout that spans almost 1200sf. Amenities include insuite laundry, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and recreation room. New, quality laminate flooring was installed in 2016. Bring your decorating ideas and call to book your private showing today.
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I have listed a new property at 14 19525 73 AVE in Surrey.
Built in 2013, this centrally located townhome has it all. Backing onto green space, this home offers 4 bdrms and 2.5 bthrms, open floor plan, huge master bdrm with walk-in closet, large ensuite, plus loads of windows give this spacious home lots of light. Includes granite counter tops, upgraded appliances and light fixtures and the basement finished to be fourth bedroom with separate entrance with lots of closet space and endless storage. This complex boasts a beautiful club house and playground for use of the owners. There is also a guest suite for rent, for those longer staying guests, giving everyone their privacy. Close to schools, parks, and shopping & family oriented neighbourhood. Open Sat/Sun Aug 19/20 1:00-300pm
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I have listed a new property at 321 8988 HUDSON ST in Vancouver.
1 bedroom courtyard facing unit available at The Retro in Marpole. Bright and cheery with extra high ceilings, real fir floors, slate tiles, granite counters, s/s appliances and insuite laundry. BBQ on your patio in the summer and warm up to the gas fireplace in the winter. Reliable concrete building with exercise room. Includes 1 parking space, 1 storage locker plus bike room. Pets and Rentals Allowed. Close to the new Canada Line, airport & shopping. OPEN: Sun. Aug 20th 2:00 - 4:00PM
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I have listed a new property at T3207 3980 CARRIGAN CRT in Burnaby.
3 bdrm & 2 bth, 1 level end-unit townhouse available at Discovery Place I. Large, family friendly home features an open floor plan and numerous updates including: laminate floors; complete bathroom renovation; new baseboards; security system & appliances, paint, light fixtures; medicine cabinets in both bathrooms. Excellent interior condition. Easy access to secured underground parking. Well managed concrete building with great amenities including: indoor saltwater pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room, squash/racket ball court. Walking distance to Lougheed Mall & Skytrain Station. OPEN: Sat/Sun Aug 19/20 2:00 - 4:00PM
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I have sold a property at 301 6960 120 ST in Surrey.
Bright, Immaculate, Contemporary 930sf 2bed, 2bath and den unit conveniently located across from Scottsdale Mall. Brand new flooring throughout and freshly painted this week. Master suite with walk in closet and roomy ensuite bath. Second bedroom is a good size. Open concept kitchen has a functional layout to make food prep a pleasure. Enjoy BBQs on your large patio in summer and keep warm by gas fireplace in winter. Close to retail, recreation, all levels of school and transit, this unit is situated on the quiet side of the building and is ready for you to move in and call it home.
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I have listed a new property at 3056 SMITH AVE in Burnaby.
This spacious 2 bdrm + den townhouse in a family friendly neighbourhood is the home you’ve been waiting for. Completely remodelled unit in Manor House; a small 7 unit complex. Main floor features laminate floors in living room with wood burning fireplace & dining room & access to large balcony (N facing with winter mtn views!). Kitchen with ample cabinets, granite counters & S/S stove, fridge, dishwasher & microwave. Upstairs features 2 generous size bdrms & den. This unit comes with 2 underground secured parking space & 1 storage locker. Ideally located on quiet part of Smith Avenue just 3 blocks north of Canada Way. Great location with easy access to Hwy #1, Real Cdn Superstore & Walmart. OPEN HOUSE: Sat/Sun Aug 12/13 2:00 - 4:00PM.
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I have listed a new property at 3865 SOUTHWOOD ST in Burnaby.
Burnaby Suncrest home on large, private lot. Fully renovated bungalow and a large detached garage sit on an inviting 60 x 140 foot lot. Located at the end of a no-through street next to a park-like ravine and creek, this home is peaceful and serene yet walking distance to schools, parks and transit. Renovations include: updated kitchen with S/S appliances, windows, furnace, roof, new hot water tank and washer/dryer, plus designer paint colours and window coverings. All this, plus a well kept, picturesque backyard…what more could you ask for? OPEN: Sat. August 12th 2:00 - 4:00pm
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I have listed a new property at 1406 1088 QUEBEC ST in Vancouver.
View for sale! Stunning water and city view comes with 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 baths in a Bosa built family home in the sky. It also comes with large deck, brand new hardwood floors and updated kitchen as well as 2 parking and storage. Centrally located close to all the best the city has to offer in transportation, recreation, dining and shopping! Call to book private showing or visit open house Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm (Aug 12,13).
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Is it over? Is this the top?


The age old question of Vancouver Real estate for many years has been – is the bubble “finally” popping? (or, from a homeowner – “are our values going to plummet?)  Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to answer that question definitively today – but I will tell you what we’re feeling now and what we expect to see.


The Numbers 

 

Let’s start with the usual stats - the numbers shown are a ratio of the number of active listings (at end of month) over the number of sales in that month.  Numbers above a 20% are considered to be sellers’ markets, below a 15% are buyers’ market and in-between are considered balanced.  Beside the number, we’ve indicated the direction the inventory on market moved when compared to the previous month. (Contact me for stats for other lower mainland areas).

 

AREA

SALES RATIO

INVENTORY + VARIANCE

AVERAGE

SALE PRICE

DOWN TOWN

Attached

51%

 

446 - Up 20%

 1% above list

VAN WEST

Detached

10%

705 - Up 6%

3% below list

VAN WEST

Attached

44%

472 - Up 20%

2% above list

VAN EAST

Detached

14%

768 - Up 3%

1% below list

VAN EAST

Attached

81%

225 - up 10%

3% above list

NEW WEST

Detached

            22%

90 - Up 10%

2% above list

NEW WEST

Attached

80%

162 – Up 18%

% above list

BURNABY

Detached

11%

 515 - Up 10%

2% below list

BURNABY

Attached

63%

369 – Up 25%

3% above list

NORTH VAN

Detached

26%

 

 308 – n/a

List price

NORTH VAN

Attached

61%

 191 - Up 31%

3% above



Some Context 

 

It’d be hard to ignore the fact that all 18 product categories above all trended towards buyer’s (or “slowed down”).  However, before you spring to any conclusions, I would point out that for the attached and condo segments, the numbers basically had no choice but to go up.  It would have been mathematically extremely challenging for them to remain as slanted towards sellers as they were last month.  Indeed, the evidence we’ve seen on sales pricing over the last couple of weeks supports that we are still very much in a seller’s market in all areas in the attached and condo segments. Multiple offers are still very much the norm (with the vast majority of offers being made subject free) and pricing week after week continues to increase.


Are Houses still Hot?

 

The detached segment of the market is a very different story – though perhaps not the obvious one based on the numbers.  Interestingly, some houses are still seeing multiple offers (admittedly not as many) – and those places do appear to be setting new record high prices.  However, houses that are listed at market or slightly above market (or have no super unique selling characteristic) are having a much tougher time selling and we’re seeing pricing going down a bit on those.  The only explanation I’ve been able to come up with is that buyer’s (and/or their agents) are allowing the strata market to impact the way they are acting when buying detached homes and are thus whipping themselves into a frenzy in the multiple offers that are developing (and thus potentially making a mistake by not choosing one of the many other options that are now available).  Interestingly, despite the buyer’s market conditions, pricing on detached still increased month over month by 1.5%.

 

What’s next?


There’s been several major changes in the marketplace recently – a change in provincial government (to a coalition of parties who have stated an interest in making Vancouver real estate more affordable), an increase in the Bank of Canada interest rate and a proposed change in mortgage qualification criteria for uninsured mortgages.  Given these larger forces, it is reasonable to expect that the detached market will continue to be slanted towards buyers for some time.  Lower priced detached homes continue to sell quickly, but as their prices rise, they too will slow and prices overall will thus decline (the current growth in pricing is because while the top end of the detached market is extremely slow, the bottom end remains reasonably active for the most part).  Attached and condos will eventually feel the same dragging force – however, when that actually happens is anyone’s guess (and there’s just no evidence of it yet).  It is our expectation, however, that despite the overall slowing in our marketplace, prices will remain reasonably sticky and we won’t see substantial price decreases in any of our markets.  

 

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2 bedroom + den corner unit facing south side of the building in sought after Fairview location. Bright & efficient open floor plan. Spacious kitchen featuring granite countertops and maple cabinets. Laminate flooring throughout. Maintenance includes hot water, etc. Wood framed, fully rain screened 13 yr old building. Walk to VGH, City Hall, shopping, transits, & schools. Includes parking. No rental restrictions.
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Lowest priced 3 bedroom on the west side of Vancouver! Over 1000 SQFT in this penthouse corner unit located in central Marpole. This fully renovated unit features in-suite washer and dryer, walk-in-closet and large private balcony with South West view. Fully rain screened building and is it getting new plumbing this summer that has already been paid for by the seller! Walk to shops, restaurants and transit on Granville street.
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Located on a quiet street in Marpole, on the West Side of Vancouver, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is the perfect investment property. Listed for land value, choose to live in, rent out or build on this 33 x 122.05 lot RS-1 lot. This centrally located home would be easily rentable. Short walk to Granville Street where you'll find plenty of shops and restaurants.
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I have listed a new property at 301 6960 120 ST in Surrey.
Bright, Immaculate, Contemporary 930sf 2bed, 2bath and den unit conveniently located across from Scottsdale Mall. Brand new flooring throughout and freshly painted this week. Master suite with walk in closet and roomy ensuite bath. Second bedroom is a good size. Open concept kitchen has a functional layout to make food prep a pleasure. Enjoy BBQs on your large patio in summer and keep warm by gas fireplace in winter. Close to retail, recreation, all levels of school and transit, this unit is situated on the quiet side of the building and is ready for you to move in and call it home. OPEN: Sat, July 22 from 11am-1pm.
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I have sold a property at 102 8988 HUDSON ST in Vancouver.
Well-maintained, ground-level, junior 1 bdrm unit available @ The Retro. High ceilings and tall windows make the unit feel bright and open. Unit features include private patio, gas fireplace, subway tiles in bathroom, fir floors, granite counters and s/s appliances all in a spacious layout. Building amenities include fitness center and bike room, plus one secure parking stall. Centrally located in Marpole on the West side of Vancouver. Pets and rentals allowed.
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Bright, Immaculate, Contemporary 930sf 2bed, 2bath and den unit conveniently located across from Scottsdale Mall. Brand new flooring throughout and freshly painted this week. Master suite with walk in closet and roomy ensuite bath. Second bedroom is a good size. Open concept kitchen has a functional layout to make food prep a pleasure. Enjoy BBQs on your large patio in summer and keep warm by gas fireplace in winter. Close to retail, recreation, all levels of school and transit, this unit is situated on the quiet side of the building and is ready for you to move in and call it home.
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Escape to paradise! Five stunning acres amidst some of the most beautiful areas in Metro Vancouver. Move in or build your dream home among your own park-like setting overlooking your own private pond. Enjoy the the quiet, private serenity without sacrificing nearby amenities. Close by zoo, school & golf course with quick access to Hwy 1. Perfect for those in any stage of life. Don't delay! Call for a private showing.
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Lowest priced 3 bedroom on the west side of Vancouver! Over 1000 SQFT in this penthouse corner unit located in central Marpole. This fully renovated unit features in-suite washer and dryer, walk-in-closet and large private balcony with South West view. Fully rain screened building and is it getting new plumbing this summer that has already been paid for by the seller! Walk to shops, restaurants and transit on Granville street. OPEN: Saturday, July 15, 2:00 - 3:00PM
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3 suite investment property available in Richmond. Huge 8000+ SQFT lot located in the prestigious Garden City neighbourhood. Home features numerous updates including large addition, renovated bathrooms, kitchens and new paint throughout. Well situated separate entrances for each of the 3 suites. Walk to schools, transit, community center and Richmond Centre. OPEN: Sat/Sun July 15/16 2:00 - 4:00PM
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