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North Vancouver Market Activity - Dec. 10-15, 2012

(December 15, 2012, posted in NV Weekly Market Activity)

Here is a look at what  Real Estate activity has been going on this week in North Vancouver.  There were 8 new detached listings
 ranging between $775,000 - $2,588,000.  There was 0 sales  and 13 listings that were cancelled, terminated, or expired.

In the Attached market there were 10 new listings ranging from $294,000 to $1,880,000. There was no sales $449,000, and 18 listings that were cancelled, ter... read more.

West Vancouver Market Activity - Dec. 10 - 15, 2012

(December 15, 2012, posted in WV Weekly Market Activity)

Here is a look at what  Real Estate activity has been going on this week in West Vancouver.  There were 10 new detached listings ranging between $998,000 - $7,998,000.  There was 1 sale ($1,100,000), and 25 listings that were cancelled, terminated, or expired.

In the Attached market there were 3 new listings ranging from $644,900 to $4,698,000. There was one sale $449,000, and 4 listings that were canc... read more.

Choose the Right Lighting

(December 10, 2012, posted in Tips for Selling Your Home)


Choosing The Best Lighting For Your Space

Whether it is a romantic dining room or a home office, finding the right lighting for each space in your home is essential to making it functional and inviting.  So what should you consider when choosing lamps or lighting fixtures to ensure they will provide the right kind of light for your space, while still fitting in with the décor of the room?

 

Function Be... read more.

Christmas on Grouse Mountain

(December 10, 2012, posted in Family Attractions)

Likely the only place in Vancouver where you will be able to meet real reindeer, visit Santa's workshop and take a sleigh ride all in the same place.  Grouse Mountain is worth a visit over the holidays.  This video from Novus TV will give you an idea of just how much fun it is. For more information visit the website





How to Handle a Bidding War

(December 06, 2012, posted in Buying A House)


So you have found thehome of your dreams, it has all the features you want, and it is in the right neighborhood. Even the price is right, but suddenly you find yourself in a bidding war with one or more people who also think this is the perfect home. This can be a stressful and sometimes even heartbreaking experience, but what knowledge should you arm yourself with before entering a bidding war wi... read more.

Vancouver Christmas Market

(December 05, 2012, posted in Family Attractions)


This is something you don't want to miss.  It is the annual Christmas market held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.  Beautiful German handmade specialty gifts an delectable food and drink as well as fantastic entertainment.  will greet you when you enter into this magical market. 

You will feel like you have stepped into a village in Germany as you wander through the market. With over 55 vendors e... read more.

Giving at Christmas

(December 04, 2012)

Once again as Christmas nears we are strongly reminded of how lucky we are for everything we have.  I look around me and I have so much.  Some of us have time to give, some would prefer to make cash donations.  It doesn't matter, what does matter is that we help in whatever way we can.

The Salvation Army is well recognized for the Christmas Kettles which are manned by many volunteers in locations all... read more.

Vancouver Continues to Rank High

(December 04, 2012)

Once again Vancouver rates high as a great place to live. The Mercer Quality of Living Survey rated Vancouver as the 5th most liveable city out of 221 cities in the world. This makes it the top rated city in Canada, followed by Ottawa (14), Toronto (15) and Montreal (23). Vienna, Zurich, Auckland and Munich took the top four spots. The only city in the US that ranked in the top 30 was Honolulu (28... read more.

Top Ten Home Showing Tips

(December 03, 2012, posted in Tips for Selling Your Home)

Showing your home is essential in the real estate business.  After all, who would purchase a property sight unseen?  When a potential buyer stops in, here are ten recommended tips to follow when showing your home:

Tip # 1: Welcome Your Buyers

If you are still living in the home while it's being shown, graciously greet your potential home buyers and invite them to look around.  Make sure File:Masswelcomemat.jpgthat you inst... read more.

 Know the Neighbourhood...Before Buying

(December 03, 2012, posted in Buying A House)


Getting To Know The Neighborhood Before Buying A Home

There is a reason the term “location, location, location” is used so commonly within the real estate industry.  The location of a property is one of the most important considerations when selecting a home, as it will affect the value of your home, your day-to-day life, and even your own and your family's safety. So what can you do to find out a l... read more.

Finding the Best Schools

(December 03, 2012, posted in Buying A House)

Finding A Neighborhood With Great Schools

 If you have children, or even if you don't yet but plan to in the future, schools are something you will need to take into consideration when you search for a new home.  In most areas, certain boundaries define which schools your children will go to, and switching to a different school can be complicated and expensive in many cases. Fortunately, finding a... read more.

House or Neighbourhood

(December 02, 2012, posted in Buying A House)

A Nice Home Or A Nice Neighborhood: Which Matters More?

When you start shopping for a home, you probably have a very specific image of what you would like that home to look like.  You probably also see the perfect neighborhood surrounding that perfect home. Every buyer sets out with an image of the house they want to own, but in reality compromises are often necessary in order to stay within your b... read more.

November Market Update North Vancouver

(December 01, 2012, posted in NV Monthly Market Update)




There are currently 389 detached houses listed in North Vancouver (compared with 268 at this time last year),407 apartments (378 last year) and 151 attached - meaning townhouses and duplexes (compared with 97 last year). Keep in mind that these numbers and the ones below are for the WHOLE OF NORTH VANCOUVER. If you are interested in any of the sub-areas specifically please contact me and I will be... read more.

November Market Update West Vancouver

(December 01, 2012, posted in WV Monthly Market Update)


Photo Tina Moore                                                 Photo: Tina Moore November Morning

There are currently 502 detached houses listed in West Vancouver (compared with 401 at this time last year), 129 apartments (77 last year) and 51 attached - meaning townhouses and duplexes (compared with 31 last year). Keep in mind that these numbers and the ones below are for the WHOLE OF WEST VANCOUVER. If you are interested in any of the sub-areas specifically... read more.