Vancouver, BC Real Estate News

By Mike Stewart, 1067 Marinaside Crescent Website
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
Hi All, I'd like to introduce you to the 1067 Marinaside Crescent Building Website. I have developed this website for anyone interested buying or selling a suite in the building as well as those looking for general information on 1067 Marinaside Crescent such as the concierge phone number or the postal code. The 1067 Marinaside Crescent site has all active and sold listings since the building completed in 2001 with pictures and descriptions. These listings are searcheable with the search window you will find at the top of all the pages on the site. if you can't find what you are looking for feel free to contact me at 604-763-3136 You can find all floor plans in the tower at 1067 Marinaside Crescent as well as strata bylaws and strata minutes. Thanks and I hope the the site is useful for...
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By Mike Stewart Vancouver
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
Hi All,   This is a video I shot of the street in front of 1082 Seymour Street, The Freesia             Email MikeMike Stewart's Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour, Gastown and The West End Real Estate Marketing WebsiteFreesia Vancouver1033 Marinaside Crescent Building Website1067 Marinaside Crescent Building WebsiteRaffles on Robson 821 Cambie Street
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By Mike Stewart Vancouver
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
This is the gym at 1082 Seymour Street, The Freesia by Mike Stewart The Freesia Specialist. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mike Stewart Mike StewartCentury 21 In Town Realty421 Pacific StreetVancouver, BCOffice: 604-763-3136Cell: 604-763-3136All Greater Vancouver MLS Listings Updated Hourly at www.mikestewart.caEmail MikeMike Stewart's Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour, Gastown and The West End Real Estate Marketing WebsiteFreesia Vancouver1033 Marinaside Crescent Building Website1067 Marinaside Crescent Building WebsiteRaffles on Robson 821 Cambie Streethttp://mikestewartrealtor.blogspot.com/
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This is a video of the rooftop garden at the Freesia Mike Stewart shot for Freesia Vancouver, the Real Estate Website for 1082 Seymour Street in Downtown Vancouver         Mike StewartCentury 21 In Town Realty421 Pacific StreetVancouver, BCOffice: 604-763-3136Cell: 604-763-3136All Greater Vancouver MLS Listings Updated Hourly at www.mikestewart.ca Email MikeMike Stewart's Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour, Gastown and The West End Real Estate Marketing WebsiteFreesia Vancouver1033 Marinaside Crescent Building Website1067 Marinaside Crescent Building WebsiteRaffles on Robson 821 Cambie Street  
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By Matt Collinge, REALTOR® - Vancouver Real Estate
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
So what happened with False Creek real estate (this is for False Creek South) in June. I must apologize for taking so long to get this out this month. Despite the doom and gloom in the local papers though it was a pretty good month for False Creek real estate. Inventory dropped compared to May and a couple more homes were sold than in May. False Creek does look great in the sun and that can't have hurt. The stats were skewed a bit this month by the listing of the some of the units at the new Lumen development on the MLS®. LISTED IN FALSE CREEK IN JUNE (last month's numbers in brackets) Freehold Strata Units Listed: 14 (22)Pre-paid Leasehold Strata Units Listed: 7 (9)Non Pre-paid Leasehold Strata Units Listed: 2 (actually 1, but there was one listed as a "non-prepaid non strata" and I am...
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By Mike Stewart, 1033 Marinaside Building Website
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
This is a video I shot July 11, 2008 of Marinaside Crescent. This video is designed to give context to my listing at 1703-1201 Marinaside Crescent If you have any questions about this video, Marinaside Crescent, or Yaletown please Contact Mike Stewart, The Marinaside Crescent Specialist                 Mike StewartCentury 21 In Town Realty421 Pacific StreetVancouver, BCOffice: 604-763-3136Cell: 604-763-3136All Greater Vancouver MLS Listings Updated Hourly at www.mikestewart.ca Email MikeMike Stewart's Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour, Gastown and The West End Real Estate Marketing WebsiteFreesia Vancouver1033 Marinaside Crescent Building Website1067 Marinaside Crescent Building WebsiteRaffles on Robson 821 Cambie Street  
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Hi All, This is a short video of the pool and gym of the Quaywest Resort Residences in Yaletown which has two addresses 1067 Marinaside Crescent and 1033 Marinaside Crescent. If you have any questions about this video please contact Mike Stewart   Mike StewartCentury 21 In Town Realty421 Pacific StreetVancouver, BCOffice: 604-763-3136Cell: 604-763-3136All Greater Vancouver MLS Listings Updated Hourly at www.mikestewart.ca Email MikeMike Stewart's Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour, Gastown and The West End Real Estate Marketing WebsiteFreesia VancouverRaffles on Robson 821 Cambie Street  
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By Matt Collinge, REALTOR® - Vancouver Real Estate
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
New Works is a Vancouver based dance company that "really likes dance. A lot." That is according to the New Works website. Their mission statement is:To produce and present performance events for the public, and to build audiences for diverse dance forms locally, nationally and internationally. To also provide support to emerging, mid-career and senior dance artists and managers of all cultural traditions in the development of their careers. New Works is bringing their fun attitude towards dance to Granville Island the next 4 Sundays (at 2pm), and twice in August, with the All Over The Map dance series. All performances take place at Ron Basford Park (beside Performance Works), on the east side of Granville Island. Here is the schedule:July 6 World Dance and Music: Silk Road Music and F...
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By Mike Stewart Vancouver
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
Hi All, Good to see the Canadian Gov't is taking action to keep the property market in Canada on an even keel. I think this kind of action will be good for Downtown Vancouver Real Estate. Let me know your thoughts! Ottawa tightens mortgage rules to avoid 'bubble' LORI MCLEOD AND KEVIN CARMICHAEL From Thursday's Globe and Mail July 9, 2008 at 8:16 PM EDT OTTAWA — The federal government is cracking down on the mortgage industry in a move that could help protect against a U.S.-style housing bubble, but will also make it tougher to borrow money to buy a home. The Finance Department said Wednesday it will stop backing mortgages with amortization periods longer than 35 years as of Oct. 15. It will also start demanding a down payment equal to at least 5 per c...
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By Matt Collinge, REALTOR® - Vancouver Real Estate
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
You probably heard about this already, but just in case you haven't I thought I'd better mention it. There is a lot of poo, err fecal coliform (learn more about fecal coliforms on wikipedia) in False Creek, especially at the east end of the creek. The Vancouver Sun was all over this yesterday with the story on the front page of the West Coast News section entitled False Creek coliform count soars. Bottom line don't put your body in False Creek and especially not your eyes, ears or nose. It seems the "green" development in South East False Creek had done something to cause raw sewage to be flowing into the creek. This post originally appeared on my False Creek neighbourhood blog, The False Creek Comet.  
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By maggie chandler
(chandler realty)
Yes! British Columbia homeowners are protected against Title Fraud. In light of recent articles in The Vancouver Sun regarding the issue of title and mortgage fraud in B.C., the B.C.Land Title and Survey Authority (LTSA) emphasizes that such cases are extremely rare because strong protections are in place in this province.  The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver recently published this article Read the rest of this post
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What is the best way to sell and buy another Vancouver condo?  It's a first time sellers dilemma. When you left the rental market and bought your first condo it was easy. Now you must figure out how to get your equity out of one condo so that you can purchase another one.  A recent client experienced this situation, so I thought it would make a good blog post. Buy first then sell? Sell first then buy? It is a question I am often asked by first time sellers. My answer to you is that your decision depends on a number of considerations. Read the rest of this post  
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By maggie chandler
(chandler realty)
One of my favourite Vancouver events - HSBC's celebration of light at English Bay. Watch the fireworks! July 23, 26, 30 and August 2nd at 10pm . A wonderful half hour of entertainment. Apparently 1.5 million Vancouver residents show up for the four nights of this spectacular event, presented by the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society. Read the rest of this post
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By maggie chandler
(chandler realty)
The REBGV reports that residential attached, detached and apartment property sales in the Greater Vancouver area totalled 2,425 in June 2008, a decline of 42.9% from June 2007 and down from 2,999 in May 2008 New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties climbed 18% over a year ago, to 6546. Although housing prices, on a year over year comparison continue to show single digit percentage increases, we are beginning to see more price reductions in properties listed on the market today. Homes priced at a competitive level continue to sell quickly, but it is important for people to accurately identify their home's value when putting it on the market. Sales of  detached properties declined 43.4% to 918 from 1,623 units compared to the same period in 2007 and down from 1,203 in ...
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By maggie chandler
(chandler realty)
Vancouver's Kitsilano condo neighbourhood saw sales for the month of June drop from 45 to 35 and listings increase from 145 to 157. Listings 157 - of those 57 have had price reductions. 92 are listed under $500,000. 57 listed under $1 million, 5 listed between $1 and 2 million and 1 over $3 million. Sales 35 - 13 had price reductions. 29 sold under $500,000 (only 3 months supply) and 6 sold between $500,000 and $680,000 (9 months supply). There were no sales above $680,000. 4 sold at list price and 2 sold over list price (last month 15 sold at or above list price). The inventory in Kitsilano is now 4 and a half months, which is up from 3 months in May. The lease expensive 2 bedroom sold at $433,000 Read the rest of this post
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By Mike Stewart, 1033 Marinaside Building Website
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
The videos you see below show various aspects of 1033 Marinaside Crescent. For more information about these videos please go to 1033 Marinaside Crescent Building Website.                       Mike StewartCentury 21 In Town Realty421 Pacific StreetVancouver, BCOffice: 604-763-3136Cell: 604-763-3136All Greater Vancouver MLS Listings Updated Hourly at www.mikestewart.ca Email MikeMike Stewart's Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour, Gastown and The West End Real Estate Marketing WebsiteFreesia Vancouver1067 Marinaside Crescent Building WebsiteRaffles on Robson 821 Cambie Street  
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Monday, June 23, 2008 Frogbox - finally, no more cardboard boxes!!! by Sayo Nickerson  Back to Blog Doug Burgoyne and Trevor McCaw have brought forth an amazing idea and I just wanted everyone to know about it!! Who hates packing? Buying carboard boxes, raiding the local liquor store looking for boxes, borrowing from friends...and then the worse part is after you've unpacked and you have 12,584 cardboard boxes to fit under the bed, or to be cut down with your dull exacto knife! Fear not my friends, Doug and Trevor to the rescue! They have ingeniously come up with Frogboxes which are reusable plastic boxes delivered to your door when you need them and picked up from your new door when you're done. And get this - it's cheaper than buying cardboard boxes! Fab! Please check out their websit...
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By Phil Harbut
(Frogbox)
http://sweetspot.ca/content/view/5604/ Moving. Again. Sigh. Other than breaking both a sweat and our nails, one of the hardest parts of relocating is finding boxes to pack everything into. That's why we're ecstatic that Frogbox has jumped on our radar. With the company launching just yesterday, we were the first ones to order the eco-friendly (and wallet approved) moving supplies. The One Bedroom Bundle ($75 for one week or $150 for three weeks) arrived in a fuel-efficient van, with Phil in the driver's seat. We quickly had stacks made from our 25 green plastic boxes ($2.75 each per week), and we didn't even need tape to seal the fit-to-close tops. While we admit that riding around on the dolly ($5 per week) was more fun than actually carting cartons, it was a big help in moving the Vel...
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By Phil Harbut
(Frogbox)
Submitted by Christy Stesky Did you know that cardboard boxes make up 18-26% of landfill material? According to the city of Vancouver's Facts and Figures, 475,000 tonnes of solid waste is deposited into the municipality's landfill annually. So even on the lowest end of the spectrum, that's 85,500 tonnes of cardboard we are dumping into the earth each year. And that's just one city. Yikes! Frogbox owners, Doug Burgoyne and Trevor McCaw thought it was about time to do something to change this. The two green-preneurs put their heads together to come up with an innovative solution to one of the biggest cardboard-consuming activities: Moving Day. Frogbox offers an easy, affordable and best of all environmentally-friendly alternative to those easily water-damaged, puncture-prone, landfill-bo...
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By Mike Stewart, Raffles on Robson Building Website
(Century 21 In Town Realty)
The Raffles on Robson Building Website is the best source online to see all active listings as well as all sold listings at 821 Cambie Street. The site has a search window that allows you search for sold or active listing at 821 Cambie Street and be set up to look for exact phrases or addresses. On the Raffles on Robson Building Website you will also find floor plans for 821 Cambie Street for nearly every suite in the building. Strata minutes and the some of the developers original Disclosure Statement is on the Raffles on Robson Wesbite. The Building Info page for 821 Cambie Street has a google map of the building as well as such information builder, developer, postal code and other useful information. If you have any questions about the Raffles on Robson Building Website or any listin...
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