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Indian River Mountain Terrace Condo for sale: 407 1500 Ostler Court, North Vancouver

June 21st, 2012
Rare offering in North Vancouver. Incredible 3 bedroom & 3 bathroom, concrete luxury suite of approx. 2610sq/ft all on 1 level. Spacious & open floor plan. Lovely living/dining room space, perfect for entertaining.Bright open kitchen & in formal eating area that steps out to an oversized 360sq/ft patio terrace facing park like greenbelt. Exclusive 66 unit development in the heart of ...

North Vancouver New Listings

December 15th, 2010
As of December 15, 2010 there are 97 new listings in the first two weeks of December. Following is statictical information that I have gleaned from the MLS.

Listings By Number of Bedrooms

There were 15 two bedroom homes
There were 21 three bedroom homes
There were 31 four bedroom homes
There were 19 five bedroom homes
There were 7 six bedroom homes
There were 3 seven bedroom homes
There wer ...

SELL FOR MORE: 10 EASY WAYS FOR SELLERS TO INCREASE CURB APPEAL

October 13th, 2007

As an agent I know first-hand how curb appeal adds instant value to real estate--infact it doesn't take much to make a big impact and create a great first-impression. A little planning and research is all you need. Here are some proven ideas to get you started.

Plant trees
Ever notice how the most expensive neighborhoods often have tree-lined streets and glorious gardens? Boulevard t ...

Connecting Vancouver & Calgary

September 17th, 2007

Pacific Coastal Airlines has now started servicing the Penticton airport with direct flights from Calgary and Vancouver.

Penticton is currently served by Air Canada Jazz with three daily Dash-8 flights to Vancouver on weekdays and two daily flights on Saturdays and Sundays. Pacific Coastal Airlines will round out the current available flights by providing three flights daily, Monday t ...

Tips for Mortgage Shoppers

January 23rd, 2007

Tips for mortgage shoppers from today’s Vancouver Sun

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  Published: Monday, January 22, 2007

 

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complicated.

 

The overwhelmingly good new ...

Housing Market in 2007

November 30th, 2006

What’s in store for the Greater Vancouver’s housing market?
On November 14th, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) held its 12th Annual Housing Outlook Conference, Shifting Gears: Housing Market to 2010. In addition to CMHC’s forecasts for the BC and Vancouver housing markets, this year’s conference featured the results of a recently completed study by the Urban Futures Insti ...

Economic Update

November 27th, 2006

On Thursday, the Government announced a federal Surplus of 4.2 billion for
this year. The finance minister also projected a surplus of 2 to 4 billion
for the next 5 years. They promised to pass these savings to low income
Canadians by reducing the income tax. On the corporate side the Government
promised to make Canada as the “country with the lowest tax on investment
within the G7". More import ...

Quarter Shares Going from Residential to Business Classification

November 15th, 2006

Quarter shares are going from residential to business classification (if it looks and smells like a hotel it's taxed like one).

In many previous articles we mentioned our 'lack of like' for fractional ownership ... quarter-share and in particular most condo hotels. We also mentioned that the province was contemplating classifying most quarter-share units in resorts as businesses (in effect dou ...

Report on the Economy

October 30th, 2006

In U.S. the Fed left interest rates unchanged at 4.25%. In its statement
   the Fed said “  Going forward, the economy seems likely to expand at a
   moderate pace”.  Friday’s report on economic growth showed that the
   economy grew by 1.6% in the third quarter compared to expectation of 2%
   growth. This was due to slow down of housing and exports. In fact the
   housing slow down subtrac ...

RE/MAX Predicts Slowing Real Estate Prices

October 26th, 2006
  
The rise of British Columbia real estate values will be less than meteoric in 2007 as declining sales and rising inve ...
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