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Mortgage Pre-Approval – Don’t Overlook The Importance

November 28th, 2012
Mortgage Pre-Approval – Don’t Overlook The Importance

For over 10 years now I have been pre-approving prospective buyers for their new home.  During that time I have seen a lot of strange things. Still today I am continually surprise by one thing: bad pre-approvals.

This problem never seems to go away, no matter what our beloved mortgage industry is going through.  What am I talking about? I’m ...

Beach & Howe Vancouver Landmark Condo Tower

November 26th, 2012
 I'm so excited about this new a premiere iconic building Westbank project at Beach & Howe! Contact me for details.
Westbank Beach & Howe
Beach & Howe Vancouver Landmark Condo Tower
Possibly the most anticipated and talked about landmark Vancouver condo tower ever, the new BIG’s designed Beach & Howe Vancouver condominium high-rise is setting the stage for a premiere iconic building that will push the limits in term ...

PH2001 1221 BIDWELL Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

November 24th, 2012

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, PH2001 1221 BIDWELL Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

ALEXANDRA - English Bay, an Iconic Contemporary Designed Architecture in Vancouver most sought after address-ENGLISH BAY, LEED GOLD standard with revitalized heritage facade Lobby. This 2 BDRM & Den Sky Terrace Penthouse boasts 3-way stunning view of the ocean, Downtown & N Shore Mount ...

905 1221 BIDWELL Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

November 23rd, 2012

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 905 1221 BIDWELL Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

ALEXANDRA-English Bay, an Iconic Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver's most sought after address by English Bay. LEED GOLD standard with revitalized Heritage facade Lobby entry. The residences boasts spectacular ocean and park view. Opulent finishing with modern European cabinetry and t ...

201 1333 7TH Ave W, Vancouver West, British Columbia

November 21st, 2012

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 201 1333 7TH Ave W, Vancouver West, British Columbia

Bright and spacious one bedroom corner suite in desirable Fairview location. Well maintained, rain-screened building on a charming, tree-lined, quiet street. This corner, private exposure offers plenty of light (windows on 3 sides) and partial view of the tranquil interior courtyard. In-suite l ...

Transit corridors fuel sustained demand for new condos

November 21st, 2012
Overall sales for multi-family developments slumping, but realtors remain upbeat
 
The number of sales may be down in multi-family developments, but buyers are still keen on new homes in highrises near transit lines, Colliers International's most recent residential real estate report for Metro Vancouver found.

Three developments in particular - Station Square and Solo District, both in Burnaby, ...

6 th & Fir Vancouver New Project

November 18th, 2012
6th & Fir in Vancouver. Beautiful views from this building by Westbak & Magnum Projects; pre-construction prices; move in mid 2013.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=290393481072661&set=a.258325350946141.49843.249342811844395&type=1&theater

https://twitter.com/CMRealty/status/270343765481365505/photo/1

Five traps to avoid when buying a condo

November 14th, 2012
With signs of uncertainty in the market, it has never been more important to analyze your next real estate investment. Jumping into the unknown and hoping for the best is risky business. While this tactic may have worked over the past three years during Canada’s lucrative real estate market, it is no longer the case. Real estate has never been a fool’s game’ and now is the time to switch stra ...

Housing construction, sales and price forecasts are stable, CMHC report

November 14th, 2012
Housing construction, sales and price forecasts are stable, CMHC reports: ow.ly/fidKn

Stability is the name of the game in B.C. real estate, according to the latest housing market forecast from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

CMHC’s fourth quarter Housing Market Outlook calls for a slight increase in housing starts and sales numbers with a slight decrease in average prices.

“In 2013, m ...

A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

November 11th, 2012
A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg9qnWg9kak&feature=fvwrel
In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the "Domestic Transformer."
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