Blog by Corina Marin

43-storey condo tower proposed for Yaletown Vancouver

April 26th, 2013
Wall Financial Corp. is seeking to rezone its property at 1320 Richards St., near Drake, to allow for the construction of a 420-foot-high residential tower with commercial uses at street level.

1320 Richards proposal

A major development proposal for a 43-storey condo tower in Yaletown will now go through a public hearing process after Vancouver city council received staff recommendations last week.

Included in th ...

West End Open House!

April 25th, 2013

We are proud to announce that this Apr 28th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 1565 Burnaby St. in Seacrest Apartments in the West End neighborhood, Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Apartment for sale in beautiful West End.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this West End Apartment for sale ...

PST will make the purchase of pricier homes cheaper

April 23rd, 2013
The provincial government officially eliminates the harmonized sales tax and reinstitutes a provincial sales tax (PST) as of April 1.

Homebuilders are hammering away at this message in an attempt to eliminate confusion among consumers, who wrongly believe that they will save tax if they wait to buy a new home.

"Builders are frustrated with the confusion in the public," said Bob De Wit, who is C ...

306 1565 Burnaby St., Vancouver, BC

April 19th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Apartment for sale, 306 1565 Burnaby St., Vancouver, BC

Charming top floor, corner, Studio in sought-after West End location, on a quiet tree-lined street. This bright suite boasts completely renovated kitchen and updated bath, oak hardwood floors re-sanded, polished and varnished, fresh paint. The suite offers a great open floor plan, easy to furnish and a walk ...

Concord Pacific proposal for Marine Garden Village Site

April 9th, 2013
Concord Pacific has applied to the City of Vancouver to amend the existing CD-1 Zoning for the Marine Garden Site at 445 Southwest Marine Drive, just east of the rapidly changing intersection of Marine Drive and Cambie. The proposal includes:
-Two residential towers totaling 514 units in 388,000 sq. ft.: one at 27 storeys (235 ft.), with a 7 storey podium, and one at 21 storeys (185 ft.), wi ...

Quality Inn at 1335 Howe Street to be Redeveloped

April 9th, 2013
Intergulf Development Group in conjuction with the owners of the Quality Inn at 1335 Howe Street are proposing a 39 storey, 180 unit residential tower in Downtown South.  The architect for the project is Ramsay Worden.
A preliminary open house for the project was held on April 3 at the Quality Inn.
1335 Howe St.

China, India and Brazil to lead property market growth

April 3rd, 2013
China, India and Brazil are likely to enjoy the highest real estate growth over the next decade, say surveyors.

During 2013 India, China, Asia Pacific, South and Central America, Middle East and Africa and parts of East Europe are also set to see the most dynamic growth for construction, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

“In these countries, the opportunities for ...

Tips and tricks for first-time home buyers

April 3rd, 2013
Did you know that two out of three Canadian families own a house? That is one of the highest rates of home ownership in the world. And for good reason . Real estate is a great investment.

And with increasing housing prices, it's all the more important for first-time buyers to get a foot on the first rung of the property ladder. If you want to make it big, about 80 per cent of millionaires made ...