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New property listed at 1539 DEMPSEY RD in North Vancouver.
A beautifully renovated South Facing home in prime Upper Lynn location is ready for you. Open plan main floor boasting designer white kitchen with ample cabinetry, gas stove, huge center island and hardwood floors through out. Master bedroom with gorgeous ensuite/inlaid tile floor, separate shower, free standing bathtub and walk-in closet with custom organizers. Windows and doors done, hot water on demand system, 2008 roof, high efficiency furnace, air conditioning and fully finished lower level with large family/media room, 3rd bathroom and laundry room lends itself to a perfect lay-out for in-law accommodation. The large fully fenced sunny backyard and being close to Upper Lynn Elementary school makes this a wonderful package not to be missed. Open Sunday, November 18  2-4.
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New property listed at 1602 114 KEITH RD W in North Vancouver.
Stunning views, impeccable renovation, solid building & perfect location. Live an indoor/outdoor Lonsdale lifestyle from this fabulous, move-in-ready, penthouse. Professionally renovated using high-end materials & designer finishes – everything has been done: kitchen, both bathrooms, floors, ceilings, doors etc. The 40’ wrap around deck is partially enclosed extending your living space so you can immerse yourself in the view from Waterfront to Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, Lions Gate to The Lions and all the way to Seymour. Ashby House is a very well-run strata with a great reputation. This home is ideal for entertaining, if that’s what you’re in the mood for; or get a takeout and enjoy the solitude from the 16th floor, on the quiet side of the building. 
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New property listed at 1 214 6TH ST W in North Vancouver.
Another stunning project by CG Const & Castagno Dev. Directly on the Ottawa Gardens Parkway. An open floor plan duplex with over 2200 sq ft of the highest finishing standards. Main floor is wide open with party size kitch island and living area opening on to a 20x12 sunny patio. Above has 3 very genergous bdrms with a spa-like mstr bath, below offers another bdrm plus spacious recroom & a complete bar. Radiant in-floor heat thru out, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, KitchenAid appliances. These duplexes are designed to compliment the "Eades Residence" which forms part of this new project, yester years charm with todays comforts. All this on a large sunny immaculately landscaped property. I dare you to compare!! Call for a private showing.
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New property listed at 2 214 6TH ST W in North Vancouver.
Another Stunning project by CG Const & Castagno Dev. Directly on the Ottawa Gardens Parkway. An open floor plan duplex with over 2100 sq ft of the highest finishing standards. Main floor is wide open with party size kitch island and living area opening on to a 20x12 sunny patio. Above has 3 very generous bdrms with a spa-like mstr bath, below offers another bdrm plus spacious recroom. Radiant in-floor heat thru out, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, Kitchen Aid appliances. These duplexes are designed to compliment the "Eades Residence" which forms part of this new project, yester years charm with todays comforts. All this on a large sunny immaculately landscaped property. I dare you to compare!! Call for a Private showing.
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New property listed at 5398 ESPERANZA DR in North Vancouver.
Spacious family home in a quiet and rarely available Canyon Heights cul-de-sac location on greenbelt! This home has been lovingly maintained. The main offers an open plan island kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, eating area with gas fireplace. Family room with vaulted ceiling and loads of windows that brings the outdoors in and leads on to a large deck! Living room with gas fireplace and separate formal dining room, 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The lower level offers a large recreation room with another fireplace, flex room, could be a 4th bedroom and full bath. Huge workshop, large storage area and laundry room complete the lower floor. Separate entrance and 2 car carport. Suite potential. Handsworth catchment.
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New property listed at LOT 16 WICKENDEN RD in North Vancouver.
Great 9,700 SF building lot on a quiet cul-de-sac. Steps from Strathcona Park on the shores of Indian Arm. Gentle slope from front to back. East facing rear yard with pedestrian access to Strathcona Road and waterfront park. Outstanding opportunity to build your custom home in a sought after location next to the waterfront and kids park!
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New property listed at 20 2561 RUNNEL DR in Coquitlam.
Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom 2 level townhouse with a large private patio for BBQ's. New flooring throughout, new stainless steel appliances, 3 new bathrooms, heated kitchen floor, gas fireplace, quartz countertops and much more. Great location close to Coquitlam Centre, recreation, school and all other amenities. Quiet location within the complex.
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New property listed at 202 1845 BELLEVUE AVE in West Vancouver.
The Mauna Loa is a boutique building with only 29 units. Seaside living steps to Ambleside waterfront, John Lawson Park, West Vancouver sea wall, shopping and restaurants. This adult oriented, 18+, complex has a gorgeous south facing outdoor pool and patio adjacent to a well appointed amenity room. This NW corner unit offers an open layout with water views to the west and mountain views as well. Recently updated laminate flooring, refinished kitchen cabinets and freshly painted throughout! Units in the Mauna Loa rarely come available and you have the comfort of knowing the building has had many upgrades and is a very well managed strata.
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New property listed at 5398 ESPERANZA DR in North Vancouver.
Spacious family home in a quiet and rarely available Canyon Heights cul-de-sac location on greenbelt! This home has been lovingly maintained. The main offers an open plan island kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, eating area with gas fireplace. Family room with vaulted ceiling and loads of windows that brings the outdoors in and leads on to a large deck! Living room with gas fireplace and separate formal dining room, 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The lower level offers a large recreation room with another fireplace, flex room, could be a 4th bedroom and full bath. Huge workshop, large storage area and laundry room complete the lower floor. Separate entrance and 2 car carport. Suite potential. Handsworth catchment.
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New property listed at 4245 MADELEY RD in North Vancouver.
A remarkable Family Home in prestigious Upper Delbrook. Perfect sunsets, harbour, ocean and Lions Gate views make for the ideal BBQ on your sun-drenched oversized deck off the family room. Completely renovated inc. 5 bdrms & 4 baths, walk-in closets, vaulted ceilings with custom skylights. Open plan kitchen is huge inc. breakfast island and eating area designed to capture the expansive views. Dining room is perfect for those large family gatherings, living room features lovely, cozy gas fireplace. At garden level is a bright furnished 1 bedroom registered suite rented at $1575. The grounds feature professionally designed manicured gardens, covered patio and hot-tub. This perfect family home awaits the fussy buyers. Call for all details.
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New property listed at 2 214 6TH ST W in North Vancouver.
Another Stunning project by CG Const & Castagno Dev. Directly on the Ottawa Gardens Parkway. An open floor plan duplex with over 2100 sq ft of the highest finishing standards. Main floor is wide open with party size kitch island and living area opening on to a 20x12 sunny patio. Above has 3 very generous bdrms with a spa-like mstr bath, below offers another bdrm plus spacious recroom. Radiant in-floor heat thru out, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, Kitchen Aid appliances. These duplexes are designed to compliment the "Eades Residence" which forms part of this new project, yester years charm with todays comforts. All this on a large sunny immaculately landscaped property. I dare you to compare!! Call for a Private showing.
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New property listed at 1 214 6TH ST W in North Vancouver.
Another stunning project by CG Const & Castagno Dev. Directly on the Ottawa Gardens Parkway. An open floor plan duplex with over 2200 sq ft of the highest finishing standards. Main floor is wide open with party size kitch island and living area opening on to a 20x12 sunny patio. Above has 3 very genergous bdrms with a spa-like mstr bath, below offers another bdrm plus spacious recroom & a complete bar. Radiant in-floor heat thru out, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, KitchenAid appliances. These duplexes are designed to compliment the "Eades Residence" which forms part of this new project, yester years charm with todays comforts. All this on a large sunny immaculately landscaped property. I dare you to compare!! Call for a private showing.
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New property listed at 212 6TH ST W in North Vancouver.
The complete resurrection of the "Eades Residence", a 1911 masterpiece brought back to its original glory. One of North Vancouver's most important heritage completely rebuilt. Sitting on the Ottawa Gardens Park, this home demands respect as it did as the original Ottawa Gardens Showhome. Taken down to the studs, its now been brought upto new code with all the modern features yet all of its charm kept intact. Main floor features a huge kitchen and dining room for those family Christmas gatherings, the masterbed above is massive but the city & water view even bigger. The mediaroom below with bar will make movie night special, plus a legal suite to help with the mortgage. This home will blow you away I promise, call for details.
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New property listed at 6 2160 EASTERN AVE in North Vancouver.
This is your opportunity to own a charming 3 level townhome in a rarely available 9 unit complex! East Point Lane is Brody-built & well-run with little turnover. Your bright 1,717 sq.ft. end unit is the largest in the complex & has an abundance of windows & many updates: gas f/p, hardwood, crisp white cabinetry, fresh paint and new carpet. The well designed floorplan incl: an eat-in kitchen, dining room, 2 generous bedrooms 3 bathrooms, a living room & a recreation room. The bottom level is perfect for a home office. Highly utilized outdoor spaces include: an oversize patio, a balcony, a lower level garden patio. Close to schools, recreation centre, green spaces & every amenity. Direct access to secured pkg. 1 cat or dog OK. Pristine and move-in ready. Immediate possession!
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New property listed at Lot 16 WICKENDEN RD in North Vancouver.
Great 9,700 SF building lot on a quiet cul-de-sac. Steps from Strathcona Park on the shores of Indian Arm. Gentle slope from front to back. East facing rear yard with pedestrian access to Strathcona Road and waterfront park. Outstanding opportunity to build your own custom home in a sought after location next to the waterfront and kids park.
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New property listed at 5398 ESPERANZA DR in North Vancouver.
Spacious family home in a quiet and rarely available Canyon Heights cul-de-sac location on greenbelt! This home has been lovingly maintained. The main offers an open plan island kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, eating area with gas fireplace. Family room with vaulted ceiling and loads of windows that brings the outdoors in and leads on to a large deck!. Living room with gas fireplace and separate formal dining room, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The lower level offers a large recreation room with another fireplace, flex room, could be a 4th bedroom and full bath. Huge workshop, large storage area and laundry room complete the lower floor. Separate entrance and 2 car carport. Handsworth catchment.
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A controversial new tax aimed at curbing foreign speculation in British Columbia's red-hot housing market might actually hurt local homeowners more than anyone else, the province admitted Thursday.

 

According to the Ministry of Finance, about 32,000 properties are about to be hit with the so-called speculation tax on unrented second homes. Nearly two-thirds or about 20,000 of them are B.C.-owned.

 

Roughly 10,000 homes belong to foreign owners, while 2,000 are owned by Canadians from other provinces.

 

Liberal finance critic Shirley Bond called the numbers "disappointing" Thursday.

 

"From my perspective, this is an asset tax," she said. "After working very hard in this province and putting their resources into an asset, this government intends to focus on British Columbians."

 

The province, however, insists its target is speculators.

 

In March, Finance Minister Carole James said the levy is intended "to make sure that we get speculators who are using our housing market as a stock market out of the business."

 

On Thursday, she continued to say that 99 per cent of British Columbians won't pay.

 

"This tax is impacting people who have second or third or fourth homes in the least affordable communities in British Columbia," she said.

 

"We have to address the housing crisis. There are families in this province who have not even a hope of owning a home."

 

Locals who have to pay the fee will face a lower rate and receive a tax credit. That means they'll only pay a combined $60 million, while non-residents will pay $140 million, even though British Columbians make up more than 60 per cent of those taxed.

 

While those across the aisle acknowledge that speculation is a problem in the province, they say the tax isn't the way to solve it.

 

"It's time for the NDP to take a look at this and look at realistic, practical ways to actually deal with the actual speculators in this province," Bond said.

 

This isn't the first time that the levy has sparked controversy.

 

Weeks after it was introduced in the February budget, pushback from vacation communities across the province led the government to announce changes narrowing the scope of the tax, which applies to those who own a home they don't live in or rent out for a majority of the year.

 

As it stands, the tax will start at a base rate of 0.5 per cent of the property's assessed value in 2018. It will climb to 1 per cent for Canadians outside of B.C. and 2 per cent for foreign investors in 2019.

 

The levy will only apply to specific communities where the province says speculation is a significant problem.

These include:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District (excluding Bowen Island and parts of Electoral Area A that aren't in the University Endowment Lands)
  • The Capital Regional District (excluding the Gulf Islands, Juan de Fuca, Willis Point, East Sooke Park and Matheson Lake Park)
  • Kelowna
  • West Kelowna
  • Nanaimo-Lantzville (excluding Newcastle, Protection and smaller islands in Departure Bay)
  • Chilliwack
  • Abbotsford
  • Mission

The tax is expected to become law this fall.

 

Article from CTV Vancouver - May 17th

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New property listed at 202 1845 BELLEVUE AVE in West Vancouver.
The Mauna Loa is a boutique building with only 29 units. Seaside living steps to Ambleside waterfront, John Lawson Park, West Vancouver sea wall, shopping and restaurants. This adult oriented, 18+, complex has a gorgeous south facing outdoor pool and patio adjacent to a well appointed amenity room. This NW corner unit offers an open layout with water views to the west and mountain views as well. Recently updated laminate flooring, refinished kitchen cabinets and freshly painted throughout! Units in the Mauna Loa rarely come available and you have the comfort of knowing the building has had many upgrades and is a very well managed strata.
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New property listed at 202 1845 BELLEVUE AVE in West Vancouver.
The Mauna Loa is a boutique building with only 29 units. Seaside living steps to Ambleside waterfront, John Lawson Park, West Vancouver sea wall, shopping and restaurants. This adult oriented, 18+, complex has a gorgeous south facing outdoor pool and patio adjacent to a well appointed amenity room. This NW corner unit offers an open layout with water views to the west and mountains views as well. Recently updated hardwood flooring, refinished kitchen cabinets and freshly painted throughout! Units in the Mauna Loa rarely come available and you have the comfort of knowing the building has had many upgrades and is a very well managed strata. Open Saturday / Sunday 2:00 to 4:00
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A down payment on an "affordable" Toronto condo could buy you a whole house in the Maritimes.

 

Woe be the millennial homebuyer in Canada.


Things were hard enough in recent years, with house prices rising rapidly in many cities, but a new report from Royal LePage highlights just how much tougher buying a home has become in recent months.

 

The federal government's new mortgage rules, instituted at the start of the year, have reduced the buying power for a "peak millennial" by about $40,000, the report said, reducing the mortgage they can get by 16.5 per cent.

 

Woe be the millennial homebuyer in Canada.

Things were hard enough in recent years, with house prices rising rapidly in many cities, but a new report from Royal LePage highlights just how much tougher buying a home has become in recent months.

 

The federal government's new mortgage rules, instituted at the start of the year, have reduced the buying power for a "peak millennial" by about $40,000, the report said, reducing the mortgage they can get by 16.5 per cent.

 

Working couples have a better shot at getting in the market, with a maximum price of around $406,000 for the average duo, Royal LePage noted. And pairing up isn't the only way millennials are using to get into the market.


"In major cities across Canada, a growing number of peak millennials will save, pool their money with a partner and/or borrow funds from their parents, many of whom are downsizing in retirement and can financially contribute to their child's first home purchase," the report noted.

 

For those discouraged by the astronomical prices in Toronto and Vancouver, the report points out there are far more affordable places to buy homes in Canada.


"A peak millennial can purchase a home in Moncton, New Brunswick for the cost of the 20 per cent down payment on a home in the market segment accessible to them in the Greater Toronto Area or Greater Vancouver."


Among Canada's major cities, there are major disparities in how much home a typical millennial couple can afford, from a high of nearly 1,800 square feet in Halifax, to a low of 788 square feet in Vancouver:

 

 


But how is a millennial even supposed to get into the market these days?


"My advice is start small," said Tom Storey, a sales rep with Royal LePage Signature Realty in Toronto.


"Get that condo, start paying it down. If the appreciation keeps going at the rate we've been having, this gives you the opportunity to trade up," he told HuffPost Canada.


Not enough young homebuyers in the years to come


But not everyone believes the price hikes Toronto, Vancouver and some other places have seen in recent years will continue in the years to come — and that's because there might not be enough millennials to keep pushing the market upwards.


Bank of Montreal senior economist Sal Guatieri recently said Canada's housing market potentially faces a decade of stagnation, as the population in the first-time home-buying age range slows in growth in the coming years. By the 2020s, "peak millennials" will be past first home-buying age, and this population could be shrinking, just as it did in the 1990s, when housing markets in Canada stagnated for years.


"We will see a much more sedate housing market over the next decade than we have seen over the past decade," he told HuffPost Canada last month.


Simply put, if you get into the market today, don't expect the home you buy to rise in value like your parents' homes did. Sorry, millennials — you get the short end of the stick on that one, too.


Hufftington Post - Daniel Tencer April 26th, 2018

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