I have listed a new property at 407 590 NICOLA ST in Vancouver.
407 – 590 Nicola, Vancouver, V6G 3J8 - WELCOME to the Cascina at Waterfront Place on the Seawall in Coal Harbour. Property located right across from world famous Carderos Restaurant. Magnificent 1326 sf, 2 level, 2 bed, 2 bath Air Conditioned Suite with Stanley Park, Water, Mountain and Marina VIEWS. Features an Open Plan w/17 foot Vaulted Ceiling in Livingroom, New DW, Microwave & Bosch WD, Granite Counters, Sub Zero fridge, Gas cooktop, Gas fireplace & updated Hardwood Floors. Fantastic Facilities include Theatre & Library @ Lobby level, Billiard & Meeting Room on 2nd Level, Pass peaceful Water Oasis w/Waterfalls on way to Sister Denia Building for Spa access including Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi Sauna, Steam Room, Gym & Party Room @ Denia Lobby (499 Broughton). Currently tenanted @$4600/mo (Moving Mar 30th). Restrictions; Max 2 pets, No Short-term rentals, 24hr Concierge in both Buildings, Parking #302 (P3), Storage #182 (P3), Contingency Reserve $4.5M. Go to Realtor Website for Feature Sheet, Floor plan & Videos
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I have listed a new property at 810 939 HOMER ST in Vancouver.
810 – 939 Homer – This Yaletown 440 sf Studio w/Concierge at the Pinnacle is perfect for the first-time home buyer or investor! – Includes 7 appliances, Gas F/P and Floor to ceiling windows. Great amenities that include an indoor pool & hot tub, gym, library, guest suites and guest parking. Prime Yaletown location with walking distance to all shops, restaurants seawall, transportation and much more! Currently rented at $1275/mo to a tenant that would like to stay. (Mo/Mo tenant) Well-maintained and managed building that allows rentals and is restricted to 2 pets. PARKING; 1 Underground SMALL parking stall #248B that can only can fit a smart car or Motorcycle + 1 storage locker #106. Tenanted, showing must give 24 hr notice. Showing starts Feb 1, 2022. Contingency Reserve $747k. I/D 75k
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I have listed a new property at 904 9595 ERICKSON DR in Burnaby.
Cameron Tower in Sullivan Height. Fantastic opportunity to own meticulously kept 2 bed 1 bath 888 sq ft unit in a well managed CONCRETE BUILDING, in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods w/great holding potential. Bright & functional floor plan - kitchen w/ample counter/storage space, separate dining, spacious living area & large balcony. UNBEATABLE LOCATION mins walk to the SKYTRAIN, directly opposite to Cameron Rec Centre, Lougheed Mall, groceries, library, & every amenity at your doorstep PLUS building AMENITIES: pool, sauna & gym. INVESTOR FRIENDLY: Rentals allowed. 1 parking+locker. Cameron Elem 2 min walk/Bby Mountain Secondary 3 min by car/SFU 15 min drive, Open house April 2nd from 2-4
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Please visit our Open House at 904 9595 ERICKSON DR in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, April 2, 2022 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Cameron Tower in Sullivan Height. Fantastic opportunity to own meticulously kept 2 bed 1 bath 888 sq ft unit in a well managed CONCRETE BUILDING, in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods w/great holding potential. Bright & functional floor plan - kitchen w/ample counter/storage space, separate dining, spacious living area & large balcony. UNBEATABLE LOCATION mins walk to the SKYTRAIN, directly opposite to Cameron Rec Centre, Lougheed Mall, groceries, library, & every amenity at your doorstep PLUS building AMENITIES: pool, sauna & gym. INVESTOR FRIENDLY: Rentals allowed. 1 parking+locker. Cameron Elem 2 min walk/Bby Mountain Secondary 3 min by car/SFU 15 min drive, Open house April 2nd from 2-4
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I have listed a new property at 2002 1082 Seymour ST in Vancouver.
2002 - 1082 Seymour, V6B 1X9, Welcome to the Sub PH at Fresia by Magellen Developments. Spectacular One Bedroom + Den 708 sf corner unit with tons of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. Den/Solarium can be served as a second bedroom. Open concept kitchen into the living room with stainless appliances, granite counters. Amenities incl community garden, gym, meeting rooms, rooftop terrace, bike storage and visitor parking. Fantastic location with just a few steps away from the parks, transit, restaurants, and the Sea Wall. Pets Allowed w/ Restrictions, Rentals OK. Contingency reserve $393K, Ins Deductible $50K. Building Features 24 Hr Concierge. Sorry no storage locker but there is an in-suit storage with an underground parking stall #66 on P2. Ten moving out Mar 31, 2022
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I have listed a new property at 104 5970 Princess ST in Peachland.
Welcome to Okanagan Ridge #104 5970 Princess Street, Peachland. OKR is located a 10-to-15-minute walk to Beach Avenue and the start of downtown Peachland to the south for a 3 km walk along the waterfront on Beach Avenue to the north. Small intimate Town House development of 10 homes. All exactly same size and age.

The Townhome is aprox 1,320 square feet with 660 up and 660 down. The downstairs walk out has spectacular views of the water, taken down to studs with everything new, done by permitted professionals and Peachland permit. The original design of 2 smaller bedrooms was changed to a large 1 br aprox 16 x 21 so lots of room for a den if you desire. The large master walk in closet is 15 x 7. A large storage 3 x 11 to go with 2 other small storage areas. New stack washer dryer also at end of the walk in around the corner. The bathroom has been enlarged to accommodate a stand-alone soaker tub that you can lay in and see the blue sky out the window, surrounded by tile on walls and floors new double vanity with undermount sinks and faucets. All it needs is for you to pick out a piece of granite at seller expense to be ready for closing. Great spot in front of feature tiled wall with accents with inserted electric fireplace and set up for a plasma or your piece of art to have reading chairs with a great water view. All new LED lighting thru ought, plugs and fixtures. You can step out the slider in the morning to sunrise for your coffee if so desired. There is a very nice tile design on bathroom wall and floor and entrance area off the slider and feature wall. Also tiled in the w&d area. The downstairs and stairwell have new carpeting and underlay of high quality. The ceilings down are 8 feet.

Upstairs is original and a beautiful canvas when you're ready to draw. Totally livable and ready for your ideas when it is ready to renovation time if you desire. 30 second walk from front door is your covered parking space with 2 steps leading to front door. In front of the parking space is 2 large lockers for storage and also attic storage. The living dining area is 16 x 21 with wonderful views of the lake. The upstairs has a vaulted ceiling up to 10 feet that gives it an open airy feeling and lots of room for a murphy bed if you desire. The kitchen area is also large with huge potential. The balcony is a great size, taking up the total front of the condo. One area 6 x 9, flowing to the other end that is 8 x 12.

The HOA dues and taxes are very reasonable, especially with home owner grant and Sr deduction if you qualify. The building is 55 and over and no rentals or pets and very well maintained for its age and self-managed.

The only upcoming situations that should be dealt with very soon is the vinyl deck up top which is strata responsibility. I have been told by council that it will be brought up at next AGM.

The furnace and A/C work perfectly but should be budgeted to be replaced in near future. Power and heat bills available on request.

The owner has the original floor plan for condo up and down and the new floor plan for down and we also have a new floor plan for upstairs that he never got around to doing which includes a larger vanity and shower using a hallway. That does not take up any space in the living dining area.

The price includes a 1,000 credit for new granite and bathroom fixture installs. Plus 2,500 in case the owners decide to have a special assessment for the vinyl deck that will be brought up at next AGM.

1/2 block down Princess St. million dollars plus gst TH's being built for sale on realtor.ca

The owner has bought and the price is firm and priced to sell

The TH is available for showings Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am till 3pm. Allow 12 hours' notice.
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Pride of Ownership

Pride of ownership is the number one reason why Canadians desire their own home. There is no landlord looking over your shoulder. You are able to make improvements knowing that any appreciation that results will be to your benefit. Home ownership gives you and your family a sense of stability and security. It’s making an investment in your future.


Mortgage Equity

Each month, part of your monthly payment is applied to the principal balance of your loan, which builds your equity. You can borrow against a home’s equity for a variety of reasons such as home improvement, university or college expenses, or starting a new business. Why pay-off your landlord’s property when you could be paying off your own? Homeowners accumulate wealth for the future while enjoying the benefits of a shelter that they can use, improve and sell. Their home is a safe haven for investment.


Appreciation

In Canada, especially in the last few years, homes have appreciated considerably. This has added substantially to owners net worth. Unlike stocks and bonds, you get to live in your investment. Also, in Canada your principal residence is exempt from capital gains taxes.


Are You Ready?

First – do you have the financial resources? You should have five percent of the purchase price of a home for the down payment, but ideally even more. Are there other priorities in your life e.g. starting a new business, which require your savings? If not, buying a home should be on your radar.

Second – do you expect to stay in your new home for some time? Moving can be expensive and you will want to build some equity before having to relocate. Your job and home life should be stable.

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RENTING?
Are you ready to make your move from renting to owning?

If you’re renting, you may dream about owning a home of your own — a place to furnish and decorate as you like, to set down roots, to enjoy a great neighbourhood, and to entertain family and friends. But you may be uncertain whether you’re ready to make your move from renting to buying, especially if you haven’t started saving. Fortunately, with today’s low mortgage rates, your first home may already be within your reach. Down payments and mortgage insurance have
become increasingly more difficult to achieve so make sure you do your research and that you are truly ready to own a home.

You may have many reasons for wanting to own your own home. You may be getting married, leaving your parent’s home, moving to a new job, or having children. You may want to establish yourself in a neighbourhood where you will feel at home. You may want to secure a permanent place for you and your family. Whatever your reason, owning your home can also be a good investment. The long-term investment value of a home remains very good.

There’s also a sound financial reason to buy a home. Your home may be the single biggest investment you’ll ever make; one that could pay off significantly in the long run.

Consider this: the value of the average Canadian home has been steadily increasing. The earlier you can redirect the money you currently pay in rent into paying down a mortgage, the faster you’ll start building equity in your home.

Does the increase in value represent a good investment? The answer is yes; housing is typically a stable investment offering good rates of return. Low inflation, low interest rates, demographics, and immigration, are all factors supporting the belief that a home will continue to be a good long-term investment, at least in most parts of Canada. Even if you never leave your home, having a rent free home is a good retirement plan.

Perhaps more than ever, location is the key factor driving price increases. In a strong housing market, homes in particularly desirable areas are more likely to see above-average price increases. In weak housing markets, these homes tend to retain their value better. 

Although no one can predict where prices will be 25 years from now, the average price of a home in Canada has risen substantially in the past 25 years, making a home investment one of the best investments available today.

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So You're Thinking Of Buying A Home?

There is a lot more to buying a home than first meets the eye, but if you take it step by step the process can be enjoyable and exciting. My Buyer's guide will help steer you through the process. In it, you will find helpful information on a wide range of subjects directly related to the buying process.

I hope you will find this guide helpful in your search for your new home and investment property. Remember, as your dedicated Buyer's Agent, I am here for you every step of the way, so please do not hesitate to ask questions. My goal is to be your Trusted Real Estate Advisor for life, and to help you, your family, and your friends, with all of their Real Estate needs.

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