Property Photo: 1903 1028 BARCLAY ST in Vancouver
I have listed a new property at 1903 1028 BARCLAY ST in Vancouver.
LUXURIOUS home at the brand NEW Patina by Concert. Stunning 1272 sf 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom open floor plan with views of the Mountains and City. Very central location in the heart of downtown, with YMCA right in the complex, shopping,theaters, restaurants - between corporate district, English Bay and Stanley Park. This home sports the highest quality of finishings and workmanship. Granite counter tops, Leibherr and Miele appliances, Italian ceramic, in floor bathroom heating, A/C, roller blinds, recessed lighting, latest wiring for advanced telecom. Bike room, gym, boardroom, social suite opens to beautiful rooftop garden and patios. Don't miss this one! Public Open House July 3rd, Sunday, 2-4pm
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Property Photo: 1903 1028 BARCLAY ST in Vancouver
Please visit our Open House at 1903 1028 BARCLAY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, July 3, 2011 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LUXURIOUS home at the brand NEW Patina by Concert. Stunning 1272 sf 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom open floor plan with views of the Mountains and City. Very central location in the heart of downtown, with YMCA right in the complex, shopping,theaters, restaurants - between corporate district, English Bay and Stanley Park. This home sports the highest quality of finishings and workmanship. Granite counter tops, Leibherr and Miele appliances, Italian ceramic, in floor bathroom heating, A/C, roller blinds, recessed lighting, latest wiring for advanced telecom. Bike room, gym, boardroom, social suite opens to beautiful rooftop garden and patios. Don't miss this one! Public Open House July 3rd, Sunday, 2-4pm
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Property Photo: 13 1609 BALSAM ST in Vancouver
Please visit our Open House at 13 1609 BALSAM ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, July 2, 2011 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RARELY available! This 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom, 2 level townhouse is located in the heart of Kits. Less than 2 blocks to the beach, and close to everything Kits has to offer! Very spacious, high ceilings & open layout with largeprinciple rooms & LOTS of natural light. HUGE patio is your own private Oasis and perfect for entertaining. Large master bdrm has walk-in/office, plus ensuite. Do not miss this one! Public Open House July 2nd, Saturday, 2-4pm
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Property Photo: 13 1609 BALSAM ST in Vancouver
I have listed a new property at 13 1609 BALSAM ST in Vancouver.
RARELY available! This 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom, 2 level townhouse is located in the heart of Kits. Less than 2 blocks to the beach, and close to everything Kits has to offer! Very spacious & open layout with large principle rooms & LOTS ofnatural light. HUGE patio is your own private Oasis and perfect for entertaining. Large master bdrm has sitting area/office, plus ensuite. Do not miss this one!
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There are a few recent changes (June 16, 2011) to the MLS Areas/Boundaries of which people should be aware.
 
New sub-area boundaries have been implemented for the False Creek area of Downtown Vancouver. What was previously termed "False Creek North" will find itself under the new heading of "Yaletown".
 
The original "False Creek" boundaries have been expanded to cover the area at and around the Olympic village site.
 

These changes can be viewed by clicking here.

 
It is good to see Yaletown has received its own classification within the MLS system - it is a distinctive neighbourhood in Downtown Vancouver. I expect to see similar changes for other areas soon (Gastown).
 
If you are running your own searches, please remember to use the new categories. If you receive automatic listing searches via email from Amalia Liapis or use the preconfigured searches on this website, the criteria have already been adjusted.
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Property Photo: 1903 1028 BARCLAY ST in Vancouver
Please visit our Open House at 1903 1028 BARCLAY ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, June 11, 2011 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LUXURIOUS home at the brand NEW Patina by Concert. Stunning 1272 sf 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom open floor plan with views of the Mountains and City. Very central location in the heart of downtown, with YMCA right in the complex,shopping, theaters, restaurants - between corporate district, English Bay and Stanley Park. This home sports the highest quality of finishings and workmanship. Granite counter tops, Leibherr and Miele appliances, Italian ceramic, in floor bathroom heating, A/C, roller blinds, recessed lighting, latest wiring for advanced telecom. Bike room, gym, boardroom, social suite opens to beautiful rooftop garden and patios. Don't miss this one! OPEN HOUSE June 11, Saturday 2-4pm
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Property Photo: TH18 1281 CORDOVA ST W in Vancouver
Please visit our Open House at TH18 1281 CORDOVA ST W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, June 12, 2011 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LUXURIOUS waterfront corner townhome at the Calisto in Coal Harbour! This incredible 3 level, 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home has a private entrance from the Calisto interior lane and enjoys what is easily the best layout in the building! Corner unit w/floor-to-ceiling, windows facing 3 directions offers unparalleled views of Coal Harbour & plenty of natural light! Features include an amazing & large custom gourmet kitchen, quality appliances, granite countertops, top of the line finishings, air conditioning and private elevator to all floors. Just steps to Stanley Park, the seawall, Canada Place, Robson and everything else downtown Vancouver has to offer. Private 2 car secured garage attached. This is a unique & rarely available home that should not be missed!
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver saw a typical, solid month of residential home sales on the MultipleListing Service in April, in contrast to the near record pace witnessed in the two preceding months.
 
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver reached 3,225 in April 2011, an 8.2 per cent decrease compared to the 3,512 sales in April 2010 and a 21 per cent decline compared to the 4,080 sales in March 2011.
 
Looking back further, last month’s residential sales represent an 8.8 per cent increase over the 2,963 residential sales in April 2009, relatively unchanged compared to April 2008, and a 4.8 per cent decline compared to the 3,387 sales in April 2007.
 
While it continues to be a seller’s market (Detached) in Greater Vancouver, last month’s activity brought greater balance between supply and demand in the overall marketplace,the REBGV president said. The year-over-year decline in April sales can be attributed to a less active condominium market on our MLS, as there were more detached and townhome sales this April compared to last year.
 
New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 5,847 in April 2011. This represents a 23.5 per cent decline compared to April 2010 when 7,648 properties were listed for sale on the MLS, which was an all-time record for April. Compared to March 2011, last month’s new listings total registered a 14 per cent decline.
 
At 14,187, the total number of residential property listings on the MLS increased 8.2 per cent in April compared to last month and declined 10 per cent from this time last year.
 
There’s considerable variation in activity within the communities in our region. This is causing home price trends to differ depending on the area.
 
The MLSLink Housing Price Index (HPI) benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver over the last 12 months has increased 5 per cent to $622,991 in April 2011 from $593,419 in April 2010.
 
Sales of detached properties on the MLS in April 2011 reached 1,402, an increase of 2.3 per cent from the 1,370 detached sales recorded in April 2010, and a 17.8 per cent increase from the 1,190 units sold in April 2009. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 7.4 per cent from April 2010 to $879,039.
 
Sales of apartment properties reached 1,201 in April 2011, a 21.3 per cent decrease compared to the 1,526 sales in April 2010, and an increase of 1.9 per cent compared to the 1,179 sales in April 2009. The benchmark price of an apartment property Sales of apartment properties reached 1,201 in April 2011, a 21.3 per cent decrease compared to the 1,526 sales in April 2010, and an increase of 1.9 per cent compared to the 1,179 sales in April 2009. The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 2.9 per cent from April 2010 to $409,242.
 

Attached property sales in April 2011 totalled 622, a 1 per cent increase compared to the 616 sales in April 2010, and a 4.7 per cent increase from the 594 attached properties sold in April 2009. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 2.4 per cent between April 2010 and 2011 to $514,670.

In the coming Summer months we should continue to see the strong activity of Westside Detached homes. I believe we will see a strong increase of activity in Apartments and Townhomes. For those who are considering a purchase in this sector of the market…now is a good time to buy.
 
As always I am available for your questions.
 

Warmest cheers!

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Property Photo: 103 928 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver
I have sold a property at 103 928 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver.
STUNNING 2-Bedroom and Flex, 2-Ensuite Bathroom Home in Yaletown. Open-concept is great for entertaining! This home has it all and is walking distance to everything Downtown! Features include HIGH 9' ceilings, crown mouldings, designerpaint, wood-laminate flooring, custom gas fireplace, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, gas range and insuite laundry. Master bedroom is extremely quiet and backs onto a private patio. Easy access through front, lobby or back entrances. Great building amenities include lap pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness centre, guest suite, bike room, entertainment room and 24-hour caretaker. Secured parking stall and storage locker included. This home is a must see!
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