This quick & easy guide will pinpoint affordable housing in a city that is known for its exorbitant housing prices.

- For first-time buyers searching for affordable single family homes, Hastings Sunrise is an excellent neighbourhood due to its easy access to downtown Vancouver, its affordability and its surrounding amenities. 

- Many of the homes in Hastings Sunrise have potential suites which can double as rental income in helping you reduce your mortgage faster.

- This neighbourhood is home to lots of upcoming development. Homes in this area average around a little under $1M.

- For those searching for condos, the up-and-coming neighbourhoods are Mount Pleasant, Fraser Street & Chinatown. With Mount Pleasant being the Main Street renaissance, Fraser Street being the next Main Street and Chinatown being situated near the Olympic Village and the Seawall, these areas are considered to be a part of Vancouver's hot neighbourhoods.

- Prices in these three neighbourhoods average around $350K which will buy you a small one-bedroom in a newer building.

Do your research and consider the aforementioned booming neighbourhoods to see which area best meets all of your needs. For any questions on real estate, contact us today by email at amalia@wesellvancouver.ca or by phone at 604-618-7000!

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We're giving you exclusive access into the current development process of Sequel 138. Stay tuned for updates on the construction of this modern exterior yet traditional expression residential property!

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There are 8 common mistakes that can be easily avoided during the purchase of a new home which are as follows:

[1] Searching for houses without getting pre-approved by a lender

[2] Being heavily influenced by "first impressions" in the decision making process

[3] Overlooking the need for a home inspection prior to buying your home

[4] Not fully knowing and comprehending your rights and obligations as per the "Offer to Purchase"

[5] Blindly making an offer based on the asking price rather than the market value

[6] Failing to familiarize yourself with the neighbourhood prior to buying your home

[7] Neglecting to research on home insurance

[8] Failing to recognize the various styles of negotiation 

By avoiding these common pitfalls, you are now ready to make wise, informed decisions on the purchase of your new home. To learn more, feel free to contact us by phone at 604-618-7000 or by e-mail at amalia@wesellvancouver.ca.

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I have listed a new property at 1565 West 6th AVE in Vancouver.

Area: South Granville
Address: 15th Floor, 1565 West 6th Ave
Size: ~944 square feet
Bedrooms: 2+Flex
Bathrooms: 2
Parking: 1 Secured
Storage: Yes
Rent: $2595
Term: 1 Year
Next Available: June 1, 2014


** Photos to come soon.

Rarely Available - Brand new, never lived in 2 Bedroom + 2 Bathroom + Flex at 6th & Fir! This luxury corner home is S/W facing with incredible views of English Bay & North Shore Mountains. Featuring open living area, gourmet kitchen with hidden Sub-Zero & Miele appliances, 4 pc ensuite & 3 pc 2nd bathroom, curtainwall system to maximize views, bamboo hardwood flooring, marble flooring in the bathrooms with NuHeat in master, air conditioning throughout, large walk-in closet, ventless washer/dryer, west facing balcony, 1 parking and insuite storage. Located in South Granville, bordering False Creek / Kits, this home is close to everything with a Walk Score of 97/100! 1 Year Lease preferred.

Deposit: half months rent & extra key/FOB deposit (if applicable).
Includes: fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, hot water, gas, window coverings, parking, storage.
Does not include: optional housekeeping, move in/out fees (if applicable).
Amenities: bike lockers, garden.

Sorry, No Pets & No Smoking. Credit check & references may be requested.

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I have sold a property at 8535 ANGLER'S PL in Vancouver.
RARELY available charming craftsman-style home nestled away in a hidden cul-de-sac just steps away from Angus Lands Park and the Fraser waterfront! This very private and lovingly cared for two-level 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home featuresan open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, grand staircase, large windows with natural light throughout, huge master suite with walk-in, front and back brick patios perfect for entertaining, hidden master balcony, separate pantry, built-in vacuum system and surrounded with lush greenery. Home is a pleasure to show and exceptional value. Don't miss this one! Public Open House Saturday, May 3, 2-4pm
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Homeowners in Vancouver believe their property values have increased by an average of $269,000, according to a BMO poll released May 6.

Vancouver owners believe they could sell their properties at an average price of $698,000 for all home types. Over one-in-four owners believe the values of their homes has more than doubled since they bought them. This is the second-highest amount of all the major cities in the country, with Montreal in first place at 48%.

Province-wide, those who own their own homes expect to be able to sell them for an average of $342,000 – an increase of $201,000 over what they paid. This is the highest in the country, followed by Alberta at $261,000.

Across Canada, the average homeowner expects to sell their homes for $370,000, which represents an increase of $142,000 over what they paid. One-third believe their home values have more than doubled.

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I have listed a new property at 1 CORDOVA ST W in VANCOUVER.
Best corner location in Gastown. The subject property stands at the corner of West Cordova and Carrall Corridor. Unparalleled foot traffic, perfect for restaurant/retail.
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