Monthly Archives: September 2011

6th & Fir Presale Condo in Vancouver Pricing and Floor Plans

6th & Fir A New Presale Condo in Vancouver’s Fairview Neighbourhood

6th & Fir Pre Sale condo development located at the northeast corner of West 6th Avenue and Fir Street in Fairview. This will be a 46 or 47 suite (suites may be combined by the Westbank) concrete tower with generally 4 homes per floor.

The tower will be 15 levels with 18 floors (Asian style numbering with no 4’s). Y Yoga will be leasing commercial space on the lower level of the building for 5 years for a yoga studio and will give 2 free memberships for 5 years for all homes at 6th + Fir. The Developer will be attempting to get LEED certification (No specific level set) and will be using sustainable materials.


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How Much Will Condos Cost at 6th & Fir?  Continue Reading…

How to Purchase a Presale Condo in Vancouver 1 | Advantages for Investors

Why do Investors Buy Presale Condos in Vancouver?

Welcome to How to Buy a Presale Condo in Vancouver 1. This is the first in a series of videos that will explain in detail the process of buying a pre-construction or off plan property in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Pre Sale Condos are not for everyone. But for many Buyers particularly investors, Presale Condominiums are a great option because of the advantages of this type of property offers.

What are Some the Advantages to Buying Pre Sale Condos for Investors?  Continue Reading…

How to Buy a Vancouver Presale | Introduction

Introduction to How to Buy A Presale Condo in Vancouver

In this series of videos, I will explain in detail the process of buying a Residential Presale Condominium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

(Not sure what a Presale is? Check out this great explanation of Presale Condos Here!)

Who I am:

My name is Mike Stewart, and I am a top producing and award winning Realtor in Vancouver and I specialize in Pre Sale Condos. Since 2005, I have helped my clients purchase Presale condos all over Vancouver and Pre-Sales make up a good portion of my Real Estate business.

Questions are Encouraged!

Should you have any questions at all on the process of buying a Presale Condo, feel free to call me directly at 604-763-3136 or email me by clicking HERE

What We Will Discuss in the Following Videos!  Continue Reading…

Biking to Work? Check out this Cycle Route Map Planner and a Very Cool Commuter!

Bicycle Commuting in Beautiful Vancouver Just Got Easier!

One of the reasons Vancouver real estate prices are as high as they are is due to the successful city planning that has resulted in livable comfortable density (Sometimes referred to as Vancouverism). This density has allowed Vancouver to be unique in North America with a few exceptions in allowing a large percentage of residents to comfortably walk, bike, or take transit to work.

I have decided to prepare commute to work by bike and here’s why:

  1. I don’t get HALF the exercise I need and its beginning to show!
  2. Its good for the environment and the pocket book
  3. Driving, normally painful activity in Vancouver, has gotten worse.

Here’s what I came up with.

The City of Vancouver has recently prioritized walking, cycling and then public transit over the evil old internal combustion powered automobile. Given Vancouver’s mild winters and relative density more and more people are deciding   Continue Reading…

August 2011 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics Package

August 2011 REBGV Statistics Package

Greater Vancouver home sales trend toward buyers’ market over summer

August marked the third consecutive month that home sale activity in
Greater Vancouver was below the 10-year average for the month. In
contrast, home listing activity in the region has exceeded the 10-year
norm every month since the beginning of the year.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that
residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment
properties on the region’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®)
reached 2,378 in August. This total represents an eight per cent
increase compared to the 2,202 sales in August 2010, but also  Continue Reading…