Monthly Archives: October 2012

Questioning an Oil Tank Scan for a Vancouver House? Use Ground Penetrating Radar!

Ground Penetrating Radar – The Ultimate in Oil Tank Detection for Vancouver Houses!

Oil Tanks in Vancouver are a major concern when houses change hands.

If an oil tank is discovered on a property it has to be removed immediately at the owners expense. If has been leaking oil it could result in tens or even hundreds of thousands dollars in remediation costs. When preparing to sell your house or if you’re looking to buy a house, it is always recommended to get an Oil Tank Scan by a qualified professional!

But what happens when the scan finds metal, but its not certain its an oil tank or not?

Enter Ground Penetrating Radar!?

Recently, I was working with some clients who were   Continue Reading…

Elizabeth Presale Condo in Vancouver’s Cambie Corridor by Mosaic Homes

Elizabeth by Mosaic, a Vancouver Presale Condo along the Cambie Corridor

Elizabeth is a high-end boutique condo development along the rapidly expanding Cambie Corridor.

Just steps from the urban oasis of Queen Elizabeth Park, these 41 units (35 available for sale 6 retained by the developer as rentals) are just the latest to be developed along the Canada Line, leaving residents just 15 minutes from both downtown Vancouver and downtown Richmond. Elizabeth by Mosaic will be built to LEED Gold Standards and will have a HRV Heat Recovery Ventilation system.

Elizabeth by Mosaic: High End Living in one of Vancouver’s most sought-after areas


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This high quality 5-storey wood frame Vancouver condo development is being built by Mosaic, meaning it will combine an enviable location with luxury finishes and amenities.

Whether you walk to the shops of Cambie Village or   Continue Reading…

Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia in Downtown Vancouver at 667 Howe Street with Presale PRICING and Floor Plans!

The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia, a new presale condo development in the heart of Downtown Vancouver

For those looking for something new, unique, and exclusive look no further than the Private Residences at the storied Hotel Georgia located at 667 Howe Street at Georgia.

The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia will be a collection of 156 luxury condominiums in a striking glass tower that will soar to 48 stories. Look for a mix of 1-, 2-, 2+ den, 3- and 4-bedroom units.

This new development will offer one of the city’s most enviable locations, at the corner of Howe and Georgia Street as part of the newly renovated Hotel Georgia.

The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia – History meets luxury

The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia is part of the revitalization of one of Vancouver’s most historic hotels. The original Hotel Georgia hosted guests like Elvis, Katharine Hepburn and even Royalty!

Now, a multi-million dollar project has modernized the hotel and award-winning restaurant and added a sparkling new tower to Vancouver’s rapidly changing skyline.

Presale Pricing for Suites at this Downtown Vancouver Condo Development   Continue Reading…

September 2012 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Stats Package

September 2012 REBGV Stats Package Mike Stewart

Conditions continue to favour buyers in the Greater Vancouver housing market

The summer of 2012 drew to a close in September with home sale activity well below historical averages in the Greater Vancouver housing market.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 1,516 in September, a 32.5 per cent decline compared to the 2,246 sales in September 2011 and an 8.1 per cent decline compared to the 1,649 sales in August 2012.

September sales were 41.6 per cent below the 10-year September sales average of 2,597.

“There’s been a clear reduction in  Continue Reading…