Monthly Archives: April 2013

Arbutus Ridge by Cressey— A New Luxury Presale on Vancouver’s Westside with Floor Plans & Pricing

Arbutus Ridge—A Perfect Mix of Community and Private Living in One of Vancouver’s Most Sought-After Neighbourhoods

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At a Glance

  • 47 condominiums
  • 2 townhomes
  • Curved limestone and undulating brick facade
  • Featuring the signature CresseyKitchen™
  • Topped with the iconic red “Ridge” sign
  • Upscale market
  • Starting from $434,900
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Arbutus Ridge is destined to become a centerpiece of Vancouver’s remarkably livable Westside. Situated on a natural elevation at 3113 Arbutus Street (at Arbutus and 16th), the development will feature true West Coast architecture and amazing views from striking terraces and outside living areas. The Cressey team is once again offering luxury designer finishes and spacious floor plans in a dynamic part of the city with perfect access to shopping, schools and other amenities.


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The features, views and extraordinary details of this property will draw strong interest. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your home in this iconic development. Contact me today.

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Arbutus Ridge will be unlike any other property on the Westside. The building’s iconic and eye-caching design and its location on a natural elevation along tree-lined streets will thrill residents with the sensation of living inside a piece of architectural art. Arbutus Ridge’s proximity to shopping, services, beaches and the province’s top-ranked schools also make it a highly desirable location for homeowners.

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The building will be set back from the street to afford space and privacy. But Arbutus Ridge homeowners will also feel beautifully embedded in the community—street-level green spaces and benches and a flourishing market are certain to make the development a vibrant hub.


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How Vancouver Realtors Split Commissions

Are Real Estate Commissions Split in Vancouver?

Yes! When a Realtor is hired by a Seller to list a property for sale, the Listing Contract states that the Seller will pay this Realtor (Sellers Agent/Listing Agent) a commission should the property sell during the period in which the Listing Contract is in force.

Now, if a prospective seller was to calculate what they would have to pay in terms of commission (Want to know how much quick? Check out this Realtor Commission Calculator!), some might think it a lot of money to go to one person, but that’s not really what’s going to happening!

Real Estate Commission Splits = Buyers Agent Bait?

In Vancouver, The Sellers Realtors (Sellers Agents/Listings Agents) split around HALF  Continue Reading…

Shine – A boutique presale condo development in Vancouver’s South Main area!

At a Glance

  • 90 boutique condominiums
  • 1, 2, & 3-bedroom units
  • Six storey plus a penthouse
  • 1-bedrooms from the 260s, 2-bedrooms from the 390s
  • Mountain & skyline views
  • Parking with every unit
  • Green roofs & urban gardens

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Shine is the latest residential pre-construction condo offering in the South Main (SOMA) neighborhood – a stunning collection of 90 view homes at East 6th Avenue and Scotia Street. Centrally located on a quiet residential street, Shine offers convenient access to both Main Street and Downtown amenities, as well as views of Downtown, and North Shore Mountains.

With only 90 homes available, Shine should sell out quickly. Don’t miss out on your chance to own or invest in this vibrant, trendy Vancouver neighbourhood. Contact me today.

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Shine  – A Great Opportunity to Own or Invest in Vancouver’s Hottest Neighbourhoods


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Shine will have you living in the centre of SOMA, Vancouver’s newest ‘It’ place to work, play, socialize and relax. Located close to emerging boutique restaurants and pubs, as well as a stone’s throw away from the thriving Olympic Village, historic Gastown and Chinatown, Shine is sure to be one of the most sought-after developments in one of Vancouver’s most eclectic neighbourhoods.


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March 2013 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Stats Package

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Home sale activity improves but remains below historical averages

Lower levels of both supply and demand in recent months are holding home prices in check in the Greater Vancouver housing market.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,347 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March 2013. This represents an 18.3 per cent decrease compared to the 2,874 sales recorded in March 2012, and a 30.6 per cent increase compared to the 1,797 sales in February 2013.

Last month’s sales were the second lowest March total in the region since   Continue Reading…