Monthly Archives: May 2013

188 Keefer Presale Condo A Boutique Chinatown Development by Westbank


188 Keefer at a Glance


  • 134 condominium homes
  • 22 rental suites targeted for senior citizens
  • Make your home in historic Chinatown
  • 17 storeys of city views
  • Designed by award-winning W.T. Leung Architects
  • High-end appliances
  • Super-efficient floor plans
  • Over 4,000 square feet of amenities
  • Starting from $239,900

188 Keefer Vancouver condos will offer high-end living in one of Vancouver’s most dynamically transforming real estate districts. Located at 188 Keefer St. (Main and Keefer), the development will be a burst of new life on the site of a former casino.

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Residents will love the easy access to downtown Vancouver, Gastown, False Creek and the SeaBus at Waterfront Station.

Making a home in this fast-growing and rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood is not only exciting, but provides a coveted investment opportunity made possible by the powerhouse team at Westbank.

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Now is the time to investigate this remarkable development. Contact me today to explore this exciting condo opportunity.

188 Keefer Vancouver Condos—Making Your Home in a Neighbourhood of History and Promise

188 Keefer is destined to become an exciting addition to Vancouver’s already rapidly evolving Chinatown. Lucky residents in the sleek 17-storey tower will need only to gaze out the windows to choose among the many amazing nearby parts of the city to visit or shop.188 Keefer Map

Pricing for Suites at this Preconstruction Vancouver Condo Development
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How to Buy a First Home 15 – Subject to Inspection & The Contract of Purchase and Sale

First Time Home Buyer Safety – Subject to Inspection in the Contract of Purchase and Sale!

In Episode 14, we talked about Subject to Financing and how this is a powerful way to protect a first time home buyer when it comes to financing. Today we are going to talk about the Subject to Inspection clause in the Contract of Purchase and Sale and how this can protect a new home buyer in Vancouver.

What is an Inspection When Buying a Home in Vancouver?

An Inspection or Home Inspection as they are commonly referred to in Vancouver is when the Buyer has a qualified and certified Home Inspector check over the physical condition of the property that is of interest.

In most cases the Home Inspection is done after there is an accepted offer and the Home Inspector checks the following:

  • The exterior envelope of the home (be it a condo or a house) that including, the foundation, parking garage, the roof, the walls, etc as well as the drainage systems and any out buildings or features on the grounds of the property
  • The interior of the home and all its mechanical and structural systems including plumbing, electrical, flooring, wall systems like drywall, ventilation, windows, skylights, etc

At the end of the Home Inspection, the Buyer receives and inspection report which will clearly lay out the condition of the property and any issues the property may have.

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Why do We Use Subject to Inspection?

Quite simply, a Home Inspection is designed to protect the  Continue Reading…

April 2013 REBGV Statistics Package

REBGV Stats Package, April 2013 by Mike Stewart

Spring delivers greater balance to Greater Vancouver housing market

A closer relationship between home buyer demand and the supply of homes for sale has been having a stabilizing impact on home prices in the Greater Vancouver housing market over the last three months.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,627 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April 2013. This represents a 6.1 per cent decrease compared to the 2,799 sales recorded in April 2012, and an 11.9 per cent increase compared to the 2,347 sales in March 2013.

Last month’s sales equate to the lowest April total in the region since 2001 and 20.9 per cent below the 10-year sales average for the month.

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