Monthly Archives: July 2013

Vancouver House – Beach & Howe Tower – a New Downtown Condo by Westbank and BIG Architects


At a Glance

  • 59-storey residential tower with a 9-storey commercial podium
  • 600 residential units
  • planned as 4th tallest building in Vancouver
  • remarkable twist and taper architecture
  • 6-storey retail tower including grocery store, drugstore and liquor store
  • public plazas offering the rebirth of the Granville Street Bridge environment
  • 270 bike spaces and 713 parking stalls
  • LEED Platinum Certification
  • Triple pane windows
  • Air & water filtration for all homes
  • Advanced biometric security system
  • Wellness centre & 25M lap pool
  • World Housing Project: Each home sold will trigger a home to be built to house a familycurrently living in a garbage dump.
  • Retail / Office: Approx. 73,000 sq ft – Retail, Restaurants and Shops,Grocery, Liquor, Drug Stores and 6-8 Restaurants Planned
  • Approx. 75,000 sq ft – Offices and Studios














The Vancouver House condominium tower is in the pre-construction stage, but it has set the architecture and design world abuzz with its utterly original twisted, tapered and textured bottom that expands into a grander profile as it rises above the Granville Street Bridge.

The 150-metre-high skyscraper is only the most visible component of what is certain to be a vibrant condominium and retail development positioned on both sides of the bridge. Architectural renderings from Danish Architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) depict a tower primed to become a coveted destination for architectural tourists and a Vancouver talking point for years to come.


The Vancouver buzz over this condominium development is sure to translate into enormous buying attention. Contact me today to discuss how you could live in a building already being referred to as the most daring design in Vancouver’s modern history.

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The Crescent on McRae—New Townhomes at the Gateway to Shaughnessy

The Cresent on MacRae Rooftop Deck

The Crescent on McRae offers 15 condos by Arthur Bell Holdings located at the meeting point of eclectic South Granville and elegant Shaughnessy in Vancouver.

Designed to combine the best of modern living with the grandeur and respect for tradition characteristic of Shaughnessy, The Crescent on McRae aims to become part of the area’s proud legacy.

The Cresent on MacRae Courtyard

At a Glance

  • 15 townhomes in two gentle arcs
  • Custom interiors by Mona Foreman of award-winning Sheffield Design Studio
  • Imported Italian hardwood flooring
  • Overheight and coffered ceilings for a generously spacious living space
  • Private elevators in select homes
  • Private garages
  • Roof gardens

The Crescent on McRae is a townhome development designed with care to perfectly complement the stately mansions of Shaughnessy. The roof gardens, private garages and thoughtfully selected amenities complete the package.

The Crescent on Macrae

Truly unique Vancouver condos such as these sell quickly. Please contact me to investigate how you can make your home in this development.

The Crescent on McRae—Vancouver at Your Doorstep

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The Crescent on McRae is located at 1486 MacRae Avenue in Shaughnessy situated perfectly for those who embrace an active city life. It is a mere 10-minute drive from UBC, 18 minutes to the Vancouver International Airport, and barely 7 minutes to downtown. It is also highly convenient for those seeking access to world-class dining, shopping and recreation, and close to a range of the city’s best schools.

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BC GST Tax & Rebate Calculator including PTT for Vancouver Real Estate

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British Columbia Goods and Services Tax for Properties & Property Transfer Tax Calculator

During the Summer of 2011 BC voters by a margin of 55% rejected the Harmonized Sales Tax in favour of the Goods and Services Tax.

There is a huge amount of confusion surrounding taxes on property sales here in BC.


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I get so many questions on this topic that I have added this BC GST Rebate and PTT Calculator to my website to try to dispel some of the confusion surrounding taxes and real estate in BC.

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June 2013 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics

REBGV Statistics Package for June 2013 Mike Stewart Realtor

Balanced conditions provide a stable backdrop for today’s home buyers and sellers

The Greater Vancouver housing market continues to maintain a relative balance between the number of homes for sale and the number of people looking to purchase a home in the region today.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,642 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June 2013. This represents an 11.9 per cent increase compared to the 2,362 sales recorded in June 2012, and an 8.3 per cent decline compared to the 2,882 sales in   Continue Reading…