Monthly Archives: August 2016

1335 Howe by Onni – 120 Customizable Luxury Condos Pricing & Floor Plans in the Beach District

1335 Howe south perspective.

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At a Glance

  • 120 market residential units
  • 40 stories
  • 4 homes per floor
  • 2, 3, & 4 bedrooms ranging from 1100-1700sf
  • Custom combination homes available from 2300-5600sf
  • No 1 bedroom options
  • customizable living experience
  • generous balconies
  • sweeping views of English Bay, False Creek
  • water feature with outdoor art space
  • on-site bike share station
  • 479 restaurants nearby
  • goal of LEED Gold

1335 Howe east perspective.

Transforming Hornby Slopes
Introducing 1335 Howe, by Onni, a limited collection of 120 refined residences nestled in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s enviable Beach District. Steps from the north False Creek waterfront and boutique Yaletown shops, this 40-storey tower is marked by sweeping views of English Bay, False Creek and glistening cityscapes. Handsomely appointed amenities serve as an extension of every home, pairing inspired design and premier perks within a coveted location. A rare boutique offering, 1335 Howe delivers a customizable living experience that only a select few will have the luxury to call their own.

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With an on-site bike share station, lots of underground bicycle storage, and convenient access to a downtown network of separated bike lanes, a cornucopia of amenities and attractions are at your doorstep. It’s but a short ride to the seawall that links False Creek to the Beach District, English Bay, Stanley Park, and Coal Harbour. Even nearer, you can stroll to the cafes, pubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues in Yaletown, Davie Village, and Granville Street. Livability is close at hand.

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Burrard and Nelson – A Landmark Luxury Residential Tower by Bing Thom

City view of Burrard & Nelson by Bing Thom.

At a Glance

  • iconic, 56-storey tower
  • 294 market strata condos
  • 1-bedroom to large 3-bedroom unit types
  • open garden courts
  • cafe or restaurant
  • fitness room & swimming pool
  • public plaza
  • sustainability goals exceeding LEED Gold

First Baptist Church Nelson & Burrard complex.

Gateway to the West End
As part of the historic restoration and expansion of one of Vancouver’s oldest churches, Westbank Projects bring you yet another iconic building designed by Bing Thom Architects. Inspired by church organ pipes, this 550-foot luxury residential tower incorporates several innovative features, such as “sky gardens”, waste collection elevator cabs, and smart thermostats. Integrated with the church, expanded community program space, and a rental apartment building, the Burrard and Nelson complex represents a ceremonial crossroads between Vancouver’s old residential district and its commercial downtown.

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Living at Burrard and Nelson, you’ll appreciate its prime location in the middle of the city. Explore Pacific Centre and Robson Street for your shopping needs. For groceries, Marketplace IGA is just a block away or get them direct from the farmer at the West End Farmer’s Market every Saturday at Nelson Park. Feel like going out on the town? Hundreds of dining and entertainment choices can be found just steps from your door along Granville and Davie, including Scotiabank Theatre and great music venues, like the Commodore and Vogue Theatre. At Christmas, be sure to see the uplifting Vancouver Outreach Community Sweet Soul Gospel Choir perform across the street at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.

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Cambridge Mews – Six Stately South Kerrisdale Brick Townhomes

Granville Street view of Cambridge Mews.

At a Glance

  • located in tranquil South Kerrisdale
  • 6 stately 3-bedroom homes
  • private parking & bicycle storage
  • landscaped courtyards with private patios
  • central heating & air-conditioning
  • electric fireplaces
  • Bosch Premium kitchen appliances
  • electric NuHeat bathroom floors
  • Whirlpool washer & dryer
  • 2-5-10 National Home Warranty

Timeless Design, Modern Luxury
Cambridge Mews is inspired by classically-built homes. Designed by Stuart Howard Architects, this collection of stately townhomes brings a refreshing touch of modernity to one of Vancouver’s most established neighbourhoods. Timeless design and the luxury of modern amenities intersect.

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Mature tree-lined streets are the hallmark of an established Westside neighbourhood. The tranquil community of South Kerrisdale is one of Vancouver’s most elegant and desirable. With easy walks to local shopping, dining and amenities as well quick access to downtown, Cambridge Mews is life without compromise.

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July 2016 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics Package with Charts

Home sales move off of record-breaking pace in July

Metro Vancouver* homes sales resembled more typical levels in July.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 3,226 in July 2016, a decrease of 18.9 per cent from the 3,978 sales recorded in July 2015 and a decrease of 26.7 per cent compared to June 2016 when 4,400 homes sold.

This is the first time since January that home sales in the region have registered below 4,000 in a month.

1977 to July 2016 Price Chart Mike Stewart Vancouver Realtor

“After several months of record-breaking sales activity, home buyer demand returned to more historically normal levels in July,” Dan Morrison, REBGV president said.

Last month’s sales were 6.5 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month.

“Home sale activity showed some moderating signs in late June and this carried into July,” Morrison said. “We’ll wait and watch over the next few months to see if this marks the return of more normal market trends.”

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 5,241 in July 2016. This represents a 2.5 per cent increase compared to the 5,112 units listed in July 2015 and a 10.8 per cent decrease compared to June 2016 when 5,875 properties were listed.

July 2011 to July 2016 Price Chart Mike Stewart Vancouver Realtor

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,351, a 27.4 per cent decline compared to July 2015 (11,505) and a 6.9 per cent increase compared to June 2016 (7,812).

The sales-to-active listings ratio for July 2016 is 38.6 per cent. Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark, while home prices experience upward pressure when it reaches the 20 to 22 per cent range in a particular community for a sustained period of time.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $930,400. This represents a 32.6 per cent increase compared to July 2015.

Sales of detached properties in July 2016 reached 1,077, a decrease of 30.9 per cent from the 1,559 detached sales recorded in July 2015. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 38 per cent from July 2015 to $1,578,300.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,602 in July 2016, a decrease of 7.3 per cent compared to the 1,729 sales in July 2015.The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 27.4 per cent from July 2015 to $510,600.

Attached property sales in July 2016 totalled 547, a decrease of 20.7 per cent compared to the 690 sales in July 2015. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 29.4 per cent from July 2015 to $669,000.

*Editor’s Note:  Areas covered by Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and South Delta.