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 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 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… Find out more

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… Find out more

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 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… Find out more

March 2013 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Stats Package

March 2013 REBGV Stats Mike Stewart 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… Find out more