I have sold a property at 2339 10TH AVE W in Vancouver.
A modern Italian designed 2 bedroom home right on Connaught park. Home comes with a fully loaded kitchen: Euromobil Kitchen cabinets, Wolf Range, Liebherr fridge and separate freezer, built-in oven and floor to ceiling pantry. Radiant heated Italian tiles throughout the main level. High walk score- Stone throw to St. John's & Kits school, Steve Nash Gym, London Drugs, IGA and the list goes on. Bright, wide layout offers a generous space for a family with kids. Separate drive way. Fourplex non conforming strata offers the privacy of single home ownership with soundproof floors to very technical wall insulation. There is no monthly strata fee. Remaining warranty. All windows have blinds. *Pixilink measured 896 sqft. For your private viewing call.
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I have sold a property at 2172 8TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Imagine the excitement of making that phone call…”Honey, I’ve found the perfect home for us, where the kids can have their own bedroom, and walk to school.” This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom plus large den townhome is a rare find indeed. Enjoy a premier address without paying the premium price of a detached Westside home. Skip the yard work and enjoy numerous parks and recreational facilities within a few minutes’ walk of your new home. This Kitsilano townhome has 3 bedrooms upstairs, including a master with ensuite bathroom and a private balcony for you to enjoy your morning coffee. The spacious den can be used as an office, kids’ play area, rec room, or guest room - the possibilities are endless. 10-foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, wide-plank hardwood floors, quartz countertops and stainless appliances will make you feel even more at home. Don’t forget your private single-car garage, plus additional underground parking space. Rental and pet-friendly in a fantastic location. Once you see it you will know
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Please visit our Open House at 42 8355 DELSOM WAY in Delta.
Open House on Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM Price reduced to $822,888 The only unit in the complex with a Kitchen pantry and granite work station. Motivated seller.
Spyglass at Sunstone Community built by Polygon. Lots of natural light in this very bright corner end unit that has great sunset views from deck and family room area. Unit has large fenced yard and is close to greenspace. Feels like living in a detached home. Largest plan in Spyglass features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and good parking for 4 vehicles. Gorgeous kitchen, granite counters, Pantry and built in desk area. 9' ceilings on main with new laminated floors, this unit is in tip-top as new condition. Fully finished garage, perfect for the car enthusiast, epoxy floor and lots of professional grade storage. 12000 sqft clubhouse with resort style amenities. Central location close to Richmond and Metro Vancouver. Priced to sell.
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Canadian Monthly GDP (July 2017) - September 29, 2017


Growth in the Canadian economy was essentially flat in July following 8 consecutive months of growth.  Only 11 of 20 industrial sub-sectors posted positive growth with output in key industries like mining, oil and gas and manufacturing declining.   Given today's release, third quarter growth in the Canadian economy is tracking at about 2.5 per cent - a deceleration from the nearly 4 per cent growth in the first half of 2017. 

The Bank of Canada has been emphatic that future rate adjustments will be highly data dependent. Slower growth in the third quarter likely means the Bank will hold off on increasing rates at its October meeting. However, beyond that meeting, as long as the Canadian economy is growing well above trend, which the Bank sees as a signal of rising future inflation, we expect further rate increases to come either by the end of this year or in early 2018.


 

This October 19th, I am celebrating 27 years in the real estate & construction industry. My clients call me innovative, insightful, diligent and direct. All of my clients enjoy my competitive knowledge base an advantage they won’t get from most agents in the business. I treat my clients like family, so they are comfortable moving forward, and when the time comes to make a move, they have complete confidence in their decision.

 

 

 

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Canadian Inflation and Retail Sales - September 22, 2017


Canadian inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), registered 1.4 per cent in the 12 months to August. That is a slight uptick from 1.2 per cent in July.   The Bank of Canada's three measures of trend inflation were also up slightly, averaging 1.5 per cent.   In BC, provincial consumer price inflation was 2.0 per cent in the 12 months to August. 

Canadian retail sales increased 0.4 per cent on a monthly basis in July and were 7.8 per cent higher year-over-year. Sales were higher in 6 of 11 retail sub-sectors with the main contribution coming from motor vehicle dealers and food and beverage stores. In BC, vigorous consumer spending continues to set the pace for the BC economy. Retail sales in the province climbed 0.7 per cent on a monthly basis and were up 12.3 per cent year-over-year.
 
Despite rapid economic growth in Canada, there is still very little sign of inflation. With inflation reading well below the Bank of Canada's 2 per cent target once again in August, the case for a further rate increase in October is lessened though not completely closed.


Thinking of buying or selling? This October I am celebrating 26 years in the real estate & construction industry. My clients call me innovative, insightful, diligent and direct. All of my clients enjoy my competitive knowledge base, an advantage they won’t get from most agents. I treat my clients like family, so they are comfortable moving forward, and when the time comes they have complete confidence that they have made the right decision.


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Please visit our Open House at 1897 CAMPBELL AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
STUNNING MARY HILL SPLIT LEVEL. Located on quiet street in an excellent family neighbourhood & short walk to Kilmer French Immersion Schools. Backs onto green area. This immaculate 3 level home has been completely updated by professional contractors, no DIY here, home features large sunken elegant living with cozy fireplace. Spacious kitchen with eating area overlooking the large fenced back yard and the family room with gas fireplace. Up, you have 3 bedrooms, 2 with walk-in closets. Spacious master with 3-piece ensuite. Loads of storage cupboards in the laundry area and easy access 3-foot crawl space. Backyard is private with new deck, fencing and patio area. Open house Sept 2&3 Sat/Sun 2-4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 42 8355 DELSOM WAY in Delta.
Open House on Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Spyglass at Sunstone Community built by Polygon. Lots of natural light in this very bright corner end unit that has great sunset views from deck and family room area. Unit has large fenced yard and is close to greenspace. Feels like living in a detached home. Largest plan in Spyglass features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and good parking for 4 vehicles. Gorgeous kitchen, granite counters, Pantry and built in desk area. 9' ceilings on main with new laminated floors, this unit is in tip-top as new condition. Fully finished garage, perfect for the car enthusiast, epoxy floor and lots of professional grade storage. 12000 sqft clubhouse with resort style amenities. Central location close to Richmond and Metro Vancouver. Priced to sell.
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Canadian Manufacturing Sales - September 19, 2017


Canadian manufacturing sales declined for a second consecutive month, falling 2.6 per cent in July. The dip in sales was largely due the motor vehicle and parts sector while sales were up in 12 of 21 manufacturing sub-sectors.
 

In BC, manufacturing sales decreased 1.6 per cent on a monthly basis but were up 7 per cent year-over-year. Year-to-date, BC manufacturing sales are up close to 8 per cent over 2016, led by strong contributions from a diverse range of industries from wood and paper products to food manufacturing to machinery and equipment. A strong trade and manufacturing sector is helping to propel employment and economic growth around the province, which further supports robust housing demand in BC.

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Please visit our Open House at 1897 CAMPBELL AVE in Port Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, September 10, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
STUNNING MARY HILL SPLIT LEVEL. Located on quiet street in an excellent family neighbourhood & short walk to Kilmer French Immersion Schools. Backs onto green area. This immaculate 3 level home has been completely updated by professional contractors, no DIY here, home features large sunken elegant living with cozy fireplace. Spacious kitchen with eating area overlooking the large fenced back yard and the family room with gas fireplace. Up, you have 3 bedrooms, 2 with walk-in closets. Spacious master with 3-piece ensuite. Loads of storage cupboards in the laundry area and easy access 3-foot crawl space. Backyard is private with new deck, fencing and patio area. Open house Sept 2&3 Sat/Sun 2-4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 42 8355 DELSOM WAY in Delta.
Open House on Saturday, September 9, 2017 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Spyglass at Sunstone Community built by Polygon. Lots of natural light in this very bright corner end unit that has great sunset views from deck and family room area. Unit has large fenced yard and is close to greenspace. Feels like living in a detached home. Largest plan in Spyglass features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and good parking for 4 vehicles. Gorgeous kitchen, granite counters, Pantry and built in desk area. 9' ceilings on main with new laminated floors, this unit is in tip-top as new condition. Fully finished garage, perfect for the car enthusiast, epoxy floor and lots of professional grade storage. 12000 sqft clubhouse with resort style amenities. Central location close to Richmond and Metro Vancouver. Priced to sell.
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Vancouver, BC – September 6, 2016.

 

The BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) posted its largest increase since 2009, rising by 3.7 index points in the second quarter of 2017 to 133.1. That increase represents a 2.8 per cent rise over the first quarter and a 6.6 per cent increase from one year ago.

“The sustained rise in the CLI reflects strong growth in sectors of the economy beneficial to commercial real estate activity," says BCREA Economist Brendon Ogmundson. "An uptick in economic activity last quarter further reinforces the already strong trend in the CLI and points to continued growth for commercial real estate."

 

The underlying CLI trend, which smooths often noisy economic data, continues to push higher due to strong provincial economic and employment growth. That uptrend signals further growth in investment, leasing and other commercial real estate activity over the next two to four quarters.

 

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