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Homebuyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay down some debt, or save for a down payment?


Home sellers, we’ve laid out plans for you to get top dollar for your property, including timing your home sale, making your property stand out from the crowd, and investing in your extra living space.


And even if you’re staying put for a while, homeowners, you can resolve to improve your status quo by evaluating your home budget, finalizing your home maintenance schedule, or maybe investing in a second property.


So no matter your homeownership status, we’ve got some ideas and advice for you to make this year your best one yet. Read on to learn more.


HOME BUYERS


Resolution #1: Qualify for a better mortgage with a higher credit score.


Your credit report highlights your current debt, bill-paying history, and other key financial information. Importantly for your home-buying journey, it is also used by lenders and companies to calculate your credit score, which partly determines if you are qualified to obtain a mortgage. Therefore, before you start house-hunting, make sure your finances are in the best possible shape by checking your credit report and credit score, available directly from Equifax and TransUnion.1


Your credit score will be a number ranging from 300-900. Generally speaking, a credit score of 725 or higher is considered very good to excellent.2 If your score drops below 725, you might need to work at boosting your score for a few months before you begin house-hunting. Ways to do this are to pay your bills on time every month, keep your credit card balances low, and avoid applying for new credit.3

 

Resolution #2: Improve your credit health by paying down debt


Do you have student loans, credit card debt, or car payments tying up your income each month? That debt is hurting your “buying power,” or the amount of home you can afford. Not only is it money that you can't spend on your new home, but your debt-to-income ratio also affects your credit score, which we discussed above. The less debt you have, the higher your score and the better mortgage you can obtain.


If you can, pay off some debt in its entiretylike a low balance on a credit card. Then apply that "extra" money you previously paid on that credit card to pay off bigger debt, like a car loan. Even if you can’t pay off all (or any) of your debt in full, reducing the balances of each account will help you qualify for the best possible mortgage terms.


Resolution #3: Create a financial safety net before applying for a mortgage.


Don’t forget that buying a home requires some cash as well. The down payment depends on the home’s price, but the minimum is 5% for a purchase price of under $500,000, and closing costs range from 2-3%.4,5 You’ll also need money for moving expenses and any initial maintenance tasks that might pop up. And as the pandemic taught us, you never know when an unforeseen event might cause a job loss, drop in income, or health care, so having some liquid savings will ensure that you can still pay your mortgage if a crisis occurs.


Dedicate some effort to building up your reserves. Cut down on unnecessary expenses and consider having a portion of each paycheck automatically deposited into your savings account to avoid the temptation to spend it.


HOME SELLERS

 

Resolution #4: Decide on the right time to sell your home.


In a typical year, spring is when home sales spike in Canada. This might be the best time to take advantage of the price increase predicted by the Canadian Real Estate Association, which says, “The national average price is forecast to rise by 9.1% in 2021 to $620,400.”6


But sales price isn’t the only thing to consider. You might not be ready to sell your home yet because you don't want to uproot your kids during the school year or because you need to tackle some minor upgrades before placing your home on the market.


This means that there is no one month or season that is the perfect time to sell your home. Instead, the right timeline for you takes into account factors such as when you’ll earn the highest profit, personal convenience, and whether your home is even ready to put on the market. A trusted real estate professional can talk you through your specific needs to clarify when to sell your home.


Resolution #5: Boost your home’s resale value by making your property shine.


Housing inventory is at historic lows across the country, and that means the market is fiercely competitive.7 Selling your home in 2021 has the potential to net you a huge return right now, and you can maximize that amount with some simple fixes to make sure your property outshines your neighbors’ for sale down the street.


In your home, you might need to tackle a minor remodeling project, such as upgrading the flooring or adding a fresh coat of paint. According to one remodeling impact report, simply refinishing existing hardwood floors recoups 100% of the cost at resale, and completely replacing it with new wood flooring recovers 106% of costs.8


Outside, you might consider improving your curb appeal by removing a dead bush, trimming a tree that blocks the front window, or power-washing your moldy driveway and sidewalks. In fact, real estate agents say cleaning the exterior of your house can add $10,000 to $15,000 to a home’s sale price.9 And improving a home’s landscaping may increase its value by 15 to 25%.10


A good agent should provide custom-tailored suggestions to ensure your property pops inside and out. Ask us about our local insider secrets that will make your home stand out from others on the market.


Resolution #6: Invest in your “extra” living space to meet current buyers’ needs.


Due to COVID-19, more people are staying at home to work, go to school, exercise, and stay entertained. And these lifestyle changes are showing up in home buyer preferences. For example, according to one study, buyers are looking more and more for homes with formal, outfitted home offices, private outdoor spaces, and updated kitchen appliances.11


So if you’ve got an underutilized room, consider turning it into an office, home gym, schoolroom, or multi-purpose room to meet current home buyer needs and attract better offers on your home. Got some underwhelming space outside? You could turn it into an outdoor entertainment area by adding a firepit, upgrading the patio furniture, or installing a grilling area. Be sure to consult with a local real estate professional before investing in a renovation, however, as each market’s buyers have different tastes.


HOMEOWNERS


Resolution #7: Evaluate your household budget to reflect financial changes.


After this past year, in particular, your financial picture may have changed. Maybe you were furloughed, had your hours reduced, or got a new job further from home. Perhaps you’ve kept the same job, but you’re now working remotely. A work-from-home arrangement could mean less money spent on gas, tolls, a professional wardrobe, and dining out for lunch.


But this could also mean new (or increased) expenses now that you’re working at home, such as new tech-related purchases, faster Wi-Fi, and higher energy bills. January marks the perfect opportunity to update your income and expenses and review last year’s spending habits, tweaking as needed for 2021.


For more specific ideas, contact us for our free report "20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget."


Resolution #8: Save money now (and earn more later) with a home maintenance plan.


Having a schedule of regular home maintenance projects to tackle will save you money now and in the long-term. You’ll avoid some surprise “emergency fixes,” and when you’re ready to eventually sell your home, you’ll get higher offers from buyers who aren’t put off by overdue repairs.


Even if nothing necessarily needs fixing right now, you can lower your energy costs by maintaining and upgrading your home. For example, consider upgrading some features to ENERGY STAR high-efficiency products. You could save 10% in energy costs if you switch out your gas broiler, and up to 45% if you change your windows!12,13

 

For a breakdown of home maintenance projects to tackle throughout the year, contact us for our free report “House Care Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home.”


Resolution #9: Invest in real estate for a better standard of living.


Even if you don’t plan on leaving your current residence, real estate is a great way to improve your quality of life in 2021.


Have cabin fever from the long quarantine? Vacation home in a getaway location you love lets you safely spread your wings. And if you have been looking for a second stream of income, an investment property might be your answer. Just be sure to consult with a real estate professional to get a realistic sense of a property’s true income potential.


Want more information on how a second property fits into your 2021 plans? Request our free report, "Move Up vs Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?"

 

LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR 2021 GOALS

Without a plan and a support system, 73% of Canadians will break their new year’s resolutions.14 Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or stay put in your home, it helps to connect with a trusted real estate agent to keep you motivated and on track.


As local market experts, we have the knowledge, experience, and networks to help you achieve your homeownership goals, whatever they may be. Reach out to us today for a free consultation and commit to a happy and prosperous new year.




Sources:

  1. Government of Canada -
    https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/credit-reports-score/order-credit-report.html
  2. Equifax -
    https://www.consumer.equifax.ca/personal/education/credit-score/what-is-a-good-credit-score/
  3. Government of Canada -
    https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/credit-reports-score/improve-credit-score.html
  4. RateShop -
    https://www.rateshop.ca/page-minimum-down-payment-in-canada 
  5. Bank of Montreal -
    https://www.bmo.com/main/personal/mortgages/closing-costs/
  6. Canadian Real Estate Association -
    https://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/quarterly-forecasts/
  7. Canadian Mortgage Trends -
    https://www.canadianmortgagetrends.com/2020/12/tight-market-conditions-keep-home-sales-and-prices-at-historical-highs/
  8. National Association of Realtors -
    https://www.nar.realtor/sites/default/files/documents/2019-remodeling-impact-10-03-2019.pdf
  9. House Logic -
    https://www.houselogic.com/save-money-add-value/add-value-to-your-home/adding-curb-appeal-value-to-home/
  10. Ottawa Citizen -
    https://ottawacitizen.com/life/homes/landscape-tips-to-increase-your-homes-value
  11. HomeLight -
    https://www.homelight.com/blog/top-agent-insights-for-q2-2020/
  12. Government of Canada -
    https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/spotlight-energy-efficiency/2020/10/21/23081
  13. Government of Canada -
    https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/spotlight-energy-efficiency/2020/11/26/winter-coming-top-tips-heat-your-home-less/23141
  14. Ipsos - https://www.ipsos.com/en-ca/three-ten-31-canadians-will-set-new-years-resolution-yet-three-quarters-73-eventually-break-them
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We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times of uncertainty. So it’s no surprise to see that design trends for 2021 revolve around soothing colour palettes, cozy character, and quiet retreats.


Even if you don’t have immediate plans to buy or sell your home, we advise our clients to be mindful of modern design preferences when planning a remodel or even redecorating. Over-personalized or unpopular renovations could lower your property’s value. And selecting out-of-style fixtures and finishes could cause your home to feel dated quickly.


To help inspire your design projects this year, we’ve rounded up five of the hottest trends.  Keep in mind, not all of these will work well in every house. If you plan to buy or list your property, give us a call. We can help you realize your vision and maximize the impact of your investment.


Uplifting Colours


Colours are gravitating toward warm and happy shades that convey a sense of coziness, comfort, and wellbeing. This year’s palettes draw from earthy hues, warm neutrals, and soothing blues and greens.1


While white and grey are still safe options, expect to see alternative neutrals become increasingly popular choices for walls, cabinets, and furnishings in 2021. For a fresh and sophisticated look, try one of these 2021 paint colours of the year:

  • Aegean Teal (coastal blue) by Benjamin Moore
  • Urbane Bronze (brownish-grey) by Sherwin-Williams
  • Soft Candlelight (muted yellow) by Valspar

On the opposite end of the spectrum, indigo, ruby, sapphire and plum are showing up on everything from fireplace mantels and floating shelves to fabrics and home accessories. These classics, rich hues can help bring warmth, depth, and a touch of luxury to your living space.


To incorporate these colours, designers recommend using the “60-30-10 Rule.” Basically, choose a dominant colour to cover 60% of your room. For example, your walls, rugs, and sofa might all be varying shades of beige or grey. Then layer in a secondary colour for 30% of the room. This might include draperies and accent furniture. Finally, select an accent colour for 10% of your room, which can be showcased through artwork and accessories.2



Curated Collections


After a decade of minimalism, there’s been a shift towards highly-decorative and personalized interiors that incorporate more colour, texture, and character. Clearly-defined styles (e.g., mid-century modern, industrial, modern farmhouse) are being replaced by a curated look, with furnishings, fixtures, and accessories that appear to have been collected over time.3


This trend has extended to the kitchen, where the atmosphere has become as important as functionality. The ubiquitous all-white kitchen is fading in popularity as homeowners opt for unique touches that help individualize their space. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, consider mixing in other neutrals—like grey, black, and light wood—for a more custom, pieced-together look. And instead of a subway tile backsplash, check out zellige tile (i.e., handmade, square Moroccan tiles) for a modern alternative with old-world flair.4



Reimagined Living Spaces


The pandemic forced many of us to rethink our home design. From multipurpose rooms to converted closets to backyard cottages, we’ve had to find creative ways to manage virtual meetings and school. And designers expect these changes to impact the way we live and work for years to come.


For example, some home builders are predicting the end of open-concept floor plans as we know them.5 Instead, buyers are searching for cozier spaces with more separation and privacy. Cue the return of walls and, in some cases, alcoves and sliding partitions that enable homeowners to section off rooms as needed.6


The necessity of a home office space is also here to stay. But what if you don’t have a dedicated room? Alternative workspaces have become increasingly popular. In fact, one of the biggest trends on Pinterest this year is the “cloffice”—essentially a spare closet turned home office. Searches for “home library design” and “bookshelf room divider” are on the rise, as well.7



Staycation-Worthy Retreats


With travel options limited right now, more homeowners are turning their vacation budgets into staycation budgets.8 Essentially, recreate the resort experience at home—and enjoy it 365 days a year!


Bedrooms should provide a soothing sanctuary for rest and relaxation. But this year, minimalist decor and muted colours are giving way to bolder statement pieces.3 To create a “boutique hotel” look in your own bedroom, start with a large, upholstered headboard in a rich colour or pattern. Layer on organic linen bedding and a chunky wool throw, then complete the look with a pair of matching bedside wall lights.9


Carry those vacation-vibes into your bathroom with some of the top luxury upgrades for 2021. Try a large, zero-entry shower for two, a floating vanity with hand-free faucets, or a radiant-heated floor for the ultimate spa-like experience.10



Outdoor Upgrades


From exercise to gardening to safer options for entertaining, the pandemic has led homeowners to utilize their outdoor spaces more than ever. In fact, backyard swimming pool sales skyrocketed in 2020, with many installers reporting unprecedented demand.11 But a new pool isn’t the only way homeowners can elevate their outdoor area this year.

 

Composite decks have become a favourite upgrade for their low-maintenance and durability. And in 2021, creative design elements are on the rise, including unique inlays, wider planks, and multiple deck board colours. Add stair or bistro lights for a touch of ambience while enhancing safety and visibility.8



DESIGNED TO SELL


Are you contemplating a remodel? Want to find out how upgrades could impact the value of your home? Buyer preferences vary greatly by neighbourhood and price range. We can share our insights and offer tips on how to maximize the return on your investment. And if you’re in the market to sell, we can run a Comparative Market Analysis on your home to find out how it compares to others in the area. Contact us to schedule a free consultation!

 

Sources:

1.     HGTV Canada –
https://www.hgtv.ca/decorating/photos/home-design-trends-for-2021-1942419/#

2.     The Spruce –

https://www.thespruce.com/timeless-color-rule-797859

3.     The Kit -
https://thekit.ca/life/home/home-decor-trends-2021-inspiration/

4.     Houzz –

https://www.houzz.com/magazine/36-home-design-trends-ready-for-takeoff-in-2021-stsetivw-vs~142229851

5.     Zillow -
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-end-of-open-floor-plans-how-homes-will-look-different-after-coronavirus-301080662.html

6.     HGTV Canada -
https://www.hgtv.ca/shows/family-home-overhaul/photos/the-top-design-trends-for-2021-according-to-hgtv-canada-design-experts-1943092/#currentSlide=5

7.     Pinterest -
https://business.pinterest.com/content/pinterest-predicts/more-door/

8.     Canadian Contractor -
https://www.canadiancontractor.ca/buildwire/decking-trends-for-2021/

9.     Homes & Gardens –
https://www.homesandgardens.com/spaces/decorating/bedroom-trends-224944

10.   Canadian Interiors -
https://www.canadianinteriors.com/2020/11/26/top-trends-to-impact-kitchen-and-bathroom-design-over-the-next-three-years-nkba/

11.   CTV News -
https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/backyard-pool-sales-surge-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-1.4957596

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I have listed a new property at 7 939 7TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Townhome living never looked so good! This freshly updated suite is beautiful, offers city & mountain views, a versatile floor plan, tons of storage (huge crawl space) and is part of a great complex located on one of the best streets in Fairview. Cook in the upgraded kitchen while guests relax at the breakfast bar, sit on your couch and take in the views or get cozy next to the fireplace. The main level is bright, offers an open concept floor plan, a bedroom or office and access to South patio. Lower level features master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, including 1 that's been beautifully upgraded with heated flooring. Many updates throughout: luxury vinyl plank flooring, in floor heat on upper level, fireplace mantle, nearly whole kitchen, paint, blinds, lower bathroom. Buy with confidence in this fully rainscreened building steps to the Laurel Land Bridge, Charleston Park, Seawall and Granville Island. Located on a bike routed quite cul-de-sac street. 1 parking, pet friendly.
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I have listed a new property at 5583 LABURNUM ST in Vancouver.
Beautiful classic Shaughnessy home on a large lovingly manicured, quiet 10,164 sqft lot. This extremely well maintained and cared for home has had many updates over the years and features all of its original character. Inlay hardwood floors throughout the main floor, wood burning fireplaces in the living and dining rooms as well as 4 large bedrooms up are just some of the many wonderful features. A private west facing backyard perfect for those warm summer days and a gardeners delight. Located close to transit and fantastic amenities as well as Point Grey High School and Quilchena Elementary. This home represents exceptional value for the area and is a pleasure to show. 1st showings by appointment Thur, Feb 4 from 4-6pm & Sat, Feb 6 from 2-4pm. COVID-19 responsible.
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I have listed a new property at 403 2768 CRANBERRY DR in Vancouver.
Welcome to the Zydeco - a beautiful top floor penthouse unit within walking distance to the best private and public schools, parks, shopping, fine dining & all that Kitsilano has to offer! Large west facing deck with almost 200 sqft makes it the perfect place for BBQ's, entertaining, and lounging. This unit features bright and spacious 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & a practical open concept kitchen/dining/living room. You will find all the conveniences with this unit; in-suite washer/dryer, built-in wine cooler, Bosch dishwasher, skylight, 2 secured underground parking stalls, bike-room, and large storage locker. This move-in ready unit must be seen in person, call today for your private viewing.
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I have listed a new property at 2536 PENDER ST E in Vancouver.
Feast your eyes on this East Van trophy, hosting 3 contrasting suites, each with their own dazzling features! The main home has been renovated masterfully to preserve the unique character features while showing off its contemporary flow. The expansive living room boasts original wood inlays & built-ins; the stylish gourmet kitchen features a gas range, s/s appliances, cork flooring & skylights over the airy dining room with vaulted ceilings. The main bedrm is drenched in sunshine, with WIC & ensuite bath complete w/ a gorgeous claw foot tub. Connected 1 bed + den basement suite with laundry. Nestled at the back of the xtra large lot behind the leafy garden is an impressive ultra modern 2 bed laneway with cement floors, piano windows & granite countertops. Easy stroll to hip amenities too!
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I have listed a new property at 1720 SASAMAT ST in Vancouver.
Steps from Locarno Beach sits this stunning 5 bed contemporary home, designed by award winning Frits de Vries Architects. Unique location allows for easy access to the beach, while offering breathtaking views of the ocean & north shore mountains from all areas of the home. Main level features a massive Panorama slide away glass wall, open floorplan with vaulted ceilings & state of the art kitchen. Below you will find 3 ensuited beds all w/mountain views, overlooking the beautifully landscaped front yard. Basement level is highlighted by oversized media room, bar, bedrm & storage all with walkout access to north facing yard. Other features incl. radiant heat, Control4 smart home systems, A/C, ELEVATOR and much more! Close to West Point Grey Academy, Lord Byng, St. George's, Crofton & UBC.
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I have listed a new property at 638 22ND AVE W in Vancouver.
This Allan Diamond designed home is just steps from Douglas Park & is one of the finest in the area. The clean contemporary aesthetic is thoughtful and well balanced inside and out. The main floor offers great entertaining space, an elaborate architectural staircase, & an oversized kitchen featuring Sub Zero/Thermador/Bosch appls, & Teak/lacquer millwork. The kitchen also has 2 massive foldaway doors, allowing the south facing sun to drench the back of the home. Upstairs you will find a modern primary bedroom w/ a spa like ensuite, 2 more beds w/ an abundance of built-in millwork, large windows & skylights. The lower level is highlighted by rec/media room, large laundry room, & a fantastic office. The home also features radiant heat, AC, incredible landscaping & a two car garage.
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I have listed a new property at 4383 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Located in one of the most prestigious areas of Vancouver, this top of the line contemporary home sits on a fantastic street near UBC, Pacific Spirit Park, West Point Grey Academy, & St. Georges. This Abstract Homes project is built w/ healthy home construction products, long lasting construction practices, & low emissions. The attention to detail continues w/ the home's design. The floor plan on the main is highlighted by oversized windows, 14’ eclipse doors, 10' ceilings & Miele appls (incl. wok kitchen), entertaining space that combines ultra modern details & sustainability concepts. The top floor offers 3 bright ensuited bdrms, mountain views, & plenty of integrated millwork. Downstairs you’ll find a family room + a lock-off suite. Also enjoy AC & Control4 Home Automation throughout.
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I have listed a new property at 104-688 16TH AVENUE E in Vancouver.
Fantastic 2 bed, 2 bath home in "Vintage East-side Bldg." A rain-screened building is centrally located steps from the "Golden Triangle" of Fraser and Main Street. South-facing, this home offers a bright and tranquil oasis, nestled so close to the popular shops and top notch restaurants, cafes, transit options, community centre, schools, and all amenities. In-suite laundry and storage, gas fireplace, 1 parking. Just a few blocks to Main St and all it has to offer.
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I have listed a new property at 301 1628 4TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath w/solarium and den at Radius by Ledingham McAllister. This well appointed unit offers two generous sized bedrooms & full spa like bathrooms. Facing north, there are gorgeous views of the north shore mountains & city. Large windows fill the space with light. Solarium/den off the living room is the ideal work from home space or bonus room. The large flexroom also offers plenty of additional storage. Miele gas cook top & integrated appliances complete the kitchen with ample cupboard space; perfect for the at home chef! The unit comes w/ a large bike locker & storage locker, along w/ parking stall. The ultimate location- steps to Granville Island, Kitsilano, West 4th shops & plenty of amenities. Shared roof top deck w/views. Book your private showing today.
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I have listed a new property at 938 20TH AVE E in Vancouver.
This well-built home by Fina Developments is an incredible opportunity to own a newer house in one of East Van’s most coveted communities! Cedar Cottage has amazing amenities like markets, eateries, parks & Charles Dickens Elem all just steps away. The house features a bright & open main w/ wood floors, spacious living area, gas fp, dining rm & powder rm. The large kitchen boasting s/s appliances, gas range, soft close cabinets, quartz counters & island with breakfast bar completes this level. Up has 3 bedrooms all with vaulted ceilings, full ensuite for the primary bedroom, another full bath & laundry. Down has a 2 bed suite w/ sep laundry that is easily reconnected. Central vac, single garage w/ built-ins, nice outdoor space, gas BBQ hookup & more. Don’t miss out on this stellar home!
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Please visit our Open House at 2858 WATSON STREET in Vancouver.
Open House on Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fantastic 2 bed, 2 bath home in the heart of Mt Pleasant. This elegant 2 level town-home sits on the Southeast corner 2 levels. The private entrance into the foyer, opens into the tastefully appointed living room and dining area. The open kitchen with its clean finishing looks over the bright living area. Behind the kitchen rests the 2nd bedroom or home office. There is also laundry/ linen closet and some extra storage. Nestled on the second floor in the rear of the town-home is the flex space perfect for an an office, and the expansive master suite, with its large closet and en-suite bath, perfect for downsizing, up-sizing, or for the real estate investor. One of the best floor-plans ever! Sneak Peek on Thursday, (Nov 5) from 5-7pm and Sat & Sun, (Nov 7 & 8) from 1.30-4pm. By Appt only.
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Please visit our Open House at 2858 WATSON STREET in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Fantastic 2 bed, 2 bath home in the heart of Mt Pleasant. This elegant 2 level town-home sits on the Southeast corner 2 levels. The private entrance into the foyer, opens into the tastefully appointed living room and dining area. The open kitchen with its clean finishing looks over the bright living area. Behind the kitchen rests the 2nd bedroom or home office. There is also laundry/ linen closet and some extra storage. Nestled on the second floor in the rear of the town-home is the flex space perfect for an an office, and the expansive master suite, with its large closet and en-suite bath, perfect for downsizing, up-sizing, or for the real estate investor. One of the best floor-plans ever! Sneak Peek on Thursday, (Nov 5) from 5-7pm and Sat & Sun, (Nov 7 & 8) from 1.30-4pm. By Appt only.
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Please visit our Open House at 2858 WATSON STREET in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, November 8, 2020 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Fantastic 2 bed, 2 bath home in the heart of Mt Pleasant. This elegant 2 level town-home sits on the Southeast corner 2 levels. The private entrance into the foyer, opens into the tastefully appointed living room and dining area. The open kitchen with its clean finishing looks over the bright living area. Behind the kitchen rests the 2nd bedroom or home office. There is also laundry/ linen closet and some extra storage. Nestled on the second floor in the rear of the town-home is the flex space perfect for an an office, and the expansive master suite, with its large closet and en-suite bath, perfect for downsizing, up-sizing, or for the real estate investor. One of the best floor-plans ever! Sneak Peek on Thursday, (Nov 5) from 5-7pm and Sat & Sun, (Nov 7 & 8) from 1.30-4pm. By Appt only.
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I have listed a new property at 2858 WATSON STREET in Vancouver.
Fantastic 2 bed, 2 bath home in the heart of Mt Pleasant. This elegant 2 level townhome sits on the Southeast corner 2 levels. The private entrance into the foyer, opens into the tastefully appointed living room and dining area. The open kitchen with its clean finishings looks over the bright living area. Behind the kitchen rests the 2nd bedroom or home office. There is also laundry/ linen closet and some extra storage. Nestled on the second floor in the rear of the townhome is the flex space perfect for an an office, and the expansive master suite, with its large closet and ensuite bath, perfect for downsizing, upsizing, or for the real estate investor. One of the best floorplans aver! Sneak Peek on Thursday, November 5 from 5-7pm by appointment only.
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I have listed a new property at 2325 BALACLAVA ST in Vancouver.
Nestled in the heart of Kitsilano, this wonderful home is in the perfect location Balaclava at W 7th. Mature trees line the street of this picturesque neighbourhood. This home features two 2 bedroom suites with separate entrances, a garden and yard to play catch! Steps to shops, restaurants, tennis courts, beaches and parks. One block to General Gordon Elementary School and a 10 min walk to Kitsilano Secondary School. This home is perfect for living, hold & build and expand the Floor Space allowance, or for an investor, or builder! A truly lovely home at an amazing price and location! Sneak Peek Thursday 5-7 Opens Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 by appointment only.
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I have listed a new property at 616 PRINCESS AVE E in Vancouver.
Welcome to Strathconas restoration of the Historic 1902 Agnes McNair Residence from builder Vandwell Developments. This stunning 1450 soft 3bed,den, 3 bath duplex offer an ultra modern design and high end finishings along with the charm and character of maintaining Heritage status. The main floor is finished with floor to ceiling glass walled staircase, an eclipse retractable back door opening up to your patio and yard, allowing for maximum sunlight. High end appliances such as a Bertazzonni gas range, extra large fridge, and herringbone artisan tile. The basement can double as an extra large master bedroom or use it as a large family/entertainment room. Built in Cabinetry on every level, exposed beams, a private front composite board deck all while looking onto treelined streets.
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I have listed a new property at 1506 928 BEATTY ST in Vancouver.
The Max - great Yaletown location! This north facing, 15th floor studio is turn key ready for you to start your Vancouver Investment Empire. Previously rented out for $2000/month, this unit features a queen size Murphy bed, built-in office in the den, in-suite laundry and storage area, balcony, and open kitchen. Also included is a valuable downtown parking space and a separate storage locker. Building amenities include pool, weight room, movie room and 24 hour concierge. Possibility of purchasing fully furnished!
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I have listed a new property at 2317 NAPIER ST in Vancouver.
Exceptional front half duplex with a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom unit on the top two levels and a really nice self-contained LEGAL 1 bedroom suite down. A perfect set up for those with extended family, a college kid or looking for a great revenue stream. Tremendous attention to detail in this home with a super functional floorplan & outstanding design by Kalu Interiors. The main has 10' ceilings, hardwood throughout, custom millwork, designer lighting, washroom with frameless glass & linear drain. The sleek chef's kitchen has two-toned cabinetry with ample storage, integrated appliances, quartz counters and stone feature backsplash. Upstairs has the master with ensuite and WIC plus 2 more bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry. In-floor heating, AC, fenced yard & full sized garage. A 10!
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