Chris Ball

Personal Real Estate Corporation

604-512-9208

 
Please visit our Open House at 2308 1155 SEYMOUR ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, January 24, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stunning Water and Mountain views from 2 sides of this 1 bedroom and den sky home from its floor to ceiling windows. Overlooking the Southwest corner of the building, this bright home offers a private patio to watch those amazing sunsets past English Bay, and enjoy the outdoor pool all summer long. New Blomberg washer/dryer, wide plank engineered hardwood flooring throughout, Ladies!.... a fully customized walk in closet, and added bathrooms storage. The Brava Complex has all the amenities you deserve: well appointed gym, pool, hot tub, steam/sauna. Use the theater, party room, or the meeting rooms. This building has it all! Dining and entertainment right out your door. Perfect home for investors and 1st time homebuyers.
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Please visit our Open House at 2308 1155 SEYMOUR ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stunning Water and Mountain views from 2 sides of this 1 bedroom and den sky home from its floor to ceiling windows. Overlooking the Southwest corner of the building, this bright home offers a private patio to watch those amazing sunsets past English Bay, and enjoy the outdoor pool all summer long. New Blomberg washer/dryer, wide plank engineered hardwood flooring throughout, Ladies!.... a fully customized walk in closet, and added bathrooms storage. The Brava Complex has all the amenities you deserve: well appointed gym, pool, hot tub, steam/sauna. Use the theater, party room, or the meeting rooms. This building has it all! Dining and entertainment right out your door. Perfect home for investors and 1st time homebuyers.
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Please visit our open house this Saturday 25th from 2-4pm.

 

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Very high-end designer renovation is a must see. Limestone counters, steam shower up and shower down. Huge deck off the master and very large patio off the family room. Great quiet space in the heart of Mount Pleasant close to all the great shopping on Cambie. This home is done just the way you want.

 

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 25th from 2-4pm

 

Or call me on 604 512-9208 if you would like to book a private showing.

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Please visit our Open House at 706 58 KEEFER PL in Vancouver.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday October 11 from 2-4
706 - 58 Keefer, Vancouver, BC V6B 0B8, NW facing 686 s/f one bed + flex space/den or office at Firenze, part of a 3 building complex (58 Keefer, 618 & 688 Abbott). Features include open floor plan & balcony with city views. Amenities include indoor pool, sauna Jacuzzi & gym on 3rd floor and media & party rooms on ground floor. Centrally located with a walk score of 98! Be everywhere in minutes. 1 parking #317 and 1 locker. No restrictions. Go to realtor's website for suite movie, suite pics, floor plans, link to building web site & video tours. Available for immediate occupancy.
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Please visit our Open House at 1807 668 CITADEL PARADE in Vancouver.
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday March 24 2-4
Chic contemporary studio with a great city view! The suite is located on the quiet side of the building boasts laminate flooring & open balcony that overlooks the serene courtyard & North Shore mountains. This quality building built byConcord Pacific. The Spectrum One features amenities which include 24 hrs concierge, swimming pool, exercise facilities, steam, sauna, hot tub, a theatre room, meeting room & party room. Open House Sun March 24 from 2-4pm. See realtors website for video and floorplan.
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Please visit our Open House at 1202 1238 SEYMOUR ST in Vancouver.
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday March 10, 12-4
Gorgeous, SW exposed 1 bedroom corner unit with great views of Water & City! Equal to 22nd floor in terms of Height, total renovation with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, laminate floors, new lighting + designer paint colors. Bedroom is extremely bright with custom installed translucent glass panels. This home comes with insuite laundry, secured U/G parking + a storage locker. Great location in the Heart of Yaletown walking distance to Everything! Building has social room, 2 patio decks with BBQ's, bike room + excerise centre. Open Houses: Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd 2-4PM.
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Please visit our Open House at 911 550 TAYLOR ST in Vancouver.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday March 9 12-4
911 - 550 Taylor St. Vancouver, BC V6B 1R1 - THE TAYLOR! 576 s/f 1 bedroom and den/flex space. Facing South with lots of light and unobstructed views of Park & False Creek. Convenient Downtown location, walking distance to shopping, entertainment, waterfront park and skytrain. Building is still under warranty. Parking and storage locker included. GM Place, Costco, Tinseltown Mall, library & Skytrain Station all close by. Buy to live in or as an investment property. Go to realtors web site for floor plan, additional pictures & suite brochure.
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Please visit our Open House at 1202 1238 SEYMOUR ST in Vancouver.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday March 2, 2-4
Gorgeous, SW exposed 1 bedroom corner unit with great views of Water & City! Equal to 22nd floor in terms of Height, total renovation with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, laminate floors, new lighting + designer paint colors. Bedroom is extremely bright with custom installed translucent glass panels. This home comes with insuite laundry, secured U/G parking + a storage locker. Great location in the Heart of Yaletown walking distance to Everything! Building has social room, 2 patio decks with BBQ's, bike room + excerise centre. Open Houses: Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd 2-4PM.
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I have sold a property at 203 933 SEYMOUR ST in Vancouver.
Spacious 1 bedroom loft, with soaring 16' ceilings, laminate flooring, insuite laundry,and a walk - in closet. One of only a handful of units with a personal patio.This well priced home is featured in the SPOT, a highly regarded loft conversion building known for quick sales. Ideally located between Yaletown and the Granville entertainment district, The SPOT earns its 100/100 walk score! Steps away from shopping, retaurants, cafes and parks. A renowned communal roof top garden, with stunning views. The fitness centre and function room steps away on the same floor, couldn't make fitness or entertaining any easier. perfect for investor or 1st time buyer. Call for Private Showing.
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Federal Government Changes to Mortgage Lending


New Canadian Mortgage Rules Come Into Effect July 9, 2012

 

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty today announced 4 major changes to Canada mortgage lending rules.


This is the fourth time over the last 4 years that the Federal Government has changed the rules for mortgage insurance. This was done to cool the hot Canadian housing market without raising interest rates, which would have a negative impact on the economy.


The four major changes effective July 9, 2012 are as follows:

 

1) The maximum amortization on a prime mortgage will be reduced from 30 to 25 years. This change can effectively change the price of the home you can afford by approximately 10%. Please speak with your mortgage provider for their expert advice.

 

2) Refinancing has been lowered from a maximum of 85% loan-to-value to a maximum of 80% loan-to-value.

 

3) Mortgage insurance will not be provided for properties valued over $1 million. This change means for someone wishing to purchase a home for over $1 million, your down payment must be over 20% of the purchase price.

 

4) The maximum gross debt service (GDS) and total debt service (TDS) will be limited to a maximum of 39% and 44% respectively. Currently, GDS does not apply to qualified borrowers with credit scores over 680.


The first two measures will have the most drastic effect on real estate purchases. 1st time home buyers and  people who are planning on upsizing will be the most affected by these srticter rules.


These tighter mortgage approval criteria will reduce the number of "higher risk" borrowers who can qualify for a mortgage.


If you are planning on purchasing a home or are wondering what the implications of these new measures are with your existing home are please contact me at:


Chris Ball: Mobile 604-512-9208


or by email at: chris@chrisball.ca

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I have sold a property at 1501 989 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver.
This 463 sqft Studio is loaded with plenty of quality features. The floor plan maximizes living space with modern design elements. The kitchen boasts granite kitchen counters & maple shaker style cabinets and quality stainless and blackappls with gas cooking. The living area features a cozy gas fireplace, perfect sleeping area with built-in shelving, and a bright West facing balcony for great views of the city. The large bathroom has a large deep soaker tub with a sandblasted glass wall for elements of natural lighting that can also open up to the living area. There is a small den/storage area perfect for a home office; insuite laundry and so much more. Comes with 1 parking, storage and great amenities too!
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