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Down to Earth Real Estate Advice


June 2008 Current residential real estate listings in North Vancouver are 957 compared with 530 this time last year.This compares with listings stock numbers from the year 2000.

Current residential real estate listings in West Vancouver are 677 compared with 427 listings this time last year. The last time we had this amount of listings in West Vancouver was 1998. If current sales figures continue it would take  a little more than 7 months to sell this amount of product.

For buyers-Its a great time to be looking to purchase as there is a wonderful variety of choice in properties for sale. Many people have their homes for sale for the first time in a few decades so finally some of those homes you used to walk by and say " I wish that would come on the market", are actually for sale!

For sellers- It is imperative to price and market your home well in this market. Sales are still good and prices are still higher then last year. Not all properties actually HAVE to sell with many owners just deciding that if it they can sell then great, if not -maybe next time. So we aren't seeing huge reductions in selling prices. Only those properties that were actually way overpriced to begin with are coming down to reality.


this is a brilliant little holding- House for sale, 2912 YALE Street, Vancouver East, British Columbia

For all those parents out there that  want to set up your child with a starter- this is a great alternative to a condo!! I started at 24 yrs old with a little house like this in Strathcona- Downtown Vancouver, Ours was  a small  should-be tear down that we fixed up and learned valuable skills in renovating, home maintenance, and set the stage for future development! You wont learn alot in a turn key condo, other than perhaps negotiating with Strata neighbors. This type of starter home has potential and options. It is land and  a garden and earth!!  For all those 20 somethings out there whose parents say they will help you get in- take a look at this..... An upcoming condo project in this area will give this area a boost.

The breathtaking beauty of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains will be yours to experience first-hand from the vantage point of this exceptionally rare 38 x 125.36 ft. lot in one of the city's best kept secret communities. Ideally h eld for a future dream home of over 2800 sq ft., the present 40s bungalow with W/B fireplace, hardwood floors and partly developed basement could easily accomodate students or generate rental income. Family picnics at New Brighton Park and Sea-side Pool, Downtown, the North Shore, Hasting's French Immersion School, Hastings Park and Vancouver Heights will all be yours to enjoy when you establish your own legacy.


I just finished uploading this House for sale, 1055 21ST Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia

The sensational neighbourhood of Pemberton Heights. A good old fashioned family friendly neighbourhood like it was back when you grew up. Capilano Elementary [a short 2 block walk] has been approved for the International Baccalaureate [IB] curriculum providing the highest standard of education. This home is located on a huge [50' x 175'] private property perfect for children to play or adults to entertain. The home is well maintained and mainly in original condition except for the newer kitchen with centre island, eating area & adjoining deck. The roof was replaced approximately 6 years ago. The main floor has 3 bedrooms and the lower level has a recreation room with fireplace & additional unfinished space - ideal for a suite.


 925 ELVEDEN Row, West Vancouver, British Columbia is listed on my website as a True "KimPick". This house has been meticulously maintained and updated.... and is lovely, on almost 1/2 an acre. Full listing provided below.

This spectacular one level home of 2,678 sqft situated on a 21,385 sqft lot was designed by architect Ron Howard, with numerous recent upgrades by interior designers Robert Ledingham and Karl Stittgen. The 4 bedroom post and beam home features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen and floor to ceiling windows in living and dining rooms overlooking the beautiful gardens. A separate attached office/guest bedroom suite. State-of-the-art security system, heated driveway and in ground multi zoned irrigation system. On nearly a half acre lot, this home and property has been meticulously maintained and upgraded by its original owners. A must see!


Actual prices are significantly higher than this time last year. Listings have almost doubled but Sales are almost half. What does this mean? Great news for buyers, lots of product to choose from. Good news for sellers,  we are seeing multiple offers still occurring on some properties  and most are still selling for higher than median prices last year. This is the time to price your property very carefully. Starting too high will leave your doormat empty. In March/April of this year 3 properties I was involved with sold for over asking, and over our estimated current market value. To accomplish this the property was priced well, marketed professionally and timed. By timed I mean its very important that by the time your listing gets on MLS ( R) it should already be on the website with full photos and in advance of any scheduled open house. All documents should be available in advance and few days lead time before any offers are  to be presented. Time your listings to give you a fews days ahead of the Agents tours that are scheduled every week!

HI, Well this Real estate website is still partly under construction as i have moved to Prudential Sussex in West Vancouver as of April 2008. Eventually you will be able to access all Multiple Listings here as well as find a resource for Local school information,immigration information and just general neighborhood happenings! Thank you for visiting. I appreciate all the referral and repeat clients I had the pleasure of working for this last year and I promise to continue to work hard. I will continue to provide prompt, attentive and insightful service. kind regards, Kim
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