FEATURED LISTING: Townhome Luxury In Vancouver

This beautiful, 2 bedroom + den townhome in the Elan delivers location and luxury in a contemporary package. Enjoy 3 levels of spacious modern living featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors throughout, a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a 320sq ft  private rooftop patio with natural gas hookup - perfect for barbecues and entertaining! Building amenities include a bike room, exercise room, storage, parking and a sauna. Located ...

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DEAL OF THE WEEK: Newest of New West

A short walk from the Skytrain, boutique shopping and your favourite coffee shop, this spacious, PET FRIENDLY, 1 bedroom 1 bath in New West's newest community building - Royal Point - can't be missed! Located in New West's vibrant uptown core, this beautiful, recently-renovated apartment  features a contemporary layout, modern fixtures, custom cabinetry, laminate floors and a balcony. The Royal Point  blends the best of New West heritage with modern amenities ...

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FEATURED LISTING: NYC-Style Loft Living in Yaletown

Wow, wow, wow - this place will impress! From the entrance way featuring intricate dual coloured hardwood floors, to 12 foot, unfinished concrete ceilings, this place feels more like a Soho loft than Yaletown condo. Fine details throughout differentiate this 2 bedroom 2.5 bath suite from the rest. Solid wood floors with radiant in floor heat, ample of storage, and built in cabinetry ensure the best of city living. An updated kitchen ...

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Ins & Outs of BC’s Empty Home Taxes

As part of a 30-point plan to help alleviate the housing crisis, the Province of British Columbia has imposed a speculation and vacancy tax hoping to turn vacant, under-utilized properties into homes for people living and working in BC. For Vancouverites, this is in addition to the civic Empty Home Tax levied for the same reasons. Though the intent of these taxes is noble, the implementation has proven confusing and ...

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FEATURED LISTING: One Bedroom Apartment on Robson by Hotel Blu

Contemporary West Coast living combined with state-of-the art technology and luxe amenities await you at the Residences at Hotel Blu. Elegantly appointed, this 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment is warm and inviting and perfectly situated! Located on Robson, near the Vancouver Public Library, BC Place,  Rogers Arena, and Yaletown, the city is at your doorstep.  Inside, the kitchen impresses with polished fixtures, contemporary cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The living ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Blocks from Ambleside

On the western slope of Sentinel Hill, this charming Ambleside bungalow features partial views of the ocean and a charming, private courtyard. Located a short 15 minute walk to Ambleside Beach and all the shops and services Park Royal has to offer, this lovely 3-bedroom family home is close to the very best of West Vancouver. A gourmet kitchen features modern appliances and the living room has a gas fireplace ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Luxury and Sweeping City Views

This luxurious family home offers close to 4,500 sq. feet of gorgeous living space and 180 degree panoramic views of our fair city. Located in the prestigious Westhill Vista gated community on the slopes of the North Shore mountains, this three level home features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, formal dining room, living room and beautiful family room off the kitchen.  Enjoy a cup off coffee on the private terrace off ...

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FEATURED LISTING – La Dolce Vita

Live large in this spacious, 2 bedroom, sophisticated residence in the Merrick-designed, Georgie Award-winning, Dolce.  The open kitchen/living space is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen features oak veneer cabinetry, polished stone countertops, large stainless steel sinks, wall oven and gas cooktop. The living room is anchored by a gas fireplace for those cool winter eves and opens to a balcony for those warm summer ones. The bedrooms are light and airy ...

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Should you allow pets in your rental?

Sure it's easy to say ‘no pets’ when listing your property for rent. But is it necessary?  Provided pets are allowed by your strata by-laws, you may be missing out on exceptionally good tenants by stipulating ‘no pets’.   Moreover, here in Vancouver, pet-friendly rentals are difficult to find so if you do allow them, you can likely exact a higher rental rate and a pet deposit. Be Open to Pets Rather than ...

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Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rental – A Landlord’s Perspective

Furnishing a rental property is a considerable expense. Should you spend the money or let your tenants furnish your unit?  Here are a few things to consider when making the decision. Benefits of Furnishing Your Property You can demand higher rent. A good furnished property rents for 25 to 75%  more than an unfurnished property. However, the higher the rent, the less likely the tenant is to stay long term. It ...

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