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Recently Sold Listing 2765 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

R2068445 - 2765 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 2765 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver.

Recently Sold Listing 317 - 738 E 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

R2080026 - 317 - 738 E 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 317 - 738 E 29th Avenue, Vancouver.

Moving Tips For Cat Owners

If you think moving is stressfull for you, just think about how stressfull it can be for your pets! For felines especially, they can have a tendancy after a move to throw a tantrum, wander away, and get themselves lost in your new neighbourhood. Here are some tips from Uk Staging company on how to minimise the stress on you, and your fur babies. 


Moving With Cats

New Listing 6193 Collingwood Street, Vancouver, BC

R2084265 - 6193 Collingwood Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 6193 Collingwood Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $6,698,000.

This Brand New Home is in one of Vancouver's hidden enclaves! Over 5200 sq n of living space w/gourmet kitchen. 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms upstairs. Executive home for entertaining & vibrant lifestyle. 5 minutes from the urban bustle of Kerrisdale, minutes to Downtown Vancouver & the Airport. Walk to Crofton House School. This home also has a spacious media room w/ a full bathroom & legal one bedroom in-law suite downstairs. 2 car garage. Classical FENG SHUI Master's analysis states "This is a home for entrepreneurial growth and building long-term wealth with the energy at the front door reflecting growth in long-term assets. The hallway and connecting passageways distribute energy in a smooth and balanced manner." Text or call to schedule your private tour. Open Sun Oct 30. 4-4:30pm

New Listing 225 E 36th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

R2082784 - 225 E 36TH AVENUE, Vancouver , BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 225 E 36TH AVENUE, Vancouver and currently listed at $2,288,000.SOLD

MAIN & 36th: Well kept home - 7 bdrms/ 4 bthrms on a 41.43 x 116 lot. Quiet street, this spacious home is perfect for active families & those looking for long term investment in one of East Vancouver's sought after neighbourhoods. Upper floor features 4 bdrms & 2 bthrms; large master w/ ensuite & walk-in closet, & View of Mnts. 5 zone, radiant in-floor heat & real oak hardwood floors throughout. New boiler, roof, h/w tank & gutters. BONUS - 2 bdrm basement suite w/ separate entry, an ideal mortgage helper (has interior staircase as well). Urban garden and great backyard for summer BBQs. School catchment: Gen Brock Elem & John Oliver Sec. Potential for 2 bed laneway plus 1 covered & 1 un-covered parking

5 Dream Float Homes For Sale in Metro Vancouver

If you have been watching HGTV recently, you've no doubt caught the new show My Floating Home. Float homes are having a bit of a moment, and there is no better place to buy your dream float home that Vancouver! Float homes come with a unique lifestyle, amazing views, and peace and quiet that that you just can't get in the typical detached house. They are also priced WAY LOWER than your typical Vancouver detached house, so they can be a great way for someone with a lower budget to get the feel of a detached house. The only caveat: float homes come with much higher utilities than your average detached house because you are not nessesarily directly connected to electical, sewer, cable, etc. Still, it's absolutly worth a look at these properties, they are just incredible.

As these properties are sold, the online listings may no longer be available. Call me at 604-619-0199 or email me at [email protected] for the most up to date float home new listings.

Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver


Two-bedroom, two-bathroom

1,120 square feet

Cost per square foot: $579

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Live in this North Shore city centre marina in this fully renovated, 1,120-square-foot two-bedroom float home. Enjoy the a gorgeous, state-of-the-art kitchen, oversized solid glass shower with Italian tile and new roof, wiring, fixtures, drywall and paint. This lovely float home has a large south-east-facing deck bathed in sunshine, and spectacular water and city views. Walk to the Seabus in just seven minutes!

Westham Island, Delta


Two-bedrooms, one-bathroom

1,250 square feet

Cost per square foot: $255

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This beautiful 1,250-square-foot, two-bedroom home has stunning views from every room. The lower floor houses two spacious bedrooms and patio access, while upstairs boasts an open-concept, modern kitchen, living room and eating area. The spa-like bathroom has marble tile, a rain shower and soaker tub.

Brighouse, Richmond


Three-bedroom, two-bathroom

1,345 square feet

Cost per square foot: $223

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This charming seaside home is the largest on our list at 1,345 square feet. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom float home even includes a one-bedroom suite downstairs that could be rented as a mortgage helper. The two upper bedrooms are light-filled and have been renovated and there are spacious decks up and down. Close to transit, retail, restaurants and YVR.

Ladner Rural, Delta


Two-bedroom, one-bathroom

1,095 square feet

Cost per square foot: $255

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This unbelievably gorgeous, two-bedroom, 1,095-square-foot float home was custom built by a local Vancouver artist. Decorative French windows, refinished timber floors, stained glass and a wood burning stove are just a few of the features of this very special home. Natural light and breathtaking views abound from the many windows. The home is located right on the Fraser River with unobstructed North Shore mountain views. The well-run marina even offers a communal garden.

Coal Harbour, Vancouver


One-bedroom, one-bathroom 

300 square feet

Cost per square foot: $763

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Live downtown in Vancouver’s posh Coal Harbour neighbourhood. At just 300 square feet, this tiny but sweet float home is both the smallest and the least expensive of the five homes featured (not including the $10K+ annual moorage fees). The open-concept living area has clever design that includes a sleeping loft to maximize space. The location is close to Stanley Park and all the conveniences of downtown living. 




New Listing 317 - 738 E 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

R2080026 - 317 - 738 E 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 317 - 738 E 29th Avenue, Vancouver and currently listed at $489,000.SOLD

Century building by the well-respected Ledingham McAllister at Fraser & 29th. Well appointed 1 bedroom & den. Spacious bedroom comes w/ a defined workspace, good for an office/crib. Located at the heart of the trendy Fraser Street revival is steps from Starbucks, No Frills, School, Community Center, Shoppers Drug Mart & direct transit Downtown. Bright southern exposure, gourmet kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops w/ breakfast bar, walk-in closet & large bathroom, full size front load in-suite laundry, large balcony to enjoy the pleasant outlook & screens on all windows. 1 secured parking & large locker. PETS & RENTALS allowed. 1st showing Thurs, June 16, 5-6pm, open houses Sat/Sun June 18/19th, 2-4pm.

BC Residents Support Vacant Home Tax

Levy on absentee homeowners is a good idea, say 82 per cent of Vancouverites – with more Asian respondents than European in support

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The majority of British Columbians are unhappy with how the provincial government is dealing with housing issues, saying not enough is being done, reports Business in Vancouver.

Eighty three per cent of BC residents and 82 per cent of those in Metro Vancouver say a tax on absentee homeowners — those who buy homes in a city but don’t live in them — is a “good” or “very good” idea, according to the results of an Insights West poll released June 10.

Ethnicity did not play much of a role in how respondents answered; 79 per cent of those of European descent and 83 per cent of those of South Asian descent supported a tax.

To read the full Business in Vancouver story, click here.

To view Insights West's interactive chart breaking down the results of the poll, including by age, income, ethnicity and home ownership status, click here.