Condos: the Hot Commodity

(March 30, 2017)



This year the cherry trees might be taking their time to blossom, but spring is already here and the real estate market is getting ready to get its yearly boost. Headlines in the media proclaim the Vancouver real estate market is finally cooling off and there might be some truth to that. However, sales stats tell a different story, particularly in the North Shore.  

While the detached home sales have... read more.

The Journey of Downsizing

(March 24, 2017)



For several years Sue had entertained the idea of downsizing and finally, a year ago, she finally took the step. We chatted with her about the process of moving from a detached house to a condo and the change in her lifestyle. Here is her story:

Sue was very happy in her detached home where she lived with her two pets. It was a little rancher with a lovely garden. Nonetheless, as time went by, the... read more.

Coach Houses AND Secondary Suites now allowed in the City of North Vancouver

(March 08, 2017)



It’s no secret the region suffers from lack of affordable rental housing. However, the numbers in the North Shore are even lower than in other parts of the Lower Mainland. According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the City of North Vancouver has a 0.3% rental vacancy rate, compared to 0.7% of metro Vancouver. The City of North Vancouver is in a particularly tough position, since it sim... read more.