What's New in Lower Lonsdale?

(January 18, 2018)

Lower Lonsdale is transforming into one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods and a destination for visitors on the North Shore. In the last few months, we have seen a collection of new businesses opening their doors, as well as one of the most important cultural institutions this side of the Burrard Inlet moving into their new abode.    

Lolo for Foodies 

With one of the highest concentrations of coffee... read more.

Real Estate News in the First Days of 2018

(January 10, 2018)

We are on day 10 of 2018, and one thing is for sure: real estate news does not take a break.

The new mortgage regulations came into effect on January 1, 2018. The significant change in mortgage regulations is the establishment of a new minimum qualifying rate (or financial stress test) for borrowers making a down payment of 20 percent or more of the home's value. Previously, the stress test was on... read more.

What to look for in 2018

(December 19, 2017)

My prediction for 2018 is that we will continue seeing upward pressure on condos and townhomes as a result of the financial stress test being implemented for all buyers seeking a mortgage. Specialists have suggested that the change would affect buying power by 20%, which will affect roughly about 25% of buyers in the market. If people can borrow 20% less in 2018 than they could this year, a lot of... read more.

2017: the year in review

(December 08, 2017)

As we approach the holidays and start saying farewell to 2017, I’d like to take the opportunity to review the real estate market on the North Shore. As usual, let me be clear that the market is different in the Greater Vancouver Area from other Canadian cities. The same thing goes to our micro market; you can’t paint the North Shore’s real estate market with the same brush, North Vancouver versus... read more.

The Polygon Gallery: a love letter to the North Shore

(December 01, 2017)

The Polygon Gallery has finally opened its doors! The news is embraced by Lower Lonsdale residents and by those who spend time down by the Quay.  At times, watching its construction process was like watching water boil. It felt very close, but it just wasn’t there yet and months passed before the Gallery was ready to receive its first visitors. 

The good news is that it doesn’t disappoint and it was... read more.