Monday, October 29, 2007

Exchange Lofts, The Kerry Kerrisdale Townhomes, Maguire Building and State of the Vancouver Real Estate Market

A New Year, A New Price at Exchange Vancouver Condo Living - False Creek Lofts for Sale

What an amazing start to 2010! With the Winter Olympics right around the corner it's time to celebrate with a great opportunity at Exchange Vancouver lofts for sale. Enjoy the lifestyle, create your living space, give in to your creativity, love coming home. You've waited long enough and with fresh new 2010 Vancouver condo pricing and record low interest rates, there's no better time to buy. BUY BEFORE MARCH 21ST AND SAVE UP TO AN ADDITIONAL $15,000 ON SELECT SUITES* Here are just a few examples of the new Vancouver homes for sale you can choose from: Exchange Vancouver Loft 208 is a one bedroom with B3 layout and 507 sqft facing South priced at an incredible $349,900. The Unit 212H at the new Vancouver Exchange lofts fors ale is a one bed A1 plan with 629 square footage facing west and priced at an affordable $419,900. The Unit 210H at Exchange Vancouver lofts for sale is a unique 1 BEDROOM + FLEX unit B1 layout with a spacious 803 sq feet in living space and south facing with a price point at $479,900. Also available at the new Vancouver Exchange Lofts is Unit 315H which is also a one bed plus flex room and is 774 sq ft facing North with the A2 plan and priced at $559,900. Suite 504 at the affordable Vancouver Exchange lofts for sale is the two bedroom E3 floorplan that is eight hundred and seventy square feet facing south and priced at $659,900. Unit 603 at the False Creek Exchange Vancouver lofts for sale is also a two bed with the same floor plan as above with 863 sf and priced to sell at $669,900. The last featured suite 211H at the Southeast False Creek Exchange Vancouver lofts is the D2 plan with an incredibly large 1,429 sq ft floorplan facing SW and is priced at $759,900. More of the new 2010 Vancouver condo pricing is now available through the sales team and online. YES WE'RE OPEN - PARKING AVAILABLE! Visit the new Southeast False Creek Vancouver Exchange Lofts fully furnished and completed display suite. We are located at #113 - 388 West 1st Avenue (at Wylie Street) and open daily 12-5PM, closed Fridays. Free parking is available. For more information about the new Exchange False Creek Vancouver lofts for sale please contact us at 604.879.3200 or online at See you soon! The Exchange Vancouver Condo Sales Team *We are open during the Olympic Games! #113 - 388 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC | t. 604.879.3200 | f. 604.708.6463 | e. *Some conditions apply. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice here at False Creek Vancouver Exchange lofts for sale. Please speak to an Exchange Sales Agent for more information E.&.O.E.

The West Broadway Vancouver Maguire Condo Living

With 27 units sold already, the Vancouver Maguire Condos are a hot commodity. At the Maguire Building Vancouver condos located at 2665 West Broadway, there are only eight two bedroom condominiums remaining. There are three floor plans to choose from between 1183 and 1376 square feet in size. The West Broadway Maguire Vancouver condos feature open kitchens with arched dormer windows, fireplaces, some expansive balconies and in suite laundry. Also, there are two parking stalls per unit and a bike room, storage space and views. This concrete constructed condominium building at the new Vancouver Maguire Condos also features the balance of the 2-5-10 year new home warranty. Remember, there is no GST on these new units and they are priced from $599,900 right now. More info on the Maguire Vancouver Condos is located down this page.

History Repeats Itself at False Creek Vancouver Exchange Lofts for Sale. Built in 1913. Move in This October 2009!

Modern living in a historic brick and beam building here at the Excahgen False Creek Vancouver lofts for sale are now available. A home where a sense of history meets the new North Cambie Village neighbourhood of Vancouver real estate market. Whole Foods, Winners, London Drugs, Canadian Tire and the Skytrain Canada Line Station just steps away. The Exchange Vancouver lofts for sale in North Cambie False Creek real estate market are now here with original brck finishes, wood beams, AEG appliance set, Dada kitchens and exposed concrete floors. Visit the Exchange Vancouver loft fully furnished and completed display suite today for more information at #111 – 388 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver. They are open daily from 12 to 5pm and closed Fridays. The new False Creek Exchange Vancouver lofts for sale are now priced from $385,900. Visit for additional information or call 604.879.3200. Brought to you by Rennie Marketing Systems and built by PCI.


Southeast False Creek Vancouver's Exchange Lofts sales launch has been delsyed by the municipal strike.  However, if you have pre-registered, an Exchange Loft residence can be yours right now!We have great news to share with you! With the end of the Vancouver City Strike, PCI, the developer of Exchange Lofts is now ready to proceed! To thank you for your patience over the past few months, the developer has agreed to release a handful of suites this Fall. Since the official Vancouver Exchange Lofts opening is still scheduled for Spring 2008, this truly is a priority invitation to get in first at this historic and boutique development.

In the coming days, we will share with you more information via e-mail including: the Exchange Loft rendering, draft floor plans, features and finishes, and price ranges. We will also send you more details on how to secure your purchase opportunity as soon as early November! Our spectacular display loft suite, which is located within the Exchange condo building is also nearing completion and will be ready for you to view within the next few weeks.

As a reminder, this is a very early opportunity to be among the first to own at Exchange condominiums in the exciting Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood. All other Exchange sales events will be conducted in early 2008, therefore, please express your interest quickly for the early first release by replying to this e-mail. You can also expect a phone call from us within the next few days to discuss these updates, and answer any questions you may have.

Julia Rowell & Shirley Aun
Exchange Sales Team
Platinum Project Marketing Group, Macdonald Realty Ltd.

Exchange Lofts Preview Event Coming November 8th!

Renderings of the Exchange Lofts exterior as well as the kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are now available for viewing prior to the Exchange Pre-Sales Launch Event.Further to our e-mail last week, we are pleased to share with you the next steps in owning at Exchange!

We have attached a selection of floor plans for your review. Due to the wide variety of floor plans at Exchange, we have attached those that are most representative of many of the other styles at Exchange. Click here to download the Exchange Lofts floorplans in pdf. You’ll discover that the suites are highly functional, ranging from 441 to 1,619 square feet and all have over-height ceilings. You’ll also see that each of the floor plans indicate whether the plan is located within the original heritage building, or if it is located within the new, heritage-inspired concrete-constructed building.

We encourage you to review the Exchange floor plans carefully. Corresponding price ranges will be released later this week by e-mail. Should you need assistance in selecting your suite preferences or are interested in a Exchange Penthouse suite, please contact us directly at 604-879-3200.

Click here to view the Exchange Features & Finishes list. From the exclusive Italian-imported Dada Kitchen Systems to high-performance appliances, Exchange Condo finishes have been carefully crafted by Vancouver’s award-winning interior designer, Alda Pereira.

Please accept our invitation for the first private preview event at the amazing Exchange Condominium Presentation Centre and fully furnished heritage loft suite! At this event, we will be announcing how you can secure your priority appointment to purchase a suite, starting on November 10th.

EVENT DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2007
TIME: 4 pm – 7 pm (*6 pm priority purchase announcement)
VENUE: Exchange Presentation Centre, 1940 Wylie Street, Vancouver
RSVP: Required by acceptance to
Light refreshments will be served

False Creek Exchange Condos Starting Prices Released

We are pleased to share with you the starting prices at Exchange.

In our last e-mail, we provided you with a selection of eight floor plans for Exchange Loft Condos in False Creek Vancouver. These same floor plans have been updated with the starting price on each corresponding suite. CLICK HERE to view the floor plans in pdf with the starting prices*.

Exchange Heritage Building (Units 110, 213, 313) are Type A1 floorplan between 643 - 647 square feet (1 bed open loft) starting from $514,900. and Units 107, 210, 310, 410 are Type B1 floor plan at False Creek Exchange Lofts and are 818 sq ft (1 bed open loft + flex) and they start from $609,900. The new Exchange Building Type C3 1 bedroom open lofts between 579 to 588 sq ft are $414,900 and the Type C4 Exchange floorplans at 441 sq 1 beds are from $334,900. The luxurious 2 bedroom + nook condominiums at Exchange False Creek will be 1619 sq ft in size and will start from $1,314,900 and Type D2 at 1399sq ft from $1,127,900. The Exchange penthouse 2 bedroom plus den floor plan is 870 sq ft and starts from $719,900.

If you have questions regarding other floor plan styles at Exchange Lofts, please contact us immediately at 604-879-3200. Due to the number of phone calls we have received, we encourage you to leave a message and your call will be returned promptly.

As a reminder, we are hosting an exclusive preview event this Thursday at the recently completed False Creek's Exchange Presentation Centre and Display Suite! We will have many sales associates on hand to answer any questions you may have. If you have not already RSVP’ed, please do so before Tuesday at 5pm. We will be providing more information at the event on how to purchase at Exchange Condos, starting as early as Saturday, November 10th, our first limited release!

EVENT DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2007
TIME: 4 pm – 7 pm
VENUE: Exchange Presentation Centre, 1940 Wylie Street, Vancouver
RSVP: Required by acceptance to, Light refreshments will be served

*All prices are not inclusive of GST and are subject to change. The prices reflected herein are for the special first release program.

Julia Rowell & Shirley Aun
Exchange Sales Team, Platinum Project Marketing Group, Macdonald Realty Ltd.

360 Degrees of Living Luxury at the Kerry in Kerrisdale, Vancouver

Complete 360 degree views are available at the Kerrisdale Kerry townhomes in Vancouver.  Luxurious living townhouses and homes are now available for purchase.Introducing a boutique collection of only 12 homes with remarkable 360-degree views. Experience everything a discerning home buyer would expect from opulent living – and many spectacular extras beyond your imagining at the Kerry Kerrisdale townhomes in Vancouver. Spacious living in exclusive full floor home design and the Kerry townhomes also have direct elevator access to your private foyer, classic architecture with warm limestone columned exterior and a formal, welcoming landscape with flowrering water feature. Unique concrete townhomes in Kerrisdale at the Kerry from $1.3 million and full floor Kerry homes in Vancouver from $2.375 million. Now selling by private appointment only. For more information, please call 604.871.1522 or visit Marketed by Re/Max Ken Leong and Developed by DR3 Developments.

Coming Soon – The Maguire Building in Kitsilano

The Maguire Building at 2665 West Broadway includes 36 spacious 1 and 2 bedroom condominiums. Concrete construction and 2-5-10 warranty. Come live at the centre of Kits at The Maguire Building condos. For more information please call Michael Bertrand at 604.263.8800. This is not an offering for sale. Please visit for more information about the Maguire Condominiums in Kitsilano. The Maguire building in Vancouver is now an incredibly valued complete condo development in the heart of Kitsilano witih ongoing viewings. All new lower pricing is now available for the Vancouver Maguire Kits condos and there are only twenty six remaining apartments that are very spacious. They offer one and two bedroom suites and provide the best value in all of Kitsilano.

The Maguire Building Kits Condo Living

ver real estate property to purchase or invest in? Try the Maguire Building in Vancouver’s Kits property market that include a few spectacular renovated suites that are now for sale. Open Tuesday, Thursday and over the weekends from 1-4pm, the Kits Maguire Building renovated condominium residences are a concrete construction of only four years and best yet, there is no GST on your purchase of a Maguire Condo in Kitsilano! With a 2-5-10 year warranty, these newly renovated Maguire Building condo homes in Kits real estate market are new and improved complete with hardwood, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and two parking stalls per unit with ample storage space both in and out of the suites. These spacious Kits condos range anywhere from eight hundred and fifteen to thirteen hundred and seventy five square feet in size. With stunning designer finishes and will a fall grand opening upon us, it’s now time for you to check out the newly renovated Maguire Building Kits condo homes.. They are now over 45% sold out! Ranging from just $547 per square foot, the Kits Maguire Building is luxury Kitsilano Vancouver living at its best with extraordinary value that you won’t get in any other development. The Maguire Building is concrete built and is located at 2665 West Broadway Vancouver BC. For more information, please contact Michael at 604.263.8800

More about the Maguire Building in Kits Real Estate

Coming soon to the Kitsilano property market are the renovated suites at the Maguire Building Vancouver. Not considered a pre-sales condo development, the Maguire Building condominiums are available for purchase and move-in straight away, so there are no waiting times or delays. Located in the center of the Kitsilano real estate market at 2665 W. Broadway, these four year old concrete residences have a European construction and provides spacious one and two bedroom Kits condos from 815 to 1375 sq ft. In all, the Maguire Building in Kits property market offers only thirty six renovated suites and there are sixteen different floor plan layouts available. As mentioned above, a purchase at the Kits Maguire Condos will not have GST. You cannot find this value in Kits real estate anywhere, so with only a handful of units still remaining for sale, do not hesitate to contact Michael for more details about pricing and availability of floorplans.

Vancouver Home Sales rise 10 per cent, new listings level

Housing sales across Greater Vancouver increased 10.2 per cent in September, compared to the same month last year, while listings of homes for sale stayed fairly stable, with a 4.1 per cent increase, reports the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. Total sales last month reached 2776 units, while listings real estate totalled 45,054 residential properties. “There is no single demographic of home buyers. They include first-time buyers, people choosing to take advantage of current home equity to ‘move up’ in the real estate market, as well as people coming into greater Vancouver from other areas. Our data indicates that the majority are purchasing a primary residence,” said REBGV president Brian Naphtali.

“There’s a great deal of choice in the real estate market for a range of consumers today,” explains Naphtali. “While 45 per cent of homes for sale are priced at below $500,000, there are also a significant, 37 per cent, listed in the $500,000 to $1 million range. Of the active listing investory of more than 11,000 residential properties approximately 18 per cent are priced above $1 million.” According to Multiple Listings Service data, sales of apartment condominiums in Vancouver increased by 7.7 per cent to 1,188 sales in September 2007 compared to September 2006. The benchmark price of a condo apartment in Greater Vancouver is $371,718 up 11.1 per cent from one year ago.

Sales of townhomes increased by 27.6 per cent and the benchmark price is $452,944, up 10 per cent from a year ago. Sales of detached homes increased by 6.3 per cent and the benchmark price of hit $737,927 up 11.9 per cent from last year.

23 Homes Open for Builder’s Parade

Fall Parade of New Homes in the Lower Mainland - From the Greater Vancouver Home Builder's Association for 2007.Starting this Saturday October 20, the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association is presenting its sevnth annual Fall Parade of New Homes throughout the Lower Mainland, showcasing the latest in construction technology, building products and services, interior design and more. The parade ends October 28. Thirteen builders will show their best at 23 homesites in 11 Lower Mainland municipalities. Parade hours are Monday to Thursday 1-5pm and Saturday/Sunday noon to 5pm. Admission is free. Included are single-family houses, townhomes, duplexes, and low-and tower condominiums. Watch for the red “We’re on the Parade” signage at each participating builder’s homesite. Corporate sponsors include the Homeowner Protection Office and Shaw Cablesystems. Full details are available at

Exchange: First Sales Start Saturday!
Thank you to all who attended the very first preview of the Exchange Presentation Centre and Display Suite yesterday afternoon. We enjoyed meeting many of you and enjoyed the amazing response for true heritage loft living in Southeast False Creek. At this event we advised on the next steps to own at Exchange.


Sales for Exchange will commence on Saturday, November 10th at 10am. All sales will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Based on the volume of registrants, we anticipate a very large turnout and therefore ask that you arrive early, and dress for the weather. Doors will open at 10am sharp, and parties will be allowed entry as sales people becomes available. We ask you to kindly review and adhere to the following steps to ensure that all interested parties are assisted in a fair and prompt manner.

1. MORTGAGE PRE-APPROVAL (if required)
If you require financing assistance to purchase your new home at Exchange Condo Lofts, we recommend that you contact one of our Residential Mortgage Managers to obtain a mortgage pre-approval before Saturday. TD Canada Trust and VanCity are offering an exclusive rate cap (they will secure your interest rate until completion) and financing incentives to Exchange purchasers.

Jason Chiang
TD Mortgage Manager
Tel: 604-808 -1122

Colin Lawrence /Daniela Murano
Vancity Mortgage Manager
Tel: 604-340-9735 / 604-626-3030

Due to the limited release of suites, we kindly ask that you select a minimum of three preferred Exchange condo floor plans. Although we will do our utmost to accommodate your requests, we will not be able to guarantee suite or style availability. If you have questions regarding other floor plan styles at Exchange, please contact us immediately at 604-879-3200.

The Exchange Sales Team will be available to assist you through every step of the purchase procedure. Once you have arrived and selected an available suite, you will enter into a Contract of Purchase and Sale. An initial deposit in the amount of $10,000 is required at the time of signing your contract, payable to: Macdonald Realty Ltd. In Trust. Certified cheques or bank drafts will only be accepted.

As a courtesy to other Exchange condo Vancouver Registrants, we ask that all purchase considerations be dealt with prior to your appointment date. Please ensure attendance of all relevant parties and decision makers on Saturday, as we would not be able to entertain subject conditions, hold or reserve any units. We will also allow one hour per contract, so please come prepared with your questions, or contact us prior to Saturday to answer as many questions as possible. Due to the anticipated velocity, we have added additional support staff. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we anticipate a line-up. Again, we recommend that you arrive early and dress for the weather. Light refreshments will be served.

Julia Rowell & Shirley Aun
Exchange Sales Team
Platinum Project Marketing Group, Macdonald Realty Ltd.
604-879-3200 /

False Creek Exchange Lofts: Holiday Greeting

Congratulations to all the new homeowners at Exchange Lofts who acted quickly and took advantage of the First Release Event in November. We quickly sold out of our first release of suites, and the Exchange False Creek Presentation Centre is closed until early 2008 when we will be re-opening of our second release.

Should you have any questions, or would like to put your name on a VIP list for our next release, please leave a message at 604-879-3200. Otherwise, we will contact you again in early 2008 regarding priority events next year.

On behalf of the developer, PCI, we wish you a very enjoyable holiday season.

Exchange Southeast False Creek Heritage Lofts

The Art of New World Living - Exchange False Creek Lofts is a rare collection of distinct, exclusive residences styled by renowned interior desginer, Alda Pereira with modern Italian kitchens from Dada.Originally constructed at the turn of the 20th Century, as the very first BC Telephone Company building, Exchange condo lofts will convert this charming, four storey heritage brick building into a city-savvy contemporary loft homes. A new six storey Exchange Southeast False Creek building residential will be built alongside for a total of only 68 loft Vancouver residences allowing home buyers to choose between brand new or heritage. Truly it’s “In with the Old, and In with the New.” Exchange Lofts in Southeast False Creek Vancouver is located at the corner of West First Avenue and Wylie in the heart of Vancouver’s up and coming South East False Creek neighbourhood. The Exchange Lofts presentation centre opens soon, so to receive more information and to be sure you’re on of the first to see for yourself, call 604.879.3200, or you can visit the website at for details about the Southeast False Creek Vancouver Exchange Lofts condo residences.

Sophisticated loft residences coming to Southeast False Creek this February! Upscale finishings include integrated Italian-imported kitchens by Dada, finished concrete floors, appliances by AEG, Blomberg & Frigidaire... worth the short wait!

FLOOR PLANS - By Friday afternoon, we will have all the Vancouver’s Exchange floor plans available for viewing on the web site, We will also have a full list of finishings and features. You’ll discover that the suites are highly functional, ranging from 441 to 1,619 square feet and all have over-height ceilings. You’ll also see that each of the Exchange Lofts floor plans indicate whether the plan is located within the original heritage building, or if it is located within the new, heritage-inspired concrete-constructed building. Your Exchange loft choice: heritage or new! Prices start from $354,900 to $1.6m. For more information on prices, please contact us at 604-879-3200.

Special Invitation to Preview Exchange Historic Modern Loft Residences in Vancouver!
PCI, the real estate developer of Exchange Southeast False Creek Lofts is proud to introduce sophisticated loft living in Vancouver’s False Creek neighbourhood. A boutique sized real estate development consisting of 32 heritage and 36 brand new loft residences. Full restoration of a beautiful 95-year old, 4-storey heritage building, with original brick walls, exposed Douglas Fir wood beams and refurbished windows. Adjoined to a brand new 6-storey, concrete constructed Exchange False Creek building. Located within the emerging and sustainable Southeast False Creek community, close ot the water, downtown Vancouver and Granville Island. Functional, spacious Exchange Vancouver residences ranging from 446-1,619 sq ft with finished concrete floors, and over-height ceilings. Exclusive Italian imported Dada kitchen systems with integrated sinks and backsplash. High-performance appliances by AEG, Blombert and Frigidaire can be found at the False Creek Exchange Loft Residences.

Priority Preview Event for Exchange

As a real estate project registrant, we cordially invite you to a privileged preview opportunity before the Presentation Centre is open to the general public, and well before sales commence on February 23rd. Come visit the Exchange Lofts Presentation Centre and see our fully-furnished display suite, located within the original heritage building! On these preview dates, we will also be advising on early purchase opportunities. Note: if you prefer another date/time other than tehse indicated here, please call for a personal appointment! Priority preview dates: Tuesday, February 12th, Wednesday, February 13th and Thursday February 14th. Times between 3pm to 7pm. Place at the Exchange Lofts Presentation Centre at 1940 Wylie Street (at West 1st Avenue) in Vancouver. RSVP requested for acceptance only to

In view of the limited number of residences at the Southeast False Creek Exchange lofts and residences, highly desireable location and rare heritage residences, and the current over subscription of existing registrants, we anticipate that the 68 residences will be selected and purchased in a short period of time. Please express your interest early. For more information on Exchange Lofts in Southeast False Creek Vancouver, please contact us directly by calling 604.879.3200.

Exchange is Making Headlines! Now Open Daily!

We are pleased to announce that Exchange’s Presentation Centre with a full 'New World' display suite is now open for public viewing. We’re open daily from 12 noon – 5pm (except Friday.) With only 68 Exchange False Creek suites, and a completion date set for Spring 2009, we encourage you to visit us soon! Ask us about special financing opportunities, and why Exchange is the best style and Westside value in the legacy-destined Southeast False Creek waterfront community!

Vancouver Sun
If you missed the Vancouver Sun on Saturday, click here to read up on what Vancouver Sun West Coast Homes writer Kim Pemberton had to say about Exchange.

New Home Buyers Guide
Pick up your current edition of the New Home Buyers Guide on local newsstands where you’ll see Exchange featured on the front cover, as well as a feature profile! You can click here to read the article on-line.

Open House on The Express
Catch The Express on Shaw TV Cable 4 and join local personality Amy Beeman on a tour of the Exchange Presentation Centre and Display Suite on the Canada Home Guide's Open House! Aired several times daily.

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