Tuesday, February 12, 2008

North Vancouver Rental Apartment Suites: Townhomes, Single Family Homes and North Shore Condos for Rent

Lower Lonsdale Rental Suites


North Vancouver is known for many things: the beautiful North Shore mountains, parks, recreation, conveniences, spectacular views of the downtown Vancouver skyline and of course a dense community living structure. With the convenience of downtown just minutes away from the Seabus in addition to attractions like Lower Lonsdale, Lonsdale Quay, Lynn Valley, Deep Cove and many other great areas, real estate in Lower Lonsdale and beyond up Central and Upper have skyrocketed in values, keeping many would-be first time homebuyers, couples and small families in the rental market.

North Shore's Time Building in Lower Lonsdale is a popular condo rental high-rise tower that is close to Lonsdale Quay and the Seabus.  The Time Condos transformed the area into a bustling redeveloped area.The Lower Lonsdale apartments for rent and rental condo properties in North Vancouver are also very hard to find these days because of the soaring population, great economy and location. For singles and couples looking for a North Vancouver apartment to rent, there are many one bedroom suites that have a price tage between $750 for an older wood construction condominium apartment building all the way to almost $2000/month for a new concrete high-rise Lower Lonsdale condo rental with spectacular unobstructed views of downtown Vancouver’s skyline. There are als mnay North Shore rental executive condo suites that allow for shorter terms, usually monthly or 6 month contracts) and are often furnished with all utilities included in the rent. You can expect to pay about 25 to 50% more per month for a furnished Lower Lonsdale rental condo home.


North Vancouver's One Park Lane is a boutique condo high-rise concrete tower that provides great luxury rental condominiums in Lower Lonsdale.  One Park Lane is located at West 2nd Street close to everything nearby.If you are a couple or growing family, there are plenty of two bedroom and even three bedroom rental Lonsdale apartments and condominium available from $1000 to about $3000/month. These rental units usually have two bathrooms, in suite laundry, gourmet kitchens and a combination of outdoor living spaces that may include balconies with views of the city, North Shore mountains or city streets, patios and rooftop decks. The Lower Lonsdale apartments for rent in this segment are usually either older low-rise apartment rental complexes or the newer high-rise buildings. For any condominium rental in Lower Lonsdale North Vancouver real estate for rent, there comes a time where the tenant will need to do their own research. North Shore Unique Accommodations is one such place to find both unfurnished and furnished suites and rental condos in Lower Lonsdale and beyond into Greater Vancouver.

Vista Place Living is the largest presales North Shore real estate development. Once completed, there will be many rental apartment condos at Vista Place that will be located just a block from teh new civic library and Lonsdale Avenue.Many times, you will see rental condos in Times Buildings at 1st and Lonsdale just above the Time Market as well as in Sky Tower just behind it on West 2nd street. Sky Tower apartment suites are very high quality and attract many professional singles and couples. The more luxurious boutique residential building at One Park Lane condominiums for rent in North Vancouver also offers amazing one and two bedroom executive suites but do not come onto the market as often. Other impressive rental and resale North Vancouver condos include the Silva Central Lonsdale Condominiums and the resale River Rock Lynn Valley Townhomes.

North Vancouver Townhomes for Rent


Up and coming is an Intracorp real estate development at Ventana North Vancouver condos and for those seeking North Shore rental condo apartments in this tight North Van rental market will need to wait until 2009 for completion.Once you get past the base of Lonsdale, often called the Lower part in North Vancouver where the Pier real estate development is taking shape, you will see a growing number of townhomes or rental townhouses along Lonsdale Avenue in the North Shore that provide affordable housing for small families and retired couples. The townhomes for rent along Lower Lonsdale and upwards can range anywhere from $1,250 to over $3,000 depending on if you are looking for a two or three bedroom town house rental. There are many other duplex rentals available in Lower Lonsdale and the North Shore area along Central Lonsdale that are all close to Lions Gate Hospital, local groceries, shopping, dining and much more.

Sky Tower in North Vancouver's rental condo market is a hot property for those looking for spacious apartments for rent in Lower Lonsdale in addition to having great views and an impeccable location on West 2nd.North Vancouver townhomes for rent are either two level or three level residences usually with two or more bathrooms plus dens and powder rooms. Some townhomes that are renting in Lower Lonsdale also have a basement floor that is finished that can be either a media room or extra bedroom (if it has windows). Most of the condos and townhomes for rent are associated with a building strata and come with amenities such as concierge, swimming pools, recreational exercise gyms and good security and underground gated parking. Times North Vancouver Building townhomes provides rental suites in addition to ground level ones at Sky Tower and the soon to be finished Alina, Vista Place Lonsdale townhouses and Ventana, all slated for completion in 2009. The Central Lonsdale Avondale Homes project provides some opportunities to rent townhomes just two blocks from Lonsdale’s conveniences.

Newly developed by Palladium, the North Vancouver Avondale townhomes and town houses along Lonsdale are now completing and feature great family homes in Central Lonsdale close to Lions Gate Hospital.Avondale Homes represents the newest townhome development in a while around that area. Other rental suites along Lonsdale in North Vancouver includes duplex homes that offer similar features and finishes as rental townhomes in the North Shore.

Single Family Homes for Rent in North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Avenue


Located at the public green space, Mira on the Park in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver is a boutique condo high-rise building with rental suites and apartment homes allowed in addition to 6 luxury Mira townhomes that can also be rented.Much sought after for larger families or retired people, single family homes are attractive because they provide plenty of rooms, space, storage and outdoor yards for kids and pets to play in. North Vancouver has a shortage of single family detached homes, but there is certainly a few homes available along the Central Lonsdale North Shore corridor that can range from $3,000 all the way to $8,000 per month. Having a North Van single family home residences is sometimes a good thing for those families who move around a lot for work, but with affordability becoming an issue, those who think they want a house in Lower Lonsdale or North Vancouver should think about purchasing a home outright rather than renting. Again, for the best in Lower Lonsdale rental suites, please look through listings at Time Building, Sky Tower, Mira on the Park, Ventana, One Park Lane, Vista Place Living and Alina Avondale townhomes for more information.

Blueridge Apartments North Vancouver


Blueridge Apartment rental suites in North Vancouver provide five different residental complexes with spacious and family friendly living spaces.Condominium rental suites in North Vancouver are becoming harder and harder to find as the population has gradually increased to a saturation point of available housing. The Blueridge Garden rental condo suites in North Vancouver represents a great low-rise residential building community with five different complexes set over the Seymour North Shore area. The North Vancouver rental apartments and condos are located in a five acre area that provides great location close to local amenities such as community centres, shopping, dining, schools and the Real Canadian Superstore for all your shopping needs. The Blueridge rental homes consist of either condominiums with two or three bedroom and all the rents include parking, hot water as well as heat as standard. There is also a pool that is open during the warmer months as well as a community coin-operated laundry facility with washers and dryers. The apartment suites at the Blueridge Garden are also managed 24 hours in case there are any problems or questions about your home. The Blueridge Apartments in North Vancouver’s rental apartment market do not allow for any pets of any sort at this time, so in other words, they are not pet friendly. There are inside and corner rental apartments at the North Vancouver Blueridge Apartments in Central Lonsdale area that are between nine hundred and nine fifty square feet with linoleum, carpeting, and hardwood floors throughout the living space. They also include balconies, large master bedrooms and secondary beds as well as walk-in closets I most suites. The North Vancouver rental rates for these Blueridge Garden condominiums include twelve hundred per month for 2 beds and fourteen hundred for 3 bedroom homes. There are on site managers, window coverings, complete kitchens and covered parking included with all rents. The North Van rental suites that are available for this month are always located online at the Blueridge website at http://www.blueridgeapartments.com/month.htm. If you have any questions about the rental homes in North Vancouver, please contact Benny or Maura at 604.924.3628.

Lower Lonsdale North Vancouver – Shining City on the Hill


Written by Susan for 24 Hours newspaper in the Lower Mainland: Located almost exactly in the centre of North Vancouver, Lower Lonsdale is a vibrant, eclectic neighbourhood on a quest for positive transition. Rising sharpy up the slope from Lonsdale Quay towards the mountains, the Lower Lonsdale community boasts spectacular views and plenty of preserved view corridors to enjoy them.

Surprisingly for such an established area, single family housing in Lower Lonsdale North Van has become virtually nonexistent here as Lonsdale clearly embraces the trent toward higher density living. If you can find a detached house in Lower Lonsdale North Vancouver, it will likely be on the east side of Lonsdale and above 3rd Avenue. Expect to fork out a minimum of $600,000 for even a smaller, older bungalow. Newer but still modest houses can be had for $800,000. Townhouses offer slightly better choice although the real estate Lower Lonsdale market is still limited. Well-maintained properties with two or three bedrooms and 1,500 or more square feet start in the $450,000 range but will more typically carry a price tag closer to $550,000. New condo townhome units in hot developments in the Lower Lonsdale real estate market like the Pier are on offer starting at $650,000 for a two level live/work space and escalate quickly with some now nudging $1 million.

The Pinnacle Residences at the Pier in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver presents a great opportunity for real estate investors looking for positive cashflow rental suites in addition to savvy homebuyers who can enjoy the incredible views of downtown VancouverLower Lonsdale condominium living is where it’s at for more residents down here. At press time, almost 200 units were on active listing. Mature, low-rise wood frame buildings offer good value, especially for first time homebuyers, with one bedrooms often available for under $300,000. Add another $50,000 and you can probably find a condo suite in Lower Lonsdale in a newer mid- or high-rise building. But if a brand new Lower Lonsdale condo is in your future, get ready to pay anywhere from “more” to “a whole lot more.” One bedroom assignments in Lower Lonsdale condos in soon-to-be-complete buildings like Envy and Mira on the Park come with a starting price of $400,000 or higher, two bedrooms start at $550,000. At Chesterfield and 13th, two developments – Vista Place North Vancouver and Alina – are vying for attention with a location that’s just steps to the new library/City Hall complex, and prices hedging up to the three quarter million mark. For something less pricey, try the Lower Lonsdale quartet of North Vancouver Sky condo tower, the two Times Condominium residential high-rises or the luxury and boutique One Park Lane in Lower Lonsdale. There are all within 3 to 4 years old and offer some affordable condo suites.

For sheer extravagance, however, the place to check is the Pier North Vancouver. There’s no question this multiphase development real estate in Lower Lonsdale raises the bar – and the bottom line- on condo living. Consider yourself lucky if you can find a two bedroom home here for $700,000. Most zoom past that figure, slowing in the $900,000 range, pausing for a breath, then leaping up to $1.5 million or more for penthouse Lower Lonsdale condo suites at the Pier development with every conceivable amenity and to-die-for views.

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