Saturday, January 23, 2010

Downtown Eastside to Introduce New Vancouver Micro Lofts - Small Condos at 18 West Hastings Street - Affordable Vancouver Rental Housing

Vancouver Micro Lofts Coming to Downtown Soon!

Downtown Vancouver Micro Lofts are coming to the eastside at Burns Block 18 West Hastings Street.Small condos also known as downtown Vancouver Micro Lofts will soon be coming to town. Providing new and affordable housing, thirty of these Vancouver micro lofts will be built by the same team that built the Woodwards Gastown high-rise condo and mixed use development. On Monday, the announcement will be made about the creation of 30 micro lofts for downtown Vancouver Eastside by Reliance Properties Ltd. And ITC Construction Group. The redevelopment of the downtown Vancouver Eastside real estate district wil be made at 18 West Hastings. Currently, the historic Burns Block complex is on site and the redevelopment will consist of a redo of the six storey Burns Block in the Vancouver micro lofts or small condos. The micro lofts of Vancouver will consist of 270 sq ft units and will represent the smallest rental units in the entire units. It is compared as being two parking stalls at two hundred and seventy square feet, meaning that these tight spaces will do away with modern doodads and other things not required for daily living. The official launch and announcement of the Vancouver Micro Lofts coming to 18 West Hastings Street will be this coming Monday, January 25th, 2010. With the launch of 30 new affordable rental housing units in the downtown Eastside of Vancouver, the area will gradually redevelop into a liveable and sustainable community says the development team. By cutting out all the non-essentials that usually go into the construction and pricing on new pre-construction condos, these new Vancouver Micro Lofts at 18 West Hastings Street will have minimal features that are not essential for daily living, providing more affordable spaces. The initial designs will be released soon, and according to some analysts, the 270 sqft micro lofts will contain beautiful bathrooms and kitchens as well as built in beds. In addition, these downtown Vancouver micro-lofts will also have over height ceilings. While the project was originally passed by Vancouver City Council back in 2008, no movement has been made as the construction team was busy working on the Woodwards Gastown project.

More about Micro Lofts in Vancouver Eastsid

With much research having been done on the viability and liveability within a micro loft in downtown Vancouver Eastside, many people have compared these compact living spaces to those that have successfully been built and integrated into cities within Asia as well as Europe. In many cases, a lot of people are not willing to give up on the amount of living space they have be cause of comfort and reliability of storage. However, with property prices and rental rates still skyrocketing in downtown Vancouver, these Vancouver micro lofts in the eastside of downtown will provide affordable rental housing for those who require a better price point but can sacrifice space. The vacancy rates are at all time lows and a typical bachelor suite now goes for roughly $950 per square foot. These new Vancouver micro lofts will be slightly smaller, but will provide a more affordable rental rate for those interested. Let’s see how the grand opening announcement of this 18 West Hastings Vancouver micro loft project and its reaction will be on Monday before making judgement calls.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tallest Vancouver Condo High-Rise Towers Coming Soon to Downtown Vancouver Real Estate Market - Landmark Highrise Condominiums Coming Soon!

Tallest Condominium Towers Planned and Passed by City Council

The downtown Vancouver dome skyline policy will allow for taller Vancouver condo highrises to be built even while protruding existing view corridors.Vancouver city council has passed proposals for four new massive downtown Vancouver condo high-rise towers, one of which will surpass the height of the current tallest Vancouver condominium tower, the Shangri-La condominium hotel building. This comes on January 13th, 2010, admist one of the biggest building booms during the past decade and shortly after the global economic problems that plagued the Vancouver real estate market for much of 2009. Having rebounded sharply in the last 6 months of 2009, the Vancouver real estate market has been on the march upwards as homebuyers are trying to buy property before the expected HST that comes into play in July 2010 in addition to a likely increase in mortgage rates later in the year. City Council passed a proposal to build the tallest Vancouver condo tower near Georgia and Seymour Streets. This building site could accommodate the tallest Vancouver condominium tower at two hundred and thirteen metres height (213 metres). The current tallest Vancouver highrise is the Shangri-La Hotel Condo that stands at 201 metres (two hundred and one) and it stretches up sixty one stories. Recently completed in late 2008, the next closet tallest Vancouver condo highrise is that of the Wall Centre in central downtown Vancouver real estate market, which is only 152 metres in height. As of mid-January 2010, Vancouver City Council has passed the proposed buildings at four different sites that will forever change the landscape and skyline of the downtown core, without altering view corridors as much as possible. The January 5th 2010 report from the Vancouver Planning Department states that the higher building policy (for height restrictions to be lifted) is the only way that Vancouver can expand and meet homebuyer and rental demands. The Vancouver Central Business District east of Georgia Street to False Crek in addition to south down to Burrard Street to the foot of the Burrard Street Bridge was mentioned as the possible sites for higher and taller Vancouver condo highrises to be built.

The 4 Tallest Vancouver Condo Highrise Proposals Passed

Massive landmark Vancouver condo towers will grace the skyline as the dome skyline policy.In addition to the tallest 213 metre condo highrise proposed for the Georgia/Seymour Street area of downtown Vancouver real estate market place, the Vancouver City Council also passed plans for three other new condominium tower developments that will be quite tall as well. There is another proposed tall Vancouver condo highrise at Georgia Street and Beatty Street. This second downtown Vancouver condo highrise landmark building will be approximately 152 metres in height, the same as the Wall Centre Vancouver tower. The third highrise proposed by City Council will be at the end of Georgia Street and will most likely get to 130 metres (one hundred and thirty metres in height), which will make it one of the top five tallest Vancouver condo high-rise towers in the city. The last proposed and planned tower building in downtown Vancouver will be a 122 metre high-rise proposed for Burrard Street on the other side of the city. The recent change in planning policy will see certain height restrictions lifted to create more of a ‘dome skyline’ policy. The cascading heights of these towers will allow the current view corridors to remain intact, while also increasing density of the urban core. The downtown Vancouver dome skyline policy takes into effect right away with these planned tallest Vancouver condo highrises, mainly across Georgia Street and Burrard Street. Many other tall skyscrapers may be in the works as well. The Vancouver dome skyline policy is based on creating more space for renters and homeowners to live within the urban core, and with many restrictions required from the developers’ standpoint, Vancouver City Council believes that this is the right course of action.

Green Standards, Liveability and Sustainability Key to the Domed Skyline Vancouver Building Strategy

As with many new building policies, the downtown Vancouver domed skyline strategy will create the possibility of more creative architecture, striking landmark buildings and higher density within the downtown core. However, Vancouver City Council stated very rigorously that the proposed tallest Vancouver highrise condo developments must adhere to very strict Built Green standards in condo building construction in addition to create liveable and sustainable condominium homes that will help protect the environment and retain its value long term. The Vancouver domed skyline building strategy will also require developers to create space for hybrid vehicle power stations in the underground parking, and also apply for LEED or Built Green certification. All of these features will help to create more liveable and sustainable downtown Vancouver condo homes for purchasers and renters for future generations. So Vancouver, you got what you wanted! Four massive downtown Vancouver condo highrise towers will be coming your way in the next couple of years!

Downtown Vancouver Dome Skyline Policy Won’t Block Views of North Shore Mountains

The tallest Vancouver highrise condo towers will be coming soon to Georgia Street after City Council approval.With a long standing policy of protecting ‘view corridors’ Vancouver City Council has repeatedly disapproved downtown Vancouver highrise condo towers that would even remotely block views of the North Shore mountains and water. However, during the past few years, City Council has become more lenient on building heights, with the construction of the Wall Centre and Shangri-La Vancouver. Now, it seems, the city council has adopted the downtown Vancouver dome skyline policy which allows for taller Vancouver condo highrises to be built in the downtown core. Apparently this Vancouver dome skyline policy will still help protect the view corridors of the North Shore mountains and beyond. Indeed, this is a shift in building policy, but in the end, the placement of ‘special buildings’ through the dome skyline policy will help beautify the Vancouver skyline. These taller Vancouver condo highrises will become part of the view and beautiful skyline. The proposed condominium highrise landmark towers within the new Vancouver dome skyline will be between 122 metres and 152 metres and will be built along sites at the foot of Georgia Street and Burrard Street in addition to Georgia/Seymour and Georgia/Beatty, along some of the most dense and built out corridors in the downtown stretch. These tall Vancouver condo highrise proposals will be the first extra tall dome skyline policy projects in the city that will protrude the current view corridors. However, with exceptional architecture, sustainable Built Green construction and the possibility of affordable rental housing, the Vancouver dome skyline policy will likely be passed very soon to give an architecture statement to the city skyline. Without eroding the view corridors all that much, the downtown Vancouver development community and building developers are all for this added density on their sites. Some City Councillors have even proposed that one of these 4 tall Vancouver condo highrises will become an office tower, bringing back more office space to downtown that has been recently converted into residential buildings. Another of the 4 new proposed Vancouver highrise landmarks may become a part office and part residential condo building. In addition to the development of these very tall Vancouver condominium towers, the city expects developers to add to the services and amenities of the community, including affordable rental housing, daycare, parks and heritage preservation and the approval of any new pre-construction Vancouver condo development will have to come with these developer perks. Some City Councillors say that downtown Vancouver real estate market can accommodate another thirty thousand (30,000) residents under the current zoning of the sites. Right now, over 100,000 or one hundred thousand people call downtown Vancouver home. Another City Councillor has proposed mid-rise buildings throughout the city core including the business district, while increasing the height of new Vancouver condo buildings towards downtown East around the Chinatown, Crosstown and Gastown areas. Last year, there were city staff who called for the development of two 91-metre condominium towers in Chinatown next to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese gardens. Some of the areas around downtown Vancouver Chinatown real estate district along Pender Street have already been rezoned to accommodate for higher low-rise and mid-rise condo buildings during the past year.

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City Council Passes Sustainable West End Vancouver Rental Buildings and New Condo Developments – Rezoning of the West End Real Estate Market

Vancouver West End Condo Developments and New Rental Buildings

West End Vancouver rental buildings will increase in number with several rezoning sites in the works.The short term incentives by the government have spurred a new generation of rezoning of the Vancouver West End real estate market place. Back in December 2009, Vancouver City Council approved the redevelopment of the building at 1215 Bidwell Street in West End Vancouver rezoning project, and there are currently three other sites that will possibly apply for rezoning of their land as well. As part of the Vancouver Short Term Incentives for Rental program, the Vancouver West End condo developments will become some of the most anticipated, hated and debated new rental and market buildings in the entire city. Starting with 1215 Bidwell Street, essentlly, many people will lose their rental homes during the process of the rezoning, reconstruction and eventual completion of the site. With many of these rezoned West End Vancouver properties, the end result will include both rental units as well as market units that will be sold to homeowners. Currently, there is much discussion as to what the new rental prices for the rezoned and completed rental units will be once 1215 Bidwell Street Vancouver condos will be completed. Will it be affordable for people to rent there? Or will they be reserved for high-end and prominent people who want to and can pay to live in the West End Vancouver community? Rental housing is more affordable than the purchase of strata titled units according to the Vision Vancouver councillor, Louie. With the Vancouver Short Term Incentives and Rental program in full effect, also known as STIR Program, there are many people who debate whether or not this is good for the city. The STIR Program or the Vancouver Short Term Incentives and Rental program will waive development cost levies and reduce development fees, meaning that part of the construction costs for the developers will be subsidized. Part of this STIR Program is to create more liveable and newer Vancouver West End rental stock. However, many people against the STIR Program and the rezoning of 1215 Bidwell Street Vancouver rental housing believe that the developers are there to make profit, and therefore will create high-end rental units and charge a lot more for rents once completed. Most people believe this will be the case at 1215 Bidwell Street. With the STIR Program in full effect, many West End Vancouver condo residents who rent right now are afraid that affordable housing in this area will likely disappear sooner rather than later because of the Vancouver Short Term Incentives and Rental program, making it even tougher for people who need affordable housing to find anything decent.

Other Rezoning Vancouver West End Condo Developments Coming 2010

The Vancouver STIR Program or Short Term Incentives and Rental program will allow for new West End rental units to be built and rented out in the coming year.The other sites that will likely be rezoned in the Vancouver West End real estate market during 2010 are located at the following site addresses: 1401 Comox Street, 1754 Pendrell Street and 1245 Harwood Street. All of these sites currently have West End Vancouver affordable housing, and will be rezoned to become both rental and market unit condo developments. Most likely like 1215 Bidwell Street rezoning project, the new West End Vancouver rental units will be more expensive then the current ones, but newer (obviously). The 1401 Comox Street Vancouver rezoning application will likely be a twenty two storey (22 stories) all rental condo building with one hundred and ninety three units (193 West End rentals) under the new STIR Program. The Vancouver Short Term Incentives and Rental program will likely see another application from 1754 Pendrell Vancouver with a proposed ninety storey (19 stories) tower in the heart of the city. This will likely be a part rental (10 West End rentals) and part market condo (34 condominiums for sale) proposal. Not much is known about this proposed application from STIR yet. Lastly, 1245 Hardwood Vancouver rezoning project in the West End real estate market will likely come up during mid-year, and therefore, not many details have been released either. The 1215 Bidwell Street Vancouver rezoning project will see a 20 storey building with 98 market condos for sale and the addition of 49 rental units. This rezoning project has already been approved by Vancouver City Council. As you can see, there will be many other West End Vancouver rezoning projects coming up which will transform the landscape of the rental market and available new condos in the area. Either way, much of this is required in a community that has deteriorated and hasn’t seen many new condos or rentals with the exception of renovation projects here and there.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Luxury West Vancouver Home Featured in Twilight New Moon Blockbuster Movie Now For Sale - 118 Stevens Drive, British Properties, West Van

West Vancouver Twilight New Moon Home Being Stalked!

The Twilight New Moon West Vancouver home is a luxury British Properties House for Sale by Jason Soprovich.The spectacular West Vancouver home that was used in the shooting of the highly successful Twilight New Moon movie blockbuster is receiving many unwelcome stalkers at the moment. As soon as word broke out concerning which home was used primarily in the shooting of the Twilight New Moon movie sequel, the West Vancouver home has seen dozens of ‘stalker’s and passer-bys wanting to take pictures of th e house. According to many news sources as well as Jason Soprovich, the West Vancouver real estate agent who has listed this Twilight New Moon home for sale, this atypical listing has garnered lots of attention and press regarding it’s sale, location and beautiful features. As the home used in the vampire flick, Twilight New Moon West Vancouver home for sale, the real estate agent was not prepared at all of the influx of attention that the house has drawn since the launch of New Moon, which has grossed more than $250 million in North America alone, and broke an all time record for best single day launch of over $72 million. On the Jason Soprovich website, there were more than 180k hits on the West Vancouver Twilight New Moon house for sale in the first week after the movie hit the theatres in North America. Within two hours of the movie launch, more than 50k hits were recorded, almost putting down his listing website. According to him, there are many interested parties looking to get a sneek peak at the Twilight New Moon West Vancouver home for sale. However, there are no open houses and the West Van home will only be shown to prospective homebuyers who pass a rigorous screening test. The New Moon West Vancouver Twilight home for sale has five bathrooms, four bedrooms and is currently for sale at a listing price of $3.2 M. The hype has not subsided yet and the listing still gets about 25k to 50k hits per week, even during the slowest time for real estate sales in West Vancouver, during the Christmas break. There are many Twilight New Moon fans who drop by, take a picture and try to get inside the property, but again, without the proper consent, they are out of luck. New Moon Rising – The West Vancouver home shot as the vampire family dwelling in the Twilight Movie sagas has generated a lot of interest since going to the West Vancouver real estate market. This is surely to continue until it is sold. Picture is taken from so please call Jason Soprovich today at 604.817.8812 for more information and to book an appointment.

Luxury West Vancouver Home for Sale by Soprovich

The most talked about listing that Jason Soprovich has on his website is getting more than 50,000 hits per week. Many people may ask why all this attention and traffic? The simple reason is that this luxury West Vancouver home for sale was used as the vampire’s house in the Twilight New Moon blockbuster movie. This spectacular Arthur Erickson Residence has been beautifully remodelled and is now listed at an incredible price of only $3,298,000. Located in the British Properties, the Twilight New Moon West Vancouver luxury home for sale is located at 118 Stevens Drive in West Van and features five beds and four baths. Named the Cullen House, the Twilight New Moon West Vancouver home is one of the late Arthur Erickson’s finest works on the North Shore and was recently renovated in 2001. Over a private half acreage along a beautiful creek within a quiet greenbelt amongst old growth forests, the Brian Hemingway renovation is both simplistic and elegant, but has been transformed into a masterpiece that you cannot miss. If you are looking for a luxury West Vancouver home for sale with the backing of having the Twilight New Moon movie being shot there in many scenes, this property is for you! The post and beam style construction includes twenty foot ceilings in the great room, picture windows that allow ample light into the residence as well as aggregate decks and tonnes of outdoor living and entertainment space. At 118 Stevens Drive, British Properties, West Vancouver Twilight New Moon home for sale also features a private studio overlooking a Koi pond, trails, and high-end flooring that includes wool carpeting, edge grain cherry hardwood floors, slate and concrete. The gourmet kitchen has top of the line appliances, cherry cabinetry and granite. The lot size of this Twilight home for the New Moon movie is approximately 24,000 square feet and the interior floor area is roughly 5117 square feet. There are two wood burning fireplaces. In addition, the new home owners can enjoy a hot tub and sparkling outdoor pool. The layout is open concept. Because of the amount of attention that this West Vancouver New Moon Twilight home has garnered, you must call to book an appointment for viewing.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Vancouver 2010 Concord Place Exhibition Space & Activity Zone Now Leasing - Concord Place Pavilion Sites and Existing Buildings along the water

Vancouver 2010 Concord Place – Winter Olympics Exposition Space

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games will feature Concord Place Exhibition Space and Activity Zone next to GM Place and BC Place Stadium.Located in the heart of all the action, the Vancouver 2010 Concord Place neighbourhood will be a fabulous place for you to showcase your business to the world from January to March 2010 during the Winter Olympic Games. Located along the waterfront of False Creek, Concord Place 2010 is a business district that is close to all that is happening in downtown Vancouver including GM Place (ice hockey and figure skating), BC Place Stadium (opening/closing ceremonies and victory ceremonies) in addition to the SkyTrain station. In addition, it is very close to Russia’s Sochi 2014 House at Science World and the Vancouver 2010 Athlete’s Village in southeast False Creek. The Concord Place Vancouver 2010 business strip will be front and centre during the Olympic Games, allowing you to showcase your business to the world for three months! Brought to you by Concord Pacific, now is the time to book your prime spot at the Vancouver 2010 Concord Place district.

2010 Concord Place Exposition and Activity Zone for the Vancouver Olympic Games

Prime Vancouver 2010 leasing space is made available by Concord Pacific Development Corp for the Winter Games.The Concord Pacific Place neighbourhood was born from the success of Vancouver Expo ’86, which was a very successful international event that put Vancouver on the world map. To commemorate and celebrate the last phase of the neighbourhood, Concord Pacific real estate developers created a community exposition site called Concord Place Vancouver 2010 adjacent to many of the Winter Olympic Games venues. The Concord Place Exposition and Actiivty Zone are within walking distance to some of the most exciting Olympic venues in downtown Vancouver including 2010 Hockey, Ceremony Venues and the Athletes Village in addition to major transportation bus routes and the SkyTrain station linking downtown Vancouver to Richmond venues. In addition, Concord Place 2010 Vancouver Exposition Site is located in the future development area of Concord Pacific Place, which will be home to a master planned community with new condos and townhomes after the Olympic Games. It has played host to many community events over the last twenty years that include such things as the impressive Cirque du Soleil, Dragon Boat Festival and the Molson Indy to name a few international events. The Vancouver 2010 Concord Place Exposition and Activity Zone is also very large, encompassing prime real estate of about three hundred thousand square feet, which is comparable to both the old and new Vancouver convention centre sites put together. The Concord Place Exposition and Activity Centre will see more than eighty thousand people walk through (estimated) during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and includes the current tenants of International Ice Hockey Federation, Concord Pacific, Hockey Canada, Canadian Hockey House and the Government of Saskatchewan with many more announcements to come. There has been a recent frenzy of interest for the Concord Pace Pavilion Sites and Existing Buildings for various organizations and corporations and these exhibition activity sites range from five to twenty five thousand square feet in size. As part of a pedestrian friendly gateway, the Concord Pacific Vancouver 2010 Exhibition and Activity Site will be an amazing place to showcase your business to the world. With limited availability, please call Grant, VP Sales of Concord Pacific Development Inc at 604.889.8800 today for more information about availability, site plan and pricing.

The Site Plan and Availability of Concord Place Pavilion Sites and Buildings

Some current tenants who have signed up for Vancouver Concord Place Exhibition Pavilion Sites include the Government of Saskatchewan, Hockey Canada and others.Site 1 (20,000 sf) is now leased and Site 2 at the Vancouver 2010 Concord Place Exhibition Site is leased to Hockey Canada is is 81,000 sf. Site 10 is leased at 15,700 sf and Sites 8/9 are leased by the Government of Saskatchewan at 20,530 sf. Concord Pacific Development will have their site office along the False Creek waterfront seawall and Site 13 is pending at 11,140 sf currently. The availability Pavilion Sites at the Vancouver 2010 Concord Place neighbourhood will include 3 which is 22,530 sf, Sites 4 and 5 at 14,450 sf, Site 6 at 13,540 sf and Site 7 at 11,270 square feet. The smaller Concord Place Pavilion Sites include 12 at 2,300 sf and Site 11 at 3700 square feet. The leasing information for the Vancouver 2010 Concord Place Exhibition and Activity Zone is online. Here are some of the details: the time frame for leasing pavilion sites at Concord Place Vancouver False Crek is between Octoer 15th, 2009 to March 31st, 2010 and the site area is over 300,000 sq ft. In addition, there are two options for leasing that include existing buildings and new Pavilion Sites and they can be catered and changed to your corporate or organizational needs. Water, power and infrastructure services are available and there will be a flow through pedestrian traffic of about eighty thousand people during the time period. In addition, the Vancouver 2010 Concord Place exhibition space will have spectacular views and a great location along the waterfront of False Creek, and there will be fencing and full security on site. The latest press releases about Concord Place Vancouver are online at and you can also view a photo gallery of the various sites that are now leasing.

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FLASHBACK: Resale Vancouver Siena of Portico Condos Now Selling in the Luxury South Granville Real Estate Market Place

Siena of Portico Vancouver – Perfecting the Art of Urban Living

The Siena of Portico South Granville condos are exceptional condominium residences along the waterfront.A flashback to the sold out Vancouver Siena of Portico condo development in the South Granville real estate district finds that homebuyers and new residents are very happy with not only the location but also the neighbourhood. Phase 1 of the Siena of Portico Vancouver condos for sale included Modena and Carrara, the initial release of homes several years ago. With an excellent South Granville Vancouver real estate locale in addition to exceptional finishes and superb views of the water, mountains and city, the Vancouver Siena Condos at Portico master planned community is close to major transportation routes, the Granville Street Bridge as well as the many eclectic shops and dining hotspots along this main route. The stunning modern architecture of the Modena and Carrara Siena Vancouver condos at Portico living have so far been unmatched by any other new development in the area, and the condominium apartments have certainly appreciated in value a lot since its inception. The Siena of Portico Vancouver real estate community actually is located on the corner of Hemlock Street and 6th Avenue in South Granville and was built by Bosa Properties Development. Modena and Carrara condominium residences made of the Phase 1 of Siena of Portico and provides inspired living spaces that are clean, spacious, uncluttered and beautiful. In addition, residents can enjoy panoramic views of English Bay, the North Shore mountains as well as the city from many angles. A truly urban lifestyle is available in this South Granville Vancouver Siena of Portico community that is both cosmopolitan as well as trendy. The False Creek seawall and water is just within a couple of blocks, and so is Granville Island, The Stanley Theatre, tonnes of shopping and dining and of course the main thoroughfare of Granville and Broadway. These custom designed homes of South Granville Siena of Portico Vancouver condos are brought to the resale real estate market by BOSA Properties who have been around for over forty years.

Some of the Features of these Siena Vancouver Condos at Portico Living

The Portico Sienna Vancouver condo resale homes are absolutely stunning in every way.The gourmet kitchens of the Siena of Portico Vancouver condos provides maple or cherry cabinetry and hardwood flooring in addition to a premium appliance package in white or black with an upgrade to stainless steel that includes a built in microwave and hood fan, multi cycle dishwasher, gas range, auto defrost fridge with glass shelving as well as recessed ceiling lights and under cabinet task lighting. In addition, the resale Vancouver condos at Siena of Portico in South Granville real estate district has seven foot six inch ceilings with full height upper cabinetry, granite counter tops, tiled back splash and also a full sized stackable washer and dryer in every residence. The bathrooms here at Portico Siena Vancouver resale condos includes radiant in floor heating with tiled floors, ceramic tiled tub and shower surround in addition to soaking tubs and separate showers and premium quality fixtures and finishes. The living spaces here at the resale Vancouver Siena of Portico condos features extensive outdoor living spaces with tiled balconies and roof deck pavers, large views windows with vertical blinds that provide the best views of the city, water and mountains in addition to a gas fireplace with either a limestone or slate surround in addition to a wood mantle piece, which was part of the design packages that Vancouver homebuyers could choose from. These South Granville Siena condos for sale also feature wood baseboards, eight foot six inch ceilings in the bedroom, dining and living rooms, three designer colour palettes for condo purchasers in addition to loop cut pile waer dated nylon carpeting, mirrored closet doors, French doors that open into dens and raised panel interior doors. Some of the extra touches that are seen here at the resale South Granville Siena Vancouver condos include the 2-5-10 year warranty (of which only the last one still is valid), sprinkler system and hard wired smoke detectors, keyless entry into your suite and the building, elevators, video entry phone system and secured storage lockers and bike storage. In addition, the Siena of Portico Vancouver condos in South Granville will also have a welcoming entry lobby, recreational area with fully equipped fitness room and billiards table as well as secure underground parking on site.

Spacious Living at the Resale Vancouver Condos at Portico

BOSA Properties built the South Granville Vancouver real estate condo development at Portico Living.The Siena South Granville condominiums are very spacious, and much larger than newer developments. The resale Vancouver condo flor plans range from one bedroom with dens of nine hundred and thirty two square feet all the way to two bed plus den plus family room resale Vancouver penthouse suites around two thousand three hundred and nine square footage. Plan D at the resale Siena condos at Portico South Granville features a 1 bed plus den at 942 sqft, while Plan A is a two bedroom at 1073 sqft with a balcony facing south, Plan C is 1154 sqft, Plan E is between 932 and 1190 square feet, F is 1177 sf, Siena Vancouver floor plan G is 1196 to 1210 square feet while Plan I is 1098 sf. Plan B is the 2bed plus den floorplan at the resale Vancouver condos and is between 1081 to 1163 square footage while the Plan H has an enclosed balcony and is fourteen hundred and twenty five sq feet. The Penthouse units here at the South Granville Siena of Portico condos features four units over the top two floors and are 2307 square footage. In addition, Vancouver resale homebuyers can choose from two different Siena of Portico townhomes floor plans that includes Plan A which is a two bedroom plan at 1484 sq ft over two living floors with 2.5 bathrooms, a private 2 car garage in the lower level as well as a large roof deck on top. The South Granville Siena of Portico Townhome B floorplan is larger at 1686 sqft and features an extra patio on the ground floor and a spacious den (smaller roof deck) on the top floor.

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FLASHBACK: The South Granville Verona of Portico Vancouver Condo Resale - Luxury South Granville Homes for Sale

South Granville Verona of Portico Vancouver Condos

The Verona of Portico South Granville Vancouver real estate development is complete and ready for the resale property market.Engaging spaces, romantic views. Everything your heart could desire and best of all, the Verona of Portico Vancouver resale condos are located in a vibrant South Granville Vancouver real estate neighbourhood. Bosa Development Corporation proudly presents the Verona of Portico contemporary urban romantic residences in the heart of Vancouver’s west side along the most vibrant South Granville neighbourhood full of boutique shops, fine dining, eclectic stores, major transportation routes and of course, False Creek and Granville Island. Phase I of the Portico Vancouver South Granville real estate development consisted of the launches of Modena and Carrara condo residences and townhomes, and were completely sold out very quickly after the launch of the sales and marketing for the project. With a great location, stunning urban West Coast design and architecture and fine finishes, both the Modena and Carrara Portico residences were completed on time and affordably priced. After the Modena and Carrara Phase 1 develompent came Phase II of the South Granville Portico Vancouver Siena development with the continuation of the most amazing location possible. With open air balconies, tall ceilings, clean and functional floor plans, the Verona of Portico Vancouver condos follows in the footsteps of the previous successful launches in this truly urban and master planned community. As Bosa Developments marketing talked about: “Verona of Portico represents an evolution of Portico South Granville’s innovate design for living and lifestyle. The perfect marriage of concept and execution now provides an exciting living opportunity in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Vancouver. With Carrara, Modena and Siena sold out before completion, it’s time for Verona at Portico Vancouver resale condos to rekindle your sense of romance with its airy ceilng heights, generous outdoor entertainment spaces and innovative yet functional floor plan layouts.” The South Granville Verona at Portico community consists of beautiful exterior facades, intelligently designed layouts and fine finishes.

The Verona Vancouver condo floor plans – A Portico Community Signature

High-end finishes, security alarms, underground  parking and convenient location are advantages of the Vancouver Verona Condos at Portico living.Spacious and open concept, the South Granville Vancouver Verona condos have some the largest two bedroom floorplans available anywhere in the city. Not only are they spacious, but they are also comtemporary and functional, which means that you have more room to store, live and grow. Bosa Development certainly thought about the South Granville homebuyer when designing the Portico floor plans and the one bedroom plus den layouts start from an incredible eight hundred and eleven square feet in size. The largest of the residences here at the Vancouver Verona Condos at Portico are the three bedroom plus family room penthouse suites that are about twenty one hundred and eighty one square feet in interior living space, expansive to say the least. Huge walk in closets, fully equipped gourmet kitchens and very large master ensuite bathrooms are signatures of these spacious Verona at Portico condo floor plans that are located in a high rise tower up seventeen floors. The first floor plan located on the 1st to 4th floors is the one bed plus den that is a convertible two bedroom layout and between nine hundred and forty to twelve hundred and twenty sq ft in size, while the two bedroom layouts are between 940 to 1179 sq ft on the same levels. On the fifth to seventeenth floor of the resale Verona at Portico Vancouver condo high-rise are the two bedroom layouts that are between 1095 to 1477 square footage with large roof top decks, enclosed balconies, another separate deck, kitchen pantry and only four residences per floor. This is a BOSA development.

The Interior Features of the Verona at Portico South Granville Residences

South Granville condominiums are now selling at the Portico Verona development.All South Granville homes for sale originally came with the 2, 5, 10 year home warranty and there was a choice between three spectacular colour and finishing packages that included natural, charcoal or dark cherry. The Verona Vancouver condos had extensive outdoor living spaces in patios, decks and balconies (some enclosed), as well as large view windows and gas fireplaces with wood mantle and granite surround. The standard finishes also included French doors into the den, mirrored closet doors in the bedrooms, baseboards (wood) and Stainmaster carpeting in the bedrooms. The ceiling heights in most rooms was 8’ 6” as well. The kitchens at the South Granville Verona condos at Portico features stainless steel appliance set including a garburator, built in microwave, hood fan, dish washer, gas range, glass shelving in fridge/freezer combo as well as full size stacking laundry appliances. There are granite countertops, recessed lighting, 7’6” ceilings for upper cabinet storage space, under cabinet lighting as well as hardwood flooring. The bathrooms have deep soaker tubs and separate shower stalls, high-end fixtures, and radiant floor heating that are cozy and high-end. In addition, the BOSA Verona at Portico Vancouver condos feature safety and security in the entrance lobby enter phone, video, keyless entry, secure underground well lit parking lot, bike storage and visitor parking. In addition, all homes are pre-wired for high-speed internet, cable and phone lines in addition to a modern entry. Also available to South Granville Verona Vancouver resale condo owners includes a recreation space with a large fitness centre, steam room, spa, sauna and pool table.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vancouver Real Estate Forecast 2010 - Prediction about Greater Vancouver House Prices, Home Pricing w/ 12% HST, Interest Rates, Olympics, Fundamentals

Vancouver Real Estate Forecast 2010 – A Prediction About House Prices, Home Values and Housing Sales Volume

What's in store for Vancouver Real Estate in 2010? Here's a forecast on Vancouver home prices and prediction on Vancouver property values.Being an enthusiast about this subject for over a decade, there are some thoughts about a 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast. With sales volume and prices increasing through 2009, many homebuyers are wondering if average selling prices and property values will continue to increase in the latter stages of 2009 into and through 2010. Here is a prediction about the 2010 Vancouver real estate resale market as well as presale condo developments in the area.

7 Major Factors Will Affect 2010 Vancouver Housing Prices

There are many factors that affect Vancouver housing prices, but in late 2009 and into 2010, there are several very unique circumstances that will influence sales volume of all housing types in addition to property values and sales prices throughout the region. It is often hard to predict 2010 Vancouver housing prices simply because a lot can change. Some important factors the affect 2010 Vancouver housing prices now may end up not influencing the resale or presale markets, while other new factors may creep up to affect homebuyers. Here are the seven factors that will likely affect the 2010 Vancouver Housing Prices in no particular order:

1. mortgage rates (financing)
2. BC Harmonized Sales Tax (12% HST on new property)
3. supply and demand in 2010 Vancouver presale real estate market
4. supply and demand in 2010 Vancouver resale real estate market
5. consumer confidence and emotions
6. Vancouver population growth and projections
7. Vancouver economic fundamentals in 2010 and beyond

A Quick Summary of Our 2010 Vancouver Real Estate Forecast Based on These Factors

A 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast based on the above factors will determine where the property market will likely head in the future. As part of our prediction for the 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast, we have put together a quick summary explaining each of the 7 factors and if they will positively of negatively influence the Vancouver real estate forecast 2010. Firstly, mortgage rates have been at all time lows for over a year. The Bank of Canada lending rate has been at 0.25% and they have promised to keep it there until at least the third quarter of 2010 barring upward pressure from inflation. Therefore, after June 2010, it is likely that the BoC lending rate will increase, thereafter the banks will also increase their prime rates, increasing the mortgage variable rates across the board. The fixed rates, which are based on the US bond market, will also likely see a spike too. As inflation starts to creep in, more investors will head towards buying US bonds, and therefore, demand will increase, increasing the borrowing fixed mortgage rates in Canada. With both fixed and variable rates in Vancouver increasing in the future, this will have a negative impact on the 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast, as cashflow and affordability will again become a bigger issue. A big effect on the 2010 Vancouver new real estate market including presales condos and pre-construction homes will be the BC Harmonized Sales Tax. A new 12% BC HST will be applied to any new construction property, which will have a huge influence on the presale 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast. With less demand for presales and pre-constuction Vancouver real estate, developers and builders of new property will feel the hit come 2010 and into 2011, as less Vancouver homebuyers and condo purchasers will pay the extra 12% hit on a new home. Demand for presale Vancouver real estate in 2010 will go down, putting upwards pressure on resales property. What this means is that many homebuyers will opt for resale listings. With more demand, the resale 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast is brighter, and will likely see a bigger price increase as demand grows for these non HST taxable homes. As the global economic crisis is becoming better managed and the end is in sight, consumer confidence in the 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast and predictions is gaining. As many Vancouver homebuyers purchase homes based on emotion, this boost in confidence will also boost the local Vancouver real estate forecast in 2010. As fall and winter 2008 was a brutal year for not only Vancouver real estate sales volume but also housing prices, 2009 will see a huge increase in both areas. As numbers are published in late 2009 and early 2010, we will likely see the above 100% increase sales volume and increase of 1 – 3% per month in Vancouver housing prices until next summer. This will have a positive impact on consumer confidence in the 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast and predictions. In addition, the Greater Vancouver population continues to grow at one of the fastest rates in Canada. This will continue and put pressure on the Vancouver property market as inventory has stalled during the past 2 years due to the global economic crisis. With many new condo projects delayed or cancelled, this has pushed back a lot of housing inventory, thereby reducing the Vancouver real estate inventory during this hot market time. Lastly, the Vancouver economic fundamentals remain strong. With new transportation routes completed, better accessibility and an influx in business and retail, the Vancouver real estate forecast 2010 is likely headed upwards. Notice that we didn’t even mention the 2010 Olympics, which we believe is a non-factor in the 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast.

Conclusion about 2010 Vancouver Home Prices

So a quick conclusion on where the Vancouver home prices are headed in late 2009 into 2010: sales volumes and home prices will see huge jumps compared to last year as 2008 was a bad year. Mortgage rates are likely headed upwards and even spiking by mid-2010. The addition of the 12% BC HST on new homes will adversely affect the presales and new Vancouver home market, causing presales 2010 Vancouver home prices to dip as demand drops. With less homebuyers in the market to purchase new homes, the resales 2010 Vancouver home prices will likely go up a lot, as more homebuyers look for completed homes. The worst of the economic crisis in Canada is over, and with job creation looming and stricter lending practises from the bank, consumer confidence in the Vancouver real estate market place will go up. Based on emotions felt from the headline news proclaiming a global recovery and above 100% gaines in sales volumes and staggering increase in housing prices, the 2010 Vancouver home prices will likely be buffered by homebuyers purchasing based on emotion. With the economic fundamentals stronger than ever and with population growth and migration into the city increasing, 2010 Vancouver home prices will go up as demand will grow. With new housing inventory stalled and increased demand, the re-balancing of the Vancouver real estate market (especially resales homes) will likely tip in the favour of homeowners by mid to late 2010.

The Other Intagibles Affecting The Vancouver House Prices 2010

There are a few other intangible factors that may or may not affect the 2010 Vancouver House Prices beginning with the 2010 Vancouver Whistler Winter Olympics. The hot market in 2009 started back in April and has continued through into October, but none of the price increases or staggering jump in sales volume had to do with the 2010 Olympics. On the contrary, the fundamentals behind the 2009 Vancouve house prices include 2 factors: record low mortgage rates and affordability which go hand in hand. These 2 factors will likely drive the 2010 Vancouver house prices upwards in the first half of the year. Therefore, the 2010 Olympics are a mute point. Most of the amateur investors who had flipped property or renovated homes and flipped them afterwards no longer are in the Vancouver real estate market. The Vancouver house prices 2010 will be much more stable the the boom years between 2005 – 2007. A second intangible factors that will affect 2010 Vancouver house prices are transportation nodes. With the completion of the Canada Line SkyTrain from Richmond to YVR to downtown Vancouver, this creates many new neighbourhoods in which we will see huge growth and demand in real estate. These areas will likely see the best increases in 2010 Vancouver house prices and demand will increase with limited new supply coming onto the market.

The Future of Vancouver Real Estate In a Nutshell

So our prediction for the next year is that the Vancouver real estate forecast for 2010 continues to be bright buoyed by low interest rates and the outlook of the dreaded HST on new homes. So the combination of the two factors will likely increase Vancouver property prices in 2010 (even if the interest rates remain low, as there are always forecastings saying a mortgage rate spike is in order in 2010 through 2010) and the HST which have negatively impact the new presale Vancouver housing market. Therefore, the presale Vancouver home prices will stabilize and possibly decrease as a result of the 12% HST added on to the purchase price, which will make resale Vancouver real estate more attractive, and therefore bumping and increasing the price of the resale Vancouver home prices 2010. With that in mind, overall, the Vancouver 2010 real estate forecast is good, as property values, home prices and housing prices should increase. Housing inventory for 2010 will remain steady as many projects will again start, but will not be completed until 2011 or beyond. The 2010 Vancouver real estate forecast will see Vancouver home prices increase through the first half of 2010, and then become more steady from the presale housing market value standpoint through the latter half of 2010. For the resale Vancouver home prices in 2010, they will increase throughout the year due to pent up demand as well as the forecast of increased interest rates.

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2009 GVHBA Open House - Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association Presents the 2009 Showcase of New Homes with 57 Open Houses across Lower Mainland

GVHBA Open House – Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Presents the Fall 2009 Open House – A Showcase of New Homes!

Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association presents the Fall 2009 Open House for New Vancouver Homes at 57 different project sites.Come and tour the latest new home developments and Greater Vancouver real estate projects brought to you by the GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House. The Greater Vancovuer Home Builders’ Association has put together an incredible line up of new Vancouver homes for sale from some of the best builders in the Lower Mainland property market for the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House. Come and check out the latest hot trends in home design, decorator ideas and house ‘bling’… prepare to be inspired by this year’s Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Fall 2009 Open House Event. Watch for the full colour GVHBA Open House Fall 2009 brochre – A Showcase of New Homes magazine delivered in your Black Press community newspaper this week and/or check out the Fall 2009 Open House GVHBA New Homes Showcase on the website at for “open house” locations and previews. Starting Saturday, September 26th, 2009, the GVHBA 2009 Fall Open House presents condos and new homes by Greater Vancouver developers and builders including: Wallmark Homes, Vesta Properties, Sonoma Homes, Portrait Homes, Polygon Realty, Morningstar Homes and Intracorp. In addition, other Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Fall 2009 Open House developer showcased by the GVHBA include Foxridge Homes, Domani Homes, Cressey Development Corp, Clay Construction, Boffo Developments, Ambros Developments and Adera Development Corp. Visit the 57 (fifty seven!) different GVHBA Open Houses in the Fall 2009 showcase of new homes starting Saturday September 26th to Sunday, October 4th.

More details coming this weekend!

Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Coquitlam Open Houses 2009

Ledgeview Coquitlam Lowrise Condos for Sale
A new lowrise condominium development is taking shape at 3132 Dayanee Springs Boulevard in the Coquitlam real estate market place. Showcased at the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Fall 2009 Open House, the Coquitlam Ledgeview condos are brought to the market by Polygon Ledgeview Homes Ltd. and Polygon Dayanee Springs Development Ltd. These lowrise Coquitlam condos for sale feature two and three bedroom floorplans with two bathrooms. The Ledgeview condos at the GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House showcase of new Vancouver homes are actually part of the master planned Polygon Dayanee Springs Coquitlam real estate community and is close to many cultural activities, recreational options, shopping, dining and award winning top rated schools for your children. Another great incentive for checking out the 2009 Fall Open House by GVHBA is the exclusive membership to the Dayanee Springs Timbers Club, a seventy five hundred square foot resident only amenity clubhouse. Best of all, these new Coquitlam Ledgeview condos for sale are priced from less than $300,000 and there are currently two display suites for prospective buyers. Visit for more information.

The Birchwood Estates Single Family Coquitlam Homes for Sale
Brought to the Coquitlam real estate market by Wallmark Homes, the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association showcase Fall 2009 Open House features these large three to five bedroom and 3-6 bathroom single family detached Coquitlam homes for sale at the master planned and very beautiful Birchwood Estates by Wallmark Homes located at 3372 Scotch Pine Avenue, Coquitlam BC. Here, Coquitlam homebuyers will find custom homes that are located at the peak of the Foothills community where there are only thirty seven one of a kind Coquitlam single family detached homesf or sale on large estate lots that range from eight to thirty four thousand square feet in size. Impressively large, luxurious and spacious homes are still available at the Birchwood Estates Coquitlam homes for sale that are priced from $914,900 and there are two display homes now available for viewing during the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House event. Check out for more details.

Burke Mountain Heights Coquitlam Homes for Sale
Built by award winning Foxridge Homes, these single family detached homes for sale at Coquitlam Burke Mountain Heights are located at 3396 Don Moore Drive, Coquitlam BC. Featuring home plans that have three to four bedrooms and 2.5 baths, the special features here at the new Coquitlam Burke Mountain Heights homes for sale as featured in the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House and Showcase of new Vancouver Homes 2009 features large open concept floor plans that range from twenty one hundred and twenty three hundred square feet in size plus unfinished basements. The views are amazing and there are lots of choices for the homebuyers when it comes to both interior and exterior palettes. The pricing for these new Burke Mountain Heights Coquitlam homes for sale start from the mid six hundred thousand range and there are currently two show homes available for viewing during the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Open House Fall 2009. Visit

GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House in Anmore Real Estate Market

Crystal Creek Anmore Single Family Homes for Sale
Brought to the Anmore real estate market place by Sonoma Homes, the Crystal Creek Anmore single family detached homes for sale are located at 312 Forestview Lane, Anmore BC and is the only entry into this years’ GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House from this district. The Anmore homes for sale features four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and some of the special features include very large fllor plans that are up to four thousand nine hundred and fifty square feet in size. These very luxurious custom executive homes for sale at the Crystal Creek Anmore real estate development have high end finishing and there is lots to choose from when it comes to building your own home on spacious one third acre lots and homesites still available. The new Crystal Creek Anmore single family homes are priced from $1,288,000 and there is one show home available for viewing during the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Showcase of New Vancouver Homes. Visit for more information.

Richmond, Burnaby and New Westminster Showcase of New Homes by GVHBA 2009 Fall Open House

Meridian Gate Richmond Lowrise Condos for Sale
The low rise Richmond condos for sale at Meridian Gate are featuring the last of the two bedroom and two bathroom floor plans during the GVHBA 2009 Fall Open House brought to the Richmond BC real estate market place by Polygon Meridian Gate Homes Ltd. The lowrise Richmond condominiums are part of the Alexandra Gardens neighbourhood located at 9288 Odlin Road, Richmond BC and you will be seconds away from the top rated restaurants, shopping, schools, transportation routes, community amenities and much more. The Meridian Club at the Meridian Gate Richmond lowrise condos for sale features over seven thousand square feet of five star resort amenities and the GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House features these condominiums priced from only $339,000. There are three display suites open and visit for additional details.

Burnaby GREEN Apartments Featured at GVHBA 2009 Fall Open House
Adera Development Corp features the new GREEN Burnaby apartment homes located at 105 - 7488 Byrnepark Walk, Burnaby BC, featuring one to three bedroom suites (although one bedroom floor plans are now sold out) as well as 1-2 bathrooms in this low rise built green environmentally friendly neighbourhood. Nestled between both the forest and park space, GREEN Burnaby apartments for sale are located in a well established community already that is close to the SkyTrain station, tonnes of shopping and dining options and are affordably priced from just $284,900 and completing soon. There are two show homes for the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House and you can visit for more info.

Via New Westminster Real Estate Development Showcase
Built by Boffo Developments Ltd., the new New Westminster Via condominiums include low rise condos with two to three bedroom layouts and 2 bathrooms. Located at 1032 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster BC, the GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House features one display suite and plenty of spacious floor plans for New Westminster homebuyers to choose from include ones between 1144 and 1240 square feet in size. Amenity rich and great features (includes nine foot ceilings, while the top floor New West penthouse Via suites have ten foot ceilings with vaulted ceilings up to thirteen feet), in addition to large outdoor living spaces up to 667 square feet and premium appointments. The Via New West condos start from the mid three hundred thousand range and you can visit for all the details.

Maple Ridge Real Estate Developments Showcased at the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House

Stoneleigh at Silver Ridge Maple Ridge Homes for Sale
The only Maple Ridge real estate development entry into this year’s 2009 Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Fall Open House is at the Portrait Homes Stoneleight at Silver Ridge single family home community. Located at 13610 - 229A Street, Maple Ridge BC, these Silver Ridge Stoneleigh homes are three plus bedrooms and 2.5 bathroom floor plans that have great room designs, vaulted ceilings with skybridges and very spacious master ensuite bathrooms. Award winning Portrait Homes also features the Garibaldi floorplan design that has awesome finishes and spectacular views. The Stoneleigh at Silver Ridge single family Maple Ridge homes for sale at this years 2009 Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Fall Open House start from a great pricepoint of only the mid $500k range and there is one home available for viewings. Visit for more details.

GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House in Langley and Fort Langley Real Estate Market

Bedford Langing Fort Langley Homes by ParkLane
There three and four bedroom single family Fort Langley homes for sale at Bedford Landing waterfront community features 3-4 bathrooms and perfect family sized houses and floor plans in the heart of the city. These great room designs and contemporary homes have open plan kitchens and even private yards and the Fort Langley Bedford Landing homes are located at 23015 Billy Brown Road, Fort Langley BC. The GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House features this development that is close to lots of parks, golf courses and the river and are priced affordably from $594,900. There are three show homes available for the GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House and you can visit for more details.

Milner Heights GREEN Street Langley Real Estate Community
A master planned GREEN Street Langley community at Milner Heights by Vesta Properties Ltd. is now featured at the GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House in Langley. With a wide variety of housing types to choose from (they offer four plex manor homes, fee simple rowhomes and single family Langley Milner Heights homes for sale), the floor plans are also varied between two to four bedrooms with 2-4 baths. Built GREEN along a Langley GREEN Street, the award winning Milner Heights community is located at 20843 - 69B Avenue, Langley BC which is next to a protected environmental reserve with a greenway and lots of pathways. Spacious floor plans and fully landscaped yards are other features of the Langley Milner Heights real estate development featured at the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Fall 2009 Open House and the condos start from $489,000 with five show homes now available. Check out for more details.

High Point Equestrian Estates Langley Custom Homes
A Cressey real estate development, the Langley High Point Equestrian Estates is a unique opportunity for homebuyers to build their dream custom home on an estate lot. Purchase a spectacular Cressey built Langley home at the High Point Equestrian Estates and you can live in a community of rolling hills and tonnes of space for you and your family to grow. Generational country style living comes to the city of South Langley here at the High Point Equestrian Estates featured at this years’ 2009 GVHBA Open House and showcase of new homes. The estate lots are priced from just below $500k and there is one display home open. They are located at 20048 - 2 Avenue, Langley BC and be sure to visit for more details.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SURREY Showcase of New Homes at the Fall 2009 Open House brough to you by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA)

The 2009 Greater Vancouver Home Buildres’ Association Surrey Open Houses – A Showcase of New Surrey Homes

The Fall 2009 Open House by GVHBA - Surrey showcase of new homes and real estate developers.Continued from the previous article on other Greater Vancouver home developments, the GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House also showcases spectacular new Surrey homes and condo real estate developments throughout this growing city. Please find below the showcased Surrey projects here at the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House between Saturday September 26th to Sunday, October 4th, 2009. In addition, we have included several Cloverdale real estate developments in this GVHBA showcase of new homes as well.

Springfield Village Fleetwood Surrey GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House
A new Fleetwood Surrey townhome development will feat featured at the 2009 Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Open House and Showcase of New Homes by Ambros CSM Link III Developments Ltd. and located at a prime central Fleetwood Surrey location at 8676 - 158 Street, Surrey BC. These three and four bedroom townhomes for sale with 3-4 bathrooms features a boutique development ofonly seventy nine homes for sale with high end finishes (granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, maple cabinetry). In addition, these Fleetwood Springfield Village GVHBA Fall 2009 Surrey Open House showcase has nine foot ceilings, flex/den rooms and bathrooms on the ground floor for added convenience. There are fenced backyards at these Surrey Fleetwood Springfield Village townhomes for sale up to fifty feet long and they are ready to move in and completed. The pricing starts from three hundred and thirty nine thousand nine hundred dollars with three showhomes available for viewing durint the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House. Visit for more info.

The Lotus Surrey Fleetwood Townhomes for Sale
Another Surrey townhouse development featured in the Fleetwood real estate neighbourhood during the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Fall 2009 Open House belongs to the Lotus Surrey townhomes for sale by Domani Homes Inc. Located at 69, 16355 - 82 Avenue, Surrey BC, these three bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom floor plans are very spacious and close to all services and amenities. The boutique Surrey real estate development consists of only seventy one townhomes for sale and Phase 2 and 3 are now selling. These Fleetwood Surrey Lotus townhomes have ground floor flex rooms/bedrooms and they are also priced from $339,900. The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Open House in Fall 2009 will feature one show home at Lotus Fleetwood and you can visit for more details.

Augusta Surrey Townhomes – Duplex Style
Three bedroom and four bathroom Surrey Augusta Townhomes are now selling at 18199 - 70 Avenue, Surrey BC and brought to the 2009 Fall Open House by GVHBA by Vesta Properties Ltd. These large duplex style Surrey townhomes for sale have flex rooms and dens, in addition to double garages and two car driveways. In addition, there are fully fenced backyards, which are perfect for children and pets. These new Augusta Surrey townhomes for sale feature stainless steel and granite finishes and are located in a pedestrian friendly community. The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Fall 2009 Open House is proud to present the Augusta Surrey townhouses that are priced from $399,900 with two display homes available. Visit their web site at today.

Southport Single Family Surrey Houses for Sale
The luxury Surrey Southport homes are located in the waterfront community at Crescent Beach near White Rock. With expansive floor to ceiling windows and with large great rooms, the Southport single family Surrey homes are located at 3677 - 143 Street, Surrey BC and is a new showcase at the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House by ParkLane Homes. The luxury Surrey homes feature 3-4 bedrooms with three bathrooms. Other impressive finishes in these homes include large fully landscaped private yards, granite and harwood flooring. In addition, you will be situated just next to the idyllic Nico Wynd golf course and the price point starts from just less than $800k. Please visit for more information.

Glenmore at Morgan Heights South Surrey Townhomes
Intracorp Developers showcases the Glenmore at Morgan Heights townhouses at the 2009 Fall GVHBA Open House and it is located at 2450 - 161A Street, Surrey BC. With four showhomes now open, the South Surrey Glenmore Morgan Heights townhomes for sale feature 2-3 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms and residents will have access to the Morgan Heights Club where you will find five star amenities that include such things as a lounge, outdoor swimming pool, yoga studio, indoor floor hockey rink and much more. Craftsman style architecture is seen throughout and the interiors are both elegant as well as modern. The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Open House for Fall 2009 presents the Glenmore South Surrey townhomes from the low $300k and you can visit for more details.

Cathedral Grove Townhomes in Surrey Real Estate Market
Brought to the GVHBA Open House by Polygon Cathedral Grove Townhomes Ltd., the Cathedral Grove Morgan Heights townhomes are priced from the low $400k with three showhomes available for viewing during the showcase event at 2738 - 158 Street, Surrey BC. These three and four bedroom townhomes with 4 bathrooms will have arts and crafts architectural features and are located in the up and coming South Surrey Morgan Heights neighbourhood. Natural wooded setting in addition to a private clubhouse with spa area and swimming pool are other added features of this Surrey community. Visit for more details.

Salus Townhomes in Surrey Open House Showcase
Adera Development Corp presents the perfect balance between health and home at the new spa inspired Salus Surrey townhomes in this well established neighbourhood along the border with Delta. With 3 and 4 bedroom townhouse plans and with 1.5 to 2.5 bathrooms, these new Surrey townhomes for sale are priced from the low $300k range with four show homes to view at 1, 6671 - 121 Street, Surrey BC. For more details, visit

Summerfield Single Family Homes in Surrey Real Estate Market
Located at 109 - 172A Street, Surrey BC, the Summerfield Surrey homes are brought to the 2009 Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Fall 2009 Open House by Cressey Development Group. The single family detached homes feature three bedrooms and 2.5 baths with BuiltGREEN certification. Best of all, the pricing fro these new Surrey Summerfield homes starts from an incredible four hundred and ninety thousand dollar price range and for this years’ Fall showcase of new homes by GVHBA, there are two new showhomes as well. Visit their website at today.

Vista's West Cloverdale and The Estates at Vista's West Surrey Homes for Sale
Two offerings in this community include thirty four finely crafted, luxury, single family Surrey homes on large estate lots that offer a great family custom home at the Estates at Vista’s West real estate development and featured at this years’ Greater Vancouver Home Builers’ Association showcase of new homes. Featuring large oversized windows and free flowing open concept floor plans for homebuyers to choose from, the Surrey Estates at Vista’s West are flexible, spacious, exquisite and well appointed. Choose from a wide variety of custom finishes from Foxridge Homes as well. The GVHBA Open House showhome is located at 6093 164 St Surrey, BC. The other offering by Foxridge Homes includes the homes at Vista’s West Surrey real estate development that are both functional and affordable. Part of a charming community close to Cloverdale and on the border of Surrey, these cul-de-sac homes for sale at Vista’s West Cloverdale are now ready to purchase.

Morgan Heights Single Family Homes and Surrey Custom Homes for Sale
The single family homes at Surrey’s Morgan Heights feature detachd houses with four bedrooms and five bathrooms located at 2755 - 162 Street, Surrey BC. Brought to the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House by Clay Construction Inc., the new Morgan Heights Surrey homes for sale have two high end custom specification for new hosues built in the prestigious area of this community. With master bedrooms on the main ground floor and with luxurious master ensuite bathrooms, structured wiring connected homes fro sale and custom building availabililties, the Morgan Heights Open House at the GVHBA Showcase of Vancouver Homes features two display homes and a price point starting from $819k. Visit for more details. At the same time, Morgan Heights Custom Homes in Surrey real estate market are also brought to you by Wallmark Homes. These single family homes have three to five bedrooms or 3-6 bathrooms depending on your customization and which home plan you choose. There are twenty custom designed homes in this South Surrey GVHBA Fall 2009 Open House in the Morgan Heights neighbourhood at 2589 - 164 Street, Surrey BC and you can enjoy building a custom home with one of the top builders in the lower mainland. The price points starts from an incredible $725k and you can visit for all the information.

Saddle Creek at Pronvinceton Single Family Cloverdale Homes
Located on the border of Surrey and Cloverdale real estate districts, the Saddle Creek at Provinceton single family detached homes are located at 7027 - 178 Street, Surrey BC and brought to the Fall 2009 GVHBA Open House by Morningstar Homes Inc., award winning developer. These three and four bedroom single family Cloverdale Surrey homes for sale feature 2.5 bathrooms and they take the architectural features from the rich history of Cloverdale itself. Providing the most amazing sunset views as well as green spaces and in ground or walk out basements, these Cloverdale Saddle Creek at Provinceton Surrey homes for sale are definitely value priced starting from $549,900. Incredibly, there are five showhomes available for viewing during the showcase of new homes at the 2009 GVHBA Fall Open House. Visit for more details.

West on the Village Walk Cloverdale Condos Now Selling
The 2009 Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association presents Wallmark Homes West on the Village Walk lorise condos situated at 17712 - 57A Avenue, Surrey BC. These 1 and 2 bedroom Surrey condominiums feature 1-2 bathrooms and are part of a fully completed neighbourhood that is ready for occupancy already. The sixty high end condos which are located in the Cloverdale real estate district are the second 2009 GVHBA Fall Open House in the district and feature fine craftsmanship, great detail and value. The West on the Village Walk Cloverdale lowrise condos for sale start from just $197,900 with one display condo open for viewing. Visit for more details.

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