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August 2012

You have heard the rumors and they are true...the summer slow down is upon us!  Hey, who wants to be at an open house when it's hot and sunny outside and you could be at the beach, or camping, or vacationing in one of BC's fabulous getaway spots?  I don't blame you!  Let's enjoy this fabulous weather while we have it.  It seems the weather man is making up for last summer's super short season.  That being said, the perfect time to buy is when no one else is, forcing some sellers to drop their price in an effort to entice the masses to view their home.  The market typically picks up again mid-September when kids are back in school, and everyone is settling back into their routines, so if you want to buy this fall, contact me in the next few weeks and we'll put a plan in place to get the process started.  Enjoy the rest of your summer everyone!  See you in September!  

New Listing!

Have you always wanted to build your dream home on a beautiful 18-hole golf course?  Imagine daily golf games right out your back door, afternoon cocktails watching the golfers on the 11th green, dazzling sunsets, and snow capped mountain views!  This 1/3 acre, 14,249 sq ft corner lot, is one of the largest in this community, and is on the 11th green at the Crown Isle Golf Course in Courtenay BC.  Design and build your West Coast/Craftsman style dream home in this prestigious neighbourhood.  Live the life you've always imagined!   View more details here... 

Market Statistics

It's a buyers market downtown and the Westside, and a balanced market on the Eastside.  Prices fell downtown and the Eastside, and increased on the Westside.  Inventory is stabilizing, and sales dropped in all segments except for houses on the Eastside where we saw a small increase.   Read More...

What's happening in Gastown?

The city's oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, is exploding with new talent...restaurants, delis, retail shops, art, design, and more!  The community has a great website showcasing what's new and happening in Gastown.  Judas Goat now has a patio, Boneta has a fabulous patio in the coolest courtyard in the city.  I just bought a Chocolate Chip, Bacon, Cashew Oatmeal cookie at Save-On-Meats and went back instantly for 6 more...and they didn't last long!  You simply cannot beat the diversity and character of Gastown!  If you haven't made the trip to Gastown in a while, come on down...you won't be disappointed!  Gastown.org
 


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Are you a golfer and always dreamed of building a home on the green of a magnificent golf course?  This lot is one of the largest at Crown Isle at 14,249 sq ft.  This prestigious neighbourhood of Crown Isle is in Courtenay, BC and offers the best that laid back golf course living has to offer.  With great restaurants, fitness centre, car museum, and shopping amenities currently under construction, this is easy living.  Check out more details here...

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Residential property sales in Greater Vancouver remained at a 10-year low in July, while the number of properties being listed for sale slowed, with prices remaining relatively stable.  Vancouver West detached prices edged higher over June with lower sales and less listings.  Condos saw prices. sales, and listings fall.  East Vancouver houses saw little change in prices and sales, with a drop in listings.  Condos in East Van saw a drop in all 3 segments, price, inventory, and sales.  For more details, click here...

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