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East Side versus West Side

Go East Young Families!   After the American Civil War, athour Horace Greeley wrote his famous words:  "Go west young man and grow up the country."   American Progress by John Gast It was well known that there was much fertile land to farm in the west, and many young families did just that. Well, now that you are in the west of Canada, in the thriving metropolis of Vancouver, ...

VANCOUVER HOUSE- A TOTAL WORK OF ART-

Think of Vancouver House as a giant curtain, at the moment of being pulled back to reveal the world to Vancouver and Vancouver to the world. – Bjarke Ingels, Architect Vancouver House is the perfect manifestation of the philosophy of total design creating the total work of art –gesamtkunstwerk. The idea is to take total design thinking to a whole new scale. Vancouver House belongs ...

Heritage Home Demolition and City Bylaw Proposition

Vancouver Heritage Homes Have Value When looking for a new home, a lot of buyers want just that, a new house. The city of Vancouver, however, is trying to get buyers and builders alike to look twice at the many valuable heritage homes here in the city. Earlier this month, a proposal was put before Vancouver City Council that could see the implementation of a new bylaw that will require minimum ...

The most innovative skyscrapers of the future

eVolo Magazine announced the winners of the 2014 Skyscraper Competition. The 2014 edition marks the ninth anniversary of the competition established in 2006 to recognize outstanding ideas for vertical living through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. eVolo Magazine received 525 projects from 43 countries in all continents. The Jury, formed by ...

The Exhibit for Vancouver House & The Beach District: Gesamtkunstwerk (Total Design)

The good people at Gesamtkunstwerk and Westbank hosted a special event exclusive for our office this morning to discuss the plans for Vancouver House and The Beach District.  This project will completely change the base of the Granville street bridge on the downtown side and Vancouver's skyline forever!  Some call it The Twisty Building but architecturally it actually begins in the shape ...

Zoning: RS-1 Vs RS-5

Both RS-1 and RS-5 are standard single family residential zones. The difference between them lies mainly in the freedom of design and subsequent allowable ratio of floor space to lot size.  RS-1 can only be developed up to 0.6, or 60% of the lot size. There are no strict guidelines as to the  design of a house. RS-5 was created in the late 1990s to protect the characteristic of a ...

Verve: Buy before March 30th & save 2 yrs strata fees!

Here is a terrific limited time offer that I have received and would like to share.  Contact me today to view and take advantage of this offer! VERVE I am so excited to be here to help you achieve your homeownership dreams in Surrey City Centre's best new home community - Verve. Check out my video below for the latest news including move-in dates and your last chance to SAVE 2 years of Strata ...

Top Remodeling Projects with associated returns!

As a Realtor, people always ask me what the top returns are in remodeling projects for the home. Here they are with their associated percentage of return on investment: 1.New Steel front door: 96.6%: Offers greater security as well as better insulation resulting in energy savings. 2.Exterior work: 97%: Biggest bang for your buck. Don't forget the importance of first impressions. 3.Addition ...

Vancouver Developer will build developing-world home for each sold here

Buy a condo in Vancouver’s notorious real estate market and you’ll likely walk away with a lighter wallet and a sinking feeling you might have overspent. But what if you knew you were also providing a home for a family living beside a garbage dump in Cambodia, one of the world’s poorest countries? With its official launch Tuesday, Vancouver-based World Housing hopes ...

The Charleson in Yaletown on Richards Street

The Charleson by Onni is coming to Market this Spring! This is the last lot in Yaletown to build on. The Charleson will have 41 floors and outstanding views. This building will have a triangular tower and podium. The tower will feature mostly 2 bedroom units from 1000sqft- 3500sqft. The views from The Charleson will be amazing. The civic address will be on Richards Street I have VIP attendance to ...
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