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Get Fresh Flowers

Everyone I know enjoys getting flowers and I'm sure the same goes for you. Located in the heart of Vancouver's Westend on Davie Street is Get Fresh Flowers. This warm and chic flower boutique is only a block from the beach of English Bay and brings with it a simple philosophy, that everyone deserves to be surrounded by beautiful flowers every day. Locally owned and operated, Get Fresh Flowers ...

168 Powell Street -SMART

Just Listed at SMART! This Large 1BR is the best Value in all of Gastown! 624SQFT, New Building with Warranty, Parking Included! No GST/HST Call today to setup a showing! www.YoniGabay.Com

William-Sonoma

Rushing our way down the street through the rain and wind gusts, we walking into the store that turns out to be a little piece of heaven on a cold and stormy night of shopping. A friendly greeting at the door and the smell of freshly baked cinnamon waffles is in the air, this seems like my kind of place. Welcome to William-Sonoma a week before Christmas. With staff at every corner and a hot cup of ...

First Tenants on The Move - Olympic Village Affordable Housing

The first tenants of the affordable housing in Vancouver's Olympic Village moved in to their new homes this week, fulfilling the City’s promise to start housing people in need before the end of the year. “This is great news, to have people moving into their new homes in the Village just in time for Christmas,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Many of these people have ...

Downtown Vancouver - New Years Eve Options

Vancouver doesn't do New Years Eve like many other world cities. There isn't a ball drop like Times Square in New York and fireworks aren't permitted to be let off, but Vancouver does have some impressive places to ring in the New Year and sing Auld Lang Syne. Some of Vancouver's top places to be for New Year's Eve: Massive Gala 2011 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (Coal Harbour): 5-star ...

The Lions - Snow Covered Mountains and Condo Towers

It's "First Look" Friday, which means open houses for real estate agents only ("agent's opens"). We get the chance to see properties that have just come on to the market in advance of the public so we can recommend the ideal properties to our clients. View of the North Shore Mountains from the Lions West Tower Considering how beautiful the snow-covered mountains looked on this day, we took ...

Help For Owners of leaky condos

  A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has brought hope for owners of leaky condos. Under their new ruling, people with leaky condos will be entitled to recoup most of the cost of the damages caused by the defective construction (by sub contractors)  from the general contractor's insurance. The original claims, made by leaky condo owners to the insurance companies were ...

West End Real Estate - November Numbers and Holiday Wishes.

As we prepare for the frenzy sure to be generated over the holiday season - gifts (oh what to buy) - travel (there is a snowstorm where ?) crowds (no problem, we will just go early !) the West End area kept a steady pace over the month of November - with record rain and early snow - the market was still active in certain categories.  With 37 total sales showing on the MLS - this puts us at ...

Vancouver City Council Raises Property Tax...

According to the Vancouver Sun: Vancouver city council approved on Tuesday a modest 2.2-per-cent increase in its tax levy, breaking the $1-billion benchmark for its operating budget. That increase will translate into a 4.2-per-cent property tax increase for homeowners and a tiny 0.2-per-cent increase for businesses Read more here.

BC Building Permits Soar - More Market Optimism ??

According to a recent article on News 1130's website, BC building permits are up. As a leading indicator, is this a sign of increased optimism in our real estate market? VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - The number of building permits issued nationwide fell in October from September, but Vancouver posted a big gain. Statistics Canada says the national decline was 6.5 per cent, but the Vancouver area ...