Go Green to Save Green

January 30th, 2012

There are a number of easy ways you can go green – and save some green – when it comes to your home.  For example, when purchasing a house think about the neighborhood where you’ll be living.  Is it a walkable community? Can you get to the grocery store, work, school, recreation and restaurants without getting into your car?  Is it on a bus route? You can also make easy changes to an existing ...

Grants and Rebates for Home Buyers and Owners

January 30th, 2012
If you are looking to buy a home or currently own a home, there are a number of grants and rebates available - everything from the BC New Home Rebate (HST) to the BC Hydro Windows Rebate Program to Livesmart BC.  Want to find out more? Click on the following link for the top 26 grants and rebates available for home buyers and sellers in British Columbia.  Call me with any questions 604-351-52 ...

BC Assessments

January 11th, 2012
Homeowners in British Columbia received their 2012 property assessment notices earlier this month from BC Assessment (BCA).    BCA calculates market value by analyzing sales of comparable homes within the local market, and look at factors that affect value such as size of home, view and location.  Realtors’ assessments are sometimes different than BCA's, because realtors take into account dif ...

January Market Update

January 9th, 2012

Balanced real estate market prevailed through much of 2011

The 2011 Greater Vancouver housing market began with heightened demand in regional hot spots and concluded with greater balance between seller supply and buyer demand.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that total sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in 2011 reached 32,390, a 5.9 per cent in ...

December 2011 Market Update

December 6th, 2011

2011 was another strong, stable year for the housing market in BC as solid domestic demand and positive demographic shifts continued to buoy both prices and sales. The biggest gains were seen in the 5 municipalities of Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, and White Rock. These 5 key markets averaged detached home price gains of roughly 20% in 2011. The remainder of municipalities in ...

Globe and Mail Article

November 28th, 2011
The Globe and Mail recently published an article on Arthur Erickson and homes of architectural significance in West Vancouver.  Please find the link below for those who are interested.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/architecture-features/a-west-vancouver-home-by-the-other-guy/article2249330/

Open House - 6985 Isleview

November 17th, 2011

This is your chance to view a piece of architectural history.  A true Erickson original, this magnificent home was built to make the most of its spectacular oceanside setting.   Nestled into over a half acre of beautiful waterfront, you will enjoy the many unique architectural features of this original home including floor to ceiling windows and wide open spaces.   This house has been maintai ...