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**CURRENT BC REAL ESTATE UPDATES AND LEGISLATION AMENDMENTS:

(1) NEW HST TRANSITIONAL MEASURES:

http://www.kpmg.com/ca/en/issuesandinsights/articlespublications/tnf/pages/tnfc1207.htm

(2) NEW HST IMPACT ON BC HOME BUILDERS & RENOVATORS:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/02/18/bc-hst-reax.html

(3) JULY 2012 NEW MORTGAGE FEDERAL REGULATIONS:

http://canadamortgagenews.ca/tag/mortgage-rules/

(4) CMHC CHANGES (RENTAL PROPERTIES:

http://www.canadianmortgagetrends.com/canadian_mortgage_trends/countdown-to-the-new-rental-rules.html

(5) GVREB MONTLY STATISTICAL REPORTS, JULY, 2012:

http://www.rebgv.org/monthly-reports?month=July&year=2012

(6) MLS HOME PRICE INDEX, JULY, 2012:

http://www.rebgv.org/home-price-index?region=all&type=all&date=2012-07-01

 (7) 2012 REAL ESTATE BOARD YEAR END VIDEO SUMMARY: JANUARY, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5o9E77QAJE&list=PLBA10C3426F2E151E&index=1

 (8) SUMMARY OF GLOBAL REAL ESTATE PRICING, YEAR END 2012:

http://www.primeresi.com/ups-and-downs-for-global-house-prices-in-2012/8380/

(9) U TUBE VIDEO: MARCH 2013 HOUSING UPDATE: REAL ESTATE BOARD OF GREATER VANCOUVER:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yj5CqVZX6I&list=PLBA10C3426F2E151E&index=1

(10) RESIDENTIAL SALES SUMMARIES, MARCH 31, 2013:

http://www.realtorlink.ca/portal/server.pt/document/3605469/residential_sales_summary%2C_march_2013

(11) NEW GST AND 2% TRANSITION TAX FACT SHEET, APRIL, 2013:

http://www.realtorlink.ca/portal/server.pt/document/3608235/gst_and_2__transition_tax_fact_sheet%2C_april_2013_%283%29

(12) TOP GRANTS AND REBATES FOR PROPERTY BUYERS AND OWNERS:

http://www.realtorlink.ca/portal/server.pt/document/3604793/top_grants_and_rebates_for_property_buyers_and_owners%2C_april_2013

(13) GREATER VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE BOARD YEAR END STATS PACKAGE, DECEMBER, 2013:

http://www.realtorlink.ca/portal/server.pt/document/3838422/201312-rebgv-stats-package-for-media

(14) BC REAL ESTATE BOARD VIDEO, HOUSING MARKET UDATE: DECEMBER, 2013:

http://www.bcrea.bc.ca/news-and-publications/economics/video-podcasts

(15) MORTGAGE RATE FORECAST FOR 2014, DECEMBER, 2013:

http://www.bcrea.bc.ca/docs/economics-forecasts-and-presentations/mortgagerateforecast.pdf

 

 

**MUNICIPALITY UPDATES:

(1) METRO VANCOUVER:http://www.metrovancouver.org/Pages/default.aspx

(2) CITY OF VANCOUVER: http://vancouver.ca/

(3) MUNICIPALITY OF WHISTLER:http://www.whistler.ca/

(4) MUNICIPALITY OF WEST VANCOUVER:http://www.westvancouver.ca/

(5) MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER:http://www.cnv.org/

(6) CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER:http://www.newwestcity.ca/

(7) CITY OF PORT COQUITLAM:http://www.city.port-coquitlam.bc.ca/Home_Page.htm

(8) CITY OF PORT MOODY:http://www.portmoody.ca/

(9) CITY OF RICHMOND: http://www.richmond.ca/home.htm

(10) CITY OF SURREY:http://www.surrey.ca/

(11) CITY OF WHITE ROCK:http://www.whiterockcity.ca/

(12) CITY OF BURNABY:http://www.burnaby.ca/Home.html

(13) CITY OF COQUITLAM:http://www.coquitlam.ca/

(14) CITY OF PORT COQUITLAM:http://www.city.port-coquitlam.bc.ca/Home_Page.htm

(15) BOWEN ISLAND: http://www.bowen-island-bc.com/

(16) DISTRICT OF MAPLERIDGE: http://www.mapleridge.ca/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Listing 2003 - 565 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC

R2268205 - 2003 - 565 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2003 - 565 Smithe Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $1,299,000.

'Vita at Symphony Place' exceptional award winning building in the heart of downtown, enjoy the urban lifestyle. Outstanding '03' plan in private collection at Vita by Solterra. Great efficient split-bedroom plan offers form & function. Gourmet kitchen with stylish & sleek kitchen cabinets, AEG wall oven & gas cooktops, Liebherr fridge & Fisher Paykel dishwasher. Quality finishings with wide plank hardwood floors, roller blinds throughout & BONUS: Additional insuite storage/flex space & a gas fireplace. Prime urban living. Great amenities include fully equipped fitness centre, outdoor hot tub, residents lounge & childrens garden terraced play area. Pet friendly building.

New Listing 1202 - 1351 Continental Street, Vancouver, BC

R2256754 - 1202 - 1351 Continental Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1202 - 1351 Continental Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $799,000.

Introducing The Maddox, a Cressey landmark. This beautifully appointed NW facing bright 1Bdr + Den CORNER unit boasts an efficient & thoughtful floor plan, with floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the cityscape views. It features 1 parking, 1 storage locker, and an outdoor patio space. Premium finishings include: Light color scheme, Italian cabinetry, modern roller blinds, integrated European appliances, granite countertops, A/C, upgraded walk-in shower & hardwood flooring throughout. Building features include: 5/10 remaining building warranty, 24/7 concierge services, fitness/spa room, stunning amenity space, + meeting room & bike storage. Centrally located, enjoy the DT Beach District lifestyle. Rentals and pets are welcome!

New Listing 832 Macintosh Street, Coquitlam, BC

R2223774 - 832 Macintosh Street, Coquitlam, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 832 Macintosh Street, Coquitlam and currently listed at $1,425,000.

Terrific 3 BR family home with easy access to Skytrain & shopping. Newer roof approximately 2010. This home is located on quiet street. The upper level has a large living room w/gas fireplace, formal dining area, a sunny bright kitchen w/eating area, there are 3 good size bedrooms & 1.5 baths. The lower level has a bright 1 bdrm suite all above grade. Bonus: There is an outdoor lift, for access between levels. Enjoy the fenced private & sunny rear yard,or your morning coffee on the sundeck. Shows well. ***First viewings open house Saturday & Sunday, Nov 25th & 26th 2-4pm.***

New Listing 903 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC

R2208093 - 903 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 903 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey and currently listed at $369,900.

Prime surrey centre location. This terrific 2 br & 1 1/2 bath home has a great open floor plan, with an open kitchen. Great location steps to skytrain station (King George) Central Mall, Holland Park, City Hall & S.F.U. campus. This complex has fabulous club amenities & facilities. With concierge, & to maintain a healthy lifestyle there is a yoga room, steam room & a great well equipped gym. The fun & relax areas include a theatre room, or play billiards in the games room, or just have fun bowling with your friends.***SOLD***

New Listing 1804 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC

R2207915 - 1804 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1804 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey and currently listed at $489,900.

Prime Surrey Centre location. Investor alert! Great location near king George skytrain station, central mall, Holland Park & SFU Surrey Campus. Terrific corner unit with city & mountain views. This corner unit has lots of natural light, is a spacious 2 br, 2 bath home. There is a stylish open kitchen w/breakfast bar & bonus work station nook. They have fabulous club amenities + facilities with concierge, a yoga + steam room, a well equipped gym to stay fit or relax in the theatre room or play billiards in the games room. Bonus: Bowling Alley

New Listing 1909 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC

R2206885 - 1909 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1909 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey and currently listed at $459,900.

Prime Surrey Centre location. Terrific 2 Br, 2 Bath located in sunny south east corner. This home has a stylish open kitchen with lots of cupboards. Great location near King George Skytrain station, Central Mall, Holland Park, City Hall, S.F.U Campus. The complex has fabulous club amenities, facilities with concierge, to stay fit a yoga area, steam room & a well equipped gym, or just relax in the theatre room, play billiards in the games room or have some fun in the onsite bowling alley.

New Listing 1903 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC

R2206890 - 1903 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1903 - 13688 100 Avenue, Surrey and currently listed at $379,900.

Prime Surrey Centre location. This terrific 2 BR & 1 1/2 Bath home has a great open floor plan, with an open kitchen. Terrific location steps to King George Skytrain station, Central Mall, Holland Park, City Hall & S.F.U. Campus. The complex has amazing club amenities & facilities with a concierge, & to maintain your healthy lifestyle there is a yoga room, steam room & a great well equipped gym. The fun & relax areas include a theatre room, or play billiards in the games room or just have fun bowling with your friends. SOLD!!

New Listing 610 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam, BC

R2171322 - 610 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 610 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam and currently listed at $1,549,000.

Prime Coquitlam West location. Beautiful 6 br & den family home on a nicely landscaped lot. Two storey & fully finished walk out basement. The main level features gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets & large eating area w/patio doors to large sundeck. There is a gas FP, in the bright living room & family room.The upper level features 4BRS + 2 baths w/large MBR 15x18, the lower level is professionally finished w/2 BRS, rec room, living room & a full bath. Very well cared for home close to skytrain. Bonus: main floor den 13x15 workshop under covered sundeck. All measurements approx. Buyer to verify if important.

New Listing 535 E 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

R2157649 - 535 E 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 535 E 11th Avenue, Vancouver and currently listed at $2,080,000.

Custom-built 1820 sqft front duplex in Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood designed by Georgie Award winning architect. Contemporary luxury home built to absolute highest standards. Stained white Oak Hardwood floors, radiant in-floor heating & LED lighting on all 3 levels. Central systems for A/C, Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV), vacuum & security. Gourmet kitchen w/Cambria Quartz countertops, Maple Cabinetry, High-end Jenn-Air & Bosch appliances,island & gas range. Open-concept living room boast modern gas F/P. MBR ensuite features Grohe full body sprays & rainfall shower head. Potential In-Law suite or ( 5TH Bedroom) has W/D & kit. hookup R/I. Professional Landscaping,irrigation system & paved yard. Quiet street near Soma & proposed future skytrain line. Minutes to downtown & transit.

New Listing 535 E 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

R2148510 - 535 E 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 535 E 11th Avenue, Vancouver and currently listed at $2,150,000.

Custom-built 1820 sqft front duplex in Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood designed by Georgie Award winning architect. Contemporary luxury home built to absolute highest standards. Stained white Oak Hardwood floors, radiant in-floor heating & LED lighting on all 3 levels. Central systems for A/C, Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV), vacuum & security. Gourmet kitchen w/Cambria Quartz countertops, Maple Cabinetry, High-end Jenn-Air & Bosch appliances,island & gas range. Open-concept living room boast modern gas F/P. Master ensuite features Grohe full body sprays & rainfall shower head. Potential In-Law suite has W/D & kit. hookup R/I. Professional Landscaping,irrigation system & paved yard. Quiet street near Soma & proposed future skytrain line. Minutes to Downtown,steps to transit,cafes, & breweries.