Blog by Michael Giesbrecht

Make Sure Your Home Stands Tall In A Competitive Market

August 30th, 2014

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Home sellers today must convince buyers that their homes stand for value and quality. 

The time-honoured open house event remains a terrific way to expose your property to many consumers and gain distinction from the competition. While your real estate professional will advertise and manage the event, it is up to you to ensure that your home is seen in the best light possible. Remember, you ...

Vancouver Low's and High's

August 21st, 2014

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The least expensive single family home on the West Side of Vancouver currently available is for a 1,832 square-foot home in Kitsilano for $988,000.  Here are the sale prices for the least expensive homes on the West Side over the last 5 years:
2014 – $877,710 Cambie
2013 –   822,000 Marpole
2012 –   785,000 Marpole
2011 –   618,000 Marpole
2010 –   503,000 Marpole

The most expensive ...

What's Happening With West Vancouver Condos?

August 14th, 2014
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There are currently 120 condominium apartment homes for sale in West Vancouver, ranging in price from $209,800 for a 470 square foot studio home in Ambleside to $8,900,000 for a 3-bedroom, 3,300 square foot waterfront penthouse in Dundarave.

There have been 46 sales in the last 90 days, with the average sale price for a 1-bedroom during that time coming in at $349,843 and the median s ...

The Latest on North Vancouver Condos

August 13th, 2014
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There are currently 481 condominium apartment homes for sale in North Vancouver, ranging in price from $149,800 for a 650 square-foot 1-bedroom co-op home in Central Lonsdale, to $2,500,000 for a 3 bedroom, 1,705 square-foot penthouse, with sweeping harbour views and a 1,000 square foot roof-top terrace in Lower Lonsdale.

There have been 209 sales in the last 90 days, with the average ...

The Latest On North Vancouver Single Family Homes

August 12th, 2014

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There are currently 311 single family homes for sale in North Vancouver, ranging in price from $229,000 for a 4-bedroom 1,300 square foot water-access-only house in Brighton Beach, to $15,488,000 for a 4- bedroom, 7,200 square foot waterfront estate on Beachview Dr.

There have been 312 sales in the last 90 days, with the average sale price during that time coming in at $1,146,672 and the ...

Lower Lonsdale Open House!

August 12th, 2014

We are proud to announce that this Aug 16th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 188 E Esplanade in The Esplanade in the Lower Lonsdale neighborhood, North Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Apartment for sale in beautiful Lower Lonsdale.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Lower Lonsdale Apa ...

What's Happening With West Vancouver Single Family Homes?

August 11th, 2014

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There are currently 524 single family homes for sale in West Vancouver, ranging in price from $348,000 for a 1-bedroom cabin situated on Passage Island to $19,988,000 for an 8-bedroom, 14,000 square foot mansion on a 1 acre estate in Altamont.

There have been 204 sales in the last 90 days, with the average sale price during that time coming in at $2,563,857 and the median sale price bei ...

Child-Proofing Tips For Your Home

August 11th, 2014

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If you have young children, or expect a visit from friends or relatives with little ones in tow, it pays to ensure your home is free of hazards. The last thing you want is an injury that could have easily been prevented.

Here are some basic childproofing tips. 

  • Remove everything that is toxic, hot or sharp, from within reach of a child. (For example, the leaves of some types of ho ...

The Importance Of Reading And Understanding An Offer

August 7th, 2014

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When you make or receive an offer to buy a property, it's important that you read and understand every clause. It is especially important to understand any conditions or any changes that are made to the standard offer.

An offer may contain several types of conditions. The most common are "conditional upon arranging financing" and "conditional upon passing a professional home inspection ...

When Someone Is Upset With You

August 2nd, 2014

Something a little different today...

It may be a co-worker who feels slighted because of something you said at a meeting, a driver you inadvertently cut off on the way to work or a neighbour who's upset because your tree has branched too far into his yard.

It's almost impossible to go through life -- or even a week -- without someone becoming upset with you. It happens.

So ho ...

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