Location, Location, Location! Just a half block from Commercial Street and McSpadden Park sits a cute character home waiting for a little renovation. This home A+. This price is perfect for first time home buyers or home renovators. All measurements are approximate.Open house on Sat May 4 from 2pm to 4pm.
KING EDWARD VILLAGE - TOP FLOOR, 1 BEDROOM & DEN IN CONCRETE BUILDING WITH HIGH CEILINGS FACING EAST WITH MORNING SUN, IN CENTRAL LOCATION WITH SUPERMARKET, LIBRARY, BANK AND TRANSIT STOP CONVENIENTLY SITUATED AT STREET LEVEL. GOOD FLOOR PLAN, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES AND GRANITE COUNTER TOPS. WELL MANAGED WITH BALANCE OF NEW HOME WARRANTY IN PLACE. PARKS, SCHOOLS, AND EASY ACCESS TO ALL PARTS OF CITY. PARKING #209 & STORAGE LOCKER P3-41. OPEN HOUSE PLEASE ALLOW 24 HRS NOTICE FOR SHOWINGS. THIS BUILDING HAS NO RETRICTIONS PETS AND RENTALS ARE ALLOWED OPEN HOUSE MARCH 2 130PM TO 330PM
This beautiful townhouse features 9' ft ceilings, both bedrooms are spacious engineered hand wood floors, radiant heat, in suite laundry, large closet in bathroom. Close to shops, schools, restaurants and VGH and City Hall. This building has been rain screened. Come view this unit, perfect for first time buyer.
Location, location, location. Completely renovated 1 bedroom and 1 bath on the Northside of the building. Absolutely stunings kitchen, cabinets, stainless appliances countertops, hardwood laminate floors, bathroom vanity, counter and tile. Really efficient floor plan with good storage and the bedroom easily accommodates a king sized bed. The balcony faces North with wonderful mountain views. Bus stop in front of building. School next door and Main (trendy) down the street. Best deal in Mount Pleasant.
Tapestry by Concert Properties. Built by BOSA. Faboulous, quiet, luxurious 2 Bedroom 2 Bath. Featuring hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and strainless steel appliances, large patio with a flex or office room. Still under warranty. Location is second to none, city square, mall, skytrain and hospital all in walking distance and minutes from downtown.
Beautiful located in Fraser Heights a 10,200 sq.ft. lot. This 3 level lot is centrally located next to a school & easy access to the bridge. Fraser Heights is the best area of North Surrey. This house is very liveable, 24x26 ft. garage. Buy now build later. Bring all offers!
This beautifully designed Italian Villa was the creation of top Italian Architect Raffael Funaro.Original owner built the home.Yes you can have it all 6600 sq ft lot, mountain and downtown spectacular veiws, 4000sq ft of living space. Also on the lower level you have a lgal 1 bedroom suite that could be converted into a 2 bedroom suite and on the other side on the same level you have a summer kitchen and bathroom and living room that could be easily converted to a 2 bedroom suite. Upstairs you have 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with kitchen living room family room and dining room upstairs on the top floor you have a office room or another bedroom with a half bathroom and wrap around cedar decks with mountain and city veiws
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Cambie Street is a street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is named for Henry John Cambie, chief surveyor of the Canadian Pacific Railway's western division (as is Cambie Road, a major thoroughfare in nearby Richmond).
There are two distinct sections of the street. North of False Creek, the street runs on a northeast-southwest alignment (following the rotated street grid within downtown Vancouver). As such, the street actually runs perpendicular to the Cambie Street Bridge, and there is no seamless connection between the two. Instead, Nelson Street carries southbound traffic onto the bridge, and Smithe Street carries northbound traffic away from the bridge. The downtown section of Cambie Street runs from Water Street in Gastown in the north to Pacific Boulevard in Yaletown in the south and is a two-way street for its length.
South of False Creek, the street is a major 6-lane arterial road, and runs as a 2-way north-south thoroughfare according to the street grid for the rest of Vancouver. Between King Edward Avenue West and Southwest Marine Drive, the street has a 10 metre wide boulevard with grass and many well established trees on it.
When proposals to build the SkyTrain Canada Line subway (formerly known as the Richmond-Airport-Vancouver or RAV Line) along Cambie Street first emerged, they were heavily protested by residents and business owners who wanted to keep the street as a heritage boulevard. They argued in favour of using the existing Arbutus Street rail corridor instead.
Once the decision was made to use the Cambie alignment for the Canada Line anyway, residents along the corridor successfully persuaded authorities to put the rail line in a tunnel instead of running it as a surface route, and to dig the tunnel using a tunnel boring machine. However due to cost concerns, the government decided to use a cut-and-cover method to build the tunnel - which introduced disruption to traffic and business along the corridor during the construction. As such, even though it cost less than using a tunnel boring machine, the plan drew heavy criticism from area residents and businesses, and affected business owners launched a class action suit against the government.
Gregor Robertson, who later became the mayor of Vancouver, was a strong supporter of Cambie Street merchants and spoke regularly about hardships from the Canada Line construction. He called the handling of the rail line construction an "injustice."
On March 23, 2009 Robertson testified in a lawsuit brought by the Cambie Street merchant Susan Heyes, owner of Hazel & Co., in the B.C. Supreme Court regarding damage to her business from the construction, a lawsuit for which she was awarded $600,000 by the B.C. Supreme Court due in part to the fact that there was insufficient action to mitigate the effects of Canada Line construction on Cambie Street merchants. On the Canada Line opening day of August 17, 2009 Robertson said Greater Vancouver needed more rapid transit but the Canada Line was a "great start" and that he was a "Johnny-come-lately" to the project.
During the years 2006 to 2009 portions of the street south of False Creek were closed to traffic to allow for construction of the line. The cut-and-cover tunnel runs underneath the east side of the street for most of its route. South of West 63rd Avenue, the line emerges from the tunnel and runs on an elevated structure across the Fraser River.
What’s a planner to do when a city neighbourhood is close to perfect? Venerable Mount Pleasant, considered Vancouver’s first suburb because of its proximity to the downtown core and early 20th-century popularity as a place to live, has its issues, but also earns pretty high praise from the city’s assistant director of planning.
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“In a lot of ways, it has many of the aspects of an ideal neighborhood,” Matt Shillito says. “When planners talk about trying to create successful communities, we look for diversity. Mount Pleasant has that in its DNA.”
Diversity in the 364 hectares means a jam-packed whirlwind of residents of varied ages, ethnic groups and income, as well as restaurants, coffee shops, bars, book shops and antique stores.
Big brands such as Starbucks, Subway, Blockbuster and Dairy Queen are there, but so are a surprising number of independent stores and eateries.
Aaron Kafka planted Kafka’s Coffee and Tea in the midst of it all, opening metres from the bustling Main Street and Broadway intersection that is the unofficial heart of the neighbourhood.
He signed a lease a year ago, unfazed that Tim Hortons would soon be a neighbour, and says he is thriving despite the competition. “That’s one of the central forces of the neighborhood – independent business,” he says. “It’s one of the reasons people like the area.”
Mount Pleasant also includes Vancouver’s art deco-ish city hall, opened in 1936, and looming over tree-lined streets of early 20th-century homes.
That’s at one end of the community. Toward the other end, a block or so north of Kafka’s, is the beloved Mount Pleasant Community Centre, opened in late 2009. The vast complex is a people magnet for its library, daycare centre, gym and meeting rooms.
There are many reasons to stick around, but it’s also an easy place to leave. It is touched by the Expo SkyTrain line, the newer $2-billion Canada Line linking the airport and Richmond to the downtown core and heavy bus service along Broadway and Main Street.
All these qualities have helped to sustain Wayne Yee’s affection for Mount Pleasant. He lives in a condo near Main and Broadway, but came to the area as a renter 15 years ago.
Back then, it had a rough side. “Drugs and prostitution were still a little bit prevalent around the edges,” he says. “ . . . But within a decade, it had cleaned up or cleared out.”
That part of the past is gone, but Mr. Yee likes the way the older homes in the area have been preserved, as well as the way the neighborhood is laid out to easily get around.
“It’s walkable to go out to eat. It’s walkable to go out for a drink after work with friends. If you’re so inclined, it’s even accessible to downtown,” says Mr. Yee, who works as a manager for the City of Richmond.
“I’ve lived there long enough where it’s kind of like the King of Kensington,” he says, referring to the 1970s-era CBC sitcom. “You walk down the street and there’s something really comforting about being able to walk into businesses, and people know you by face and name.”
Not that everything is perfect. There are controversial plans to build a 19-storey condo complex that have riled many, who deem the project way out of scale for the neighbourhood. Seven storeys have been cut off the original plans, but the debate continues.
“I have to accommodate growth,” Mr. Shillito says of the community, “without undermining the basic fundamentals.”
Ian Bailey is a member of The Globe and Mail’s Vancouver bureau – and a resident of Mount Pleasant
Metro Vancouver ranked fifth among Canadian cities on CIBC World Markets' third-quarter 2011 index of national metropolitan economic activity, which was released Thursday.
That was an improvement on its previous, thanks to above-average population growth, job creation and employment quality.
"While improving recently, the unemployment rate is still relatively high, just one tick below the national average, while the pace of real estate activity is starting to slow," CIBC deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal said.
Toronto ranked No. 1 on the CIBC list once again because of its population growth and the quality of the employment available for workers.
Toronto showed the fastest economic momentum in the third quarter of 2011 of any of the 25 census metropolitan areas included in the index, with an index of 23.0, its highest level in more than 10 years, according to the report, which is compiled twice a year.
"What's so impressive about the ranking of Toronto in our current reading is that not that the city is once again ranked first among the country's largest 25 metropolitan areas, but the fact that it has been in the top five for more than six consecutive years, with the only exception being the 2009 recession, when Toronto slipped to the seventh place," Tal said.
Nine areas are considered for the rankings:population growth, employment growth, unemployment rate, full-time share in total employment, personal bankruptcy rate, business bankruptcy rate, housing starts, MLS housing resales and non-residential building permits. While Toronto didn't lead in any of those areas, "the consistent strong performance of Toronto across most of the nine key macroeconomic variables reflects the growing diversity of the city's economic engine," Tal said.
Edmonton was in second place, a big jump from its 11th-place showing in the first quarter, thanks mainly to its strong labour market —employment rose almost eight per cent in the third quarter, outstripping other CMAs, the report notes, while the quality of the employment ranks fourth out of the 25 cities. Annual population growth of 1.7 per cent is just behind Toronto's 1.8 per cent, and well above the national average, while numbers of bankruptcies remain low.
Kitchener, Ont., was in third place, due to population growth, construction activity and relatively high quality of employment.
Halifax rose to fourth place in the third quarter from eighth place in the first because while it wasn't leading in any of sectors, "it ranked high enough in many categories" to boost it into the top five, said Tal. "The city enjoyed a relatively healthy population growth while the labour market is performing somewhat above average. The real estate market is well-balanced, with housing starts rising by well over 40 per cent (year-over-year) in the third quarter of 2011."
Vancouver filled out the top five, rising from seventh spot in the previous rankings due to above-average population growth, job creation and employment quality.
"While improving recently, the unemployment rate is still relatively high, just one tick below the national average, while the pace of real estate activity is starting to slow," Tal noted.
CIBC Metropolitan Economic Activity Index (2011 Q3)
Absolutely stunning west coast contemporary style home. This home features 16 ft finished vaulted cedar ceilings. Kitchen is an open layout with a gas range, step outside to the wrap around cedar decks and experience a breath talking southern exposure 180 degrees view from Baker to burnaby which will never be blocked. Upstairs 3 bed and 2 bath master has jacuzzi jetted hot tub, 2 gas fireplaces. Downstairs feature a 2 bed 1 bath unauthorized mortgage helper. Back and front yards meticulously landscaped with private settings.Dont miss this one. This is the best deal in coquitlam. Needs some TLC but has incredible potential. Bring me your best offer.
Attention Builders & Investors: Beautiful Duplex lot ready and able to have a duplex built on it. This is a very hot area. The house is still in very good living condition, just waiting for your design ideas. The home has a 2 bedroom unauthorized suite downstairs. Needs TLC. Beautiful garden area. This property has AMAZING potential.
Prime area of Glenmore. This 2 bedroom plus a den 1/2 duplex has just been renovated. New hardwood flooring, new carpets & paint. Upstairs has a 600 sq ft deck off the second bedroom. The home is set in a very private setting surrounded by beautiful trees and gardens. Pets are welcome. Close to schools, golf, transit. A great home for a couple or small family. Rentals allowed.
Absolutely Stunning West Coast Contemporary Style Home. This home features 16' finished vaulted cedar cielings, kitchen is an open layout with a gas range. Step on outside to the wrap around cedar decks and experience a breath taking 180 southview from Baker to Vancouver which will never be blocked. Upstairs 3 bed and 2 bath. Master has jaccuzzi jetted hot tub, wi fi wired, 2 gas fireplaces, brand new roof and water tank. Downstairs features a 2 bed 1 bath unauthorized mortgage helper. Back and front yards meticulously landscaped with private settings.. This house wont last.
"Parkside Manor" one of the best locations in Burnaby for first-time buyer or investor. A very bright large 2 bedroom 1 bath open layout. Newer appliances, huge walk-in closer, kitchen and backsplash redone about 6 yrs ago. Large balcony. Features tennis courts, hot tub, great gym. Centrally located to Metrotown shopping, transit, Central Park. 1 storage locker, 1 secure parking underground. No pets. Rentals allowed.
Situated in the heart of Main Street District, this Italian built Vancouver Special is immaculate inside and out constructed in 1980. This home features rockstone fireplace, hardwood floors in the bedrooms, 3 bedrooms up and 2 baths. Downstairs has 1 bed and den mortgage helper. (unauthorized suite: needs sink and cupboards) Completely original this home has never been smoked in or had pets. What a great location, 1 blk from the premier David Livingstone school, 2 blks from Sir Charles Secondary. A short walk to popular Main St. and Transit and fabulous neighbours. The perfect family home.First showing Sat. and Sun. 2pm-4pm june 18 and 19.
Situated in the heart of Main Street District, this Italian built Vancouver Special is immaculate inside and out constructed in 1980. This home features rockstone fireplace, hardwood floors in the bedrooms, 3 bedrooms up and 2 baths. Downstairs has 1 bed and den mortgage helper. (unauthorized suite: needs sink and cupboards) Completely original this home has never been smoked in or had pets. What a great location, 1 blk from the premier David Livingstone school, 2 blks from Sir Charles Secondary. A short walk to popular Main St. and Transit and fabulous neighbours. The perfect family home.
Top floor end unit, newer appliances, remodelled including in suite laundry, laminate flooring. Open east explosure w/mountain views. Beautiful extra large balcony. This unit also has a storage room. This is a must see.
This is a great home for a first time buyer or a great investment oppertunity.Huge masterbedroom,open living area.Located next to the Lousheed Mall. This extra large 1 bedroom has it all. special access to skytrain from the buildings. tennis counts, squash and Racquetball counts, swimmings pool, great fitness center. Located 200 FT from the skytrain station. The unit has an open floor plan. newer appliances.There will be an open house Oct. 23 and the 24th from 2-4pm.Rentals allowed. No pets.
This is your chance to own a penthouse unit for less than 200 hundred thousand. This is 1 bedroom features a large rooftop deck perfect for those summer barbaques. The views are spectacular of the Northshore mountains and The point of Vancouver. Why rent when you can own for less. Close to main street and Commencial skytrain access. Rentals are allowed. A must see. Easy to show. No pets. walk to VCC.
This unit has been completely renovated, brand new chestnut kitchen cabinets, brand new GE stainless steel appliances, new counter tops, brand new Oak laminate floors. New paint, and new bathroom and new vanity. large master bedroom with views of Northbound and Port of Van. Top floor unit on quite side of the Buildings. very low maintain. This is a problem Free buildings you will not find this size of a unit in brand new condo. At this price. A most see.Rentals allowed.No pets -Birds only