The City of Vancouver has long been acclaimed for its high quality of living, as seen in the availability of homes, a plethora of city amenities, and the social benefits its residents are entitled to. The crime rate in this metropolitan region of around 650,000 inhabitants is relatively very low. [Read more…]
The 2016 Mercer Survey has proudly awarded Vancouver as the 5th most livable city in the world, being the only North American candidate to reach the Top 10. Described as a sustainable and progressive community, Vancouver maintains a very low crime rate and a low population growth rate. It is no wonder that many are choosing to look at real estate options as they relocate to this city. [Read more…]
East Vancouver can be described as a unique combination of the old and the new. The city’s remarkable journey through time, draws in people from all ages and cultures. To date, many have made the bold move to relocate and call these historic neighbourhoods their home. [Read more…]
For people who want to make a huge lifestyle change and move to someplace new, Vancouver is likely to be at the top of their lists. Ranked worldwide in the Mercer Survey as the Top 5 Best City to Live in, this bustling and progressive metropolis is home to more than 600,000 denizens. [Read more…]
Located at the heart of the rapidly-progressing region of East Vancouver is the eclectic and creative hub known as Mount Pleasant.
Today, with nearly 30,000 residents, the neighbourhood is culturally diverse, home to many local small business’, and updated apartment developments, along with beautiful character homes, making it an exciting place to call home. [Read more…]
In greater Metro Vancouver, the general land area encompasses 2,865 square kilometers. A huge portion of this region, about 2,000 square kilometers, is open space and greenery for agriculture and nature preservation. The rest is dedicated for urban developments. In the recent years, Vancouver has been given accolades as being one of the world’s best cities to live in, and among the top cities for doing business. [Read more…]
When you buy one of the townhouses for sale in East Vancouver or any such property in British Columbia, the province levies you a property transfer tax on the transaction. This is integral to the closing costs you’ll need to play to seal the deal, so it’s important for you to understand how these costs are calculated and plan accordingly. By doing so, you prevent coming up short at the closing table.
Today’s real estate market can be merciless, and a home seller is certainly going to need all the help he can get. So how do you make your home stand out among the pack of other Mount Pleasant homes for sale? Arguably, the most effective way to do so is to hire a real estate agent who can list your property on a multiple listing service (MLS). Get to know how an agent uses this particular real estate tool to find you the best buyers for the best price in the quickest possible time.
As an East Vancouver resident, chances are you’ve seen ads announcing pre-construction condos for sale. The terms can be extremely enticing—minimal down payment, rock bottom prices, and they’re situated in the heart of the metro. But what does pre-construction mean? Get to know more about it so you’ll know if it’s worth investing in this type of property.
Radon can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted, yet it can appear from anywhere, and it can make you sick. A Health Canada survey that studied radon concentrations across Canada discovered that 6.9 percent of Canadian homes have radon levels that exceed current radon guidelines. Thus, if you intend to buy or sell homes for sale in East Vancouver, you should having a radon test performed to determine if the home has high radon levels before you close the transaction. [Read more…]