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Is “staging” my home for resale worth the effort and cost? A: REALTORS® suggest that staged homes spend less time on the market and sell for more than their un-staged counterparts. Staging is more than just cleaning up: it is what you do after you’ve cleaned, painted and repaired. When you think of staging think theatre: presentation, impressions, engagement. “Staging for resale gives your property a huge competitive edge, a marketing boost that shows your home in a positive way that buyers can relate to”, says Toni Lindsay of RE/MAX Masters Realty. With your REALTOR®, Toni advises, first decide what segment of the market to appeal to and then work to towards “wowing” the largest possible segment of that market. The basic effort means that your home inside and out should be spotless and I mean toothbrush-in-the-corners spotless. Paint should be fresh and simple, windows sparkling clean. Remove torn or worn furniture, junk in the yard, personal photos and busy nickknacks on bookcases – de-clutter. Remove items that will distract from the space: that giant collection of Star Wars figurines in the living room, for example. Be creative with furnishings, art, fresh unused towels, and even iron the bedding and empty the garage keeping the spaces simple yet inviting makes a huge impression. Every detail inside and out should be on your potential hit-list and staging professionals can help you with creative planning, purchasing or renting. They can simply consult or they can do the work for you. Remember, the idea of setting the stage for a quick and profitable home sale is to put your potential buyer’s needs and desires first. It is a small investment with a huge return. Ruth Mason

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Amir Abadian

#107-980 Cooperage Wy

301-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V. 102-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V.


This spacious waterfront 2 level, 2 bdrm townhome park and water views from almost every room. Amenities including gym, pool, hot tub, bowling alley, private movie theatre and much more. Insuite storage and 2 parking stalls. This is luxurious waterfront living at it’s best and at a bargain value of $820/ft

$999,900 2567 Lawson Ave, W.V. The ultimate in luxury. This gorgeous Penthouse is being offered for the first time on the market. The private elevator will lead you into the foyer and into the lap of 3300+ square feet of luxury. You wont believe your eyes as you gaze upon the best view in West Vancouver from every room. Step onto a 1500 square foot veranda to breath in the fresh mountain air. It almost goes without saying that only the best quality finishes and fittings are featured in this home as every upgrade imaginable was ordered.



Looking for 13/14 Town homes development site in central Lonsdale with easy access to Hwy 1 and all the amenities? Call Amir


LP: $269,000


JUST RENOVATED, south facing TOP FLOOR SPACIOUS 726sq ft one bdrm VIEW unit with balcony. MLS #V873431


Panoramic MOUNTAIN VIEWS! 2bd 1.5bth 1046sq ft incl balcony. TOP FLOOR CORNER unit. MLS# V889113

#323-123 E19TH ST.

#320-123 E19TH ST.


LP: $279,000


Creekside outlook wth Mountain VIEWS offers complete PRIVACY, Contemporary styling with NEW Dark Espresso Flooring, Designer colors new countertops, Light Fixtures. Comes with a Parking Stall and a Storage Locker. Strata fee includes LP: $353,000 HEAT, HOT WATER & CABLE!!! MLS# V896494


Shakun Jhangiani 604.725.9179 145 E 27TH ST, NORTH VANCOUVER R $1,249,000



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LP: $359,900 TOP FLOOR move-in ready SPACIOUS studio

Come see this NEW LISTING!! 2 bedroom unit with 2 FULL BATHS + a small office space. Building updates include NEW ROOF 2010. MLS# V893903

#210-123 E19TH ST.



Enjoy unobstructed 180 degree view of City,Ocean,Lions gate and Island from this S/E corner of Stonecliff complex next to Provincial park with over 2000 sqf,2bdrm, 2 bathrm,Family room and office, high-end finishing, hard wood flooing, granite counters, S/S appliances & designer window coverings A/C system, Gym,Spa, Fireside Lounge with full size kitchen comes with 2 secured parking.



Beautifully remodelled from bottom to top that beats a new house in one of the most demanding area, in Delbrook, almost 3000 sqft of high quality which fits 2 families, 2 brand new open kitchens with S/S appliances, new dark H/W floors for the entire house ,new windows with high-end coverings ,new plumbing & wiring, new roof and hot water heating system. Sitting on a newly Land Escaped lot, finally enjoy an out-door swimming pool on newly fenced and private backyard.


Walk to shopping, banks, library, restaurants, schools, and public transit!



$1,799,000 480 Evergreen Pl., N.V.

$3,359,000 $1,599,000 #1001-3335 Cypress Pl, W.V.


Sutton West Coast


Prime West Vancouver location only a short walk to Dundarave village with all the trendy shops, beach and seawalk with almost 8500 sqf lot with beautiful water view and older 2 level livable house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 2 kitchens, easy to view any time.


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#204-1401 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 2H9

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3024 Paisley Road, North Van

This Charming Mediterranean / French Provincial style character home oozes with character completely renovated over the past 6 years with fine quality finishes and the utmost attention to detail inside and out. • 4 / 5 bedrooms, 2600 Sf., 50’x 132’lot • 3 separate private patios • 3 gas Fire Places ( 1 outdoor!) & much more!

1330 Sinclair Street, West Van

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302-1327 KEITH RD. N.V. $379,000

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1020 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

This 2 storey family home near Edgemont offers 4 large bedrooms, 3 spacious bathrooms including a gorgeous en suite, high end kitchen with quartz counter tops, vaulted ceilings and skylights. Open floor plan with family room off the kitchen, eclipse doors to large sunny deck and a fenced, private back yard in a great family neighbourhood. Come see for yourself.

3883 HOSKINS RD., N.V. $809,000

Vera 604-318-0024, Nora 604-351-0625 Heather 778-847-1452



111-216 E 6TH, N.V. $615,700



3636 FROMME RD., N.V. $718,800






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And get to take holidays to the “shows” in Vegas and back east. Approx. 1200 sq. ft. shoe store Asking $163800 plus stock of about $130,000, in busy Mall Kingsway at Broadway. Average around $1/2 Million Gross sales for past several years. Nora 604-351-0625 and Vera 604-318-0024

Located in sought after McCartney Lane, this 2,000+ townhouse offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and plenty of space for today’s family. One bedrm below with full bathrm together with the rec room make this space ideal for youngsters. Nora 604-351-0625

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394 Hidhurst, British Properties, West Vancouver

2992 Mt Seymour Parkway North Vancouver

#101-1040 4th Ave, Uptown, New Westminster

Here is one of the very few ranch style houses with old world charm, It is in a premier location bordering Capilano Golf Course on one of the quietest and most picturesque cul-de-sac in all of West Vancouver. Located on 1/3 acre with wonderful gardens and grounds, it is truly a home to enjoy through all seasons. There are 4 bedrooms, a large kitchen & 3 bathrooms. All facilities are country with hardwood and tile floors throughout. There is a friendly living room, 2 quiet & quaint study or work areas and a beautifully located dining room.

Located in sought after McCartney Lane, this 2,000+ townhouse offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and plenty of space for today’s family. One bedrm below with full bathrm together with the rec room make this space ideal for youngsters.

Superb value for this spacious, 964 sq. ft. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM plus INSUITE LAUNDRY in Hillside Terrace Uptown in the sought after Brow of the Hill location. A short walk to the Skytrain and bus. This home has been recently redecorated and shows beautifully with fresh paint, laminate flooring and updated appliances. Enjoy the river views while BBQing on your balcony. Proactive building has been replumbed and the exterior has been recently repainted. Every unit is owner occupied.

Chloe Kopman

Nora Valdez

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Heather Kim 778.847.1452

Vera Holman 604.318.0024

Karin Morris 604.338.8778

Kathy Suffel 778.989.5570

Chris Wong 604.789.1807

Irene Mandzuk 778.836.4648

Bedo Kaviani 604.725.5705

Alphonse Quenneville 604.328.2554

Chloe Kopman 604.833.6932

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Spectacular Custom Craftsman design home. Quality Änishes, beautiful ocean views, open plan, 4beds, 4 baths, built 2004.

Lions Bay’s ecclectic beachside neighbourhood. This home exudes the special charms of a westcoast retreat;expansive decks, custom wood windows and detailing,3 bdrms,3 full baths, great room with stone Äreplace, seperate Coach house for guests or private ofÄce, an irreplacable package. Easy to show!

250 Kelvin Grove, Lions Bay

190 Mountain Drive, Lions Bay

20 Brunswick Beach, Lions Bay







Outstanding oceanviews from this rare townhome offering in Lions Bay. 2 beds, 1.5 baths, large kitchen, lv rm with Äreplace and view deck, private garden from family room, all with gorgeous views...10 mins to the beach...2 mins to bus...15 mins from Lions Gate...

5532 Woodchuck

408 Crosscreek, Lions Bay


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Grousewoods beauty! 6 bdrms, 4baths, custom kitchen, large & private fenced yard, legal 2 bdrms suite, Great Location, quiet cul-de-sac, Handsworth catchment, see you at the open!

Warm , inviting 5, bedroom family home on a large 1/2 acre property with oceanviews. Vaulted ceilings,custom windows, hardwood Åoors, new cedar decks, great yardspace. Easy driveway with tons of parking including double garage.Bonus inlaw accomodation too! Located on the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in beautiful Lions Bay...10 mins on the scenic Sea to Sky from West Vancouver. 565 Upper Bayview, Lions Bay $920,000


Waterfront at Brunswick, Lions Bay’s ecclectic beach community. A terriÄc weekender now, this spot would be perfect for a future custom build. The current home is meticulous and mechanically updated. The oceanfront privacy will surprise you! The main house offers open plan, 3 bedrms, and amazing views.

225 Mountain Drive, Lions Bay $1,020,000

#102-245 W 15th

41 Brunswick Beach Rd, Lions Bay $1,575,000


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Great location for this large immaculate townhome! Generous rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths, front and rear patios, tons of storage. Chatsworth Mews, small well run complex, with new roof. This one is a 10!

Situated on a spectacular, private 1/2 acre forested setting in Lions Bay, this unique Westcoast designed architectural home features an open Åoor plan&multiple levels with outstanding SW ocean views & amazing natural light. The home features an open kitchen, vaulted ceilings, open staircases & walkways, expansive windows, skylights, & decks.


Stella Chang 604.603.0223


Outstanding ocean views from every Åoor of this meticulous Kelvin Grove home. 3 beds, 2 baths, hardwood Åoors, custom kitchen, custom bathrooms, custom paint, bonus 1 bdrm mortgage helper. Private garden on the view side, level driveway and RV parking...a great package!


Nora Valdez 604.351.0625

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