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n this same site at First and Quebec in South East False Creek, a company named Intermeccanica lovingly custom-created replica Porsche speedsters and roadsters. Today, a new collection of automotive-inspired homes will continue this tradition of honest, remarkable design. In Meccanica, bold but refined details will come standard. Continued on page 8

DOWNTOWN, YALETOWN, GASTOWN, WESTEND, COAL HARBOUR, KITSILANO, KERRISDALE, SOUTH GRANVILLE, FALSE CREEK, POINT GREY, MOUNT PLEASANT, COMMERCIAL.

LANGLEY

NORTH VANCOUVER

“Country Charm”

“Urban Living on the Water”

Spotless and spacious float home combines relaxing country charm with modern conveniences.

• Spectaclular views • Unique design • New construction • 2 blocks to SeaBus & Lonsdale Quay

SOLD

$157,900

JUDY ROSS • 604-878-0680 • www.vancouveruniquehomes.com

$425,000-$625,000 Royal LePage Westside


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DEXTER ASSOCIATES REALTY Yaletown 604-689-8226 Kerrisdale 604-263-1144 Dave Kenny

www.dexterrealty.com

timhiltz.com mail@timhiltz.com

Elite Club

604-263-1144

801-1499 PENDER ST.

Principled • Proven • Professional

1103-1020 HARWOOD ST

HUGE VIEWS!

$638,000

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to get into this large, NW facing, 2 bed 2 bath West End suite with fabulous English Bay and mtn views from every room. Huge 177sq.ft. balcony for BBQ and sunsets. Impeccably kept by original owner—in original, but move in condition. Extra large parking stall between 2 pillars, and storage locker. Absolutely worry-free building. Priced for quick sale! NOTICE: 24 hr notice required.

1202-1252 HORNBY ST

NEW LISTING

$1,349,000

REBUILT IN 2010. Stunning 1677sq. ft., 3 bed, 2.5 bath in what will be a brand new building in 2013 after its COMPLETE REMEDIATION—inside and out! Own now at a reduced price. Huge 242 sq.ft. view balcony, Miele, Sub Zero, Bosch, marble. An entertainer’s dream! Quality craftsmanship. Pets & rentals OK. 4 s x s parking!

$459,900

RARE CORNER UNIT 1 bdrm plus den, 700sq.ft in Pure development. Excellent outlook, lots of natural light and open, functional plan with gourmet kitchen. Practical pluses include: secure underground parking, oversized balcony, fully loaded building with recreation facilities, and reasonable maintenance fees ($313/ mo). Walk to work and all downtown amenities. View photos online and call for a private viewing. Tenant to vacate Mar. 31.

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1904-1020 HARWOOD ST

info@christinesaulnier.com www.christinesaulnier.com

905-1495 RICHARDS ST. NEW LISTING $599,900 AZURA 2 – 1 & den, terrific ’05 floorplan. Has park & water view. 80 degree indoor pool, spa-like amenities in building. This is resort-style living in Yaletown’s Beach Crescent neighbourhood. Marcus Maia 604-263-1144

Chris Spotzl 604-263-1144

maia@dexterrealty.com spotzl@dexterrealty.com

408-1275 HAMILTON ST.

$519,900

THE PERFECT BOUTIQUE YALETOWN FLAT. Designed by the award-winning Alda Pereira, located in the heart of heritage Yaletown. A 1 bed/1 bath + office/den END UNIT. Many features not found in most Vancouver buildings incl. a/c, 9ft. ceilings, wood beams, walnut h/w flooring, tilt and turn windows, gas range and electric fireplace. Built-ins throughout, from the living room to the bedroom, with pot lights lighting up the open kitchen with a movable island, great for entertaining. Built in flatscreen TV and views to the south (David Lam Park and the Creek). Everything within steps of your door from the Canada Line, seawall, shopping, dining, parks and so much more. A must see! 1 secure parking and 1 storage. P/R friendly.

Ed Gramauskas & Reid Dewson Details & Photos of all lofts for sale in Vancouver Cell: 604-618-9727

www.laurenandpaul.ca

phillips@dexterrealty.com • boenisch@dexterrealty.com

$1,138,000

This stunning 1,052sq.ft. two bed two bath (or one and den) has plenty of WOW factor. Well designed and luxuriously appointed with views to Coal Harbour Marina and North Shore Mountains from the generous terrace space. The upscale Dada kitchen features Gaggeneau and Subzero appliances and opens to the terrace. The open concept bathroom is distinctive and the second bathroom, with its retractable walls, would function well as a den/guest room. 24 hr concierge, 2 parking, guest suite, gym, pool and media room. Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver or just watch the yachts coming and going from the comfort of your living room.

621 JERVIS ST.

Christine Saulnier 604-263-1144

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Paul Boenisch Lauren Phillips 604-263-1144

Tim Hiltz 604-789-1133

B.A., ILHM

$763,000

Open concept, two level—one (very large) master suite (loft) and den—in vibrant Coal Harbour. 16’ ceilings, F2C windows with views to a classic heritage building—gives it a Manhattan feel. Well suited to the young urban professional or active retiree. Recent upgrades include radiant tile floor, glass and stainless handrails, new carpet in master, freshly painted. Steps to marina, park, shopping, seawall and restaurants – Coal Harbour is a sought-after location and an excellent community to call home. Esther Twerdochlib 604-689-8226

$279,900

PEEK-A-BOO WATER VIEWS from this concrete 1 bed, 1 bath suite in the well-maintained “Lamplighter,” located right in the heart of the West End. Just 2 blocks from the beach and minutes away from some of Vancouver’s best shopping and restaurants. The suite receives plenty of natural light and has a nice south-facing balcony. Rentals allowed. Parking can be rented from strata for $35/month.

Alix Brown Shona Hurst 604-263-1144 www.alixandshona.com

hurst@dexterrealty.com • abrown@dexterrealty.com

2301-428 BEACH CR.

$2,488,000

Spectacular panoramic views of False Creek, South, West and East, including city lights and English Bay. This unit is unlike any other in King’s Landing. Numerous designer upgrades: bamboo flooring, DC wiring and electric roller blinds both with computer control, extensive use of low voltage track lighting and ceiling pot lamps—Lutron Homeworks, custom den and kitchen walnut cabinets and upgraded appliances, builtin storage unit in kitchen, hall and bedrooms, master bedroom redesigned in last year. These units are coveted for their 9’ ceilings, a/c, great balconies with gas outlet, 2 parking stalls, PLUS a huge secured storage locker with work bench. Amenities include 24hr concierge, 70’ lap pool, sauna/steam room, gym, theatre and guest suites.

Su Marie Baird 604-263-1144

esther@dexterrealty.com

1507-980 COOPERAGE WAY

408-1146 HARWOOD ST.

$879,000

Sipping your coffee, gazing south at blue water from your private patio; there is an unobstructed view. Steps away from Urban Fare, Yaletown, the seawall, Rogers Arena and Costco. Esprit City Club offers 16,000sq.ft. of amenities including indoor pool, gym, bowling alley, movie theatre, party room and option of canoes to paddle False Creek. Bright, sunny two bedroom, two bath and den is complete with in-suite storage. As this unit is tenanted, 24hr notice is required for viewing.

sumarieb@hotmail.com www.sumariebaird.com

109-1928 NELSON ST

$395,000

NATURE’S NEIGHBOURS – Steps to Stanley Park & English Bay. Charming , well maintained 1 bdrm garden level, perfect for your city home or 1st timers.Engineered hardwood floors, large patio, new blinds, gas f/p plus storage and parking. All in the quiet West of Denman location. Walk to the shops, cafes & restaurants. Pets welcome.

Commercial Real Estate Needs? Dexter Associates Realty’s commercial team will answer all of your questions and will help with all your commercial needs. Whether you need office space, somewhere to set up your business or retail store, or are looking to buy an investment property we can help you. Call us at 604-689-8226 today.

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Vancouver sees strong year-over-year price increases in first quarter Condominiums the exception, as prices remain flat compared to same period last year

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Royal LePage House Price Survey released today showed strong year-over-year price appreciation for standard twostorey homes and detached bungalows in Vancouver, while prices for standard condominiums remained flat. While standard two-storey homes witnessed the largest year-over-year price increases, rising 9.1 per cent to $1,182,250, detached bungalows posted a similar 9.0 per cent year-overyear increase, rising to $1,068,500. Standard condominiums rose a modest 0.5 per cent year-over-year to $510,000. “Aside from standard condominiums, Vancouver’s house prices were up significantly compared to the first quarter of last year,” said Bill Binnie, broker and owner of Royal LePage North Shore. “It is important to note, however, that current home prices have remained relatively stable since the second quarter of 2011 and, as a result, we expect year-over-year price appreciation to appear less positive in the coming months.” Binnie noted that demand for homes in Vancouver was strong in the first quarter but that the region felt the effects of reduced levels of foreign investment. “In the first quarter, we had roughly half the buyers from Asia our market had become accustomed to,” he said, noting that recent Chinese government regulations limited foreign investment amounts. According to Chris Simmons, broker and owner, Royal LePage Sunshine Coast, sales in Vancouver were down compared to the first quarter of last year while inventory was up slightly. Despite this, multiple offer situations were frequent in the first quarter as buyers took advantage of historically low mortgage rates. “Buyers remain confident in the Vancouver housing market,” Simmons said. “Vancouver continues to be a destination city for people both outside of Canada and within. Vancouver is one of the most ‘livable’ cities and people come for the lifestyle.” Nationally, market activity in the first quarter of 2012

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was unusually high resulting in tight inventories and strong price appreciation in most major cities. Buyers were attracted into the market by historically low mortgage rates and sellers brought listing inventory to market earlier than normal, encouraged by unseasonably warm weather. In the first quarter, Canada’s average standard two-storey homes rose 5.0 per cent year-over-year to $398,282, while detached bungalows increased 4.4 per cent to $356,306. Average prices for standard condominiums increased 2.2 per cent to $243,153. “Our housing market is being pulled in opposite directions by opposing economic forces,” said Phil Soper, president and chief executive of Royal LePage Real Estate Services. “On one hand, there is the rapidly strengthening U.S. economy, increasing Canadian consumer confidence and what can only be called a national mortgage sale encouraging activity and bidding up home prices. On the other, we have signs of over-shooting values and strained affordability in our largest cities. We are likely to see much more modest price appreciation as the year unfolds.” About the Royal LePage House Price Survey The Royal LePage House Price Survey is the largest, most comprehensive study of its kind in Canada, with information on seven types of housing in over 250 neighbourhoods from coast to coast. This release references an abbreviated version of the survey which highlights

house price trends for the three most common types of housing in Canada in 90 communities across the country. A complete database of past and present surveys is available on the Royal LePage Web site at www.royallepage.ca. Current figures will be updated following the complete tabulation of the data for the first quarter 2012. A printable version of the first quarter 2012 survey will be available online on May 2, 2012. Housing values in the Royal LePage House Price Survey are Royal LePage opinions of fair market value in each location, based on local data and market knowledge provided by Royal LePage residential real estate experts. About Royal LePage Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country’s leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of 14,000 real estate professionals in over 600 locations nationwide. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, dedicated to supporting women’s & children’s shelters and educational programs aimed at ending domestic violence. Royal LePage is a Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under the symbol TSX:BRE. For more information, visit www.royallepage.ca.

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Rob Joyce & Sales Associate Roger Ross 1355 Harwood #304 PRICE SLASHED BY $20,000. OPEN: SUNDAY 2:00 - 3:00. What a great deal in strata. Renovated Sunset Beach 734 sf suite with enclosed solarium at Vanier Court. $349,900.

1967 Barclay #602 NEW LISTING. Beautifully renovated Stanley Park gorgeous one bedroom with open balcony. Live by Lost Lagoon in this well managed pet friendly strata. Roof deck. $339,900.

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604.623.5433 1720 Barclay #402 Just off Denman. SE corner suite in prime concrete building with pool & rock solid reputation. $219,900.

WEST COAST

www.robjoyce.ca robjoyce@telus.net

1500 Pendrell #323 Best priced West End 844 sf 2 bdrm with a sunny 98 sf patio deck. in the heart of the West End. Pet friendly. Solid strata building with exterior upgrades. Roof deck. $449,900.

1251 Cardero #805 Hottest price for view concrete in the West End. NE corner with 651 sf & open balcony. $199,900.

1850 Comox #2206 SOLD over asking price of $318,700. West of Denman NW corner at the resort-style El Cid.

JUST MOVE IN TO LUXURY LIVING OVER 1600 SQ FT LESS THAN $550 PER SQ FT - Quiet, bright and steps to False Creek - Swimming pool, Àtness center & 24 hour concierge - Granite Kitchen new stainless steel appliances - Pets and Rentals allowed Time to make your move – call me to view

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604 880 0148 1820 Collingwood Street $1,239,000 GREAT CRAFTSMAN STYLE Kitsilano/Point Grey home. Two level, 3 bedroom duplex. Fantastic use of space! Oversized front and back yards, 9’ and higher vaulted ceilings, detached garage, and radiant floor heating. North of 4th Avenue, great schools, parks, shopping, entertainment.

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Call any of the agents in the Real Estate Review and your home could appear here.

OPEN SUN 2-4pm Chela Cannon • 604-649-8087 chela@chelacannon.com • www.chelacannon.com

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ANN LOK

604 767 0959 604 714 1700 604 608 0757

ann @annlok.com Sutton West Coast Realty 301-1508 W. Broadway Vancouver, BC V6J 1W8

presales | assignments | resales | investments specialist

5532 MACKENZIE ST. – KERRISDALE 3200+ SF HOME: $1,998,000

606-1483 HOMER STREET THE WATERFORD: $919,000

1201-1473 JOHNSTON ROAD MIRAMAR/BOSA: $829,000

NEW LISTING: Prime Kerrisdale location surrounded by elite schools. • Over 3200sf, 5 bdrms+office, rare huge lot. • 9’ ceilings, hardwood throughout, updated kitchen & bathrooms, 3 full bathrooms • 1 bdrm mortgage helper w/ private entrance, sunsoaked backyard a Gardener’s delight w/ mature orchard trees, great for active family. • Wood f/p, backyard porch for BBQs, , spacious bdrms, many upgrades, 2 storey with finished basement.

Five star Beach Crescent neighbourhood on seawall • Resort style living built by Concord Pacific. Views to George Wainborn Park & False Creek. • Beautiful floorplan: 1075sf 2bdrm + 2bath + den. A/C, gas f/p, 9ft ceilings, gas stove, stainili H/W H/Wflflrs, Bosch B h appliances, li less steel. Floor to ceiling windows. • Amenities incl: indoor pool, 24/7 concierge, 2 guest suites, squash courts, theatre, clubhouse, gym & more. • 1 pkg & 1 huge storage locker. • Pride of ownership. One of the most coveted buildings in area!

Unparalleled luxury in White Rock, unobsstructed 270 degree views of ocean & mtns • 1274sf 2 bdrm + den + 2 bath + 2 parking • Overheight ceilings, AC, radiant heated floors • Exquisite kitchen: Dacor coffee system, gas stove, granite counters • Rollerblinds, f/p, house-size rooms, double-sinks, separate showers • 2 side x side parking, large storage locker, steps to retail and beaches.

2203-1188 RICHARDS ST. PARK PLAZA: $499,000

306-1367 ALBERNI THE LIONS: $469,900

1107-989 RICHARDS ST. THE MONDRIAN 1: $429,000

• Sweeping 270 degree views from English Bay, Northshore Mtns, Cityscapes,to • Mt. Baker & splashes of False Creek! Buildings at a minimum 1 block away in all directionscomplete privacy and expansive unobstructed views w/ full view of Emery Barnes Park– unbeatable • NW Corner 751 sqft 2bdrm+den+1 full bathrm • Luxury hrdwd floors thruout, new composite countertops in kitch & bathrm, S/S appliances, cool & quiet side of building high in the sky for optimal natural light • Frontloading W/D, opposite bdrms, brand new RAINSCREEN 2007, new pipes & security system • 1prkg, 1 storage lckr +insuite storage. Perfect location w/ Emery B. Park at your doorstep, Yaletown, Choices market & Seawall. Don’t miss out! OPEN HOUSE: SAT. & SUN APRIL 14 & 15 1130AM – 1:45PM

• Entry level 2 bdrm/2 bath + solarium, 747 sf in prime Alberni district of West End. Steps to Robson, seawall at Coal Harbour. • Brand new dark walnut flooring throughout, open floor plan, granite countertops, 2 full baths, insuite storage & a locker • Hard to find 2/2 for this price! Solid building with concierge, Best gym, theatre & clubhouse! • Opposite bedrooms, plenty of storage, master ensuite bathroom. • Investors alert, for families & first time homebuyers too.

• Highly sought a f t e r Mondrian I – the best of the two towers, the best Corner, superb location • Solid Bosa quality construction. 07’s rarely on the market • SE Corner 620 sqft show suite 1 bdrm+flex w/ unobstructed views of Yaletown & City • Gas f/p, separate dining & living, open & modern, S/S appliances w/ gas stove • Xtra large semi-ensuite bathroom, soaker tub, balcony for bbq’s, mint condition • 1 prkg, 1 storage lckr, this one is super sexy. Steps to Yaletown, Robson, Emery Barnes park & Marinas.Gym,hottub,steam rm,guest suite • Rainscrnd. OPEN HOUSE: SAT. & SUN. APRIL 14 & 15 2-4PM

2402-108 WEST CORDOVA WOODWARDS 32: $405,000

1502-1188 RICHARDS ST. PARK PLAZA: $319,000

1625 HORNBY STREET PRICE: $241,450-$408,100

KERRISDALE CHARACTER HOME:

44 X 170 LOT RS-5 ZONING!

180 degree d unobstructed b d view i off BBurrardd IInlet/ l / Mtns & City 630ft 1 bdrm + flex, 9ft ceilings, stainless steel appliances • Oak hrdwd flrs, German euro cabinets. • Exquisite 5pc. bathroom: sep. shower, soaker tub • New & trendy Gastown: 2 level club w/ outdoor hot tub, gym in sky. • Rollerblinds, concrete ceilings, loft style, front-loading W/D • Corporate, retail, restaurant & tourist district • 1 parking, no property taxes for another year. GROUP WEST COAST REALTY

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Ground floor, • Best Studio premium in the Citywaterfront sweeping location on Panoramic seawall • v views of City, Established Mtns, English neighbourBay sunsets & hood, heavy f ll view i off Emery E B P k! • Stay St cool w/ plenty full Barnes Park! walk-by of natural light – NW facing, ultra quiet, unobstructed traffic • 220sf views, gorgeous flrplan with semi-divided bdrm area - 371sf, wide (can be jr. 1 bdrm) • FULLY RENOVATED –fully loaded: range of brand new kitchen, bathroom, S/S appliances, new tiles commercial & hardwood throughout • frontloading W/D, sexy color uses permitscheme, plenty of storage, to Show is to Sell! • Brand ted. • Can new RAINSCREEN 2007, new pipes & security • Gym, combine hottub & sauna • Surrounded by Choices Market, Emery Barnes Park,Yaletown & a min. Seawall • 1 parking. 2 lots for total 572sf • 20ft ceilings, rarely on OPEN HOUSE: SAT. & SUN APRIL 14 & 15 1130AM market, high end neighbourhood • Prepaid 99yr leasehold until 2084. – 1:45PM

COMMERCIAL RETAIL: 3 STRATA TITLES FOR SALE

MACKENZIE HEIGHTS MANSION

2502 W 36th

$4,888,000

Beautiful custom built 5,345sf, 71x133 lot, 6 bdrms, 7 baths, custom millwork, wok kitchen, maple cabinets, granite countertops. Indr pool/hot tub/waterfall in grotto setting. A/C, HRV, sec. cameras. Inlaw suite down & media room, 3 car garage w/of¿ce & 3 pcs bath & 2 add parking. B SU

SHAUGHNESSY MANSION

2087 West 18th

$3,488,000

Absolutely stunning fully furnished 12 year young custom built home in exclusive First Shaughnessy with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths and over 4,000sf of beautiful living space. Wonderfully thought out Àoor plan makes this the perfect family home.

JAMESON HOUSE

3502-838 W. Hastings

$2,375,000

1,910sf, 2 bed, 2.5 bath. Interiors are ¿nished with 9’ celilings, in-Àoor radiant heating, contemporary kitchen by Dada Cucina of Italy. Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances and imported Travertine Àooring.

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VAN TOWER – WEST END

2301-909 Burrard

$2,350,000

2,700sf, 3 bdrms plus den, 2 sun rooms, and 4 baths. Entertainment sized principal rooms, air conditioning, and large wrap-around balcony. Views of mountains and water from every room.

CRESTMARK II

TH311-1228 Marinaside $1,188,000 1,362sf 2 lvl TH, 3 bdrm & 3 bath with balcony & unobstructed water views of False Creek & Quayside Marina. Well maintained building w/ amenities incl: concierge, gym, indoor pool, theatre and party room. 2 parking & insuite storage.

AQUA AT THE PARK

702-550 PaciÀc $759,000 1,051sf south facing 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with False Creek view. Features granite counters, engineered H/W Àoors, small balcony and a view of water. Bring offers.

COOPERS VILLA

900-9 Smithe Mews

$1,899,000

Executive 2,030sf, 3 bed, 3 bath Waterfront 1 lev @ “Coopers Lookout Villas.” Suite feat: gas f/p & cooktop, h/w Àoors, granite counters, s/s Miele appl, A/C, generous sized balcony.

FLAGSHIP AT COOPERS PARK

903-8 Smithe

$1,049,000

1,238sf luxury 2 bdrm + 2 bath. West facing suite overlooking False Creek & Coopers Park. Feat: O/D balcony, sleek interiors, H/W Àooring, S/S appliances, stone countertops, A/C system & gas f/p. Facilities (Esprit City Club) located at Coopers Lookout.

MARINER AT COOPERS LOOKOUT

2702-918 Cooperage

$748,000

925sf with fab views overlooking False Creek & city. 2 BR with 2 bath. Insuite storage. Wonderful location for many activities. Great amenities in building and ample shopping in the neighbourhood.

COMMERCIAL – RESIDENTIAL

339 E. Hastings

$1,388,000

23 yr old three-storey, mixed use building on 26’x120’ lot. Containing a ground-level commercial unit & three residential units on the upper two Àoors. Currently vacant. Was rented for $6,850/month.

YALETOWN – DEL PRADO

201-1155 Mainland

$999,000

1,372sf west-facing 3 bdrm, 2 bath suite in Yaletown’s Del Prado. Upgraded kitchen & bath with granite counters, new cabinets, hardwood Àoors and much more.

ST. PIERRE – WEST END

402-1534 Harwood

$205,000

Cute & cozy 550sf remodeled fully furnished suite at “St. Pierre” was rented at $1,400/month for the last 2 years. Furniture included in sale price. Leasehold pre-paid non-strata. Need 25% down.

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STUNNING LOFT/PRIVATE ROOF DECK WEST OF DENMAN - Two level 2 bdrm (easily 3) with 2 balconies, huge finished loft and large deck. Approx 1600sf in and out. Pet friendly. $649,900

305-228 E4th Ave.

$449,800

Dynamic Architects own 2 level loft, huge windows, 16’ ceilings, NE corner @ “The Watershed Studios.” Stunning “NEW” never been lived in renovations done on permit, sleek polished concrete floors, superior quality finishings thru-out, stainless kitchen counter, numerous custom built-in cabinets, double sized “walkin shower.” Gleaming paint job, south facing window in loft to lush green courtyard - GST paid. A rare & wonderful loft. Be First!

STEPHEN MORRIS

Be first! Call me @ 604-261-7275

AWESOME 180 VIEWS from immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 balcony home. A must see with postcard views. Real oak floors, solid cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances. Marble ensuite. By appt. $1,098,000

OPEN FRI 10-12:30, SAT/SUN 2-4 1855 NELSON ST.

RARELY AVAILABLE - concrete strata central West End offers townhome style entry, no wasted space floor plan, large balcony. Very pet friendly. $333,800

HOUSE-LIKE FLOOR PLAN - accommodates house size furnishings, great storage with all the insuite perks in great West End Coal Hbr area. Featuring breakfast nook, soaker tub, gas fireplace and walk in closet. Pet and rental flexible. $499,900 OPEN SAT 2-4 1738 ALBERNI

Variety of one bedrooms downtown/ West End, concrete and frame for first time buyers, investors, handymen or city pads. $239,000-335,000

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West End Neighbours

Check www.westendneighbours.ca for neighbourhood development info. Volunteer to support your community, sign up for events including Jane’s Walk.

TALK TO LIZ CARNEY 604 685-5951/603-3095

PARK GEORGIA REALTY 109-5701 Granville Street

liz.carney@century21.ca • www.vancouvercondo.com Century 21 In Town Realty • 421 Pacific • 1030 Denman

In Town Realty

MY MARKETING STRATEGY WORKS

STEPHEN BURKE

1 OR 2 BEDROOM PANORAMA PLACE

S U T T O N G R O U P - W E S T C O A S T R E A LT Y

www.stephenburke.com

604-551-4190

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‡ Unobstructed ocean view from all rooms ‡ 2 BR 2 full bath 1023 sq.ft. co-op ‡ 270o view from NS mountains to Van Island ‡ Gorgeous park and water views!

2055 PENDRELL

RETIRE UBC

$595,000 2055 PENDRELL

$729,900

WEST DENMAN T’HOUSE STEVESTON VILLAGE PENDING

OPEN SAT 12-2

OPEN SUN 2-4

‡ Oh so rare and West of Denman. Big Deck ‡ 2 level 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath townhouse

1019 GILFORD

$749,900

‡ 2 BR 1 1/2 Bath 2 level, 2 decks, 2 parking ‡ Live at the heart of a seaside Village-Steveston

3880 CHATHAM

$419,000

KITS BEACH 2 LEVEL - VIEW

‡ Seawall, Market, Parks, at your door ‡ RENO’D 960 SF + extra large private patio ‡ 5HDORDN+:ÀRRUVWKURXJKRXW ‡ Upgraded kitchen w/ cherry cabinets ‡ Rental permitted and pet friendly too

‡ 1100 sq ft 2 BR 2 bath strata garden level ‡ 270 sq ft Private patio garden in private courtyard ‡ All rooms face your private garden oasis ‡ Huge 21’x12’ LR for grand piano, 21’x10’ MBR ‡ 0XVWVHHWKLVYLGHR Bring your decorator!!

1530 MARINER WLK $499,000 1230 HARO WEVancouver.com

$598,000

‡ Fully upgraded 2 BR 2 Bath approx.1200 sf ‡ Sophisticated traditional elegance ‡ All windows face Pacific Spirit Park ‡ Close to grocer, hospital, parks. 2 Parking ‡ Serene NW corner treed outlook, 2 balcs

5657 HAMPTON

‡ Panoramic water, City & mountain view ‡ Steps to Kits Beach, close to W 4th shops ‡ 2 level 2 BR 1 1/2 bath home North of 4th

$749,900 1620 BALSAM

‡ 1271 sq.ft + covered outdoor deck ‡ Split level living and dining, Wood burning FP ‡ New Stainless Steel & Silestone kitchen

$998,000

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These big impact homes with Cressey’s exceptional design include air conditioning, European appliances, the Cressey Kitchen and a location that is awesome in all directions. The refined industrial look of the 9’ high exposed mechanical ceilings, floors of polished concrete and a 7’ wide industrial metal door leading to your bedroom are all reasons why Meccanica has the difference you’ve been looking for! Visit the Presentation Centre this weekend to find out more. 104 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver Open Daily Noon – 5pm (except Fridays) W: meccanicabycressey.com T: 604.876.8819

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Green Graffiti: Edible living wall installed at BCIT Campus BCIT students began the planting and installation of a 72 square foot living wall this spring as part of Environmental Youth Alliance’s Green Graffiti project. The wall is designed to be an edible ‘salad wall’ and students and teachers have already sowed crops such as strawberries, spinach, corn salad, chives, mint and nasturtium, an edible flower, for harvest this summer. The living wall presents a hands-on opportunity for student education on new and innovative ways of greening our urban spaces. Additionally, in 2012 the installation will be part of a research study on the sound dampening effects of green walls in urban areas. The wall will be featured on Friday, April 13th at the BCIT Open House where thousands of students and prospective students will gather at BCIT’s main campus in Burnaby. At the event the edible ‘salad wall’ will be on display and visitors can ask questions and discuss with BCIT and EYA staff. About the Green Graffiti project Green Graffiti is a project managed by EYA and funded by Vancity, the Real Estate Foundation, and Environment Canada, which seeks to engage local citizens in the green building movement through the creation of green, or living wall gardens. It brings together residents and local youth volunteers to collaborate on the design, installation, and maintenance of the walls that include food plants, culinary herbs, and native species for wildlife. Paramount to the success of the project is an educational and training campaign to convey the importance of green wall and green roof technologies in mitigating the effects of climate change and the urban heat island, improving stormwater management, and contributing a visual amenity that can provide food, wildlife habitat, and therapeutic value to areas where conventional tree and shrub planting is not feasible. About Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) Since 1991, the Environmental Youth Alliance has acted as a catalyst for youth-centered sustainability programs in Vancouver and in 15 countries

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internationally. Through these initiatives, we have gained expertise in the implementation of community driven projects with a mission to engage youth in the inner city and recognize youth as assets and leaders in building healthy communities. For more information contact: Kristina Parusel Green Graffiti Coordinator Environmental Youth Alliance kristina@eya.ca (604) 220-9454

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British Columbia Economic Index

March 2012 DTZ Barnicke

BC Business Indicators Previous

Current

Data As Of

Wholesale Sales ($ Million)

4,340.4

4,302.0

1/2012

Retail Sales ($ Million)

5,031.6

5,047.2

1/2012

Residential

512,257

508,461

1/2012

Industrial

26,627

41,280

1/2012

Commercial

213,478

190,207

1/2012

29.3

32.0

2/2012

Durable

1,560,274 1,619,352

1/2012

Non-Durable

1,537,844 1,541,206

1/2012

Building Permits ($ Thousand)

Housing Starts (Thousands) Manufacturing ($ Thousand)

CPI Exports ($ Million)

116.8

117.2

2/2012

2,781.3

2,325.9

1/2012

National Financial Indicators BC Demographic Indicators

Previous

Current

Data As Of

Dow Jones

12,632.9

12,952.1

2/2012

Previous

Current

Data As Of

Unemployment Rate

6.9%

6.9%

2/2012

S&P/TSX Composite

12,452.2

12,644.0

2/2012

Population (Thousands)

4,592

4,597

1/2012

Bank of Canada Rate

1.25

1.25

2/2012

1.0133

0.9965

2/2012

3.00

3.00

2/2012

CAD/USD

Employment (Thousands) Trade

350.2

362.3

2/2012

Prime Rate

Transportation/Warehousing

133.2

125.7

2/2012

DeďŹ nitions

FIRE Industries

140.8

142.7

2/2012

CPI - Consumer Price Index - measures the estimated average price of consumer goods and services purchased by households.

Scientific/Technical

168.4

176.4

2/2012

Culture/Recreation

113.7

116.4

2/2012

Legend Denotes upward movement from last month Denotes downward movement from last month Denotes no change in movement from last month Data Sources

- BC Stats (March 2012). Business Indicators. Province of British Columbia Issue 12-03. - BC Stats (2012). BC Stats Quarterly Population

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Unemployment Rate - Percentage of the labour force (aged 15 and over) that is actively seeking work but unable to ďŹ nd employment. FIRE Industries - Denotes Finance, Insurance and Real Estate occupation groups. Dow Jones - Denotes the price-weighted average of 30 stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. S&P/TSX Composite - Index of the stock (equity) prices of the largest companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). CAD/USD - Denotes the value of the Canadian dollar in US dollars. Building Permits - Denotes the monthly value of all building permits registered to a municipal corporation in British Columbia.

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