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Winter Games 2010: it’s our chance to shine Impact on the housing market will depend on location and the economy The year 2010 seemed far away in July 2003, when International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge first announced the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be hosted by Vancouver. Now, the Games are just around the cor-

ner – less than nine months away – and the potential impacts of the international event on the Greater Vancouver area are being bandied about by experts and professionals in all fields. Many wonder what the Olympics will mean for the housing market, before and after the Games. For Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president Scott Russell, the Olympics presents an opportunity to showcase B.C. and the Lower Mainland on the world stage.

“We’re excited. The spotlight is going to be on our province,” he says. “We have a world-class city... we want people to look at Vancouver and say, ‘Wow, this is a great place to live.’” Hosting Expo ’86 “really launched” a housing boom in the province, but whether or not that happens after the 2010 Games, hosting the Olympics will help raise Greater Vancouver’s profile in the international CONTINUED ON P.2

From floor plans to colour schemes, Wallmark Homes is allowing buyers to use their own style to the design the home they want. And where else would this be more evident than at their scenic Birchwood Estates, located at Coquitlam’s The Foothills? “The whole lower level is like you’re walking out onto your lawn,” says Tina Giustino, project co-ordinator for SCI, noting the development’s characteristic walk-out basements in the hilly community on Burke Mountain. “From a finished basement to an unfinished basement, a lot of people can design their own basement and pick what they want.” An established company in the Greater Vancouver area, Wallmark has received commendation for their home quality and their ability to meet buyers’ needs. Giustino adds that she has noticed Wallmark’s ability to build a wonderful, family home and praises the big and spacious rooms of Birchwood’s homes as well as the company’s unique approach to giving its buyers the customization they want. “[Wallmark] has got a number of models and you go in and say, ‘Do this, this and this,’” she says. “I think in today’s market that’s pretty reasonable.” READ MORE ON P.5


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world regardless, Russell says. Elevating the area’s presence certainly can’t hurt, agree real estate experts, such as Dr. Tsur Somerville, director of the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, and professor of real estate finance at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Somerville says that raising the region’s profile will likely be “the biggest positive” of hosting the Olympics, as well as the fact there will be lasting legacies left behind. “On the one hand, you do build infrastructure and amenities that can be used, during and after,” he notes. But, there is usually also a large tax bill to take into consideration, as well. In Greater Vancouver, many amenities and some infrastructure related to the Olympics has already been built, such as the Richmond Olympic Oval, the venues for freestyle skiing and snowboarding events on Cypress Mountain, and the Olympic and Paralympic Park in Whistler. Accommodations in Whistler’s athletes village will be retro-fitted, after the

Games are over, to provide more employee along new transportation corridors, such as housing for those who work in the Whistler/ the Richmond-Vancouver Canada Line. Squamish area. Somerville says that if there are any positive Long-needed improvements of the Seaeffects from the Games, British Columbians to-Sky Highway are still underway, and the will probably see it in the long-term, stemprovince’s Gateway project also means other ming from the province’s economic growth: highway upgrades are ongoing or completed, more employment, more jobs and more and a new bridge – Golden tourism. Ears – will help people move A better economy will mean “Probably the around the Lower Mainland more people potentially moving when it’s finished. to B.C. and therefore, lookbiggest impact These and other lasting ing for new homes to buy, for would be putting our example. legacies are definite benefits name on the world of hosting an Olympic event, A recent study commissioned Somerville says, and notes stage... putting our by the Canada Mortgage and that while there was a housing Housing Corporation looks speboom after Vancouver hosted city out there more cifically at the Vancouver and Expo ’86, the housing market than it already is.” Sea-to-Sky housing markets and and economy were different the Olympics’ potential impact. entities at that time. Plus, Expo That study, conducted by lasted for moths, as opposed to the two weeks Urban Futures Institute and City Spaces, took the Olympic Games last, he adds. into consideration such things as population, The Winter Games hosted by Calgary in the economy and employment rates. 1988 really raised Calgary’s profile in EuIt found that the Lower Mainland and Searope, but compared to that, Sydney, Australia to-Sky corridor is the most populous region to (2000) and Salt Lake City in Utah (2002) both ever host a Winter Olympics, and that Sea-toexperienced drop-offs in their economy after Sky communities will see more pronounced hosting the Games, Somerville notes. impact than the Lower Mainland, since there’s In fact, Somerville says that in general, more room for population growth. Olympic events have “remarkably little” Squamish’s population is expected to grow impact on the surrounding region’s real estate, by 14 per cent by 2016, and Whistler-Pemberother than a “bump” in the market in advance ton’s is expected to grow by 12 per cent during of the Games. the same time, the study shows. But, he adds, “it’s a hard effect to pin down,” The report does note the Olympics will with such things as the economy and labour likely generate significant additional economic market to take into consideration. Certainly, he says, some areas will likely fare better than others after 2010, like new homes CONTINUED ON P.4

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World will take notice of Greater Vancouver CONTINUED FROM P.2

Running along Vancouver’s seawall is a popular pastime for many in the Metro Vancouver.

activity, jobs and population growth, which will result in more housing activity. “The fact is, it’s only a two-week event,” says CMHC senior market analyst Robyn Adamache. “Probably the biggest impact would be putting our name on the world stage... putting our city out there more than it already is.” The study shows the Olympic Games are expected to generate an additional $4.9 billion in Gross Domestic Product in B.C., but that number should not be overstated, especially when that same number is $1 billion less than the increase in public sectors wages agreed to in B.C.’s 2006 budget, Adamache says. However, she and Somerville both agree that – with the housing market’s current low interest rates on mortgages, and home prices that have been lowered in many cases – now is the time to buy. “It certainly makes it a good time to look at buying,” Adamache says. While Somerville is reluctant to say the real estate market has recovered, he thinks “the worst is past us,” and notes the “very favourable”

interest rates mean real estate is an attractive buyer’s market right now. Despite the fact a huge impact on the Greater Vancouver housing market is not anticipated due to the Games, Adamache and Somerville say there will most definitely be some effects – it just depends on what and where those will be. “I think there will be more noticeable impact in the Sea-to-Sky region, with job growth and population growth being the key fundamentals (related to) housing demand,” Adamache says. Somerville says the effect will be different for different areas – even for regions not related to the Olympics. Some of B.C.’s popular ski resorts in the Interior and elsewhere may see positive effects, he says, as well as Squamish and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. “The whole province is being promoted. Clearly, there are locations that will benefit over others.” editor@newlocalhome.com For the full study regarding the impact of 2010 on the local housing market, visit www.cmhc.ca

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features a variety of dwellings and lot sizes, Wallmark Homes marketing manager Brad Cowden notes that Wallmark’s Birchwood Estates at the Foothills offers homebuyers the largest properties in the neighbourhood. “It’s the premier location in The Foothills. Lot sizes are 8,000 to 28,000 square feet. There are no properties like that in Greater Vancouver,” Cowden says. “The entire neighbourhood is super close to Coquitlam Centre, but it’s also surrounded by a protected green belt.” Birchwood Estates homes range in size from 3,900 sq. ft. to 4,194 sq. ft., with big backyards – “not a shoebox,” says Cowden. He says the level of quality, the amount of attention to detail, and the fact homebuyers can customize and design their home exactly how they want it are all reasons why people choose Wallmark Homes. “The level of customization we do is extremely rare,” Cowden says. “With most homes, you pick a floor plan and a colour scheme, and that’s it.” At Wallmark Home, he says the customer’s preferences come first.

The living area in a Birchwood Estates home. More than 50 per cent of Phase I is sold, says Wallmark Homes marketing manager Brad Cowden.

While homebuyers can pick from one of the floor plans provided, they can also tweak it however they want – move rooms around, make a room smaller or bigger, “or you can work with us to design the home you want.” As well, Wallmark offers the professional services of its interior designer – West Coast Design Interiors – to homeowners, to ensure they get exactly what they want, inside and out. Whether customers want a colour scheme and style to perhaps, match their current furniture, or whether they want a whole new look created, Cowden says their wishes will be granted. All of the design and customization services – provided homeowners do not want anything excessive, or above the standards of the two showhomes – are provided free of

charge, Cowden says. The collection of 37 homes is being sold in two phases, and the first phase is more than 50 per cent sold, he notes. Cowden also points out that Wallmark Homes is a Built Green Canada member, which means all of its homes are built to independently set environmentally friendly standards. Built Green homes also offer energy consumption savings to homeowners, right from the start, and will have a better resale value in the future. He notes the community is spacious, private, and still close to downtown Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. The master-planned community encompassing The Foothills will eventually feature five new elementary schools and two new

middle schools, with a community centre. New parks, green spaces and a new fire hall are also planned, as is a Village Centre, which will offer shops and services to residents. But when you buy a Wallmark home, Cowden says, it’s not just the level of quality, the customization, or the full interior design services – it’s the entire process, including the customer service afterward, that customers like. “It’s the entire experience that you get with Wallmark.” Homes at Birchwood Estates start at $890,900. Visit www.birchwoodestates.ca/ wallmark_homes.html for more information. editor@newlocalhome.com

The front room (left), kitchen (above, top photo) and bedroom (above, bottom photo) in a Birchwood Estates residence in Coquitlam’s The Foothills on Burke Mountain. The single-family dwellings all feature large backyards as well.


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New homes are selling at Anvil, a nine-storey concrete and steel structure in New Westminster. Featuring a footbridge that goes from Anvil straight to Sapperton SkyTrain station, living here means homebuyers don’t have to own a car. Other attractions include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, patios and views of the local mountains and the Fraser River.

‘There’s no need for a car’ at Anvil New homes in New Wesminster feature views, central location, and SkyTrain at the doorstep Finding an affordable home that is central to amenities can be tough. At Anvil, however, homebuyers can live in a brand-new, nine-storey building in New Westminster in residences that start at $199,900. An added plus, especially in today’s environmentally conscious world, is the fact that Anvil has direct access to a major Lower Mainland transportation system. “There’s a footbridge right from (Anvil) to Sapperton SkyTrain station,” says Graham Snowden, project manager with The Agency (real estate marketing). “There’s no need for a car.” Homeowners who currently live at Anvil are pleased with that access, Snowden says, and find it can be an added bonus when family and friends come to visit, for example, or if they want to go to an event in Vancouver without taking the car or paying for parking. Developed by United Properties Anvil Ltd., Anvil is a concrete- and steel-constructed building with homes designed to let in the abundant natural light available. There are outstanding view of the Fraser River, local mountains and of New Westminster, and each home has its own balcony, Snowden notes.

There are several floor plans to peruse, from a junior one-bedroom up to a twoNOW bedroom, two-bathroom unit. SELLING Interior design, style and furnishings lend a sophisticated look to each Anvil residence, with hardwood laminate flooring, granite countertops, halogen track lighting, stainless steel appliances and brushed stainless steel bar pulls on cabinets. Creative, open floor plans make the space seem larger, while electric fireplaces add a cozy ambience. Bedroom closets are large, and built-in closet shelving helps homeowners stay organized. Windows are acoustically and thermally engineered to reduce sound and heat loss, and the parking garage is secure and brightly lit. There’s also a fitness centre and a media room for Anvil residents’ use. “It’s a great location – you’re central to everything in the Lower Mainland – and there’s great views of the Fraser River,” Snowden says. “Everything is brand-new, so there’s peace of mind in knowing it’s a new building, a new project.” People are already starting to move into their homes, he says, and notes there are only about 40 units left out of 100. Find out more at www.liveatanvil.com


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Swimming, above, kayaking, walking and biking, below, are popular activities at South Surrey’s Crescent Beach. Nature trails are also abundant in the area, enjoyed by owners and their pets.

Sunnier is better for homeowner Weather, location and reputation of the builder are all factors in house-buying decision TRICIA LESLIE When buying a new home, there are many things to take into consideration. Location, price, who the builder is, nearby amenities and access to transportation routes are just a few examples of what new homebuyers may want to examine – before buying. For Rick and Susan Fuss, a combination of all of the above pointed them toward SouthPort, a master-planned community of 71 single-family homes, built by ParkLane Homes, in South Surrey. Holding his friendly pet pooch, Chardonnay, at his front door, Rick says he and Susan chose SouthPort for one main reason: Mother Nature. With one of the most moderate climates in Canada, South Surrey is also the one of the sunniest areas in the province’s Lower Mainland. “The weather was the main reason – we used to live in Westwood Plateau,” Rick says, referring to their old Coquiltam neighbourhood. South Surrey boasts more than 32.4 hectares of parks, and is close to local shops, businesses, beaches and transportation routes as well, including Highway 99 and the U.S. border. A blend of rural and urban living, the area provides a sense of being remote, while being only minutes away from all the businesses and services that a larger metropolitan commu-

Rick Fuss, with Chardonnay, enjoys the recreation near his new home. Tricia Leslie photo

nity can offer. And that’s another thing Rick likes about his new SouthPort home. “I think it’s the proximity to all the shop-

ping – and the beach is just down the road, as well as the (nature) trails just outside our door.” Chardonnay, wiggling with excitement and wagging her tail, concurs that she enjoys the beaches and trails just as much – if not more so – than her owners. Rick confirms that indeed, Chardonnay gets taken for plenty of walks on the nearby trails and at Crescent Beach – a favourite spot for many, which is minutes down the road from SouthPort. His new neighbourhood is also bordered by the Nickomekl River, a Boundary Bay tributary that winds throughout the ravines and backyards of South Surrey. He and his wife also like the fact that White Rock’s beaches and shops are alternatives they can easily visit, plus the ease with which they can travel to Vancouver (via Highway 99 or 91) or to the States, since the U.S. border is minutes away from SouthPort. Rick and his wife were the second homeowners to move in on their street, about a year ago, and they have enjoyed watching the community grow. There’s a good mix of homeowners, he notes, ranging in ages and family size, and so far, “there are some great people here.” While the Fuss family decided to move to SouthPort for its location, Rick says of course, they looked at things like interior and exterior design, but because they had bought a brand-new home before – from the same builder – they had confidence in the quality they would get. “We’ve bought new from ParkLane before and we trusted the builder and their reputation.”

What do you think? We want to know what you think about new homes in the Greater Vancouver area. • Are you a new homeowner? • Why do you like your new home? • Do you have a favourite developer/builder? Why? • Are you looking to purchase, or are you in the process of acquiring, a new home? • What new community in the Lower Mainland is your favourite? Why? Please e-mail editor@newlocalhome.com with your ideas


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7445 Scott Road. 604-590-5483

Coquitlam

(12)Tatton

Ewen Ave & Furness St., Queensborough. 604-520-9890

(44)Woods at Provinceton

(36)Trend

(22)Highland Park

1960 Beta Ave. 604-205-7228

(35)Red Boat

2729-158th Street. 604-541-4246

(19)Centro

1111 E 27th Street. 604-988-8489

(8)Brentwood Gate-The Varley

Renaissance Square @ Quayside Drive. 604-515-9112

(43)Kaleden

60A Ave & 146th Street. 604-538-2125

South Surrey-White Rock

Wilson & Beresford. 604-456-0688

(34)Q at Westminster Quay

8678 156 Street. 604-591-1121

Cambie-Garden City. 604-279-8866

(6)Branches on the North Shore

(7)Jewel

McBride Ave. 604-523-0733

(42)Springfield Village

Delta

North Shore

Burnaby

(33)Victoria Hill

New houses are available at Portrait Homes’ The Crest at Silver Ridge, at 22845 137th Avenue in Maple Ridge.

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