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We wish to congratulate St. John Ambulance on its 125th anniversary in Canada and its service on the North Shore for more than 80 years. This is an excellent organization that improves health, safety and quality of life in our community in so many ways. The North Shore branch is currently seeking volunteers and anyone interested should contact the branch manager at 604-990-1290. People often ask us what will help a Realtor sell their home quickly. The first piece of advice we offer is to make it feel like home to someone else. Personal family items like photographs have sentimental value to you, but they make it hard for a potential buyer to envision their own family living in the home. Store your valuables out of view. Your home should look clean and uncluttered; so that the best features like the view or the kitchen design can truly stand out. This is

VIRANI REAL ESTATE ADVISORS THE VILLAGE AT PARK ROYAL J4–925 MAIN STREET WEST VANCOUVER, BC V7T 2Z3 604.913.1000

a good time to get rid of “stuff!” Consider parting ways with anything unnecessary. Sell or donate things you don’t use. Secondly, we encourage our clients to be absent from the home during a showing or an Open House. Although you know the house intimately, a potential buyer won’t feel comfortable roaming around if you are there. Again, this person should be able to feel like they are at home. Your Realtor is the one who knows the market and can best talk about the home’s most attractive features. Let your Realtor work for you! Sincerely,

Karim Virani

KARIM VIRANI FOUNDER

MONICA VIRANI REAL ESTATE ADVISOR

DAVID MATIRU REAL ESTATE ADVISOR

HANEEF VIRANI PARTNER

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West Vancouver Market Comment For the first four months of 2008, the number of detached homes sold in West Vancouver equaled that of 2007. The average price, however, is up by 16% over the same period last year. The number of listings in all three categories (detached, attached and apartments) is up so buyers have more choice. Our realtors are meeting more potential buyers at our Open Houses. The real estate market is continuing to balance, as sales and listings begin to realign with the Real Estate Board’s 10-year averages. According to Dave Watt, board president, the selection of inventory hitting the market is wider than we have seen in the past few years, and therefore 2008 should be another banner year for the industry.

Dining Room 2343 Constantine Place

1109 Hillside Rd.

3304 Radcliffe Ave.

For the Most Discerning

Beachfront Living!

Stunning residence set on over half-acre lot. This home boasts beautiful views, Miele and Kitchen Aid appliances, radiant heating, top of the line Kohler bathroom fixtures, home theatre, built-in speakers, Ipod capability, Saline pool, Jacuzzi with waterfall, outdoor dining area, 500 bottle wine cellar, and home gym. $6,700,000

Take this opportunity to enjoy an amazing, rarely offered oceanfront property in the heart of West Bay. Take in the panoramic views of the city and ocean from your patio, which is just a step away from the beach below. Surrounded by multi-million dollar estates, truly exceptional! $5,588,000

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720 Southborough Dr.

2429 Halston Ct.

Countryside Mansion

West Coast Inspired

Spectacular 5 bedroom custom built family estate set on a level half-acre lot. This special residence offers a wonderful open plan living area facing out towards fully landscaped level backyard, fireside patio, outdoor pool and hot tub. Custom finishes include solid walnut oak floors, numerous built-ins, gourmet kitchen with top line appliances, media room, and large circular driveway. $4,988,000

Panoramic unobstructed views from this one of a kind custom built home to the highest of standards. Open, yet private layout with 4 bedrooms and 6 baths. Solid wood floors and exposed wood beams throughout. Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances. Zen like master ensuite with 8 piece spa shower. The home also features a smart home system. $4,980,000

2668 Finch Hill

2336 Kadlec Ct.

G o ne !

Architecturally Pleasing!

Enjoy ocean and city views from this immaculately kept home located in Canterbury. Situated on a 1 half-acre lot, this 11,000 sqft, 6 bedroom home is perfect for family living and entertaining. Features include gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, Sub-zero and Miele appliances and wok kitchen; hardwood floors, 4 car garage and heated driveway. $4,888,000

Coming Soon

This sophisticated West coast contemporary home boasts stunning panoramic views of the city and ocean. Situated on a street of multi million dollar homes this brand new custom built home has had no expense spared. Featuring a spacious, open floor plan, 3 levels, a spiral staircase, hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen as well as professional landscaping. $4,500,000

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2343 Constantine Pl.

1527 Vinson Creek

European Craftsmanship

Grand Mansion

Panoramic views featuring 7,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, 10 foot coffered ceilings, and rare black walnut flooring. Gourmet kitchen with commercial grade stove, and built in cappuccino maker. Spacious downstairs with nanny’s quarters, kitchen, wine cellar, outdoor spa area, large patios and serene waterfall. $4,480,000

A commanding 15,000 square foot mansion set on rarely offered 32,000 square foot lot. Master bedroom features a generous ensuite with separate shower and jetted tub. Marble flooring throughout adds to the grand opulence of the estate, and fantastic views from all of the patios and decks. Definitely one of a kind! $4,399,000

1501-3355 Cypress Pl.

2698 Finch Hill

Breathtaking Penthouse

Private Canterbury Residence

Stunning city, water and sunset views from this gorgeous penthouse located in this scenic setting. Quality and grace exude from this Bosa built home. 20 foot vaulted ceilings framed by large west coast timber beams. Floor to ceiling glass, 1200 square foot private terrace, built in BBQ, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, and a private 4 car garage. $4,398,000

Unobstructed city and ocean views from this 4 year old David Poskitt designed luxury home. This 7 bedroom, 8 bathroom home features lovely combination of marble and oak hardwood floors, gourmet granite and stainless kitchen, in-floor radiant heating, built-in speakers throughout, huge entertainment patios and decks, outdoor hot tub, upper floor air conditioning, all on ahalf-acre acre lot. $3,999,990

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620 St. Andrews Rd.

1508 Errigal Pl.

Brand New!

Mediterranean Villa

Constructed to the highest of standards, this over 9,000 square foot home boasts staggering city and ocean views with traditional elegance throughout. Expansive hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, built in sound system, home theatre room, grand staircase, and dramatic vaulted ceilings. $3,999,000

Enjoy the spectacular ocean and city views from this custom built Mediterranean style home, recently upgraded, featuring arches and columns showcasing hardwood floors. Cook gourmet meals in the imported Sematic kitchen with top of the line appliances and separate Wok kitchen and then entertain on the south facing decks. Also features heated driveway, and indoor pool with sauna. $3,499,000

2780 Rosebery Ave.

1128 Crestline Rd.

Contemporary Elegance

Pristine Views

Fabulous views from this custom built contemporary style home located on a private cul-de-sac on one of West Vancouver’s most desirable streets. Fine attention to details throughout; granite and hardwood floors, large living room and dining area, gourmet kitchen, indoor in-ground hot tub, wet bar, spacious gym , separate games and theatre rooms, make this home an entertainers delight. $3,499,000

The overall design of this six-bedroom British Properties residence, with high ceilings and central winding staircase, strikes a balance between impressive and inviting. Features include radiant in-floor heating, granite counters, top-end kitchen appliances, hot tub, steam and saunas, spacious backyard. $3,280,000

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2397 Constantine Pl.

956 Taylor Pl.

Tremendous Value

Brand New Craftsman Home

Stunning views from this luxurious home in the prestigious Whitby Estates on a quiet cul-de-sac location. Over 6,000 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Each Bedroom features its own private ensuite. Take in views from one of the many covered balconies and decks. Downstairs features a large rec area, perfect for entertaining. $2,999,000

Crafstman style, 5 bedroom home designed to the highest of standards with its rich cedar exterior. Top of the line fixtures and fittings throughout with great use of hardwood and stone. Great opportunity for in-laws or nanny accommodation. Gorgeous outdoor entertaining areas with mature landscaping. $2,788,000

4882 Vista Pl.

3828 Bayridge Ave.

Caulfield’s Finest Vistas!

Refreshing Designer Flair

Contemporary home completely renovated. Phenomenal finishings include a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and built in wine rack. Beautiful master bedroom with rain shower and mosaic tiling. Huge entertainment sized deck with spectacular views. Speakers throughout with Ipod capability and video surveillance. $2,769,000

Gorgeous, close-in harbour and water views from this completely rebuilt and renovated, Mason Kent designed, West Coast home, located in the prime part of Bayridge. This home features a great room, separate living room, exercise room, games room, media room, den, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms including 3 ensuites, 3 gas fireplaces and double garage. $2,699,000

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810 Highland Dr.

1574 Vinson Creek

Gardener’s Paradise

Exquisite Panoramic Views

This beautifully renovated Tudor style home is set on a 0.9 acre lot in the British Properties. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and plenty of storage space. Master bedroom features an ensuite with Kohler fixtures and French doors opening onto a gorgeous private patio. Features include high ceilings and new hardwood floors. Great backyard with built- in outdoor speakers and 2 car garage. $2,399,000

Very spacious nearly 6000 sq.ft. with 6 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms on 2 levels. Fantastic open floor plan with high ceilings and skylights. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances. Living area opens onto huge covered deck great for entertaining. Rec, Media Room and Gym area downstairs as well as separate bedroom and bathroom perfect for nannys quarters. Features a huge private, flat backyard great for kids. $2,399,000

4780 Meadfeild Pl.

2392 Constantine Pl.

Gone !

Private Cul-de-sac

Stunning View Lot

Fabulous views with a sunny southern exposure, cool ocean breezes, and situated on a quiet and peaceful cul-de-sac. The Master bedroom features a sunken tub and separate shower, walk in closet with dressing room and fireplace. An open plan living area with private deck allow for entertaining. $1,988,000

Spectacular city and ocean views from this 14, 126 square foot lot allows you the opportunity to build your dream house with the complete architectural drawings by renowned architects FNDA. Build over 5,000 square feet on 3 levels with 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. In close proximity to all that West Vancouver has to offer. $1,799,000

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945 15th St.

2255 Twin Creek Pl.

Georgie Award Winner

Brand New Townhome

Located in the heart of Ambleside to enjoy all the convenience. Set back on an over 11,300 square feetlot with 131 feet of frontage. Open concept with beautiful detailing throughout. Gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. 3 bedrooms down plus 1 bedroom up which is perfectly situated for guests. Features a double-car garage with direct access to the main floor. $1,698,000

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and city from your private terrace and multiple patios. These stunning 2 bedroom townhouses include high end finishing throughout with granite and marble countertops, slate entry, custom kitchen, offering large pantry, Miele appliances and a built in wine cooler. From $1,675,000

2450 Palmerston Ave.

685 St Andrews Rd.

Ocean and City Views

Opportunity Knocks

Panoramic views from this updated 3 level home in this rarely available upper Dundarave location. From the moment you walk in, the southern views grab you. This home boasts stained maple hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights, in floor radiant heating, large master suite and a gorgeous out door area with swimming pool, hot tub and large deck areas. $1,649,000

Panoramic views of Mt Baker and Downtown sitting on a 21,000 square foot lot. Over 4,000 Ssquare feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Private deck off the master bedroom, perfect for enjoying the view. Vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and skylights make this house open and bright. Features a 2 car garage with access from the main level. $1,598,000

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563 Kildonan Rd. On Top of the World

880 Jefferson Ave. Coming Soon

Coming soon to . . .

VIRANI

Absolutely breathtaking panoramic views from Grouse Mountain to Vancouver Island from this 4 bedroom and den home tucked away on this quiet cul-de-sac. Set on a 13,000 square foot lot, this 2 level home boasts numerous renovations throughout. A great home for entertaining offering an open floorplan and huge decks overlooking the fabulous views. $1,580,000

Coming soon to the market totally remodelled 4 bedroom home in a quiet Sentinel Hill / Ambleside location. The renovations will include new hardwood floors, carpet and tile, new kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, new bathrooms…. the list goes on. The home sits on a 12,000sf lot and is conveniently located to schools and shopping. Please contact Haneef Virani for further details. PRICE ON REQUEST

1032 Esplanade Ave.

625 St Andrews Rd.

Mason Kent Designed

British Properties!

Custom home designed by Mason Kent. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances opens to large formal living area. 2 bedroom in – law accommodation with separate entrance, and laundry. Features oak floors, built in speakers, spacious deck and balconies and 2 car garage. Located steps to the beach and Park Royal Village. $1,549,000

Spectacular over half-acre view property in quiet location. An excellent holding property or building site for a dream home. The property features 117 feet of frontage, circular driveway and city and water views. Current rancher has over 2,300 square feet and is located close to Hollyburn Country Club and schools. $1,499,000

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1035 Greenwood Pl.

514 Ballantree Pl.

Incredible Value

Renovated View Home

Enjoy the panorama city and ocean views from this 4 bedroom renovated home on a gorgeous level 13,700 square foot VIEW lot. This 2 level home boasts renovated bathrooms, newer paint, flooring and roof plus cul-de-sac location. Upper level offers great views with 3 bedrooms and lower level has a 1 bedroom in-law accommodation with separate entrance. S1,488,000

Spectacular city and mountain views from this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom 2 level family home. Newly renovated kitchen with glass tile backsplash. Features a large entertainment deck off living area to enjoy the views. Boasts numerous updates throughout including refinished original hardwood flooring, new double-glazed windows and doors, 4 year old roof and fresh exterior paint. $1,449,900

4005 Rose Crescent

4711 Woodside Pl.

Steps to the Beach...

Entertainer’s Paradise

Immaculately maintained 4 bedroom, 3 level view home within steps to Sandy Cove Beach. A very bright and open floor plan featuring oak hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, 3 bedrooms up and 1 bedroom in-law accommodation on lower level. Other features include level front yard and driveway, 2 car garage, and lovely water views. $1,388,000

Nicely updated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home sitting on a totally sun filled 19,000 square foot property. This entertaining style home boasts spacious main floor living with upgraded kitchen, new bathrooms and new carpets. The floor plan offers 3 bedrooms on main level including master suite. The outdoor areas are fabulous with huge swimming pool, hot tub, and level yard. $1,345,000

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3921 Bayridge Pl.

2362 Marine Dr. Semi-Detached

Fabulous Family Home

Gorgeous semi-detached home in the heart of Dundarave with beautiful ocean view. This 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with gleaming, newly re-finished hardwood floors and renovated kitchen with brand new appliances is perfect for a family. Downstairs could be the perfect spot for your nanny or guests with bedroom, large rec-room with natural gas fireplace and 4 piece bathroom. $1,339,000

Inviting family home surrounded by nature on an over 11,300 square foot lot. Over 2,500 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Upstairs features a large living room with vaulted ceilings. Skylights and large picture windows make this home nice and bright. Downstairs includes a third bedroom, office, rec-room and storage/workshop. $1,295,000

790 St. Andrews Rd.

1125 Ottaburn Rd.

Gone !

Spacious Rancher

Contemporary Lifestyle

Charming rancher set on an over 13,000 square foot completely level lot! Some city views from the large patio in the back yard. Over 2,000 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Convenient location close to Hollyburn Country Club and schools. Frontage of 125 feet and 100 feet of depth. Great investment opportunity. $1,199,000

Tastefully renovated 3 bedroom and den modern home with lovely south facing ocean views. Numerous updates including refinished oak floors, newer kitchen and bathrooms, indoor/ outdoor slate flooring, new lighting, 5 yr old roof and gorgeous landscaping. Other features include a fabulous open floor plan designed for entertaining, large picture windows and child friendly back yard. $1,199,000

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4401 Woodpark Rd.

3865 Bayridge Ave.

Cypress Park

Bayridge Contemporary

Post and beam home located in a picturesque setting. With an open-plan, this home is great for indoor and outdoor entertaining with a private patio. The spacious kitchen has a Sub Zero fridge & Bosch dishwasher, with an imbedded Gaganeau oven. With two large bedrooms and two baths, one featuring a jetted tub with a separate steam shower this home is perfect for someone starting out. $1,099,000

Peek-a-boo ocean views from this architecturally unique 3 storey split level home set amongst natural elements on an over 13,500 square foot lot. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with an additional 287 square foot studio. Tastefully updated throughout including granite countertops and hardwood floors. Do not miss your opportunity to own this one of a kind home. $1,099,000

690 Burley Dr.

84 Laurie Crescent

One Level Living

Private Family Home

Fall in love with this perfect starter family home. Very well kept, charming 3 bedroom rancher on a quiet cul-de-sac location. Large covered backyard patio great for year round BBQs and fully fenced flat backyard ideal for kids and pets. Updates throughout including 2 year old roof. Lovely, mature landscaping adds to the homes great curb appeal. $1,098,000

Charming 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom over 2,900 square foot family home. Features fresh paint on exterior and interior, double glazed windows, large bright skylighted kitchen, spacious living and dining area. Completely renovated 1 bedroom and den in-law accommodation below with brand new kitchen. Large entertainment deck, flat backyard, mature landscaping, and easy use driveway. $1,088,000

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ProďŹ le

Haneef Virani

As Partner at Virani Real Estate Advisors, Haneef Virani draws on his life long knowledge of the North Shore and decades of experience in the service industry. Haneef’s success is attributed to his keen listening skills and demand for his client’s happiness in every transaction. Being part of a successful team for 15 consecutive years, he assures that the service level and negotiating skills are unsurpassed. A proud father, soccer and hockey fan, understanding a families needs comes naturally to Haneef. Specializing in West Vancouver architectural homes and new construction, Haneef ranks in the top West Vancouver Real Estate Teams every year.

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792 Southborough Dr. West Vancouver Brand New Luxury Home

Stunning new custom built 5 bedroom and den home located in the Lower British Properties. This residence sits on a large 17,000 square foot lot and boasts over 6,300 square feet on 3 spacious levels and high ceilings throughout. Top of the line finishings, wide plank hardwood flooring, full wine cellar, home theatre, gym room with steam shower, nanny accommodation and an estate style driveway leading to a 3 car garage. A fully landscaped backyard with gazebo, gas hookups for outdoor heaters, gas fireplace and BBQ. Conveniently located close to Capilano Golf Club and Hollyburn Country Club. $3,988,000

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North Vancouver Market Comment The proposed National Maritime Center being promoted by the City of North Vancouver took a large step forward recently when the provincial government committed $9 million to the project. This is the first installment of the province’s contribution. The Federal Government commitment is still needed. Let us hope for more good news in the future. The North Vancouver real estate market is following the overall trend for 2008; listings are increasing and sales are slowing but the average prices are up over the same period in 2007. Demand is still strong but buyers now have more choice and so we shall see a more healthy market with a possibility of a slower increase in prices.

Living Room 1199 Tall Tree Lane

908 Evergreen Pl.

4330 Canterbury Crescent

Modern Contemporary Flair

Exquisite Forest Hills Home

Luxurious contemporary home. Features include Brazilian cherry wood floors, 10 foot ceilings, 2 car garage, and multilevel home theatre. Gorgeous study, well appointed master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and legal 2 bedroom suite. Private backyard with built in BBQ, outdoor gas fireplace, and water feature. $2,199,000

Beautifully handcrafted, exquisitely designed and modernized excellence is around every corner. An exceptional open layout and patio/decks offer views of the mountains, city skyline and ocean. Features include; elegant gas fireplaces, Brazilian hardwood floors, radiant floor heating and a sophisticated security system. $2,179,000

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2934 Panorama Dr.

4350 Starlight Way

Waterfront Custom Home

Exclusive Upper Delbrook Residence

GET AWAY FROM IT ALL…complete WATERFRONT privacy with this 4 bed, 3 bath custom home. Panoramic views from any one of your 6 decks and enjoy a soak in the Hot Tub under the stars while you take in your natural paradise. Incredibly rare offering boasts Deep Water moorage, a private dock and plenty of room for visitors. $1,699,000

Stunning panoramic views of the City, Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver Island and beyond are experienced from this custom built family home. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in one of North Vancouver best neighbourhoods, the main level of this house features a modern open kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a living and dining area that capture the impressive views. $1,599,000

932 Canyon Blvd.

415 Newdale Ct.

Impeccable Craftsman Design

Breathtaking City and Ocean Views

Beautiful craftsman home in Canyon Heights. This home is conveniently located close to Grouse Mountain and all the amenities of Edgemont Village. Built to the highest standards and features radiant in Brazillian cherry flooring, master steam shower, designer colors, and detailed moldings. $1,389,000

Exclusive Upper Delbrook residence with panoramic views that stretch from downtown to Vancouver Island. A beautifully manicured corner lot with lush gardens landscaped to perfection. This 5 bedroom home has numerous updates and refurbished hardwood floors complete the main level of this traditional family house. An excellent opportunity to own in this much sought after neighbourhood $1,379,000

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4104 Sunnycrest Dr.

4316 Capilano Rd.

High End Renovation

Luxurious Designer Home

North Vancouver residence set on a quite Forest Hills lot. This 6 bedroom home showcases high end style and timeless design. Features include, beautiful stonework, custom designed kitchen, and rich hardwood and slate floors. A private gated entrance, and professionally manicured gardens with feature lighting. $1,358,000

Contemporary design and elegant luxury are found at this private residence. High end finishing’s in this 3 bedroom home boasting heated floors, silestone counter tops, custom cabinetry, and a Bertazzoni Italian gas range. Set on a 11,000 square foot lot this home features a meandering driveway and old growth trees. $1,298,000

1488 Laing Dr.

1838 Riverside Dr.

Quiet Family Street

Tranquil Retreat

Ideally located near parks, recreation trails, Edgemont Village and Grouse Mountain, this bright home rests on one of the quietest family oriented cul-de-sacs that the Capilano neighborhood has to offer. Approximately 3600 square feet of functional living space including four large bedrooms up with an office/den on the main floor and a bright 2 bedroom in-law accommodation downstairs. $1,099,900

Privacy and nature are showcased in this beautifully renovated 2500 square foot home sitting on a tranquil forested 1.13 acre lot. Enjoy the flexibility of this fantastic living space featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, beautiful hardwood floors, an entertainer’s kitchen, and two wood burning fireplaces. Outside features a beautiful brick patio space and a sun filled rooftop deck. $898,000

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1199 Tall Tree Ln.

1070 Heywood St.

Rare Offering

Great Investment Opportunity

Contemporary design converges with privacy in this exclusive Post and Beam home. Situated in Canyon Heights, this private residence has been immaculately kept and meticulously updated. Well laid out with four bedrooms, three baths, beautiful hardwood floors, high end finishing, and beautiful south west decks. PRICE ON REQUEST

Do not miss this incredible opportunity to own a totally updated 2 level home on a private, 7500 square foot landscaped property. Boasting a flexible layout with three bedrooms up and two down. The recent renovations on this home include; a new roof, windows, paint, and two beautiful kitchen and bathroom updates. An incredible Value for families and investors. $788,500

1029 Heritage Blvd.

A4-240 West 16th St.

Finest Townhome Community

Take the Next Step

“Heritage in the Woods” offers this very bright and sunny duplex located in an expansive peaceful and private development. The 3 bedroom/ 3 bath home has great exposure and a sunny deck to relax and BBQ on. Lots of living space on three different levels. Heritage is a very well maintained complex and also features an outdoor pool and playground. $648,800

Whether you are moving from a condo with a growing family or you are looking for a little less space in a convenient location, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is for you! Bright and spacious at over 1450 square feet this home features wide-plank laminate floors, insuite laundry, gas fireplace, large west-facing deck, 1 secured parking and large storage locker. $639,900

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708-188 East Esplanade

229-332 Lonsdale Ave.

Gorgeous Southern City Views

Impeccable Style

A spectacular 2 bedroom unit with northwest exposure with beautiful views from your own private patio. With an open kitchen and living space, full granite kitchen with gas stove, in-suite laundry and cozy fireplace this home is a must see. Enjoy Lower Lonsdale lifestyle with the Market and fine grocers a moment from your door. $619,000

Exceptional style, location and layout are showcased in this designer suite. This beautifully appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home offers the best in urban living with access to everything Lower Lonsdale has to offer. Boasting incredible southern city and ocean views, two parking spaces and a beautiful gas fireplace. $475,000

1007-168 East Esplanade

208-122 East 3rd St.

Exclusive Residence at the Pier

Panoramic views from this 1 bedroom in “The Pier”. The suite offers an open floor plan, designed for entertaining and captures the views from the city and beyond. Features include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, and bedroom with panoramic views and a large open balcony. $459,500

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Large Private Patio

Over 800 square feet of living space featuring one bedroom, two bathrooms and huge, tranquil private patio with separate gated entrance. This property features high end finishings, and boasts hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and a beautiful kitchen with stainless appliances, and designer lighting and fixtures. $425,000

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Vancouver Market Comment The Real Estate Board reports that as of May 1, 2008, new listings were up 26%. The total inventory stood at 13,575 units, up 18% over 2007. This is great news for buyers as perhaps some owners believe that the market has peaked and wish to take a profit. Some may own more than one property. The Real Estate Board benchmark price of a “typical” detached home on the Board’s housing index was up 11% from April 2007. As the market may be turning, sellers need to pay more attention to the overall condition of their homes. In order to show well, a home must be “clutter-free.” Buyers should seek advice from Realtors in their area and obtain the latest information available in order to invest wisely in their new home.

Divine Architecture The Grace on Richards

Two Harbour Green

1103-8 Smith Mews

Waterfront Luxury

Spacious Floorplan

A world class waterfront development, offering spectacular views. This 3,600 square foot suite with 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms offers a couture kitchen, elegant powder rooms. Luxury amenities include private 3-car garage, virtual golf centre, pool, and private room for spa treatments. $5,850,000

Experience ultimate luxury waterfront living in this 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms perfectly situated suite on 1,238 square feet Open balcony and expansive windows to enjoy the exhilarating water and city. Coopers Park and the seawall are at your door yet connected to Vancouver’s finest dining and shopping districts. $1,650,000

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201-1280 Richards St.

802-1468 West 14th St.

Sophistication and Style

South Granville!

Luxurious and stylish two bedroom residence opening onto a street level piazza. 1500 square feet designed and built to international standards of urban life. Award winning gardens and obsessive attention to detail. This is the city’s most architecturally inspired building in the most vibrant neighborhood. $1,588,000

Located in the heart of the posh Granville Area. This large 2 bedroom and den suite features over 1,200 square feet of living area offers gorgeous water views. Features include walnut floors, high end Bosch and Jennair appliances and granite counters. The suite is located near Granville Street shops and restaurants. $1,049,000

3002-455 Beach Crescent

2806-128 West Cordova

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Spectacular False Creek Views

Woodwards!

Beautiful views of False Creek in this immaculate unit. Featuring stainless appliances, granite countertops and large master ensuite. Parks, shopping and entertainment districts are at your doorstep. You will also have access to the buildings amenities including a lap pool and state of the art exercise center. $1,049,000

Woodwards is your opportunity to live in an elite building located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This 2 Bedroom and Den suite has exquisite views of the North Shore mountains, Coal Harbour and the downtown skyline. The developer has spared no expense with the attention to detail and the top quality finishings throughout the interior and exterior of this building. $749,900

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704-2851 Heather St.

2305-788 Hamilton St.

Pristine Mountain Views

European Design

This modern and sophisticated two bedroom and den is designed with an open kitchen that blends seamlessly into the living space. Offering an entertainment sized balcony with views embracing the downtown skyline. Featuring granite counters, stainless appliances, beautiful hardwood floors and 2 parking stalls. $749,900

Well appointed 2 bedroom 2 bathroom suite with expansive windows and open balcony. Features include stainless appliances, granite countertops; Contemporary bathrooms with chrome fixtures, and stone vanity. World class amenities including Yoga studio, sports lounge, and concierge service. Estimated completion 2009. $749,000

2102-989 Beatty St.

2310-788 Hamilton St.

Bosa Construction

Prime Downtown Location

Fantastic false creek views from this beautiful suite built by BOSA Development Co. Perfectly laid out 1, 058 Square Feet, 2 bedrooms and den with 2 full ensuited baths. Gourmet open kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Features a covered balcony, 1 parking stall and storage locker. $689,000

Spacious 733 square foot suite in the stylish TV Towers. Contemporary kitchen with white cabinetry, polished chrome hardware, granite countertops and wine storage. Features include a yoga/Pilates studio, fitness room, steam room, sauna, sports lounge, games room, and full concierge. Estimated to complete 2009. $549,000

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3101-111 West Georgia St.

605-33 West Pender St.

Spectrum 2

Modern Living

Fantastic water views of False Creek from this brand new never lived in high floor suite! Includes upgraded features with stainless steel appliance package, stone countertops in kitchen and bathroom and Euro style fixtures. In-suite laundry and one parking stall. 24 hour in-tower concierge and amenities including indoor lap pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and gym. $539,000

Gastown living at its finest. Excellent investment opportunity, expected completion July 2008. Over 750 Square Feet of open living space with top of the line finishings.10 foot ceilings throughout , premium Kitchen Aid appliances, gorgeous bathroom with separate frameless glass shower and rain shower head.Walking distance to Vancouver’s finest dining, entertainment and shopping districts. $510,000

1603-7088 18th Ave.

2906-131 Regiment Square

Great Investment Opportunity

Spectrum 3 Towers

Incredible opportunity to own a suite in Cressy’s stunning Park 360 development. This spacious 2 bedroom floor plan features 980 square feet of living space. Well laid out with quality finishings like granite counters and stainless appliances, building offers great amenities and 2 parking spaces. $469,000

Sub-Penthouse suite with fantastic layout! Open plan and views of the city skyline. Kitchen with ample space and a covered balcony off of the living room. Large modern bathroom with a deep soaker tub. Excellent amenities including indoor lap pool, steam room, whirlpool, fitness centre and 24 hour concierge service. $349,000

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Mark e t Wa tc h

Housing market moderates for spring-time buyers “Residential sales continue to be strong, but there is a lot more choice on the market today. This is good news for a market that has been defined by recordbreaking activity for most of this decade,” said REBGV president, Dave Watt.

VANCOUVER, B.C. - May 2, 2008 - An influx of new listings entered the Greater Vancouver housing market in April 2008, while residential sales reduced slightly compared to the same period a year ago. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 3,218 in April 2008, a decline of five per cent from the 3,387 sales recorded in April 2007, and a 3.8 per cent drop from the 3,345 sales in April 2006. New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties increased 25.6 per cent to 7,010 in April 2008 compared to April 2007, when 5,580 new units were listed. “Despite this seeming re-balance between sales and listings, it took, on average, six fewer days to sell a home in Greater Vancouver compared to the previous year, with a days on

market average of 33 in April this year,” said Watt. Sales of detached properties declined 7.8 per cent to 1,293 from the 1,403 detached sales recorded during the same period in 2007. The benchmark price, as calculated by the MLSLink Housing Price Index®, for detached properties rose 11 per cent from April 2007 to $771,321. Sales of apartment properties in April 2008 declined 2.4 per cent to 1,317, compared to 1,350 sales in April 2007. The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 9.6 per cent from April 2007 to $389,070. Attached property sales in April 2008 are down 4.1 per cent to 608, compared with the 634 sales in April 2007. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 10.5 per cent between April 2007 and 2008 to $477,900.

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