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March 8 to 22, 2013 volume 3 issue 5
Sensational in South Surrey
columns, news & features 012 Editor’s note Columns
074 c ondo sense The B.C. First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus makes owning your first home more affordable by cameron mcneill
in the news
066 i ndustry news The Georgie Awards honoured the “best of the best” at a black tie gala by susan m boyce
088 i ndustry event The GVHBA seminar will offer expert homebuying advice by susan m boyce
090 Homebuyers’ resource section
060 hot topic Tax tips for those who work from home by jen killins
092 l isting directory
064 y our money Ways to put your tax return to good use
014 South Surrey/ White Rock
076 t ax tips Nine simple steps to make tax time a little “less taxing”
034 Condo Watch Condominium homes to keep your eye on
068 Pitt Meadows/ Maple Ridge
by susan m boyce
042 Vancouver 054 Burnaby
072 R ichmond 078 Abbotsford/Chilliwack 082 North Shore
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Wall2Wall Media Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge Like us on facebook search: Condo Guide
Much like that bank commercial that says, “you’re richer than you think,” a new home may be more affordable than you originally thought. Perhaps you only need to change your definition of “home” to get into the market. While a detached home is the traditional choice for many, high-rise and low-rise suites, lofts and townhomes have become a prime choice among first-time buyers and empty nesters in the market for new place to call home. Not only does condominium living afford you the opportunity to live in a prime neighbourhood at a great starting price, when it’s time to move you can often opt to remain in the
same neighbourhood, since many buildings and townhome communities offer a mix of designs and sizes, which allow families to relocate easily without having to change jobs or schools. Today’s communities generally have a range of sizes and prices that start at the “affordable” end of the price spectrum. This spring, many builders and developers are gearing up for their grand openings or have suites available for quick occupancy. It’s an exciting time to be shopping for a new place, so don’t miss this excellent buying opportunity. Have a look through this issue and see what you think. The home of your dreams is waiting.
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It’s hard to believe, considering some of the harsh weather we’ve had of late, but spring is almost here. And along with the crocuses budding and the beginning of baseball season, a sure sign of spring’s arrival is the inevitability of tax time. In this issue of New Condo Guide, you’ll get some good tax time tips. For instance, you’ll learn ways to make tax time “less taxing” and how to make working at home work to your advantage. Let’s face it, most of us don’t enjoy filing our taxes. But think of it this way: once your taxes are out of the way, you can enjoy the pleasures of spring. Let’s hear it for flowers, patios
and sandals (okay maybe not just yet). But with the nicer weather, its a good time to get out there and start visiting all of the terrific condos you’ve been meaning to see. So replace your Sorels and parkas with more seasonal gear and make plans to call on some of the stunning condo presentation centres and model suites on offer around the city. All of the beautiful architecture, smart designs and dreamy colours will surely help you shed the winter “blahs” and get you into the spirit of the spring season. But please don’t forget to do your taxes.
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Sensational in South Surrey // by susan m boyce
ocean breezes. You crave a sophisticated home in one of the Lower Mainland’s most up and coming neighbourhoods. And naturally, you insist on only the finest quality when it comes to the place you call home. Well take note, because Adagio is now well under construction. Marking Boffo Developments’ long awaited return to the South Surrey neighbourhood, this collection of 50 lowrise condominium homes follows the success of Sereno which was named B.C.’s Best Townhouse Community at the prestigious Georgie Awards. Designed with all the meticulous attention to detail Boffo is known for, Adagio is unabashedly upscale, elegant and cosmopolitan. “We are appealing directly to buyers who appreciate the finer things in life — savvy You love the sunshine and fresh,
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young professionals and active downsizers who want the convenience of lock’n’go living without compromising space or the features they had in their single-family home,” says sales manager Sandra Miller. Love Your Space “Because Boffo is both the developer and the builder, you know they’re going to build every home as if they were building it for themselves,” Sandra says. “There are so many little details that you don’t necessary think of until you’re actually living in your new home: things like a built-in wine fridge, nine-ft. ceilings throughout, large portrait windows, and not only a gas range but an outdoor gas hook up on every balcony. We’ve even included an installed security system in every home.”
Following a long standing Boffo tradition, kitchens will be dazzling and sure to bring out the inner Iron Chef — expansive counters and centre islands, side-byside fridge with icemaker, even a side cupboard sized specifically for cookie trays. “Of course, there’s also the chef’s demonstration kitchen in the lounge/amenity space for when you’re really kicking your culinary skills into high gear for a larger group of friends and family,” Sandra adds. Experience Life And speaking of amenities, Adagio’s are going to be, in a word, astonishing. Or, you could say lavish, spa-inspired, and exotic. In addition to the chef’s kitchen, owners will have access to a state-of-the-art fitness centre, steam room, spa-style jetted tub, and TV lounge with fireplace. Then there’s Adagio’s interaction with the great outdoors. “The courtyard is going to be so cool,” Sandra says. “It will be terraced with plenty of retained, mature trees and a series of pathways to secret garden areas in addition to the main socializing spaces. So when you open up the door from the lounge/amenity, it’s like you’ve just expanded the entire space into a private park.”
distance to Semiahmoo town centre and only a five-minute drive to Grandview Corners or Morgan Crossing, but you still feel like you’re in an exclusive, very private enclave. You can be at the beach or the White Rock Promenade in about 10 minutes, and access to Vancouver, YVR and the U.S. border is excellent.” Adagio offers a diverse range of floorplans ranging from 717-sq.ft. one-bedrooms to spacious threebedrooms with over 1,300 sq. ft. of exceptional living. Presentation centre opens to the public on Saturday, March 9th at 20th Ave. and 154th St. in South Surrey. For more information and to priority register, visit AdagioByBoffo.ca
Close to What Counts While there’s plenty to keep you entertained and relaxed right at home, when you’re ready for shopping or a night on the town, Adagio’s got you covered too. “This is an incredibly central location,” Sandra says. “It’s walking march 8 - 22, 2013 metro vancouver new Condo Guide 17
SOUTH SURREY/WHITE ROCK
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SOUTH SURREY/WHITE ROCK
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ROYCE IS NOW OPEN! COME VISIT THE ROYCE PRESENTATION GALLERY & DESIGNER DISPLAY. Make this your Everyday – an exclusive enclave of luxurious condo residences in one of BC’s most coveted ocean-side communities. With unobstructed panoramic views, superb amenities and exceptional detailing at every corner, Royce offers a rare sense of serenity high above the Pacific Ocean. A place where location and luxury reside.
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Call 604.538.8028 Open Noon - 5pm Daily (except Fridays) 14855 Thrift Avenue – White Rock
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Live with over 60 shops, services, dining, amenities, & entertainment options at your doorstep! Your last opportunity to own in the coveted morgan Crossing village, take advantage of special spring pricing on remaining suites. Hurry, a handful of homes remain. viLLage BUiLding:
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Morgan Crossing is Move-in-ready visit the real estate presentation centre Open Daily (except Fridays) noon - 5pm. 103-15775 Croydon Dr., South Surrey. Located next to Thrifty Foods.
DiSCOver viLLage LiFe aT mOrgan CrOSSing ... leave your car behind to shop at winners, london Drugs, fashion outlets, and trendy local boutiques. enjoy neighbourhood events like car shows and movie nights that happen along bustling main st. plentiful bistros and fresh groceries from thrifty Foods mean delicious eats anytime. staying healthy made easy with steve nash sports club steps away. scenic parks, trails, & beaches all nearby.
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Morgan Crossing Last chance to live in the Village // By susan m boyce
ick, tock, tick tock. Time’s running out if you want to be one of the lucky homebuyers who owns a brand new condo at Morgan Crossing. You know, the South Surrey neighbourhood with the fantastic village-style shopping, the dynamic ambiance, and some of the most outgoing locals you’ll meet anywhere. Yes, that Morgan Crossing. “Right now, we have less than a dozen homes remaining, so this really is your last chance,” says Bryan Woolley, sales director. But he adds there’s also good news. “We have homes available in all parts of the Village — meaning you can still pick the location and suite that best suits your own, unique lifestyle.” One-of-a-Kind Lifestyle
“The Village at Morgan Crossing truly has become a community, a cool place where people like to hang out,” Bryan says. “You see the impact it has all the time — neighbours chatting together as they head to the Steve Nash Sports Club, friends having coffee together at Mink or outside on one of the park benches, and, of course, dog owners swapping stories at the dog park. Just the other day, a young professional told me he’d met more people here in two months than he did after living in his previous place for two years.” And then there’s Morgan Crossing’s much celebrated diversity. Homeowners range from a 19-year-old first time buyer to a 40-something artist establishing a firm foothold in the world of professional painting, and even a dynamic 92-year-old grandmother. There are young couples starting out, growing families, and mature couples savouring the delights of a maintenance-free, lock’n’go lifestyle. “The inter-generational contact is amazing,” Bryan explains. “Older people who often sat home feeling lonely are 22 metro vancouver new Condo Guide march 8 - 22, 2013
rediscovering the joy of connecting with younger generations, and those young people have an opportunity to hear stories that might otherwise be lost.” As if on cue, a silver-haired gent emerges from Thrifty Foods. On one side, a young man with the lean, lanky build of an aspiring basketball player is carrying two perfectly balanced boxes of fresh-baked pizza. On the other, a tiny tot with a frilly, purple skirt has a firm grip on her mom’s hand. All four are clearly sharing a mutual joke, and their laughter lingers as they round the corner toward home. The Time for Your Life
Morgan Crossing’s ability to create more time is another lifestyle feature Bryan says is a hit with buyers of all ages. “You have a plethora of shops, services, and recreation within a two-block radius of your front door,” he explains. “You’re not spending time in your car going back and forth for every little thing you need, so it’s healthier for you and more sustainable on the environment. Even people who still need a car for work often find they simply park it on Friday and then forget about it until Monday morning.” It’s also a more spontaneous way to live. Or, put another way, Morgan Crossing opens up all kinds of ways to simply have more fun. For example, if you have a sudden, uncontrollable desire to update your wardrobe, over a dozen
boutiques and fashion outlets await. Feel like sushi and sake for dinner? No problem. First stop Sushi Castle, followed by Everything Wine, and for the final touch, fresh flowers — and you’ll still be finished shopping and back home in less than 15 minutes. “Plus there’s always something going on here,” says one first time buyer who’s about to celebrate both his first anniversary of living at Morgan Crossing and his first wedding anniversary. “Last year they brought a mini ice rink into the village centre. We’ve had dog shows and car shows and Christmas tree lighting celebrations. This is just a fantastic place to live.” Get On with Your Life
Need one final enticement? All remaining homes at Morgan Crossing, including the spectacular Lofts at Summit House, are ready for immediate occupancy. Translation: no waiting, no wondering, just call the moving company and get going with the rest of your life. The Morgan Crossing presentation centre is open noon to 5 p.m. daily except Fridays at 103 – 15775 Croydon Dr. (right next to Thrifty Foods) in South Surrey. Prices start at $269,900. For more information visit morgancrossing.ca or call 604.582.1336.
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Junior ones up to spacious two + den suites priced from the $160’s up to the low $400’s VISIT OUR PRESENTATION CENTRE OPEN DAILY NOON - 5PM (CLOSED FRIDAYS) 20211 66th Avenue, Langley BC | 604-533-7718 elementsinlangley.com SALES & MARKETING BY: FIFTH AVENUE REAL ESTATE MARKETING LTD. www.fifthave.ca *Prices and incentives are subject to change and may be withdrawn without prior notice. Prices quoted exclude net HST or GST, whichever is applicable. $10,000 bonus offered by Sandhill Developments for CMHC approved first time buyers only on new deals written between Feb. 14/13 and March 31/13 in phase 3 only. E.&O.E.
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This is not an offering for sale. Any such offer can only be made with a disclosure statement. Monthly payments are based on 10% down, 3.04% five year term, 25 year amortization, OAC. *Price net of $10,000 cash back. Prices and offering subject to change. E.&O.E.
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Condo market watch Condominium homes to keep your eye on
Kensington: Langley On the Street: 208th St. and 80th Ave. On the Web: liveatkensington.ca Highlights: The inaugural condo apartment residence at Willoughby Town Centre, Kensington will be located in the heart of this dynamic, new neighbourhood. This master-planned community is a pedestrian-oriented collection of socially active retail, commercial and multi-family residential. The first, 65-unit residence will offer a diverse selection of suites ranging from a 660-sq.-ft. one-bedroom to a twobedroom plus den offering 1,360-sq.-ft. Presentation centre anticipated to open April 2013. Be sure to register today for more information as it comes available.
15West: North Vancouver On the Street: Chesterfield and 15th
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On the Web: 15west.ca
On the Web: cadencebycressey.com
Featuring the famous Cressey Kitchen, this two-tower collection of more than 250 homes will be located in the Oval Village, one of Richmond’s most exciting new neighbourhoods. Built with a focus on sustainable living, these homes will lay claim to being among the healthiest found anywhere in Richmond. Great proximity to the legacy Olympic Oval, walking/biking trails along the dikes, transit, and an increasingly diverse selection of shopping, restaurants and services.
Highlights: The new 15West Presentation Centre is now open, meaning you can experience a taste of life in this great central Lonsdale location — 18-storeys designed to meet demand for spacious, luxuriously appointed homes in a quiet, convenient North Shore location. Views of the downtown Vancouver skyline, Gulf Islands, Lions Gate, and sparkling waters of Burrard Inlet and Georgia Straight. Exceptional finishings include marble backsplashes and full KitchenAid appliance package.
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Highlights: Two buildings, united by a private central courtyard and open-air skywalks to access each floor. A rare find in downtown, every home enjoys natural light from both north and southern exposures and many upper homes have inspiring mountain, water, or False Creek Village views. Be sure to ask about their ‘zero down’ promotion. Some buyer qualification/ restrictions apply.
Era: Victoria On the Street: 728 Yates St. On the Web: eravictoria.com Info: 250.383.3722 Highlights: Brought to you by Concert Properties, Era is a 16-story tower with 157 homes coming to the heart of downtown Victoria. Located in the 700 block of Yates St. between the Odeon Theatre and Canada Post building, Era is easy walking distance to Victoria’s Inner Harbour eclectic range of shopping, dining, and entertainment. The building’s architecture will integrate a portion of the existing heritage building and complement the character of the surrounding area. Priced to appeal to first-time buyers and investors alike.
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grand opening weekend! Sunday March 17th
first time buyer government incentive
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Luxury is Standard at Luxor
OWN TODAY Priced from $224,900 Special Financing Packages Available
hours: Monday to Friday 1-6pm Weekends & Holidays 12-5pm
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Marketing and Sales by:
15 min. to YVR Airport & 15 min. to US Border
Presentation Centre: 12039 - 64th Ave., Unit 104, Surrey Corner of Scott Rd & 64th Ave
Hwy. 99 R E A L E S TAT E M A R K E T I N G
To US Border
*Selected Homes subject to change without notice. Limited time offer, see sales staff for details. This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering can only be made with a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.
D! E D LU T C IN JUS L 1! AL OM 63 ’S FR IT 6,
$10,000* First Time Buyer Bonus Now Available This Month Only! Build your deposit, while we build your home!* This allows you to build up towards a deposit in staggered installments until the day you move in. It’s never been easier and more viable to get into homeownership. Talk to us and we’ll go over your options. Ascend gives you the space you asked for, in a neighbourhood you already love at a price you can afford! Live within Walking Distance of everything and kiss your parents goodbye from just $176,631 including net sales tax!
liveatascend.com 604.596.2202 8655 160 St. Surrey BC Open Daily Noon–5pm (Closed Thursdays and Fridays) *Prices and incentives are subject to change or be withdrawn without notice. Prices quoted include net sales tax for owner/occupier only. Payments quoted based on current prices, a 20% down payment, 30 year amortization at 4.24% over a 5 year fixed term. Interest rate valid as of February 14, 2013. Offered by a partnership financial institution available OAC. Ask about our staggered downpayment program. Ask about how Ambros will match the $10,000 provincial government program at Ascend until March 31, 2013 only. Don’t miss out! E&O.E. Sales and Marketing by Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. www.fifthave.ca
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brand new 3 Bedroom showhome opening mArch 16th
you’ll love your strata fees
Buy now & we’ll pAy your strAtA fees for up to 3 years 2 & 3 Bedroom condos from $269,900 move-in this mAy!
Serious About Real Estate.
porte.ca/latitude 604.596.5075 144th & 60th Ave, surrey open dAily 12–5pm (closed thurs & fri) Visit our Presentation Centre today to speak with our Latitude Sales team strata fee promotion offered for a limited time and is subject to change without notice.
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VERVE SALES CENTRE + SHOWHOMES: 10119whalleyblvd,Surrey.oPendaily12â€“5pm (closed fri) *$8dollarsadayisbasedonapurchasepriceof$167,900andareduceddepositstructure. Pricingandpromotionsubjecttochangewithoutnotice.Salesbydisclosurestatementonly,e&oe.
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priceD from the $160s
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Two bedroom starting from $249,900 including net HST
MOVE IN NOW! 8695 - 160th Street, Surrey
PRICES AND INCENTIVES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. SEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR DETAILS. E.&O.E.
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THIS WEEKEND ONLY SALE Sale StartS SaturdaY be the firSt to know EVERY FRIDAY about the weekendâ€™S ultra Sale
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citY centre StudioS froM $186,900 citY centre 1 bdrMS froM $259,900 citY centre townhoMeS froM $429,900
SaleS centre oPen dailY 11aM - 6 PM | 10345 133a Street, SurreY liveatultra.coM | 604.588.6999 develoPed bY *See agent for full detailS. PriceS & incentiveS are Subject to change without notice. e.&e.o.
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va n c o u v e r | d o w n t o w n va n c o u v e r
W KING EDWARD AVE
PACIFIC SPIRIT PARK
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W 12TH AVE KI
E 12TH AVE
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QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK
E 33RD AVE
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W 41ST AVE
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W 57TH AVE
W 49TH AVE
E 49TH AVE
W 70TH AVE
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1. THE residences at west
15. keefer block
3. wall centre central park
4. collection 45
12. bluetree homes on main street
195 West 2nd Ave 604.707.9378
1777 West 7th Ave 604.737.0360 Boundry Road & Kingsway 604.874.9232 Main Street & 8th 604.569.1555
2nd & Quebec Street 604.876.7332
5696 Berton Ave. 604.228.8895
108 - 3479 Westbrook 604.221.8878
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4th Ave. & Fir 604.731.5522 2065 W12th Ave 604.892.7712 First & Quebec 604.876.8819
1305 Burrand St. amacon.com
King Edward & Main 604.877.1116
Cambie & Marine 604.638.9998
Howe & Drake 604.669.8200
Keefer St & Main St 604.682.8813 2642 E Hastings 604.251.2522
Presentation Centre: 140 - 1265 Granville Street 604.688.8927
18. arbutus ridge 3113 Arbutus Street 604.738.0001
289 East 6th Avenue 604.261.3936
W 16TH AVE
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A TYPICAL 500 SQ. FT. SUITE 1 BEDROOM
ALBA UNIT A1 652 SQ. FT. SUITE 1 BED PLUS FLEX SPACE
$1,019.00 PER MONTH
$1,083.57 PER MONTH*
Hastings Sunrise, only 3 blocks from the PNE, and a short bus ride to downtown, is known for its great eclectic shops, and restaurants. ALBA is a smartly designed one bedroom condo, with a whole lot of ﬂexible space. Starting at $318,000
SALES CENTRE - 2642 E HASTNGS (3 BLOCKS WEST OF PNE) 604.251.2522 march 8 - 22, 2013 metro vancouver new Condo Guide 43
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Downtown Living. West End Charm. At the intersection of everything you love. Location, style, and superior features. These smartly designed homes include air conditioning, full size stainless steel appliances, polished stone countertops and roller blind shades. Spacious 1 and 2 bedroom homes offer room to entertain and a comfortable refuge to relax in.
Construction is Starting Soon!
Modern is closing after March 10th. Visit today or call for a personal appointment.
Visit our Presentation Centre located at 1305 Burrard St. Open Daily 12-6 (closed Fridays) or call 604.879.2010
For more information visit www.amacon.com
Prices and availability subject to change without notice. E.&O.E.
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Date: Client: Project:
Feb 15, 2013 Amacon Modern Amacon Modern Advert
OW N I N K I T S F O R LE S S T H A N YO U ’ D PAY I N R E N T
MOVE I N TH I S SU M M E R
PRESENTATION CENTRE 1705 BURRARD AT WEST 1ST · OPEN DAILY 12-5PM, CLOSED FRIDAYS *Based on 25.8% down payment, 25-year amortization with 1-year fixed rate. Interest rates effective as of October 15, 2012, and are subject to change without notice. Interest is calculated semi-annually, not in advance. All mortgage products are offered by Royal Bank of Canada and are subject to its standard lending criteria. Developer reserves the right to make changes and modifications to the content contained herein without prior notice. E.&O.E.
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You Can Really LIVE Here
PRINCE EDWARD ST
E 20th Ave
E 21st Ave
E 22nd Ave
E 23RD AVE
E 23rd Ave
E 24TH AVE
Prices are subject to change without notice. HST/GST not included. E.&.O.E. Hillcrest
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See more at bluetreehomes.ca
Bluetree Home Store
E 27TH AVE
E 28TH AVE Home Store open daily 12-5 (Closed Friday) 4118 Main St., Vancouver E 29th Ave 604-877-1116
E 26th Ave
E 27th Ave
E 28th Ave
E 29th Ave
Prince Edward St
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Boutique building in the heart of Mid Main. Restaurants, cafĂŠs at your doorstep. Heritage inspired architecture, modern finishes, private decks, 1 or 2 parking included.
St. George St
1 & 2 BED APARTMENTS
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VANCOUVER - WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR THE SEX COMMENT IN OUR RECENT ROLSTON ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN. The advertising campaign stating that "The Rolston was So Enticing Other Buildings Want To Have Sex With It” was considered alarming by a number of people. Yes, we did sell multiple homes at The Rolston because of this campaign but if the Sex comment was considered inappropriate, we do apologize. In the future we will focus on presenting the Rolston condominium homes solely on their amazing architectural design, downtown Vancouver location and very affordable pricing. And, for the record, we deny the rumor regarding the CN Tower and The Rolston having sex. Nor did The Rolston have sex with the Wave condominiums in Surrey or Centro homes in Richmond. And we would like the OnQue development to stop calling. The Rolston doesn’t like you in that way and only wants to be friends. Check out the Rolston for yourself and see what all the fuss is about!
PRESENTATION CENTRE #140 – 1265 Granville Street Open Sat - Wed: 12-5, Closed Thurs. & Fri.
THE DEVELOPER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES AND MODIFICATIONS. RENDERINGS, PLANS, PHOTOS, AND SKETCHES ARE REPRESENTATIONAL ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON. E.&OE.
STARTING AT $349,900. Come into our new presentation centre and see why Rolston is so attractive to home owners that are ready for something bold… and aren't afraid to admit it.
PRESENTATION GALLERY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
A Limited Collection of 45 Signature Homes Located off Main & 8th
Starting at $258,000 Own with just 5% Down* Don’t miss your chance to own a home in Vancouver’s most innovatively designed building with breathtaking views of the City!
ACTUAL VIEW FROM 3RD FLOOR
Collection 45 is proud to be a 2012 Georgie Award winner. Home ownership is easier than you think! Ask us how you can own a prestigious Collection 45 home with just 5% down* today!
Move-in Oct 2013 Construction well underway! www.fifthave.ca Sales and marketing provided by Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Prices and incentives are subject to change without prior notice. Prices quoted exclude HST. Own with 5% down applies to an initial payment of 5% and the balance of the deposit paid in equal installments over 5 months. See sales representative for details. E.&O.E.
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Above all else // By susan m boyce
he parkade levels are complete and the first 12 storeys are now clearly visible above the hoarding that surrounds Opsal in Southeast False Creek. Already, it’s clear this is no ordinary highrise. Poised to become the neighbourhood’s tallest residential tower, Opsal is a rare blend of heritage and future vision — a sophisticated, modernistic structure destined to soar above the vibrant, diverse streetscape. It’s a place that reaches for the future while still honouring its heritage, a place with many stories and many more yet to be told. Evolution of a Landmark
“Opsal is one of the very few towers that offers one-bedroom floorplans right up to the 20th floor,” says Kim Maust, Bastion’s vice president. “Generally, anything above the 10th floor are larger, two-bedroom homes, but at Opsal we have a selection of spectacular, one-bedroom suites on upper levels. And while there’s no competition when it comes to Opsal’s views, our prices are very competitive.” Inside, Opsal suites are pure 21st century: lavishly appointed ensuites, wide-plank flooring, soft-close cabinetry, and big, bright windows. There’s even one floorplan with a kitchen window — a feature that’s clearly delighting one young woman checking out the presentation centre with her husband in tow. Mind you, she also appears to be totally enamoured with the kitchen vignette showcasing one of Opsal’s three colour choices — a dramatic, meticulously balanced combination of high-gloss Ferrari red, sizzling white quartz counters, and industrial-chic stainless steel. 52 metro vancouver new Condo Guide march 8 - 22, 2013
Priced for Perfection
And before you start thinking all this is going to cost a bundle, here’s more good news. Opsal has one-bedroom homes priced from just $335,900 or twobedroom homes from $489,900. “For many first-time buyers, staying under that $400,000 threshold is critical,” Kim says. “Opsal gives them the ability to purchase a home with all the high-end features and finishings they want at a price they can afford.” The Opsal presentation centre and display home are open noon to 5 p.m. daily except Fridays at 29 East Second in Vancouver. For more information, visit opsalliving.com or call 604.876.7332.
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Bu r naby | N e w We s tm i n s te r New Westminster
BARNET MARINE PARK
SQUINT LAKE PARK
ROYAL OAK AVE
ROYAL OAK AVE
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1902 Rosser Ave. 604.294.3339
Site Location Gamma Ave. & Hastings St. liveatburnabyheights.com
A2. highland house
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6th & Royal Ave. 604.525.8980
University High Street 604.320.3386
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Belmont & 6th Ave 604.522.2583
MARIN E WA Y
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
University Crescent & Highland Court 778.331.0348
DEER LAKE PARK
MAR IN E
AD AW AY
SE MARINE DR
18 Begbie Street 604.523.0081
KI N A12 GS WA METROTOWN Y
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BURNABY MOUNTAIN PARK
107 - 7090 Edmonds St. 604.525.8496
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CG Banner Ad Redesign
Sales Centre 618 Langside Ave. 604.939.8808
4570 Hastings St. 604.205.7172
1710 Gilmore Avenue 604.291.9130
University High Street 604.456.8883
4860 Bennet Street 604.439.9580
A12. paddington mews 4927 Kingsway 604.438.9922
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SUITES STARTING FROM
AT UNIVERCITY UNIVE
V UN I ER S I T YC
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
TO W E R R
Offering affordable studios and one bedroom suites next to world class education at SFU, Highland House is a great first home and a smart long-term investment.
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION
LIBERTYHOMES.CA This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering may only be made with a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.
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ONE LESS BRIDGE BUT SO MUCH MORE. MOVE IN SPRING, 2014 A SELECT NUMBER
OF HOMES FROM
$10,000 - $20,000 OFF VISIT TODAY
NORTHBANK HOMES COME WITH: WATER VIEWS FROM EVERY TOWER HOME + PARKSIDE LOCATION + 2 BLOCKS TO SKYTRAIN + SMART, COMFORTABLE FLOORPLANS + A REPUTABLE OWNER/BUILDER + NO WASTED SPACE + EXCELLENT COMMUNITY
TEL: 604.523.0081 OPEN DAILY 12-5 AT 18 BEGBIE (CLOSED THURSDAY - FRIDAY)
*See sales associate for details. Developer reserves the right to make changes to specifications and pricing without notice.
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// by jenn killins
working from home
Jenn Killins is a financial planning expert, speaker, media personality and author of the best-selling finance book, Finding the G Spot, a sassy, sensible, entertaining approach to finance. Follow Jenn on Twitter @findingtheGSpot, and for more information, visit dollarsandsense.info.
hey say two things in life are certain: death and taxes. How we are going to die and how much tax we pay are both grey areas and for the most part, out of our control. But let’s leave the grim reaper in the graveyard for now. Believe it or not, I have some good news on the tax front! No, I’m not running for election... Taxes are not only a sure thing, they are also scary, boring and intimidating for most. Don’t let this tax season scare you or get you down. If you work from home, here’s some great news: no longer is it just the starving artist who can benefit from working from home. There is a way you can give yourself a little raise! Self employed, employees, and commissioned income earners, get ready to Google the following forms to see what tax breaks you are eligible for.
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» T2125 – Calculation of business use of home expenses This one will guide the self-employed Canadian to deductions at home such as heat, electricity, insurance, maintenance, mortgage interest and property taxes. The rule of thumb is if you need to spend it to make money at home, you can more than likely deduct it. Some larger repairs may have a capital cost eliminate to them. This form will give you details on this and other deductions you are entitled to if you’re self-employed. » T777 – Statement of employment expenses This form is for the employee who works from home. It is important to know that it doesn’t matter if you only work from home part of the time – you are still eligible to claim a portion of the time you do work from home. Employees are eligible to claim items such as heat, electricity, general repairs, condo fees, Internet and work phone. The only expenses you can’t claim as an employee versus self-employed are mortgage interest and property taxes. An exception is made for commission employees. As an employee, you must have your employer fill out a T2200. This form tells Revenue Canada what the employer’s expectations are for work and expenses from themselves and from yourself as the employee. » General facts about home deductions The amount of the deduction is calculated based on the amount of space you use in your home for income. Let’s say you have 10 rooms
Tax tips for the self-employed
in your home and two are used for work. The pro-rated amount is based on the percentage of the home used for work. In this case, 20 per cent. So, if your deduction total is $10,000 x 20 per cent, a $2,000 deduction off your income for you! It’s important to know that the deduction only applies to income. If this is the first you are hearing of this but have been working from home for quite some time, don’t fret – you are able to go back to previous years and do a T1 adjustment to make a claim for the years you missed the boat! Keep your receipts. If Revenue Canada comes calling, you want to make sure you can prove your expenses that have been claimed. And finally, don’t let all these fancy forms and terms scare you. Do a bit of homework and take it to a professional if you’re not sure or just plain can’t stand the idea of doing your own taxes. When in doubt, ask if you’re eligible to claim the deduction. Don’t assume if you don’t know! The money spent for good advice will pay off! There are so many financial benefits to working from home. You’re already paying most of these expenses anyway, and the fact that you can claim a portion is a great benefit. Let’s not forget the personal benefits. Nothing is better than working from home in your pj’s! It’s not always about working harder. There’s something to be said for working smarter! So sharpen the pencils, Google it up and give yourself that much-deserved raise!
artistâ€™s concept Only
Grand OpeninG March 16th 3 bedroom Townhomes from the $570s Garden Flats from the $290s A boutique collection of 34 comfortable and private homes in a quiet residential enclave West of Metrotown. Featuring heritage inspired exteriors with refined and sophisticated interior detailing, convenient garden level accessibility, all in a quiet and desirable residential neighbourhood.
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604.438.9922 paddingtonmews.com Presentation Centre 4927 Kingsway, Burnaby (Near Nelson Avenue)
Sales and Marketing by
This is not an offering for sale as such an offer can only be made when accompanied by a disclosure statement. E.& O.E.
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COAST MERIDIAN RD
ST JOHNS ST
B1 LINCOLN AVE
DEWDNEY TRUN K RD PRAIRIE AVE R
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AU G MUNDY ST
SW AY AV E
MARI NE R WAY
COMO LAKE PARK
BLUE MOUNTAIN ST
A4 A1 A5
DEWDNEY TRUNK RD
DEWDNEY TRUNK RD
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK
MEADOW GARDENS GOLF COURSE
FORD RD FRASER RIVER PITT MEADOWS AIRPORT
COQUITLAM A1. EMERSON
608 Como Lake Ave. 604.936.9300
Unit J 101 Austin Ave. 604.931.0302
A3. GRAND CENTRAL 3
DEWDNEY TRUNK RD
HAMMOND RD HARRIS RD
COMO LAKE AVE
PIONEER MEMORIAL PARK
LA NS BL VD DOW
PORT COQUITLAM A4. BLOOM
Sales Centre 618 Langside Ave. 604.939.8808
552 Clarke Road 604.936.2012
2929 Atlantic Ave. 604-936-1888
A6. BLUETREE HOMES AT MACKIN PARK
B1. BURLEIGH WALK
Brunette & Lebleu Presentation Centre located at 1020 Austin Ave. 604.939.8874
2675 Burleigh Ave. GOLDEN EARS 604.464.5856 BRIDGE
3156 Dayanee Spring Blvd. 604.552.3003
GEORGIAN APARTMENTS WEST COQUITLAM On the coming Evergreen Line and close to SFU and Lougheed Town Centre.
From the low $200s
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ROCKY POINT PARK
R TO IC
DAV ID A VE
TOWN CENTRE PARK
S BONSON RD
R IT AG E
COAST MERIDIAN RD
DAVID AVE IOC
COQUITLAM | PORT COQUITLAM | PORT MOODY | PITT MEADOWS
COQUITLAM/PORT COQUITLAM/PORT MOODY
igh Av Burle
Como Lake Ave
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BIG GAINS for your tax return
IT SEEMS OUR TAX RETURNS CAN’T GET here fast enough. Here are some small suggestions that yield big returns.
Pay down credit card debt. By decreasing your principal, your interest payments will also drop, leaving a little more breathing room at the end of each month.
Place money in a savings account. If you’ve been eyeing travel brochures or checking price drops on that 50-inch flat-screen television, putting a portion of your tax return into a savings account will help you reach your goal faster.
Make a donation. The rising costs for everything from food to transportation around the world mean that non-profit organizations and charities working in developing countries are also feeling the pinch.
Service your car. Cars always need repairs at the most inconvenient times. Repairs can be very costly, and can be a large burden if funds are not ready available. Servicing your car with your tax return is a proactive way to avoid these irritating repairs. Not to say you will not run into trouble, but perhaps this tune-up will help to prevent unexpected costs later on.
Splurge. Use a portion of your tax return to reward yourself for all the hard work you have done all year long. Updating your wardrobe or purchasing a new toy will help you feel great and inspire you to behave until next year’s tax return. While these tips may seem small and simple, each will yield large returns. Planning before spending will allow you to do more with the money you receive. NC
Start here. Go anywhere. Ready this fall 2013! • 72 Luxurious apartment residences! • Fantastic rental potential • Spectacular views • Buy now, move in fall 2013
own from $899/month Presentation centre in Burquitlam Plaza next to UPS 552 Clarke Road, Coquitlam Open daily noon - 5 pm (except friday)
2 BEDROOm, 2 BEDROOm + DEn HOmES FROm $317,900
Site: Corner of Smith Ave and Breslay Street (One block east of Clarke Road behind Burquitlam Plaza)
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You Can Really LIVE Here
VE TE A NET MACKIN PARK
UGH EEDopen daily 12 -5 Home Store HW Y (Closed Friday) A N S- C ANAD 211 â€“TR1020 Austin Ave., A HWY Coquitlam 604-939-8874
KING EDWARD ST
Prices are subject to change without notice. HST/GST not included. E.&O.E.
Unique historic neighbourhood from $199,900
Walkable neighbourhood, close to amenities, minutes from Lougheed SkyTrain. French-inspired architecture, spacious floorplans, modern finishes. Every home includes an outdoor space and 1 or 2 parking.
BLUE MTN. ST
1 & 2 BED APARTMENTS
Bluetree Home Store
See more at bluetreehomes.ca at mackin park
Mackin Park ad for New Condo Guide
The 21sT AnnuAl GeorGie AwArds
Where inspiration comes home // BY susAn m BoYCe
Collection 45 introduced innovative scissor suites and a playful façade to Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood (Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing) 1
forGeT The osCArs. Give uP The GrAmmies. whY? Because right here in Vancouver, we’ve got the Georgie Awards. This year, celebrating its 21st anniversary, the Georgie Awards once again attracted a diverse crowd as the glitterati of B.C.’s residential building industry gathered to honour the best of the best in a black tie gala on the waterfront at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s battle was intense with a record-breaking 518 entries — 1,538 slides covering 45 categories. It took the judges three days of intense deliberation and a reputed 455 cups of coffee, but on February 23rd, 2013, the winners of the 21st Annual Georgie Awards were announced to a crowd of more than 600 builders, developers, renovators and industry experts. “These awards are a showcase of the most dynamic and innovative residential industry in North America,” said Ida Chong, B.C.’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, in her address. “You are leading the way to build a better, more sustainable future for all British Columbians.”
home sweeT home
Conspicuously absent this year was the much-loved, opening reception photo gallery where people traditionally browse the finalists, oohing and ahhing while attempting to guess judges’ soon to be revealed selections. Attendees did,
“You are leading the way to build a better, more sustainable future for all British Columbians.” ida Chong 1
however, get a quick peek at each project prior to the winner being announced during the ceremony. As always, the sheer style, inspiration and visionary outlook were awe-inspiring. And, in the condominium categories, there was no shortage of innovation to admire. One of the evening’s first surprises came in the Best New Multi-Family Kitchen category when one of the five finalists was deemed so outstanding that the judges created a whole new category — Best New Multi-Family Kitchen over $40,000 which was awarded to The Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia by Delta Land Development. Winning the award for Best New Multi-Family Kitchen under $40,000 was Symphony Homes’ Mahon Park Residences in North Vancouver. MAC Marketing Solutions added another four gold Georgie awards to their already lengthy list of achievements. Meccanica (built by Cressey) got the nod in three categories including a
2 A kitchen so upscale, the judges created a whole new category for The Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia by Delta Land Development 3 The Marketing Campaign of the Year Grand Georgie went to MAC Marketing for Meccanica by Cressey 4 The Concert Properties team celebrates becoming only the fifth company to ever win a Platinum Georgie Award
Grand Georgie for Marketing Campaign of the Year. Named after Intermeccanica, the world-renown manufacturer of handcrafting replica 1950-era Porsches, this dynamic addition to Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek neighbourhood successfully blends industrial heritage with contemporary minimalism and features big, bold, dramatic cabinetry based on six of the most famous vintage Porsche colours, including midnight blue and ruby red. Just up the road in Mount Pleasant, Collection 45’s innovative style and artistic savvy garnered Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing a gold in the Best Signage category. Salesperson of the Year went to Stephanie Sonnenberg from Adera for her outstanding work at Salus, Zen, and Breeze. Life Long Commitment to Excellence
For one of her final duties as CEO of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association BC (CHBA-BC), MJ Whitemarsh presented Concert Properties with the fifth-ever Platinum Georgie Award. An enthusiast standing ovation swept across the room as the Concert team accepted the prestigious award, an honour reserved for companies that have won 25 or more Gold Georgie Awards over time. To find more information and to view images of all projects in this year’s competition, visit georgieawards.ca. march 8 - 22, 2013 metro vancouver new Condo Guide 67
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Edge on Edge
Urban chic in Maple Ridge // By susan m boyce
et set Maple Ridge, because something different is coming your way. Introducing Edge on Edge: 77 condominium homes with sophisticated urban style, prices that are already turning heads, and features to make your friends envious.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to get into the market.” Dave Webster
And here’s a bonus that’s got people talking: no property taxes for three years. “Maple Ridge recently initiated a program that means newly built homes within the city centre are exempt for five years,” explains Dave Webster, McLean Homes’ director of marketing. “And Edge on Edge is right in the middle of that neighbourhood.” Undeniably great for everyone, for buyers taking their first step into home ownership it can be the difference that makes the difference. “This program translates into savings of over $100 a month. Combined with current low interest rates, it’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to get into the market.” 70 metro vancouver new Condo Guide march 8 - 22, 2013
Vive la Différence The two Edge on Edge display suites are dramatic expressions of how just a few details can totally change a home’s ambiance. Both are one bedrooms filled with plenty of natural light and upscale finishing details like stainless steel appliances, under-mount sinks, and wide-plank laminate floor. Both have a cheater ensuite and plenty of closets. Now here’s the change. One features the always-popular, U-shaped kitchen with cozy eating bar, plenty of soft-close drawers, and flowing interconnectivity with the living/dining room. “But many young people today want an even more casual lifestyle — so we made a few modifications,” Dave says enthusiastically opening the door to the second suite. “This is for the person who loves cooking and considers the kitchen a social hub when they’re entertaining.” No kidding. One kitchen wall has been extended just a couple of feet toward the living room creating space for a centre island Dave accurately describes as “massive.” We immediately agree this is where all the best parties would end up. As we continue our tour, Edge on Edge’s sheer diversity is clear. We wander through suites with a 10-ft. pop-up ceiling in the bedroom, suites with unobstructed views of the Golden Ears, and even a dramatic studio loft with soaring, two-storey windows — very different, very cool, very individual. Which is what life is all about at Edge on Edge. Edge on Edge offers eight floorplans ranging from studios to two-bedroom and den. Forty homes priced from $149,900. Presentation centre and two display homes open March 9th at 224th and Brown St. (one block north of Dewdney Trunk). For more information visit EdgeOnEdge.com or call 604.466.8783.
Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge
Live Life at the Edge 40 Homes from $149,900 to $198,900 Living life at the Edge means making the most out of every moment. And there’s nowhere better to put this mindset into practice than the heart of Maple Ridge where urban living meets the great outdoors. Affordable and stylish studio, one and two bedroom apartment residences nestled in a friendly urban neighbourhood with every modern service and amenity nearby. And with the Golden Ears and Pitt River bridges now in operation, access to downtown Vancouver, the Interior and the US is easier than ever. Edge – a desirable destination to live, work and play.
12075 Edge Street, Maple Ridge • Sales Centre & Display Suites now open
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First-Time New Home
// by cameron mcneill
buyers’ bonus ends soon
Cameron McNeill is the owner of MAC Marketing Solutions, one of B.C.’s and Alberta’s leading real estate sales and marketing firms. Cameron also co-founded TAC Real Estate, a resale firm, and MPC Intelligence, a real estate market-research firm. Together with his experienced and dedicated team of sales, marketing and administration professionals, he has transacted more than 14,000 new homes and $5 billion in sales. Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @mac_marketing
he B.C. First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus helps make owning your first home a little more affordable. If you’re a first-time homebuyer in the market for a newly built or substantially renovated home, you can get up to $10,000 back from the B.C. government through a onetime income tax credit.
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But you will have to act fast; this bonus is only applicable on eligible new home purchases on or before March 31, 2013. The credit works out to five per cent of the home’s purchase price, up to a maximum of $10,000. Or, to look at it another way, any newly built home worth $200,000 or more qualifies for the full amount. The purpose of this bonus is to help families starting out, especially those with lower incomes, gain access to the real estate market. The bonus is gradually phased out for individuals and couples who earn more than $150,000 a year. According to the Government of British Columbia, to qualify: YOU MUST BE AN ELIGIBLE FIRSTTIME NEW HOME BUYER
› You, or you and your spouse or common-law partner, have never previously owned a primary residence; › You purchase or build an eligible new home located in B.C.; › You file a 2011 B.C. resident personal income tax return, or if you move to B.C. after December 31, 2011, you file a 2012 B.C. resident personal income tax return (you will not be eligible for the bonus if you move to B.C. after December 31, 2012); › You are eligible for the B.C. HST New Housing Rebate; and › You intend to live in the home as your primary residence.
YOU MUST BE PURCHASING AN ELIGIBLE NEW HOME
An eligible new home includes new homes (i.e., newly constructed and/or substantially renovated homes) that are purchased from a builder and that are owner-built. The bonus will be available to the following new home purchases: › By way of a written agreement of purchase and sale, entered into on or after February 21, 2012; › HST is payable on the home (e.g., HST will generally be payable if ownership or possession of the home transfers before April 1, 2013; and › No one else has claimed a previous bonus on the home. For more detailed information on this limited time program contact your accountant, lawyer or visit www2.gov.bc.ca and look up “taxes and rebates.”
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How to make
tax time less taxing that there are two givens in life: death and taxes, and both are cause for stress. Few Canadians look forward to doing their annual tax fi ling, but there are ways to take some of the drudgery out of the season. Cleo Hamel, senior tax analyst at H&R Block Canada, suggests the following simple steps to make tax time less taxing:
tHere’s an old adage
year-round planning: Reducing your taxes owed takes a
little bit of planning during the year. Maximize your return by taking advantage of key dates. For example, make your charitable donations before December 31 or, if you have a
If you’ve been eyeing travel brochures or checking price drops on that 50-inch ﬂatscreen television, putting a portion of your tax return into a savings account will help you reach your goal faster.
little bit of extra cash, consider making additional RRSP contributions during the first 60 days of the year to help reduce your tax payable. reduce your worries: Several Canadians are fearful of fi ling their own taxes and making mistakes on their annual return. Hamel suggests buying tax software products that provide you a step-by-step guide to fi ling your taxes so that you don’t miss any credits or deductions. worried about being audited?
Some tax packages like H&R Block At Home boxed software offer the peace of mind of free audit assistance. That means you can access a tax professional to help manage correspondence with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), should you get an audit request after doing your taxes yourself. keep records in one place:
Organization is key to reducing stress at tax time. Keeping all your receipts (child care costs, RRSP contributions, charitable donations, public transit passes and receipts, medical expenses, etc.) in one place will make fi ling that much easier. It also ensures that you take advantage of all the credits and deductions available to you.
Use a portion of your tax return to reward yourself for all the hard work you have done all year long. Yield big returns
In today’s economy it seems our tax returns can’t get here fast enough. Who doesn’t love a little extra cash in their pocket? Here are some small suggestions that will help yield big returns. By decreasing your principal, your interest payments will also lower, leaving a little more breathing room at the end of each month. 2 Place money in a savings account. If you’ve been eyeing travel brochures or checking price drops on that 50-inch flat-screen television, putting a portion of your tax return into a savings account will help you reach your goal faster. 3 Make a donation. The rising costs for everything from food to transportation around the world mean that non–profit organizations and charities working in developing countries are also feeling the pinch. “For example, it now costs more for our field workers to provide daily meals to children in school and to bring necessary medicine and vaccines to health clinics,” says Mark Lukowski, CEO, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada. “But most of all, it is stressful for the children and families who were already living in poverty and who now wonder how they can afford a bag of rice or their children’s school fees.” Give a gift to help someone in need at ccfcanada.ca. 4 Service your car. Cars always need repairs at the most inconvenient times. Repairs can be very costly and be a large burden if funds are not ready available. Servicing your car with your tax return is a proactive way to avoid these irritating repairs. Not to say you will not run into trouble, but perhaps this tune-up will help to prevent unexpected costs later on. 5 Splurge. Use a portion of your tax return to reward yourself for all the hard work you have done all year long. Updating your wardrobe or purchasing a new toy will help you feel great and inspire you to behave until next year’s tax return. 1 Pay down credit card debt.
While these tips may seem small and simple, each will yield large returns. Planning before spending will allow you to do the most with the money you receive. NC
Top excuses for procrastinating on your taxes It’s that time of year again: tax-filing season. If your spouse, a friend or a tax professional is trying to get you to file your taxes, H&R Block Canada has prepared a handy list of Top 10 Excuses which will be sure to get those pests off your back. 01 I decided to file my nails instead of my taxes. 02 I’m not coming out of my house until this “skinny jeans” thing passes. 03 Chuck Norris never had to file taxes. Why should I? 04 I’m waiting for the Leafs to win the Cup. 05 I’m busy today. Gym. Tan. Work. 06 I have triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13. 07 If I file my taxes for 2012, it will draw attention to the fact that I didn’t do them in 2011 or 2010. 08 I’m busy trying to keep up with the Kardashians. 09 I have two kids in university. I no longer have any income to declare. 10 I was about to file my taxes but Kanye West interrupted me. If you’re tired of procrastinating, Hamel suggests, “Whether you will be writing a cheque to the Receiver General or filing for a refund, be sure to get the best outcome possible. If you do your taxes yourself, using tax software products like those available at hrblock.ca will help make sure you get back all the money you deserve or pay the least amount of tax possible.”
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Old Yale & Whatcom Rd. 604.850.3694
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Investing in Condos Q&A with Linda Therrien // by susan m boyce
Linda Therrien’s career in real estate
began more than two decades ago. While weathering the many ups and downs of the Lower Mainland’s ever-changing marketplace, she’s bought, sold, and rented properties ranging from studio apartments to single-family houses. But through it all, through the “get rich quick” media hype and the “sky is falling” doomsday prophesies, her belief that real estate is one of the best methods of building a secure financial base has never wavered. In this issue, Linda offers some insights and advice for anyone considering condominium real estate as part of their investment portfolio. Q What’s so great about real estate as an investment? A I was born and raised in Vancouver. My father was a fisherman, but he always taught me that real estate is the best way to invest for the long term. It gives you a tangible asset, and as long as you do your homework and keep a realistic perspective, it’s easy and safe. That’s still true today. Yes, the market always goes up and down, but ultimately it always goes up. My first investment property was an apartment in Kitsilano, but over the years I’ve bought in Surrey, Vancouver, Burnaby, even Coquitlam. I’ve held properties for several months and up to seven or eight years, and while some have definitely been better than others, I’ve never lost money on a suite.
Do you prefer new product or resale? Most of the time I buy brand new, but I’m not overly concerned about getting all Q
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the bells and whistles because I can add those myself later. What’s most important is finding an area that’s close to a wide range of amenities and has a high demand for rentals. For example, at UBC where you have a combination of amenities, great schools, and a fantastic lifestyle, people are practically lining up to find quality suites. Initially you’ll pay more to buy, but you’ll also get a higher rent. Q How do you decide whether a property is a good investment or not? A I keep on top of the market, so I know what I can expect to make per square foot on a rental basis in a given area — which means I can act quickly when I see an opportunity. For example, I remember one day a number of years ago I was driving to North Vancouver when I heard that a building had just gone on sale in Yaletown. I turned around and within 15 minutes, I’d bought a condo there. Some people do it differently, but I don’t want to be cash positive — I just want to cover the mortgage until it’s paid off. That way, I’m not being taxed on the income now. Eventually the rental income will pay off those mortgages and whether I sell or continue renting, they’ll become part of my retirement portfolio.
Do you use a property manager or do you handle the day-to-day issues by yourself? A I use both methods, but for someone who’s new to this type of investment I recommend getting a property manager. Looking after everything yourself isn’t easy, Q
Green in Burnaby features extensive water features and big, bright ﬂoorplans 2
3 Located in North Vancouver, seven35 has garnered Adera multiple awards for environmental vision and stewardship 4 Paciﬁc Spirit at UBC
Sail is Adera’s newest condominium offering at UBC 5
Q Any other tips for someone considering a condo as an investment property? a Make sure the developer has a good reputation, have a buffer for those inevitable times when you have to cover the costs for a month or two if your property isn’t rented out, and use a really good mortgage broker — someone who will not only get you good rates but will make sure you aren’t stretching yourself too thin. Do your due diligence, and then don’t be afraid to jump in.
Linda Therrien is currently sales manager at Sail at UBC. Visit adera.com for information on this and all other Adera projects.
and the six or seven per cent you’ll pay a professional manager is well-spent money that’s a business writeoff. They’ll handle everything — maintenance, repairs, even credit and reference checks for new tenants. And when you do decide to sell, they’ll likely have all the pertinent information right at their fingertips.
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You can own the best of west coast modern with only 5% down*!
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Its hillside location, at East 3rd and St. Georges is the perfect homebase – the SeaBus, the Quay, the cafes and shops of Lower Lonsdale are all just a short walk away, and all three local mountains a mere 20-minute drive.
Orizon’s expansive interiors, and enhanced outdoor living features, like oversized patios, green space and a private Rooftop Vista Lounge, are inspired by and blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings.
1 bedrooms from $304,900 $299,900 2 bedrooms from $384,900 3 bedrooms from $599,900
*Limited time offer. Terms and conditions apply. Please see sales team for details. All prices, promotions and incentives are subject to change and can be withdrawn at any time. Pictures, drawings and digital renderings are for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon. The developer reserves the right to make modifications to the building design, features and floorplans. E.&O.E.
Intracorp Third Street Limited Partnership Sales and Marketing by Intracorp Realty Ltd.
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*Prices subject to change without notice. E.&O.E.
1525 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
New Presentation Centre Now Open Open daily 12-5pm (Except Fridays)
Prices starting from $339,900.
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Rising up above the neighbourhood and offering stunning views in all directions, 15 West is North Vancouverâ€™s most distinguished new home collection. 15 West continues to offer the unmatched combination of beautiful views and finishing in a quiet and convenient location just West of Lonsdale. Discovery begins today at 15 West.
A NEW BENCHMARK
2nd floor view - it only gets better as you go up.
THIS IS NORTH SHORE LIVING. LIFE SIMPLIFIED. As the new hub at 17th and Lonsdale, Local not only offers easy access to the best outdoor activities on the North Shore but with the new 42,000 sq ft Loblaw store opening later this year, all of your shopping needs are just an elevator ride away. Spend less time running around, and have more time for the things you love.
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The 19th annual first time homebuyers seminar
Embracing Homeownership // by Susan M Boyce
Last year’s seminar attracted over 750 participants.
And you know what that means. Time for the GVHBA First Time Homebuyers Seminar. And if you’re thinking 2013 is the year you take your first step into homeownership, this free event is one you won’t want to miss: seven experts helping you understand the ins and outs of every aspect of the homebuying process — from mortgage options and provincial property transfer tax exemptions to legal considerations, closing costs, and home warranties. it’s that time of year. Spring.
A Great Time To Buy “With interest rates still incredibly low and so many new home product choices, this is a great time to take that critical first step onto the property ladder,” says Bob de Wit, GVHBA’s CEO. Like other industry watchers, he predicts higher density communities developed around rapid transit nodes will be top performers in the 2013 condo market. “Areas like Surrey Central City, the Cambie Corridor, Burnaby, and along the Evergreen Line are trendy and always in demand.” 88 metro vancouver new Condo Guide march 8 - 22, 2013
Be Prepared With almost two decades of experience in the lending industry, Bill Macklem, owner of Dominion Macklem Mortgages, says many first-time condo buyers overlook the upcoming municipal property taxes on their purchase. “Often when you’re buying a strata unit, the property taxes haven’t been finalized because the strata isn’t set up yet. If your financial institution isn’t paying them through your mortgage, you could be in for a nasty surprise when those taxes come due.” He’s a firm believer oversights like this can be avoided by surrounding yourself with a good support team — a team that should include a lawyer or notary who specializes in conveyancing and a mortgage broker. “If you just want a mortgage, you can go online and get one,” he explains. “But that doesn’t mean you’re getting any help or advice about which product suits you best — advice about things like down payment, amortization, whether to go with monthly or weekly payments. And let’s face it, most first-time buyers expect to either move up or buy another property in the not so distant future. A mortgage broker can help you with long-term planning and goals, and in five years, they’ll still be there to help you again.” Mark the Date The 19th Annual GVHBA First Time Home Buyers Seminar takes place on Tuesday, March 19th at the Bell Centre for the Performing Arts, 6250 – 144th St. in Surrey. Free parking onsite and public transit at the corner. Presentation runs 7-9 p.m., but be sure to arrive early and visit the exhibitor tradeshow from 6-7 p.m. — a great opportunity to chat with industry experts, homebuilders and home-related product suppliers. Pre-registration is required either online atgvhba.org or by calling 778.565.4288. Although the seminar is free, please bring a non-perishable food item for the Surrey Food Bank.
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This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering can only be made with a Disclosure Statement. E.&O.E. The developer reserves the right to make changes and modifications to the information contained herein. Renderings, plans, photos and sketches are representational only and may not be accurate. The Prescott, a Wesgroup Properties project, developed by 1250 Lonsdale Developments LP.
Calculate your mortgage payments interest rate
mortgage amount ÷ 1,000
125 (mortgage amount $125,000)
Follow these steps to see if you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream condo 01 Calculate the combined monthly before-tax income of you and your spouse. 02 Divide by three. This figure is the monthly payment you can afford to make on your condo. 03 Take the total price of the condo and subtract the amount of money you expect to make as a down payment. This is the money you will have to borrow.
04 Refer to the chart on the opposite page. Look down the left column and locate the interest rate you expect to pay. Line this up with the amortization period of your choice. (Most first-time buyers take the 25-year amortization.) 05 Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000.
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06 Add to this your estimated monthly heating costs and monthly property taxes. 07 If this figure is equal to or less than one-third of your gross monthly income (calculated in Step 2), you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream condo.
Bear in mind that this is a rough estimate. If you have several other large loans already, you may qualify for less. Also, banks and trust companies vary in their policies. The best way to know what you can afford is to go to the lending institution of your choice and get pre-qualified.
Mortgage payment calculation chart
This table shows the monthly payment of principal and interest for each $1,000 of mortgage. Example: The monthly principal and interest payment for a $125,000 mortgage with a 25-year amortization period at 5% is as follows: ($125,000 รท 1,000) X 5.82 = $727.50 march 8 - 22, 2013 metro vancouver new Condo Guide 91
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c o n ta c t
LR LR LR HR LR
604.854.1201 604.746.3496 604.557.1047 604.746.1551 604.850.3694
Call From $169,900 From $98,600 Call From $179,900
604.453.5893 604.456.8883 604.291.9130 604.299.3443 778.331.0348 604.288.7394 604.320.3386 liveatburnabyheights.com 604.435.9477 604.435.9477 604.435.8866 604.871.4256 liveatburnabyheights.com 604.889.7008 604.431.6033 604.320.3386 604.437.0100 604.294.4995 604.525.8496 604.435.8866 604.298.8800 604.438.1113 604.218.3338 604.294.3339 veniceliving.ca 604.970.9606
Call From Mid $200’s Call Call From $209,900 Coming Soon Call Coming Soon Call From $439,900 From $495,900 From $341,900 Coming Soon From $293,900 Call From $449,900 From $239,900 Call Call From Low $300’s From $249,900 Call From $249,900 Call Coming Soon From $259,900
Abacus Uptown Brooklyn Lift Mahogany at Mill Lake Waterleaf BUrnaBY
Affinity Altitude Aviara Firma Highland House Kabana Lift Madison Metro One Metro Two Metroplace Moda Montage North Parc OakTerra Origin Panacasa Perspectives Reflections Silver Solo District Station Square Trio Vantage Venice Vibe
HR HR HR LR MR LR LR/TH LR LR LR HR HR LR LR LR LR LR/TH HR HR HR HR HR LR HR LR LR
cHiLLiWacK / SardiS
Ameera Garrison Crossing La Cason
LR SF/LR/TH LR
1.888.419.7425 604.824.5062 1.800.830.7175
From $125,900 Call From $184,900
HR HR LR/TH HR
604.472.1123 604.931.0302 604.939.8808 604.552.7744
Call From Low $200’s From $249,900 Coming Soon
Charland Easton Emerson Evergreen Grand Central 2 Grand Central 3 Hazel MTwo MThree Maya Mackin Park Oasis Tamarack
c o n ta c t
LR LR LR HR HR HR LR HR HR LR LR HR LR
ledmac.com/charland 604.936.2012 604.936.9300 604.942.2672 604.936.1888 604.936.1888 778.829.1500 604-472-9555 604.472.9555 604.288.9888 604.939.8874 604.464.2701 604.552.3003
Call From $339,900 incl. all tax Call From $267,900 From $309,900 Call From $220,500 incl. HST Call Call Call From $199,900 Call From $289,900
Call From $199,900
604.882.8857 604.530.7011 604.534.6000 604.533.7718 604.568.3385 liveatkensington.ca 604.510.6500 604.635.0643 604.514.1530 604.539.2200 yorksoncreek.com
From $137,500 From $194,900 From $188,900 From $159,900 net HST incl. Coming Soon Coming Soon Call Call From $224,900 From $149,900 From $179,900
LR LR LR LR LR
604.463.0588 edgeonedge.com 604.477.1500 604.467.8884 604.506.5840
From $139,900 Coming Soon Call Coming Soon Call
HR LR HR
604.377.9630 604.694.1188 604.523.0733
Call Coming Soon Call
Canu nortH deLta
Atria Luxor LanGLeY
Athenry Gate Bearing Pointe Cornerstone Elements Focus Kensington Murray’s Walk Serenade Suede Varsity Yorkson Creek
LR LR LR LR TH/LR LR LR LR LR LR LR
223 North Edge on Edge Falcon Centre Parc Vue Urban Green
1123 Westwood Austin Bloom Celadon
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Live Work (LW)
city Home (cH)
258 on Sixth Brewery District Carlyle at Victoria Hill High rise (Hr)
Low rise (Lr)
Representing the best in New Home Sales across the Lower Mainland from Townhomes to Condos. Homes starting in the $150’s
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Mid rise (Mr)
The listings included on the following pages are meant to offer a comprehensive overview of those new home developments currently being marketed throughout Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Pricing is subject to change; you should contact the specific development for current details or special promotions. To report any changes or corrections to this information, please contact our office at 604.519.6080, fax 604.519.6088, or email firstname.lastname@example.org P r o j e c t T Y P E
Dominion Duo at Port Royal Elliot St Grove, The Marinus @ Plaza 88 Northbank Parkside Viceroy
HR LR HR LR HR HR HR LR
c o n ta c t
604.525.8980 604.520.9890 604.524.8080 604.523.0733 604.519.9188 604.523.0081 604.523.0733 604.522.2583
P r o j e c t T Y P E
Call From $218,900 new HST incl. From $224,900 Call Call From $261,900 Call From $321,900
15 West HR 604.980.9949 221 East 3rd LR 700 Marine Drive LR/LW 604.984.0700 Atrium at the Pier MR/TH 604.983.9065 Capstone MR 604.929.8870 Destiny 2 at Raven Woods LR 604.929.1915 Drive, The LR 604.986.8138 Kimpton, The LR 604.988.3020 Landing, The MR 604.983.9065 Local on Lonsdale hr/LR/th 604.998.0219 Maplewood North LR 604.727.1594 Orizon LR 604.638.6240 Pinnacle Residences at the Pier MR 604.983.9065 Prescott, The HR 604.969.3333 Remix LR 604.924.8885 Versatile Building, The LR 604.924.5595 PITT MEADOWS
Cedar Downs Solaris at Meadows Gate Liv42
LR HR LR
778.846.3200 604.460.8998 604.460.6601
Call Coming Soon From $299,000 Call Call From $289,900 Call From $359,900 Call From $309,900 From $378,900 From $299,900 Call From Mid $200’s Call From Low $300’s
Call Call From $134,900
Avanti Burleigh Walk Carmandy Residences on Shaughnessy, The Shaughnessy, The South Verde Valorie on the Park
LR LR LR LR HR LR LR
604.468.2707 604.464.5856 604.435.9477 604.468.0010 604.468.8252 604.468.8252 604.464.4764
Call From low $199,900 From $209,900 From $199,900 Call Call From $175,000
604.552.0552 Penthouse (PH)
Call Live Work (LW)
City Home (CH)
c o n ta c t
Alexandra Gate Altis Bravo Camber Carrera Centro Concord Gardens Emerald Gardens, The Mandarin Mayfair Place Monet Nova Omega Opal at Richmond Centre Ora Parc Riviera Pier, The Remy Riva River Park Place Quintet River Green River Inlet Saffron
LR LR HR LR/HR HR HR/TH HR HR/TH LR MR LR HR HR LR HR HR LR/TH LR LR LR HR HR MR/TH MR/TH LR
604.274.7326 604-231-0588 778-297-6222 604.276.0677 604-871-4123 604.270.8305 604.233.7748 604.244.8333 604.271.3331 604.233.1687 604.278.5809 604.233.7748 604.278.8883 604.233.7748 604.303.7575 604.278.8838 604.231.5900 604.274.7326 604.279.8866 604.278.8838 riverparkplaceliving.ca 604.247.8885 604.233.2633 604.233.2633 604.270.2482
Call From $298,800 From $298,800 Call Coming Soon From $389,900 From $236,800 From $296,000 From $239,800 From $299,900 From $329,900 From $288,900 From $299,900 From $279,900 From $464,900 Call Call Call From $211,900 Call From $299,900 Call Call Call Call
TH/LR TH LR
1.877.344.5566 604.898.2232 1.888.852.7575
From $239,000 Coming Soon Call
HR LR LR LR HR LR LR LR LR HR LR LR
3civicplaza.ca 604.596.2202 778.565.3879 tiensher.com 604.580.4199 778.395.1886 778.395.7704 604.760.6500 604.584.1172 604.453.6688 604.575.0669 604.596.5075
coming soon From $170’s Call Coming Soon From $186,900 From $118,800 Call From $179,900 From $235,900 Call From $194,900 From $264,900
SQUAMISH / WHISTLER
Aqua Elaho University Heights SURREY
3 Civic Plaza Ascend Atria Balance Citypoint Connect Edge Emerald Heights Ethical Gardens G3 Residences Latis Latitude High Rise (HR)
Mid Rise (MR)
Low Rise (LR)
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c o n ta c t
Lumina LR 604.760.7672 Mirra LR 604.575.9009 Monterosso LR 604.596.8828 Park Avenue HR 604.233.7748 Park Central LR 604.817.5852 Park Place HR 604.583.9866 Quattro LR 604.581.8000 Ultra at West Village TH/HR 604.588.6999 Verve LR 604.588.3783 Wave, The HR 604.951.9283 CLOVERDALE Latis LR 604.575.0669 One92 LR 604.576.1772 Salix LR 604.530.0054 Waterstone LR 604.530.5399
P r o j e c t T Y P E
From $249,900 incl. Net HST Call From $249,900 250 Homes Under $250 From $289,900 Call From $159,900 From $186,900 From $160’s Call From $194,900 From $169,900 From $229,900 From $219,900
VANCOUVER & AREA DOWNTOWN
999 Seymour Alexandra Central Erickson Fairmont Pacific Rim Estates Keefer Block Maddox Mark, The Modern One Pacific Ritz, The Rolston, The Sapphire, The Three Harbour Green
MR HR HR HR HR LR HR HR HR HR HR HR HR TH/HR
604.879.9996 604.899.8800 604.687.4353 604.899.8880 604.781.4303 604.682.8813 604-669-8200 604.687.4353 amacon.com 604.899.8800 604.876.9222 604.688.8927 604.876.9222 604.683.3388
Call From $839,900 Call From $2,499,000 Call From $249,900 $389,900 Call From $300’s Coming Soon From $829,900 Call From $699,900 Call
2nd & Commercial LR 604.800.8862 From $269,900 Alba LR 604.251.2522 From $327,000 Block One HR 604.682.8801 Call Bohème LR 604.569.3388 From $227,900 Charm LR 604.330.8838 From $266,900 Evan MR 604.872.0331 From $269,900 Local LR 604.688.5527 From $349,900 Main Street LR 604.877.1116 Coming Soon Majestic On Main LR 604.638.9222 From $347,500 Sesame LR 604.253.8888 From $259,900 Shine MR 604.261.3936 Coming Soon Shoreline LR 604.871.4239 Coming Soon Skyway HR 604.436.1100 Call Uptown LR 604.899.8800 From $276,800 Wall Centre Central Park HR 604.874.9232 From $349,000 WEST SIDE 700 West 8th HR 604.714.2213 From $819,900 Penthouse (PH)
Live Work (LW)
City Home (CH)
5555 Dunbar LR 6 & Fir HR Academy HR Arbutus Ridge MR Bayswater LR Cambie & 7th HR/TH Collection 45 LR Elizabeth LR Exchange LR James MR Kits360 LR Lido HR Maynards Block, The LR MC2 HR Meccanica HR Opsal HR Pinnacle Living Broadway MR Pinnacle Living False Creek MR Prelude MR Radius Riley, The LR Sail LR Sixth and Willow Sydney HR The Village on False Creek HR Westerly, The LR Yu MR
c o n ta c t
604.568.7551 604.899.8858 604.228.8895 604.738.0001 604.739.8880 604.568.5060 604.569.1555 604.877.1722 604.716.0483 604.675.1000 604.737.0360 604.872.2672 604.893.8378 604.638.9998 604.876.8819 604.876.7332 604.739.2080 604.874.8368 604.616.7008 ledmac.com/radius 604.616.7008 604.221.8878 sixthandwillow.com 604.733.6688 604.733.2010 604.558.3399 604.827.3488
Call From $449,900 From $498,000 Call Call Call Call Call Call From $424,900 From $299,900 From $458,900 From $262,900 From $259,000 From $324,900 Call From $429,900 From $369,900 Call Coming Soon From $384,000 Call Coming Soon From $469,900 Call From $300,000’s From $452,400
Call From $490,000
604.531.6659 604.531.9030 604.535.9655 604.908.2352 604.536.1663 604.535.1451 778.545.8737 604.582.1336 604-538-8028 ledmac.com/saltaire 604.538.3237
Coming Soon From $339,900 From $229,900 Coming Soon Call From $259,000 Call From $269,900 From $339,000 Call Call
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WHITE ROCK / SOUTH SURREY
Adagio Avra Edgewater Europa Gemini Headwaters Heights, The Morgan Crossing Royce Saltaire Sausalito High Rise (HR)
Mid Rise (MR)
LR HR LR LR LR LR LR LR LR LR LR Low Rise (LR)
New homes available throughout
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