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HOMEBUYING AND THE ONE-THIRD RULE

MARKET CORRECTION MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

SHOWHOME REVIEW: LIVE LIKE A MILLIONAIRE


Green space for all. The Grove is a welcome addition to an already vibrant, established enclave in Clayton Heights — 141 spacious parkhomes nested around a forested inner courtyard, flanked on three sides by greenways and gorgeous public parks. Families of all sizes will appreciate this community for years to come, thanks to its intelligent design, single-family feel, extraordinary amenities and easy walkability. Don’t forget about the generous Clubhouse space — all 9,100 square feet!*

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THE ENCORE AND CLAYTON HEIGHTS Christmas comes early at Legendary

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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BUYER PROFILE

Space to raise a family: Darcie and Ted at Panorama Woods by Susan M Boyce

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PROJECT PROFILE

Outlook – perspective is everything by Susan M Boyce

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SHOWHOME OF THE WEEK

Live like a millionaire in ocean view prize home by Janine Mackie

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ON THE HORIZON

Checking out what’s hot and new in the Lower Mainland by Susan M Boyce

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What’s all the fuss about a market correction? by Peter Kinch

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BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

Housing affordability and the one-third rule FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING

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Complete listings of more than 250 new-home developments throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

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editor’snote

Let lifestyle be your guide

Big or small, your home is your retreat

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hether you’re considering a home near the beach, a golf course or a city pied-àterre, you’re likely looking to compensate for what you don’t have in your current residence. The amount of living space is usually the issue – either too much or too little. Most young families are looking for more living space, which is why builders are designing homes with interiors that maximize every square foot of living space to make the most of your money. As we get older, the quest for living space may take a different direction. Downsizing is often the answer, and many homeowners with existing homes in suburban or rural areas are acquiring townhomes or pied-à-terres in the city. An urban location gives owners (and their friends) a chance to enjoy the social and cultural activities of the city without having to drive for hours to get home. In today’s hectic world, your new home will be your retreat, so it’s important to find a space that suits your lifestyle. In this issue, we profile new communities which offer the perfect place to put up your feet – plus we have the latest industry news and informative features about buying and owning a new home.

Susan Legge EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Wall2Wall Media,Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge

How does Vancouver measure up? Quite well, thank you very much, when looking at the long term

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t the recent cross-country series of Housing Outlook Conferences presented by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC), with a stop in Vancouver in mid November, there was a central theme: How does Vancouver measure up? As one of Canada’s largest, most important and, yes, at the moment, somewhat challenged housing markets, Vancouver is an interesting study. CMHC analysts used local data to provide an honest assessment. The housing market in Vancouver, experiencing some duress in the resale category, in particular, in the short term, actually has some strong positives: housing starts in both Vancouver and Abbotsford are forecast to rise in 2012 and 2013. Importantly, employment and population growth over the long term will continue to support real estate here. “Home builders are expected to gradually ramp up residential construction, particularly multi-family projects, in response to stable economic conditions and favourable construction costs,” says Robyn Adamache, CMHC’s senior analyst for Vancouver. If you’ve been reading New Home Guide in recent weeks, or otherwise following news and developments in real estate, such comments likely won’t surprise you. Short-term challenges aside, the fundamentals that support the Metro Vancouver housing market are solid. Combine that with continuing low interest rates, and... How does Vancouver measure up? Over the long term, quite well, thank you very much.

Wayne Karl EDITOR Wall2Wall Media, wayne.karl@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl

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Christmas comes early at Legendary by Susan M Boyce

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he holiday season is coming early at two Surrey communities by Legendary Developments. “Why pay the 12 per cent HST when for the month of December only, you can pay just the five per cent GST on any Legendary Developments home?” says Rav Brar, marketing director. “This is a terrific opportunity for anyone who’s been holding off their home buying decision until next year – there really is no need to wait.” THE CLAYTON HEIGHTS ADVANTAGE “Legendary Homes already boast a wide array of exceptional finishings that include HardiPlank siding, quartz counters and stainless steel appliances,” Rav says. “But our newest release of Signature Series Homes at Clayton Heights come with plenty of extras.” Gas fireplace, wainscoting and a dramatic suspended beam

feature in the front office/den are just three of the now standard features he describes as a way Legendary has gone “above and beyond.” “But what’s really exciting is that our two- and threelevel, single-family houses all come with a beautifully finished, legal coach home over the garage. The City of Surrey is no longer approving coach homes,” he says. “So Clayton Heights is truly the last chance for people to take advantage of this terrific mortgage helper.” Want to talk numbers? Rav’s got them. “The average rent for a one-bedroom coach home in this neighbourhood is $800 per month – that can go a long way toward your mortgage payment on a two-level home costing $519,900. Plus at almost 500 sq. ft., these coach houses are big and very open. We’ve also included a washer/dryer, something you rarely see in a revenue suite but is a huge consideration for tenants searching for a home to rent.”

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So what exactly is a coach house? It’s a question Rav says he’s asked frequently. “It’s simple really. You take the space directly above your garage, space that would normally be just a roof, and you build a self-contained suite with it’s own, private entry outside the garage. The beauty is how flexible these suites can be. For example, if you don’t want to rent it out, it makes a great in-law or nanny suite. Or it could be used as an office, a studio or a rec room for your kids and their friends.” THE ENCORE Located just a few miles away in Surrey’s popular Fleetwood neighbourhood, The Encore is now close to being sold out. Living rooms designed for real world sized furniture, huge kitchens with eating bars and recessed pot lighting, plus cosy electric fireplaces and lavish use of crown moulding – it all adds up to homes with great ambiance and an appealing sense of modernist style. “Our new Marquee floorplans have been a huge success with buyers,” Rav says, adding that only four end units remain. “These homes really are the best of all worlds. You’ve got open kitchens, the convenience of a powder room on the main level and visually distinct dining room. In other words, these homes are perfect for today’s active, interconnected and busy lifestyles.”

MORE THAN FOUR WALLS “At Legendary, we pride ourselves on building not only homes but communities we’d be proud to live in ourselves,” Rav says. “Details like 2-by-6 construction and the Silent Floor System, cabinetry and closet organizers made out of solid wood, and a gas outlet on the patio are all ‘extras’ we include at no charge. Our homes really do speak for themselves when it comes to quality.” Ready to check out these Surrey homes for yourself. The Clayton Heights showhome is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 19110 – 73rd Ave. The Encore presentation centre and display home is open weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8433 – 164th St. For more information on these and other Legendary communities, visit legendaryliving.ca

At Legendary, we pride ourselves on building not only homes but communities we’d be proud to live in ourselves. Rav Brar

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Space to raise a family Darcie and Ted at Panorama Woods by Susan M Boyce

“The construction felt really solid and we loved the layout.” Darcie The couple are also delighted with Panorama Woods’ natural setting – especially the number of mature evergreens that Portrait Homes preserved throughout the site. “There are a couple of enormous trees just outside our place, and the view to the north is gorgeous,” Darcie says.

Ted and Darcie relax by the beach with their daughters Sadie and Ginger.

It began as a question of space. More precisely,

it began as a quest to find more space for their growing family of four. And although Darcie and Ted had temporarily put house hunting on hold for a year, when they saw Panorama Woods, they knew their search was over. “The construction felt really solid and we loved the layout,” Darcie says. “We were actually very particular about having this specific unit.” She laughs. “Ted is a huge ‘garage guy,’ and ours has a sliding glass door to the yard plus the ceiling is about three feet higher than most. That’s the advantage of getting into a community on opening weekend – you get good selection.” Tranquil privacy Still, it’s having three bedrooms Darcie is looking forward to most. “We have two girls, and right now we’re all living in a twobedroom basement suite with the baby’s crib in our room. So if Ted’s watching TV and Sadie’s asleep, there’s really nowhere for me. Now, I’ll be able to go into the master bedroom and just read a book. It’s going to be wonderful.”

Connected living “This location was a huge factor in our decision,” Darcie says. “Our daughters will be in school in a few years, so having two elementaries nearby was important. There’s also the YMCA, Costco is just down the road, and it’s still an easy drive to Tsawwassen so the kids can see their grandparents.” Mind you, she also adds that having an on-site clubhouse is definitely another bonus. “Sometimes it’s just so much work to get all your gear together that it’s hardly worth going to the gym. Here, I’ll have everything I need right at home.” Making it home With moving day coming up in just over a week, Ted is busy painting the girls’ rooms and helping with the packing. “At the moment, we’re surrounded by boxes so it’s a bit overwhelming,” Darcie admits. “But it’s exciting too. I’m just looking forward to enjoying the moment when we’re officially moved in and can be homeowners together… that and being able to read in bed.” Panorama Woods is located at 6123 – 138th St. in Surrey. For more information, visit panoramawoods.ca or call 778.593.9954.

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etter hurry if you want to snag a brand new home at Outlook in Langley. Why? Because only seven homes remain in this move-in ready community. And here’s the best part. Located in the heart of the popular Willoughby neighbourhood, Outlook’s fi nal homes are now priced from just $297,900 with net HST included, meaning a good deal just got even better. And when you factor in the $10,000 tax credit that’s still available to fi rsttime homebuyers until April next year, it’s no wonder savvy buyers are excited. Invest in your future “Being able to own a brand new, two-bedroom townhome for under $300,000 is a fantastic investment in your future,” says sales representative Lynne Gosse. “We have a brand new, stateof-the-art elementary school right next door so it’s convenient for your little ones, there’s shopping nearby and more coming when the Willoughby Town Centre is completed, and you’ve got exceptional access to parks, trails and outdoor activities.” Looking even further ahead, Outlook’s proximity to these

amenities is expected to keep these homes high profile in buyers’ minds. “You’re investing in a neighbourhood that is growing and evolving rapidly,” Lynne says. “So when you find you’re ready to move to a larger home, you’ll have had all the enjoyment of living here and the community will look even better because the tress and landscaping will have become more mature and lovely.” Spacious living Inside and out, Outlook homes boast an easygoing sense of elegance and comfort that’s in perfect harmony with our West Coast casual style. Main floors have nine-ft. ceilings, eyecatching exotic teak or wenge wide-plank laminate, as well as the convenience of a two-piece powder room. Naturally, kitchens are full-on gourmet: breakfast bar, pantry, contemporary flat-panel cabinetry and granite counters with integrated ceramic backsplash. But best of all, what you see is what you get, so everything is included in the price. “People often don’t realize how fast small extras can add up. It’s so disheartening when you go through a gorgeous display suite and discover all the things you’ve fallen in love with are going to cost you more. At Outlook, they don’t.” Outlook’s remaining homes are priced from $297,900 (net HST included). Don’t miss out on this final opportunity. All homes are ready for immediate move-in, so you could be home for the holidays. Furnished showhomes open noon to 5 p.m. daily except Fridays at 208th St. and 83rd Ave. in Langley. For more information, call 604.888.8778 or visit outlookliving.com

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What’s all the fuss

about a ‘market correction’? by peter kinch Pick up any newspaper today and no one

could blame you if you got a little worried about the state of the economy or the fear of a pending market correction in Canadian real estate. What if Greece defaults? What about the “fiscal cliff” in the US? Are Canadians taking on too much debt? Have mortgage rules gone too far? Is there a housing bubble about to burst? What if there is a market correction? The real question is, do Canadian homeowners or prospective buyers need to be concerned? Every time there is talk about a market correction in Canadian real estate, the tone is quite negative. But let’s take a closer look at that situation: rather than argue about whether we may have a market correction, let’s analyze what it really means to Canadians if there is one. First-time homebuyers: If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you have likely felt the pinch of the rising cost of housing, and the new mortgage rules certainly haven’t helped any either. So a slight market correction would be welcome news for you; you can still get into homeownership with only five per cent down, but since your maximum amortization is now limited to only 25 years, a drop in pricing is exactly what you’ll need to be able to get into this market. Conclusion: A market correction is a good thing for you.

sell your house so you can buy another, you may be concerned that the price of your current home is dropping. But let’s take a closer look at that: assume the value of the house you are selling drops by 10 per cent. Let’s also assume that you plan to buy another home (whether upsizing or downsizing). The key to remember in a downturn market is that the person selling their home to you is going through the exact same thing. In other words, if the value of your home dropped 10 per cent, so too did the value of the new home you are buying. Focus on what your bottom line “net” is, rather than what you thought or had hoped to sell your home for. Conclusion: in most cases, the net effect of a market correction is zero.

Current homeowner buying or selling – moving up or downsizing: It is very rare that someone buys something without selling something first, and vice versa. If you are a homeowner and you’re looking for the right time to

Real estate investor or second-home buyer: If you are buying real estate as an investment either for cash flow or as a second home, then this is the perfect market condition for you. When there are more sellers

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our home equity and net worth. Over the last decade, a significant amount of the net worth of Canadians has been tied up in their home equity, and this has provided the foundation for a lot of retirement plans – so there is obvious concern. But should there be? Again, let’s look at the facts. For the majority of Canadians, the plan is to stay in their current house for at least the next three to five years. So here’s a simple fact: equity is only gained or lost the day you sell. In other words, if the value of your house were to drop by 10 per cent tomorrow, you may feel anxiety over the drop in your net worth – but it would only be on paper unless you actually sold your house tomorrow. If you have no intention of selling soon and you can still afford your monthly payments, then all you need to do is sit and wait and go about your normal life until the market bounces back – which it has always done for the past 100 years. Conclusion: a market correction may very well have zero impact on you.

Bottom line: a lot of people will fret about this topic over the water cooler tomorrow morning – but the majority of them really don’t need to

In the end, the headlines will continue to talk of impending market corrections. The key for you is to decipher one of three things: 1. Is this a real concern for you? 2. Is this an opportunity? Or, 3. A m I just getting worked up about nothing? Bottom line: a lot of people will fret about this topic over the water cooler tomorrow morning – but the majority of them really don’t need to. Until next time, this is the Mortgage Minute.

than buyers, you have more bargaining power. If you are able to negotiate a better deal and pay a little less for the property you are looking for, it simply makes the deal that much more affordable. Conclusion: you should be hoping for a market correction. Current homeowner with no plans to sell: The majority of Canadians fall into this category, and let’s be honest – the single biggest reason we worry about a housing correction is the fear that it will erode

peter kinch Peter is an award-winning mortgage broker and best-selling author of The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan Visit peterkinch.com or contact him at peter@peterkinch.com nov 30 - dec 14, 2012 | metro vancouver new home guide 35

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tization, which will save them thousands of dollars in interest over the life of the mortgage and ensure they can begin building equity in their home faster. For those looking to buy a home, BMO suggests trying its mortgage calculator (bmo. com/calculators) to determine how much you can realistically afford.

When assessing whether or not a new home is financially realistic, remember that housing costs (including mortgage payments, utilities and taxes) should not take up more than onethird of your total household income.

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MILLIONAIRE in ocean view prize home by Janine Mackie

I’m going to guess that you might like to

be a millionaire. Who wouldn’t, right? Travelling the world at whim, driving a magma red Aston Martin, or entertaining friends in an ocean view home are the things afternoon daydreams are made of. As the lottery with the fewest number of tickets for sale, the odds of living that millionaire lifestyle are in your favour when you buy a ticket for the Millionaire Designer Home Lottery in support of the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), UBC Hospital and GE Strong Rehab Centre. The grand prize winner will have the choice of $2.5 million cash or one of

three furnished homes – an ocean view home in White Rock, a penthouse in North Vancouver or a Vancouver Island condo. These prizes are further accessorized with tax-free cash or a luxury car, or both if you choose the penthouse or condo options. Of the three abodes, the brand new ocean view home at 14358 Sunset Dr. in White Rock has drawn an especially large following with close to 2000 hopefuls visiting the home each weekend before the contest closes January 15. A must see, the 5,700-sq.-ft. fully-furnished dream home designed by Grafic Square Design and built by Ron Peterson of Ronco

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The grand prize winner will have the choice of $2.5 million cash or one of three furnished homes – an ocean view home in White Rock, a penthouse in North Vancouver or a Vancouver Island condo

Construction features four bedrooms plus a two-bedroom suite, a threecar garage, custom wine room, yoga studio, stained glass panels and stunning ocean, island and mountain views from almost every room. The hope of course is to be the lucky one to win keys to this home, but until then, visiting the prize home provides a free tutorial to this season’s fresh colour palette, on-trend furniture provided by LazyBoy Furniture Galleries, and the latest decor, architectural and finishing details from cabinets and flooring to luxury appliances and lighting. All in, the house is worth more than $3.1 million. After your shoes join the motley crew of stilettos, flats, sneakers and boots at the entrance, the tour begins, weaving from the basement 43

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media room with its handsome brown leather couch ensemble and flat screen, past the ocean view yoga studio and juice bar and upstairs to the Great Room and kitchen.

* Choosing furniture and accessories

of different height and scale helps the room look lively and inviting The decor mirrors the home’s modern architectural style with contemporary furnishings that have been carefully arranged to allow the space to function well for everyday living needs, while also encouraging the whole room to be used. There’s a comfortable sitting area for gathering with friends or reading the morning Post as you intermittently gaze out onto the Pacific Ocean dappled with the sun’s rays.

Cosy chairs by the two-sided fireplace, an outdoor lounge and both bistro-style seating and bar stools accommodate a limitless dinner party guest list. Adding to the sense of richness and space is the engineered maple hardwood by Woodpecker Floors, in attractive four-in.-wide planks stained a deep chocolate brown. Not neglecting the fifth wall, the ceiling in the prize home is a focal point with its decorative wooden beams that add architectural interest.

* Efficiency and luxury are showcased in this impressive kitchen.

It’s hard to fathom that until the cooking revolution of the 1980s, kitchens were given only minimal attention

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in the scheme of home design. With the development of labor-saving appliances, celebrity chefs, cooking shows and a return to entertaining at home, kitchens have become the focal point and hub of family life. Here at the designer prize home, you’ll discover the standards of luxury, such as self-closing drawers, roll-outs and pull-outs, plus the extra convenience of multiple sinks, a team of dishwashers, beverage cooler plus Subzero refrigerator, multiple ovens, five-burner gas range, walk-in pantry and even your own barista – an integrated Miele coffee system, which brews delicious espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and regular coffee at the push of a button! With all this opulence, it may sound odd that my favourite space in this colossal estate is the powder room. While small in terms of other areas in the house, it lends itself to fairly fanciful decoration and eludes a certain amount of Hollywood glamour. Thoughtful extras such as the simple white orchid, botanical wallpaper, curved countertop (cambria “durham” from Colonial) and the lovely hand-painted “Artist Edition” sink by Kohler makes this loo lavishly inviting for guests to visit, if even to just refresh their lipstick.

THE COLOUR OF MONEY Who says millionaires only see green? This year’s prize home is illuminated with pure, extraordinary colour. Here’s the coveted list of paint chips and wall coverings – all by Benjamin Moore and CIL Paints. These bold saturated shades bring the home to life and are sure to excite and inspire:

* Freestanding tub overlooking Semiahmoo Bay is centrepiece of modern bathroom

“Now, here’s what I call a master bedroom!” exclaims a middle-aged woman as she enters the adult quarters with her husband. Perhaps the most personal of rooms, this space is also the most indulgent. The four-poster wood and chrome bed is layered

Kitchen, Hall, Stairs & Great Room CIL 20YY 37/094M Heron Grey

with sumptuous linens and decorative pillows. There’s even an ocean-view sitting area set for afternoon tea by a romantic fireplace. The ensuite is a showcase of quiet luxury – shimmering crystal chandelier lighting, a thick-plate-glass shower stall with no evidence of hinges, hand-set ceramic tile floor, Toto toilet and bidet and a sleek stand-alone soaker tub by Blu Bathworks – renowned for their minimalist aesthetic, that provides the luxury of soaking in style while delighting in views of Semiahmoo Bay. (Note the sign: “If you are shy, you will need to buy blinds!”) After continuing on to the other bedrooms, dining room, den and wine room, there’s the opportunity to purchase a single lottery ticket for $100 or packs ranging from $175 for two, up to $500 for eight. Tickets can also be purchased online at millionairelottery.com or by calling 1.888.536.2105. The White Rock ocean view home is located at 14358 Sunset Dr. with parking and showhome access from Marine Dr. in White Rock. Experience the showhome in living colour daily, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ceilings and Bar Area BM CSP-95 Sea Salt Dining Room Walls BM CC-546 Metropolis Dining Room Ceiling and Media Room BM 2108-50 Silver Fox Master Bedroom: BM CSP-220 Lace Handkerchief Master Ensuite: BM CSP-185 Plaser of Paris Wallpaper in Master Bedroom BM Warner Chesa Peake Easy Walls Gingko Leaves Other 3 Bedrooms BM CC-460 Inukshuk Wallpaper in Powder Room BM Crown Minerale TG50701 nov 30 - dec 14, 2012 | metro vancouver new home guide 45

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WE’VE OFTEN DISCUSSED IN FUNDAMENTALLY Speaking and elsewhere in New Home Guide about the importance of doing your research and due diligence when buying a home. One of the best resources – if you’re a firsttime or move-up buyer or even an investor – is Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC). And of all the valuable information and data CMHC produces, none is more educational than its annual housing outlook conferences, currently rolling out across the country, with one of its first stops in Vancouver in mid November. It’s impossible for all homebuyers and homeowners to attend these events, for obvious reasons, and since they are open mostly to those in the industry. But if ever there was an excellent refresher on the fundamentals that determine and support real estate market conditions, and puts it all in perspective, this is it. HERE IS A SUMMARY OF SOME KEY POINTS: » The economy: CMHC deputy chief economist Mathieu Laberge says the prospects for Canada’s economy are largely positive, despite some global uncertainty. Our economic fundamentals have weakened some, but are expected to remain supportive of housing demand. » Mortgage rates: Mortgage interest rates should remain near historically low levels. For example, a five-year mortgage rate in 2012 was 5.25 per cent, and may climb to about 5.5 per cent in 2013 – still near a 60-year low. » Household debt: Household debt, cited as a concern by the Bank of Canada, federal fi nance ministry and others over the last two years, remains a concern. Elevated levels of household debt and house prices in some urban markets have made Canada’s economy more vulnerable to some economic shocks. “Not that we see a shock coming – we don’t,” says Laberge.

WAYNE KARL is an award-winning writer and editor with experience in real estate and business. In Fundamentally Speaking, Wayne explores the basics – such as economic fundamentals – you need to examine when buying property. He can be reached at wayne.karl@ wall2wallmedia.com or follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl

» Housing starts: Housing starts, an important indicator of growth and health of the housing sector, may dip 9.4 per cent in 2013 (mostly in multi-family homes) to about 194,000. Importantly, however, this follows a 10.2-per-cent surge to 213,700 in 2012 – when CMHC actually projected starts would range from only 161,650 to 206,350 units. » Employment and immigration: As the leading indicator of housing demand, employment levels will continue to support the housing market, with growth of 1.9 per cent forecast for 2013, following 1.1 per cent in 2012. Similarly, immigration – as better prospects for employment here attract “new Canadians” – which fi rst supports the rental market and eventually homeownership, is expected to maintain in 2013. » Vancouver market: So, what does all this mean for Vancouver? Despite well-publicized short-term challenges in the resale category, in particular, employment and population growth will continue to support the Vancouver housing market, CMHC says. Housing starts are forecast to rise for 2012 overall and again in 2013. “Home builders are expected to gradually ramp up residential construction, particularly multi-family projects, in response to stable economic conditions and favourable construction costs,” says Robyn Adamache, CMHC’s senior analyst for Vancouver. » Vancouver opportunities: Growth will come primarily from the multi-family segment, CMHC says. Homebuyers increasingly choosing to buy in a multi-family structure over a single-detached home will bolster multi-family home starts over the forecast period. A similar trend is expected in Abbotsford-Mission. So, given the overall challenges in Canada and elsewhere, the outlook at a glance may not appear spectacular. But looking at the big picture and long term, the important determining factors are – fundamentally solid.

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onthehorizon

Bluetree Homes on Main Street Vancouver Townhomes and Apartments

on the horizon Checking out what’s hot and new in the Lower Mainland’s residential marketplace and beyond by Susan M Boyce

Tell us your news

Got a new development you’d like us to feature in On the Horizon? Drop me a note at susan@ suntrackercafe.com, and we’ll do our best to get you in the next edition.

Fresh and modern living meets the bohemian charm and rich amenities of the South Main neighbourhood. Steps to the lively boutique shopping, fresh grocery markets and a renowned restaurant scene that will take you from brunch to after theatre. Easy access to two major bus lines, the King Edward Canada Line and bike routes to everywhere. Bluetree Homes on Main Street is located at 4000 Main St. in Vancouver. Presentation centre now open at 4118 The Grove at Clayton Rise Main St., right next to Windsor Meats. Hurry, Surrey Townhomes because only two townhome opportunities Now accepting priority registration, The exist in this exciting new community. Also Grove at Clayton Rise is a collection of twoavailable are a selection of one- and two- and three-bedroom parkside townhomes bedroom apartments. For more information, located near the City of Surrey’s Greenway visit bluetreehomes.ca or call 604.877.1116. System, schools, restaurants and transit. Centrally situated at 194th St. and 68A Ave., 7&W The Grove at Clayton Rise is brought to you Vancouver Townhomes by Townline Homes. Great location near China Creek Park in For more information and to priorityMount Pleasant, these nine boutique town- register, visit thegroveatclaytonrise.com homes are now selling. Featuring three-bedroom floor plans with big, bright windows and Britton private outdoor balconies/patios, these homes South Burnaby Townhomes are price from $659,900. Two display units Information’s sparse so far, but you can open Sundays 2 to 4 p.m. or by appointment still priority register for this collection of anytime at East 7th Ave. and Windsor in Van- South Burnaby townhomes. couver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Easy For more information and to put your access to SkyTrain and bike routes. name on the list for more information, visit For more information, visit 7andw.com brittonliving.com or call Vincent Lui at 604.637.3030.

Mahon Park Residences

Eden at Edmonds

South Burnaby Townhomes

Coming soon to South Burnaby’s Edmonds Boasting a convenient location near Marine neighbourhood, this collection of garden Dr. and the Capilano neighbourhood in North townhomes and condos puts you at the heart Vancouver, Mahon Park Residences is a col- of this ever-expanding community centre. lection of just nine boutique townhomes Easy access to the shops and restaurants of priced from the mid $800,000s. Three-level, Kingsway and HighGate, parks, schools and three-bedroom floor plans of 2,200 sq. ft. or transit. Interior features include nine-ft. ceillarger, many with partial mountain views to ings and laminate flooring on the main level, the north. Display home open weekends from European-style frameless cabinetry comple2 to 4 p.m. or by appointment anytime. mented by stone countertops in kitchens and For more information, call 604.671-7878. bathrooms, plus generous patios and decks. You can also check online at simplygroup.ca, Presentation centre opens soon. For which is expected to be live by the end more information, visit edenliving.ca or of November. call 604.761.6216. North Vancouver Townhomes

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homebuyers’help

homebuyers’ resource section You love the home, see what you can afford! Compare mortgage rates for your best deal Calculate your mortgage payments using the mortgage payment calculation chart

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CALCULATE YOUR mortGaGe PaYments Interest rate

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follow these stePs to see If You’ll QualIfY for a mortGaGe on YOUR DREAM HOME

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 home.

03

Take the total price of the home 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 06

Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000.

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 home. 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.

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10.49

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14.46

12.13

11.15

10.67

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14.59

12.28

11.31

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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 $300,000 mortgage with a 25-year amortization period at 5% is as follows: ($300,000 รท 1,000) X 5.82 = $1,746 NOV 30 - DEC 14, 2012 | METRO VANCOUVER NEW HOME GUIDE 59

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BRITISH COLUMBIA’S NEW HOME DEVELOPMENTS PROjECT

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PRICE

PROjECT

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From $125,900 From $209,900 Call From $269,900 From $399,900 net HST incl. From $184,900 From $239,900 From $508,000 incl. HST Call From $242,900

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Coming Soon From low $200’s Call $272,900

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Live Work (LW)

City Home (CH)

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C O N TA C T

PRICE

TH SF SF LR TH HR SF SF LR LR HR TH HR HR HR LR SF HR LR LR SF TH HR TH TH SF SF SF SF LR LR TH

604-374-4329 778-285-6299 604-461-7777 604-472-0009 604-880-1880 604-552-7744 604-468-2169 778-898-0435 604-936-2012 604-936-9300 604-942-2672 604-464-7985 604-618-8980 604-936-1888 604-936-1888 778-829-1500 604-514-4359 604-472-9555 604-288-9888 604-939-8874 604-533-3491 604-464-4155 604-461-2750 604-468-7688 secretridge.ca 604-878-7656 604-469-8581 604-533-3491 604-464-2260 604-552-3003 604-552-1113 604-942-2239

From $399,900 From High $700’s Call Call From $419,900 Coming Soon From $699,000 Call From Low $200’s Call Call From $379,900 From $419,900 From $384,900 From $299,900 From $220,500 incl. HST Coming Soon Call Call From $199,900 Call From $359,900 Call From $349,900 Coming Soon Call From $699,900 incl. HST From $778,582 From $689,900 Coming Soon From $299,900 From $349,900

TH SF

604-946-8000 604-946-1688

Call From $739,900

DELTA LADNER Manor Gardens Marina Garden Estates NORTH DELTA Capella Luxor South Pointe TSAWWASSEN Solei Terrace Tsawwassen Heights Tsawwassen Springs

TH LR SF

604-581-8144 604-590-8003 604-584-2908

From $519,900 From $199,900 From $699,900 incl. HST

LR SF SF/LR

604-940-6095 604-271-7288 604-948-HOME

Call Call Call

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SF LR LR LR LR LW TH/LR TH SF SF LR TH TH TH LR TH LR LR LR TH TH LR SF

604-571-6400 604-882-8857 604-530-7011 604-534-6000 604-533-7718 604-888-2793 604-568-3385 604-568-3385 604-539-9484 604-539-9484 604-510-6500 604-888-8370 604-888-8778 604-888-8699 604-635-0643 604-888-4044 604-514-1530 604-539-2200 604-888-2793 604-534-6000 604-568-3385 yorksoncreek.com 778-785-1673

From Low $600’s From $137,500 From $194,900 From $169,900 From $159,900 net HST incl. Call Coming Soon Coming Soon Call From $599,900 Call Call Call From $289,900 From $309,900 Call From $174,900 From $139,900 From $244,900 From $294,900 From $299,900 From $179,900 From $440,000

High Rise (HR)

Mid Rise (MR)

Low Rise (LR)

Loft (LO)

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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evelopments

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 homes@wall2wallmedia.com P ro j ect

T Y P E contact

P ric E

P ro j e c t T Y P E co n ta c t

MAPLE RIDGE 223 North LR 604-463-0588 From $139,900 Cottonwood Ridge TH 604-351-3261 Call Falcon Centre LR 604-477-1500 Call Forest Hills SF 604-575-5262 Call Hampstead at Silver Ridge SF 604-466-9278 From $459,900 Kanaka Creek TH 604-476-1188 From $329,900 Mainstone Creek SF 604-463-5000 Call Maple Creek TH 604-908-2352 From $469,900 Parc Vue LR 604-467-8884 Coming Soon Pointe, The SF 604-999-2452 From $489,900 Spencer’s Green SF 778-237-5713 Call Springside SF 604-465-6886 From $389,900 Trails Edge TH 604-805-4669 From $459,900 MISSION / HARRISON Fraser Landing TH 1-888-826-1177 Horizons TH 1-888-826-1177

From $249,900 From $319,800

NEW WESTMINSTER Alexander Walk TH 604-779-1292 From $349,900 Brewery District LR 604-694-1188 Coming Soon Carlyle at Victoria Hill HR 604-523-0733 Call Dominion HR ledmac.com/dominion Coming Soon Elliot St HR 604-524-8080 From $159,900 English Mews TH 604-517-1688 From $329,900 Flow TH 604-520-9880 $508,900 net HST incl. Grove, The LR 604-523-0733 Call Marinus @ Plaza 88 HR 604-519-9188 Call Northbank HR 604-523-0081 From S261,900 Red Boat at Port Royal SF 604-520-9890 From $536,900 Red Boat at Port Royal DP 604-520-9890 From $457,900 Regatta at Port Royal LR 604-520-9890 From $390,900 From Low $200’s Shift LR 778-397-2283 Thompson Landing SF 604-520-3226 From $476,900 Viceroy HR 604-522-2583 From $289,900 NORTH VANCOUVER 700 Marine Drive LR/LW 604-984-0700 Anderson Walk LR 604-988-8236 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 Latitudes TH 604-435-9477 Local on Lonsdale HR/LR/TH 604-998-0219 Orizon LR 604-638-6240 Pinnacle Residences at the Pier MR 604-983-9065 Prescott HR 604-969-3333 Remix LR 604-924-8885 Versatile Building, The HR 604-924-5595

From $299,000 From $439,900 Call Call From $289,900 Call From $359,900 Call From $469,900 From $309,900 Call Call From S248,900 Call From Low $300’s

PITT MEADOWS Cedar Downs LR 778-846-3200 From $194,900 Liv42 LR 604.460.6601 From $134,900 Solaris at Meadows Gate HR 604-460-8998 Call PORT COQUITLAM Avanti LR 604-468-2707 Burleigh Walk LR 604-464-5856 Carmandy LR 604-435-9477 Dominion TH 604-469-8988 Residences on Shaughnessy LR 604-468-0010 Shaughnessy, The HR 604-468-8252 South Verde LR 604-468-8640 604-464-4764 Valorie on the Park LR

From $215,800 From Low $200’s From $209,900 Call From $199,900 Call Call From $175,000

PORT MOODY Residences, The HR 604-552-0552 Call Station, The TH thestationliving.ca Call Penthouse (PH)

Live Work (LW)

City Home (CH)

P r i cE

RICHMOND Alexandra Gate TH 604-283-2104 $388,800 Altis HR 604-231-0588 From $298,800 Bravo HR 778-297-6222 From $298,800 Camber LR/HR 604-276-0677 Call Cambridge Park LR 778-297-7511 From $259,900 Centro HR/TH 604-270-8305 From $389,900 Currents TH 604-274-7326 Call Emerald HR/TH 604-244-8333 From $288,000 Empire Living TH 604-244-9622 Call Gardens, The LR 604-271-3331 From $241,800 Hamilton Station TH 604-274-7326 From $359,900 Karat TH 604-725-1250 Call La Villa TH 604-377-3068 Call Mandarin MR 604-233-1687 From $299,900 Mayfair Place LR 604-278-5809 From $319,900 Mezzo TH 604-725-1250 Call Mohali TH 604-377-2051 From $438,000 incl GST Monet HR 604-233-7748 From $288,900 Nova HR 604-278-8883 From $299,900 Omega LR 604-233-7748 From $279,900 Opal at Richmond Centre HR 604-303-7575 From $464,900 Ora HR 604-278-8838 Call Orchard LR 604-303-8819 From $259,900 Orchid Lane TH 604-307-0400 From $399,900 From $200’s Parc Riviera LR/TH 604-231-5900 Parc Riviera TH 604-231-5900 From $400’s Remy LR 604-279-8866 From $211,900 Quintet HR 604-247-8885 Call River Green MR/TH 604-233-2633 Call River Inlet MR/TH 604-233-2633 Call River Park Place HR riverparkplaceliving.ca From $299,900 Rosedale Gardens TH 604-961-6919 Call Saffron LR 604-270-2482 Call Sonalta Residences TH 778-990-6688 From $628,000 South Arm Garden TH 604-998-4526 From $498,800 Southpointe Cove TH 604-273-2828 Call Steveston Views TH 604-787-8490 Call Westminster Terrace TH 604-204-1077 Call SUNSHINE COAST Viewpoint Residences LR 1-888-385-3295 Wakefield Beach SF 1-888-741-9899 Waterfront @ Porpoise Bay TH 1-888-361-5500

From $199,900 Call Call

SQUAMISH / WHISTLER Artisan, The LR 604-339-7550 Bracken Arms BL/SF 604-687-7066 Elaho TH 604-898-2232 Mireau at Oceans Gateway LR 1-877-815-4664 Ocean Crest SF 604-896-2235 Ravens Plateau SF 1-888-852-7575 Aqua TH/LR 1-877-344-5566 Streams at Eaglewind TH 1-877-892-5888 Studio SQ LR 604-306-8911 Talon at Eaglewind TH 1-877-892-5888 1-888-852-7575 University Heights LR

Call Call Coming Soon Coming Soon From $1,298,000 Call From $239,000 From $405,000 From $210,000 From $559,900 Call

SURREY Alexa Altura Ascend Bishop Creek Blossom Court Boardwalk Brookland, The Cambridge Park Canvas Citypoint Connect

From $436,900 incl. net HST From $329,900 From $170’s From $339,900 From $339,900 net HST incl. From $339,900 incl. net HST $169,900 From $279,900 Coming Soon $186,900 From $118,800

High Rise (HR)

Mid Rise (MR)

TH TH LR TH TH TH LR TH TH HR LR Low Rise (LR)

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Edge Edgewood Enclave at Boundry Park Encore at Maple on 164th English Mews Ethical Gardens Fusion G3 Residences Guildford Greens Highlands at Sullivan Ridge Latis Latitude Links, The Lumina Madison Monterosso Oliver’s Lane Panorama Station Panorama West Village Panorama Woods Park Avenue Park Place Quattro 3 Redleaf Crescent Rockwood Sequoia Teo Hyland Residences Ultra at Urban Village Vantage Verve Walks, The Wave CLOVERDALE Allegro Clayton Heights Clayton Rise Ebbens Crossing Grove, The Grove at Cambridge, The Highgrove at Provinceton Hillcrest La Rue One92 Sun 72 Salix Sunset Grove Uptown Clayton Village Waterstone

T Y P E contact

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LR 778-395-7704 Call TH 604-644-7811 From $344,900 TH 604-657-3709 From $349,900 TH 604-716-9506 Call TH 604-517-1688 From $329,900 LR 604-584-1172 From $235,900 TH 778-578-9779 Coming Soon HR 604-453-6688 Call TH 604-307-0400 From $349,900 SF 778-565-7768 From $669,900 incl. HST LR 604-575-0669 From $194,900 LR 604-596-5075 From $264,900 SF 778-574-2550 From High $600’s LR 604-760-7672 From $249,900 inc. net HST TH 604-543-6262 From $320,000 LR 604-596-8828 From $249,900 SF 604-543-3868 From $489,900 TH dreamstarliving.com Coming Soon TH 778-885-6700 Call TH 778-593-9954 From $329,900 HR 604-583-9866 Coming Soon HR 604-583-9866 From $289,900 LR 604-581-8000 From $199,900 TH 604-584-9405 Call TH 604-503-1188 Call TH 604-575-7366 From $301,900 TH 604-288-8918 From $299,900 HR 604-588-6999 Call SF/TH 604-579-0247 From $345,900 incl. HST LR 604-588-3783 From $160’s Coming Soon CG/TH 604-440-8070 HR 604-951-9283 Call TH 604-574-5415 From $335,900 TH/DU 604-723-4497 From $549,900 TH 604-276-8823 $282,900 DU 778-389-7074 From $469,900 TH 604-533-6988 Call TH 604-597-7177 Call SF 604-888-8758 From $599,900 TH 604-575-5569 Call TH 604-575-8518 From $279,900 inc HST LR/TH 604-576-1772 From $199,000 TH 604-575-8806 From $292,900 LR 604-530-0054 From $229,900 LR 604-532-7711 From $211,900 TH 778-574-0146 From $339,900 LR 604-530-5399 From $219,900

VANCOUVER & AREA DOWNTOWN 540 Beatty LR 604-684-5403 From $869,000 999 Seymour MR 604-879-9996 From $325,900 Alexandra HR 604-899-8800 From $839,900 Cosmo HR 604-899-8800 From $428,900 Erickson HR 604-899-8800 From $2,499,000 Fairmont Pacific Rim Estates HR 604-781-4303 Call Jameson House HR 604-339-0707 Call Keefer LR 604-408-2580 From $1,600,900 Keefer Block LR 604-682-8813 Coming Soon Laguna HR 604-682-5300 From $900,000 Living Shangri-La HR 604-605-8833 Call Maddox HR 604-669-8200 From $319,900 Mark, The HR 604-687-4353 Call Modern amacon.com From $300’s Ritz, The HR 604-876-9222 Call Rolston, The HR 604-688-8927 Call Sapphire, The HR 604-876-9222 Call Smart HR 604-899-8800 From $337,900 Three Harbour Green TH/HR 604-683-3388 Call EAST SIDE 16 East TH 604-724-6335 From $699,900 Alba LR 604-251-2522 From $316,666 Avant TH 604-298-2240 From $618,900 Central HR 604-687-4353 Call Penthouse (PH)

Live Work (LW)

City Home (CH)

T Y P E contact

P ric E

Charm LR 604-330-8838 $266,900 Cedar 54 LR 604-325-0192 Call Jeffs Residences, The TH 604-558-1907 Call Latitude TH 604-377-1362 From $688,000 Local LR 604-688-5527 From $349,900 Lido HR 604-872-2672 From $458,900 Majestic On Main LR/TH 604-638-9222 From $399,900 604-876-8819 From $324,900 Meccanica HR River Walk TH 604-438-2858 From $598,000 Sesame LR 604-253-8888 From $259,900 Skyway HR 604-436-1100 Call Uptown LR 604-899-8800 From $276,800 Woodshire TH 604-719-1700 From $420,900 WEST SIDE 6 & Fir HR 604-899-8858 From $449,900 700 West 8th HR 604-714-2213 From $819,900 5555 Dunbar LR 604-568-7551 From $300,000’s Academy HR 604-228-8895 From $498,000 Alder Crossing TH/Flats 604-600-5405 From $269,900 Bayswater LR 604-739-8880 Call Blanc TH 604-600-8790 blancmodern.com Cambie & 7th HR/TH 604-568-5060 Call Collection 45 LR 604-569-1555 Call Elizabeth LR 604-877-1722 Call Exchange LR 604-716-0483 Call Fairview Green TH 604-742-1070 From $1.3 million Granville Mews TH 604-261-8088 Call James MR 604-675-1000 From $424,900 Kits360 LR 604-737-0360 From $299,900 Maynards Block, The LR 604-893-8378 From $262,900 MC2 HR 604-638-9998 From $259,000 McKenzie Green TH 604-558-2908 From $998,800 Montgomery TH 604-369-6641 From $619,900 Opsal HR 604-876-7332 Call Pinnacle Living Broadway MR 604-739-2080 From $429,900 Pinnacle Living False Creek MR 604-874-8368 From $369,900 Radius ledmac.com/radius Coming Soon Sixth and Willow sixthandwillow.com Coming Soon Sydney HR 604-733-6688 $468,900 Village on False Creek, The MR 604-874-8368 From $385,500 Westerly, The LR 604-568-3399 From $300,000’s WEST VANCOUVER Evelyn LR 604-922-0330 Call WHITE ROCK / SOUTH SURREY Abbey Road TH Adagio LR Arista TH Augusta TH Avra HR Belcroft, The TH Blu TH Breeze TH Edgewater LR Elgin Oaks TH/SF Europa LR Gemini LR Greens at Douglas, The TH Headwaters LR Heights, The TH/LR Juniper SF Landstar at Summerfield SF Miramar HR Morgan Crossing LR Morgan Heights SF Pier 16 TH Promenade LR Toccata TH Sausalito MR Summerfield SF Vinterra TH Wills Creek TH High Rise (HR)

Mid Rise (MR)

Low Rise (LR)

604-542-0660 604-531-6659 604-536-8887 liveataugusta.ca 604-531-9030 604-568-8830 604-782-5258 604-582-1113 604-535-9655 604-636-8525 604-908-2352 604-536-1663 604-619-4902 604-535-1451 778-545-8737 liveatjuniper.ca 778-389-5262 604-542-8700 604-582-1336 604-560-1053 604-542-1616 604-836-1818 604-535-5088 604-531-2200 604-536-1155 604-536-7171 604-542-8971

From $349,900 Coming Soon From $344,900 From $429,900 net HST incl. From $339,900 From $599,900 incl. HST From $599,900 $304,900 From $419,900 Call Coming Soon Call From $540,900 $313,500 Call From $769,000 net HST incl. From $749,900 incl. HST From $637,900 $234,900 From $840,000 From $349,900 From $314,900 $379,900 Call From $588,600 From mid $600’s From $539,900

Loft (LO)

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