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North Shore Real Estate Property Matters for North Vancouver, West Vancouver & the Metro Region.

  • Coming soon...recreational property at Savary Island

    If you are thinking about a place to get away to for summer vacations and time away from the hustle and bustle of the City...you might want to consider the wonderful tropical, accessible, Savary Island.  With white sand beaches, fewer than 100 permanent residents and affordability that is hard to beat - a forested, flat lot on Savary may be just what you've been waiting for!

    Please call me for further details about this coming opportunity! 

  • Thinking about selling your old timer or rental home?

    If you have been thinking about selling your North Vancouver property - conditions are optimal for achieving a sale that may far surpass what you ever imagined might be possible.  Prices throughout the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver have been constantly increasing and reflect the current levels of low inventory and a high demand for single family/detached homes. The desirability of your location, coupled with the price of land in most neighbourhoods - is in many cases - offsetting the size and condition of older, smaller and previously rented homes.  However, even with these red-hot conditions, it is still important to present a clean and attractive property to prospective purchasers, who may want to rent the property out while getting their building plans in place.  If you are thinking about putting your older property up for sale...please give me a call.  I'd be happy to provide some suggestions for achieving your best value and ways we can make this happen!    
  • Recent Sales

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    13257-14A Ave. Crescent Beach/South Surrey 3 bedroom/2 bath rancher lovely landscaping & view potential! SOLD OVER ASKING IN ONE DAY! 309 - 212 Lonsdale North Vancouver 2 bedroom/2 bath city home great layout and contemporary flair! SOLD OVER ASKING IN TWO WEEKS! 312 - 310 E. 3rd Street North Vancouver 1 bedroom/1 bath city home view, walk to everything! SOLD 98% OF ASKING 106 - 3658 Banff Court North Vancouver 1 bedroom+den/2 bath contemporary home w/ forest at the door! SOLD early January 2015

     

  • Are you looking for a building lot in Point Grey?

    Coming in the New Year:  33 x 122 property with liveable OT house, most likely will be suited for a new build. 

    If you are looking for this type of property please let me know and I may be able to help you get ahead of the pack.

    Regards, 

    Lisa Richardson

     

     

  • Sold! Beautiful Northlands 1 Bedroom & Den with 2 Full Baths

    December 12, 2014

    Of course I like to promote my listings...after all that's a huge part of my job.  But also, all properties have their own unique characteristics - that may speak to the needs and desires of prospective purchasers who may be looking for a new property. My new listing is a lovely ground floor unit that might be suitable for a single person or a couple who would love to be close to all amenities.  Walking to a major grocery store, produce, the library and community centre is an achievable dream for the fortunate residents of properties in this area! The location is also extremely quiet. Additionally, for outdoor enthusiasts,  there is no limit to the recreational pursuits at your doorstep.  

    The unit itself is beautiful and has interesting and well designed architectural details. One can easily imagine themselves appreciating a high quality lifestyle of peace and pleasure with forest views, a patio to lounge or  BBQ on in the warmer weather and cooking in a decent sized u-shaped kitchen.  The open plan keeps you in the conversation with your significant other, guests or friends in the living and dining room areas.  The spacious master bedroom with full ensuite is a true benefit as is the den which has an opening window and built in shelving.  This area would be a dream office for those who like to work with a lot of light!

     Please let me know if you would like additional detail about this property or if you would like to see this beautiful suite.

     

    • 807 sq. ft., 2 bath, 1 bdrm single story - MLS® $364,900 - Rarely Available

     

     

     

     

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  • Certified Negotiation Expert

    October 31,  2014

    A very enjoyable part of my job - involves on-going training.  The Certified Negotiation Expert course -  was a great two day event -  full of information and skills development, to provide my clients with the best possible outcomes to pursue their real estate goals and dreams!

     

  • "How is the Market?"

    When did interest in local real estate conditions enter our everyday conversation?  In North Vancouver and indeed in many areas of Metro Vancouver, the increasing price of homes started to capture attention beginning about 2005.  In fact the west side had begun to rise several years earlier but was largely a stand alone example of local market conditions.  

    On the North Shore,  market conditions in June are stable, strong & in some areas "red hot."  But what does that mean?   To a seller of a detached home in Central Lonsdale - it will likely mean a very speedy sale at a price that reflects a high dollar value for land that the house sits on.  To the buyer of that same home,  this red hot market means they will likely be in competition with several other prospective purchasers for the same property. For those looking for a one bedroom condominium property - stable market conditions, will work in their favour  - as there is lots of inventory to choose from and prices that may make purchasing attractive & affordable.  Similar conditions exist in West Vancouver - with some local area variations created by inventory that is available. 

    When I meet with Sellers to price a property - a detailed analysis of current market conditions based on up to the minute sales data - is just one tool that I use, to help identify the maximum value that a property may sell for.  I am always happy to  provide a complimentary market analysis  when you are considering selling your home.  Please call if I can be of assistance.  

     

  • Strongest May for Home Sales Since 2007

    Note that this information is outdated.

    News Release: British Columbia Real Estate Association Vancouver, BC – June 13, 2014. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 8,729 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, up 13.9 per cent from May 2013. Total sales dollar volume was $4.9 billion, an increase of 20.6 per cent compared to a year ago. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $565,233, up 5.8 per cent from the same month last year. “Consumer demand was noticeably stronger last month, with unit sales posting their highest level for the month of May since 2007,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “Rock bottom mortgage rates are inducing many would-be home buyers to enter the market this spring.” “With most BC markets now in balanced conditions, home prices are up in nine of 11 board areas,” added Muir. During the first five months of the year, BC residential sales dollar volume was up nearly 26 per cent to $18.8 billion, compared to the same period last year. Residential unit sales were up almost 17 per cent to 32,894 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 7.7 per cent at $571,648. Source: www.bcrea.bc.ca

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  • Apartment For Sale in Lower Lonsdale

    Immaculate, updated  property.
    Rarely available south facing TOP FLOOR!

    • 698 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bdrm apartment - MLS® $238,000 - Excellent Value!

     -  Rarely available south facing TOP FLOOR, one bedroom apartment with over 700 square feet. Enjoy sunrise and sunsets on your covered balcony with twinkling lights and ever changing peek-a-boo views. Enjoy peace of mind in this well maintained, adult oriented, owner occupied property. Enhance your lifestyle and grow equity with included hot water heat and reasonable maintenance fees. Park the car and enjoy the benefits of a lifestyle choice where you can walk to everything or take transit if desired. Priced to sell - don't delay!

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