Thanks Marty for the awesome letter! So happy to help you sell your North Van townhome and buy your dream home!

“A kid, a banker and a kayaker find help from local realtor to save them from the transformation of their neighbourhood”! Not really a headline, but that’s how it felt. We needed to get out of our townhouse and upgrade swiftly; our boy was 7 years old, we wanted space for a sailboat and outdoor nature space, lots more space! Reality is, North Van is pricey and I don’t like big debt. Conundrum, I want ski all time, wife wants big job…what do we do? Sunrise. I walked my kid to school at Ridgeway elementary, then I walked down to Lonsdale street thinking about this conundrum, and my next coffee.

Crossing 3rd, steep downhill, no coffee in hand yet, then slam the BRAKES!!!  I almost spilled my imaginary coffee. There it was! Pictures, just pictures everywhere on the window, homes for sale. Above, a rather nice sign “Macdonald Realty”. Hum!? I figured they must know who could give me a kinda cheap price for this whole, sell your house thing. I figured there must be a cheap option I wasn’t aware of. All I had to do is walk in slowly and ask. I asked ten questions rather quickly to the receptionist and she just told me someone could answer all this right now. I was guided to a little chill zone office by the window, right behind all those pictures.

Lisa Richardson’s first words were “would you like a coffee” I think? But whatever, the next half hour or so was the most decisive moment of my year. Lisa became our realtor, sold our townhouse just before Christmas as we had hoped, helped us buy our dream Vancouver Island home on a whim a couple of months ago, and now I finally own my dream home, a stone’s throw from the best beach ever, yacht club and.. I don’t golf, but golf club.

 

In the end, I had a vision in my mind of who would help us make the biggest decision ever. Lisa was on a warrior on a mission getting the job done, with huge workloads and time commitments to us. We were the lucky ones. Now, the only bigger and better thing we want in life is larger sailboat to make the world our backyard.

Thanks Lisa Richardson

 

Marty Perry, Diana and Connor.

March 2017 Great Time to Sell a Modest Home in North Vancouver

Fearless Friday:

PERFECT TIME TO SELL A MODEST HOME IN NORTH VANCOUVER

Limited inventory of affordable North Vancouver homes:

Hello real estate aficionados!  Another drizzly day in North Vancouver – but home hunters in the Spring Market are still active despite the weather!  Current market conditions are mixed and depend on location and price on the North Shore as well as in other Metro Vancouver areas.  Very few  DETACHED homes are available between a million dollars up to a million five.  This makes it a perfect time for potential sellers, with homes needing a little TLC, or located on busier streets to think about listing.  These modest homes are very likely to attract a good deal of interest and a strong sale price.

Deep Cove and Indian River homes for sale:

Above $1.5 million there are a few more listings and a couple of new listings in the Deep Cove and Indian River areas may be attractive for families.  Cove Cliff  Elementary School and Dorothy Lynas Elementary School are nearby and other awesome amenities include the Deep Cove Community Theatre, soccer and sports fields, Parkgate Community Centre and library, Ron Andrews Pool, Deep Cove rowing and kayaking activities as well as the winter sports and summer hiking  and biking just up the hill at Mount Seymour.  Golf season is also around the corner and practice at the Takaya Golf Centre and play at the Northlands Golf Course and  Seymour Golf Course and Club are always popular as well.

If you would like assistance or to start a conversation about your real estate goals to buy or sell a home or other property included a townhome, strata property or recreational property, I’d love to hear from you.

Happy Friday, March-24-17

Lisa Richardson

Townhouse For Sale in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver

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NORTH VAN OPPORTUNITY!

•  1,300 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm townhouse$788,000. FABULOUS LOLO!
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– Time to come home to North Vancouver! Fabulous, updated, spacious 1300+SF TOWN HOME in PRIME, QUIET, Lower Lonsdale up to date 8 unit strata. This contemporary 3 level home has a sparkling Euro-style kitchen with upgraded cabinets, quartz counters & eating bar overlooking lush greenery. The spacious dining & living area is enhanced with an attractive gas fireplace and a picture perfect private deck with well selected plantings. Upstairs, the oversized master bedroom features a large walk-in closet, cheater ensuite & enjoys good separation from the spacious second bedroom with another walk-in closet. With a powder room on the main, laundry, great storage/work space and direct access to your secured parking down – your new, pet friendly, city home awaits! Walk to all the restaurants and hop on the Seabus to get to work or see a concert Downtown!

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Coming October 2016 Great Lower Lonsdale Town Home ….Ready Set Lolo!

…Spectacular 1100+ SQ.FT.  TOWN HOME in PRIME Lower Lonsdale location, coming soon. Contemporary styling…will have you smiling… in this updated TWO bedroom home with  space and pizazz  in a quiet walkable location.  Great three level property, with Euro-style kitchen, attractive living/dining rooms on the main complemented by wonderful front and deck outlooks, a lovely fireplace to enjoy as we move into winter and a convenient two piece powder room.  Upstairs, 2 spacious bedrooms BOTH with WALK -IN closets – well separated with a cheater ensuite.  Downstairs, laundry, great storage and TWO secured PARKING stalls with direct access to your new home!  Walk to the many great restaurants, services,shopping and John Braithwaite Community Centre and hop the Seabus to work or play downtown.  This great property will suit singles, couples, small families and active downsizers. LOVE THE NORTH SHORE!  GET READY TO VIEW!!!

Finally after the rush of the spring market of 2016 – not to be forgotten any time soon, there is a sense that some greater opportunity may exist on the North Shore for prospective purchasers of attractive properties.  While there is an increasing number of detached homes for sale (especially at the higher price points)…buyers should remain alert to the stats detailing that a  “Seller’s market” is still at play in many sectors of the real estate market in North Vancouver.  In particular, there is still extremely limited inventory in several areas of strata properties, including the townhouse market throughout most areas of the city and district.  If you are seeking a property in this class, such as the property described above, you will need to ensure that you don’t miss any suitable listings when they come out.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like any details about North Shore properties or any real estate related information. I’m happy to help with your real estate goals!

Buying or Selling a Home on the North Shore

May 2016.  The spring property market is still extremely vibrant in North and West Vancouver. Open houses are busy, many detached homes are receiving multiple offers, and strata property sales are brisk!

Mid way through the May market there is still a strong seller’s market houses and desirable properties selling very quickly.  If you have been asking yourself:  Is this a good time to sell? Please give me a call to discuss your property ideas and goals and how to make your plans a reality.

For buyers wishing to purchase a strata home in Lower and Central Lonsdale, several resale homes have been listed recently.  This is good news as there are now more options for purchasing one bedrooms and also some larger homes in Lower and Central Lonsdale,  Raven Woods and Lynn Valley.

For people wishing to move to a fresh new strata property, there are some lovely developments underway.  Located within established neighborhoods,  including Edgemont Village, Lynn Valley,  Central and Lower Lonsdale, property sales are brisk and the most desirable homes are snapped up in a jiffy.  When considering a new home, it is a good idea to take your realtor with you, to look out for your best interest and to help you identify the features of importance, should you decide to purchase a new home.

Due to the speed of the market, folks need a clear understanding of their options whether they are buying or selling.   This is especially important for people who have been in their present home for many years, who want to make a move, but need information to decide where they will live after the house sells.   I am always happy to provide information about the options that are available and  guide you through all the necessary steps – so that you are knowledgeable and happy to move on with a clear and workable plan.

Please let me know if I can be of assistance whether you are contemplating selling or buying a property on the North Shore.