Million Dollar Views from Beautiful Bowen Island

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Stunning Views! This is one home you will not forget! The panoramic and breathtaking views are definitely the focal point at this lovely 2300 sf home in picturesque and quiet Valhalla Estates on Bowen Island. Views of Vancouver, Gulf Islands, Mt Baker and Black Tusk. Half an acre of low maintenance and privacy offered with many trees & natural landscape(12 acre common area). Enjoy this spacious & bright 3bd/ 3ba home with master bdrm on main & 2 bedrooms up, and 2 car garage to hold all of your ‘toys’ that adventure enthusiasts will love. The living room takes full advantage of the views w/vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. The entertaining deck is the perfect place to unwind…& appreciate beautiful BC. Only 5 min to shops and ferry. Call to view today! Check out all the photos on my listings page!

High-end homes sales rise in Toronto, Vancouver, fall in Calgary in 2015

High-end homes sales rise in Toronto, Vancouver, fall in Calgary in 2015

 

ALEXANDRA POSADZKI

 

TORONTO — The Canadian Press

 

Last updated Thursday, Jan. 07, 2016 10:32AM EST

 

Sales of homes worth $1-million or more heated up in Toronto and Vancouver last year as the low loonie fuelled demand from foreign buyers, a new report released Thursday says.

 

The report from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada says 11,112 homes worth $1-million or more were sold in the Greater Toronto Area last year – an increase of 48 per cent over 2014.

 

Detached homes pace Toronto real estate to record year (BNN Video)

 

In Vancouver, 4,578 homes over the $1-million mark were sold in 2015, up 46 per cent from the previous year.

 

The realtor says sales of homes worth more than $4-million grew the most – in Vancouver by 67 per cent, and in Toronto by 71 per cent.

 

But after years of growth, Calgary’s high-end housing market declined last year as the downturn in the oil patch hurt consumer confidence.

 

The Sotheby’s report says sales of homes over $1-million fell 41 per cent in Alberta’s largest city in 2015 compared with the previous year.

 

Elaine Hung, vice-president of marketing for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, said low interest rates, high levels of immigration and a limited supply of homes heated up the high-end housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver.

 

“We had a lot of buyers who were very eager to enter the market, and they were bidding on a limited number of homes, particularly in premier neighbourhoods,” said Hung.

 

In many instances, that resulted in bidding wars, she said.

 

The luxury segment – comprised of homes worth $4-million or more – benefited from all of those factors, as well as weakness in the Canadian dollar.

 

“We did see increased interest from international buyers, so that was definitely a factor,” said Hung, referring to the $4-million-plus segment in Toronto and Vancouver.

 

In Montreal, sales of homes worth over $1-million grew by 15 per cent from a year ago.

 

Looking ahead to 2016, Hung predicts more of the same – continued sales growth in Toronto and Vancouver, a further slowdown in Calgary and a balanced market in Montreal.

 

New Listing: Lot 27 PASSAGE ISLAND (R2024618)

Lot 27 PASSAGE ISLAND, West Vancouver, Howe Sound

List Date: 2016-01-11

List Price: $205,000

WATERFRONT OPPORTUNITY! Discover Passage Island and own almost 1/3 of an acre waterfront property. Build your dream cottage … own a place to unwind from the city, but if you have to get back quickly you are only a 10 minute private boat ride from West Vancouver Yacht Club, Thunderbird Marina and Fisherman’s Cove. You feel like you are miles away, but it is also great for commuters with a boat while mooring at Thunderbird. This “Off Grid” island is the perfect retreat for you, your family and friends. The views are unbelievable! What a peaceful way to live … and very affordable. Talk to Michele today!

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New Listing: Lot 39 PASSAGE ISLAND (R2019987)

Lot 39 PASSAGE ISLAND, West Vancouver, Howe Sound

List Date: 2015-12-09

List Price: $649,999

Escape to Passage Island! This lovely west facing A frame, 2 level, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath home is only 10 by boat from Eagle Harbour or Thunderbird Marina in West Vancouver. The dock and gangway with private mooring and buoy will give you direct access to your waterfront property on this private island. Entertain in the over sizes living area with vaulted ceilings that leads to the over sized deck. Your friends and family may not want to leave! Entirety Self-Sufficient with solar power, low hours generator and water catchment system.

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21st Annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive Nov 16-Nov 23, 2015

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It’s on now! From NOV 16-NOV 23 the Realtors Care Blanket Drive is in full swing! Local realtors across our North Shore communities (and Lower Mainland) are out collecting for local shelters. We are collecting: blankets, sleeping bags, tarps. warm winter clothing for all ages, new socks and underwear, coats, gloves, hats and scarves! You can drop off at my Sotheby’s office in West Vancouver at #200 235 W 15th St or any participating office. see http://www.rebgv.org/blanket-drive.  Call Michele to pick up bags!

DROP OFF LOCATIONS ON THE NORTH SHORE  FOR SAT, NOV 21 AND SUN NOV 22 from 12-4 pm  AT PARK ROYAL MALL NORTH (by the Bay) and CAPILANO MALL (by Starbucks). Come say hello to your local realtors and drop off your donations before you shop. Michele will be at Capilano Mall on Sat and Park Royal Mall  North on Sun 12-4pm. :)

Donations from the North Shore will be sorted into the different categories for the shelters at our 9th Annual Pizza Sorting Party! This year we will be having the party at FERGUSON MOVING AND STORAGE as space donated by Lorne MACINNES was offered to give more room. LONSDALE EVENT RENTALS are donating tables to sort on during the party. We also have our first sponsor for the pizza and refreshments at the party by THE MORTGAGE GROUP -EDGEMONT VILLAGE.  North Shore realtors as well as local community volunteers and family will help to sort the items and then deliver to shelters such as HARVEST PROJECT, THE LOOKOUT SOCIETY, COVENANT HOUSE and THE VANCOUVER POLICE DEPARTMENT (blankets for the Downtown Eastside).  We are so very thankful for all our sponsors for their donations!

Blankets are desperately needed for the Downtown Eastside, while warm clothing is needed for men, women and children of all ages for the shelters. All items are very much appreciated by all that receive. One bag can make a difference! Last year we collected a record breaking  406 bags on the North Shore! Let’s have another great year! :) Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

21st Realtors Care Blanket Drive runs Nov 16-23!!

REALTORS CARE BLANKET DRIVE

The 21st Realtors Care Blanket Drive starts today Nov 16 and running all week until Nov 23! Donate your items such as: blankets, sleeping bags…, warm winter clothing for all ages, new socks and underwear, hats, scarves, gloves, and coats! Realtors across the lower mainland will be out collecting from our local communities and working hard to help those in need of some warmth. Please contact your local realtor for pick up or information on how you can donate. All items will be given to local shelters.

Here on the North Shore, we will be set up in Park Royal North (by the Bay) and Capilano (by Starbuck’s) on Sat Nov 21 and Sun Nov 22 from 12-4pm. Drop your donated items in bags before you start your Christmas shopping. Drop by today!

We will be donating again this year to the Harvest Project (in need of men and women’s clothing, the Lookout Society, Covenant House (teen clothing 14-24), and the Vancouver Police Department (in need of blankets that are distributed to the Downtown Eastside).

Help make a difference in your community! Contact Michele for more information or to pick up donations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st REALTORS CARE BLANKET DRIVE STARTS IN 1 WEEK ! MONDAY, NOV 16-MONDAY NOV 23

REALTORS CARE BLANKET DRIVE

Support the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive and help your neighbours in need

The 21st annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive kicks off on November 16. The program is the Lower Mainland’s largest and longest-running blanket drive.

Each year, the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive provides warm clothing and blankets to more than 19,000 Lower Mainland residents in need.

From November 16 to 23, volunteer Realtors across the region will work with their clients to coordinate donations of blankets and warm winter clothing for those most in need. The donations are then sorted and delivered to charities in the same community in which they were collected.

“Every community in the Lower Mainland relies on donations from the program and we need the public’s support once again to ensure we can meet this year’s need,” Darcy McLeod, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president said.

Anyone with donations can drop them off at one of our 100 plus participating real estate offices. Click here for a list of participating offices.

“The need is real and your donations make a difference. We’re looking for blankets, coats, gloves and other warm winter clothing for men, women and children,” Jorda Maisey, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board president said.

Since the Blanket Drive began in 1995, the program has helped more than 275,000 people in our communities keep warm and dry during the winter months.

Click here for a video overview of how the Blanket Drive helps local charities and residents. For more information on the program, go to www.blanketdrive.ca or https://www.facebook.com/BlanketDrive

Clothing items we’re looking for:

• blankets, sleeping bags

• warm clothing – coats, jeans, pants, sweaters

• scarves, gloves, mitts, hats

• socks (new)

• underwear (new)

The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive is a partnership between the Realtors of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board and their communities.

Contact Michele to  pick up donated items at 604-787-7231