Thursday, 16 October 2014
While these converted residential properties may just be the nice, quaint home that some families seek, Vancouver only has 56 of them. What’s more, 36 of them are still occupied by active park caretakers to this day. For this reason, homebuyers would have to look elsewhere to find the house of their dreams. Take, for instance, RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside’s listings for Vancouver houses for sale. Sure, a simple house surrounded by trees and friendly neighbors may sound idyllic, but homebuyers should also consider other factors like peace and order, ease of transportation, and access to schools when looking for a house to buy. Fortunately, Vancouver doesn’t have a shortage of neighborhoods that meet these criteria. Kitsilano, for example, is arguably one of the West Side’s best communities, with its beaches, cafes, and organic markets that appeal to young professionals as well as growing families.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Looking at a home for sale, oftentimes the only thing that’ll keep you from deciding to purchase it is the fact that certain parts—especially the exterior ones—have been rendered out of date. Not to worry—many owners are willing to slash their prices just a tad if you agree to shoulder the renovations yourself. Just don’t be afraid to broach the subject.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Gifford and Moore’s story is a reflection of why many people prefer to buy a Vancouver condo than a single-family house of their own. While condos typically have a wide price range, the lower bracket is usually affordable enough to cater to first-time buyers and young families. Trusted real estate professionals, such as those from RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside, can point buyers in the right direction and help them find an affordable condo that suits their needs. This doesn’t change the fact that condo living could be an excellent choice for a young family. Aside from the lower unit price, condos give people access to amenities they’d normally pay to have in their house—think swimming pools, gyms, and recreation rooms. Many condo units are also designed to cater to a certain demographic, which means that prospective tenants can expect to spend time with like-minded individuals and foster positive relationships with them.
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Given how Vancouver’s real estate market is behaving at present, it is not surprising why a lot more people think it better to buy a condo unit than buy a house of their own. True enough, it is estimated that in 2013, more than a million Canadian households owned at least one condominium, either for living or rental purposes. If you want to follow suit, then you should be aware of the various types of condos you’ll find in Vancouver.