Staying Connected - July 2015

On a Personal Note – Change

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” – Socrates


When I first meet you my valued clients usually you are in the process of change, a new city, a new job an addition to the family or a change of lifestyle.  These are exciting and stressful  times and I feel so very lucky to be able to be part of the process and help you through these transitions.


Over the past couple of years I have had a some changes of my own, where I call home, what my family looks like and over the past several months a change in my office environment.  Due to a situation beyond my control, I was forced to look at other options for a professional and productive environment to work from.  I am very happy to say I have been able to find a solution with Royal LePage.  I am very  excited to now be part of Royal LePage Sussex!  My new contact details are here, but of course you can always get me in the same ways as you did before, my cell, website and email remain the same. 


Change is all around us.  As I drive around this beautiful city of ours every day, I am witness to so much development. 


The Hobbit House on West King Edward with its storybook architecture has been rescued from demolition and will become the stand alone house as part of the King Edward Green. 


This character home in Point Grey that has been home to one family for over 50 years is wrapped in HAZMAT protection in preparation for demolition.


And what will become of The Little Yellow House that once hosted so many special occasions in its life as Il Giardino.  While  Umberto has opened up again on the same block much to the joy of us Vancouverites, The Little Yellow House stands alone to face, I am not sure, what. 


I am not sure who said this, maybe it was my Mom,  “A change is as good as a rest”.  I am rested and energized and look forward to hearing from you!  As always I welcome hearing from you about the changes in your world.


The ‘Hood – Main Street

As the prices continue to rise, particularly in the Single Family market on the Westside of Vancouver,  the local market is considering options to the East.  The single family market in this neighbourhood is HOT! For young couples looking to buy a home in this very competitive market, the Thursday night “Sneak Peak“ has become part of the pattern of the week. They drink coffee at the new Artigiano or one of the many special independent cafes, enjoy the lovely  Prince Edward Park or mingle with the masses at Car Free days with all the wonderful sights, sounds and food.  And speaking of food, the options are many from the laid back casual fare at The Locus, 4121 Main Street (one of my go to spots for many years) to Burdock & Co., 2702 Main Street which has been around for a few years now and continually shows up on the best places to eat lists that I love to follow. The vibe here is electric.


Congratulations to Suki and Ian on the most unique sale price I have ever seen in my 27 years and lucky them, they were  successful in the hunt for a beautiful new home in the hood, I can’t wait for the celebration!


Vancouver’s Favourite Topic – “How’s the Market?

Well again I report , activity and prices are up!   Last month was the highest selling June, and the second highest overall monthly total, on record for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.  With Detached homes in Metro Vancouver hitting an average price over 1.1 million the townhouse market is heated with buyers who want to stay in the city but can not reach the price of a single family home as well as those downsizing from the family home and looking for a new lifestyle. And my predictions that the condo market is way over due to follow appears to be in the works!  As always I am here to discuss how this all effects you.



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