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Recently Sold Listing 505 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC

R2201274 - 505 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 505 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver.

New Listing 603 - 1600 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC

R2205839 - 603 - 1600 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 603 - 1600 Hornby Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $1,998,000.

Waterfront living in Yacht Harbour Point @ Southern foot of Hornby Street. SW facing apartment with False Creek water view. Spacious kitchen, dining and living room, KING-sized master bedroom with ensuite bath and walk-in closet, 2nd bedroom with Murphy bed, large office with built-in storage, plus a 12' x 5'7" balcony with water view. Seawall & foot passenger ferry to Granville Island at your doorstep. Yacht Harbour Pointe is one of the few lower rise (10 storey) buildings on Yaletown's waterfront with only 55 residences and a marina. Concierge, gym, guest parking, bike storage, includess 2 parking stalls and storage locker. Pet(s) allowed; Rentals at max so NO VACANT HOME TAX. Open house Sat/Sun Sept 23/24. 2-4.

Recently Sold Listing 802 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC

R2200028 - 802 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 802 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver.

New Listing 505 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC

R2201274 - 505 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 505 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $919,000.SOLD

Mid-century modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom co-op apartment facing English Bay in reputable Dianne Court. This apartment has it all: original oak hardwood flooring, balcony facing English Bay, windows all sides-- South, West, East, allowing for refreshing cross-breeze and English Bay view from living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, plus privacy from tress on SE side, '50s style large rooms too. The apartment has updated kitchen and bathrooms with excellent quality tile work and loads of storage incl. locker. Co-op requires min 35% down payment & board approval. NO: rentals, pets, smoking, must be 19+ years, max 2 occupants/suite allowed. Open Sat/Sun Sept 2/3 2:00-4:00, by Seller's instructions offers if any Wednesday September 6th by 5 pm.

New Listing 802 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC

R2200028 - 802 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 802 - 1315 Cardero Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $1,080,000.SOLD

MID-CENTURY MODERN PENTHOUSE @ Dianne Court w English Bay view in prime West End location! Seawall at your doorstep but not traffic noise, shopping a block away on Davie St. 1950s-size principal rooms: 30' x13' living/dining room w oak floors, wall of windows facing English Bay & a 43' sunny terrace with ocean view for al fresco entertainment-a Green Thumb's heaven. Master bedroom with ensuite bath, 2nd bedroom (Murphy bed) + 2nd full bath w shower and washing machine, plus spacious bright den/office with wall of windows onto water view. Galley kitchen with lots of light and good storage, newer appliances. Co-op building requires 35% min downpayment, NO:rentals/pets/smoking/age 19+

New Community to be developed harbourside in North Vancouver

There is a new community coming to the North Vancouver waterfront.  Read about it in Vancity Buzz:

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Condo Prices Keep Rising in Vancouver

From the Real Estate Weekly:


Buyers, be prepared to bid high on Vancouver condos

Almost two-thirds of the condos sold in Vancouver proper last week went for over asking price



AUGUST 11, 2017 05:42 PM




Even as the summer sales slowdown deepens, the proportion of homes being sold over their asking price continues to hold steady – or even rise, in the case of Vancouver condos.

There were 16 detached home sales in Vancouver proper from July 31 to August 6 (registered sold as of August 10), exactly half went for more than their asking price. The biggest price leap was a fairly modest 6.24% above list, seen in the sale of an East Vancouver family home that sold for $1,805,000 after eight days on the market.

However, of the 69 condos that have so far been registered as sold the same week, 45 units – more than 65 per cent – went for over asking price. The median price of a Vancouver condo sold that week was $

In fact, the priciest home to be registered by August 10 as sold July 31-August 6 – not just in Vancouver proper but across the entire Greater Vancouver region – was a condo. A stunning 15th-floor Coal Harbour corner unit with 1,772 square feet of living space and the obligatory spectacular mountain views, it sold for $5,030,000 after 30 days, bucking the trend by going for $170K under list.

Townhouses (including half-duplexes and row homes) saw a very high median selling price last week at $1,215,900.

Of the 13 townhomes that sold the same week, seven were traded for above sticker price, including a one-bedroom, two-level townhouse in Fairview that went for nearly 40% over asking. This 747-square-foot home sold for $790,000, a whopping $235K above its $565,000 list price, after eight days listed.

The priciest townhome to sell last week was a luxurious waterfront Yaletown unit that sold for $3,490,000 after 48 days on market, $109K below list price.

And the most expensive detached house to sell that week, registered as of August 10, was a beautiful heritage-style, 2003-built house in MacKenzie Heights on the West Side, which sold for $3,410,000. This four-bedroom house took 17 days to sell for $130,000 under asking.

Even though total listings and median days on market increased for every home type, compared with the previous week, so did the median list price in every category, for all Vancouver homes listed as of August 10.

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Joannah Connolly is the editor of


© 2017 Vancouver Courier

Vancouver West Stats for June 2017

Click below for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver's stats for June 2017: 


Vancouver West Stats June 2017



West Side condo listings are down over 17% year over year and as a result of low inventory condo sales are down 20% year over year.

West Side detached listings are up 10% year over year while sales are off by 25% year over year and days on market are up 20%.

West Side town home supply is up over 20% in a year, while sales are off close to 5% and are taking 26% longer to sell than last year.


All types of West Side homes have seen price increases since last year with condos up over 10% on the benchmark price.



Waterfront Living at 1600 Hornby

Living at 1600 Hornby Street is all about lifestyle.  Situated on the waterfront on a traffic-calmed cul de sac at the sunny southern foot of Hornby Street, #Yacht Harbour Pointe and its attached marina are what Vancouver living is all about.  Walk the seawall, bike to Stanley Park, hop a foot passenger ferry to Granville Island and  grab some lunch and then visit the Granville Island Public Market to shop for dinner, and buy some fresh flowers while you are there.  Take the ferry back and disembark right in front of your building.  

If cooking isn't your thing you're in luck, some of the city's best restaurants are close to home.  #Umberto's Il Giardino is just up the street. Dine al fresco in their lovely courtyard perhaps?  

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Umberto's Il Giardino's courtyard

Tired of driving to a distant marina where your boat is docked?  The marina at Yacht Harbour Pointe is exclusively for owners of residences here.  How fabulous would it be to have your boat docked just feet from your home?  Opportunities to lease or purchase slips here are on a first come first serve basis.


Walk nine blocks North from 1600 Hornby Street to the heart of downtown Vancouver and The Vancouver Art Gallery, where there is currently an exhibit of Claude Monet paintings from Musée Marmottan Monet.     You deserve a little French pastry after that, cross the street to Faubourg for French style afternoon tea.  


Exhausted?  Grab a cab, a bus, a bike, back to the opulence of your waterfront home and enjoy the lovely breeze from your balcony while watching the boats in False Creek.  Linger and you'll see a sunset  over the water from your living room.  

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In the not too distant future when Vancouver House is finished construction you will have more amenities and services just 2 blocks away.  

 With just 55 residences in Yacht Harbour Pointe buying opportunities are somewhat rare.  Come have a look at my listing and see if this is the waterfront residence for you.




My New Listing In Yacht Harbour Pointe 1600 Hornby Street


The subdued lobby with full time concierge at Yacht Harbour Pointe, 1600 Hornby Street 

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Looking South to Granville Island

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Waterfront living, the exterior of Yacht Harbour Pointe, 10 stories and 55 sophisticated residences on the seawall in Yaletown between the Burrard and Granville bridges

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The foot passenger ferry dock in front of Yacht Harbour Pointe for the 5 minute crossing to Granville Island





On the seawall at the Southern foot of Hornby Street is a very special apartment building with only 10 stories and 55 residences.  Yacht Harbour Pointe and its private marina are one of a kind in Vancouver, intimate yet at the heart of Vancouver's downtown playground.  Walk or bike along the seawall heading west and into Stanley Park.  Head east into the Beach District with its busy cafes and continue past Roger's arena and around the seawall at Main Street.  This is downtown living with the feel of Ambleside in West Van.  Foot Passenger ferries dock just in front of the building and take you to the north side of False Creek where you can shop at Granville Island Market or eat at one of the many restaurants on the island.  You are a short walk to the aquatic center too.  Owners at Yacht Harbour Pointe have the exclusive possibility of purchasing or leasing moorage in the attached marina as available.  This is the sunny side of downtown with Southern exposures as compared with Coal Harbour and its North-facing views.  


This special residence offers 1370 square feet of living space and includes 2 parking stalls and a storage locker.  The view is to the southwest.  There is an extra large master suite with ensuite bath and walk-in closet.  The kitchen has been renovated and offers an open design with plenty of counter space and storage.  There is a large office with built-in file storage and book cases.  The second bedroom comes with a wall-bed.  There is also a full 2nd bathroom across the hall.


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