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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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New Listing 603 - 1600 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC

R2175269 - 603 - 1600 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 603 - 1600 Hornby Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $2,098,000.

Waterfront living in Yacht Harbour Pointe and NO EMPTY HOME TAX- rentals maxed w wait list. SW facing apartment w/ westerly water view of False Creek. Lovely sunsets. Spacious kitchen, dining and living room, KING-sized master bedroom w/ ensuite bath and walk-in closet, 2nd bedroom w/ Murphy bed, large office w/ built-in storage, plus a balcony with breezy 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 w/ only 55 residences. Concierge, gym, guest parking, bike storage, includes 2 parking stalls and storage locker. Pet(s) allowed. Owners have possibility of leasing or purchasing slip @ marina as available. Open House Sat/Sun Sept 9/10 2:00-4:00

May 2017 Stats


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May Stats from Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver



June 2, 2017


Market activity picks up in May

Home buyer activity returned to near record levels across the Metro Vancouver housing market in May.

Residential property sales in the region totalled 4,364 in May 2017, a decrease of 8.5 per cent from the 4,769 sales in May 2016, an all-time record, and an increase of 22.8 per cent compared to April 2017 when 3,553 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 23.7 per cent above the 10-year May sales average and is the third-highest selling May on record.

"Demand for condominiums and townhomes is driving today’s activity," Jill Oudil, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said. “First-time buyers and people looking to downsize from their single-family homes are both competing for these two types of housing.”

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 6,044 in May 2017. This represents a 3.9 per cent decrease compared to the 6,289 units listed in May 2016 and a 23.2 per cent increase compared to April 2017 when 4,907 homes were listed.

The month-over-month increase in new listings was led by detached homes at 27.1 per cent, followed by apartments at 22.7 per cent and townhomes at 14.1 per cent.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,168, a 5.7 per cent increase compared to May 2016 (7,726) and a 4.5 per cent increase compared to April 2017 (7,813).

"Home buyers are beginning to have more selection to choose from in the detached market, but the number of condominiums for sale continues to decline," Oudil said.

The sales-to-active listings ratio across all residential categories is 53.4 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 31 per cent for detached homes, 76.1 per cent for townhomes, and 94.6 per cent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

“While sales are inching closer to the record-breaking pace of 2016, the market itself looks different. Sales last year were driven by demand for single-family homes. This year, it's clear that townhomes and condominiums are leading the way,” said Oudil. “It’s important to work with your local REALTOR® to understand the different factors affecting the market today.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $967,500. This represents an 8.8 per cent increase over May 2016 and a 2.8 per cent increase compared to April 2017.

Sales of detached properties in May 2017 reached 1,548, a decrease of 17 per cent from the 1,865 detached sales recorded in May 2016. The benchmark price for a detached property is $1,561,000. This represents a 3.1 per cent increase over May 2016 and a 2.9 per cent increase compared to April 2017.

Sales of apartment properties reached 2,025 in May 2017, a decrease of 5.8 per cent compared to the 2,150 sales in May 2016.The benchmark price for an apartment property is $571,300. This represents a 17.8 per cent increase over May 2016 and a 3.1 per cent increase compared to April 2017.

Attached property sales in May 2017 totalled 791, an increase of 4.9 per cent compared to the 754 sales in May 2016. The benchmark price for an attached property is $715,400. This represents a 13.1 per cent increase over May 2016 and a 1.9 per cent increase compared to April 2017.

Recently Sold Listing 103-1811 West 16th Ave, ,

R2136078 - 103-1811 West 16th Ave, , , CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 103-1811 West 16th Ave, .

Robert Stern Design Coming to Coal Harbour


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1400 Alberni Landa Global

Twin towers designed by NYC architect coming to Coal Harbour

Grainy rendering on postcard notification begins showing up in West End mailboxes


We are getting a first look at a twin tower proposal on the border of the West End and Coal Harbour, with a post-modernism design that’s unique to Vancouver.

Landa Global and Asia Standard Americas are proposing to rezone 1444 Alberni Street and 740 Nicola Street to allow for two residential towers (43 and 48-storeys).

The towers will have approximately 358 condominium units, as well as 133 market rental apartments. The rental apartments will replace existing stock, as there is currently a 1970s-era apartment tower on the site, as well as an office building.

The developer says the project will contain a mix of townhomes and family-sized units of two bedrooms or more. There will also be a on-site childcare facility, a new park and “improvements to the public realm.”


The post-modern design of this proposal by New York-based architect Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) is quite a departure from a previous proposal floated for the site by Perkins+Will.

1400 Alberni StreetRendering of previous condo tower proposal for 1400 Alberni Street in Coal Harbour. One St. Thomas ResidenceRobert A.M. Stern Architects designed the One St. Thomas Residence in Toronto, which may give an idea of what’s coming to 1444 Alberni.

It is also quite different from several other new buildings under construction or proposed in the area, including CarderoAlberni by Kuma and the Ole Scheeren “Jenga Tower” proposal on West Georgia. 

The site was first acquired by Wall Financial for $83.5 million in 2014, but was resold in 2016 to Hong Kong-based Asia Standard and Vancouver-based Landa Global for $160 million.

A pre-application open house is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Empire Landmark Hotel, another building that is proposed to be demolished for a new development.

1400 Alberni Landa GlobalLocation of redevelopment at 1400 Alberni Street in Coal Harbour