Blog › September 2011

Recently Sold Listing # 1509 1010 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver, BC

V908567 - # 1509 1010 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at # 1509 1010 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver.

New Listing # 12 1350 W 6TH AV, Vancouver, BC

V912982 - 12 - 1350 W 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 12 - 1350 W 6th Ave, Vancouver and currently listed at $474,000.SOLD

Stunning 1bdrm & den TH w/huge partially covered patio (270sq.ft) & secured private entrance. Completely renovated throughout! Beautiful new renovations include: Re-finished hardwood floos, new cabinets, granite counter & hardware, SS appliances, designer paint throughout, recessed lighting, new carpet in bdrm, new blinds & custom closet organizers. Large bathroom completely redone - new vanity w/granite counter & undermount sink, deep soaker tub & heated tile floors. FANTASTIC building - completely rainscreened in 2008, warranty until 2013. Located on the quite section of West 6th in Fairview Slopes. 1 parking, 1 locker, & 1 pet welcomed! Steps away from South Granville, Granville Island & Cambie! OPEN Sat. Oct.8th 2-4

New Listing #12-1350 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

 - #12-1350 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at #12-1350 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver and currently listed at 474000.

Reading Strata Meeting Minutes Can Provide Invaluable Information about your New Condo Purchase

Meeting minutes are an invaluable source of insight into a condominium. To help you determine whether a particular condo is right for you, be sure to get your hands on copies of the latest board and strata meeting minutes.

What can you learn? For starters, you might glean an understanding of the condo's financial footing. Is its reserve fund adequate or is there a shortfall in the budget? Are monthly dues about to increase? Is the board considering levying a special assessment fee on residents in order to pay for a major repair? These issues are sure to be discussed at strata meetings and reflected in the minutes.

Regarding repairs, if there are any renovation plans underway, you'll likely see them mentioned in meeting minutes, which may also shed some light on the following questions: What is the condo's process for hiring contractors? Are residents and management happy with the quality of contractors' work? If not, what steps are being taken to remedy the issue?

In addition, the minutes can reveal whether there's any controversy in the condo. What issues do residents have, if any? For example, are there many complaints about condo rules being broken? What issues do the condo board have, if any? Is delinquency a problem in collecting monthly dues from residents? Also, is the condo involved in a lawsuit? If so, you can bet that will be mentioned.

Keep in mind that while meeting minutes can fill in part of the picture, they can't paint all of it, which is one good reason to speak with a real estate sales representative, who can provide information for the complete picture.

New Listing 2693 DUNDAS ST, Vancouver, BC

V911653 - 2693 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 2693 Dundas Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $1,188,000.SOLD

Attention to style, details & materials throughout! COMPLETE restoration on this 1926's character home. All work completed w/permits & plans. MAIN: An entertainers dream - stunning open concept gourmet kitchen, top of the line SS appliances & quartz counters. Outdoor living w/eclipse doors. Slate floors w/infloor heat, masterpiece fireplace, surround sound throughout. UP: modern plan, lge mbdrm, walk-in closet, ocean view deck, skylights, spa like ensuite. Classy 2 BR suite. Backyard features a beautiful two car garage, paving stone pathways, pondless waterfall & professionally landscaped (front/back). Wonderful neighbourhood! The list goes on...come and see!