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by Warren12
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Hundreds lined up to buy new condos on Canada Line
Replies: 31
Views: 9979

Re: Hundreds lined up to buy new condos on Canada Line

... get a T&T, sky train station, shopping etc. Yes for sure, I don't get it. But for the same reason why would I buy at Woodwards when I can live in Yaletown/False Creek for the same $/sf. Rennie magic! How much extra was parking at Marine Gateway? How do you get the city-mandated EV parking stalls, ...
by curious
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Pre-sale financing
Replies: 20
Views: 6012

Re: Pre-sale financing

MultipleOffer, yes, these days pre-sale buyers should be very cautious. Buyers of early developments (like Yaletown Park, Hudson, Spectrum etc.) enjoyed higher appraised values than original prices. On completion, banks were giving 80% on that new higher value. I think, today, ...
by MultipleOffer
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Telus Garden
Replies: 88
Views: 24006

Re: Telus Garden

... without a storage locker. I doubt that Telus units will be cheaper than a resale market in the area. Storage lockers in the downtown area (except Yaletown) haven't been available for newer developments for several years now. Look at TV towers, capitol, atelier, raffles just to name a few. Pretty ...
by DAB
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Telus Garden
Replies: 88
Views: 24006

Re: Telus Garden

... without a storage locker. I doubt that Telus units will be cheaper than a resale market in the area. Storage lockers in the downtown area (except Yaletown) haven't been available for newer developments for several years now. Look at TV towers, capitol, atelier, raffles just to name a few. Pretty ...
by rofina
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Telus Garden
Replies: 88
Views: 24006

Re: Telus Garden

... in Vancouver are atrociously boring and lacking in visual stimulus, at this point I'll personally take anything to liven up the downtown core. Yaletown is a prime example of urban planning gone wrong, in my humble opinion. Few dozen, boring, teal/cyan coloured buildings in an area that could ...
by vanpro
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Beverly Hills Homes Less than Van West Lot Value!!
Replies: 0
Views: 3427

Beverly Hills Homes Less than Van West Lot Value!!

... Prices for some of these homes have been pushed down to less than even land value in Van West!! Prices are in the US$400's/sqft - less than 1/2 of Yaletown, Coal Harbour !!! http://business.financialpost.com/2012/03/01/beverly-hills-foreclosures-take-the-tour/ http://www.businessinsider.com/a-fabulous-tour-of-the-foreclosures-of-beverly-hills-2012-2#332-n-doheny-was-sold-to-a-bank-for-1140750-the-bank-will-try-to-recoup-some-of-this-loss-in-a-sale-1 ...
by DAB
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Telus Garden
Replies: 88
Views: 24006

Re: Telus Garden

I also like this project, but would not buy in this location to live in - the area is noisy and polluted.
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This is one of the more quieter areas of downtown compared to Yaletown, or buildings along Richards & Seymour.
by curious
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Telus Garden
Replies: 88
Views: 24006

Re: Telus Garden

??? Its in the heart of downtown, yes..but the area is noisy and polluted...?
If I were looking for a place to live, I would better buy in Yaletown or North False Creek - there is a sense of neighbourhood, it is more clean, safe and quiet location.
by Fabien
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Budget speech on Housing
Replies: 53
Views: 7978

Re: Budget speech on Housing

... to rent out is indicative of this. We cant treat all condo markets as if they are one. A three bedroom condo in the Elsie Roy catchment area of Yaletown would not be hard to rent out. That school has a waiting list and will not accept out of catchment area children it is so popular with Yaletown ...
by westar99
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Marine Gateway Condos Cambie and SW Marine
Replies: 32
Views: 12123

Re: Marine Gateway Condos Cambie and SW Marine

... but there is little else in that area (2) poor area to go for walks in - no nice parks, no waterfront walkways like say in any False Creek area, Yaletown, Coal Harbour etc. (3) lots of unsightly industry that isn't going away soon - the BC Hydro transformer stration, the City Dump etc. (4) very, ...
by westar99
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Marine Gateway Condos Cambie and SW Marine
Replies: 32
Views: 12123

Re: Marine Gateway Condos Cambie and SW Marine

50k for parking & storage? what a ripoff. downtown parking is only around 30-40k and parts of yaletown are 25k!
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Yes but the building is Gold LEED certified and is only two Canada Line stops to your flight to Beijing!
by DAB
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Marine Gateway Condos Cambie and SW Marine
Replies: 32
Views: 12123

Re: Marine Gateway Condos Cambie and SW Marine

I just got back from the presentation center. I initially went at 12:30 pm today, but the line up was crazy.

. Add 50k for a parking spot, which includes a storage.
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50k for parking & storage? what a ripoff. downtown parking is only around 30-40k and parts of yaletown are 25k!
by unicas
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Ontario, Alberta Still Have Richest Residents
Replies: 34
Views: 12543

Re: Ontario, Alberta Still Have Richest Residents

... our hotels and high end restaurants are hurting. source -Wall Financial Where do you think the Chinese go when they get off the plane? Richmond or Yaletown? Do you know the rich Asians prefer Abalone over Spigatti? Yeah many business are suffering. but when the usual patrons of our high end hotels ...
by vanpro
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Property management companies for rental.
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

Re: Property management companies for rental.

Here are a few: Easy Rent (mainly downtown, Yaletown, NE False Creek condos in the newer hi-rises): http://www.easyrent.ca/ Advent (also for condos): http://www.adventvancouver.com/ Crosby Property Managment: http://www.crosbypm.com/ Gateway Property ...
by vanreal
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: deal of the century or bidding war bait?
Replies: 95
Views: 23171

Re: deal of the century or bidding war bait?

... any surpise there. All things being equal the majority would choose the former over the latter to live in. Main St tries hard but is no Gastown, Yaletown or West End, and I for one dont particularly like the vibe of the place. I wouldnt entertain Main (and that's not even taking into account ...