Vancouver Real Estate

Vancouver’s Downtown neighbourhood began being built in the mid ’90s and there are few lots remaining for development. The area is east of Burrard Street, south of Robson, west of Quebec and north of the body of water known as False Creek. The old downtown was originally called Yaletown, after the men who came in by train from a town called Yale, to build the city. The area includes Downtown, False Creek North, Gastown and Coopers Landing. The area is an easy walk or bus ride to the Business District and enjoys easy access to the seawall, restaurants, shops and theatres

Which are Downtown Vancouver’s next Pre-sale Condos?

by Maggie Chandler November 18, 2013 Downtown

On a recent buyer tour Downtown I noticed a few development permit signs, so thought i’d cruise the neighbourhood for a list of upcoming new condos. So which are Downtown Vancouver’s next pre-sale condos and how many properties will be in each building?

Upcoming Downtown Pre-Sales

1155 Hornby – 164 condos
1320 Richards – 258 condos
1396 Richards – …

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Which Are Vancouver’s Downtown Condo Neighbourhoods?

by Maggie Chandler October 30, 2013 Downtown

Vancouver’s Downtown nieghbourhood started to be built in the mid 1990s and was developed on Expo’86 land which was sold by the BC Government to Concord Pacific whose major shareholder is Li Ka-Shing and led by Terry Hui.  The area was commercial and industrial, False Creek had sawmills and a barrel maker which is now …

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How is Vancouver’s Downtown Real Estate Market?

by Maggie Chandler September 23, 2013 Downtown

Vancouver’s Downtown real estate market in August saw the average sale price at $577,000 or $654psf, which is equal to Sept’12 and that was an all time high. Currently 373 listings and they’re trending down, having peaked in Jun’10 at 700.

August sales were 79, down from the peak in Jul’09 which was 157. Average days …

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Are Vancouver’s Downtown Condo Prices Now Rising?

by Maggie Chandler August 22, 2013 Downtown

The graph for July shows the average sale price for Vancouver’s Downtown condo prices rising, having bottomed in January at $448,926 and clocking in at $513,291 in July, which was first reached in July 2009. Downtown Days on market are 50 and sellers moved an average of 3.5% off list price. Downtown Vancouver’s real estate …

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Are Vancouver’s Downtown Condo Prices Still Trending Up?

by Maggie Chandler May 20, 2013 Downtown

Many of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods saw real estate prices bottom in December 2012. Vancouver’s Downtown is no exception, condo prices in April are still trending up, for the fourth consecutive month. The average sale  price now sits at $504,273 and first reached this level in October 2009. The peak was $584,689 in Sept’12.

How Are Real Estate Sales …

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Vancouver’s Downtown Condos Prices Rose 13% in 2012

by Maggie Chandler January 15, 2013 Downtown

Vancouver’s Downtown condo prices rose 13% in 2012, the average sale price is now $535,800.  They reached a new top at $584,000 in Sept’12, dropped in October then trended up in November and December.  Vancouver Downtown listings dipped to 281, the lowest level since January 2008.  Vancouver Downtown sales also dipped, down to 31,  55% below …

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Have Vancouver’s Downtown Condo Prices Bottomed?

by Maggie Chandler December 11, 2012 Downtown

Have Vancouver’s Downtown condo prices bottomed? They reached a new high of $512,000 in Oct’09, another new high of $548,000 in Jan’12, another new high of $584,000 in Sept’12 and now sit at $504,000. Downtown listings dipped again to 404,  18% lower than a year ago.  Downtown sales dipped to 43, a whopping 40% below a …

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Vancouver’s Downtown Condos Now At Nov’09 Prices

by Maggie Chandler November 9, 2012 Downtown

Vancouver’s Downtown condos now at Nov’09 prices , with average sale price of  $482,000 in October.  Downtown listings dipped to 457,  14% lower than a year ago and Downtown sales ticked up to 72, 20% below a year ago. Downtown days on the market was 70.  The average $psf  is 626. Downtown sales to active ratio increased to 16%, …

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Are The Private Residences At Rosewood’s Hotel Georgia Vancouver’s Swankiest Condos?

by Maggie Chandler October 25, 2012 Downtown

Downtown Vancouver’s iconic Hotel Georgia has undergone a major renovation and re-opened in 2011. It features Hawksworth Restaurant.  The hotel was host to many high profile Hollywood stars of the old days and is one of Vancouver’s most wonderful buildings, draped in character and history.  The new 48 storey condo tower sits north of the …

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Chinatown Parking Lot Turns into Pre-Sale Condo Building

by Maggie Chandler October 16, 2012 Downtown

Joni Mitchell wrote “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot”, now they’re removing the parking lot and building a condo in Vancouver’s Chinatown! The lot is only 28 feet wide! The building will be called The Flats, just off East Georgia Street.

Vancouver’s Chinatown Undergoes Revitilization

Currently the City of Vancouver is reviewing the old …

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