Strathcona

Location

Strathcona is located on the north side of Great Northern Way and stretched from Main Street to Clark Drive.

Parks

Strathcona has six parks including: Trillium Park, Strathcona Park, Strathcona Linear Park, Mclean Park, Oppenheimer Park, & Thorton Park,

Strathcona Residential Market Stats

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South Marine

Location

South Marine is located on the south side of S.E Marine Drive to the Fraser river and stretches from Ontario Street all the way to Boundary Road. South Marine is home to Vancouver’s newest water view condominiums.

Parks

South Marine has two parks including Gladstone Riverside Park, Riverfront Park & Adcy Beach.

South Marine Residential Market Stats

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Pitfalls of living in Vancouver

Living in Vancouver comes with it’s share of surprises. You’ve just visited a nice store or coffee shop in a beautiful neighbourhood then walk up to where you thought you’ve parked your car and can’t see it. The first reaction you will get is “oh, I’ve must of parked somewhere else or I’ve must of walked past my car” Who is a great realtor in vancouverso., after a few walks up and down the block

you remember the spot where you’ve parked.¬† Next thing that runs through your mind is even worse.. you think “someone’s stole my car” oh crap.. why did I leave my laptop in the truck? Now what am I going to do with the mirage of other things I’ve left in the trunk.

So you make the dreaded call to the police to report your car stolen. The police ask you to contact the City of Vancouver and give you their number. So here you are in the middle of the sidewalk waiting for your call to go through. Luckily, you get a live person who tells you to contact Busters. Busters? who’s Busters? Busters is the towing company contracted to pick up cars for the City of Vancouver. Busters.. you think in disbelief for a moment then you call them. Sure enough they ask for your plate number and confirm your car is at their compound.

At this time you have mixed emotions. The same mixed emotions you’d have if you watched your mother in-law drive over a cliff in your brand new Porsche. So you say out loud… Busters?!?!¬† … B@#%RS!!! Immediately you find a way (with lightning speed) to get to the impound, pay the towing fee and then pay the parking ticket that was issued mere seconds before your car was towed. What?!?! Another fee?!?! Talk about putting salt on the wound. Oh well, at least I still have my laptop and all the other important stuff (you think to yourself and then skip that dinner for two at the Keg).

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Vancouver has a lot of signs.. and I mean a lot. Some of them can be quite confusing if you don’t look twice. One particular parking by-law you can miss is where you’re parked on the side of a road where there is no post indicating how far from the curb you can park.

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You must be at least six meters from where the grass on the sidewalk meets. There are a number of these types of intersections and you don’t want to discover them the hard way. Below is what I call the tow away hot zones. Notice how the distance from this post is a lot closer to the intersection than six meters? Keep an eye out for these and always remember, the sign does not have to be there to indicate a tow away zone.

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Living in Vancouver is very rewarding and over time, you get to know where to park.. or where not to park.

Go West young man, Go West

Vancouver has two main areas. Vancouver East & Vancouver West. In December 2018 the average detached home in Vancouver West sold for $3,306,055 whereas the Average home in Vancouver East sold for $1,480,383 That’s $1,825,672 more for a home on the Westside! However, we are not comparing apples with apples. The other factor you must account for is the size of the lot the home is on.

As of December 2018 there were 494 detached homes listed with an average size lot of 4,270 sq foot, and of the homes that sold, it worked out to $346.63 per sq foot. Of the 549 homes listed on the Westside, the average sized lot was 7,808 sq feet and of the homes that sold, worked out to $423.39 sq foot.

This means for $76.76 per sq foot more.. you would get (on average) a lot that is 3,538 sq feet more. A larger lot generally means a larger home as well.

If you’ve always wanted to live on the Westside, now may be the single best time to do that. For a complimentary, no obligation market evaluation on your home.. give me a shout at 778.879.8366 or send me an email with your name and address to tom@tomikonomou.com

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Boards Real Estate Statistics October 2018

The Greater Vancouver Real Estate Association has released the latest Statistics for October 2018. Click on the image below to enlarge or PDF documents included in the links below.

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Collingwood

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Location

Collingwood is located in East Vancouver and boarders Boundary Road on the East, Nanaimo Street at the West, East 29th Ave at the north with a north west section crossing Vanness Ave and East 41st Ave at the South.

Parks

Collingwood has Eleven Parks including, Slocan park, Cariboo Park, Carleton Park, Price Park, Collingwood Park, Norquay Park, Gaston Park, Earls Park, Melbourne Park, Foster Park & Aberdeen Park.

Collingwood Residential Market Stats

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