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It's A Pretty Good Time To Buy

November 5th, 2012

Every one is talking, they’re saying that prices are dropping, they’re saying that they are slipping and that the market is faultering, and ‘oh my goodness the sky is falling!’.  Being that it is almost November indeed the sky is starting to fall, but not in regards to real estate.   Prices have gone down, the market has stalled, but this has also opened the door for a new market: a buyers ma ...

Latitude Developing

March 27th, 2012

VIEWS FROM LATITUDE’s 8 MODERN TOWNHOMES

AT 3485 VICTORIA DRIVE

 

A Front Yard Redefined!

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Here’s a little view shot from the roof top decks of the LATITUDE town homes, towards the north shore mountains and Trout Lake. From these decks you can also see John Hendry Park which surrounds Trout Lake, the tennis courts and the new state of the art Trout Lake Community Centre and ice rink which ...

Latitude Progress

February 14th, 2012

THE LATITUDE

8 Modern Residences across from Trout Lake and its new Community Centre

Construction is progressing nicely and looking impressive with its exciting modernist style architecture. It’s all framed up now, standing up proud and tall, so take a drive by.

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Now that I have been able to get up into the residences, I discovered that the views are a pleasant surprise to the park and to t ...

Latitude Living Development

December 8th, 2011




Front Yard. Redefined.


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8 modern residences neighbouring Trout Lake Park & Community Centre. 


A stroll away from the front gates of Commercial Drive’s culture.


Adjacent to the SkyTrain and Expo Line transit nexus.


The perfect balance of nature, recreation, leisure and convenience.



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The Neighbourhood


Commercial Drive is a vibrant neighbourhood offering an ...

Latitude Living Development

October 25th, 2011

THE EXCITING NEW 8 UNIT TOWNHOME PROJECT WONDERFULLY LOCATED at 3485 Victoria Drive, ACROSS FROM TROUT LAKE AND ITS STATE OF ART COMMUNITY CENTER AND SKATING RINK, NOW HAS ITS WEBSITE UP AND RUNNING.  FlOOR PLANS FOR EACH UNIT IS INCLUDED, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND BUILDING FEATURES. READ ALL THE DETAILS AT LATITUDE LIVING.  IT’S IMPRESSIVE.  FOR PRICING ET ...

September flurry means don't hurry.

September 21st, 2011

It is nearly the end of the 3rd week of September, and as in years past, you can feel the real estate market becoming more active. .  Instinctively people are refocusing on school and work because of the weather’s recent change.  Gone is August and the sunny weather and the want to enjoy every sun ray possible.  In is the need to organize your family, your house, your job, and school.  ...

HST SCHMAY-ST?

September 6th, 2011

In regards to real estate, HST was only applicable on the purchase of new property.  As of the week of August 22-26th 2011, the HST and its’ 12% tax rate was voted out, and the new 5% GST will take effect in 2013. 

So don’t buy any real estate for two years!! You’ll automatically save 7%!  No doubt about it.  Right? No one else will have that same idea.  Genius.  Although…what if a lo ...

Jack Layton:

August 23rd, 2011
Someone who didn't seem to be in politics to become famous.  He seemed to be steadfast on making a difference at all costs.  Someone who managed to stay the same person through it all and maintain his integrity.  Hopefully his legacy will change politics and the behaviour of politicians towards each other and hopefully he showed how the parties can work together instead of fighting like kids ...

The United States and Europe's finances are in shambles. Oh no!

August 16th, 2011
So the big question is, "What is going to be the correllated effect on the real estate market in response to the financial problems of the United States and Europe?".  

Will there be less people who can afford to buy now? Yes.  Will prices come down?  Possibly.  Should you wait to buy? Probably not.  

Why? Because after experiencing four recessions, the most disasterous being in 2008, I have le ...

REGBV June Stats

July 12th, 2011

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