Category: Real Estate

By: Kitsilano  09-12-2011

Category: Real Estate

#305 - 1425 Cypress Street

Open House: Saturday, December 3rd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and Sunday, December 4th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

  • Address: #305 – 1425 Cypress Street
  • Price: $409,000
  • Property type: Residential Attached
  • Total area: 700 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1978
  • MLS Number: V921350
  • Listing agent: Macdonald Realty

#103 - 2006 West 2nd Avenue

Open House: Saturday, November 26th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

  • Address: #103 – 2006 West 2nd Avenue
  • Price: $479,000
  • Property type: Residential Attached
  • Total area: 862 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1989
  • MLS Number: V920464
  • Listing agent: RE/MAX Crest Realty

1961 Whyte Avenue

Open House: Sunday, November 20th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

  • Address: 1961 Whyte Avenue
  • Price: $1,090,000
  • Property type: Residential Attached
  • Total area: 1,257 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2003
  • MLS Number: V920180
  • Listing agent: RE/MAX Select Properties

106 3333 W 4TH Avenue

Open House: Sunday, November 6th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

  • Address: 106 – 3333 West 4th Avenue
  • Price: $338,800
  • Property type: Residential Attached
  • Total area: 473 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1998
  • MLS Number: V917100
  • Listing agent: RE/MAX Real Estate Services

What is interesting here is that the listing inventory didn’t climb in the attached market either, as is typical for September, which resulted in a slight gain in median pricing. Conversely, in the detached market, the increase in sales activity was more than offset with a large increase in active listings and a fairly significant slide in median pricing was noticed. I will be very curious to see how these trends unfold in October.

Is the fall selling season just arriving a little late this year? Or are will we find ourselves in a full fledged buyer’s market by the end of the month? (Find out after the jump)

I hope everyone enjoyed the (finally) fabulous weather we saw in August. I was off on a little European adventure to end the summer, but am back in the swing of things now feeling fully re-charged!

Taking a peek back at the numbers from August, you will notice that we have added another statistic to our charts: Median Sale Price. This was done to help avoid the sometimes dramatic spikes and drops that we would see due to the odd ultra luxury property that would completely skew the numbers. This was especially evident in the detached market and you will see the median price gives a much more accurate reflection of where the true middle of a market is. You will also notice that the median attached price is substantially lower than the average, which again gives a clearer picture of where the heart of the market is. We will continue to show the average price as well as this is the number most often referred to in the media. If you have any questions on the differences, please don’t hesitate to ask.

On to the trends…

Memories of the old pub:

“It’s a sad day – Bimini’s Pub was the birthplace of Greenpeace – the founders of the organization originally had a small office across the street and this was their afterwork hangout.”

“It’s devastating. Bimini’s was our version of “Cheers”. It’s hard to find a place like that where you know all of the staff and can always count on having a great time whether it’s watching a hockey game or dancing the night away. ”

“I was never particularly fond of the bar myself, but it was an institution nonetheless. It will be sad to see it shut down.”

According to Balfour, when global oil production tops out, we’ll have to grow more food locally.  But Anton’s support of back-yard gardening doesn’t take into account that you can’t feed a city with garden plots. He says it’s not enough.

Balfour has built his career on planning for the future. He told the Straight “There are huge vested interests in doing what we do, keeping going as long as possible. Even if it means killing the planet, they’ll keep on doing it. They’ve got such a short view of the future of the world.”

406 - 3083 West 4th Avenue

Open House: Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

  • Address: 406 – 3083 West 4th Avenue
  • Price: $425,000
  • Property type: Residential Attached
  • Total area: 634 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1996
  • MLS Number: V893261
  • Listing agent: RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside)
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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Category: Food and Drink

Though new restaurants tend to be popular at the start, I have a feeling that Sushi Bella will continue to thrive, especially with its prime digs at 2059 West 4th Ave—smack dab in the heart of the shopping district. In need of a thank you gift and looking for something a little more interesting than flowers or chocolates, I stopped by the newly opened Yaletown Brownies at 2680 West Broadway.


Category: Shopping

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Category: Family

At Southlands Heritage Farm at Balaclava and W 51st, see the horses, pet the goats, and chose a pumpkin while you explore the old apple orchard. Saturday, Dec. 3, the six cultural institutions that call Vanier Park home will celebrate the public space with a Winter Wander event. Meanwhile avid gardeners can pick up tips for coping with apple tree diseases and pest management.


Category: Community Events

Bring in the spirit of the holidays with your neighbours and take part in a fun-filled morning including singing, crafts and other holiday activities, including a photo with Santa. Saturday, Dec. 3, the six cultural institutions that call Vanier Park home will celebrate the public space with a Winter Wander event. On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. or 9:30-10:30 a.m., head out to Kitsilano Community Center for breakfast with Santa.


Category: Local Politics

According to Elections BC, Premier Christy Clark Clark narrowly won with 6,438 votes over the NDP’s David Eby’ 5,975 votes in the Vancouver-Point Grey by-election last night. They’re hosting a Vancouver Election: Candidates Meeting on Saturday, November 12th from 10am to noon at the Kits House Hall at the corner of 7th and Vine. General Gordon Elementary School, 2896Â West 6th Avenue. The Kitsilano Neighbourhood House is here to help.