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Starting the home buying process can often feel overwhelming.  With numerous home options, getting financing, and dealing with the inevitable home inspections there are a good number of items that need to be crossed off your list before you can open the doors to your new “home”.

By the time you have focused your search on a particular city, such as Point Grey, there are key items you can cross off your list to make the process easy, saving you time and money.  We invite you to consider the following to make your search for real estate in Vancouver an experience that you will enjoy repeating when you want that larger home.

  1. Identify a Subdivision – Vancouver has many all kinds of housing options to offer.  From bustling downtown, to serene living in Point Grey. To save yourself valuable time, identify a area that has the best possible homes for your goals.  Through searching on the internet, asking friends, and even asking the advice of your agent you can find an area that will have homes matching your budget and living needs.

  2. Specific Requirements – Write down your goals beyond just “bedrooms and bathrooms”.  When I meet with buyers, I ask nearly 40 different questions about what type of property they are looking for.  Even before you meet with an agent consider writing down your needs/goals that include everything from size of backyard, number of car garage to even the type of architecture.  The most specific your requirements the fewer homes you will have to look at.  After all, who wants to visit 10 properties that don’t meet their goals?

  3. Loan Programs – Even with the most recent loan changes there are still a number of different loans available.  There are still programs that offer lower down payment requirements (like 3-5%) and even some that provide buyer assistance.  Consider doing online research about what is available even before meeting with a lender.

Find your Point Grey Home or a home in greater Vancouver can be easier when you identify a subdivision, have a list of requirements, and look for loan programs that are best for you.  Get the list of Vancouver homes and more today when you request our innovative hot list.

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As you start to look for homes in the suburbs of Vancouver it can be challenging to decide where to start.  Even narrowing it down to a specific area like, fabulous Point Grey, is a great accomplishment.  Of course, once you have identified a neighbourhood, then you can focus on which type of home is best for your goals and budget.

One of the exciting opportunities in Point Grey is the aspect that you have so many top of the line condos to choose from.  We believe finding the best Point Grey condo comes down to what is important to you!  With variety and opportunity you are sure to find a Point Grey home that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. To help you start learning more about the exciting home options we invite you to consider the what types of condos are available.

The Mayfair House

The sought-after Mayfair House is a sophisticated, upscale condo complex for ages 45+ located just off of Alma and 7th. This beautiful complex is right in the middle of the mix, and moments away from downtown, shopping, and recreation. An exercise centre, sparkling pool, and in-suite laundry are some of the great amenities. Units were built in 1990 and are in the 1,190 square footage range. These 2 and 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom units often feature oversized balconies, huge 9 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, gorgeous bright and light kitchens with granite counter tops. Some units even have walk in tubs installed. Now THAT is luxury. This building also has a new roof and has been rain screened.

 

Greypoint

 

Greypoint is a condo complex located right in the heart of town. Only 10 minutes from UBC and the beach, this affordable complex was built in 1997. Open kitchens with a breakfast bars, solid maple cabinets with gas fireplaces can be found here.  Stunning views of the Northshort Mountains are a huge selling point.  These 2 bedroom 2 bathroom units have 1,036 square feet of living space and are perfect for UBC staff and professionals.  Grey Point offers both extraordinary value and location, location, location!  This are just two examples of homes in the Vancouver area.

 

These are just a couple of the great condos available throughout Point Grey.  Start your search today for great homes by simply requesting our innovative Vancouver Hot List.  You will receive instant access to the latest listings available AND be notified as soon as a new home hits the market.

 
 

 

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OK, so you’ve made the huge decision to buy your first home. And how very LUCKY you are that you are going to own and live in beautiful Point Grey! You have driven around the neighbourhoods, spoken with your friends, and searched the Internet. We want to show you your amazing home in Point Grey. Our Hot List makes it simple by showing you detailed information about your purchase.
 
We’ll also provide for you the preliminary information that you need to know before buying.

Some stunning homes and beach condosare available at any given time. Centrally located, you’re only minutes away from the beach, shopping and dining. What are you waiting for? Take the leap of faith and become the homeowner you KNEW you were meant to be.

 
You just may be eligible to qualify for an exemption from property tax. You pay property transfer tax each time you register a property at the Land Title office.

 

The First Time Buyer’s Program- If you are purchasing your first home you may qualify for an exemption from property transfer tax if certain requirements are met.

 
Purchaser
You qualify for the exemption if:

You are a Canadian Citizen, or a permanent resident as determined by Immigration Canada,

You have lived in British Columbia for 12 consecutive months immediately before the date

You register the property, or you have filed 2 income tax returns as a British Columbia
resident during the 6 years before the date you register the property,

You have never owned an interest in a principal residence anywhere in the world at anytime,

You have never received a first time home buyers’ exemption or refund.

Property

The property you purchase qualifies if:

The fair market value of the property is not more than the current threshold of $425,000,

The land is 0.5 hectares (1.24 acres) or smaller, and

The property will only be used as your principal residence.

If the property does not meet all of these requirements, you may still qualify for a partial
exemption.

I found the link at: http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/documents_library/bulletins/PTT_004.pdf

 

Be sure to check it out when buying your first Point Grey Home! Here we want to make your real estate experience one that you can tell all your friends about. We stay in business because of who we help not how many we help. 

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Vancouver Real Estate offers something for everyone.  Throughout Vancouver you will find a variety of great real estate options.  As you start to explore the different areas you will find an array of floor plans and homes.  If you just searched for “Vancouver listings” it can feel overwhelming to look through 100’s of different properties.  Point Grey is a gem nestled between the mountains and the ocean.  This community is known for its fantastic views of the sea and the open green spaces.

Residents of this exclusive community enjoy exceptional private and public schools that consistently boast high academic standards due to being well-run and well-equipped.  UBC is only moments away.  Professionals, families, University personnel and artists all call this prestigious community home.  Boutique shops, great restaurants, community establishments and organic groceries are in the area.  Think No Big Box Stores!   This beach and forest community is filled with character. 

Point Grey is snuggled between University Endowment lands on the west, Kitsilano on the east, Burrard Inlet on the north and 16th Avenue on the south.  This tranquil neighbourhood is a stone’s throw away from downtown.  At the eastern border is Alma/Dunbar Street with easy access to the Airport and Hwy 99 for points south.  The southern border of 16th Avenue provides easy access to Freeway 401 and eastern destinations.  Almost any road will take you to downtown in only a few moments.

You will find a variety of properties to select from.  The neighborhood is home to semi-custom 2 story homes with basements, often with a suite for university personnel. Anything from the newer 960 sq foot homes up to 15,000 sq feet homes are available.  Nature is really embraced here, and the homes really show this.  Beautiful manicured gardens, lush trees, and flowers are the norm in this area. Seldom will you find two homes that look alike.  Homes sit on newly approved 16.5’ x 122’ ft lots   to 150’ x 250’ estate lots.

About half of the homes were built before 1950, but many have major renovations while retaining their original character.  Keep your eye open for updated kitchens, wiring, plumbing, sundecks, mouldings, new landscaping and more. Others are being demolished and replaced with new elaborate structures which take advantage of the large lot size.  Discover today why Time Magazine called this exceptional neighbourhood the jewel of Vancouver. Find your Point Grey Home today.

 

We invite you to explore the homes available in these exclusive neighborhoods of Point Grey today. Simply request our innovate Vancouver Hot List below and we will give you access to the finest estates, directly in your email.


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