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Mortgage Interest Rates: What's a Few Points?

January 15th, 2018
Here is the latest article from the Financial Post on impending interest rate increases http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/royal-bank-raises-posted-fixed-five-year-mortgage-rate-to-5-14-per-cent.  None of this is bullish for real estate prices, and that is how most rational people view the impact.
On the other side of the world in Beijing, where I arrived last week, many smal ...

Rights and Freedoms: A Canadian's Perspective

January 13th, 2018

I have now been in Beijing for less than a week.  Although I had a legal understanding of the difference between legal rights in China as compared to legal rights in Canada, the magnitude of the differences did not make itself felt until I turned on the TV and watched news documentary of the people in a village called Datong who were complaining of forced demolitions of their housing for what ...

305 306 W 1ST STREET, North Vancouver, BC

December 6th, 2017

Great & bright space close to Lonsdale, Seabus and local shopping. Freshly renovated to neutral tones and waiting for your own decorative tastes. New laminate floors and paint in a well cared for building. Open Houses this weekend Sat/Sun Dec 9, 10 2-4 pm. Rentals allowed, 2 cats or 1 dog, unrestricted. Secured parking, large storage locker,covered balcony and a really useful small office noo ...

305 306 W 1ST STREET, North Vancouver, BC

December 6th, 2017

Great & bright space close to Lonsdale, Seabus and local shopping. Freshly renovated to neutral tones and waiting for your own decorative tastes. New laminate floors and paint in a well cared for building. Open Houses this weekend Sat/Sun Dec 9, 10 2-4 pm. Rentals allowed, 2 cats or 1 dog, unrestricted. Secured parking, large storage locker,covered balcony and a really useful small office noo ...

My Listing MLS #R2227160 For sale: 305-306 1st St. W

December 6th, 2017
I just listed MLS # R2227160, a 1 Bedroom condo with a great view near the centre of Lower Lonsdale. Almost completely redone and ready for your tailor made furnishings... this unit will make it a pleasure to come home at the end of the day.  Make sure to check out our Open House on Sat/Sun Dec 9, 10 between 2-4 pm.

104-212 Forbes Avenue North Vancouver-Sold!

December 5th, 2017
I just sold this sweet ground floor unit:http://www.shuchatgroup.com/Blog.php/104-212-forbes-ave.-north-vancouver-north-vancouver-bc which was perfect for a couple with a dog.... Prices starting to "froth" on the North Shore...??? Many buyers have gotten cold feet over the last week with pressure to buy now for mortgage purposes discouraging some after many lost bids.  I think everyone needs ...

#104 212 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver, North Vancouver, BC

November 29th, 2017

This is an oasis with a sunny and private rear yard with gated access to the lane for the quick drop off from the grocery store. Got a dog? Just open the patio door! Rarely available, this great ground level unit is near transit, rentable and ready to move in. Up to 2 cats and 1 dog not70 lbs. Tenanted-Fixed term to Feb 28, 2018. OH Sat-Sun 2-4 pm. Total sq footage derived from professional 3 ...

MY Listing: R2225564 104-212 Forbes Ave. North Vancouver

November 29th, 2017
I've just listed this Pet Friendly ground floor unit at 104-212 Forbes Avenue in North Vancouver. Pics and listing information should be up shortly.  Currently tenanted until the end of February, first showings will be at the open houses on Sat/Sun 2-4 pm. 1BR 663 sq ft priced to sell at $469,800.

4 Steps to Affordable Housing for Canadians: Reprint from May 2015 Blog

November 24th, 2017

It is close to the end of 2017 and Canadians and people living in the Lower Mainland are worried about the cost of housing.  The Federal Government just announced what it called a National Housing Plan, which upon closer inspection is a paper statement allocating billions of dollars to fund a plan that has not yet been formulated.  It is always easier to talk about allocating funding years ah ...

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November 23rd, 2017
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