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All walking tours run from 10am to 12pm

with Maurice Guibord

copy_gotham_steakhouse_cityofvancouverheritagebuilding 2Art Deco Downtown

Friday, July 4th and

Saturday, August 9th

Meet on the patio of Christ Church Cathedral (Burrard St. at W. Georgia St.)

The rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation of the Art Deco style set these buildings apart. Dotted throughout the downtown, join Maurice in finding fantastic examples. One of Vancouver's most well known structures, the Marine Building, is a feat in the style, and will cap the tour.  

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Source: Vancouver Heritage Foundation

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What are you up to this weekend? You're invited to an Open House at 1332 WOODLAND DR in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, June 28, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This beautifully restored character home steps away from Commercial Drive was one of the highlights of the 2013 Vancouver Heritage House Tour. With features like original wooden mantle, moldings & floors, 9' ceilings, stained glass windows & a long list of upgrades-this gem doesn't disappoint. Upstairs is large bedroom w/study & ensuite w/luxurious steam shower. Generous main has 2 bedrooms & large living room open to formal dining room & a sunny kitchen with wooden cabinets & silestone counters. Bright LEGAL 2 bedroom income suite rents for $1550/month. Old time covered front porch perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the sunset and downtown view over a glass of wine. Easy to show by Appt. or Sneek Peek Thurs, 6-7, OPEN Sat 2-4pm.
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What are you up to this weekend? You're invited to an Open House at 1332 WOODLAND DR in Vancouver.
Open House on Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This beautifully restored character home steps away from Commercial Drive was one of the highlights of the 2013 Vancouver Heritage House Tour. With features like original wooden mantle, moldings & floors, 9' ceilings, stained glass windows & a long list of upgrades-this gem doesn't disappoint. Upstairs is large bedroom w/study & ensuite w/luxurious steam shower. Generous main has 2 bedrooms & large living room open to formal dining room & a sunny kitchen with wooden cabinets & silestone counters. Bright LEGAL 2 bedroom income suite rents for $1550/month. Old time covered front porch perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the sunset and downtown view over a glass of wine. Easy to show by Appt. or Sneek Peek Thurs, 6-7, OPEN Sat 2-4pm.
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You're invited to an Open House at 1332 Woodland Drive in Vancouver, June 26, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

$1,075,000 - 3 beds up, 2 bed suite.

Pride of Ownership - this beautifully restored character home steps away from Commercial Drive was one of the highlights of the 2013 Vancouver Heritage House Tour. With f​eatur​es like original wooden mantle, moldings & floors, 9' ceilings, stained glass windows; and a long list of upgrades - this gem doesn't disappoint. ​Upstairs is large bedroom w/study & ensuite w/luxurious steam shower. Generous main has two bedrooms, and large living room open to formal dining room & a sunny kitchen with wooden cabinets and silestone counters. Bright 2-bedroom lower-level suite has private entrance, shared laundry, & outdoor patio for the tenants. Rents for $1,550/month. Old time covered front porch perfect for friends and family to enjoy a glass of wine and gorgeous partial view of the Downtown skyline. Generous storage throughout the home. Move in and enjoy life on the Drive. 
 
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The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations for 2014 and 2015.

Extraordinarily bleak winter weather made for a slow start to 2014 national sales activity. As the first quarter ended, sales momentum heading into spring was constrained by a continuing shortage of listings in a number of local markets. The rise in newly listed properties in April and May supported an increase in sales activity.

The deferral of sales and listings reflects a delayed start to the spring home buying season, with combined sales for the period from March to May coming in largely as anticipated and at average levels. These deferrals are now likely to have been largely depleted, which suggests that the strength of sales momentum heading into the summer may be transient.

CREA’s forecast for sales activity in 2014 is largely unchanged from its previous forecast published in March. At that time, interest rates had been expected to start to edge higher in the second half of the year. However, it now appears that interest rates may not begin to rise until closer to the end of the year, which remains supportive for home ownership affordability over the balance of 2014.

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Source:  CREA


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What are you up to this weekend? You're invited to an Open House at 1332 WOODLAND DR in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, June 22, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pride of Ownership - this beautifully restored character home steps away from Commercial Drive was one of the highlights of the 2013 Vancouver Heritage House Tour. With features like original wooden mantle, moldings & floors, 9' ceilings, stained glass windows, and a long list of upgrades - this gem doesn't disappoint. Upstairs is large bedroom with a stunning ensuite including luxurious marble tiled steam shower, and still room for an open den area. Generous main has two bedrooms, and large living room open to formal dining room & a sunny kitchen with wooden cabinets and silestone counters. Bright beautiful Legal 2-bedroom lower-level suite has private entrance, shared laundry, & a sweet outdoor patio area, renting for $1,550/month. Old time covered front porch perfect for friends and family to enjoy a glass of wine and gorgeous partial view of the Downtown skyline. Generous storage throughout the home. Move in and enjoy life on the Drive. OPEN HOUSE: Sunday June 22, 2 - 4:00.
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Another successful sale. Thanks everyone for coming to see the house! 2639 CAROLINA ST in Vancouver.
The quiet, cherry tree lined street makes the perfect backdrop for this character beauty. Watch the world go by from an expertly landscaped front yard or charming covered porch. Beyond the foyer with grand staircase lies an open plan main floor with bright, spacious living/dining rooms, soaring coffered ceilings, hardwood floors, antique lighting, fireplace & stained glass details. Chef`s kitchen with s/s appliances & sunny eating area lead to massive West facing deck perfect for entertaining in style. Upper level boasts 3 lovely bedrooms & a chic full bath. Below has a nice suite, 2 car garage, laundry room, storage & elegant guest bath. Many mechanical updates. In incredibly walkable Mount Pleasant location close to everything!
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What are you up to this weekend? You're invited to an Open House at 1332 WOODLAND DR in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, June 15, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pride of Ownership - this beautifully restored character home steps away from Commercial Drive was one of the highlights of the 2013 Vancouver Heritage House Tour. With features like original wooden mantle, moldings & floors, 9' ceilings, stained glass windows; and a long list of upgrades - this gem doesn't disappoint. Upstairs is large bedroom w/study & ensuite w/luxurious steam shower.? Generous main has two bedrooms, and large living room open to formal dining room & a sunny kitchen with wooden cabinets and silestone counters. Bright 2-bedroom lower-level suite has private entrance, shared laundry, & outdoor patio for the tenants. Rents for $1,550/month. Old time covered front porch perfect for friends and family to enjoy a glass of wine and gorgeous partial view of the Downtown skyline. Generous storage throughout the home. Move in and enjoy life on the Drive. Sneak Peek Thurs 6 - 7,? OPEN: Sat/Sun 2 - 4:00.
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What are you up to this weekend? You're invited to an Open House at 1332 WOODLAND DR in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, June 14, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pride of Ownership - this beautifully restored character home steps away from Commercial Drive was one of the highlights of the 2013 Vancouver Heritage House Tour. With features like original wooden mantle, moldings & floors, 9' ceilings, stained glass windows; and a long list of upgrades - this gem doesn't disappoint. Upstairs is large bedroom w/study & ensuite w/luxurious steam shower.? Generous main has two bedrooms, and large living room open to formal dining room & a sunny kitchen with wooden cabinets and silestone counters. Bright 2-bedroom lower-level suite has private entrance, shared laundry, & outdoor patio for the tenants. Rents for $1,550/month. Old time covered front porch perfect for friends and family to enjoy a glass of wine and gorgeous partial view of the Downtown skyline. Generous storage throughout the home. Move in and enjoy life on the Drive. Sneak Peek Thurs 6 - 7,? OPEN: Sat/Sun 2 - 4:00.
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What are you up to this weekend? You're invited to an Open House at 1332 WOODLAND DR in Vancouver.
Open House on Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pride of Ownership - this beautifully restored character home steps away from Commercial Drive was one of the highlights of the 2013 Vancouver Heritage House Tour. With features like original wooden mantle, moldings & floors, 9' ceilings, stained glass windows; and a long list of upgrades - this gem doesn't disappoint. Upstairs is large bedroom w/study & ensuite w/luxurious steam shower.? Generous main has two bedrooms, and large living room open to formal dining room & a sunny kitchen with wooden cabinets and silestone counters. Bright 2-bedroom lower-level suite has private entrance, shared laundry, & outdoor patio for the tenants. Rents for $1,550/month. Old time covered front porch perfect for friends and family to enjoy a glass of wine and gorgeous partial view of the Downtown skyline. Generous storage throughout the home. Move in and enjoy life on the Drive. Sneak Peek Thurs 6 - 7,? OPEN: Sat/Sun 2 - 4:00.
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The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 3,286 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2014. This represents a 14 per cent increase compared to the 2,882 sales recorded in May 2013, and a 7.7 per cent increase compared to the 3,050 sales in April 2014.

Last month’s sales were 6.5 per cent below the 10-year sales average for May of 3,514.

The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 20.4 per cent in Greater Vancouver, which is the first time that this measure has been above 20 per cent since June 2011.

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Source: REBGV


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What are you up to this weekend? You're invited to an Open House at 1152 GEORGIA ST E in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, June 7, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
YES YOU CAN... Afford to own in popular Strathcona! This 4 level character home offers 2 existing suites & third easily added in the basement. Up is a gorgeous 2 bedroom suite renting for 1650/mo. (finances approx $300K) Owners currently using main and below with it's 3.5 bdrms, and 2.5 bthrms. Main offers 9' ceilings, stained glass windows, wood flooring & all the original trim & casings. It also features a renovated country style kitchen w/wood cabinets, open shelves, butcher block counters, & stainless appliances, large master bdrm w/large walk through closet (now is bdrm), 4 piece ensuite, spacious bright living room, den, and powder rm.. Lower levels offers 2 more bdrms, Rec room, bath, laundry, sauna & workshop that could easily spot for a kitchen (3rd suite). Enjoy a charming south facing gardener's dream w/mature fruit trees, kiwi's, raised garden beds & 'nesting' spots for resting or entertaining. Grow into the space or let others pay your mortgage. Personality, charm, & affordability - what are you waiting for! Sneek Peak: Thursday 6 - 7:00. OPEN HOUSE: Sat 1 - 3:00.
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What are you up to this weekend? You're invited to an Open House at 1152 GEORGIA ST E in Vancouver.
Open House today, June 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
YES YOU CAN... Afford to own in popular Strathcona! This 4 level character home offers 2 existing suites & third easily added in the basement. Up is a gorgeous 2 bedroom suite renting for 1650/mo. (finances approx $300K) Owners currently using main and below with it's 3.5 bdrms, and 2.5 bthrms. Main offers 9' ceilings, stained glass windows, wood flooring & all the original trim & casings. It also features a renovated country style kitchen w/wood cabinets, open shelves, butcher block counters, & stainless appliances, large master bdrm w/large walk through closet (now is bdrm), 4 piece ensuite, spacious bright living room, den, and powder rm.. Lower levels offers 2 more bdrms, Rec room, bath, laundry, sauna & workshop that could easily spot for a kitchen (3rd suite). Enjoy a charming south facing gardener's dream w/mature fruit trees, kiwi's, raised garden beds & 'nesting' spots for resting or entertaining. Grow into the space or let others pay your mortgage. Personality, charm, & affordability - what are you waiting for! Sneak Peak: Thursday 6 - 7:00. OPEN HOUSE: Sat 1 - 3:00.
 
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YES YOU CAN... Afford to own in popular Strathcona! This 4 level character home offers 2 existing suites & third easily added in the basement. Up is a gorgeous 2 bedroom suite renting for 1650/mo. (finances approx $300K) Owners currently using main and below with it's 3.5 bdrms, and 2.5 bthrms. Main offers 9' ceilings, stained glass windows, wood flooring & all the original trim & casings. It also features a renovated country style kitchen w/wood cabinets, open shelves, butcher block counters, & stainless appliances, large master bdrm w/large walk through closet (now is bdrm), 4 piece ensuite, spacious bright living room, den, and powder rm.. Lower levels offers 2 more bdrms, Rec room, bath, laundry, sauna & workshop that could easily spot for a kitchen (3rd suite). Enjoy a charming south facing gardener's dream w/mature fruit trees, kiwi's, raised garden beds & 'nesting' spots for resting or entertaining. Grow into the space or let others pay your mortgage. Personality, charm, & affordability - what are you waiting for! Sneek Peak: Thursday 6 - 7:00. OPEN HOUSE: Sat 1 - 3:00.

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Free of charge. Free of cars

The festival this year is Sunday, June 15th; Noon to 7pm from Broadway to 30th on Main Street. Rain or shine!

Come celebrate for what is shaping up to be the biggest street party ever held on Main. Look for mini-festivals, community-supported stages with dozens of bands, multiple kids zones, artisan markets and more! Please consider getting involved by volunteering or participating in some way. This festival is produced 100% by volunteers so your help is needed!

http://www.carfreevancouver.org/

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