Well what a year it has been. This morning was the Remax awards breakfast celebrating 2014. I  Was thrilled and honored to recieve the award for the agent with the 2nd highest number of sales for the year for the entire Remax Metro group. 

Thanks to my clients in 2014 who made this possible! 

 

Was also inpired by a new charity Remax Metro has partnered with. Backpack Buddies. http://communityfirstfoundation.ca/programs/backpackbuddies/

From now on a portion from each sale I do will be going to this wonderful Charity. 

 

Thanks to my clients and my Remax family who continue to inspire me. 

 

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Wow what a busy couple of months it's been. The Vancouver real estate market, particulary for detached homes in East Vancouver has been just crazy! I'm pretty sure I've been in at least 2 bidding wars (or multiple offer situation if that makes it sound better!) per week for the last 12 weeks straight. 

It's so great when you win and so hard when you lose. 

The advice I always give my clients is to know what there max is before the we start the process. Find a number you know you can afford and a number that you won't feel like you didn't do your best if you don't get your dream home. Losing out by a few thousand dollars can be crushing. What I'm finding lately is that places, (indlcuding my own listings) are having multiple offers and many of the offers are close in price. Then one person goes that jump higher in price to insure no one else will get the home. 

This crazy jump in price that no one saw coming is happening more and more. Wonderful for sellers and tough for buyers. I think keeping a level head and knowing your limit is wise but if it's your dream home and it's within reach sometimes going all in is the only way to win. 

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Absolutely stunning views from this never lived in before corner unit 46 stories up at the Mark!
This perfect layout with incredible views from every room is lavishly finished with floor-to-ceiling windows, wide-plank engineered hardwood flooring, forced air heating & cooling andControl4 automated lighting and sound control with built-in speakers. Gourmet kitchen boasts Miele appliances and Sub-Zero built-in fridge, craftsman flat-panel oak cabinetry and solid composite stone countertops. Residents enjoy exclusive access to the 10,000 sq ft Wellness Centre featuring professionally-equipped gym, yoga room, pool, hot tub, sauna & steam rooms and theatre. Enjoy 24-hour concierge service. Available Immediately! 

3200/month please call or text to arrange your showing 604 802 1051!

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 3103 1438 RICHARDS Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

RARELY AVAILABLE 03 PLAN. Breathtaking, Amazing Views of the MARINA, WAINBORN PARK & CITY LIGHTS. Waterfront luxury Beach Crescent resort living on the 31st floor in the AZURA ONE, SW corner suite, generous and ideal floorplan with views from every room. 1123 sqft, 2bdrm, 2bath, bright den (used as 3rd bedrm or office), foyer entrance, large insuite pantry, granite counters, S/S appliances w/ gas stove & laminate flrs. Master suite for kingsize bed, his/hers closets & 4pc ensuite bath and balcony. Building features concierge, swim pool, guest suite, gym, theatre, billards, club house & more. Steps to seawall, parks, aqua bus to Granville Island, Urban Fare & Canada Line transit. TWO PARKING & 1 LOCKER. Come and fall in love.

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 102 108 ESPLANADE Ave W, North Vancouver, British Columbia

This spacious 2nd FLOOR corner suite offers fantastic 180 degree views of ocean and DT Vancouver. Featuring 2 beds, 2 full baths, 1 den, open kitchen, large in-suite laundry room, 2 skylights, high ceilings, heated flooring in master bath, deep soaking tub in 2nd bath, marble fireplace mantel, upgraded wood floor, SS appliance, newer washer and dryer. Just steps to Lonsdale Quay, shops restuarants, Seabus, transit buses and many more, Move in condition. At $421/sq ft. don't miss your opportunity to own this beautiful and immaculate home! First open house Feb 22-23, Sat & Sun 2pm-4pm.

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 409 328 11TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

Designed by Cecconi Simone & built by Intracorp in 2006, Uno continues to stand out as one of the best in Vancouver's SOMA District. Interior features include clean modern lines, translucent sliding walls, gas range, corian counters, UV roller blinds, upgraded hardwood floors & great appliances. On top of all this is a private balcony perfect for summer entertaining with views of the city and North Shore mountains. This highly walkable location is close to a host of amenities & services incl the Community Centre, Guelph & Beaconsfield Parks, Schools, Transit, Buy-Low Foods & Coffee Shops/Resto-Bars. Pets and rentals allowed. Secure parking and locker. More photos and info on Realtor's website. Open House Sat/Sun Feb 15/16 2-4pm.

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 3205 1438 RICHARDS Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

"AZURA'S" Most sought after 1 bedroom + BIG den home featuring; Bright (SW facing) open layout, den easily accommodating home office/guest bed plus covered, outdoor balcony. Well appointed home with wide-plank H/W flooring throughout, S/S appliances, granite c-tops & gas range. Unobstructed views to False Creek, Granville Island & English Bay (corridor view). First class amenities at "Club Viva" incl; Indoor pool, fitness centre, theatre & squash courts. Great Yaletown/False Creek waterfront location just steps to parks. Seawall, beach & shopping. Pets & rentals welcome! Will not last! First showing at Open Sat. Jan 26th 2:30-4pm.

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, PH 603 1155 MAINLAND Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

PH603 - 1155 Mainland, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5P2, Del Prado 1319 s/f Penthouse loft with huge 1300 sf fully serviced roof deck and/or patio. Arguably the most desirable designated heritage building in Yaletown. Originally built in 1912, last used as a printing press which was converted to residences in 1995. This exceptional 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom air-conditioned unit boasts brick feature walls, 1 inch thick Beechwood floors, Jen-Air Stainless fridge, industrial Thermador gas stove & gas fireplace, 12' ceilings -- all designed by Ostry Architects. A striking insuite staircase leads to 1,300 sf of fresh air on the private rooftop deck, where urban gardening beckons by day & the view of the downtown city lights enchants by night. Add to this 2 secured ground lvl prkg spots in the bldg, a rare find in Yaletown. Leased until Feb 7/2014

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 1705 1483 HOMER Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

SPECTACULAR WATER VIEW. This bright South-West facing suite boasts over 1,300sqft of comfort! Located on the sought after Waterford which offers excellent amenities including 80' pool, spa, state of the art exercise room, theatre, sports courts, party room & 24 hour concierge. This rarely available 3 bed overlooks David Lam Park with sweeping views of the water/city & unobstructed vistas to Mt. Baker & beyond. This fabulous open plan layout features stainless appliances, granite counters, air con, fireplace & a great deck off the dining room perfect for entertaining, while enjoying spectacular sunsets. Located in the heart on Yaletown, this is luxury urban living at it's best. Will not last! First Open Sun Jan 19th, 1-2pm

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I just finished uploading this House for sale, 916 20TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

CASA FINA! This is one of 5 new detached strata homes in the heart of Cedar Cottage. Main floor has powder room & kitchen with stone counters, s/s appliances & window overlooking back yard. Eat in the formal din ing room or cozy up to the gas fp in a generous living space. Up has a full bath, 2 bedrooms & plenty of storage. Below has a rec room, full bath & 2 bright bedrooms easily suited. With engineered hardwood floors, built in vacuum system, faux wood blinds, pot lights, garage, home media panel, security system, patio & BBQ hookup, this home built by local family builders hits all the marks! On a great block just steps to markets, transit, parks & in the highly regarded Charles Dickens catchment.

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We are proud to announce that this Jan 12th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 167 Esplanade E Way North Vancouver in Atrium at the Pier in the Lonsdale Quay neighborhood, North Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Townhouse for sale in beautiful Lonsdale Quay .

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Lonsdale Quay Townhouse for sale.

As always please do not hesitate to give me a call at 604 802 1051 if I can answer any questions before the open house, or if you would like to book a private showing.

Michelle Comens
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside

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I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 167 Esplanade E Way North Vancouver, North Vancouver, BC

Fabulous waterfront living in the heart of North Van! This stunning 2 level open concept townhome is sure to impress! Boasting hardwood floors, granite countertops, top of the line stainless steel appliances, cozy fireplace, upperlevelmaster suite, great outdoor space perfect for entertaining, all steps to trendy restaurants, coffee shops, transit and Lonsdale Quay minutes to Downtown Vancouver. Fabulous amenities include, Olympic sized swimming pool, steam sauna, whirlpool, full gym and 2 party rooms. Connected to the Pinacle at the Pier Hotel with owners receiving 25% off all food and beverages, and enjoyment of all hotel amenities year round. High end living with an affordable price tag at it's best! First showing at Open House Sunday Jan12th 2-4!

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I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 3335 WINDSOR Street, Vancouver East, British Columbia

New & Modern family townhome in Cedar Cottage! This large 3 bed, 2.5 bath home has ample room spread over 4 levels. The main floor features the bright, gourmet kitchen with quartz counters & S/S appliances, the open plan living/dining area features dark hardwood & fireplace. The top level features the master bedroom with skylights, a walk in closet, full bathroom with heated floors & private balcony. The 2 other large bedrooms are on the 2nd level along with full bathroom also with heated floors. The lower level was originally the garage, but has been converted to an insulated & heated media room. The entire house was been pre wired for sound & has central vac. Large crawl space under the stairs. Across from highly regarded Charles Dickens School & Sunnyside Park. Boutique development with only 9 units that rarely come up for sale, don't miss this one! Open House Sun Jan 5 2:30-4:30pm.

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I just sold this House at 3237 Woodland Drive, Vancouver, BC Commercial Drive.

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 115 237 4TH Ave E, Vancouver East, British Columbia

ARTWORKS, True loft living off Main St. Double height, soaring 16 foot ceilings, newly renovated kitchen, brand new refrigerator and stove, waterfall stone counters, contemporary cabinetry. New tile flooring perfect to withstand any work projects in the live/work area. Authorized loft level with industrial medal cladded floors, all work done with required permits. Enjoy your own balcony area for plants as outdoor space is rare in building. Common gallery area to host your functions, bicycle storage and steps to one of the best neighborhoods in the city. Join this true artist's community. First Open House Saturday/Sunday November 23/24th 2-4pm.

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 1109 1500 HOWE Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

Great semi-waterfront location - NE facing 1 bedroom condo across from Granville Island, just steps away from the seawall, walking distance to English Bay, downtown shopping & fine restaurants. Charming corner unit with bedroom enclosed by French doors, open kitchen, oversized patio with breathtaking views. Meticulously united updated with engineered H/W floors, crown/baseboards mouldings & stainless steel appliances. Kitchen/bathroom updates include granite countertops, backsplash/flooring tiles, refinished cabinets, upgraded faucets & sinks. Featuring gym, sauna, hot tub, & 2 guest suites, plus 1 secured parking, separate storage, & insuite laundry. Rented for 1350/month. Call now to view.

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I just finished uploading this House for sale, 5023 WINDSOR Street, Vancouver East, British Columbia

Charming 3 level family home with many updates in a fabulous family-oriented neighborhood. This Windsor Street (bike route) character home has 2 good size bedrooms on main flr, a formal living area, custom eat-in kitchen and a 300sf bistro deck that looks into the sunny, prof landscaped backyard. Upstairs is a large open bdrm that could be also used as a 2nd living area or family rm. Steps to Gray's Park, easy transit as well as a 1 bdrm bsmnt suite currently rented for $850 / month. Other updates inc a newer high efficiency furnace, custom built kitchen w wine fridge, fully renovated bthrm w granite counters, exterior cedar staircase, exterior & interior paint job. A must see! 1st showing Thurs Nov 14, 5-6, Sun Nov 17 2-4.

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 2301 8 SMITHE MEWS, Vancouver West, British Columbia

Rare 3 bedroom 1315 SF unit in the very high-end Flagship building by Concord. Unobstructed water view from your floor-to-ceiling windows. Top of the line Miele, Sub Zero and Viking appliances and marble counter top in the gourmet kitchen.Central air conditioning keeps you cool in the summer. Beautiful parks and seawalk just around the corner. All showings by appointment only.

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 1003 1650 BAYSHORE Drive, Vancouver West, British Columbia

"1650 BAYSHORE" - Premier Bayshore bldg facing directly into the marina with stunning STANLEY PARK Gorgeous 10th floor NW facing residence with views! Suite is waiting for your design ideas - new flooring & paint could make this waterfront home go from beautiful to Spectacular! Enjoy the Mountain views from your Luxury, Gourmet open-kitchen w/Sub-Zero appliances, Bosch Range, granite counters, & entertaining island. Principle living areas and bedrooms enjoy Park, Harbour and North Shore Mountain views. Fabulous spacious sundeck - perfect for sun-soaking and evening star-gazing. BUILDING offers: 24 hr. concierge, health club, & stunning gardens. Pets Welcome. 1 parking & locker. PRICED $100k under assessed. Don't wait!

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I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 423 801 KLAHANIE Drive, Port Moody, British Columbia

Come and view this elegant apartment in the heart of Port Moody's bustling waterside community. This stylish 2 bedroom apartment features Stainless Steel Appliances, brand new hand-scraped Hardwood Floors complemented by serene views, all in the quietest part of the building. Entertain your classiest of friends in style. This amazing development also caters a Clubhouse which includes a Professional Gym with high-end equipment, Large high-end party room, Pool, Hot Tub, Basketball Court, Guest Suite, Theatre, Executive Meeting Room and many more features. All this is within walking distance to the Westcoast Express and the Rocky Point Park, best restaurants in town and shopping. Hurry up and make it yours before its gone.

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