Blog by Ann Hickey

What Happened in the Market in October?

November 5th, 2013

Who doesn’t love to discuss real estate?  But not everyone gets excited over HPI numbers and % increase in prices over last month.  Below are fun numbers, interesting property facts, and an overview of different markets that are worthy to share. Enjoy!

Detached Properties, October 2013


103 properties sold, ranging from $625,000 to $2,988,000 with days on market of 2 to 431 ...

Unique, Bold, Stunning. The Westbank Development.

November 5th, 2013

Vancouver council voted unanimously in favour of the Westbank development proposed for the north end of Granville Street Bridge following the public hearing last Thursday evening.  Councillors, architects, builders and residents all seem to be praising the unique design of the “stunning” 52-storey tower, alongside the developments other buildings rising from Howe, Granville and Pacific Street ...

Spirit Trail Taking Shape on the North Shore

November 5th, 2013

I was walking an old favourite last weekend, Harbourside Waterfront, where the North Shore feels like Big Sky country, seeing views to the mountains and a peaceful lookout to downtown. As I turned the first corner I found myself on new ground, the North Shore Spirit Trail, and I realized it had been awhile since I’d last taken this walk. It was great to see the kids with training wheels, dog ...

Will Grosvenor Inject Life Back into Ambleside?

November 5th, 2013

West Vancouver Mayor, Michael Smith, feels strongly that "Ambleside is dying, and we need to do something about it”.  Is the Grosvenor development at 1300 Marine Drive the answer, or is it a sign of what is to come to a community in need of change?  Sitting on some of the finest property in North America, residents have expressed concern about the lack of places to walk and congregate.

Perso ...