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Owning vs. Renting

(May 30, 2014, posted in Articles)

Local mortgage lender, Jason M. Ruedy, also known as The Home Loan Arranger, believes that in most areas of the United States, there are plenty of opportunities to find good deals on homes. He thinks there will continue to be excellent buying opportunities well into the foreseeable future - especially while interest rates are low.


Mr. Ruedy's stated opinion on this matter is in response to a May 21... read more.

2938 W 27TH AVENUE

(May 27, 2014, posted in Mackenzie Heights Houses For Sale)

Sweeping panoramic water, mountain, city view! Custom built magnificent brand new south facing home built to the highest standards and tastes come along. This beautiful house boasts an open concept on main floor. Four bedrooms up all with ensuites. Gym, steam shower, wine cellar, home theatre in the basement. It has 6 bedrooms and 7 baths. Features includes European kitchen, wok kitchen, extensive... read more.

2705 W 30TH AVENUE

(May 27, 2014, posted in Mackenzie Heights Houses For Sale)

An extraordinary architectural home perched high atop one of Vancouver's most coveted streets. This sophisticated concrete and glass home offers stunning, unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, North Shore Mountains and downtown Vancouver. The quality of construction is unsurpassed and the generous use of fine high end materials throughout makes this home truly a showpiece. From the large open k... read more.

3002 West King Edward Avenue

(May 27, 2014, posted in Mackenzie Heights Houses For Sale)

Extraordinary new custom contemporary home with the most spectacular unobstructed Vancouver views of the city, water and mountains. This home exudes perfection with quality features and sophisticated design, ideal for family living and large scale entertaining. Open main floor plan, bathed in porcelain marble flooring, Poggenpohl Kitchen with marble counters and designer appliances, generous Famil... read more.

2767 Alma Street

(May 27, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

Builders, own executive style Point Grey residence. Built with attention to detail. Functional floor plan on three levels. BONUS, private rooftop deck with fantastic NE views of mtns, ocean, fireworks! LEGAL SUITE rented for over $2800 mth. 3 car parking plus ample street parking. Close to UBC, walk to schools, shopping, dinning & Jericho Beach! Covered under 2-5-10 National Home Warranty.

4146 West 14th Avenue

(May 27, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

Quality Newer House located in most sought after area in Point Grey, backyard South facing. Walking distance to Lord Byng High School and minutes to University of British Columbia, restaurants & shopping area. All 3 Bedrooms have ensuites and nice basement unit, granite countertop, Queen Elizabeth Elementary, General Gordon Elementary and Kitsilano Secondary. The house is like new, it is perfect h... read more.

False Creek Residents Ass. Take City to BC Supreme Court

(May 21, 2014)


Real Estate Goes Global

(May 21, 2014, posted in Articles)

The most expensive housing market in North America is not where you’d think. It’s not New York City or Orange County, California, but Vancouver, British Columbia. Now, Vancouver is a beautiful city—a thriving deep-water port, a popular site for TV and movie shoots. By all accounts, it is a wonderful place to live. But nothing about its economy explains why—in a city where the median income is only... read more.

Battle Over Park Goes To Public Hearing

(May 14, 2014, posted in Articles)

A recurring battle between False Creek residents and Concord Pacific is set to heat up after Vancouver city council on Tuesday forwarded to public hearing a rezoning application that could further delay a major public park promised decades ago by the developer.

Concord is asking the city to rezone 998 Expo Boulevard, a plot of land southwest of BC Place, to pave the way for a pair of residential to... read more.

Housing Correction Coming To Vancouver

(May 13, 2014, posted in Articles)

VANCOUVER — A well-worn investment adage advises that it’s not timing the market but time in the market that yields the best returns. Nimble stock market investors have proven it wrong time repeatedly but buy and hold remains the mantra of many financial planners.


The housing market, however, appears to be the exception that proves the rule. Most people don’t buy a home to flip it but to live in it... read more.

3721 WEST 16TH AVENUE

(May 12, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

Beautiful 2,785 sqft Modern Classic home with stunning city views thoughout the house as well as from a rooftop deck. Built to the highest standards by Noort Homes. Designed with the family in mind, four bedrooms upstairs, and a master suite capturing water and city view. Main floor has a formal living room and a great room flowing onto a deck all with views ideal for entertaining. GE Monogram app... read more.

4317 West 11th Avenue

(May 12, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

Fabulous brand new Point Grey home in walking distance to shopping area. GST included! Designer finishes, window coverings and lighting. Private, quiet lot with views of mountain peaks. Wonderful kitchen with large granite slab island, high-end stainless steel appliances, and a family room with fireplace attached. Open floor plan with dining and living room areas. Upstairs offers 3 bedrooms and a... read more.

4532 West 15th Avenue

(May 12, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

One year old shows brand new in desirable Point Grey location. 2872 sq.ft. living area sits on high side of street. This home features: Open main floor plan, extensive use of granite, hardwood floor, a/c, hrv, Kohler fixtures, lots of natural light and gourmet kitchen cabinetry and top of line appliances. Top floor contains 4 generous sized bedrms (All en-suite) lower level fully finished& potenti... read more.

4544 West 14th Avenue

(May 12, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)


Move in TODAY! Great location beautiful contemporary 3 year home well built by JHD Developments. The open main floor features with 10 ft ceilings, wall mounted fireplaces, hardwood & tile floors & oversized windows. The one of a kind kitchen include but not limited to: stainless Miele appliances & Quartz countertops. Three gorgeous bedrooms located at upper level include a master spa-like ensuite... read more.

4673 W 9TH AVENUE

(May 12, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

This often admired custom built residence designed by award winning Evoke is a rare offering. There is not a detail in this remarkable home that has not been carefully analyzed and refined. Sheer elegance and mode modern design define this that sets new standards with finishings including a Swiss pearl exterior & full home automation. Soaring ceiling on main floor with a kitchen that will simply o... read more.

Buying A Home With Rain City Properties

(May 08, 2014, posted in Youtube Videos)

How we work with our clients to give them what they want.



About Rain City Properties

(May 08, 2014, posted in Youtube Videos)

Here's a bit about us as individuals and how we have become apart of Vancouver's top real estate agents.




Buying Your First Home?

(May 08, 2014, posted in Youtube Videos)

There are a lot of nerves when buying your first home. Here is how we help. 



Why Rain City Properties?

(May 08, 2014, posted in Youtube Videos)

Here's a little about us, and how we differentiate from other realtors in Vancouver, B.C.



How We Drive Your Property To Sell

(May 08, 2014, posted in Youtube Videos)

Are you thinking of selling your home? Here is what Rain City Properties does to market your home, and why we're in the top 10% of Vancouver's real estate agents.



4152 West 11th Avenue

(May 07, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

There are times when you do not mind paying more if you get the BEST!! This home has a contemporary feel, style and quality that sets it apart from the rest. Heated and cooled geothermally, a Panoramic VIEW of the City, mountains and water, a huge rooftop deck, a well-appointed laneway home, control 4 system, custom millwork, a gourmet kitchen with WOLFE 6 burner range, and so much more.... You de... read more.

3749 West 11th Avenue

(May 07, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)


EXCELLENT PRICE! PRESTIGIOUS POINT GREY LOCATION! GORGEOUS CUSTOM BUILT HOME OVER 4100 sq.ft. with SOUTH FACING. Steps away from LORD BING HIGH SCHOOL, QUEEN ELIZABETH ELEMENTARY, CLOSE TO WEST POINT ACADEMY, ST. GEORGE'S, UBC, SHOPPING,BUS. This beautiful home simply offers QUALITY & supreme finishing, grand foyer with high ceiling, open plan concept, & hardwood floor thru-out. LARGE GOURMET KITC... read more.

Citygate: Keeping Vancouver Spectacular

(May 07, 2014, posted in Articles)

A message from the members of the Citygate Team:


Dear Citygate Residents,

May is "Keeping Vancouver Spectacular" month.  Citygate will be joining other teams to participate in the Chinatown Cleaning Campaign hosted by Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association and Chinatown Plaza Tenants Association.  This year, it will be held on May 25th, Sunday from 9:30 am to around 11:30 am.

Citygate team will clea... read more.

Questionnaire: New Public Art Locations

(May 07, 2014, posted in Articles)

Here is a link to the City's questionnaire for proposed new public art installation locations. One of the options is for the traffic island at Milross and Quebec. Can you pass this along to Strata (and possibly the FCRA) in the event that they want to promote people providing feedback on this proposed location? I think it would be great if that location was selected. The survey is open until May 2... read more.

Future Dragon Boat Events Update

(May 07, 2014, posted in Articles)

A message from the False Creek Canoe Club in Vancouver, BC:

Dear Residents of the Creekside Community Centre and surrounding neighbourhoods,I am writing on behalf of the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society. We produce the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, run the paddling club that operates out of the Creekside Community Centre and are also responsible for three other smaller ev... read more.

All You Need Is A Buyers Agent

(May 07, 2014, posted in Youtube Videos)

Have you ever wondered who to contact when you see a property you like? Do you contact the listing agent, or do you contact a buyers agent? Watch my (old) video for the answer and all that you need to know about the relationship.


 


4453 West 11th Avenue

(May 05, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

Very desirable prime Point Grey area! Bright & cheery 3 story well-kept custom built high-end home! Lot 4956 sqft, inside 3305 sqft, total 5 bedroom 6 bath, 3 spacious bedrooms on upper floor ; lower level with self-contained 1bedroom suite +considerate design of recreation room and games room. Lots of wood work, hardwood floors&classic iron Entrance door. Huge roof deck above with view of mountai... read more.

4118 West 13th Avenue

(May 05, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

Prime Point Grey location!!! Walking distance to sought after Lord Byng Sec and Queen Elizabeth Elem. 5 mins driving to renowned UBC. Rare find 55x122 lot sits on the higher side of the street, overlooking the beautiful wate, mountains and city views. Bright and spacious 4,000 sq ft living area featuring 6 bdrms including 4 ensuite bdrms, 9 feet ceiling, vaulted ceiling at entrance, spiral stairca... read more.

3853 West 14th Avenue

(May 05, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

This customized home built by local reputable build with R2000 high standards offers the energy efficient green home and comfortable living enjoyment. The unique split-level design allow the maximized view and natural light in every room, Western kitchen cleverly embedded in Chinese kitchen design, coupled with high-ceiling dining area and cozy family room, each functional area cleverly integrated... read more.

4570 Belmont Avenue

(May 05, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

Views of the Beach, Water, Mountains & Downtown from this stunning contemporary home. Just 1 block from the beach and parks! Only the finest craftsmanship and finishing's were used in the construction of this gorgeous just like NEW Home. 3Bedrooms, 2 baths on main, Upper Living area and kitchen all wrapped in luxurious Padouk wood, Sub-Zero & Wolf Appliances, Basement with Rec rm & 2 Bds,$60K Smar... read more.

4277 West 11th Avenue

(May 05, 2014, posted in Point Grey Houses For Sale)

Gorgeous luxury home in the heart of Point Grey. The main floor features 10 feet ceiling and solid hardwood floor, granite countertops, first class appliances. Top floor contains 4 bedrooms with 3 ensuite bathrooms including a luxurious master ensuite. Spacious basement features fantastic recreation room with 2 guest bedrooms or perfect for a nanny. Includes Air conditioning, radiant hot water hea... read more.

Spring in Vancouver - Now's The Time To Sell 

(May 02, 2014, posted in Articles)

Spring buyers and sellers emerge in the Greater Vancouver housing market.


Home buyers and sellers became more active in the Greater Vancouver housing market in April.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 3050 on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in April 2014. This represents a 16.1% increase compared to the 2627 sal... read more.