Kitsilano News: July 4th

04.07.2014

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Real Estate and Other News in Kitsilano

Who doesn’t love a good map? A creative individual in Vancouver decided to create a map detailing the age of building lots via the City of Vancouver’s publicly available information. It doesn’t tell you much more than we already know, but it’s presented beautifully and is a great reminder of some of the history in the city. Check out the Vancouver Building Age Map.

Thinking about jumping into Real Estate Investment with rental properties? Many down-sizers in Vancouver will have some extra cash after selling their family home and may consider it as a viable option. There are definite pros and cons – you have to find a property with a good enough return to make it worth it, and the decision to use a rental management company or be your own landlord should be a major consideration. Take a look at this article from the Globe and Mail: A rental property for retirement income? Is it worth it?

The Arbutus Corridor is still in the news as CP has served a notice that all gardens and structures must be removed from the rail line (running through Kitsilano) by July 31.  Though I can’t see the track ever being used again for a railway line, it’s unfortunate that CP is enforcing this notice. I’m sure Vancouver Sun article isn’t the last we’ll hear about this issue: Award Winning Arbutus community gardens threatened by track maintenance.

A little Scandinavian Design for you from Freshome. A great, bright apartment with modern lines and cool style. Don’t underestimate the power of design when looking for your next apartment: Delightful Scandinavian Apartment Quenching a Thirst for Neatness

Ravishing Collection of Living Spaces Exemplifying An Eclectic Residence Design: I love this design for a detached home. It’s bright, airy, classic yet has a modern touch.

The real estate market isn’t yet slowing down (read about it in our Monthly Update coming soon!). If you’re looking to buy, take some time this weekend to visit open houses in Kitsilano. Don’t hesitate to contact the LiveKitsilano Team for more information, or if you see any that intrigue you.

Enjoy your weekend!

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