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New Listing 961 FOREST HILLS DR, North Vancouver, BC


V837517 - 961 Forest Hills, North Vancouver, , CANADAView my new listing for sale at 961 Forest Hills, North Vancouver and currently listed at 939900.

This attractive, original owner 2 level home has served this family well. The time has come for a renovation to bring the home to today's life style. Let your imagination run wild knowing you're located in a coveted neighbourhood, within easy walking distance of Edgemont Village & Highlands Elementary School. Enjoy the sun trapped south facing backyard. Updates include roof, furnace & double glazed windows. The mostly unfinished basement has plenty of natural light and offers huge potential for further development. You'll be impressed by the splendor of the mature garden with flowering plants, shrubs & shade trees.

New Listing # 105 1523 BOWSER AV, North Vancouver, BC


V836791 - 105 - 1523 Bowser Avenue, North Vancouver, , CANADAView my new listing for sale at 105 - 1523 Bowser Avenue, North Vancouver and currently listed at 389900.

This very special northwest corner unit in Illahee is sure to please! It has a lovely garden patio overlooking Norgate Park with its own gate...perfect for pets. Updates include granite counters, high quality laminate floors & stainless steel appliances. A beautiful apartment in a great complex.

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Recently Sold Listing 1397 FINTRY PL, North Vancouver, BC


V823205 - 1397 FINTRY PL, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this House at 1397 FINTRY PL, North Vancouver.

MARKET REPORT FOR MAY 2010


May market offers buyers greater selection

The number of properties listed for sale in Greater Vancouver continued to rise in May, while the number of sales showed a year-over-year decrease.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 3,156 in May 2010, a decline of 10.4 per cent compared to the 3,524 sales in May 2009; 5.1 per cent more than the 3,002 sales in May 2008; and 27.1 per cent less than the 4,331 sales in May 2007. May 2010 sales also represent a 10.1 per cent decline compared to last month’s sales.

In terms of number of property listings, last month marked the third consecutive month during which more than 7,000 homes were listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in Greater Vancouver.

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties totalled 7,014 in May 2010, a 48.2 per cent increase compared to May 2009 when 4,733 new units were listed, and an 8.3 per cent decline compared to April 2010 when 7,648 properties were added to the MLS®.

At 17,492, the total number of property listings on the MLS® increased 10 per cent in May compared to last month, and is up 28.2 per cent compared to this time last year.

“Prospective home buyers in today’s market have a broad selection to choose from in every property type. REALTORS® are telling us they’re working with buyers who are not feeling as rushed to make a decision as they did late last year and earlier in the year,” Jake Moldowan, REBGV president said.

Over the last 12 months, the overall MLSLink® Housing Price Index (HPI) benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver increased 16.7 per cent to $590,662 from $506,201 in May 2009.

“It’s important for those looking to buy or sell a home to remember that real estate is local and wise real estate decisions are made by those who understand current market conditions at the neighbourhood level,” Moldowan said.

Sales of detached properties in May 2010 reached 1,256, a decrease of 10.4 per cent from the 1,402 detached sales recorded in May 2009 and a 4.4 per cent increase from the 1,203 units sold in May 2008. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 19.1 per cent from May 2009 to $810,175.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,354 in May 2010, a decline of 7.1 per cent compared to the 1,458 sales in May 2009 and an increase of 8.8 per cent compared to the 1,244 sales in May 2008.The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 13.9 per cent from May 2009 to $398,783.

Attached property sales in May 2010 totalled 546, a decline of 17.8 per cent compared to the 664 sales in May 2009 and a 1.6 per cent decline from the 555 attached properties sold in May 2008. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 14.8 per cent between May 2009 and 2010 to $500,339

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