Greater Vancouver + Lower Mainland Real Estate Blog

Useful Real Estate information about buying, selling, and living in either the Greater Vancouver or Lower Mainland areas!

By Team Kerr

May 3, 2018

Five Ways To Spend Your May Long Weekend

May Long Weekend Botanical Garden

You’ve settled in to your new home, now it’s time to get out and enjoy Vancouver! It’s easy for homeowners to get caught-up in the whirlwind that follows purchasing a new home; there’s boxes to unpack, the fridge to fill and new neighbours to meet. But why not take a break and do something to enjoy your new city -- there’s a reason why you moved here.

Tour Your Hometown With Cycle City Tours

Cycle City Tours Vancouver

Discover the soul of Vancouver with Cycle City Tours. Journey through Stanley Park, Granville Island Market, Chinatown and Gastown with their Grand or Epic Electric Tours to get a little taste of everything. Or, choose from the Stanley Park specific and Craft Brewery Tours. Cycle City also offers customized and private tours for a more intimate experience.

Go Cowboy Style at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

Cloverdale Rodeo

Head to Cloverdale May 18th - 21st for the 129th annual Rodeo and Country Fair. This awesome family event features real cowboys competing for over $300,000 in prize money in a variety of spectator events. While you’re there, partake in a BBQ Rib Fest, see country music performances and a lumberjack show, and check out the Agri Zone; perfect for kids to get acquainted with animals of all kinds. For a calendar of events and ticket information, go to cloverdalerodeo.com.

The Vancouver All British Classic Car Show

Vancouver British Car Show

If cars are more your style than cowboys, head to VanDusen Gardens for the annual British Classic Car Show. Nearly 500 classic cars and motorcycles will be on display Saturday, May 19th. While there will be many familiar marques, Bugeye Sprite is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and Land Rover its 70th. When you’re done ogling the cars, check out the bands, food trucks, swap meet for parts, cars for sale, vendor booths and more; all set amongst the beauty of VanDusen’s Botanical Gardens.

May Day in the Park at Fort Langley

Fort Langley Village Farmers Market

Start with the annual May Day parade along Church St. at 11am in Fort Langley, then head over to the Village Farmers' Market or May Day events in the park featuring May Pole dancing, mini golf, and live entertainment. See Vancouversbestplaces.com for parade and fair tips.

Homeowner Perks: Plan a Staycation

downtown Vancouver

Grab the family, turn off the cell phones and ignore those unpacked boxes (or ones you still need to fill if it’s listing time!). Spend the long weekend cooking meals with produce from your local farmer’s market (check your closest location here), lounging at one of Vancouver’s many beautiful parks, and fall in love with your own neighbourhood again.

 

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May 18, 2015

No Taxes for Foreign Real Estate Investors in Vancouver

It surely comes as no surprise that real estate prices in Vancouver are unaffordable for the majority of residents, but what are the factors that are driving the prices in a continual upward direction? While there are many economical factors and influences resulting in high real estate prices, one of the major factors is foreign real estate investors in Vancouver.

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May 13, 2015

Moving to Vancouver: The Best Cuisines in Vancouver

With such a diverse, multi-cultural population, Vancouver has a wide array of cuisines – each of which offer an otherwise unparalleled level of authenticity. If you are a foodie, you will love your decision to relocate to Vancouver, where you can introduce a variety of new flavors and cultures to your well-trained pallet! Don’t waste a mouthwatering moment – get a handle on some of the best cuisines in Vancouver before you pack your boxes!

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May 12, 2015

Moving to Vancouver: The Best Outdoor Activities in Vancouver

Regardless of where you’re coming from, moving to Vancouver is sure to be an exciting and energizing change to your lifestyle. Notable for its close proximity to both ocean and mountains, newcomers to our West Coast city are often overjoyed with the many options for outdoor enjoyment. Whether you’re a fast-paced, well-trained wilderness hiker or simply someone who enjoys a leisurely walk near the ocean, Vancouver has it all. Here are the best outdoor activities in Vancouver, which you are bound to fall in love with upon your relocation here.

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May 7, 2015

Moving to Metro Vancouver: Financials Involved in the Real Estate Transaction

 

Moving to Metro Vancouver: Financials Involved in the Real Estate Transaction

Moving to the West Coast of Canada has many benefits, particularly when it comes to the lifestyle you will obtain when surrounded by the ocean and mountains. Especially if you are an outdoors lover, this is a move that will bring the utmost of happiness! If you are moving to Metro Vancouver and looking at purchasing real estate, be sure you familiarize yourself with the financials of the real estate transaction beforehand to avoid any unexpected surprises. These are also referred to as the closing costs.

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May 6, 2015

Buying Real Estate in Vancouver: Everything a Newcomer Needs to Know

When moving to the West Coast and purchasing a home, you may realize that this process is very different than what you are used to from where you purchased your first home. Since the real estate in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver is pricey, and since we are currently experiencing a seller’s market, it becomes increasingly important to understand the local standards for purchasing real estate. If you’re a newcomer, here’s everything you need to know about buying real estate in Vancouver.

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May 5, 2015

School of the Week: York House School

School of the Week: York House School

York House School is a well-known, leading school for girls with a great reputation. Located in the upper class area of Shaugnessy, Vancouver, this independent day school was founded during the Great Depression by the partnership of seven women. York House has a long standing history of traditions which it continues to uphold as it challenges its students in all areas of academics as well as fine arts, athletics and community service. This private school offers a curriculum starting in Junior Kindergarten for four year olds up to Grade 12.

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April 27, 2015

North Delta Elementary Schools: École Élémentaire | Sunshine Hills Elementary School

Elementary schools in North Delta

Located in the heart of the Sunshine Hill neighbourhood, École Élémentaire Sunshine Hills Elementary School provides a supportive learning environment for students in Kindergarten to Grade 7 in both English and French. Located at the intersection of Ryall Crescent and Bond Boulevard, Sunshine Hills Elementary is easy to reach for residents in the area and is surrounded by quiet parks and natural reserves. Governed by Delta’s School District 37, Sunshine Hills has over 560 students and 50 faculty and staff members, and is a valued educational institution within the community of North Delta.

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April 26, 2015

North Delta High Schools: Seaquam Secondary School

School Feature: Seaquam Secondary School

North Delta School Seaquam Secondary

Remaining a well-reputed school in the Sunshine Hills neighbourhood of North Delta, Seaquam Secondary is a public institution serving students grades 8 through 12. Seaquam ranks in the top 100 high schools of British Columbia, and has stayed amongst this ranking since it first opened 1977. It has also ranked in the top 10 and top 20 high schools of British Columbia.

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April 19, 2015

Community Highlight: Sunshine Hills, North Delta

 

When considering a home purchase in one of Metro Vancouver’s suburbs, you’ll have plenty of intriguing areas to choose from – many of which still offer affordable housing. One of these communities is Sunshine Hills, North Delta, which is known for its quick access to highways, making it an ideal home for commuters, while remaining quiet and suitable for families. With convenient access to virtually all necessities of life, Sunshine Hills, North Delta is certainly a neighbourhood to consider.

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