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I'm Baaaaaack

November 5th, 2013
Well I spent some time writing for the Vancouver Observer, which i thoroughly enjoyed but its time to get my blog back to current.
I also run a wordpress blog called Real estate and beyond. So its busy! 
Nov 18th west Van council will vote in ( yes i hope they do) draft bylaws for the Carriage house policy. Then it will go back to Public consultation. I have been actively involved in this hou ...

spare a twenty for my energy bill?

June 13th, 2012

renew your mortgage easily again

June 13th, 2012

one picture, 1000 words

February 21st, 2012
People ask me if i think prices will settle in Vancouver. The West side is still getting multiple offers and high end real estate is still selling briskly, even in this usually quiet time of year. There is one interesting  graph that crossed my desk. I think the answer lies in the fortunes of another country. It shows the direct correlation of China's  Forex reserves and Vancouvers Housing pr ...

how to buy an affordable home in Vancouver

January 26th, 2012
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How to own an affordable house in Vancouver

Kim Little
Posted: Jan 25th, 2012
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Photo from SMALLWORKS Studios/Lanway Housing Inc. featuring split home with double enterance

The City of Vancouver lead the way in premiering the laneway housing bylaw. It's taken a while for this to really catch on, but the possibilities the bylaw presents are no- brainers. ...

divide and conquer

January 8th, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Divide and Conquer

It all started innocently enough. We had a family of five and our house was effectively a 3 bedroom home and we get heaps of visitors- as I have most of my family and friends living abroad. So a kid sleeping on the couch became tedious. We needed more space
. Our cottage of 1300 sq ft sits on a huge 14,000 sq ft lot. We could add on. We hi ...

alarming stats,global pawns

November 14th, 2011
  Some of the readers of my blog may know I also have a blog on Blogger. Its called Real estate in Vancouver and beyond.http://littlerealestate.blogspot.com/

As a result of recent posts I was asked to meet developer Michael Geller. That exchange led to my being made aware of his upcoming Hollyburn Mews Developement which I believe is a great new development for West Vancouver. I was able to ...

new immigrant investors in Vancouver

August 20th, 2011


Below is a page from the Government immigration website. What effect will this have on our Real estate market?
Investors

Note: The Federal Immigrant Investor Program is now closed as 700 complete applications have been received at the Centralized Intake Office.  This new annual cap was introduced through ministerial instructions, which came into force on July 1, 2011. The cap will reset on J ...

chartwell english estate

June 15th, 2011
wow, I just listed a home that reminds me of times gone by. A beautiful .8 acre estate in lower  properties that has the wonderful feel of an english country estate. 1165 Chartwell. I should be thrilled but I am nervous. Not for the Canucks tonite  as i believe they deserve this win ( not just because i was an old Rota router in the 82 series, and thanks to Bob and Tom Larsheid got to see som ...

Making a house a home

May 26th, 2011
My husband and I spent a couple hours transporting and digging in a 10 foot apple tree from a friends yard. They were having some landscaping done and had no place for this big tree. My husband has been busy painting and reflooring our basement and questioned the logic of getting this tree NOW, when we could go and buy one when we were ready for it.

The truth is, The tree had a story. We had ...
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