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Vancouver has a lot to offer as a city. There are highly rated restaurants and bars, endless events and entertainment and, perhaps best of all, some of the most spectacular natural views. When talking with my clients, I try to describe just how accessible the great outdoors are to Vancouver residents. The strong connection with nature makes this city one of the most clean, welcoming and safe areas to live in British Columbia.


But don’t just take my word for it! See for yourself how our UBC homes will keep you within arm’s reach of some of Vancouver’s best outdoor attractions.


Take a Break in Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Not far from the University of British Columbia is the Pacific Spirit Regional Park. This nature preserve is huge, offering more than 73 km of hiking and walking trails for visitors. Not far from the park, there are plenty of UBC homes for sale as well, which offer the perfect balance of urban living and natural escapes. Take a moment for an impromptu afternoon walk, or spend the day there with a picnic and good friends. This is a little slice of paradise in the middle of the city.


Become a Local with a Visit to Stanley Park

Stanley Park is a gorgeous spiritual haven with lots to offer. Locals love to hang out here and enjoy the shaded walking paths, sandy beaches and famous totem poles. The Seawall promenade also offers breathtaking views of the woods, sea and sky for hikers and bikers to enjoy.


With so many great park options, it’s easy to see that there’s never a dull moment for Vancouver residents. There are always new parks to discover and trails to explore.


Combine City Views with Tranquil Nature at the Chinese Garden

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is another staple of Vancouver living. Escape from the hustle of busy urban life and experience the soothing sounds flowing water.


If you want to make an event out of it, you can even book a guided tour that describes the symbolism and history of the garden. Tours typically last about 45 minutes and are yet another way to gain appreciation for all that Vancouver has to offer.


Spend a Day at the Beach

I couldn’t talk about Vancouver’s wonderful outdoor attractions without mentioning the many beaches the city has to offer. Families and students flock to the beaches when the weather warms up, but it’s also the perfect spot to watch sunsets all year round.


Enjoy the heated pool and playground on Stanley Park’s Second Beach. Or take a detour downtown to the English Bay Beach. With spring just around the corner, you can even plan a weekend barbeque on Third Beach, another more secluded area in Stanley Park.


Explore UBC Homes Today

The current state of Vancouver’s real estate market may seem confusing and uncertain, but it’s a great time for home buyers. I’m happy to help assist you in finding the perfect UBC home, in a place where you can fully take advantage of all the city’s outdoor attractions.


There are listings I would love to show you. So, please, give the number at the top of the page a call. I look forward to helping you.


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Reluctance amongst Metro Vancouver* home sellers is impacting sale and price activity throughout the region’s housing market.


Residential home sales in the region totalled 2,425 in February 2017. This is a 41.9 per cent decrease from the record 4,172 homes sold in February 2016 and an increase of 59.2 per cent compared to January 2017 when 1,523 homes sold.


Last month’s sales were 7.7 per cent below the 10-year February sales average. “February home sales were well below the record-breaking activity from one year ago and in line with our long-term historical average for the month,” Dan Morrison, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said. “Limited supply and snowy weather were two factors hampering this activity.”


New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 3,666 in February 2017. This represents a 36.9 per cent decrease compared to the 5,812 units listed in February 2016 and an 11.4 per cent decrease compared to January 2017 when 4,140 properties were listed. This is the lowest number of new listings registered in February since 2003.


The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver is 7,594, a four per cent increase compared to February 2016 (7,299) and a 4.9 per cent increase compared to January 2017 (7,238).


The region’s sales-to-active listings ratio for February 2017 is 31.9 per cent, a 10-point increase from January. Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


“While home sales are not happening at the pace we experienced last year, home seller supply is still struggling to keep up with today’s demand. This is why we’ve seen little downward pressure on home prices, particularly in the condominium and townhome markets,” Morrison said. 


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $906,700. This represents a 2.8 per cent decrease over the past six months and a 1.2 per cent increase compared to January 2017.


Sales of detached properties in February 2017 reached 745, a decrease of 58.1 per cent from the 1,778 detached sales recorded in February 2016. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,474,200. This represents a 6.5 per cent decrease over the past six months and is unchanged compared to January 2017.


Sales of apartment properties reached 1,275 in February 2017, a decrease of 28.8 per cent compared to the 1,790 sales in February 2016.The benchmark price of an apartment property is $526,300. This represents a 2.3 per cent increase over the past six months and a 2.7 per cent increase compared to January 2017.


Attached property sales in February 2017 totalled 404, a decrease of 33.1 per cent compared to the 604 sales in February 2016. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $675,500. This represents a 0.3 per cent decrease over the past six months and a 1.3 per cent increase compared to January 2017.

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