Category Archives: East

April 2015 in the Vancouver Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

The spring markets continued strong this month.  Low inventory levels are driving prices up, and bidding wars are common.   “The supply of homes for sale today in the region is not meeting the demand we’re seeing from home buyers. … Continue reading

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The Vancouver Special Report of 1981

 I’ve spent a lot of time talking about the history of the Vancouver Special.  There’s an article on the evolution of the special here, and a whole section of my website devoted to the history of the special, here.  Today, … Continue reading

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Business of the Month: Coco et Olive

Mount Pleasant has no shortage of places to grab a good coffee and a nice croissant.  Coco et Olive, at Main and 21st Avenue is no exception.  What appears at first as a little hole-in-the-wall is in fact a delightful … Continue reading

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April in Vancouver – 4 Events to See, Eat, and Drink!

Spring has sprung, and this city has no shortage of ways to celebrate.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your weekends in April.  LOOK. The Capture Photography Festival is an annual celebration of photography and lens-based … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: East Van Sunrise

This dramatic shot was captured by Vancouver photographer Ted McGrath. It features Mt. Baker and all of East Vancouver, early one January morning.  

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Machu Picchu for Shelter: Help Me Raise Money for the DTES!

67% of Canadians say they personally know a woman who has experienced abuse and one in three teenagers have reported dating violence. Every night in Canada more than 3,000 women and their 2,500 children stay in a shelter to escape … Continue reading

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Vancouver Especially, at 271 Union St.

“221A is a non-profit artist-run centre that presents exhibitions, talks, publications and special projects that explore the role of design in the shaping of contemporary societies.” Confession time:  I had never heard of 221A, an organization founded in 2005, and … Continue reading

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Vancouver Housing Market – January 2015 Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

 January was an active month in Vancouver real estate.  With listings down around 14% (from December) in the GVRD overall, but people still wanting to purchase, sales are becoming quite competitive.  Ray Harris, REBGV president, said “While demand remains stead, … Continue reading

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New Listing! – 608 4028 Knight – KING EDWARD VILLAGE

This beautiful two bedroom apartment in King Edward Village is not to be missed!  Tastefully updated with amazing floors, the unit also features stunning views, and TONS of outdoor space, on a large patio.   Over 900 square feet of … Continue reading

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New Listing! 3 E 60th Avenue – SOUTH VANCOUVER

This new listing is a dream come true if you have a project in mind.  A home built in the sixties, on a corner lot at 60th and Ontario.  Build new or take on an ambitious renovation project – either … Continue reading

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