Posted by Michael Lepore on April 4, 2013 | No Comments
178-9100 Ferndale Road, Richmond BC. Kensington Court 2 bed/2 bath condo with beautiful features including corner fireplace, granite counters and laminate floors is located in the newly developed McLennan North community.
Convenient to so many amenities including shopping, restaurants and transit and within strolling distance to award-winning Garden City Community Park , with tennis courts, arboretum and its unique natural elements playground.
Currently listed McLennan North condos and townhomes take advantage of the tranquil environment of the area yet is within minutes to major routes in all directions. It’s a lifestyle providing modern extras amidst a relaxed atmosphere of lush greenery and nature.
Posted by Michael Lepore on November 6, 2012 | No Comments
Have you ever dreamed of having your own ‘place to call home’ at a resort location? How about ownership in Whistler Blackcombe, SKI Magazine’s Reader’s Choice #1 Overall Ski Resort in North America? A unit like 301C-2020 London Lane in Whistler, BC is definitely worth the look!
Many purchasers are learning about and selecting a quarter-share condo ownership in a property. Quarter share means just what it sounds like; you become a 25% owner of a property. You have access to the property 12 or 13 weeks in the year. Once every four years you would have the prime week of Christmas and New Years.
There are lots of advantages to owning a quarter-share, price being one of them with the opportunity for your investment to appreciate. Live in luxury for one quarter the cost! There is also the opportunity for you to create revenue by putting weeks you are not using the unit for personal use into the rental pool. All the benefits and amenities are yours to enjoy and the management company takes care of the administration.
The costs to maintain the suite are covered in the monthly maintenance fees and these usually include, insurance, heat, hydro, air condition, housekeeping and management. The fees may seem a bit higher than you might expect but they also include the property taxes. The suite is usually stocked with all the comforts of home such as dishes, small appliances, TVs and linens.
The difference between Quarter-share and time share is that there is a deed to your purchase; with a timeshare you are purchasing the right to use a property, for a set time each year. As most timeshares are leased, they are considered a depreciating asset over time. With Quarter-share you own 25% of a piece of real estate and the rental income it may produce. And, each quarter share has a separate title, so you can sell at anytime you choose.
Posted by Michael Lepore on October 25, 2012 | No Comments
It’s time for jack o’ lanterns and trick or treating in and around MetroVancouver this weekend to the 31st.
I will be in Richmond this weekend with my wife and one year old daughter, as the Steveston Merchants Association host the Steveston Trick or Treat from 3-5 pm. Come join us for some fun and community participation. See how many Scarecrows you see in the store windows, as part of the Annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl. Check out all the fantastic sights and sounds of Steveston Village.
There is plenty more to do this weekend, let’s hope the weather cooperates!
This weekend in Burnaby, take the kids to the Burnaby Village Museum in costume, for trick or treating and unlimited carousel rides. 6-9 pm. Or, take a walk around mysterious Deer Lake Park.
Fright Nights at the PNE – A Vancouver Tradition! Playland becomes a thrill fest with a number of ‘gravely’ serious haunted houses, themed rides and actors roaming the venue. Be brave and have some fun! Don’t get ‘spooked’!
Hallowe’en Ghost Train in Stanley Park. The miniature railway is transformed into a family-friendly Hallowe’en themed train ride and seasonal displays. Free Parking! Train ticket includes Haunted Castle, crafts, pumpkin carving, a costume contest, or face painting by donation. Check the link for times and dates. There are some afternoon rides for the wee ones.
I also may check out the fireworks on Hallowe’en night here in Richmond. Check the City Events page for fireworks start times at South Arm Community Park, Hugh Boyd Community Park and McLean Neighbourhood Park. Minoru Park is hosting a Fireworks Festival, with fire jugglers, music, clowns and of course, fireworks, running from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Have a safe yet spine-chilling Hallowe’en!
Posted by Michael Lepore on September 18, 2012 | No Comments
I’m excited about this listing! Beautiful building by renowned Adera Development Corp. 326-6033 Katsura Street is a 2 bedroom and spacious den unit, tastefully decorated throughout. Fireplace, extra-large balcony and gas stove are only a few of the many features. Close to all city centre amenities.
Richmond’s McLennan North area has made a huge transformation over the past decade and builders of the new condos and townhomes here have made extra effort to mix housing and nature and to provide amenities such as shopping and transit within a 10 minute walk. McLennan North is in the heart of a busy city and close to major routes and shopping malls, yet the enjoyment of nature and peace and tranquility is the main objective in the planning of McLennan North.
To view some other condos for sale in McLennan North, click here.
Posted by Michael Lepore on July 12, 2012 | No Comments
I’ve just listed 1507-1155 Seymour Street in beautiful Downtown Vancouver! Studio apartment access to all amenities the BRAVA has to offer: concierge, outdoor pool, hot tub, guest suite, party and meeting rooms. Pets permitted. Vancouver is a beautiful and young city; the location of this unit is superb for access to all amenities including Vancouver’s finest restaurants and entertainment venues.
Interested in seeing other listings in Downtown Vancouver? Click here.
Posted by Michael Lepore on May 25, 2012 | No Comments
** NEW DATE ** June 2nd, 2012
Well, I don’t normally advertise Open Houses for other people, however, I thought we could make an exception for this one… Engineering and Public Works OPEN HOUSE
This Saturday, come to a unique Open House hosted by the City of Richmond to celebrate National Public Works Week.
5999 Lynas Lane in the Riverdale neighbourhood near Terra Nova in Richmond. (one block west of Westminster Hwy and No 2 Rd). City Operations Yard.
- live music,
- police, fire and ambulance displays,
- gardening and lawn care demos and lots more!
Check the Richmond Review and clip your coupon for a free meal for kids 8 and under. Sunshine and fun for the entire family is on the agenda – Hope to see you there!
Posted by Michael Lepore on May 23, 2012 | No Comments
I’ve just listed a beautiful home in Steveston South at 4682 Duncliffe Road. The most popular area of Richmond, Steveston South is picturesque and an ideal location to raise a family. Excellent French Immersion schools of Homma Elementary and McMath Secondary are within walking distance. Features include 2 gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, media room, and backyard backs on to greenspace and walkway that leads to the amenities of Steveston Village, including the library,community centre and martial arts centre.
Check out this property or many more of Steveston Real Estate homes
Posted by Michael Lepore on May 9, 2012 | No Comments
Only 3 days away! The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation National Garage Sale for Shelter. 100% of all proceeds are donated to local women and children shelters.
Our local event will be held at:
9500 Van Horner Way, Richmond (Between Costco and the Casino)
Saturday May 12, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thousands of items…. Something for everyone!!!
Furniture, Clothing, Books, toys, Kid items, small appliances and so much more.
Charity BBQ as well.
Posted by Michael Lepore on May 9, 2012 | No Comments
Attractive 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite in sought-after Cherrywood, one of a number of adult-oriented buildings in Richmond. Bring your house-sized furniture! Building has been fully rain-screened. Amenities include library, multi-purpose social room, guest suite, secure parking and storage. Centrally located with a Walk Score of 80: ”Very Walkable”.
East Cambie is very accessible and a favourite choice for many buyers.
Posted by Michael Lepore on May 3, 2012 | No Comments
This weekend, May 5th and 6th from 10 am – 4 pm, you are invited to come and enjoy over 35 sites in Richmond as they open their doors to the public. Free Admission. Choose from art galleries, national historic sites, museums, the new No 2 firehall, heritage landmarks and green spaces.
In celebration of Doors Open Richmond and Asian Heritage Month, live entertainment and refreshments will be held at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate on Saturday May 5th from 6:30pm – 9pm.
There’s also a Walk Richmond Tour Saturday at 10am that will take you around Steveston to visit a few venues participating in Doors Open Richmond. Meet at the Britannia Shipyards Historic Site.
This weekend’s free access is an excellent way to learn more about what the City of Richmond has to offer. You can pick up a brochure at participating venues or click here for an on-line version.