Real Estate Digest: East Vancouver


Interesting Articles and News about East Vancouver and it’s Real Estate Market

Take a look at a few of the articles and news making the round in East Van – both about Real Estate and the neighbourhoods:


Leaky Condo Crisis Rears it’s Ugly Head Again (The Vancouver Sun)

A long piece about Vancouver condo buildings and the depreciation reports they must complete that detail the status of all the buildings components: roof exterior, windows, boilers, etc. These reports are shedding new light on how many buildings in the city need exterior (read: rainscreen) work done to prevent “leaky” condos. A takeaway from this article should be the importance of reading strata documentations, engineering reports and doing your due diligence when it comes to your potential new condo. Real Estate Agents should be guiding you through this process and offering professional, knowledgeable advice to ensure you’re investment in a building is worth it.

See our blog for more on Depreciation Reports and Rainscreens.


BC’s Property Transfer Tax Could be Made Less Harmful (The Vancouver Sun)

rectangle_PTT_logoProperty Transfer Tax is another cost BC Homebuyers have to pay on the price of their property. It’s calculated as 1% on the first #200,000 plus 2% on the remainder of the property’s sale price. This quickly adds up for Homebuyer’s who are already trying to save as much as possible towards a down payment for their new home. Many people are opposed to this tax – including the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver – and there have been campaigns focused on abolishing/lowering the tax for years. The Provincial Government makes around $750 million a year thanks to this tax, and aren’t ready to let that money go. This article offers some solutions.


HUB Cycling wants Powell St Separated Bike Lane (The Georgia Straight)

The city has added lots of bike lanes in the last few years, and continues to do so (see Point Grey Bike Lane). Now that they’ve started, cycle enthusiasts won’t let them stop. One of the biggest hindrances of bike lanes is the lack of connective routes between established bike lanes, and HUB Cycling is aiming to fix the gap in Vancouver’s North East. HUB Cycling are campaigning for a separated bike lane to start at the Vancouver Convention Centre (the bike path that takes you around Stanley Park) going all the way to Victoria St (to connect with the Wall St bike path). This would be a fantastic way for The East Village and Hastings residents to get from their homes to downtown, without the risk of biking on the street. Will this ever happen? We’ll have to wait and see.

See my post about The East Village / Vancouver Heights.


New East Vancouver Development: Strathcona Village

Not much information has been released, but this new Development should really add some life to this area of town. We’ll stay on top of the news.


[x] close

Login for Full MLS Access





Budget: -

Square ft.: -

# of Bedrooms:

# of Bathrooms:


Key criteria:

Terms of Use

The term Virtual Office Website ("VOW") refers to a Participant's (REALTORS®) Internet website, or a feature of a Participant's Internet website, through which the Participant provides real estate brokerage services to Registrants (clients and prospects) with whom the Participant has first established a relationship where the Registrant has the opportunity to search for MLS® data, subject to the Participant's oversight, supervision and accountability. By agreeing to these "Terms of Use" you:

  1. acknowledge and understand that the Terms of Use do not create an agency relationship and do not impose a financial obligation on the Registrant or create any representation agreement between the Registrant and the Participant;
  2. understand that all data obtained from the VOW is intended only for your personal, non-commercial use;
  3. do have a bona fide interest in the purchase, sale, or lease of real estate of the type being offered through the VOW
  4. agree not to copy, redistribute or retransmit any of the data or information provided;
  5. acknowledge the Board/Association ownership of and the validity of the copyright in the MLS® database.
  6. agree that all information provided may be provided to the relevant Board and may be used to administer and operate the VOW and to investigate any breach of security of the data or the MLS® rules
  7. that a "mouse click" is sufficient acknowledgement and agreement to the terms
  8. must supply a user name and a password, the combination of which must be different from those of all other Registrants on the VOW, before being permitted to search and view information from the MLS® database via the VOW.
  9. must provide a valid email address. The Registrant may be permitted to access the VOW only after the Participant has verified that the email address provided is valid the Registrant's agreement to the VOW's Terms of Use is confirmed.
  10. understand the Participant must at all times maintain a record of the name, telephone number and email address supplied by the Registrant, and the username and current password of each Registrant, such records to be kept for not less than 180 days after the expiration of the validity of the Registrant's password. If the Board/Association has reason to believe that a Participant's VOW has caused or permitted a breach in the security of the data or a violation of MLS® rules related to use by one or more Registrants, the Participant shall, upon request, provide to the Board/Association a copy of the record of the name, email address, telephone number, username, current password, and audit trail, if required, of any Registrant identified by the Board/Association to be suspected of involvement in the violation.
  11. Understand that information on this site is deemed to be valid but is not guaranteed. It is the responsibility of the registrants to confirm all information on their own. Broker may not have reviewed or approved listing enhancements. All information provided by the listing agent/broker is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
  12. Understand any agreement entered into at any time between the Participant and Registrant imposing a financial obligation on the Registrant or creating agency representation of the Registrant by the Participant must be established separately from the Terms of Use, must be prominently labelled and may not be accepted solely by mouse click
  13. have received, read and understand the brochure published by the British Columbia Real Estate Association entitled Working With a REALTOR®

Having agreed to the terms and conditions of use, I would like to have access to this VOW information.

 Terms and Conditions I agree to the Terms and Conditions

[x] close

Login for VOW Access

Remember me

Don't have an account? Register now!