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Open House. Open House on Friday, May 17, 2024 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 1010 788 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Friday, May 17, 2024 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Welcome to L'Hermitage, where luxury meets convenience! A grand lobby entrance welcomes you, accompanied by 24-hr elite concierge service. This TOP-floor, Air Conditioned, 800 sqft, 2-Bedrooms, 2-Full Bathrooms + den residence, just below the rooftop garden above, boasts sophistication with lofty ceilings & expansive windows, bathing in natural light & showcasing lively city views. Unwind on the balcony! The modern kitchen showcases a Bosch GasStove, Sub-Zero fridge, Eggersman cabinets & quartz counters, while the elegant ensuite invites relaxation with soaker tub, rainfall shower & stone counters. Enjoy deluxe hotel amenities: outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, steam room, conference rooms, library, & restaurant. Includes 1parking spot in secure garage, extra parking available for rent. Pets welcome! Nestled in vibrant downtown, steps from shops, dining, Apple, Deloitte, Amazon, Pacific Center, Vancouver Library, ArtGallery & Stadium Skytrain. Book a Private viewing! Open House: FRI 11am-1pm & 5-7pm, SAT & SUN 1-5pm

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, May 18, 2024 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 1010 788 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Saturday, May 18, 2024 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Welcome to L'Hermitage, where luxury meets convenience! A grand lobby entrance welcomes you, accompanied by 24-hr elite concierge service. This TOP-floor, Air Conditioned, 800 sqft, 2-Bedrooms, 2-Full Bathrooms + den residence, just below the rooftop garden above, boasts sophistication with lofty ceilings & expansive windows, bathing in natural light & showcasing lively city views. Unwind on the balcony! The modern kitchen showcases a Bosch GasStove, Sub-Zero fridge, Eggersman cabinets & quartz counters, while the elegant ensuite invites relaxation with soaker tub, rainfall shower & stone counters. Enjoy deluxe hotel amenities: outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, steam room, conference rooms, library, & restaurant. Includes 1parking spot in secure garage, extra parking available for rent. Pets welcome! Nestled in vibrant downtown, steps from shops, dining, Apple, Deloitte, Amazon, Pacific Center, Vancouver Library, ArtGallery & Stadium Skytrain. Book a Private viewing! Open House: FRI 11am-1pm & 5-7pm, SAT & SUN 1-5pm

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Open House. Open House on Sunday, May 19, 2024 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 1010 788 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Sunday, May 19, 2024 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Welcome to L'Hermitage, where luxury meets convenience! A grand lobby entrance welcomes you, accompanied by 24-hr elite concierge service. This TOP-floor, Air Conditioned, 800 sqft, 2-Bedrooms, 2-Full Bathrooms + den residence, just below the rooftop garden above, boasts sophistication with lofty ceilings & expansive windows, bathing in natural light & showcasing lively city views. Unwind on the balcony! The modern kitchen showcases a Bosch GasStove, Sub-Zero fridge, Eggersman cabinets & quartz counters, while the elegant ensuite invites relaxation with soaker tub, rainfall shower & stone counters. Enjoy deluxe hotel amenities: outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, steam room, conference rooms, library, & restaurant. Includes 1parking spot in secure garage, extra parking available for rent. Pets welcome! Nestled in vibrant downtown, steps from shops, dining, Apple, Deloitte, Amazon, Pacific Center, Vancouver Library, ArtGallery & Stadium Skytrain. Book a Private viewing! Open House: FRI 11am-1pm & 5-7pm, SAT & SUN 1-5pm

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New property listed in Downtown VW, Vancouver West

I have listed a new property at 1010 788 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver. See details here

Welcome to L'Hermitage, where luxury meets convenience! A grand lobby entrance welcomes you, accompanied by 24-hr elite concierge service. This TOP-floor, Air Conditioned, 800 sqft, 2-Bedrooms, 2-Full Bathrooms + den residence, just below the rooftop garden above, boasts sophistication with lofty ceilings & expansive windows, bathing in natural light & showcasing lively city views. Unwind on the balcony! The modern kitchen showcases a Bosch GasStove, Sub-Zero fridge, Eggersman cabinets & quartz counters, while the elegant ensuite invites relaxation with soaker tub, rainfall shower & stone counters. Enjoy deluxe hotel amenities: outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, steam room, conference rooms, library, & restaurant. Includes 1parking spot in secure garage, extra parking available for rent. Pets welcome! Nestled in vibrant downtown, steps from shops, dining, Apple, Deloitte, Amazon, Pacific Center, Vancouver Library, ArtGallery & Stadium Skytrain. Book a Private viewing! Open House: FRI 11am-1pm & 5-7pm, SAT & SUN 1-5pm

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Open House. Open House on Friday, May 17, 2024 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 1010 788 RICHARDS ST in Vancouver. See details here

Open House on Friday, May 17, 2024 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Welcome to L'Hermitage, where luxury meets convenience! A grand lobby entrance welcomes you, accompanied by 24-hr elite concierge service. This TOP-floor, Air Conditioned, 800 sqft, 2-Bedrooms, 2-Full Bathrooms + den residence, just below the rooftop garden above, boasts sophistication with lofty ceilings & expansive windows, bathing in natural light & showcasing lively city views. Unwind on the balcony! The modern kitchen showcases a Bosch GasStove, Sub-Zero fridge, Eggersman cabinets & quartz counters, while the elegant ensuite invites relaxation with soaker tub, rainfall shower & stone counters. Enjoy deluxe hotel amenities: outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, steam room, conference rooms, library, & restaurant. Includes 1parking spot in secure garage, extra parking available for rent. Pets welcome! Nestled in vibrant downtown, steps from shops, dining, Apple, Deloitte, Amazon, Pacific Center, Vancouver Library, ArtGallery & Stadium Skytrain. Book a Private viewing! Open House: FRI 11am-1pm & 5-7pm, SAT & SUN 1-5pm

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Referred Movers

Jiffy Move
778-397-6638
https://www.jiffymove.com/

 


Let Us Move
Bryan Way: 778-889-5518
http://letusmove.ca/
Above 2 companies recommended by Owners/Realtors of Keller Williams VanCentral

  


Greenwood Movers
604-512-5180
One of the owners of my brokerage recommends this group.
"Well priced and great service 604-512-5180 I've recommended them dozens of time and everyone loves them"  



Smart Choice Moving
604-828-9718
* a Korean moving company that my one of my clients used. Hard workers but movers may not speak English very well however owner of company can communicate well. Highly recommended in the Korean community.  



E-Z Moves
Abdul
(778) 317-8484
https://ezmovesco.com/
Recommended by our colleague Karnvir Tumber
“They’ve done a few of my moves, priced well”  



Frank Moving Company
(604)710-8312
Recommended by my colleague Gary Dhaliwal
“been using him for 13 years”  



Tiger Mover
(604) 838-8250
Recommended by our colleague Vijay Singh
“his name is Tiger and he is a very good mover”  



Honest Moving
Contact: ADA
Mobile: 604-783-1889
http://www.honestmoving.ca/
*Used by client C.W. when he moved from Vancouver to Richmond.
Per C.W.: They have tiered options. Larger the vehicle higher the cost. Small move should be minimal. They were great. Used them twice. Guys work hard and non stop.

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Referred Lawyers in Greater Vancouver

Keith Barron
Associate Counsel
Clark Woods LLP

P: 604.330.1777
F: 1.888.819.2933
E: keith@clarkwoods.ca

Second Floor
946 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1C9
https://clarkwoods.ca/


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Edwin Chan
Edwin Chan Law Corporation

MetroTower 2
26th Floor – 4720 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2

Phone: (778) 374-1736
Fax: (778) 331-3898
Email: esc@edchan.ca

his office is in Metro town. Very approachable and knowledgeable
http://www.edchan.ca
* several clients have used Edwin Chan. I often call him for questions.


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Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP
https://www.dbmlaw.ca/

Telephone: 604-939-8321
Fax: 604-939-7584
Real Estate Fax: 604-939-8340


300 – 1055 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9
Coquitlam


211 – 1015 Austin Ave.
Coquitlam, BC V3K 3N9


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Garton & Harris
1542 Prairie Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1T4
o. 468-8900
w. https://gartonandharris.com

* Garton & Harris has completed the files of many Realtors at my brokerage.


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Spagnuolo & Company Lawyers
#300-906 Roderick Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1R1

Tel. 604-527-4242
Fax: 604-527-8976
https://www.bcrealestatelawyers.com
* several clients have used Spagnuolo


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Thershan Nainaar
Collingwood Law Office
260-3631 No. 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2B9

D: 778-945-0145
E: Tnainaar@collingwoodlawoffice.com
https://www.collingwoodlawoffice.com/team

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Referred Lawyers in Fraser Valley

Sandeep Gill
Keystone Law Group
Fraser Valley – Surrey
Real Estate
Estate Planning
Personal Injury 
Phone. (604) 593-3903
Fax. 604 593 3904
https://www.keystonelawgroup.com/ 

100 – 15129 100 Avenue
Surrey V3R 9P4
* a couple of Solutions clients have used Sandeep.




Vin Chahal
stlaw
Phone: 604-543-3886
Email: chahal@stlawbc.ca
https://stlawbc.ca/ 

208-7110 120 St., Surrey, BC
-speaks Hindi & Punjabi
* John Kemp's clients have worked with Vin




Jason Sandu
McQuarrie
Phone: 604.580.7020
Email: jsandhu@mcquarrie.com
https://www.mcquarrie.com/our-team/jason-s-sandhu/ 

offices in both Surry and Langley (not sure which one Jason works in)
*referred by colleague, Keller Williams agent, Vijay Singh




Randal Dhaliwal
Fasken
Phone: 604-631-6472
Email: rdhaliwal@fasken.com
https://www.fasken.com/en/randal-dhaliwal 

office is in Surrey
*referred by colleague, Keller Williams agent, Vijay Singh

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Referred Home Inspectors

Paul Sew
Acme Home Inspections
(778) 233-8246
e. paul@acmehomeinspections.ca
https://acmehomeinspections.ca/
* Paul has plenty of Google Reviews and has provided thourough inspections for several clients with Solutions Real Estate Group


Ali Javaheri
Zinc Inspections
778-835-5381
info@zincinspections.com
https://zincinspections.com/
* Ali has a background in construction and home renovations.
* Alil has plenty of Google Reviews and has provided thourough inspections for several clients with Solutions Real Estate Group


David Fairbairn
Fairbairn Inspection Services
604-395-2795.
https://fairbairninspections.com

* David has plenty of Google Reviews and has provided thourough inspections for several clients with Solutions Real Estate Group
He is often very busy, but if you can book him great!  


Tom Monroe
Munro Home Inspections
https://munrohomeinspections.ca
604.612.3734
I have never used him because he’s so busy. But many of my colleagues have used him and I have attended his Inspection for Realtors seminars


Neil Chaube
604 Inspections
604-781-8059
http://www.604inspections.ca/
* Neil has plenty of Google Reviews and has provided thourough inspections for several clients with Solutions Real Estate Group


Beni Bennett & Ryan Kadow
Northwood Home Inspections
778-574-4663
https://northwoodhomeinspections.com/
*my past clients have used Beni & Ryan previously.
-Plenty of google reviews
-offers a lot of warranties
..outside warr1 days after possession (extra bonus)

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Referred Mortgage Lenders

Craig Woodward
Mortgage Professional
Dominion Lending Centres, Producers West Financial
Phone: 778-882-1354
Email. cwoodward@dominionlending.ca
Fax: 604-881-4352

#105 - 20171 92A Ave
Langley City, BC
V1M 3A5  



Andy Wai
Mortgage Broker
DLC CLEAR TRUST MORTGAGES
T. (778) 323-9449
E. Andy.Wai.MTG@gmail.com

A. 1665 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V5N 2S2



Angela Calla Mortgage Team
Dominion Lending Centres
Email: callateam@countoncalla.ca
Cell: 604-802-3983
https://angelacalla.ca/ 

1465 Salisbury Ave Unit 130
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 6J3



Jessica Kuan
Partner | Residential Mortgage Broker
Signature Mortgages 
-A Division of Clear Trust Mortgages
Tel: 778.990.7422 
E: jessica.kuan@cleartrust.ca
* has partners that are fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. 

600-1200 West 73rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5



Nick & Evangeline
Alltrust Mortgage Solutions
778-233-2294  Nick Shlyakhov
604-761-8212  Evangeline Villanueva
Email: evangeline@alltrustmortgage.com
https://alltrustmortgage.com/

* has connections that are fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese

Burnaby
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Referred Home Insurance Providers

Ashley Lewthwaite
Licensed Insurance Broker
Johnston Meier Insurance & Realty Ltd.
Tel: 604-942-7214 x64121
Fax: 604-942-2639
Email: Ashley.Lewthwaite@jmins.com 

202-3387 David Ave, Coquitlam BC V3E 0K4


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Manjit Biring
Insureline
Mobile (604) 828-6211
Work (604) 695-7678
e. manjit@insurline.com

104-2331 Marpole Ave
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C2A1


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Aida Naghizadeh

One Stop Insurance
Mobile (604) 710-7111  


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Hub Insurance

Tel: 604-269-1200
Sharmin 604-269-1724



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CMW Capri 

1-844-263-0273

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Navigating the 2024 BC Real Estate Landscape Changes

The recent 2024 BC Budget has unveiled crucial adjustments aimed at fostering housing affordability and curbing speculative buying in the real estate market. This detailed guide explores these significant changes and their implications for buyers and real estate professionals alike.

Key Highlights from the 2024 BC Budget

  1. Expansion of First-Time Homebuyer's Program: In an effort to support more first-time buyers, the exemption threshold for the first-time homebuyer’s program has been increased from $500,000 to $835,000. This move will allow a greater number of new entrants in the housing market to avoid the property transfer tax on the first $500,000 of their home purchase, significantly reducing their upfront costs​ (news.gov.bc)​ .

  2. Introduction of the Home Flipping Tax: Starting January 2025, the BC government will implement a new tax on profits made from properties resold within two years of purchase. This initiative aims to discourage short-term property speculation and help stabilize the housing market. It’s estimated that approximately 4,000 properties will be affected by this tax annually, which will fund further housing programs​ (news.gov.bc)​ .

  3. Stricter Oversight for Real Estate Transactions: Amendments are being made to enhance the oversight of the real estate and financial sectors. These changes are expected to consolidate various regulatory functions under a single authority, promoting greater transparency and efficiency in real estate transactions​ (news.gov.bc)​ .

Additional Perspectives and Reactions

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) has also voiced opinions on these new measures, particularly focusing on the potential impacts of the home flipping tax on market dynamics. They highlight that while the tax is aimed at curbing speculation, it is essential to monitor its long-term effects on the housing supply and market activity. For more in-depth analysis, you can read their commentary here.

Conclusion

The 2024 changes to the BC real estate regulations mark a significant step towards creating a more stable and accessible housing market. These initiatives are designed to benefit genuine homebuyers and ensure that the real estate market serves the housing needs of British Columbians first and foremost.

As we watch these new policies take effect, it will be crucial for all market participants to stay informed and adaptable to navigate this evolving landscape successfully.

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