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An Urban Pad for Nightlife Lovers (480 Robson St.)
A 910 sq. ft. space in the apartment condos ‘R&R’ on Robson Street ($499,900) gets you two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a balcony and one parking stall. This downtown pad was built in 2005 an

A Trendy One-bedroom in the Woodwards Building (108 W. Cordova)
For $489,900, the Woodwards building, built in 2009, offers 708 sq. ft., including one bedroom, one bathroom, a balcony and a parking stall. A southeast corner suite gives onto open city and

Space to Breathe in White Rock (301-1550 Martin St.)
This price point in White Rock will get you a little more house: for $459,900 Sussex House on Martin Street offers 1,279sq. ft., two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one parking stall and a balcony. This townh

A Roomy Two-bedroom in North Vancouver (22-828 West 16th St.)
In North Vancouver, a townhouse for $519,880 gets you three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, an inner courtyard with front and rear patios plus decks off of two of the bedrooms and 1,386 sq

A Tiny Kitsilano Pied-a-Terre (501-1808 West 1st. Av.)
A 599 sq. ft. spot in a Kitsilano apartment with one bedroom, one bathroom, a den, and a balcony will cost you $499,000. This modern six-storey building, built in 2009, contains stainless steel appli

A Cozy Redoubt in Primetime Victoria (1450 Beach Dr,)
For a few less pennies ($399,000) this condo on one of Victoria’s most stunning roads: Beach Drive, offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a 171 sq. ft. balcony and a total square footage of 1,041.

A Spacious Rancher in Kelowna’s Wine Country (28-3512 Ridge Blv.)
This rancher is located on the west side of Okanagan Lake, listed at $499,900. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a double garage and a large sundeck to soak up all those Kelowna


Katie Lister is a freelance journalist based in Vancouver. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Granville, Canadian Traveller, and