Steve Burgess

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Oct 24, 2019
The Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park aren't for sale—but what if they were?

How much would you pay for the Lions Gate Bridge? Assuming, you know, you were in the market? Stanley Park, too. You’ll want to have a nice setting for your new toy. First, remember to examine the credentials of the sellers.

Oct 17, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for a glorious getaway on Shuswap Lake

Address: 8596 Squilax Anglemont Road, St. Ives Price: $3,895,000 Listing: 10177717 The skinny: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 5,860-square-foot house on Shuswap Lake The bling: You may recall the old riddle: As I was going to St. IvesI met a man with seven wivesEvery wife had seven sacksEvery...

Oct 4, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $11.5 million to make a splash on Kalamalka Lake in the Okanagan

Address: 8200 Kalavista Drive, Coldstream Price: $11,500,000 Listing: 10183262 The skinny: Six-bedroom, nine-bathroom (plus three powder rooms), 9,585-square-foot house on Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream The bling: So here’s a mansion on the shores of Kalamalka Lake, south of Vernon. It’s big and impressive. Add...

Sep 20, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for a marble mansion in Richmond

Address: 4611 Pendlebury Road, Richmond Price: $4,198,000 Listing: R2398063 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 3,906-square-foot house with a resort-like yard in Richmond The bling: Do you like golf? How about marbles? Either way this Richmond unit has you covered. There's a little pitch-and-putt green in...

Sep 5, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $11 million for a pagoda-style mansion on the lake in Kelowna

Address: #4, 180 Sheerwater Court, Kelowna Price: $10,988,888 Listing: 10183174 The skinny: Five-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 11,496-square-foot lakefront home in Kelowna The bling: Would like to get away from it all, in a rustic cabin by the lakeshore? How much would you pay for such a...

Aug 22, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $18 million to get cosy with seven fireplaces on Vancouver's Point Grey Road

Address: 2707 Point Grey Road, Vancouver Price: $17,800,000 Listing: R2351412 The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 5,269-square-foot waterfront home in Kitsilano The bling: How many fireplaces do you need to get by? In a pinch? Could you manage with, say, four? Couldn’t that lead to hypothermia...

Aug 8, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4.45 million to be high in the Vancouver sky

Address: Cielo Coal Harbour, #1802, 1205 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Price: $4,450,000 Listing: R2377581 The skinny: Three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,300-square-foot condo in Coal Harbour The bling: This is a development called Cielo, which is Spanish for “sky.” It also comes from the root word for...

Jul 4, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4.3 million for a superlative suite in Vancouver's Trump Tower

Address: #4303, 1151 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Price: $4,290,000 Listing: R2360750 The skinny: Three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,603-square-foot condo in downtown Vancouver The bling: This Trump Tower condo is amazing, the best. It has 10,000 square feet. Probably the biggest condo ever. The listing says 1,603 square...

Jun 20, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $9.6 million for Camelot with a view in West Vancouver

Address: 1545 Camelot Road, West Vancouver Price: $9,680,000 Listing: R2331770 The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 7,750-square-foot home on a 12,508-square-foot lot in West Vancouver The bling: Camelot! There’s an entire Broadway musical devoted to this wonderful listing. In the catchy promotional blurb of songwriters Lerner...

Nov 6, 2018
Happy Horgan: B.C.'s premier imagines what could have been

When his NDP government took power last year, Premier John Horgan transformed from crabby Opposition leader to beaming optimist. Fending off criticism from Alberta, Ottawa and the BC Liberals, the talkative politician weighs in on Site C, Trans Mountain, predecessor Christy Clark and his controversial real estate tax

May 25, 2018
Watercooler: Too bad to fail

Failure. People are always saying bad things about it. But it has its upside. These days it’s all Canucks fans have to cheer about. Since making the playoffs stopped being a thing around here, the only option left was to...

Apr 20, 2018
Watercooler: Price-fixing isn't what it used to be

Earlier this year, Loblaw Cos. Ltd. offered customers $25 gift cards as recompense for the grocery retailer’s part in a price-fixing scandal. The product involved was bread. This is not corny slang referring to the thing at the heart of...

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