Real Estate

Jun 7, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $25 million for a private peninsula in West Van
Fiona Morrow

Address: 5365 Seaside Place, Caulfield, West Vancouver Price: $24,998,000 Listing: R2257199 The skinny: Four-bedroom, six-bathroom, 8,445-square-foot house on a 21,600-square-foot private peninsula in West Vancouver. The bling: It’s good to be prepared for all eventualities. We totally get that. It’s perfectly plausible that one of your wealthy (but...

May 31, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for fabulous Formica and flowered floors
Fiona Morrow

Address: 10551 No. 6 Road, Richmond Price: $4,288,000 Listing: R2272560 The skinny: Three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,600-square-foot house on 2.72 acres in East Richmond. The bling: It isn’t often that we at Big Fat Deal find ourselves at a loss for words. Indeed, waxing lyrical over...

May 28, 2018
Building Communities One Home At a Time

BCBusiness + Essence Properties Q: What pointers would you give to first-time home buyers? A: Know what you want and then know what you can comfortably afford. Make sure that you’ve asked yourselves the hard questions if you’re thinking of buying an older home. They should be asking questions like “are we willing to take...

May 24, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $6 million to "downsize" in Deep Cove
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1938 Cardinal Crescent, Deep Cove Price: $6,288,000 Listing: R2246643 The skinny: Six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,629-square-foot house on a 14,391-square-foot lot in Deep Cove. The bling: It comes to us all, and there’s really no need to be embarrassed. You’re getting older and the kids...

May 17, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $11 million to be a minimalist in Kerrisdale
Fiona Morrow

Address: 6485 Cedarhurst Street, Kerrisdale Price: $10,998,000 Listing: R2234536 The skinny: Five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 6,481-square-foot house on a 15,847-square-foot lot in Kerrisdale. The bling: OK, it’s time to get with the times and leave the frou-frou behind. Yes, we know you love your frills and...

May 10, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $8.5 million for an isolated family compound in the country
Fiona Morrow

Address: 675 Cain Road, Galiano Island Price: $8,580,000 MLS: R2070758 The skinny: Eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 4,800-square-foot house on a 9.4-acre Galiano Island estate. The bling: Ba-da-bing! This place is perfect: isolated, only accessible by boat and helicopter (yep, there’s a helipad), surrounded by tall trees...

May 3, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $4M for a piece of vintage Vancouver
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4685 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $4,288,000 Listing: R2260126 The skinny: Six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,875-square-foot house on a 7,430-square-foot lot in Point Grey. The bling: It’s criminal, really. All these poor folks minding their own business, living a simple life in a house they bought for peanuts—and suddenly...

May 3, 2018
Poll: Housing Crisis

Proposed measures to stabilize B.C.’s property market may not be popular throughout the province, but Lower Mainland residents largely support them, according to a poll from Mustel Group for BCBusiness. In March, when Mustel asked 501 residents of Metro Vancouver their opinion on the subject, 75 percent were in favour.

Apr 26, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $6 million for the best of British in B.C.
Fiona Morrow

Address: 568 Senanus Drive, Victoria Price: $5,900,000 Listing: 388374 The skinny: Ten-bedroom, 14-bathroom, 7,900-square-foot house on a six-acre estate on the Saanich Peninsula. The bling: Well, dear me, here’s a sight for sore eyes. Have a look at this nifty little house right on the water. You...

Apr 19, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $7 million to be ready for your close-up, Mr. DeMille
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2190 West 18th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $6,680,000 Listing: R2254135 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 4,268-square-foot house on the west side of Vancouver. The bling: Finding a move-in ready home is such a trial these days. You spend millions of dollars for a house that’s all raw...

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