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I have listed a new property at 220 725 MARINE DR in North Vancouver.
NORTH SHORE SECRET SWEET SPOT! Who knew it was so special? The new area of Harbourside is just that; a few minutes walk to the ocean and trails, schools, shopping AND Thomas Haas! Enjoy your connectivity to the North Shore. Work from home and meet anywhere quickly with direct public transit to DT and Seabus/Skytrain connections. Spacious and bright open-concept space offers easy comfortable living for couples, small families and downsizers - pets included. Gourmet kitchen/gas range, 9' ceilings, huge windows with mountain view, in-floor heat and fresh air system for comfort. Entertain your extended family and friends in a spectacular recreation room for food and movies. Large, bright and quiet hallways and ample visitors parking. Surprise yourself! New Home Warranty date 24/9/2018
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Please visit our Open House at 309 7540 MINORU BLVD in Richmond.
Open House on Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Completely renovated and ready to move in. Huge rooms and an enclosed porch quiet enough to be a reading or music room. New bathrooms, kitchen, cabinetry, flooring, fireplace, quartz countertops, lighting and stone chimney. Walk to Richmond Centre, Skytrain, Senior Centre, pool and library. Strata fees include hot water, nat gas and municipal utilities. Owners may consider a property trade or a vendor mortgage for qualified buyers! No dogs or cats and no rentals permitted.
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From the Guardian:

Chinese parliament approves controversial Hong Kong security law

 This article is more than 1 month old

Move paves way for anti-sedition laws that rights advocates say threaten freedoms, as US opposition builds

Attendees of the Second Plenary Session of the National People’s Congress clap their hands during a speech on May 25
 China’s National People’s Congress is preparing to vote on a draft decision that would pave the way for anti-sedition laws to be directly enacted in Hong Kong. Photograph: Andrea Verdelli/Getty Images

China’s legislature has approved controversial national security laws for Hong Kong, dealing what critics have called a “killer blow” to the city’s autonomy and freedoms.

Delegates of China’s National People’s Congress broke out into applause in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People after voting through a draft decision that paves the way for sweeping anti-sedition laws...

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The latest BC Real Estate Association economic impact analysis of the Covid-19 pandemic on BC housing prices, with a look at the sectors and players most affected.  This is a 38 page graphical presentation which distills the facts from the noise and I urge you all to review it. Please feel free to share this on any social media or with friends who may be feeling anxious about the current situation.
 
One thing that I found interesting in the Q & A that I had the privilege of attending with Brendan Ogmundson, BCREA 's Chief Economist, was that he did not feel the market was concerned at all with the magnitude of the new government debt or that same would result in increased interest rates to reflect any kind of increased federal borrowing risk.  That was very reassuring.
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This is an idea whose time has now arrived.  With people looking to spend a great deal of more time in their homes for leisure or work, a connection to the outdoors in strata units will be that much more important.  This company looks like they have the perfect system to help strata owners expand their living spaces.  Check out their video.  I think it is an "Amazing Real Estate Idea"! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibs8OvglE7E&feature=youtu.be
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"New Homes" design pet peeves. I am getting tired of repeating house designs which show little thought, and, unless we talk about them, they might continue to be repeated by builders who do not bring their Realtors into the design discussions. Here are a few of mine, and feel free to add. Some of you may disagree. To each his own. However, I think, it is time we talked about some of them. Would love to hear your thoughts.
  1. interior garage entrances which require you to walk through a narrow laundry room with laundry machines which obstruct passage. I think we should pass by the laundry room door, not have to pass through a laundry room every time we come home through the garage;
  2. a) The main hall closet for the entire family in a 4-6 bedroom house is a 30" door under the stairs, more usually reserved for vacuum attachments with depth only. Why not use the frontage of the wall for a wide closet. b) No hope to move the door to the side as the closet has the electrical panel and other wiring...
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I have listed a new property at 309 7540 MINORU BLVD in Richmond.
Completely renovated and ready to move in. Huge rooms and an enclosed porch quiet enough to be a reading or music room. New bathrooms, kitchen, cabinetry, flooring, fireplace, quartz countertops, lighting and stone chimney. Walk to Richmond Centre, Skytrain, Senior Centre, pool and library. Strata fees include hot water, nat gas and municipal utilities. Call Arnold for showing protocol: 778-227-7325.
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