Have A Safe Halloween

October 31, 2009

Today I had the opportunity to interview West Vancouver’s Assistant Fire Chief Martin Ernst, who took the time to share some tips for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween. Enjoy!


Kitchen Renovations

October 30, 2009

Some cool pics here of before and after kitchen renovations.

Consider Envy

October 26, 2009

There are a number of really cool benefits of living in the ENVY building in North Vancovuer’s Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood.

Why Envy?

October 24, 2009

There is a fabulous building in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver called ENVY. Here are some features of that building.

Ambleside Fish & Chips Stand Coming?

October 22, 2009

Preliminary approval has been granted for a fish and chips stand at Ambleside Landing, which you will find at the foot of 14th St in West Vancouver. I’ve heard rumours that it will be something like the fish shack you can find at Granville Island and may even be run by the same people. This is another step forward in the revitalization of the Ambleside area. If you live out of area, a great date would be to leave Coal Harbour on the last commuter ferry of the day, land at the 14th St Pier, have some fish and chips, peruse the latest offerings at the art gallery and then take a nice stroll on the sea wall. Beautiful!

Here is what the fish shack looks like at Granville Island.

West Vancouver To Downtown Ferry Service

October 22, 2009

West Vancouver is getting a private ferry service which will take passengers from the 14th St Pier to the foot of Bute Street in downtown Vancouver. Six sailings are expected to run Monday to Friday, split between two rush-hour shifts, with a total one-way trip time of approximately 15 minutes. The morning sailings are tentatively scheduled for 7:30, 8 and 8:30 a.m. and the afternoon sailings for 4:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m. The cost for the ferry ride would be $5 one-way and $9 round trip. A special introductory fee of $4 one-way and $7 round trip would be in effect for the first month of operation. I’m excited!

Financial Adjustments Between Buyers and Sellers

October 21, 2009

There will be some adjustments between the buyer and seller when a property is purchased. For instance, the seller will most likely have already paid their property taxes for the year. The buyer only has to pay from the time of possession until the end of the year and the seller will get back what has already been paid in advance, from possession date until the end of the year. It is the same with strata maintenance fees, but these are on a monthly basis. Once again, each is only responsible for the time he or she is in possession.