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ALTO 1205 Howe, Vancouver (Current Listings)

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Located on the southwest corner of Howe and Davie Streets in Vancouver’s south core, a 14 storey residential tower with penthouse and roof decks designed by Howard Bingham Hill. It will be situated over a podium incorporating 5000 sf retail along Davie Street. 110 residential units ranging from one, one + den, two bedroom lofts, penthouses and townhouses will feature generous green spaces and modern functional interiors designed by False Creek Design.

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Price Per Square Foot

Alto $783

Vita $800

The Sapphire $845

Dolce $850

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Sophia Vancouver UPDATE

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A Vancouver developer has pulled out of a Mount Pleasant condo project — leaving buyers wondering what will happen to their investments.

The Sophia on East 11th Avenue and Sophia Street went into receivership last Monday, according to CBC News. The 81-unit project was about 85-per-cent complete. It’s not the first time the developer, the Eden Group, has pulled out of a project. In November, Eden cancelled two condo developments worth about $95 million before the buildings got off the ground. About 55 buyers had deposits refunded.

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RED POINT Squamish (CURRENT LISTINGS)

The commute to Vancouver is just 45 minutes and soon will be one of the most spectacular drives in the world thanks to the expansion of the Sea to Sky Highway.

One of the world’s top ski destinations, Whistler, is only 45 minutes up the road. And everything you could possibly need is readily available from family-owned boutiques and local shops to national retail stores. Through vibrant and exciting community redevelopment initiatives,

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Whistler Luxury Record Sale

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Whistler has a new real-estate record with the pending $17.5-million sale of a sprawling luxury home on 1.9 hectares with a view of Blackcomb Mountain. The house, a five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot wood-and-stone luxury home at 6715 Crabapple Dr., was listed on the Multiple Listing Service last July for $22 million.The property’s listing firm, Thornhill Real Estate Group, confirmed the sale to The Vancouver Sun.

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Concord Pacific’s Spectrum named highrise of the year

3339.jpgDeveloper Concord Pacific came up big at this year’s Georgie Awards, winning a gold for its landmark Spectrum project at the 16th annual residential construction and renovation competition.Spectrum, a residential highrise adjacent to the Georgia viaduct in downtown Vancouver, took top honours in the best multi-family development highrise category.Last year, Concord Pacific won in the same category for Kings Landing Development.“Concord Pacific was pleased to be acknowledged once again by the industry for excellence in delivering industry leading high-rise developments,” said Peter Webb, vice-president of development for Concord Pacific.“Spectrum was a special project on many levels, and it is nice to see that recognized. In addition to this Georgie, Spectrum receive national acclaim in late ‘07 as “Dwelling of the Year” by renowned [Globe and Mail architectural] columnist Trevor Boddy.”As Boddy noted, the site was a particularly challenging one for the developer, “wedged in between the grim concrete ramps of the Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts” and near two huge sports stadiums and a SkyTrain station.

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North Vancouver SITE 8 (UPDATE)

vanboddy23re1big.jpg Heidi Castle, North Shore News     Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

NO development — period — for Site 8 is what the Lonsdale Citizens Association wants in lieu of a proposed 400-foot residential tower on the city’s waterfront.

“We totally reject any proposals,” Ivan Leonard, co-chairman of the LCA, told council Monday. “The OCP is what we have to protect.

“The city should not sell city-owned land. It’s the last piece of property we have on the waterfront. Preserve it, protect it for future generations,” he said before an overflow crowd of some 100 supporters.Each supporter wore red as a symbol against a proposed 36-storey development advanced by Millenium Developments in October 2007 for the southeast corner of Esplanade Avenue and Rogers Avenue.

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NOMA North Vancouver (Current Listings)

NOMA North Vancouver

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Noma Features:

  • Wide street entry with waterfall feature
  • Convenient street entrances to work/live units
  • Brick, vynil siding and durable Hardi plank
  • Coated aluminum balcony railings with smoked glass panels
  • Lush interior courtyard featuring native plants
  • Buffer trees between Noma and street traffic

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Welcome Home:

  • Private rooftop deck with views, balcony deck or garden patio for every home
  • Imported ceramic tile entry: classic look, easy to care for
  • Safe, non-polluting Optiflame electric fireplace
  • Custom designed, striking concrete fireplace

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