Over the last couple of years many of my clients that are having children and starting a family have been leaving the city of Vancouver and moving to other parts of the lower mainland. The reason for this is because Vancouver has a serious housing supply issue in general, but more specifically a problem with what I referred to as ground oriented housing. What is ground oriented housing? It is exactly what the name implies. It is a home with it’s main entrance located at grade or a few steps away from from grade. An example of this type of housing would be row townhomes similar to those found in Europe.
I believe that, now more than ever, there is a need for this style of housing. Our single family neighbourhoods have become very expensive and they are simply out of reach of many working families. This form of housing can be made more affordable through densification and by making the homes ultra efficient.
The next question is where do we build this style of housing? I have identified a few locations in the city. The official community plan or OCP for this street calls for row townhomes in many areas. I have a floor plan for a 1,300 square foot 3 bedroom townhome that could be built up and down these areas. This would keep the housing more affordable and allow more people to enjoy this very desirable neighborhood.
If you live on an arterial road and like the idea of building housing within the reach of working families, please feel free to give me a call. I would be happy to walk you through the floor plans and discuss what you could sell your property for.
You can contact me anytime at 604-808-9796 and as always thank you so much for listening today.
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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for May 2017 - Westside single fam market remains in a balanced market. Right where it should be. - Median Prices came down 5% in April to $3.2M - 111 homes sold in April - Inventory still low only 561 single family homes available
What’s Hot (21% or more for a SR) - which areas are strongest - Quilchena and Dunbar - Dunbar 18 / 68 sold 26% sales Ratio 21% or more - Quilchena 7 / 23 sold 30% sales ratio - price point strongest & fav sellers - $2.25M - 2.5M 12 / 12 100% sr - $3M - $3.5M 20 / 57 35% sr
What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR) - Southlands 2 / 25 - 8% sr - Shaughnessy 2 / 62 sold - 3% sr - which price category - anything over $4.5M - buyers market - 210 homes priced over $5M - only 16 sold. 8% sr. anything under 14% is a buyers market
Get your Statistics here: http://davidsetton.com/snapstats.html What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for April 2017 - Westside single family market has moved from a buyer’s market in January to a balanced in March - Median Prices jumped up 22% in 2 months to $3.5M - 95 homes sold in March - doesn't sound like a lot, but only 532 homes were available What’s Hot (21% or more for a Sales Ratio (SR)) - In Jan, not one neighbourhood was favouring sellers. In March, 9 neighbourhoods favouring sellers - which areas are strongest - Arbutus and Dunbar - Dunbar 23 / 62 sold 37% sales Ratio 21% or more - Arbutus 6 / 20 sold 30% sales ratio - price point strongest & favouring sellers - $2.00M - 2.25M 4 / 8 50% sr What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR) - South Granville 5 / 70 - 7% sr - Shaughnessy 3 / 61 sold - 5% sr - which price category - anything over $4M - buyers market - 202 homes priced over $5M - only 16 sold. 8% sr. anything under 14% is a buyers market
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