December 2018 Edition
The holidays are upon us and, instead of our usual news, we thought we’d highlight a few of our favourite December places—just a handful of the reasons we love living on the North Shore.
In the 1920s, decades prior to the construction of the Lions Gate Bridge, skiers had to take a boat from downtown Vancouver to the North Shore, and then hike up to the ridge to ski. Skiing enthusiasts built the Hollyburn Lodge in 1926, where it still stands today. Now, the trip is easy and the destination couldn’t be more inviting. After the school day is done, particularly on Fridays, we gather our kids and head up the hill to Cypress for a perfect family evening. Friday nights are their Family Fun Night, complete with s’mores, family pizza, and more.
Then there’s the fun of outdoor skating—whether we’re heading up to Grouse
Mountain and the only mountain-top skating rink in the Lower Mainland, or down to Robson Square, offering free, traditional fun in downtown—we’re never more than 25 minutes away from a great time. Especially if our friends Ginger and Snap are performing on Grouse that day!
And on Saturday mornings we take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season. Meeting up with the West Van Run at Cafe Artigiano at Park Royal and going for a run around beautiful West Vancouver. It’s free, fun and open to everyone.
Wishing a very happy holiday to the wonderful people in our lives who are receiving this email, and all the very best for 2019. Here’s to hoping we see you on Cypress, Grouse, Robson Square or out for a run.
Warm wishes from Whittall Real Estate Team!
6135 Eagleridge Place, West Vancouver, BC
6 Bed | 7 Bath | 5,233 Sq Ft | Built 1971 | MLS®R2326451
Reduced to $2,790,000
North Shore homes like this single-family dwelling are close to our heart, so it’s our distinct pleasure to showcase this beautiful expression of modern design. Bathed in natural light—with windows that make you feel like you are living in the forest, because, well, you are.
This gorgeous West Vancouver home will feel like your own private retreat. While it’s tucked away on this quiet cul-de-sac, you’re just a short walk from Gleneagles Elementary, Community Centre and Golf Course. And with Horseshoe Bay less than five minutes away, and all of 25 minutes to downtown Vancouver, this location truly offers the best of all worlds.
The home features a total of six bedrooms spread across two floors. The unique design was set up with a legal suite, partitioning up to a 1,773 sq ft two bedroom plus den should you be looking for an in-law suite or mortgage helper ($3,500/mo or $390/night avg). It even has a separate entrance.
Live the North Shore dream, and enjoy the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor spaces. You can find more information and images here. Please email us if you’d like further details or to arrange a viewing.
November 22, 2018–January 27, 2019
Capilano Suspension Bridge’s annual holiday tradition is back to dazzle. From the bridge itself to the world’s tallest living Christmas tree, thousands of twinkling lights spread magic throughout the park! Tickets are valid all day, so enjoy some daylight hours before the lights, on display from 4–9PM daily.
December 22 and 23, 2018
This holiday season revellers are invited to enjoy FREE holiday activities in Lower Lonsdale. The Shipyards District will be buzzing with Christmas carollers, the Grinch, elves, and the Scrooge Horns, a local group of talented saxophonists. Check the schedule for different day’s events.
November 30–December 31, 2018
With a majestic festival of lights with over 150,000 on display over 3 acres, the 30th annual Holiday Hi-Light Festival at Park & Tilford Gardens is ready to light up the season. Lights turn are on between 5pm-9pm daily. Admission is by donation, with proceeds supporting the North Vancouver firefighters and their various appointed charities.
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DECEMBER MARKET STATS
November was the fifth month in a row of what is considered a balanced market, with the sales to active listings ratio around 13% across Metro Vancouver. Buyer demand remained below typical 10-year average levels for this time of year, putting continued downward pressure on pricing, particularly single-family detached homes.
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