If you are interested in buying West Vancouver beach houses, you’ll want to know some important facts before making a decision. For example, do you want to live in a house with a 270-degree view of the ocean, city and Bowen Island? Or do you prefer to live in a home that is close to the sea and yet provides the convenience of an urban life?
Sotheby’s International Realty network has 13 luxury homes for sale in West Vancouver
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada is a leading luxury real estate marketing and sales firm. It has a network of associates in more than 30 markets across Canada. The firm’s 2021 Spring Outlook predicts a cascade of influences in the Canadian real estate market, with multiple waves of local and international luxury home buyers.
In the Vancouver housing market, detached homes valued at C$2 million or more saw a 49 percent gain since 2009. During the first half of 2020, $4 million plus sales fell 18 percent, but were still up 32% year over year.
Historically low interest rates are fuelling an accelerated Vancouver property bull run. The latest wave of Chinese money is helping to drive prices higher. However, the effect is most pronounced at the top end of the market.
Luxury single family home buyers are tearing through the market. Mainland Chinese investors are a dominant force in the luxury segment, accounting for 90 percent of the residential real estate sales.
A new wave of buyers emerged in the province during the slow reopening of the market. This includes native Calgarians who are returning for lifestyle reasons.
Luxury homes are gaining in popularity because of consumers’ increasing expectations for design. As such, the need for more space has also increased.
During the first half of 2021, the Vancouver luxury market surged to a frenetic pace. Sales of luxury properties above $10 million rose 152%.
Locations in West Vancouver
West Vancouver beach houses offer a variety of luxury amenities. Many boast stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the ocean.
There are also plenty of parks and outdoor recreational facilities to keep everyone happy. A few of the highlights are a public pool, an ice rink, tennis courts and basketball courts. The city is home to Canada’s first mall, Park Royal, as well as the second largest shopping centre in British Columbia.
The best part is that West Vancouver is a safe neighborhood. In fact, the city is one of the safest in the country. While many West Vancouver homes are situated along the seawall, there are also quieter areas with tall trees and West Coast temperate forest.
This particular property has many modern conveniences, such as a gourmet kitchen, a media room, a wine cellar, sauna, a pool and a jacuzzi. Not to mention an impressive view of Howe Sound. It is a perfect vacation rental for a group of family or friends.
On the flip side, there are some downsides. Although this condo has an amazing location, it is quite far from the heart of West Vancouver. Getting to downtown takes 20 minutes on a regular bus. If you don’t want to deal with driving, you can take the skytrain. Moovit also provides up-to-date bus and skytrain fare information.
There are also a number of golf courses in West Vancouver, including an 18-hole par-3 course. Other notable attractions include the White Rock Pier, Robson Street, and the Vancouver Aquarium.
Pet friendly off leash trial
Whether you have a pet or not, you are sure to have plenty of options for a dog friendly West Vancouver Beach house. The city is also a great place to live if you are into outdoor living or just want a little adventure. While you are at it, you can even find a home that boasts a front yard dog run, a pool or two, and even a dog fenced in backyard. All of these features are the envy of other Vancouver residents who don’t have access to the amenities. For the pampered pooch, you can even find a home that has a semi-waterfront lot, with a 270 degree view of the Pacific thrown in for free. In addition to the amenities, you are also in the heart of downtown, which is a nice bonus if you are a working class dynamo. And don’t forget about the perks like proximity to the aforementioned Gleneagles Recreation Centre, as well as the aforementioned beach.
Acceptance of your initial offer or rejection of your offer
There are a few different things you can do to make your offer stand out. If you have a real estate agent, they can help you decide what to include in your offer.
For instance, they can suggest a few things you should avoid, as well as what to include in your offer. You should also look into a preapproval as a way to prevent offers that get rejected because you don’t qualify for a mortgage.
Getting a rejection isn’t always bad, as long as you follow up and try to fix the problem. If you can’t resolve the problem on your own, you may have to seek legal assistance.
A rejected home purchase offer is not the end of the world. Depending on the situation, it can be an opportunity for you to re-engage with the seller and get your offer nailed down.
The most apt way to approach this is to do your homework. Ask your real estate agent to recommend the best ways to go about getting your offer accepted.
Among other things, you should have a plan in place to help you recoup your earnest deposit, if any. You may also want to restructure your offer in order to better fit the seller’s needs. This might require reworking your terms and conditions, including how you will pay the seller’s closing costs.
The most important thing to remember is that the best offer is one that the seller is interested in.
Buying a home in West Vancouver
West Vancouver, Canada is the richest municipality in Canada. With its beautiful scenery and beaches, this location is a dream come true.
Buying a home in West Vancouver is a great opportunity to enjoy the West Coast lifestyle. West Vancouver has many parks, hiking trails, and great walking areas. It is also home to a number of festivals and events. There is no doubt that this area is a popular destination for tourists and residents.
Although it is a busy township, it is a quaint and family-oriented place to live. It is connected to Downtown Vancouver through the Lion’s Gate Bridge. The city is serviced by the West Vancouver Municipal Transit system.
Buying a home in West Van can be a daunting task. You should create a plan and find a real estate agent to assist you.
You will want to visit as many homes as possible. This will give you the opportunity to learn about each property and make a decision. However, you should not make a final decision until you know exactly what you are looking for.
The West Vancouver housing market has a variety of homes, condos, and townhouses. Each area offers different prices, features, and amenities.
You can narrow your search by price, size, and neighbourhood. Check out the MLS(r) listings and find the house that meets your needs. If you have specific questions, email the agent.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.