Lynn Valley continues to transition as families are falling in love with this passionate community, the great elementary and high schools we have to choose from, the new Lynn Valley Village and Library, the future Bosa Properties build out of Lynn Valley Town Centre, parks, trails and so much more. It’s an extremely desirable place to settle down with your family and either buy a great family home or build that dream home on very reasonable sized lots. I’ve grown up in Lynn Valley, went to both elementary and high school here, so it’s exciting to see the buzz around the area and see so many new family start to realize what a wonderful gem we really have here. Over the last year home prices for a single family detached home in Lynn Valley went from $894,000 in 2014 to $993,000 in 2015, an 11% jump for Lynn Valley homes. As a Lynn Valley real estate agent and specialist, I’m not surprised. I work with a lot of buyers on the North Shore and when they ask where I see the most upside potential, hands down my answer is always Lynn Valley. It’s evident if you do a quick drive in and around Lynn Valley, there’s a real building boom going on. Older Lynn Valley houses are being bought for their beautiful lots and proximity to everything and buyers are excited to build that new family home surrounded by one of the most picturesque back drops the North Shore offers. North Vancouver Real Estate Assessments just came out and Global news had a segment last night with “Winners and Losers” for the 2015 property assessments. Lynn Valley was further validated by being 1 of 3 areas featured: http://globalnews.ca/video/1753275/2015-bc-property-assessments-winners-and-losers
. If you are considering a move to Lynn Valley, call Lynn Valley real estate expert Jim Pilkington of RE/MAX Crest Realty, 604-785-5188 or JimPilkington@shaw.ca
*Source Global News and BC Assessment
North Vancouver Tree Chip Up
Support North Vancouver Tree Chip 2015
Support Upper Lonsdale Pre-School with the annual Tree Chip at the North Vancouver District Hall Parking Lot on Saturday Jan 3rd and Sunday January 4th from 10 am-4 pm at 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver. It’s always a great Upper Lonsdale Community event that brings back past little graduates, present familiar faces and future little pre-schoolers! If your little one will be attending Upper Lonsdale Pre-School it’s a great way to meet some parents, teachers, and volunteers in the community. Interested in seeing what current real estate is available in the Upper Lonsdale area? Please feel free to browse the current properties and homes for sale for Upper Lonsdale, click here
If you’ve been out and around North Vancouver this year, you may have noticed a lot of SOLD signs in the ground this season. It’s been a great year for real estate in North Vancouver and as we come to year end, the trend looks to continue into the New Year with inventory levels for homes in North Vancouver being the lowest since 2010. As of Dec 2nd, 2014 there are less than 250 houses for sale In North Vancouver. At this point, demand is easily outperforming supply and makes for a real opportune time to be up for sale in North Vancouver. In mid-December it is typical for the market to trail off a little and pick right back up again after the New Year. This year should definitely not be an exception to the rule and strategically planning and timing to take advantage of this, might just be the right move. With the Buyers that are still eagerly looking during the holidays, they typically are the ones that are very motivated – more than likely they wouldn’t still be looking otherwise! So this year, rather than taking your home off the market during the holidays or listing your home in the New Year, you may actually be able to reap the benefits of this current low inventory situation and having little competition. If you’re considering putting your North Vancouver Home onto the market, consider having Jim Pilkington REALTOR® in North Vancouver with RE/MAX assist you with this. Call for your free home evaluation today. Contact Jim JimPilkington@shaw.ca or 604-785-5188
A Lynn Valley Christmas
Bring your family out to the 4th annual Christmas tree walk, “A Lynn Valley Christmas” in the heart of the Lynn Valley Village, presented by the Lynn Valley Lions and Lynn Valley Community Association. Over 70+ sparkling Christmas trees brighten up Lynn Valley Village, each uniquely decorated to capture the holiday cheer! Come out and enjoy the FREE family entertainment with the grand opening ceremonies November 30th, 2014 between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. The festivities begin with Bobbi Smith performing all your holiday favorites and the official lighting of the Christmas trees at 5:00 pm by the mayor! There will also be activities for the kids throughout the event. This is a great month long festival which is enjoyed by the whole community and also benefits those in need through donations to the Lynn Valley Lions hamper fund. If you’re yet to enjoy this brilliant display of Christmas trees and lights, grab a hot chocolate, enjoy the festive atmosphere and support your local Lynn Valley community!
If parks, city views, hiking and bike trails, Ski Mountains, great schools and much more interest you, you may want to consider homes for sale in North Vancouver. Residing in a North Vancouver home opens the door to a much sought after lifestyle for both couples looking to start a family, to families that want to settle in a great community without the hustle and bustle of downtown living.
Homes in the North Vancouver area will give you access to great shopping malls and quaint village style strip malls, while at the same time having easy access to downtown via the Lions Gate Bridge or Second Narrows bridge to deliver you there within 20-30 minutes. North Van also offers a great variety of scenic selections to choose from. It offers Grouse Mountain for the ski and snowboard enthusiasts, or takes a journey to the Capilano Suspension bridge and Cliffwalk. You can also venture over to beautiful Lynn Valley and take in the free Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge experience or take in some waterfront fun at the Lonsdale Quay.
From beautiful forests and trails for hiking and biking, to city views and great schools, North Vancouver Homes give you access to it all. A natural fit for biking and hiking enthusiasts and an excellent sense of community when it comes to raising a family. With over 30 wonderful schools to choose from it has a great variety to choose from. You also have great shopping nearby too, with Capilano Mall and West Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Centre and many more strip malls and shopping villages.
North Vancouver Homes will also open the door to over 5 of the most popular tourists destination hot spots with Capilano Suspension bridge, Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge, Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Cleveland Dam. North Vancouver Homes open the door to a host of wonderful things, whether it is parks and recreation you are after, or schooling and an active lifestyle. You can be as busy as you want to be, or unwind in your tranquil backyard with all the peaceful surroundings. Only 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver you are never far from anywhere you want to be with quick access to Lions Gate Bridge and the 2nd Narrows Bridge.
Please feel free to start your North Vancouver MLS Home Search above(right) and don’t hesitate to contact me with any inquiries. If you are think of buying or selling a North Vancouver home, let one of North Vancouver’s born and raised Realtors help you today. Jim Pilkington of REMAX in North Vancouver is a local expert for the North Vancouver area.
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North Vancouver, BC V7N4M2
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