As a native Vancouverite I have always loved South Granville. Officially it is part of FAIRVIEW, which stretches from the shores of False Creek all the way up to lower Shaughnessy.


Most of my homes in my 20's were 3 story walk ups in South Granville. The buildings were old but had large rooms with beautiful original hardwood flooring, lovely vintage tiling in the bathrooms and kitchens, undersized appliances, laundry in the basement and no elevators. But I loved them - especially the ones with no bedrooms (bachelor suites we called them). 

Shops and transportation was close and streets were and still are tree-lined.


Today we identify South Granville more as an upscale shopping area with art galleries, boutique home and clothing shops. However, it continues to be quaint with a variety of businesses, and outdoor seating, not yet dominated by condo towers with coffee shop chains on the street level.


On both sides of Granville, stretching a few blocks, are lots of housing types, with low rise condos and townhouses, a few newer condo towers and the odd house! It is quiet and walking/biking friendly.


South Granville has taken a bit of a hit with Covid 19 where small businesses have closed due to lock downs and less in person shopping. I hope in the future they can return and keep this lovely neighbourhood vibrant. 

I love living here!

 

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Funky 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo in the lovely westend of Vancouver!


I have lived in Vancouver almost my whole life (now 58 years old!) and I have never really explored the WESTEND until my daughter moved there last year. She rents a lovely apartment in a quaint 1950's building a block from Stanley Park. 

You almost forget you are downtown because of the tree lined streets and quick access to the ocean and park. It feels like a residential neighbourhood, feels like home. 


I was happy to help another first time BUYER purchase a great home on Pendrell Street, one of my favorite streets, close to shopping and transit - perfect for someone who doesn't need a car to get around.


The WESTEND is the best neighbourhood to explore on foot, walk your dog and shop locally. 


Maybe I should move there!

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HOME SALES and NEW LISTINGS were at near record levels in OCTOBER 2020 across Metro Vancouver.


Greater Vancouver Sales:

Up 29% over October 2019

Up 1.2% from September 2020

Up 34.7% above 10 year October average


Metro Vancouver benechmark price for a detached home is $1,045,100.


WHY?


*potentially a focus on the importance of home due to the pandemic, for work and safety

*pent up demand from a slower spring market due to the pandemic

*low interest rates


Is it a good time to BUY?

It depends on what you are looking for. There are more properties for sale so more choice. Some markets are slower like the 1 bedroom condo in Vancouver. Some markets are very busy such as detached homes on the east side, especially under $2,000,000 and under $3,000,000 on the west side of Vancouver.


Let me know what you are looking for and I can tell you what is going on in that pocket!

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