Vanessa Kuan

A Better Living In Vancouver

SHIFT THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT BUYING A HOME

It’s time for a change. It’s time to live in a walkable Vancouver neighbourhood that brings together people, convenience, nature, and waterfront. It’s time to find a perfect-for-you home that’s within reach. It’s time for Paradigm – a new group of homes in Wesgroup’s already-established River District.

Paradigm is a mix of condominium homes and townhomes focused on value, quality, and efficiency, complemented by unexpected amenities and perks that take your lifestyle to another level. These thoughtful homes stand out because they also offer a change to the home-buying experience to give you real information, honest advice, and worthwhile options.

 
 

MODERN LIVEABILITY DONE RIGHT

Floorplans at Paradigm are designed to maximize space, while timeless style is curated with West Coast tones and textures in mind. The result is a clean and contemporary look that will complement your individual style and last for years to come.

Effortlessly work your way around the functional kitchen, designed with plenty of storage, full-size stainless steel appliances, including a gas range, and a double-bowl sink. At the start and end of each day, immerse yourself in a relaxing ensuite that features a frameless glass shower and a vanity medicine cabinet. Details throughout are in place for you to live with ease.

 

PLAY OR REST,DAY OR NIGHT,IN YOUR GARDEN ESCAPE

Paradigm’s 22-storey tower and mid-rise podium are arranged around a large open courtyard defined by a beautiful abundance of green. Adventures await kids in the natural play area and a healthy dose of tranquility flows throughout.

 

ENERGIZE YOUR LIFESTYLE

From work, to wellness, the amenities at Paradigm contribute to a perfect multi-purpose living experience. An impressive two-storey lobby with views to the courtyard welcomes residents to lounge or work in a comfy seating nook. You are encouraged to make yourself at home, interact with neighbours, and connect with community.

Feed an active lifestyle with variety. The full fitness studio on the second level gives everyone plenty of space and, along with cardio equipment and weights, features a separate yoga and TRX room complete with a boxing bag. Sweat or stretch in spaces that motivate you.

 
 

THE ROOFTOP SETS A SCENE BEYOND COMPARE

Experience an inviting vibe on Level Six, where an indoor lounge with a kitchen opens onto a secret garden setting on the rooftop terrace. Host dinners at the harvest table, watch the sun drop in the picturesque west, or master urban agriculture.

CONNECTED LOCATION

River District has been in the making for over ten years, and today more than 3,000 residents are part of the still-growing neighbourhood connected by trails, plazas, and parks. At Paradigm, you’re just a short walk from shops, eateries, a future community centre, school and daycare, and other everyday conveniences. It has everything you would expect in a vibrant urban enclave.


A WATER FRONT NEIGHBOURHOOD

Live only steps to the waterfront where the scenic Fraser River drifts by. Soak in the benefits of 25 acres of green space, watch riverfront wildlife, and walk or cycle the 1.5 kilometres of riverfront paths. Paradigm will be one of the first completed buildings this close to the water.

 
 


Given the increasing caution in the community in the recent days, Wesgroup is taking strong measures and an abundance of care to protect its staff and ou

Features:

AMENITIES

  •  Indoor amenities include concierge, lobby lounge, multi-purpose room which includes ping pong table, work stations, media lounge and kitchen, fully-equipped gym, yoga and TRX room, Level Six indoor lounge and kitchen, dog wash, bike repair and a workshop
  • Outdoor amenities include an expansive courtyard garden, kids’ play area, Level Six roof top terrace with trellis and twinkle lights and harvest dining table, BBQ and seating nooks

Parking: 

  • One included with each home. Three bedrooms can purchase at point of sale. All others will be added to a wait list.
Storage Lockers: 
  • One included with each home.
Cooling:
  • High efficiency heat-pump system (heating and cooling) installed in all homes.
 
 

COMPLETION DATE: Fall 2023

1,2,3 Bedrooms & Townhomes Starting from low $400,000s.

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I have listed a new property at 44 9989 BARNSTON DR E in Surrey.
Welcome to Highcrest Townhome! Located right in the center of fraser heights with easy access to Hwy 1 and Golden Ears. Enjoy an open concept living area in this spacious 3 bed 3 bath townhome. 9'-12' ceilings throughout the unit. Quartz countertops in the kitchen and all bathrooms. Large kitchen island & pantry, perfect for gourmet cooking. Customized chandelier and fireplace adding characters to the home. Ample storage space. Upgraded top quality blinds and awnings throughout the home. Elevated 270 sqft large patio for your exclusive enjoyment. This could be your dream home! Won't last long on the market. Call to see it before it's gone!
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I have sold a property at 1802 9981 WHALLEY BLVD in Surrey.
Investor Alert! Minutes to Skytrain! 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom High-rise condo in Two Park Place. Another quality masterpiece by the award-wining Concord Pacific. Home features an open concept living room, full sized kitchen with granite countertops and laminate floors throughout. Northeast facing views of mountains. Amazing fully equipped gym, yoga room, bowling ally, theater, and 24/7 concierge service. Direct access from the building to King George Skytrain and walking distance to Surrey Place Mall, SFU, etc. Move in ready, price includes furnitures. Book an appointment to see it today!
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Steady demand and low supply benefits home sellers

February saw steady home buyer demand and reduced home seller supply across Metro Vancouver.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,150 in February 2020, a 44.9 per cent increase from the 1,484 sales recorded in February 2019, and a 36.9 per cent increase from the 1,571 homes sold in January 2020.


Last month’s sales were 15.6 per cent below the 10-year February sales average.


“Home buyer demand again saw strong year-over-year increases in February while the total inventory of homes for sale struggled to keep pace,” Ashley Smith, REBGV president said. “This was most pronounced in the condominium market.”

There were 4,002 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in February 2020. This represents a 2.8 per cent increase compared to the 3,892 homes listed in February 2019 and a 3.4 per cent increase compared to January 2020 when 3,872 homes were listed.


The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,195, a 20.7 per cent decrease compared to February 2019 (11,590) and a 6.7 per cent increase compared to January 2020 (8,617).

"Our Realtors are reporting increased traffic at open houses and multiple offer scenarios in certain pockets of the market. If you’re considering listing your home for sale, now is a good time to act with increased demand, reduced competition from other sellers, and some upward pressure on prices," says Smith.


For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for February 2020 is 23.4 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 17.3 per cent for detached homes, 26.9 per cent for townhomes, and 28.4 per cent for apartments.

Generally, analysts say downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,020,600. This represents a 0.3 per cent increase over February 2019 and a 2.7 per cent increase over the past six months.


Sales of detached homes in February 2020 reached 685, a 52.9 per cent increase from the 448 detached sales recorded in February 2019. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,433,900. This represents a 0.7 per cent decrease from February 2019 and a 1.9 per cent increase over the past six months.


Sales of apartment homes reached 1,061 in February 2020, a 39.8 per cent increase compared to the 759 sales in February 2019. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $677,200. This represents a 0.9 per cent increase from February 2019 and a 3.6 per cent increase over the past six months.


Attached home sales in February 2020 totalled 404, a 45.8 per cent increase compared to the 277 sales in February 2019. The benchmark price of an attached home is $785,000. This represents a 0.6 per cent increase from February 2019 and a 1.7 per cent increase over the past six months.

Note:

Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, South Delta, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Whistler.

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Richmond’s Newest Boutique Community

Living at Fiorella opens your eyes to all the delights of Richmond City Centre. Away from the hustle and bustle of arterial thoroughfares, this boutique community’s unique location offers a rich lifestyle with both energy and tranquillity, where you can enjoy the spirit of urban Richmond or retreat to a beautiful green space. Fiorella is located at the crossroads of convenience, culture, recreation, and community.

Design that Inspires a Community

The brand-new Aberdeen Park punctuates an urban setting with swathes of green and peaceful water features; it also inspired the name Fiorella, which means refreshing little flowers in Italian. A patterned façade of contrasting materials rises above a lush public plaza, designed to bring people together. This collection of air-conditioned apartments and townhomes is thoughtfully crafted with features and finishes that make urban living a pleasurable and easy-going experience. Open layouts and large windows circulate light and air, enhancing the spaciousness.


FEATURES

  • Keep cool in the warmer months with an air-cooling system
  • Over-height custom kitchen cabinetry is complemented by sleek polished chrome pulls and under-cabinet lighting
  • Enjoy the everyday luxury of integrated brand-name appliances
  • Master bedroom ensuites feature hotel-inspired lighting, a convenient medicine cabinet and a frameless glass shower with bench seating
  • Resort-inspired residents-only health amenities include a large fitness studio, a social lounge, a beautiful podium and more
  • An on-site resident manager takes care of the fine details

A Walkable Neighbourhood

There’s no need for a car when you live at Fiorella. Everything you need is at your doorstep. Take a morning stroll for a coffee, pick up groceries steps away, or walk down the street to the Aberdeen Park. You can even enjoy the treasures of the Richmond Night Market and entertainment at River Rock Show Theatre in minutes via the soon-to-complete Canada Line Capstan Station. There are also extensive bus and road networks that will quickly connect you to surrounding communities.

Richmond continues to morph into a world-class city. Discover a neighbourhood that is a destination, with a variety of restaurants, schools, and shopping centres, including Aberdeen Centre and Central at Garden City. Well-rounded urban living at its best. 

2 BEDROOM STARING FROM $599,900.

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Home sales decline below long-term averages in 2019 despite increased demand to end the year

The Metro Vancouver housing market experienced below average sales activity and moderate price declines in 2019.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that sales of detached, attached and apartment homes reached 25,351 in 2019, a three per cent increase from the 24,619 sales recorded in 2018, and a 29.6 per cent decrease over the 35,993 residential sales in 2017.


Last year’s sales total was 20.3 per cent below the region’s 10-year sales average.


“We didn’t see typical seasonal patterns in 2019. Home buyer demand was quieter in the normally busy spring season and it picked up in the second half of the year,” Ashley Smith, REBGV president said. “In terms of home values, prices dipped between two and four per cent across the region last year depending on property type.”


Home listings on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver reached 51,918 in 2019. This is a 3.2 per cent decrease compared to the 53,614 homes listed in 2018 and a five per cent decrease compared to the 54,655 homes listed in 2017.


Last year’s listings total was 7.6 per cent below the 10-year average.


“Home buyer confidence was a factor throughout the year. In the first quarter, many prospective buyers were in a holding pattern, waiting to see how prices would react to the mortgage stress test, new taxes, and other policy changes,” Smith said. “Confidence started to return in the summer, and we saw above average sales in the final quarter of 2019.”


The MLS® HPI composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ends the year at $1,001,000. This is a 3.1 per cent decrease compared to December 2018.


The benchmark price of apartments decreased 2.7 per cent in the region last year. Townhomes decreased 2.4 per cent and detached homes decreased four per cent.

December summary

REBGV reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,016 in December 2019, an 88.1 per cent increase from the 1,072 sales recorded in December 2018, and a 19.3 per cent decrease from the 2,498 homes sold in November 2019.


Last month’s sales were 9.5 per cent above the 10-year December sales average.


There were 1,588 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the MLS® in Metro Vancouver in December 2019. This represents a 12.9 per cent increase compared to the 1,407 homes listed in December 2018 and a 46.8 per cent decrease compared to November 2019 when 2,987 homes were listed.


The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,603, a 16.3 per cent decrease compared to December 2018 (10,275) and a 20.1 per cent decrease compared to November 2019 (10,770).


For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for December 2019 is 23.4 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 15.2 per cent for detached homes, 25.7 per cent for townhomes, and 32.5 per cent for apartments.


Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


Sales of detached homes in December 2019 reached 599, a 72.1 per cent increase from the 348 detached sales recorded in December 2018. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,423,500. This represents a four per cent decrease from December 2018, and a 0.6 per cent increase compared to November 2019.


Sales of apartment homes reached 1,053 in December 2019, a 96.8 per cent increase compared to the 535 sales in December 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $656,700. This represents a 2.7 per cent decrease from December 2018, and a 0.8 per cent increase compared to November 2019.


Attached home sales in December 2019 totalled 364, a 92.6 per cent increase compared to the 189 sales in December 2018. The benchmark price of an attached home is $778,400. This represents a 2.4 per cent decrease from December 2018, and a 0.7 per cent increase compared to November 2019.

Note

Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, South Delta, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Whistler.

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Home sale activity up, supply down to start 2020

Home sale and price activity remained steady in Metro Vancouver* to start 2020 while home listing activity declined in January.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,571 in January 2020, a 42.4 per cent increase from the 1,103 sales recorded in January 2019, and a 22.1 per cent decrease from the 2,016 homes sold in December 2019.


Last month’s sales were 7.3 per cent below the 10-year January sales average.


“We’ve begun 2020 with steady home buyer demand that tracks close to the region’s long-term average,” Ashley Smith, REBGV president said. “Looking at supply, we’re seeing fewer homes listed for sale than is typical for this time of year. As we approach the traditionally more active spring market, we’ll keep a close eye on supply to see if the number of homes being listed is keeping pace with demand.”


There were 3,872 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in January 2020. This represents a 20.1 per cent decrease compared to the 4,848 homes listed in January 2019 and a 143.8 per cent increase compared to December 2019 when 1,588 homes were listed.


Last month’s new listings were 17.4 per cent below January’s 10-year average.


The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,617, a 20.3 per cent decrease compared to January 2019 (10,808) and a 0.2 per cent increase compared to December 2019 (8,603), and is 13.7 per cent below the 10-year January average.


For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for January 2020 is 18.2 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 11.6 per cent for detached homes, 22.6 per cent for townhomes, and 23.9 per cent for apartments.


Generally, analysts say downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,008,700. This represents a 1.2 per cent decrease over January 2019, a 1.4 per cent increase over the past six months, and a 0.8 per cent increase compared to December 2019.


Sales of detached homes in January 2020 reached 439, a 29.5 per cent increase from the 339 detached sales recorded in January 2019. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,431,200. This represents a 1.7 per cent decrease from January 2019, a one per cent increase over the past six months, and a 0.5 per cent increase compared to December 2019.


Sales of apartment homes reached 814 in January 2020, a 45.6 per cent increase compared to the 559 sales in January 2019. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $663,200. This represents a one per cent decrease from January 2019, a 1.5 per cent increase over the past six months, and a one per cent increase compared to December 2019.


Attached home sales in January 2020 totalled 318, a 55.1 per cent increase compared to the 205 sales in January 2019. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $782,500. This represents a 0.7 per cent decrease from January 2019, a 1.6 per cent increase over the past six months, and a 0.5 per cent increase compared to December 2019. 

Editor's note

Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, South Delta, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Whistler.

 

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