There are many reasons why real estate buyers prefer to live and find their next home in Kitsilano. Yet, reasonable dollar per square foot for condos and townhouses, good schools, proximity to work, and short distance to all shops on 4th Ave, and beautiful scenery at the Kits Beach and parks.
Speaking of Kits beach, there are many Kitsilano condo apartments for sale with water views and views of north shore mountains which is irritable.
There are so many schools in Kits and here is the list below:
List of Schools in Kits:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN KITSILANO
2251 Collingwood Street, Vancouver, BC V6R 3L1
Phone: (604) 713-5433
Gordon Elementary – Also French Immersion
2896 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 1X1
Phone: (604) 713-5403
Henry Hudson Elementary – Also French Immersion
1551 Cypress Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 3L3
Phone: (604) 713-5441
Tennyson Elementary – Also French Immersion
1936 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 2B2
Phone: (604) 713-5426
SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KITSILANO
There is only one elementary school in Kits – Kitsilano Secondary. It also offers French Immersion.
2550 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6K 2J6
Phone: (604) 713-8961
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS IN KITSILANO
BC’s only day school dedicated to helping students in grades 1-12 with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.
2294 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H8
Phone: (604) 736-5575
One of the oldest Catholic schools in Vancouver. Kindergarten through Grade 7.
2145 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 2A5
Phone: (604) 731-8024
A high school focused on helping international students. Offers small class sizes and multi language support.
#300 – 1885 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Y5
Phone: (604) 683-4572
This is a co-educational, independent school for kids in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
2155 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2J1
Phone: (604) 732-4434
Things I love about Kitsilano:
What about investment point? Is real estate growing in value in Kitsilano?
We all heard real estate is about location! Location! Location! And Kitsilano real estate is one of the best in both whether finding a dream home to live in combine with one of the best investments. Keep in mind, investment depends on the product and the amount of $ an investor pays. There are some great development in Kits with newer homes and yet, there are many character homes that are characteristic of this beautiful neighborhood.
But most of all, the latest news is about the Sky train and its extension. We have the firm approval from the city and the build is under way for Arbutus sky train station. But that doesn’t end there, which making Arbutus in KItsilano a major station for commute, the city is negotiating with indigenous lands to continue the sky train line west to UBC.
This is an important factor for any investor who is buying a real estate in Kitsilano. Whether it is a condo for sale or a single family house for sale in Kitsilano, it certainly appreciates in value when the sub-area becomes one of the major commute route to UBC to East. For more info check out Kitsilano.ca
To find Kitsilano home for sale, simply go to MLS® search here and select Kitsilano as city.
Choose your budget and number of bed and bath preferred.
If you have pets and want to have no rental restriction, contact me and I do the search on your behalf.
As a full time Vancouver REALTOR® I'm active mostly in Vancouver West. The map includes anything west of Cambie. In addition, I'm also specialized in some specific Vancouver neighborhoods where i do more of my real estate marketing.
This includes Kitsilano, Kerrisdale, Point Grey, Southlands, Yaletown and Coal Harbour.
In addition to all my loyal past client’s referral, I also do an active and extensive marketing for new prospects. My marketing and advertisement targets Vancouver real estate buyers and sellers.
In this article i wish to address some of the questions the buyers prospect came across.
In my lead system, when a prospect buyer signs up to view Vancouver homes, in the backend of my system, i can analyze their search behavior. This is important to understand what these buyers are in for.
One of the worst Vancouver real estate search behaviors I come across, is they view with no target in mind.
My first reaction is to contact them and align their search assisting them to receive only homes they like.
We get tremendous homes and condo listings for sale in Vancouver and this inventory is expanded specifically in a normal to a buyer’s market. So searching through all this homes with not knowing what it is you want as a buyer, can be very daunting.
Let me help and express a perfect solution for this common issue.
As a real estate buyer, it is important to go through the following questions and answer them as honestly as possible. If you’re a family, make sure to consult and consider everyone’s wish in the following.
- The very first question is how much I/we can afford to buy a house in Vancouver.
This must be the first in mind as the rest of the questions are built upon this important step. Why? When you know your top budget, it would define the area, type of the product and many other aspects of your purchase. How would you determine your real estate budget? This is a simple step. As your Realtor, I can connect you with Vancouver’s top mortgage and financial consultants to help you understand all the financial obligations involved in purchasing a real estate process. (This includes amount of deposit required, closing costs, tax obligations, bank and government fees, and understanding the overall details on monthly and annual payment obligation as home owner.
- Area and location
Now that we know your top budget (and of course this remains private and confidential), it is now the time to determine your neighborhood preferences. Vancouver is a big city with many small patches of neighborhood, each offering a very unique setting suitable for specific taste. Your lifestyle defines your location. For instance, if you’re a younger professional who prefers nightlife, access to easy transportation, then maybe Vancouver Downtown, Yaletown, West End is a good fit. And if you’re a growing family, with kids who require nearby school, local shops, quieter area and less traffic, Kitsilano could be a perfect fit. This may also change if you’re purchasing a real estate only as investment and planning to rent it out. In this article we are focusing on buy to live.
- Type of Property
You know your budget and the area you certainly prefer. Now it is time into more detailed criteria. House or Condo? This is a great question which also depends on the budget, area and lifestyle. Let’s discuss this further. If you’re a younger professional who’s more focused on work, you may not have enough time to care and maintain a single family detached and or half duplex. Condo and or townhouse may be of a better choice as the strata fee payment, covers the exterior of the unit’s maintenance and care. If you’re a family with desire to live in a single family detach (SFD), area and budget come to play. If you have a budget under $2m and prefer West of Cambie, then maybe moving into a bigger townhouse, and or nice ½ duplex is a perfect fit for your budget and lifestyle. Both townhomes and ½ duplex although are part of a strata, offer more privacy, possible private outdoor area and much more affordable than a single family detached in Vancouver west. If you focus only on having a single family detached house with a budget under $2m, then looking to expanded neighborhood into East Vancouver or possible Burnaby area is more suitable.
- Number of bedroom & bathroom
These criteria also depend on budget, location and lifestyle. A single professional may only need a one-bedroom unit with under $600k budget west of Cambie. A family with under $2m budget, may require 3 bedrooms and minimum of 2 bathrooms.
- Pets and rental restriction
Many buildings in Vancouver built prior to 2009 have certain restriction on their bylaws. When purchasing, it is important to review the bylaws and know whether the complex and or strata allows certain pets, age restriction and rental restrictions. If you’re an investor who wishes to move in to the unit and maybe rent it out eventually, it is crucial to understand whether the complex and or condo for sale bylaws permit rentals.
- Top floor or lower level?
Most buyers prefer higher levels. I personally suggest top floor level when a building is wood frame as the lower levels will certainly feel the above unit’s movement and noise, especially when the units are not carpeted. If you have a pet, small children and or have an elderly, being on a first floor offers a townhouse-like style where there may be a private yard and easier access. This is a suitable choice specifically when a building is concrete and there is no plumbing issues.
- Unit Direction and light.
This is a subjective criteria and many buyers have selective choice on unit direction. In general North-East facing units offer morning daylight and South-west units afternoon light. It is certainly a matter of choice and what the buyer prefers. A buyer may prefer more light through after noon and the unit that is facing south-west could be facing another building with blocked views. Most Coal Harbour condos which offer water views, are facing East with limited daylight. Yaletown and North Shore, offer buildings with South, west facing, that offer water views. These choices maybe important for a buyer.
- Number of Parking
Having a family with two vehicles, you certainly need minimum of parking access for two cars. Or a single professional working in downtown with no car, prefers living in Vancouver downtown island (including Yaletown, Cola Harbour, West End) may not even care whether the unit has parking or not.
- Year of the property
The older building mostly are wood frame. It is important to review all strata documents including financials, depreciation report for any upcoming special assessments. This is crucial as the older building may require annual remediation for their balconies, exterior, rain screen, roof, elevator and such which are quite costly. Some older construction (including single family homes) have been fully renovated to the gut and offer a brand new living space. Depending on the buyer’s budget, location and lifestyle, having a ready to move-in home versus requiring some updates is important.
There are variety of desire and a wider wish-list a buyer may have. Such as pool, hardwood floors, air-conditioned, large balcony, quiet neighborhood, high ceiling, Electric Vehicle access, skylights and so on. Some maybe achievable and some may be impossible depending on budget & location. As your Realtor, I always ask my clients to have a list of rational must-have list and a wish-list separated based on their budget and if 80% of the wish-list is accommodated in a property they viewed, that home is a good potential.
Condominium is a kind of hybrid between an apartment and a house. It provides some similar features as apartment living. Many people love Condo life for a varied reasons.
Most homeowners are busy on weekends while mowing their lawns, painting the house, trimming hedges, cleaning gutters, pruning trees, raking leaves, and shovelling snow and so on. On the other hand, when you are living in condomium, there is an association that usually perform all such tasks and most of the maintenance needs for which monthly fees are all condo owners.
As condo apartment Kitsilano are usually densely packed and smaller in size and hence, they are often located closer to amenities like cultural activities, shopping, entertainment and job opportunities, so condo owners find it easy to commute to local amenities. As home is surrounded by many other units, there will be people living above and below your units and there is greater likelihood of mingling socially.
Before buying a condo, it is important to ask lots of questions to know if the condos are managed effectively by the association. If Buying a condo say Fairview 1 Bedroom Penthouse Condos is cheaper than buying a compatible house and hence if your budget is limited, but you want to own a home, condos are great choice.
There are many prominent places to buy consos in Vancover such as Marpole, Gastown, West End, Shaughnessy, Mount Pleasant and lot more. Condo apartment kitsilanois a popular choice as Kitsilano is a famous destination for beach lovers and home to Kits Beach and Jericho Beach.
People are often attracted to condo apartment Kitsilano for its bustling and diverse neighbourhood. It is good to connect with real estate agent to find the best condo offers in your preferred location.
Ranked frequently as one of the most liveable place globally, Vancouver has been ranked as the best city to live in North America. Yale town is situated in thesouth-eastern portion of downtown bordered by Homer St. to the west. It is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Vancouver and is home to the city's trendiest restaurants, bars and nightspots, hip shopping boutiques, and celebrity
A majority of residents in down town are young professionals between 20 and 40 years old. There is also growing number of small families in the city. Cooper's Park and Helmcken Park are two main parks perfect for city views and for walking your dog, little or otherwise. When it comes to buy home in Vancouver, there are many townhouses in Yaletown Vancover and homes Kitsilano Vancouver among the popular choices of the home buyers.
Kitsilano is a city of Vancouver also known as kits is among the top ten beach cities in the world. It is also one of the organic food hubs
Townhouses in Yaletown Vancouver and homes Kitsilano Vancouver offers ideal opportunities to those looking for glamour of city life with all modern amenities.
Townhouses in Yaletown Vancouver are less expensive than single family homes and also townhouse owners have to pay lower utility bills as town home shared walls help prevent heat loss. Buying home is a wiser decision than paying rent as eventually you will become owner of the property. There are many realtors that can help you in buying the best homes within budget.
In the current real estate market in Vancouver, there is lot of buzz about buying and investing in MLS condo for sale in Vancouver. Prospective customers looking for Vancouver apartments for sale are investing in condos as they are economical and user friendly options. Modern condos provide bets of the facilities and amenities which you may not get in single homes.
You don’t need to spent time in maintenance as the work is taken by the other people, you just need to pay some fee for it such as shovelling snow, mowing the lawn or repairing outside structures.
Many major costs are shared by the residents and a major portion of it goes to reserve fund and is utilised for major repairs like replacing windows and roofing without additional costs to owners.
MLS condos for sale in Vancouver provides many facilities such as gaming areas, recreation areas fir elderly people and lot more. It gives you than rent. Common areas like pools and recreation rooms offer opportunities to socialize with neighbours. There are many condo developments catering specific groups like young professionals, families and older adults.
Some amenities like swimming pool, theatre and basketball court are not found in average home or apartment building. Condos enhances your lifestyle by providing modern amenities and facilities at the shared cost, so one can afford them easily.
When you are thinking of selling your home, hiring a professional REALTOR® is the most important step. There is a process to sell your home successfully and it starts with engaging and communicating with your real estate agent.
Here is a little about Axel Ziba:
I pride myself in having the core of competency, the Knowledge, Skills and Ability. And for that my purpose is to help and assist my clients in every step of the real estate process. This requires to be relied upon, accountable and resourceful.
This is in addition to my charismatic, friendly and responsiveness character, which has been my secret treasure.
I always go above and beyond, doing more than I promise, thinking outside of the box and make creative marketing strategies like no other. Based on new & upcoming technology and demographical approach to real estate, the industry is changing and requires tremendous ability in navigating through this new demand and competition to standout. My IT and familiarity with technology based on my background benefits my clients in every way possible.
With my hospitality and retail executive management background, I successfully maneuver through the transactions, providing extreme value.
The new real estate is about what’s ahead. Carefully analyzing data will unfold a perfect path to understand and awareness of any upcoming changes. Being educated on these alterations and variables, affect the client’s decision making. Are you looking at your back mirror or your windshield? I’ll make sure to be your perfect GPS guide in this driving route.
How do I use my extensive marketing to sell your home?
- Strategy 1:
Extraordinary Photography and Videography, highlighting the best features of your property in comprehensive detail.
- Strategy 2:
3D Virtual Tour is the best way to invite potential buyers from anywhere in the world to visit your property details and inside 24/7. Just like a non-stop open house.
- Strategy 3:
Exposing and sharing your property with international and global buyers in addition to local purchasers. This is one of Maxit Realty competitive advantages in comparison to other brokerages. 99% of buyers refer to online when it comes to searching for properties. I have an extensive knowledge on how to syndicate and reciprocate your home in highly visited sites. Why stop locally when we can reach global potential purchasers. sites like Juwai.com, Point2homes, Real Estate Channel, Mansion Global, James Edition, REW, Homes.com, Ideal Estate and our own Realtor.ca are the top real estate searches.
- Strategy 4:
Exposing and sharing your property through my expanded network locally in Vancouver & Victoria, and globally through my expansive connection is my advantage to be able to share properties to top performing brokers.
- Strategy 5:
Stronghold social media and extreme technology implementation. Your property will be viewed locally and globally in every existing platform, including and exclusively in WeChat, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter and much more
These marketing& strategies are above and beyond my exclusive advantages of pricing, local market knowledge, and preparation of your home for sale.
Want to know more, contact me today to maximize your real estate experience.
This video is a short tutorial clip on how to search for house and or condo for sale in Vancouver BC. This MLS® integrated platform is super easy to navigate and is very user-friendly.
Start by going to axelrealtor.ca and on the main menu bar on top of the page, select MLS® Search tab.
This will take you to a page with Vancouver map and selective tabs on top to change and assign all you are looking for in your next home. You can assign your criteria such as price, location, type of home and many other details to narrow down your home search.
axelrealtor.ca is one of the leading best REALTOR® sites to search for your next home. In addition to all available and currently listed MLS® data, it also provides all SOLD listings nearby for your comparison and knowlesge.
It also has a neighborhood information, data charts of amenities, school catchement, walk score and many other useful information to help buyers navigate their desired dream home.
Alternatively, you can contact Axel Ziba, managing broker, full time REALTOR® and provide the full detail fo your wishlist. Axel will set your search directly from our Paragon system offered through Vancouver Real Estate Board where you can see all the details directly off of MLS® integrated system.