Real Estate News

Emery Village development info session planned

March 29, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LV Community Association president Gillian Konst asked us to pass along an invitation to learn more about the redevelopment proposed for Emery Village (the rental housing area that is currently east of Mountain Hwy and 24th Street, off Emery Place)….

Lynn Valley realtors address sellers’ “fear factor”

March 4, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There was a good article written by Barbara Yaffe in the Vancouver Sun, outlining one of the reasons behind the current shortage in home listings. She writes “Observers agree that the fear of selling one’s home and not being able…

Bosa’s Lynn Valley Town Centre

September 10, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’re like us, you’re curious to learn more about the Bosa redevelopment that will help shape the core of our neighbourhood into a “mountain village” town centre. Through our cooperation with Bosa Development and Magnum Projects, we’ve got the…

Downsizing – Go Big Going Smaller

June 25, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The fears most of us have about downsizing from the homes we’ve lived in for decades, raised our families in and filled with memories are very real to us but the good news is they are just fears. We still…

Mountain Court goes to public hearing

June 12, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Interested in the local townscape? Polygon Properties will be at District Council on Tuesday, June 16 at 7pm, hoping that their bid to redevelop the site on 27th Street across from Safeway will be supported. You can learn more about…

Polygon CEO likes seeing North Van kids come home

May 2, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

When he was growing up in North Van, Neil Chrystal remembers that “Lynn Valley was the tough community where you didn’t want to go.” Now, as the CEO of Polygon Homes, Neil lauds the decades-long transformation that has vaulted the…

LVLife welcomes new sponsoring realtor

February 5, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The LynnValleyLife team is growing, and we couldn’t be happier to introduce to you the newest sponsoring realtor of our community news website. We know, though, that for many of you Suzanne, or “Suzie,” Callaghan needs no introduction! Like many…

LVL-sponsoring realtor to speak at RBC retirement planning event

June 4, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Ever wondered what your Lynn Valley home is worth, and what choices you might make for downsizing in this neighbourhood? And how to best use your freed-up capital to create an ongoing income stream? LynnValleyLife-sponsoring realtor Jim Lanctôt and Jeffrey…

LVL Network members get first peek and VIP pricing at Seylynn Village

April 30, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We like to offer special treats to our LynnValleyLife Network members whenever we can. So we’re delighted to announce a special, LynnValleyLife-only reception at which our members will be amongst the very first to experience a brand-new neighbourhood just down…

Seylynn Village investment has potential for great return

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

This perspective on real estate investment is provided to readers by Mortgage Dave, a longtime Lynn Valley mortgage expert. Given the North Shore’s high prices, current investors sometimes wonder if buying in North or West Vancouver can possibly provide a…

Fixed vs. variable rates: how to choose

April 28, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

 This advice is provided  to LynnValleyLife readers courtesy of Mortgage Dave, a local mortgage expert and busy volunteer in our community. One of the most important decisions when choosing a mortgage is whether to lock in a fixed interest rate…

Mark Sager given mandate to gather public planning views

April 26, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Last fall, Canada Safeway and Bosa Development sent North Vancouver District some preliminary applications for a newly imagined Lynn Valley Mall area. Their plans called for high-rise towers that got the ‘thumbs-up’ from some residents, but also resulted in an…

Hoskins home construction well under way

November 6, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The two new homes being built from the ground up at Hoskins and Dempsey have been the focus of much interest, and one has even been sold already! Whether or not you are currently in the market, it’s always interesting…

Lynn Valley town centre plans taking shape

October 8, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

For more than five years, North Vancouver District planners have been trying to get into the heads of Lynn Valley residents. They’ve asked for our views, they’ve brought in speakers, they’ve created opportunities for online education and feedback, they’ve set…

Lynn Valley homes on view this weekend!

September 28, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Thinking about cozying up in a new home before the winter comes? There are a few to check out this weekend, to suit all different needs and budgets. You can view the incredible family home at 2315 Ennerdale Rd., an…

Pre-marketing efforts pay off! Underwood home sells in one day

August 28, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Here’s what the happy sellers had to say about their experience: “We were drawn to Jim and Kelly by their unusual approach to realty and decided that this could be just what we needed to sell our less-than-conventional home. They…

Lynn Valley property rezoning process explained

August 23, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Not so long ago, LynnValleyLife told readers about a public information meeting that Polygon Properties was holding to discuss a potential redevelopment of the land at the southwest corner of Mountain Highway and 27th. The event was held in the…

Visions of the valley await your voices and views

April 28, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

There was quite a buzz around the boards set up near the Lynn Valley Mall centre court today, as district planners toured visitors around several graphic displays that gave glimpses into the future of Lynn Valley Town Centre. Since the…

LV realtor featured in fractional real estate story

April 1, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

We were delighted here at LynnValleyLife when local writer Gail Johnson asked our sponsoring realtor Jim Lanctot to share his experience in fractional real estate ownership. Her article was recently published in Yahoo! Canada‘s Finance section, and gives insight into the possibilities –…

Quiz: Who’s the patron saint of real estate?

March 19, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you answered Joseph, father of Jesus and husband to Mary, you’re right. Here at LynnValleyLife, we discovered that today (March 19) is the traditional feast day of Joseph so thought we should mark the occasion with some interesting information…

Doctor gives Lynn Valley clean bill of health

March 2, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

BY ANDREA WINTERBOTTOM, Contributing Writer: A recent talk by Dr. O’Connor, Medical Health Officer for the North Shore, helped a group of Lynn Valley residents gauge the health of their neighbourhood. The talk and slide show (depicting the transformation from…

House sold – and it wasn’t for sale!

February 29, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s always good news when someone buys a home they’ll love. It’s even more exciting when the house wasn’t on the market to start with! Jim and Kelly had clients who couldn’t find anything in Lynn Valley that seemed just…

Thirteen Lynn Valley home sales in January

February 23, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

These are the latest figures on the Lynn Valley housing market. If you’d like monthly market updates and neighbourhood highlights sent directly to your inbox, please sign up to become a member of the LynnValleyLife Network to enjoy these and other benefits….

Here’s what sold in LV in December, and for how much

January 22, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

These are the latest figures on the Lynn Valley housing market. If you’d like monthly market updates and neighbourhood highlights sent directly to your inbox, please sign up to become a member of the LynnValleyLife Network to enjoy these and…

Hastings Manor restoration unveiled

December 29, 2011

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From the desk of Jim Lanctot: I was out walking my kids to school one morning in mid-December when I stopped to look at the renovations just finishing up at Hastings Manor, across the street from Lynn Valley Elementary. Like…