Market Update Spring 2012 for The Quay New Westminster.

New West Quay Market is open and the boardwalk is busy. Great new restaurant ‘Wild Rice’ which features modern chinese cuisine. Pier Park also offically opens June 16th with a grand opening party.
New West Station Mall is coming to life! Safeway, Shoppers, Landmark Cinemas, CIBC, and A&W are all open for your shopping enjoyment.
Here are the most recent MLS Stats from Jan. 2012 – May 2012.
Townhomes: 2 Sold
Average Sale Price: $338,800
Average Price per Square Foot: $349
Average Days on the Market: 29
Condos: 50 Sold
Average Sale Price: $351,000
Average Price per Square Foot: $349
Average Days on the Market: 35
Highest Sold Townhome: $347,000
Highest Sold Condo: $480,900
If you are thinking of making a move in New Westminster Quay please give us a call
Click here for more information about the New West Station Mall ‘The Plaza’.

SOLD! #1107 610 Victoria St, New West (Downtown)

THE POINT – Great Building & Great Location!! 2 Beds & 2 Full Baths corner suite with Large Balcony facing North East with Fraser River & Mountain Views!! This Suite features engineered hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, electric fireplace, large master bedroom suite with walk-through closet, open floor plan, spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets, floor-to-ceiling windows bringing in plenty of natural light. Amenities include: indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room, lounge, media room…. Pets allowed with restrictions, rentals allowed. 1 parking stall included. Central location, steps to starbucks, shops, restaurants, Skytrain & NW quay Market.

Trapp+Holbrook New West Condos

Trapp+Holbrook New Westminster Condos by The Salient Group > Starting from just $219,900 > Modern Living in Historic Neighbourhood > GET VIP ACCESS!

For your chance to get VIP ACCESS to the best pricing & suites, register below > 20 storeys of panoramic view homes at New West Trapp + Holbrook start from just $219,900: PREVIEWS START MAY! Full disclosure, The Salient Group is one of our top 3 favourite developers in the Lower Mainland.

trapp and holdbrook new west condos

Trapp+Holbrook Condos in New Westminster

New Westminster Trapp+Holbrook Condos by the Salient Group will be launching VIP Sales in late Spring 2012! We LOVE this project for 3 main reasons. Firstly, the Salient Group is one of our favourite boutique builders and the new Trapp+Holbrook New Westminster condos will certainly fit the Salient classic meets modern take on projects. Secondly, the location of the New Westminster Trapp+Holbrook condos is undeniably impeccable, providing a ground level opportunity to own in a historic location that is coming into its own. Thirdly, the New Westminster Trapp+Holbrook condos by Salient Group will feature incredible panoramic views at an affordable price point. From first time condo buyers to investors, the boutique Salient Trapp+Holbrook Condos in New Westminster real estate market will provide something for every homebuyer and for every budget. Just released is the starting price point for the VIP Sales at the Trapp+Holbrook New Westminster condo project, and guess what? It’s in line with, or even lower, than what we first expected! The Trapp+Holbrook Condos in New Westminster real estate market will start from an incredible VIP price point of $219,900! Where else would you find a New West condo for sale that is brand new, features a great location and is prime for great capital gains over the coming years, starting from just the low $200’s and built/designed by one of the leading boutique builders in all of the Greater Vancouver regional district? The answer is, nowhere by at the New West Trapp+Holbrook Salient Group condo project! Register today for more information. You can visit or for more details or you can speak with our Rennie representative for your chance to preview the homes and purchase them at the Realtor VIP Event.

The New Westminster Trapp+Holbrook Project Team

Developer = The Salient Group (one of our favourite boutique builders in Canada!)
Contractor = Ventana Construction Corp (they built my first condo)
Architect = IBI/HB Architects (leading edge, designed my investment at West Pender Place)
Interior Design = Cristina Oberti Interior Design Inc (awesome designs and ideas)
Landscape Architect = Sharpe & Landscape Architecture Inc
Marketing & Sales = Rennie Marketing Systems (proven results, great team)

Introducing the Trapp + Holbrook New Westminster Condos

From the email desk: It’s time! New Westminster real estate’s heritage downtown district is evolving and Trapp + Holbrook condo tower is at the centre of it all. Brought to you by the same world class and leading developer who redefine Gastown Vancouver living, The Salient Group is now bringing their signature style and quality to Metro Vancouver’s hottest emerging neighbourhood in New Westminster real estate market – at unbeatable pricing and value. Previews for the New West Trapp + Holbrook condos by Salient Group will start in May 2012! As featured in their email blast, Rennie Marketing will be in charge of the promotion of this project. Rennie is a top marketing specialist with a great portfolio under their belt. With Rennie promoting the New West Trapp + Holbrook Condos by the Salient Group, we expect the project to sell out very quickly due to the offering, location and price point. Billed as ‘The New Classic’, the Trapp + Holbrook New Westminster condos for sale will feature 20 storeys of panoramic view residences starting from a presales pricing from $219,900. Plus you get receive the first time homebuyer tax credit on these new homes. It’s Time! Five stand out features of the new Trapp + Holbrook New Westminster condos for sale include its proximity to the SkyTrain that will zip you downtown in no time as well as it’s historic downtown New West location. Other standout features include it’s walking distance to The Quay in New Westminnster as well as new parks and the amazing Fraser River views! Modern Living in historic New Westminster is now here at Trapp + Holbrook condo tower.

Modern Living in Historic New West Trapp and Holbrook Condo Project

Here are some of the incredible features at the Trapp and Holbrook New West condo project brought to you by The Salient Group development team:
> 196 condo homes in a 20 storey high-rise New West condo tower
> 100 presale homes priced under $299,900 at Trapp and Holbrook New West
> Starting price point from $219,900 (the best value in downtown New West real estate market!)
> Heritage building features meets modern high-rise residences; modern interiors; high-end finishes
> New CONCRETE construction featuring carefully reconstructed heritage Trapp + Holbrook building facades
> Trapp and Holbrook New West condos range from 1 bedroom to 2 bedroom plus den floor plans
> Expected to have 2 floors of heritage style New West Trapp and Holbrook homes for sale to compliment The Salient Group brand
> Rest of the homes are tower residences, some with panoramic views
> Located on Columbia Street New Westminster, just one block from 6th Street, SkyTrain Station, bustling River Market and the new Westminster Pier Park!
> Incredible views of the Fraser River and city skyline from the 4th floor and up
> Previews start in May 2012, presales possibly in late May or early June 2012.

The New Westminster T&H Condos > TH Living

It’s Time… TH Living by The Salient Group is now here. Called Trapp + Holbrook or the New Westminster T&H Condos or TH Living depending on where you look, the boutique Salient Group New Westminster real estate development will be situated between 6th and 7th Street and between Columbia Street and Front Street, on Columbia. The New Westminster SkyTrain station is just steps away as is the River Market from the TH Living New West T&H Condos, which makes it an unbelievable well situated project. In addition, the Salient Group continues their long history of incredibly designed historic meets modern projects and the TH Living New Westminster T&H Condo building at Trapp + Holbrook is no different whatsoever. The first 2 floors features a classic traditional façade that will be carefully and painstakingly preserved and revitalized for the project. Everything up from there is a brand new high-rise tower. The New Westminster T&H Condos at TH Living will also feature interiors that are incredibly modern, well thought out and inspiring. Here, The Salient Group has integrated a wide range of high-end finishes that include quartzite countertops, KitchenAid stainless steel appliances and integrated Blomberg refrigerators to name a few features. More to come regarding the interior finishes and palettes as the grand opening previews is set for May 2012! We are so excited about this new Trapp+Holbrook New Westminster T&H Condo project by The Salient Group! Don’t miss out on this great urban and ground level opportunity to own in historic New Westminster real estate market from the low $200k range!

More about Trapp & Holbrook New West Condos for Sale

The Trapp Block and Holbrook Building in New West is located at 668 Columbia Street New Westminster and will see a new construction property with heritage components restored for that signature Salient Group design and brand. The 1 to 2 bed plus den homes for sale will feature layouts between the sizes of 483 to 1208 square feet and is scheduled for completion in late 2014. The Trapp Block and Holbrook Building is going to transform this entire downtown historic area into one of the most highly anticipated redevelopments this year. Plus, having the Salient Group as the developer/builder certainly helps as they have one of the top track records when it comes to boutique New Westminster condo project development as well as customer service. The Trapp & Holbrook condo previews start May 2012! Stay tuned for more information.

Trapp & Holbrook by Salient in Downtown New Westminster

Trapp & Holbrook New Condos in Downtown New Westminster
Trapp + Holbrook
Presentation Centre (668 Columbia Street, New Westminster). Sales commence May 26.
These 196 homes offer a rare combination of quality and terrific value, with 100 suites available under $299,900! Trapp + Holbrook features:

  • Water views of the Fraser River starting from the 5th floor and up
  • Carefully reconstructed building façades from the original Trapp and Holbrook Blocks in 1913
  • 5th floor amenity space featuring lush green spaces, community garden plots, river-view sundeck, BBQ facility, fireside lounge, fully-equipped fitness centre, and meeting room
  • New concrete construction backed by Travelers 2-5-10 New Home Warranty
  • Stylish interiors that developer The Salient Group has become well-known for, including streamlined kitchens with Blomberg integrated refrigerator, wide-plank laminate flooring, sleek roller shades, and more!

Historic New West has all the markings of a hot, emerging neighbourhood. Enjoy your one-block walk to New Westminster SkyTrain Station, the newly reborn  River Market for sustainable produce, Metro Vancouver’s most progressive Asian fusion restaurant, Wild Rice, plus Columbia Street boutiques, cafés, and exciting new eateries right outside your door!
Tower Suites
Levels 5-19
1 Beds from $219,900
2 Beds from $339,900
2 Bed + dens from $421,900

Holbrook Suites
Levels 3-7
1 Bedrooms from $234,900

1 Bed + dens from $277,900

Penthouse Suites
Levels 20-21
2 Beds from $429,900
2 Bed + dens from $579,900

#313 3 Renaissance Sq., New Westminster

July 21, 2011 – Virtual Tour of #313 3 Renaissance Sq.

Listed for $449,900

LIDO – Rarely available 1655 SF 2 bed + den, 2 bath unit overlooking the New Quay Boardwalk, with an UNOBSTRUCTED FRASER RIVER VIEW!!! Open layout, spacious living/dining room area, lots of insuite storage, large den (could be 3rd bdrm), huge master suite, insuite laundry, natural gas fireplace, & much more. Enjoy the large balcony overlooking the Fraser River. Priced well at approx. $60K under the Tax Assessed Value! The suite includes 2 parking stalls & 1 storage locker. Must see!

7360 11th Ave, Burnaby

August 9, 2010 – Video Blog of 7360 11th Ave


I’m proud to present this excellent home on a nice and quiet street . This very well kept 5 bedroom home (3 Bed up, 2bed down) features hardwood floors on the main living/dining/halls/stairs, Laminate in bedrooms, large updated kitchen with beautiful wood cabinets and tile flooring, montgage helper down, HUGE 280sq ft balcony over looking large backyard with grape vines, pear, plum & fig trees. Great space for entertaining guests! Brand new high efficiency furnace, newer hot water tank (2yrs) Centrally located close to schools, public transportation, shops and restaurants.

#302 11 E Royal Ave, New Westminster – VICTORIA HILL

August 9, 2010 – Video Blog of #302 11 E Royal Ave


VICTORIA HILL! OUTSTANDING Spacious 1110 sqft 2 bed/2 bath + den condo in New Westminister’s 2007 Award Winning built by Onni & still under remainder of warranty. Outstanding finishing including granite counters, floor to ceiling windows, wood floors, stainless appliances. Spa like master bath ensuite with large sonker tub, separate shower stall and 2 sinks, 2 PARKING SPACES, 1 locker & pet friendly. Enjoy the fantastic amenities including: exercise room, swimming pool & more. Relax on your private balcony surrounded by lush greenery. Walk to Douglas College, close to Safeway, shops, Starbucks, Schools, public transit, Canada Games Pool and steps to Queen’s Park. Call today to view.

#304 707 Gloucester St., New Westminster

Aug 6, 2010 – Video Blog Tour of #304 707 Gloucester St


Impressively updated TOP floor CORNER, suite in the New Westminster Uptown Area, Enjoy the large wrap-around balcony overlooking 7th St, but privately surrounded by trees. this suite features new hardwood, tile & carpet flooring throughout,updated gas fireplace in the living room, granite counters in the kitchen,completely updated bathroom with new tub, vanity tile flooring, fixtures & faucets. Located on the Southeast corner of the building, lots of natural light, open and spacious living/dining room area. 1Parking & Storage locker included. NEW ROOF (2010) NEW BOILER to be installed (paid by Seller) MAINTENANCE FEE INCLUDES HEAT & GAS! Pets allowed with some restrictions. Call for your private viewing today!!

718 Gloucester St., New Westminster

July 15, 2010 – Video Blog Tour of 718 Gloucester St, New Westminster


CHARMING CHARACTER HOME very cozy & well kept! Main floor features: 2 bdrms, new laminate floors, updated bathroom with new vanity, new front load washer & dryer, updated kitchen & stainless steel appliances and a nice spacious living room great for entertaining. Upstairs features: 2 bdrms, 1 kitchenette, 1 bath (could be used as separate suite). Other updates: newer roof (2006), new hot water tank (2008). This home has an excellent layout & lots of character. The backyard is fully fenced, spacious & peaceful. Central location, close to: Douglas College, skytrain, shopping & restaurants. Great home for investors & first time buyers. Must see!

Home listings rise to start the spring season

VANCOUVER, B.C. – April 6, 2010 – A steady influx of new listings has helped create a balanced ‘typical spring’ housing market in the Greater Vancouver region.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that new listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 7,004 in March 2010. This represents a 60 per cent increase compared to March 2009 when 4,385 new units were listed, and a 52.1 per cent increase compared to February 2010 when 4,606 properties were listed on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
At 13,538, the total number of property listings on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) increased 19 percent in March compared to last month, but remains 7.6 per cent below this time last year.
“The total number of homes listed for sale on our MLS® is at its highest level in 10 months, which translates into more options and variety for those looking to buy during the traditionally busy spring period,” Jake Moldowan,
REBGV president said.
Residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 3,137 in March 2010, a 38.5 per cent increase compared to March 2009, a 4.7 per cent increase over March 2008, and a 12.4 per cent decrease compared to March 2007. The current figure also represents a 26.8 per cent increase compared to the 2,473 sales recorded in February 2010.
“With a sales-to-listing ratio of 23 per cent, we see a healthy balance between buyer demand and seller supply in the marketplace,” Moldowan said.
Over the last 12 months, the MLSLink® Housing Price Index (HPI) benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver increased 20.3 per cent to $584,435 from $485,845 in March 2009. This price is 2.8 per cent above the previous high point in the market in May 2008 when the residential benchmark price sat at $568,411.
Sales of detached properties in March 2010 reached 1,336, an increase of 49 per cent from the 897 detached sales recorded in March 2009 and a 19.7 per cent increase from the 1,116 units sold in March 2008. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 23.3 per cent from March 2009 to $800,341, but declined 0.6 per cent compared to last month when the benchmark price was $800,796.
Sales of apartment properties in March 2010 reached 1,252, an increase of 28.3 per cent compared to the 976 sales in March 2009 and a decline of 8.6 per cent compared to the 1,370 sales in March 2008.The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 17.3 per cent from March 2009 to $395,507 and is up 1.2 per cent compared to last month when the benchmark price was $390,899.
*Source: REBGV Stats Package April 6, 2010