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Entry level condos in Vancouver

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1606 1251 CARDERO ST
Full city view from the 16th floor. New to the city & staying for a short time? Buy this affordable bachelor steps from English Bay & shopping. Suite needs TLC but building has pool, sauna & storage. Fabulous location! Shared laundry. All measurements approximate, buyer to verify if important.

2006 1251 CARDERO ST
Rarely available 20th floor at the popular 'Surf Crest'. Open studio plan easily converts to junior 1 bedroom. Many upgrades making this an excellent investment. Steps to English Bay, Davie & Denman shops.  Kitchen with newer appliances & pass through large sunny balcony with views of Kits, Sunset Beach & city. You won't be disappointed.

108 950 DRAKE ST
Quiet concrete building renovated bachelor. Plank laminate flooring, new bathroom, new kitchen appliance, new blinds, & security gates. Completely painted walls & ceilings, mirrored closet doors, very spacious & a must see. Open house Sunday Oct 28th from 1-4pm.

202 950 DRAKE ST
Unique concrete building in downtown. Walk to financial district, beach & shopping. Owner occupied, well-kept unit. Large enough to convert to a one bedroom suite. Parking can be rented from strata.

203 1050 JERVIS ST
In the heart of the West End sits this freehold, strata, amazing, unique, eclectic Art Deco building. Even better, within the walls of this distinctive building sits a cozy, funky 'big on style' space. Full of charm, character & personalit y this immaculate large 1-bedroom home will fit your wish list: Pets are welcome, the location is supreme, the 'flat' has excellent space efficiency and is decorated in a fab color scheme, has warm hardwood floors, brand new appliances, is whisper quiet and has a style and panache all of it's own! Quick completion OK. 1 medium sized dog or two cats per strata lot w/written approval. Rentals at max. All meas approx. buyer to verify.

207 1850 COMOX ST
Here you can live in a concrete high rise and have your mail delivered to your door. This leasehold building offers buyers to live or invest in one of Vancouver's top locations - west of Denman. Extensive upgrades to the buildings, all paid by the present owner, are nearly complete, including an upgraded pool. The suite itself has been updated recently & in the near-past, including appliances, a soaker tub, new shower, tiles, paint & custom privacy blinds. This building's roof top deck & observatory has some of the city's best views - ocean, mountains, city & fireworks! Life is good here - walk to the beach, the park, shops, cafes, restaurants, entertainment or if you need catch a bus Downtown. If you have to, drive!

609 1330 HORNBY ST
Great opportunity to invest in a completely remodeled studio in solid Hornby Court. Suite has been upgraded with stainless steel appliances, designer tile in kitchen and bath, new fixtures, lighting and beautiful dark laminate flooring. Building updateds include plumbing, roof, security system and garden patio. Great view of the city and marina from the balcony. Tenant wants to stay at $1275 per month making this an investors dream. Parking currently rented for the suite and additional available through strata. Don't miss this great opportunity to own downtown. Open House November 10-11 (Saturday & Sunday) 2-4pm.

605 950 DRAKE ST
Freshly renovated studio at Anchor Point with city views. New laminate and ceramic flooring, marble counters and new appliances, never been used. Complex has beautiful garden courtyard and rooftop lounge. 10 Storey solid concrete building with brick cladding. Heat and hot water included in the low maintenance fee. Over $200K in the contingency fund. Perfect for 1st time buyers or investors. Pets not allowed, rentals with no restrictions.

404 950 DRAKE ST
Anchor Point - well known concrete building. 1 bdrm, w/ a balcony facing quiet street w/ city lights. Perfect home or investment. Rented to long term tenant. Good management & low strata fees. Common rooftop deck.

313 1040 PACIFIC ST
Best priced unit in Chelsea Terrace. Fantastic location. Excellent south-facing unit w/large 9x9 balcony. Located within walking distance to Granville Island ferry, English Bay, Yaletown, Aquatics Centre & more. Parking can be rented at $25/mo. and lockers are assigned by the strata based on availability. Great for 1st time buyer! OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Nov 4th 2-4pm.

503 1189 HOWE ST
LARGEST studio layout at the GENESIS TOWER! CORNER bachelor suite features 2 full size windows, 2 closets, 7 appliances & granite countertops. This suite is on cool side of bldg, quiet with open balcony. The large walk-in closet & storage room can be adhibited to different uses, incl small office. Excellent live/work unit, perfect for first time buyer or investor for immediate possession. GREAT PRICE downtown in an excellent complex with wonderful club facilities.

1203 1100 HARWOOD ST
12th FLOOR concrete highrise building in the heart of the Westend boasts a stunning view of English Bay and beyond.  Enjoy summer days on the rooftop deck offering the same view and an outdoor swimming pool. Only two blocks to Sunset Beach, Seawall and Aquabus to Granville Island and so much more. This one bedroom is ready and waiting for your personal touches - quick possession available. NOTE: LEASEHOLD BUILDING - prepaid until 2073.  25% down payment required.

1806 789 DRAKE ST
Million dollar view from this totally updated studio apartment. Bldg has a very proactive strata & mgmt company. Perhaps the best investment in Vancouver, because this area will be re-developed before the Olympic Games to be a Robson-class like area. Travelodge Hotel across the street will be demolished & high-class 30 storey building will be built w/ commercial units on the main floor. Liquor Store across the street will be relocated to Granville Street. Cecil Hotel will be totally renovated. Incredible investment! Cap rate on asking price 6.25%. Don't miss out on this excellent value. First showing Tuesday, July 31 by appointment only. 24 hours notice.

204 1150 BARCLAY ST
Charming 1 bdrm in classic character home close to Robson/Davie shops. H/W floors, elegant reno'd bathroom in friendly well-run co-op. Adult oriented, cats & small dogs ok. No land transfer tax, 35% down required. Open Sat Oct 20th, 2-4pm.

810 1189 HOWE ST
Fabulous studio at the Genesis. This unit shows really well. Perfect for first time buyer or investor! Unit comes furnished and fully equipped and comes with 1 parking space! Don't delay! OPEN: Saturday Nov 10th, 2-4 PM.

1603 1199 SEYMOUR ST
Build equity as 1st home or collect 4.5-5% return as rental. 2 yr old DT concrete highrise suite under warranty for less than $300K. Granite, stainless steel, 24 hr concierge, 70' pool, hot tub, steam & sauna. Central to transportation & shopping. Available for viewing on Sat Nov 17th, 2pm by appointment only.

508 1333 HORNBY ST
Don't miss this stylishly renovated 1 bedroom in concrete & brick rentable strata title complex bordering West End, Downtown/Yaletown & just steps to Seawall & False Creek/Granville Isand ferries. Beautiful reno offers updated kitchen & bath, gorgeous engineered floors, fictures & more. Pet friendly. Perfect for first time buyer/investor, student, retiree or vacation home. Great tenant $975/mo.

905 789 DRAKE ST
This is a 10! Beautifully renovated 1 bdrm unit w/ large sunny balcony on SW corner.Gorgeous renovations incl laminate floor, light fixtures, marble tile in kitchen & bathroom.Great central location!Need 24 hours notice for all showings

1103 1199 SEYMOUR ST
The Brava - Fabulous studio, great layout with the bedroom nook tucked around the corner.  Bright north facing with floor to ceiling windows, stainless steel applicances, granite counter tops, in-suite laundry and storage locker.  Building has great amenities - gym, pool, hot tub, sauna/steam room, meeting rooms, security and much more...Great location close to shopping, entertainment, restaurants and more!

214 1045 HARO ST
Location, location, location! Don't miss this opportunity to be steps away from Robson shops, Scotiabank Theatre, IGA. Completely renovated unit in a solid problem-free building. Good contingency. Ideal for investors, first time buyers.Plenty of insuite storage and an extra storage locker. Currently rented for $1100(m/m). Exterior of the building will be painted in spring 2008(sellers have already paid for this)Parking can be rented. First showing October 19(10- 12 noon). Open houses Oct 28 from 3-4pm.

214 1045 HARO ST
Location, location, location! Don't miss this opportunity to be steps away from Robson shops, Scotiabank Theatre, IGA. Completely renovated unit in a solid problem-free building. Good contingency. Ideal for investors, first time buyers.Plenty of insuite storage and an extra storage locker. Currently rented for $1100(m/m). Exterior of the building will be painted in spring 2008(sellers have already paid for this)Parking can be rented. First showing October 19(10- 12 noon). Open houses Oct 28 from 3-4pm.

201 1879 BARCLAY ST
WEST OF DENMAN! BEAUTIFUL TOP FLOOR 1 Bedroom CORNER Suite. BRIGHT Southwest Exposure. SPACIOUS 650 SQ FT Open Floor Plan with separate Living & Dining rooms, good sized Bedroom - will accommodate large furniture. Shows well!  Oak Hardwood floors throughout, Retro kitchen with new appliances & partially updated bathroom. 22' wall to wall windows in living & dining rooms looking onto a lovely tree-lined street. RALSTON COURT is a 23 unit well established Co-op building situated just steps from Stanley Park, beaches, shops & restaurants. Recent updating to common areas & lobby. 1 small pet is welcome, rentals are not allowed. Adult oriented. 35% down payment. Public Open Saturday November 17, 2-4pm.

1502 1188 RICHARDS ST
GREAT YALETOWN STUDIO. Excellent layout with separate sleeping area. Tastefully updated with stainless steel appliances, porcelain flooring. Hardwood floor throughout. View of English Bay and Emery Barnes Park. New building envelope with warranty. No rental restrictions. Move in anytime! Best for investors or first time buyers.

206 1889 ALBERNI ST
Rarely available 1 bedroom unit at the Lord Stanley. Rented by the management company, enjoy this carefree investment. There is a side view of Burrard Inlet, comes completely furnished. 30 day stay by the owner [for 1 month's rental].

1003 1251 CARDERO ST
One bedroom offering spectacular view of English Bay with open balcony. Renovated kitchen with breakfast bar, jacuzzi tub in bathroom, parquet floors. Steps from English Bay, Stanley Park and Denman/Davie Shopping. Prepaid leasehold till 2073.

409 1040 PACIFIC ST
Location! Location! Location!  The beach is within reach at this well maintained Pacific street apartment building located 1 block from the beach, close to shopping, restaurants and minutes from downtown.  Building amenities include a large indoor hot tub, sauna, work out centre, racquetball court, secure underground parking and shared laundry.  Great for first time buyers.

2308 501 PACIFIC ST
Outstanding well kept studio design at The 501! Enjoy breathtaking high floor north views of the city and mountains. Steps to Seawall leading to English Bay and ferry to Granville Island. Amenities include exercise centre, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub & steam room, and guest suite. Upgraded showroom suite includes granite counters, premium cabinets, custom built-in queen size bed area, and laminate floors throughout. Includes 1 parking stall and 1 storage locker. Great investment opportunity!

705 1270 ROBSON ST
Fantastic starter for first time buyer in solid concrete no problem building on Vancouver's famous ROBSON STRASSE. Perfect for investors, second residence for part-time residents or just your first home. Renovated with laminated floors.Tenanted till March 31, 2008  ideal for investors!

Prime downtown location next to the Hudson Bay building. E facing studio, steps away from the skytrain, bus, shops. No GST

 2503 501 PACIFIC ST
Great studio apartment at The 501. 408 sf, SW exposure. Steps to Seawall leading to English Bay & ferry to Granville Island. Amenities include exercise centre, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub & steam room & guest suite. Insuite laundry, fireplace, 1 parking stall & 1 storage locker. Pets & rentals OK. Great investment opportunity!

303 1010 HOWE ST
Affordable downtown living whether you're an investor or first time buyer. This is a well laid out suite with large lofty windows, 9'6 high ceilings & a spacious balcony. A solid renovated concrete building where pets & rentals are welcome. Shared laundry on your floor is free. Convenient storage also on the same floor. There's a bike room and fitness centre. Steps to shopping on Robson, restaurants and Granville. This central location is ideal! Open House Sat and Sun 2-4pm.

1702 1238 SEYMOUR ST
Central location with a beautiful view, studio, downtown life. You view it, you love it. All measurements are approximate.

1704 789 DRAKE ST
Investors & first time buyer alert! Here is the one you have been waiting for. Bright 651 sq ft & 1 bdrm plus den in solid reinforced concrete building downtown. Excellent flr plan w/ S/W exposure & views of English Bay, False Creek & the North Shore Mountains. Building re-plumbing completed in 2003 & paid for. Rentals are unlimited, live in caretaker, well maintained. Parking available for $50/mo. Walk to the beach, parks, seawall, theatres, restaurants, shopping, etc. - the best of downtown at your doorstep. Suite currently rented for $1200/mo. Don't miss out on this excellent value property as this will not last.

306 1270 ROBSON ST
Robson Gardens is in the heart of Robson Street - fabulous solid concrete building, well managed with a live-in caretaker. This is a sunny, private south facing unit with balcony. No rental or pet restrictions, wonderful tenant. This is opportunity to live on Robson or buy as investment

206 233 ABBOTT ST
Abbott Place, across the street from the new Woodward's Development. Lots of investment potential or a great pied-a-terre. A bright stuido suite in a Gastown Heritage conversion. Hardwood floors, insuite laundry, large storage. First public open house Sept 29th and Sept 30th, 1-4pm.

1602 928 RICHARDS ST
The perfect started place with VIEWS, a spacious and open floor plan makes this unit feel larger than 467 sqft. Building has an indoor pool and exercise room.

1106 1255 SEYMOUR ST
"Elan" Cressey's master piece. Well laid out 1 bdrm, 1 bath with parking & storage locker. Hardwood floors throughout the living room, black granite countertop in kitchen. Comp Jan 2008. Pets & rentals OK. "Drake & Seymour".

704 989 BEATTY ST
Outstanding Bosa built sunny southeast facing 472 sq. ft. studio plus den suite in the Nova. This immaculately clean and well cared for showcase like suite features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, laminate and tile flooring throughout, fireplace and built-in queen murphy bed folds away and converts into a dining area with table. Amenities include exercise centre, hot tub, steam room and guest suite.

Spectrum by Concord Pacific. Brand new bright open studio overlooking Regiment Square with water and mountain view. Contemporary style, sleek finishings, laminated floor throughout with 25 sq. ft. open balcony. Open Sunday 2 - 4.

CUTE and well-designed 1 bedroom and den! Great for 1st-timer or investor. Suite is in excellent condition with laminate flooring throughout. Central downtown location, live-in caretaker, parking and storage locker. Well-priced! This home will not last long on the market. Definitely worth seeing!

1405 1225 RICHARDS ST
This Studio in the Bosa-built EDEN building has a balcony, view + southeast exposure. It features: bright interior, energy-efficient electric fireplace, black appliances, granite kitchen countertop, modern European-style bathroom with above-counter sink, flex space, insuite laundry, tiles, new laminate flooring. There is a storage locker + building amenities including steam room, gym + party room with pool table. An excellent residence or investment opportunity in the heart of Yaletown close to Choices Market, Urban Fare, The Seawall, Downtown Shopping & Transportation.

612 1010 HOWE ST
Ten Ten Howe - Famous renovated & upgraded concrete residential bldg converted from a high standard commercial bldg in 2006. 9'6'' high ceiling, newer carpet & paint with big balcony + storage + shared laundry in same flr. Good tenant w/monthly rent of $1,200/m. Vacant on Nov 25, 2007.

1701 438 SEYMOUR ST
Investment Alert! 1-Bedroom + Solarium at Conference Plaza, currently rented at $1,150/month. Central location, close to shopping, offices and major transportation routes.

405 1225 RICHARDS ST
A unique studio, in the desirable Eden building by Bosa. This apartment is slightly higher than the roof garden across the street, virtually extending the apartment to that garden and it has a larger balcony than other studios. It also has a office/den with built-in shelves and a desk, good closet space for a studio, stylish interior, w/gourmet kitchen appliances, granite counters, tiled entry, electric fireplace and storage locker. Building features: Gym, steam rm, whirlpool, yoga rm, lounge & guest suite. Everything you need in a studio and a quality building is here! Open House Nov. 18th, 2-4 pm.