Mike Andruff's (mandruff) Blog

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
In 1975, I bought my first house in Kerrisdale. Prior to this, we had lived four years in a Kerrisdale apartment while going to university. Completing this phase of our life, and having started a family, we moved into our Ol' Dinosaur. It was a two bedroom, two level home with an unfinished basem...
The 1954 British Empire Games practice field for track, soccer and rugby is situated in the middle of Mackenzie Heights (31st Avenue and Balaclava). The games were hosted in Vancouver and the field is a legacy project from those days. It is a wonderful green space in this sub area of Vancouver's ...
     Respect of the First Nations people and the beachfront are my first thoughts whenever  the Kitsilano  sub area of Vancouver is mentioned. Kits is the common contraction of Kitsilano, but the original spelling was Khahtsalano meaning "man of the lake". The Kits beach is truly a visual jewel o...
        In my university years, I lived in a basement suite at 13th and Trimble. It was a convenient location, next to the University of British Columbia campus, shopping and transportation. Point Grey is the western most sub area of Vancouver.      The Point Grey area was first inhabited by the ...
As a real estate professional watching my market continuously, I was shocked this week at a transaction I obvserved. The subject property, a 50'x130' lot with 2 kitchens in a 2,100 s.f. living area, was listed in May '08 for $1,568,000 and sold January 1st for $915,000! This is 70% of its assesse...
  I live in the Dunbar neighborhood and have done so for 21 years now. So for me to blog on a subject that I am passionate about is simple (a good example of how to beat writer's block, yes?). Several years ago I served on the Dunbar Residents' Association. Peggy Schofield, along with many others...
Here is a dynamic update on Vancouver real estate. I have a graphic (doesn't a picture say a thousand words?), a detailed report, and a podcast from the President of the real estate board at this site. As President Dave Watt says, "No one buys in a down market, they buy in a rising one."
As a RE/MAX realtor in Vancouver, British Columbia, I enjoy  interaction from my many colleagues in real estate through out North America, and most recently Europe, through social media like Active Rain.  This article is a sharing piece that I believe you will find valuable as a practicing realto...
  I am very pleased to learn of the Active Rain Community. This, my inaugural post, is merely to say "HELLO" and to welcome you to look at all the beautiful Vancouver properties on www.vancouverpropertyfinder.com

Mike Andruff

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