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HERITAGE HOME NEWS

FEBRUARY 2013

Workshop: How to Research the History of Your Home

February 18-24th is Heritage Week in BC. This year’s theme explores the character and charm of historic homes, and the timeless appeal of historic neighbourhoods with established residences, gardens, landscaping, trees and boulevards.

The North Shore Heritage Society is celebrating Heritage Week in BC by hosting a free workshop on how to research the history of your home. The workshop will be held on February 23rd, from 1-4 pm at the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.

The presentation will include information on how to find and use archival records, a guided tour of the North Vancouver archives, the story of a 1912 North Vancouver hunting lodge and personal assistance with your own search.

Space is limited. To RSVP, call 604-926-6096 or email info@northshoreheritage.org.

Did You Miss Us?

Did you notice a short break in receiving the Heritage Home News? We took a brief hiatus as Kyla had a new baby boy in September, and Grant took on a heritage inspired project: remodeling his 1908 heritage home’s garden. Grant also took some time off to travel in celebration of turning 60 in 2012!

We look forward to sending out our newsletter on a regular basis in 2013. Please contact us at anytime if you have any real estate needs or heritage questions.

Heritage Spotlight

St. Edmund’s Church
St. Edmund’s Church
545 Mahon Ave. 1910.
Register Ranking: A.

Built “on the gentle slopes of the foot-hills of North Vancouver” in 1910 by Father Julien Augustine Bedard (1858-1932), St. Edmund’s Church caps the vista west from Ottawa Gardens.

The church is valued for its architectural style which reflects the format and layout of the Oblate missions in Northern BC and the Northwest

Territories where missionary priests created Gothic Revival churches with a tower, steeple and a central entrance flanked by windows with Gothic arches.

The church also has a lavishly decorated interior with Byzantine-influenced art work. St. Edmund’s continues to serve as a testament to the long history of the Roman Catholic congregation in North Vancouver.

 

North Vancouver Market Update

Houses

In 2012, there were a total of 925 houses sold. May was the busiest month with 123 houses sold.

The benchmark price peaked in May at $983,700 and finished the year in December at $908,500.

The January 2013 benchmark price is down 4.2% from January 2012

Apartments

In 2012, there were a total of 755 apartments sold. May was the busiest month with 92 apartments sold.

The benchmark price peaked in September at $358,800 and finished the year in December at $339,100.

The January 2013 benchmark price is the same as January 2012.

Heritage

In 2012, there were a total of 11 heritage homes sold. September was the busiest month with 3 heritage homes sold.

The median price of a heritage home in 2012 was $999,999. The median price of a heritage home is up 3.7% from 2012.

The average sale price of a heritage home this year was $932,500.

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