Browsing the blog archives for December, 2007

Seasons Greetings from Video Openhouse

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We’ve prepared a short video greeting card, if you watch closely you’ll even catch a glimpse of our new office!

Happy Holidays, and thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. For those of you who haven’t yet heard, Video Openhouse, Realtysupport & The Vancouver Real Estate Marketing Group have moved offices to 329 Railway Street, Vancouver.

Video Real Estate Tours: Vancouver Lofts

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Bowman Lofts 

As a Real Estate Photographer that produces Real Estate Videos, I find the most enjoyable type of properties to shoot are lofts.  The open spaces, modern style, high ceilings and industrial feel all result in video tours that are visually compelling and interesting to watch.  Here are some recent Virtual Tours of lofts in Vancouver:

Charles Bilash, Century21 In Town Realty
Bowman Lofts:  videophoto gallery

Marty Pospischil, Dexter Associates Realty
1180 Homer Street:  videophoto gallery

Jules Seaman, Century21 In Town Realty
Iliad:  videophoto gallery

Andrew Hasman, RE/Max Andrew Hasman
Bowman Lofts:  videophoto gallery

Jordan Hurdal, Prudential Sussex Realty
The Spot:  videophoto gallery


Vancouver Video Tours: Townhomes

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Vancouver Townhome

Townhome living, the privacy of a detached home, separate entrance, a yard and/or patio, no-one living above or below you, with all the conveniences of a condominium; security, lower maintenance, a sense of community and amenities. Here are some recent video home tours of townhomes in Vancouver:

Charles Bilash, Century21 In Town Realty
West One: 1420 Strathmore Mews: video tourphoto tour

Ken Stef, Macdonald Realty
Parkwest II: 593 Beach Crescent: video tourphoto tour

Patrick Weeks, RE/Max Select Properties
Terra Vita Place: video tourphoto tour

Chris Shields, Sutton – Premier Realty
16760 61st Avenue: video tourphoto tour

More Proposed Vancouver Condos

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News, Vancouver

Vancouver Condo Under Construction

As I drive around Vancouver each day and see the dozens of cranes that populate the skyline, it’s hard to believe that there is actually space available to build more condos in Vancouver.  I recently saw an article in the Vancouver Sun (Friday, October 26th, 2007) that was concerning the rezoning applications of several major proposed condo developments throughout the city and how they were being impacted by the civic strike.  Looking to invest in Vancouver and flip a pre-built condo?  Keep your eyes on these addresses:

711  West Broadway: 17-storey tower

1300 Granville Street:  mixed-use 22-storey residential tower

29 East 2nd Avenue:  mixed-use 12-storey and 18-storey tower

368 West 1st Avenue:  mixed-use 5-storey tower

2 – 88 West 1st Avenue:  404 units, 4 to 15 storeys

728 Pacific Boulevard:  6 towers and commercial space

1409 West Pender:  34-storey and 15-storey towers with 3-storey podium

236 West 1st Avenue:  12-storey tower and 4-storey podium

745 Thurlow Street:  mixed-use 23-storey commercial tower

1304 Howe Street:  mixed-use tower

999 Seymour Street:  21-storey residential/commercial tower

2330 Kingsway:  mixed-use development

10 Terry Fox Way:  4 towers, 755 units

102 – 160 West 1st Avenue:  4 towers, 11 to 15 storeys

201 West 2nd Avenue:  mixed-use

1695 Main Street:  13-storey, mixed-use tower

311 West 2nd Avenue:  10-storey tower with 5-storey podiium


Watch Our Video Tours On Your iPhone or iTouch Using iTunes and YouTube

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News, Technology

Video Openhouse Tour on iTouch

For those of you still holding your breath waiting for the iPhone to immigrate, the rumours are always plentiful as to when or even if we can finally enjoy what our friends to the south take for granted. So far only Rogers has the necessary GSM network in place for the data, and they have yet to announce any official launch. Despite this, it hasn’t slowed the enthusiasm – or ingenuity – of true Canadian Apple fans. “Unlocked” iPhones – phones that are not tied to the mandatory AT&T network – can still be had for a premium price here through individual, erm, “dealers” but with no guarantee that the next upgrade won’t turn it into a useless puck.

For those of you who still covet the functionality of the iPhone but can live with the limitations of your current phone – take heart (and save money). The iPod Touch features much of the same drool-inducing technology minus some functionality like (of course) phone and email. With this technology comes the ability to view a few of our video tours. As long as you are within reach of a wireless network (and within Vancouver, an open network is never too far), you can use the stand-alone YouTube program for not only watching videos of talking cats but also showing off some of your favorite Video Openhouse clips to clients, other realtors, or anyone else. So if you are one of the early adopters and have your iPod Touch handy, open up YouTube and search for “Video Openhouse”. Or ask us about having some of your previous tours re-encoded which you can then drop directly into iTunes to watch directly through the Video utility on the iPod Touch.

Service Area: Video Tours Vancouver and Surrounding Areas

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Service Area

Did you know that Video Openhouse is now able to provide video real estate tours and house/condo/townhome photos for areas outside of Vancouver?  Our service area now includes Langley, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, New Westminster, Surrey, White Rock, Ladner, Richmond, Pitt Meadows, Delta, Burnaby, Port Moody, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Belcarra, Anmore, Bowen Island, Squamish, Whistler and Maple Ridge.  On Vancouver Island, our service area includes Victoria, Nanaimo, Oak Bay, Saanich, Esquimalt, View Royal, Langford, Metchosin, Sooke, Colwood, Sidney, Chemainus and Ladysmith. 

Video Tours and Time Lapse Photography

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Wall Centre 

At Video Openhouse, we strive to create “compelling content” for the Vancouver real estate industry.  We try our best to make our photo galleries and our video tours visually interesting, capturing the attention of the Internet audience.  Recently, we have had an opportunity to implement time-lapse in to our Real Estate Video Tours.  Here are some examples:

Kip Smith, TRG Realty: 638 Beach Crescent

The 3 Ryans, TRG Realty:  8654 Seascape Drive

Winnie Lam, Winnie Lam and Associates Realty:  938 Nelson Street

Jordan Hurdal, Prudential Sussex Realty:  5590 Gallagher Place