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Benefits of East Vancouver real estate.


Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Vancouver? If so, you might want to consider East Vancouver as your destination. East Vancouver is one of the most diverse, vibrant, and affordable areas in the city, offering a wide range of benefits for homeowners and investors alike.

But what are the benefits of East Vancouver real estate? And how can you find your dream home in this area? That's where Matt Henry comes in. Matt Henry is an experienced and professional RE/MAX realtor who specializes in East Vancouver. He has the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you with your real estate needs and dreams.

Here are some of the benefits of East Vancouver real estate:

- Diversity: East Vancouver is known for its diversity, both in terms of people and housing options. You can find different cultures, cuisines, festivals, and events in this area, as well as various types of homes, from condos and townhouses, to single-family homes and duplexes. You can also find different neighborhoods, each with its own character and charm, such as Commercial Drive, Mount Pleasant, Fraser East, Victoria East, and more.

- Affordability: East Vancouver is one of the most affordable areas in the city, offering good value and potential growth for your money. According to REW.cathe average price of a home in East Vancouver was $1,548,000 in April 2023, up 8.9% from last year. The demand for homes in this area is high, as more people are looking for convenient and comfortable alternatives to downtown.

- Amenities: East Vancouver is close to everything you need, from shopping and dining, to schools and parks, to transit and highways. You can easily access downtown, the airport, the highway, and other parts of the city by public transit or car. You can also enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains, the ocean, and the islands nearby.

- Culture: East Vancouver is rich in culture and history, offering a unique and lively lifestyle for its residents. You can enjoy the arts and music scene in this area, including the famous murals and live music venues. You can also explore the craft breweries and local markets in this area, or visit some of the historical landmarks and buildings, such as Hastings Park or Strathcona.

- Service: Matt Henry is committed to providing you with exceptional service and results when it comes to buying or selling a home in East Vancouver. He will listen to your needs and goals, answer your questions and concerns, and keep you informed and updated throughout the process. He will also go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied and happy with your transaction.

East Vancouver real estate is a great opportunity that you don't want to miss. With Matt Henry as your RE/MAX realtor, you can make it happen. If you have you want to buy or sell use our contact links below.

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The Art of Home Staging in East Vancouver Real Estate: Tips from a Top RE/MAX Realtor Vancouver

In the competitive East Vancouver real estate market, making your home stand out from the rest is crucial for a successful sale. As a seasoned RE/MAX Realtor in Vancouver, I understand the importance of home staging in creating a lasting impression on potential buyers. In this article, I'll share expert tips on how to effectively stage your home to maximize its appeal and increase its value.

  1. Declutter and depersonalize The first step in staging your East Vancouver property is to declutter and depersonalize your space. Buyers need to envision themselves living in your home, so remove any personal items such as family photos, collections, and memorabilia. As a RE/MAX Realtor in Vancouver, I recommend keeping your décor neutral and minimal to appeal to a wide range of buyers.

  2. Optimize lighting Proper lighting can make a significant difference in how your home is perceived. Bright, well-lit spaces feel more inviting and spacious. Replace any burnt-out bulbs, and consider upgrading to energy-efficient LED lights. Additionally, open curtains and blinds to let in natural light, showcasing the best features of your East Vancouver real estate.

  3. Enhance curb appeal First impressions are crucial, so don't neglect your home's exterior. A well-maintained front yard and entryway can instantly boost your property's appeal. As a top RE/MAX Realtor Vancouver, I suggest investing in fresh landscaping, painting your front door, and adding stylish address numbers to create a welcoming entrance.

  4. Rearrange furniture The right furniture layout can make your space feel more spacious and functional. In East Vancouver real estate, potential buyers are often looking for open-concept living spaces. To create this effect, consider rearranging your furniture to improve traffic flow and create a sense of openness.

  5. Use color strategically Color can greatly impact the overall feel of your home. Stick to a neutral color palette with pops of color to create a cohesive and modern look. As an experienced RE/MAX Realtor in Vancouver, I've found that incorporating soft blues, greens, and greys can make your East Vancouver property feel calm and inviting.

  6. Showcase key features Highlight the unique features of your East Vancouver real estate, such as a fireplace, built-in bookshelves, or high ceilings. Make sure these elements are clean and in good condition, and use accessories and furniture to draw attention to them.

  7. Accessorize thoughtfully Carefully chosen accessories can add the finishing touches to your staged home. As a leading RE/MAX Realtor Vancouver, I recommend using decorative pillows, artwork, and plants to add warmth and personality to your space. Remember, less is often more, so keep your accessories to a minimum to avoid a cluttered look.

The art of home staging can make a significant difference in the success of your East Vancouver real estate sale. By following these expert tips from a top RE/MAX Realtor Vancouver, you can showcase your property in its best light and attract more potential buyers. To learn more about how staging can help sell your home faster and for a higher price, contact me today for a consultation.

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When it comes to choosing a Realtor, go local!!



The upside of having a Realtor who lives where you’re looking to buy.


Perhaps when it comes to choosing a Realtor we should consider one who actually lives in the area(s) of interest we are considering.  This often over looked benefit could provide heaps of valuable insight during your information gathering phase that you do during your search of where to live and where to buy.


A Realtor who lives in your area of interest could offer invaluable information to your house hunting process, as they will have personally vetted the neighbourhoods in question.  They will know the creature comforts like good restaurants, parks, cafes, places to shop, what schools are in the area, and so much more.  It is something worth considering when choosing the person (or team) who will help guide you in one of life’s biggest and most exciting choices.


Matt Henry, a Vancouver Remax Realtor, specializes in Vancouver’s Main Street homes for sale and he also happens to live in the area.  He feels the added benefit he can offer people looking to move to the area is essential during their hunt as he went through the process personally so he firsthand understands the questions his clients have about the area, and he can provide honest answers from his own experience.  “People appreciate a personalized experience, and what more personal than sharing how I came to be in my home I love, right in the area that they too are looking to buy,” he says. 


So in that regard, Vancouverites looking to move to Vancouver’s Main Street area can take comfort in having Matt on their side, as he truly is organic to the area and also happens to know his stuff when it comes to Real Estate!


-Matt Henry Team

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Mount pleasant is a flourishing area resting mainly on the boundary of the the Eastside of Vancouver. Generally considered to be situated between Cambie and Clark going east to West and 1st to 16th going North to South. With Main Street being the center and focal point of the area. Beautiful houses sit on either side of Main street with great places to shop and eat and great schools in the area as well. All of this creates an interesting opportunity for prospective real estate buyers or sellers in the area. Over the past decade Main Street real estate has transformed into a very desirable location to live.


Main St. has plenty of restaurants and other offerings on the main drag. Toshi Sushi, Chickpee , East is East just to name a few. Also Les Faux Bourgeois a fantastic french restaurant just east of Main St. on fraser. Whether you are looking for a 1 bedroom condo on Main street or a 3 Bedroom Home you will not be wanting for places to eat or shop in the area. Great coffee shops also populate the area 49th parallel is right at Main St. and 14th as well as mighty oak and Cafe Artigiano in the mount pleasant area.
Mount pleasant and the Main street area also host plenty of parks and schools that may be of interest to real estate buyers with kids and dogs. Mount Pleasant park is a lush park right in the heart of Mount Pleasant just west of Main st. on Ontario st. The newly redeveloped park features a central great lawn area, new playgrounds, sports court, parking lot, entry-level skate spot, a community garden, seating, universally accessible paths and picnic areas. Schools in the area for Vancouver real estate buyers with children include General Brock Elementary right on Main Street near 32nd , General Wolfe Elementary just east of Main st. on 16th ave. between Manitoba st. and Ontario St. Also St Patrick Elementary just off of Main street and 12th ave. Essentially there is plenty of options for prospective real estate buyers in the Main street / Mount Pleasant  area with children.


Although the area is mainly a detached home market there are new and intriguing options for condos and townhouses in the Main St. area. Main and Twentieth is a new condo development on , as you would expect, Main St. and 20th. Ave. Set to finish in 2019 sales for available units range in price from $799,900 to over $1,099,900. Main & Twentieth has a total of 42 units. Sizes range from 620 to 804 square feet. Amazing townhouses are available just off of Cambie St. to the west of Mount Pleasant at 2850 Yukon Street.  Campbell Residences include 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses , with an elegant style situated right on the Cambie line perfect for commuters that prefer walking , biking and public transit.


Mount Pleasant real estate is an exciting market for both buyers looking to start roots in one of the most exciting areas in Vancouver as well as sellers looking to cash in on their desireable location. Whether you are buying or selling real estate in or around the Main street  Mount pleasant area now is better than ever and the real estate agents at the Matt Henry Team will be happy to help! Give us a like on social media, subscribe to our newsletter and certainly contact us if you are in the market whether that be in the Main St. / Mt. Pleasant area or elsewhere. We will find the place that’s right for you.

-Matt Henry Team


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