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Paul Albrighton is a Shangri-la Expert




Paul Albrighton was quoted in The Vancouver Sun on February 19th in the article;
"Donald Trump eyes a Vancouver presence on site of nixed Ritz-Carlton project".  Having sold many similar condos and working with buyers from a across the globe, Paul Albrighton is a sought after specialist with the Shangri-la Vancouver, at 1111 Alberni St & 1128 W Georgia St.  His focused website for this building is:  

The recent Article featured in The Vancouver Sun, was discussing the speculated Trump International Development located on Georgia Street.  Tracey Sherlock approached Albrighton for his expertise with the current comparable Shangri-la building.

Pauls Section: "There are several other hotel-condo projects in Vancouver, including the Shangri-La, which was completed in 2009 and is Vancouver's tallest building at 62 storeys. Paul Albrighton, a realtor specializing in resale units at the Shangri-La, said prices in the luxury building have risen an average of two to three per cent in the past 12 months - above average for Vancouver condos. He said buyers are both Vancouverites and offshore buyers, but that there has been a bit of a slowdown, particularly among offshore buyers, in the past six to eight months."

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Vancouver Real Estate Market Update

Summary for local Downtown Vancouver Market Report

The market continues to show positive signs.  Inventory is still low, and our market still remains as a sellers market (defined by having less than three months supply).  Sales activity has slowed down since the Summer months which is typical for this time of year, however; sales in October were up 4.1% from September which was already a very active month.  Compared to October of 2008, sales were up 117% for Greater Vancouver. 

“High confidence and low mortgage rates are continuing to drive the activity we’re seeing in the housing market today. We’re coming off several months of unseasonably high sales levels, which has allowed for a gradual increase in home values this year,”  - Scott Russell, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said.

This month I wanted to more of an analysis of Greater Vancouver, and Western Canada.

November Market Update
Since the market correction last winter, the market has bounced back nicely to test previous highs, both in the number of sales and in benchmark prices. The summer of 2009 surprised many analysts and market-watchers with both its resiliency and fervour, and clients have asked what will happen in the fall and winter.

No one really knows what the market will do, but traditionally, the winter season has resulted in a slow-down in the market as families buckle down for the school year, weather patterns make buyer tours less pleasant, and holiday planning begins. Because there are fewer buyers, some sellers will decide that they can wait until these buyers return, which results in less supply to offset the drop in demand.

However, statistics show that house prices tend to be lower in the winter than in the summer which is why home price stats are seasonally adjusted. People who sell in the winter are more likely to be ready to sell and realistic rather than curious and unmotivated. Also, because there are fewer buyers, true negotiations between buyers and sellers are more likely to occur in place of auction-type multiple offer situations.

So what does this mean if you're a buyer or seller? If you're a buyer that has the flexibility to purchase during the winter months, your selection may become more limited, but if you find what you like, you will likely have a better opportunity to negotiate for your home rather than bid for it. If you're a seller, a limited supply can work in your favour if you have a good realtor that can outline the unique features of your home.

Every situation is different, and each year presents a new set of challenges and opportunities that require professional analysis.  Source, Macdonald Realty Ltd.

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Shangri-la Condos and Estates for sale at 1111 Alberni St and 1128 W Georgia St from $999,000

Shangri-la estates and condos are located at 1111 Alberni St and 1128 W Georgia St for sale.  These one-of-a-kind residences offer amazing architecture situated in Vancouver's tallest 61 storey luxury modern tower.  Enjoy shared hotel amenities, and world-class living at Shangri-la Vancouver.  Go to for a list of all the suites for sale - updated daily.

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Worlds Tallest Tower - Chicago Spire

As a Shangri-la enthusiast I thought I would do a quick post on a new project in Chicago, IL.  The worldest tower is in the works!

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1000 Calatrava 1 Chicago Tallest Tower World

The World’s Most Amazing SkyScrappers:

The Chicago Spire, another Calatrava-designed mega structure, is under construction in the Windy City but has not yet been completed. The rendering/image above shows what it will look like if the remaining financing can be secured. The "Spire" would be located near the shores of Lake Michigan near Navy Pier and if completed, would be one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world at 2,000 feet and 150 stories. - This is over double the height of Vancouver's 61 storey Shangri-la, About 350 of the residential units have been pre-sold, including the penthouse to Ty Warner, CEO of Ty, Inc., manufacturer of Beanie Babies.  Source: