Blog by MJ Ankenman


November 1st, 2005

Happy Halloween. Here is a picture of me and my Halloween creations.


401 1501 Howe St., Vancouver BC

November 1st, 2005

I just finished uploading this Apartment, 401 1501 Howe St., Vancouver BC

Ocean Tower 888 Beach. Prime Southwest corner suite, 2 bedroom, 3 baths. This home is tastefully remodelled with artful accents and cherry wood floors throughout. Well designed floor plan offers 2 seperate, spacious bedrooms both ensuite. Generous master suite showcases unobstructed water views, ample closet s ...

Great Place to Work

October 31st, 2005

Just read an article in 24 hours that lists the top 100 employers in Canada. Over a dozen of them are here in the lower mainland. It mentions that there is a trend towards innovative workplace practices such as time off for elder care, retiree benefits and salary top up for compassionate leave.

 Also, it was noted that there is a strong connection between an employer's charitable work and ho ...

Real Estate UP,UP,UP

October 27th, 2005

I had an interesting conversation the other day with a couple of veteran realtors regarding the Vancouver Real Estate Market. Everybody felt there were several factors that will keep the Vancouver market strong.

  • Canada is considered one of the top countries and Vancouver one of the top three cities in the world in regards to quality of life.
  • Vancouver's buildable land is finite. Mountai ...

1295 RICHARDS ST Street Vancouver, Vancouver West British Columbia

October 24th, 2005

I just finished uploading this Residential Single Family Properties, 1295 RICHARDS ST Street Vancouver, Vancouver West British Columbia

Wow!! Here is a rare 1 bdrm Sub Penthouse with a great outdoor deck located in Y aletown. Very open and bright 1 bdrm with small office/storage area boasting cle an lines; walnut stained Oak strip H/W floors; Berber carpeting in bdrm area;,


October 17th, 2005

I was at the launch of Loft 495 to be built at 6th and Cambie. Click here for there website. The units have great finishings. Etched concrete floors, slate tiles and up to 11.5 ft ceilings. The units are open space so are ready for artistic ones to create their own sleepng/working/living world. As of Saturday they were 66% sold out so if you are interested call me quickly. 

Busy Weekend

October 17th, 2005

Friday night, I attended the Picasso opening at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It was great to see all the people out. Sometimes I wasn't sure to look at the art on the walls or at all the different outfits people were wearing. A lot of people were wearing local designer's wear. Going to the show made me think of the new Electric Avenue complex. What a perfect place to have an after the gallery p ...

Stella - Just Launched

October 14th, 2005

I was at the launch of the new Stella building at 12th and Kingsway in the funky Main & Broadway area. I was very impressed with the finishings and the size of the units. The other great thing about this building is you either face the city and have views of the north shore or you face a landscaped courtyard. I believe there are still some units available. The project will be completed in Nov ...

Under Construction

October 5th, 2005

Hi to anybody who is visiting this site. As you can see the site is under construction. I will be getting everything up and running in the next week, including listings. Stay tuned.