Hi Neighbour!

Spring has finally - gloriously - sprung! We are so grateful for sun and some rain relief. We see lots of neighbours working in gardens, out on the trails and enjoying Lynn Valley in its prime. This warm weather also has us thinking a bit about the future.

We have some summer camp ideas for you, some urban planning dilemmas to think about, and a story about how one local is helping deal with what is left behind after so many outdoor ‘adventures.’ You also just might find the perfect home to settle into this summer.

We also have a new Facebook contest starting soon - all we’ll say for now is keep your eyes peeled when you are out and about enjoying our great neighbourhood.

Happy Mother’s Day!
Neighbourhood News

The summer season is almost upon us. Parental planning is just about hitting its peak as families coordinate childcare, vacations & summer camps. Living where we are you don’t need to go far for local solutions. Watch for registration dates!

Imagine suiting up with your scuba gear and diving into Buntzen Lake. Instead of pristine waters you find piles of garbage. A 2013 dive and its astonishing outcome inspired Lynn Valley’s Henry Wang to start the organization Divers For Cleaner Lakes and Oceans .

For decades parents have been supporting their children’s dreams and keeping Lynn Valley’s hills alive with the sound of music. The 36th Annual Argyle Music Association fundraiser Cabaret is taking place this weekend.

An issue in Greater Vancouver is housing affordability – Lynn Valley is no exception. With a community plan calling for densification near town centres, there is nostalgia for the community of 50 years ago – but how do we create a future with diversity, inclusion & community at its heart?

Read more articles on the Front Porch Blog
Local Real Estate Update
The Metro Vancouver housing market saw fewer home buyers and more home sellers in April. Last month’s sales were 22.5 per cent below the 10-year April sales average.

“Market conditions are changing. Home sales declined in our region last month to a 17-year April low and home sellers have become more active than we’ve seen in the past three years,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “The mortgage requirements that the federal government implemented this year have, among other factors, diminished home buyers’ purchasing power and they’re being felt on the buyer side today. Home buyers have more breathing room this spring. They have more selection to choose from and less demand to compete against."

CLICK HERE to find out more about last month's Lynn Valley market analysis details. And please feel free to connect with Jim or Kelly if you have any questions about current trends.

Featured Listings

The perfect home to age-in-place in the heart of Lynn Valley: a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in a well-managed 55+ building. Close to Lynn Valley Centre, transit, Karen Magnussen, churches and with a unique partnership with Sunrise Senior Living, Balmoral House is an easy transition from empty house to small home.


STUNNING NEW 6 bed, 6 bath home on a fabulous lot with a legal 2 bedroom suite. Impressive open concept kitchen with Miele appliances, quartz counters, extensive white oak flooring and 2 huge sliding doors opening onto the backyard anchored by a covered outdoor entertainment area with BBQ and TV.

OPEN SUN 2-4pm

The original Borthwick Cottage (1905)~ a charming character home with southern views. 2 level, 3 bed, 2 bath tastefully renovated, located on a flat cul-de-sac near Baden Powell trail and mountain biking! Excellent floor plan with open living/dining rooms, stainless appliances, main floor master + 2 beds down.


Properties In Demand
Jim and Kelly have buyers currently looking for the following types of homes...

  • 2-bdrm investment condo +/- $700K
  • Fixer upper on larger lot +/- 1.5M
  • Newer home on smaller lot with suite +/- $1.6M
  • Central home with suite or suite potential +/- 1.65M
  • 4-bdrm-up home, rental income optional +/- 1.75M
  • ANY property ready for renovation or redevelopment

Please contact us if you know of a potential match.

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the Lynn Valley Days Gala!

We want to share, support, debate and explore all that makes Lynn Valley a unique village in a thriving city - connect with us and we'll spread the word about your adventures, endeavours, businesses and community projects. We are so much more than house hunting - we are about community building.

Enjoy your Mother's Day weekend.

Warm regards,
Jim Lanctot & Your Neighbours at LynnValleyLife
3171 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver