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11548 80 AVE, Delta Houses for sale, MLS® R2873695

Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 20183875 sqft

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Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 20183875 sqft

Beautiful custom built home in North Delta's highly desired Scottsdale...

$2,179,000

MLS®: R2873695 SRS Panorama Realty

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$3,578,000
732 WESTMORELAND CRESCENT, North Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2873398

Beds: 5Baths: 4Built in 20233639 sqft

3 days ago

Beds: 5Baths: 4Built in 20233639 sqft

Naikoon built, this 5 bed w/ legal suite home offers city views and is...

$3,578,000

MLS®: R2873398 Oakwyn Realty Ltd.

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$1,399,879
11532 85 AVENUE BC, Delta, R2873072

Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19712164 sqft

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Beds: 4Baths: 3Built in 19712164 sqft

LOCATION: Quiet street home in a desired area of North Delta. This...

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MLS®: R2873072 Royal LePage Global Force R...

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Vancouver

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BRAND NEW 1/2 DUPLEX, Front Duplex. LUXURIOUS 5 BED 3 BATH. 2 BED 1 BATH...

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Vancouver

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BRAND NEW 1/2 DUPLEX, Front Duplex. LUXURIOUS 5 BED 3 BATH. 2 BED 1 BATH...

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$1,599,000
28 720 E 3RD ST, North Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2872572

Beds: 4Baths: 4Built in 20201785 sqft

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Beds: 4Baths: 4Built in 20201785 sqft

TOWNHOUSE LIVING with a 1 bedroom legal suite bringing in $2,350/month...

$1,599,000

MLS®: R2872572 Sutton Group-West Coast Rea...

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$1,780,000
2038 E 1ST AVE, Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2872463

Beds: 4Baths: 4Built in 20241665 sqft

5 days ago

Beds: 4Baths: 4Built in 20241665 sqft

Welcome to 2038 E 1st Ave located in one of the most sought after areas...

$1,780,000

MLS®: R2872463 RE/MAX Crest Realty

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Chilliwack

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Introducing UPTOWN, a premier development by Kabo Properties, renowned for...

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Delta

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Massive 11,000 sqft lot on a great corner, McKee and120th! This home has a...

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Surrey

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Incredibly priced 7 bed home in Sullivan Station! Main features a bedroom,...

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$2,249,999
7145 204A ST, Langley Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2872341

Beds: 7Baths: 6Built in 20243618 sqft

7 days ago

Beds: 7Baths: 6Built in 20243618 sqft

Step into the epitome of contemporary luxury living nestled in the heart...

$2,249,999

MLS®: R2872341 Century 21 Coastal Realty L...

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$3,389,000
1449 CHAMBERLAIN DR, North Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2872310

Beds: 9Baths: 6Built in 20174206 sqft

7 days ago

Beds: 9Baths: 6Built in 20174206 sqft

HAVAN award winning 2017 custom built home by Naikoon! Situated on a...

$3,389,000

MLS®: R2872310 RE/MAX Crest Realty

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$1,349,999
8573 FOREST GATE DR, Chilliwack Home for sale, MLS® R2871702

Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 20233636 sqft

7 days ago

Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 20233636 sqft

This brand new modern home is nested in a new upcoming neighborhood having...

$1,349,999

MLS®: R2871702 eXp Realty (Branch)

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5858 242 ST, Langley Houses for sale, MLS® R2872137

Beds: 5Baths: 3Built in 19872401 sqft

7 days ago

Beds: 5Baths: 3Built in 19872401 sqft

Modern elegance meets rural charm! Welcome home to your beautifully...

$1,999,999

MLS®: R2872137 eXp Realty (Branch)

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16780 16 AVENUE BC, Surrey, R2871671

Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 20232637 sqft

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Beds: 6Baths: 6Built in 20232637 sqft

1-YEAR NEW SUPERB 6 Bed 6 Bath+Den half duplex home in new subdivision S....

$1,489,000

MLS®: R2871671 Royal Pacific Realty (Kings...

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$1,699,000
16662 102 AVE, Surrey Home for sale, MLS® R2872202

Beds: 5Baths: 4Built in 19963002 sqft

1 week ago

Beds: 5Baths: 4Built in 19963002 sqft

Welcome to your dream home in Fraser Heights! This spacious 5 bed, 4 bath...

$1,699,000

MLS®: R2872202 Grand Central Realty

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$2,378,880
3430 HAMBER CT, Coquitlam Home for sale, MLS® R2872192

Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 20163963 sqft

1 week ago

Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 20163963 sqft

Exquisite home located on Burke Mountain, this custom built single-family...

$2,378,880

MLS®: R2872192 RE/MAX All Points Realty

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$3,280,000
1633 SE MARINE DR, Vancouver Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2872009

Beds: 7Baths: 7Built in 20193896 sqft

1 week ago

Beds: 7Baths: 7Built in 20193896 sqft

Luxurious living awaits in Fraserview Vancouver East! This custom-built...

$3,280,000

MLS®: R2872009 RE/MAX Westcoast

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2929 WICKHAM DR, Coquitlam Houses for sale, MLS® R2871969

Beds: 8Baths: 7Built in 20244510 sqft

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Beds: 8Baths: 7Built in 20244510 sqft

Prepare to be captivated by the panoramic vistas from this exceptional new...

$2,928,000

MLS®: R2871969 RE/MAX Masters Realty

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7269 199A ST, Langley Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2871917

Beds: 5Baths: 5Built in 20074109 sqft

1 week ago

Beds: 5Baths: 5Built in 20074109 sqft

Welcome to the PERFECT FAMILY HOME! Located on a CORNER LOT in the heart...

$1,799,999

MLS®: R2871917 RE/MAX Treeland Realty

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13177 236B ST, Maple Ridge Houses for sale, MLS® R2871846

Beds: 7Baths: 8Built in 20235190 sqft

1 week ago

Beds: 7Baths: 8Built in 20235190 sqft

Introducing a magnificent showcase of luxury living nestled in the...

$2,199,000

MLS®: R2871846 Century 21 AAA Realty Inc.

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3478 GOLDFINCH ST, Abbotsford Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2871476

Beds: 7Baths: 5Built in 20053110 sqft

1 week ago

Beds: 7Baths: 5Built in 20053110 sqft

Great Opportunity to own a home in one of West Abbotsford's most sought...

$1,489,999

MLS®: R2871476 Royal LePage Little Oak Rea...

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$6,880,000
3980 NORWOOD AVE, North Vancouver Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2871717

Beds: 6Baths: 10Built in 20217001 sqft

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Beds: 6Baths: 10Built in 20217001 sqft

THE NORWOOD RESIDENCE elegantly combines modern DESIGN with LUXURIOUS...

$6,880,000

MLS®: R2871717 Royal LePage Sussex

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1522 SHORE VIEW PL, Coquitlam Real Estate for sale, MLS® R2871690

Beds: 5Baths: 5Built in 20243768 sqft

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Beds: 5Baths: 5Built in 20243768 sqft

This stunning Foxridge contemporary craftsman-style Kennington plan...

$2,453,300

MLS®: R2871690 Qualico Realty

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325 W 22ND ST, North Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2871650

Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 20243429 sqft

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Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 20243429 sqft

Pure Luxury Living - Central Lonsdale’s newest trophy home. A stunning...

$3,488,000

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23262 137 AVE, Maple Ridge Houses for sale, MLS® R2871451

Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 20233500 sqft

1 week ago

Beds: 6Baths: 5Built in 20233500 sqft

This brand new, 6 bed and 4.5 bath, 2 storey w/ basement home is...

$1,599,998

MLS®: R2871451 Sutton Group-West Coast Rea...

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922 ROCHESTER AVE, Coquitlam Houses for sale, MLS® R2870981

Beds: 7Baths: 6Built in 20173802 sqft

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Beds: 7Baths: 6Built in 20173802 sqft

Come home to this fabulous 7 BED/6 BATH Custom Home on Rochester Ave. This...

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Beds: 5Baths: 5Built in 20243438 sqft

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Beds: 5Baths: 5Built in 20243438 sqft

18 North Sea Avenue…A BEAUTIFUL BLEND OF CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE, ARTISTIC...

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MLS®: R2870802 Macdonald Realty

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311 E 28TH ST, North Vancouver Home for sale, MLS® R2870741

Beds: 6Baths: 4Built in 20113089 sqft

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Beds: 6Baths: 4Built in 20113089 sqft

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$2,499,000

MLS®: R2870741 The Partners Real Estate

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Beds: 8Baths: 8Built in 20245280 sqft

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Beds: 8Baths: 8Built in 20245280 sqft

Center Coquitlam sitting on flat lot of 6160 Sqft with 3 level finishing...

$2,980,000

MLS®: R2870541 RE/MAX Crest Realty

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Houses For Sale With Legal Suite In Basement

Living in Vancouver, owning a legal basement suite is an attractive option for many potential homeowners. Not only does the space provide additional income and flexibility, but it can also help to legalize existing spaces that may have been built without proper permits. For those looking to buy a home with a legal suite already included, there are several options available on the market in Vancouver.

Homes for sale with legal suites offer numerous advantages over other properties. Legally constructed suites are up-to-code and meet all of City of Vancouver requirements; thus, they require less maintenance or repair costs than older illegal structures do.

Furthermore, having a legally approved suite allows owners more freedom when renting out their space as tenants will be protected by local laws regarding safety regulations and rent control. Lastly, legalizing a basement suite increases property value significantly compared to homes without one.

How Can You Legalize Your Suite With City Of Vancouver?

Steps to Legalize Your Suite With City Of Vancouver:

    1. Determine whether your suite meets the criteria to be considered a legal secondary suite. The City of Vancouver has specific requirements for legal secondary suites, including size, location, and number of occupants.

    1. Contact the City of Vancouver to determine whether or not your suite requires a development permit or rezoning.

    1. Obtain a Building Permit from the City of Vancouver for any renovations or modifications to the suite.

    1. Submit a Secondary Suite Application to the City of Vancouver. This application will include a floor plan and other information required by the City.

    1. Once the application has been approved, you will be required to pay a fee to the City of Vancouver.

    1. After the fee has been paid, the City will inspect the suite to ensure it meets the criteria outlined in the Secondary Suite By-law.

    1. If the inspection is successful, you will receive a Certificate of Compliance from the City of Vancouver. This certificate serves as proof that your suite is legal and compliant with the Secondary Suite By-law.

Legalizing a suite in Vancouver can be an involved process. The City of Vancouver has specific requirements that must be met before the legalization is approved. To begin, check the zoning regulations for your area and ensure that secondary suites are permitted there. You will also need to acquire a building permit from the City of Vancouver Building Department prior to starting any construction or renovation work necessary to legalize the suite.

You may also need to submit additional documents such as drawings and plans prepared by a qualified designer, engineer, architect or registered technologist, depending on what type of structure you’re trying to legalize.

Additionally, it’s important to make sure all safety requirements prescribed by local fire departments are being followed throughout the entire process.

After meeting these criteria, you would then submit your application along with supporting documentation to the City of Vancouver who will review it and issue either conditional approval or denial based on their findings. Once granted approval, you can officially call your suite legal!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Average Price For A Home With A Legal Suite In Vancouver?

The average cost of purchasing a home with a legal suite in Vancouver ranges from $1 million to $2 million dollars.

This wide range reflects the differing features available across different properties and neighbourhoods within the city limits.

Homes located closer to downtown areas tend to be more expensive than those situated outside the core area of Vancouver due to their close proximity to amenities like shops and restaurants.

Additionally, some properties may offer additional features or luxury upgrades which will add value and drive up the overall price tag significantly.

Understanding how much you should budget for your next home purchase is key to finding something that meets both your needs and budget constraints. By researching real estate listings in various neighbourhoods around Vancouver, it’s possible to get a better understanding of exactly how much you could end up spending on your ideal home with a legal suite.

Are There Any Incentives For Purchasing A Home With A Legal Suite?

Another advantage of investing in a home with a legal suite is that you can reap long-term financial rewards from rental income generated from tenants living in the separate unit. The added revenue stream makes this option much more appealing than buying regular residential real estate. Furthermore, potential buyers need to be aware of local laws regarding housing units so they don’t run into any issues down the line.

Allowing extra people to rent your space also comes with certain safety risks, but luckily, most jurisdictions have implemented measures like tenancy agreements and inspections that help protect both parties involved in the transaction.

In summary, purchasing a home with a legal suite offers significant advantages over traditional single family dwellings due to its unique set of financial benefits and taxation opportunities. Investing in this kind of property opens up avenues for higher returns while still enjoying all the perks associated with home ownership.

What Is The Process For Renting Out A Legal Suite?

The first step when it comes to renting out a legal suite is understanding local zoning regulations and laws regarding such suites. Every municipality has its own set of rules and regulations which must be followed when building or operating a legal suite.

For example, some municipalities require owners to obtain special permits before they can rent out their suites while other municipalities restrict how many people may occupy the space at one time.

You should also familiarize yourself with your city’s fire safety codes as these will apply to your property if you’re planning on renting out a legal suite.

Once you’ve identified what specific requirements are needed for your area, you’ll need to have an inspection done by a qualified professional to ensure all current safety standards are met. This includes having the proper smoke detectors installed and making sure electrical outlets are up-to-date and safe for use.

Are There Any Restrictions On The Size Of The Legal Suite?

Restrictions On The Size Of The legalizing a Suite in Vancouver

    1. The suite must not exceed 40% of the total floor area of the principal house.
    2. The suite must have a minimum floor area of 220 square feet.
    3. The suite must have a minimum ceiling height of 7 feet.
    4. The suite must have an independent entrance from the principal house.
    5. The suite must have separate kitchen, bathroom and sleeping facilities.
    6. The suite must have separate meters for water, gas and electricity services.
    7. No more than two bedrooms are allowed in a suite.
    8. The suite must conform to all fire safety and other building code requirements.
    9. The suite must be soundproofed to comply with the City’s noise bylaw.
    10. The suite must meet all zoning and land use regulations.

Understanding the size restrictions for your particular area is an essential part of navigating this process. In Vancouver, there are specific rules regarding legal suite size that must be taken into consideration when making any rental arrangements. For example, certain zones may require lower ceilings or fewer bedrooms than others within their jurisdiction as well as other factors such as parking availability or deck accessibility.

As a real estate expert, I always advise my clients to research local regulations prior to committing to any rental agreement involving a legal suite. This can help prevent issues down the line if you happen to violate any relevant laws pertaining to legal suite size limits or restrictions. Knowing what kind of limitations exist beforehand will ensure that all parties involved make informed decisions about rental agreements with regard to legal suites in Vancouver.

Are There Any Additional Costs Associated With Purchasing A Home With A Legal Suite?

First and foremost is understanding what types of expenses may be incurred when purchasing a home with this type of setup. Generally speaking, these homes will typically require more renovations than regular homes due to the added space needed for the legal suite.

This could result in higher renovation costs or even extra fees if permits need to be obtained from local authorities.

In addition, any necessary plumbing, electricity, or gas work may also add to the overall cost of your purchase.

Conclusion

As a real estate expert, I understand the appeal of purchasing a home with a legal suite in Vancouver. With an average price tag of around $1.5 million, it is no wonder that there are so many people interested in investing in such properties. Not only do these homes offer additional rental income potential and equity growth, but they also provide homeowners with numerous incentives and tax benefits that make them attractive investments.

The process for renting out a legal suite is relatively straightforward, with most municipalities requiring permits to be obtained before any rentals can take place. As far as size restrictions go, each municipality has different regulations when it comes to this matter, so it’s best to check into your local laws before making any decisions. Lastly, while there may be some additional costs associated with purchasing a home with a legal suite—such as insurance or permit fees—these will often pale in comparison to the long-term financial rewards associated with owning one.

When considering the purchase of a home with a legal suite here in Vancouver, you need to weigh up all the pros and cons carefully. However, if done correctly this type of property could be just what you need to build significant wealth over time. It’s ultimately up to you whether you decide to pursue this option or not; however I assure you that whatever decision you make will have lasting implications on your finances down the line!

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