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#401 499 Drake St and Paul Albrighton on Shaw TV




Paul Albrighton on Dream Homes Shaw TvTim Chung from The Express Vancouver / Dream Homes on Shaw TV - tours the modern contemporary residence currently for sale at The Grace marketed by Albrighton.  Dream Homes is featured segment on Shaw TV - The Express, designed to feature unique homes in Vancouver that offer extraordinary design and that truly showcase Vancouver's best spots and homes.   This show is focused on reporting on Vancouver's best locations, lifestyles and human interests.  This magazine style program brings you an in-depth look at the fascinating people, events, recreation and attractions from Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.  Click here for more information and episodes:


Are you looking for a Vancouver Loft or a Unique Property?




Paul Albrighton's business profile.  When it comes to lofts or architecture, Paul speaks with passioin: "It all began when I started in the Real Estate business, I had a love for architecture and some unique buildings in Vancouver.  I noticed that there was a group of people searching for something unique to live in, they were tired of day to day average spec condos.  My goal was to fulfill that need while enjoying my passion of looking at spectacular places"

Paul Albrighton and Uther Interiors on Gobal TV

3D Virtual Tour and Paul Albrighton - Uther Interiors

Paul Albrighton was featured on Global TV to explain how the new 3D Virtual Open house will affect marketing in the Real Estate Business.  Albrighton Real Estate believes in technology and leading the way with new technology.  This system will allow users to feel the layout of a home from their own computers at home.  This will save time and money, and also allow specialize.  Watch the video below.

Buy a Vancouver Loft with Paul Albrighton

Buy a Vancouver loft with Paul Albrighton.  We are specialists, not generalists.  Lofts, loft style condos, and architectural property can be found in a variety of places.  Choose an agent who knows the right buildings, sale prices, niche markets, and who has credible experience to help you complete a transaction.

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Click here to start looking for your next Vancouver Loft.


Paul Albrighton talks to HGTV's Colin & Justin about loft prices in Vancouver

While touring the Home Show at BC Place this weekend, I had a chance to talk with Colin and Justin from HGTV: "Colin and Justin's Home Heist".  I announced how large of fan I was, and then Colin and Justin asked me about price per square foot of lofts in Vancouver.  These entertaining gentlelmen have a great sense of humour and had me laughing in manner of seconds.

And of course an autograph that reads "Sell a lot of lofts"

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Albrighton real estate - lofts, modern condos, and architectural properties

We specialize in lofts, modern condos, and architectural property in Vancouver, BC.  

To see all Vancouver lofts for sale go to:

Albrighton Loft and Architectural target buildings - Google Maps now added

I have created building webpages for the most popular and architecturally special Vancouver bulidings.  Each page has maps, photos, information, and active listings.

I have just added Google Street View Maps for all of these bulidings.


Granite Block Lofts in Mount Pleasant - 234 East 5th, Vancouver

Abbott Place in Gastown Vancouver - 233 Abbott St, Vancouver

"33" in Crosstown Vancouver - 33 West Pender Vancouver

The Workshop Lofts in Mount Pleasant - 1220 E. Pender St, Vancouver

Koret Lofts in Gastown - 55 E. Cordova, Vancouver

Del Prado Yaletown Loft Building - 1155 Mainland St, Vancouver

The Hamilton Yaletown Loft Buliding - 1178 Hamilton St. Vancouver

The Space Lofts - Downtown Loft Building - 1238 Seymour St, Vancouver

Bowman Lofts in Crosstown - 528 Beatty St, Vancouver

XL Lofts in Cambie/Mount Pleasant W - 428 W. 8th Ave, Vancouver

Metropolis Lofts in Yaletown Vancouver - 1238 Richards St, Vancouver

Alda Lofts in Yaletown Vancouver - 1275 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Crosstown heritage loft building - 518 Beatty S, Vancouver

The Spot Lofts in Downtown Vancouver - 933 Seymour St, Vancouver

Tribeca Lofts in Yaletown Vancouver - 988 Richards St, Vancouver

McMasters Buliding - Lofts in Yaletown - 1180 Homer St, Vancouver

Sophia - Mount Pleasant Modern condos - 298 E. 11th Ave, Vancouver

The Edge lofts in Gastown Vancouver - 289 Alexander St, Vancouver

Artech Warehouse Lofts in Mount Pleasant - 336 E. 1st Ave, Vancouver

Loft 495 in South Granville/Mount Pleasant - 495 W. 6th, Vancouver

Van Horne in Gastown - 22 E. Cordova, Vancouver

Carrall Station in Gastown - 1 E. Cordova St, Vancouver

Crane Building - 540 Beatty in Crosstown - 546 Beatty St, Vancouver

Murchies Building in Yaletown - 1216 Homer St, Vancouver

Waterfall Building in False Creek - 1540 W. 2nd, Vancouver

The Grace in Yaletown - 499 Drake St, Vancouver

The Grace in Yaletown - 1280 Richards St, Vancouver

Shangri La in Downtown - 1111 Alberni St, Vancouver

Shangri-La in Coal Harbour - 1128 W. Georgia St, Vancouver

Flatiron in Coal Harbour - 1277 Melville St, Vancouver

Harbour Green II in Coal Harbour - 1139 W. Cordova St, Vancouver

The Qube in Coal Harbour - 1333 W. Georgia St, Vancouver

256 E 2nd Jacobsen Lofts in Mount Pleasant.

228 E 4th Ave - Watershed Lofts in Mount Pleasant

1252 Hornby st - Pure Loft condos in Downtown Vancouver



Vancouver Loft and Premiere Architecture Realtor

Macdonald Realty Downtown Vancouver

604 315 5574

Vancouver Market update for Loft and Condo prices - August 2009

Why are lofts and condos selling so fast?

Paul Albrighton - market update for condos and lofts Aug '09.  Demand high, inventory low, prices increasing since April 2009. 


What is a Vancouver Loft?

Often people ask me "What is a Vancouver Loft"?


Vancouver lofts can be descriped in many ways, see the following video for a summary by Paul Albrighton including a brief description on: Heritage lofts, live/work lofts, two level lofts, and modern loft style condos.

Paul Albrighton offers full service for Out Of Town Buyers

Are you planning to purchase a modern condo or loft in Vancouver and you are out of town?

If you are currently not living in Vancouver and are looking to buy a modern condo or loft, Paul Albrighton offers a full Purchasing Service for Out of Town Buyers.  

Paul Albrighton offers high services for out of town buyers.
 Services include:

1.  Emailed full list of selected listings within the criteria you decide.  This also includes full neighbourhood descriptions, information on local development plans, and sales history within a building or local area.  Paul Albrighton typically works with out of town buyers who are interested in architecturally special property for sale, including: live/work lofts, modern condos, stylish lofts, loft townhouses, and penthouses.

2.  Extra floor plans, photos, and personalized video tours (see below) of highlighted property.

3.  Emailed contracts with clear instructions for signing.  Daily updates on the status of your offer.

4.  Contacts for recommended inspectors, lawyers, notaries, and contractors.

5.  A proven track record for working with many out of town buyers.

6.  Expert opinion on building maintenance, condition, and up and coming property/buildings/areas.

7.  Full analysis to determine market value of a suite, using tax assessments, recent sales, price per square foot comparisons and more.

8.  An efficient network to help complete the transaction wherever you are.  

Contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574 or [email protected] with your property creteria to begin your purchasing plan today. 

Most Recent personalized quick video tour sent to a out of town client:

May 2009 is a good time to buy a loft

Paul Albrighton gives you a breif summary of the Vancouver Loft marketplace.

Four of the past Albrighton loft sales have resulted in multiple offers, with three of the properties selling over list price.  There are currently many buyers looking for lofts in Vancouver priced between $350,000 to $450,000.  With ultra low interest rates, and prices reflecting a 10% decline over one year - this is very attractive to anyone renting or considering entering the market.  Contact me at 604 315 5574 for more information regarding buying or selling your next Vancouver Loft.

Paul Albrighton is a Vancouver Loft Specialist

Paul Albrighton works with loft buyers and sellers on a daily basis.  What does it take to be a Vancouver loft specialist? 

1.  Knowing all the loft buildings in Vancouver, from what is avaiable, to what is upcoming

2.  Working with Vancouver loft buyers and sellers on daily basis

3.  Creating and maintaining marketing systems beyond the mls to capture loft buyers and sellers daily

4.  Tracking and keeping on top of the market, from new listings, recent sale prices, to which buildings are showing the most activity

5.  Maintianing the #1 presence in the Vancouver loft marketplace

Watch the following video.


Paul Albrighton tours the Vancouver convention centre

I just the opportunity to tour the new Vancouver Convention Centre.  This is a beautiful modern architectural Vancouver building.  The design materials are top-notch and it touch with "green building" methods. 

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-Targeted LEED Canada Gold Building standards, the roof is the largest green roof in North America with over 400,000 plants, the building has top-notch water and power conservation systems, and custom lighting systems.  This monument for Vancouver was designed by LMN Architects our of Seattle Washington.  See our quick video tour.

Vancouver Shangri-la Sky Loft! at the estates

Welcome to Vancouver's best loft!  This is a skyloft at Shangri-la Vancouver.  This unit is located in the cube near the top at Shangri-la's North East corner.  These skyloft units are located on the 53th and 54th at the 1128 W Georgia St - The Shangri-la estates. See the video below for a quick walkthrough.  This is a truly unique property and amongst the best suites in the city of Vancouver.  Go to for more details.

This unbelievable unit features ceiling with over 20' cielings and over 4500 sq.ft. of living space.  To see all Vancouver Shangri-la suites for sale at 1111 Alberni st and 1128 W Georgia St go to

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Ultimate English Bay views for $339,000 at 501 Pacific Ave

This studio suite is located on 27th floor in a great Yaletown Location it offers fantastic western views of Downtown's best buildings, and the ocean. Enjoy sunsets, fireworks, and more! 500 sq.ft. at The 501, 2705 - 501 Pacific Ave.

Brava Vancouver Penthouse - Modern Design

This amazing custom designed residence located on the 33rd floor above the Brava towers in Yaletown/Downtown is still on the market and price reduced. Take advantage! This mid-century inspired penthouse suite features modern contemporary design with minimalist touches seen in few places. The top end kitchen includes Wenge African wood cabinets, and concrete composite 4" thick countertops which flash elements of the exterior building architecture. The large bedroom features full automatic hidden roller blinds, frosted glass doors, heated floors, and over height 10 foot ceilings are found throughout. Walk up the minimalist marble stairs into a nook which opens to one of Vancouver's best roof top patios! Souring views from 34th floor this 500 sq.ft. patio looks perfectly West and allows for breathtaking views of the whole city. Contact me at [email protected] or 604 315 5574 to view this property or visit us at the Open House this weekend Sunday August 10th between 12:00pm - 1:30pm. Ph 4 – 1199 Seymour St. Offered at $1,299,000.

Should you renovate your condo before selling in today's market?

Many client ask me, weither they should renovate their condo before putting it on the market. Listen to Pauls opinion below. Basically buyers today want a deal and not have to pay extra for a renovated suite, you are better off taking the amount you wish to spend on nice renovations and discount it off the price of your property! There currently are a lot of nicely renovated suites on the market sitting and waiting... Contact Paul Albrighton at [email protected] or 604 315 5574 for information about selling your condo or loft in Vancouver's marketplace.

Why you should buy a bigger condo now!

Why should you sell your place and buy a bigger one now? Paul Albrighton tells you his opinion on video below. Sell your current condo for a slight discount, buy something bigger and save the same percentage on a bigger purchase price! Ex: You currently own a condo worth $400,000 and you want to move up for some water views and more square footage. Sell your $400,000 condo at a 5% loss for $380,000 and buy something worth $800,000 for also 5% less and save $40,000 off the purchase price. Where do we get 5% from, this is the average in downturned prices in Downtown Vancouver since Feb. 2008. Contact me at 604 315 5574 to find out what the marketable price of your property is in today's market.