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Although the Dunbar district consists mainly of single-family dwellings, the early 1990s saw the adoption of new zoning that allowed for some rental suites.
There has been a recent push for increased density in the area in order to provide alternative housing for both residents who still want to stay in neighbourhood, or new comers looking to become a part of this community. The challenge has been how to try and satisfy both the concerns of the current residents and the needs of the new comers. It seems an equitable resolution is proving a success for everyone. The main corridors of the area will be lined with denser strata properties. The propensity will be for street-level commercial units with residential strata-titled properties above. There are many already finished and many “soon to be built” properties along the main arteries that have blended into the neighbourhood naturally. The success of this thinking is proving a boon to the Dunbar area as well as other areas with the same challenges.
Dunbar is an eclectic mix of housing bordered to the north by West 16th Avenue, to the south by West 41st Avenue, to the west by Pacific Spirit Park and to the east by the zigzag routing of Quesnel Drive and Blenheim Street.
Dunbar began as a logged off area of Vancouver, basically uninhabitable in the early 1900s due to the left over mass of fallen, burnt timbers from logging. In fact, the first known settlers in what was to become Dunbar was a family known as the Mounts who lived where 3379 West 22nd Avenue is now located.
As town planning principles evolved and access to this Vancouver Westside area became available by the establishment of streetcar routes in the 1920s, homes began to be built. Early zoning bylaws required that houses be situated well back on their lots, easily identifying the “originals” that still stand today. Some of these early homes were designed in the English Arts and Crafts and Edwardian building styles. The Dunbar region has a rich architectural heritage and as of 1992, 21 structures of historical significance are on the Vancouver Heritage Register. One good example of this architectural heritage is the “Haigler House” at 3537 West 30th Avenue.
The table shown below is a current snapshot of all the active listings in Dunbar, segmented by residential property types. The second column is a calculation of the current median asking price, while the third column is the summed total of all active listings for the related property type. Please note that this table is updated every 24 hours.
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The MLS® HPI Benchmark Prices shown below represent the current expected sales price for a typical or “Benchmark” home in a given neighbourhood.
The MLS® HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. The most commonly traded set of these attributes describes the composite of the typical or ‘benchmark’ property type in a given area. Prices paid for homes with these attributes determine benchmark home prices.
The MLS® Home Price Index is modelled on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures the rate of price change for a basket of goods and services including food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. Instead of measuring goods and services, the HPI measures the change in the price of housing features. Thus, the HPI measures typical, pure price change (inflation or deflation).
The graph below charts the historical Home Price Index over a 3 year period.
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