Bob in the News

Outpouring Of Support For Gothic Arches Development
Jan 22, 2020 by Danielle McCreadie, CHSJ 

McVicar says the demand for rental units like this development is high uptown, and he has no doubts that it will be fully rented before its even complete. Read more…

Gothic Arches Development Receives Outpouring Of Support
Jan 22, 2020 by Danielle McCreadie, Huddle

“If this building gets built, it’s the manifestation of a significant turnaround in the neighbourhood. For 25 or 30 years, I’ve been a proponent of the neighbourhood. We’ve been trying to get people to believe in it like we believe in it, and now it’s happening…” Read more…

REALTOR Has Faith Gothic Arches Will Sell
October 19, 2019 by Micheal Robinson, Telegraph-Journal

“I can tell you clearly, echoing the words of Develop Saint John, the biggest challenge – especially as a realtor – is a long list of people who want to live or buy a house uptown tomorrow,” he said. “And we just don’t have what people need.”
McVicar stressed more development uptown is needed to meet demand. Read more…

Recording Engineer with 25,000,000 Album Sales Has Studio In Uptown Saint John
February 5, 2019 by Chuck Teed, Huddle

“… we started looking online at real estate and saw these great big brick mansions. It would be hard to find something with this character in Toronto and Vancouver – I don’t even know if they exist there, because they’ve all been levelled. Where else in the world can you get something like this? You can’t.” (And guess who their REALTOR® was!) Read more…

Developer Plans To Turn South End Building Into Apartments
April 18, 2018 CHSJ News

“The more momentum we have, the more momentum we seem to get. I don’t think we’re anywhere near the top end of this, and I see a stretch of several years ahead of this,” says McVicar. Read more…

Developer Plans 25-Unit Apartment Building in South End of Saint John
April 18, 2018 by Mark Legere, Huddle

“After 25 years of advocacy for the revitalization of our #lovelifeuptown neighborhood I can’t quite put to words how exciting it is to see the changes and feel a small part of the drive to move things forward.” Read more…

Saint John Real Estate Board Believes the Housing Market Will Keep Growing in 2018
January 17, 2018 by Cherise Letson, Huddle

McVicar also says more people from outside the region are starting to buy property and move here. Henry is seeing this trend develop as well, especially with people in the U.S. reacting to economic and political changes taking across North America. Read more…

Move Here: Local Realtor Says The Mayor’s Pitch Resonates Across Canada
December 8, 2017 by Mark Legere, Huddle

“There has been an increasingly significant flow of buyers from Alberta, B.C., and Ontario over the past three years,” said McVicar. “The numbers really work for retirees especially.” Read more…

Real Estate Market In Uptown, South End ‘On Fire’
July 31, 2017 CHSJ News

“Downtown, uptown Saint John is really as interesting a place, an urban place, a downtown place to live as any other place as Canada is right now and people are seeing that,” says McVicar. Read more…

Local Realtors Take Over Real Estate Franchise
July 4, 2017 by Tiffany Lewis, Telegraph-Journal

Two local Realtors are using their knowledge and connections in the city to grow their newly acquired franchise. Shirley Roach-Albert and Bob Mc-Vicar recently purchased real estate franchise Sutton Group Aurora Realty Ltd. in Saint John. The two bought the franchise from Sutton Aurora in Newfoundland. Read more…

A Strong Local Real Estate Market Encouraged Local Realtors Bob McVicar and Shirley Roach-Albert to Invest in Real Estate Franchise
July 3, 2017 MEDIA RELEASE from Sutton Group Aurora Realty

Shirley Roach-Albert and Bob McVicar are thrilled to announce they have taken ownership of Sutton Group Aurora Realty Ltd. in Saint John, effective July 1, 2017. The pair purchased the franchise, which was opened in October 2016, from Sutton Aurora in Newfoundland. Read more…

Why More Boomers and Millennials Are Buying Homes in Uptown Saint John
Jun 13, 2017 by Cherise Letson, Huddle

“In the past nine to 12 months, the activity uptown has really skyrocketed,” says McVicar. “When they began building the Irving Oil Headquarters building, that seemed to be really symbolic for folks. That really increased the activity, no question.”  Read more…

Want the Best Parking Uptown? Get Behind 800 Others
Jun 12, 2017 by Mike Landry, Telegraph-Journal

“It’s not always what we want it to be, from a parking perspective, but the benefits of living uptown far outweigh the challenges of parking.” Read more…

Old Spaces, Great Places: A Look at Old Saint John 
Jun 10, 2017 by Emily Hawes, Telegraph-Journal

Each weekend, the Telegraph-Journal features an historic property from the Saint John area with photos and historical information about the space. This week, the feature takes a different twist. This historic property at 75 Orange Street is on the market. Read more…    Take the online tour…

Saint John Real Estate Market Sees Explosive Start to 2017
Feb 24, 2017 by Sarah Seeley & Michael Robinson, Telegraph-Journal

McVicar, who moved to Saint John from Toronto in the early ’90s, attributed the new sense of balance in the housing market to recent gains in the local economy. Read more…

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― Jane Jacobs

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