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May 0
May 0

B.C.’s low unemployment rate bodes well for local economy

British Columbia’s employment rate currently sits at a national low, beating out every other province. Right now our province is at five percent, which was an increase from April’s mark of 4.7 percent. What does this mean? Well it means a lot of things, but probably the most important is that many economists believe the number […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

Wave of new office space set to hit downtown Vancouver

Millions of new square footage is set to hit downtown Vancouver’s core, which will quench record low vacancy rates when it comes to office space. Workers rejoice, as living and working in the middle of the city’s bustling metropolis is about to get a lot easier. The most prominent lease deal to be finalized in […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Viaducts removal makes way for new Northeast False Creek

It sounds ambitious because it is: the City of Vancouver is going to remove its two viaducts. These twin bridges that span 2.6 kilometres (Georgia and Dunsmuir) weigh 67,800 tonnes, are historic city structures, but will soon make way for what will be downtown Vancouver’s newest community: False Creek Northeast. Built from 26,500 cubic metres of […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Canada’s trade plays signals smart leadership during uneasy geopolitical climate

Let’s be honest, things are looking good up here in the Great White North. All signs are pointing upwards for the Canadian economy. When you look at numbers from the federal government and statistics provided by the International Monetary Fund, a vision of Canada’s long-term economic picture emerges. Not only did we weather the economic […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Real Estate and the Savvy Investor

According to Statistics Canada, the value of residential real estate has been steadily rising across the nation as far back as 1960 when the government started tracking specific numbers on the housing market. While the risk-return may not sound sexy, anyone who bought a house, apartment or condo in Metro Vancouver back in the 1960s […]

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Jul 1
Jul 1

What Interest Rates Mean For Real Estate

Well, the Bank of Canada finally did it. For the first time in seven years, the benchmark overnight rate went up a quarter of a percentage point. One must wonder, what does this mean for real estate? Well, what it means for real estate is what it means for the larger story that is the Canadian […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

Craft beer another calling card for Vancouver’s growth

Right now we’re in the middle of Vancouver’s 11th Annual Craft Beer Week, and you can add it to the list of amazing things this city is now known for worldwide. Yes, that’s right, Vancouver’s craft beer scene is gaining international attention. How awesome? Well think of Cuban cigars and champagne from France, now it’s […]

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May 0
May 0

Vancouver Commits to Keeping False Creek Waterways Clean

We definitely know how good we have it here in Vancouver. Beautiful coastal city in an amazing country. But let’s not forget there’s required maintenance and upkeep of paradise. So it’s with great glee that we support the City of Vancouver’s recent action towards strengthening the protection and reducing contamination in Vancouver’s surrounding waters. Of course […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Vancouver becoming international sports destination

If you’ve noticed some more foot traffic of the sporting variety downtown lately, you’re not alone. Turns out the ambitious plan to turn the City of Vancouver into a top-tier sporting event destination is paying off already. For so long the city has been known as a hockey town, but now we’ve become a full-on […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

False Creek flats in unveiled

Last night at a City of Vancouver public meeting the design plans for the False Creek Flats were unveiled. The master plan community which combines commercial and the new St. Paul’s Hospital is expected to increase jobs in the area for the next 30 years in the 450-acre industrial neighbourhood. The False Creek Flats, which […]

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