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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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Jan 0
Jan 0

B.C. Real Estate Searches by Americans Surge After Election

While many have talked about the downside of a Trump presidency south of the border, others are doing what they do best and looking at the upside. Of course the president’s transgressions are tough to overlook, however there is one place in which a light is shining particularly bright right now: our local real estate […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Downtown Surrey is in hot demand with qualified, approved tenants who want affordable luxuries

  When does it make sense to buy pre sale properties? When you are able to secure the best suites prior to the public launch as a VIP purchaser. When the tenant demographics are verified and approved. When the long term economic growth supports both rental and property values. When the property is located in […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

Interest Free Loans For First Time B.C Home Buyers Announced

The provincial government is offering first-time homebuyers the chance to get a mortgage via an interest free loan. The B.C. Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program provides a maximum of $37,500 or up to 5% of the purchase price of a home, with a 25-year loan that is both interest-free and payment-free for the first five years after […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

Hitting the sustainable transportation target five years early

The City of Vancouver unveiled an ambitious plan about a decade ago. The idea was to make the city completely powered by clean energy by 2050, not just electricity, but heating and transportation as well. As part of this, the city was looking to get to 50 percent when it came to sustainable modes of […]

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Nov 0
Nov 0

Foreign skilled labour could be Canada’s shining light

There’s no doubting the abundance of political and economic uncertainty out there right now. Many people are worried about the future, unsure of what’s to come concerning a wide variety of issues. One thing you can bank on today, the Canadian government has taken a forward-thinking approach to the country’s economy. Exhibit A took place […]

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