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Jul 0
Jul 0

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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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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Brian Higgins, Amy Leong, Vancouver Real Estate. Vancity, Development, City of Vancouver, Home Buyers, Economics, Realtor
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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Sep 0
Sep 0

Vancouver to become first Canadian city to have living wages

Lost in the shuffle of today’s endless news cycle was a little bit of good news, and something all Vancouverites should be quite proud of. A few weeks ago Vancouver declared it will become Canada’s first certified city as a living wage employer. This means council has approved pursuing a Living Wage certification for all […]

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City of Vancouver, Vancouver upgrades, economic development
Sep 0
Sep 0

Downtown Vancouver alley upgrades in the works

Sometimes a little aesthetical change can go a long way. The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association has announced an experiment to liven up the city’s alleys. They’ve started with an alley that runs behind West Hastings Street between Seymour and Granville. Basketball hoops, furniture and unique, artistic lighting will be installed shortly on the alleyway, repainting […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Arbutus corridor to go green finally

So the City of Vancouver has finally reached an agreement to purchase the Arbutus corridor from CP. The city agreed to pay $55 million for 42 acres of land that stretches nine kilometres from False Creek through Kitsilano and the West Side to the Fraser River. The idea for the land is simple: green, green, green. […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Lotus Land ranks atop the world again

Once again Vancouver is one of the top five most livable cities in the world, according to the Mercer 2016 Quality of Living Rankings. There’s some interesting things to this year’s rankings concerning Vancouver: We are the only Canadian city in the top ten! Here’s how Mercer breaks down the results: Political and social environment (political […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Vancouver rising

If you’re a property owner, the last few days have obviously brought some interesting news. Across the Lower Mainland and the province, assessed values of homes are on the rise. According to BC Assessment, some of the largest increases are up to 25% from last year. A west side, single family lot in the City […]

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