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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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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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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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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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Jan 0
Jan 0

Global outlook: Eyes on the States

There’s been a lot of chatter lately about global instability. China’s stock market has been shut down twice in the last few weeks, prompting fears the country is not growing at its forecasted rate. Saudi Arabia and Iran are in a very scary staring match right now, and North Korea just tested another bomb. Commodity […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

B.C. is the best

On Sunday readers of The Globe and Mail, the most well read and respected newspaper in the country, opened the pages to a massive feature on the province of British Columbia. And with all the negative headlines as of late, the lengthy piece went against the grain and pegged B.C. as the new economic engine, […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

B.C.- the only province NOT in a budget deficit

So the government released its 2015 budget this past week. Now wait, before you yawn and stop reading this article, this budget is incredibly important and significant nation-wide, and we’ll tell you why. First, B.C. is the only province in the entire country with a budget in the black right now. Every single other province […]

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