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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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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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Aug 0
Aug 0

Investment Radar Alert in Surrey BC

If you’ve headed out east past the Fraser River lately, you may have noticed some changes in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. Surrey, long seen as just another outlying community in Metro Vancouver, has stepped up to the plate and is joining the big leagues. With a booming population, construction and real estate […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Jobless rate in B.C. lowest in country

B.C’s unemployment rate stayed pretty much the same in January at 6.6%, heading down a fraction from December when it was at 6.7%. Now you might think, this isn’t very newsworthy? However when you look at the context of the world’s economy, and even the Canadian economy, 6.6% is most definitely a positive number. First […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Squamish the new Whistler?

Once again some very interesting news that will have a massive impact on the Vancouver area in the future seems to have missed the front page: a proposed ski resort at Squamish called Garibaldi which would rival Whistler. The provincial government issued an environmental assessment certificate for a proposed ski resort near Squamish, B.C.; although the […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Tech sector great boost for B.C.’s long term outlook

Right now the provincial government is unveiling a multi-year strategy that looks to support the growth and expansion of B.C’s tech sector. While it’s not grabbing international headlines, if you live in B.C., you should be pretty happy right now. Some of the numbers being release paint an amazing picture of how our government is […]

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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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Jul 0
Jul 0

Vancouver bridges getting makeovers

It passed with little press, however it is going to completely redefine your daily experience if you use the Burrard Street Bridge on a regular basis. Council recently approved turning one of the commuter lanes on Vancouver’s oldest causeway into a bicycle/pedestrian walkway. The whole idea is to make the corridor more bike and foot […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

Georgia Street could go Jenga!

A German architect based out of Beijing and Hong Kong has proposed a stunning new building for downtown Vancouver. Located at 1500 West Georgia St., the proposed developed would top 152 metres and features a three dimensional, multi-frontal building that kind of looks like a large Jenga game in process. Awesome in our books! 1500 West Georgia […]

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