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Vancouver housing market expected to slow down during winter

2011 has been the tale of two real estate markets, as mainland Chinese buyers influence some areas and asset classes while ignoring others altogether. The biggest beneficiaries of the influx of...

Canada an economic oasis in a desert of bad financial news

With the problems in the US and Europe and the resulting economic turmoil, it is hard not to think of how these factors influence our housing market. And while it's true that consumer...

Asian investors continue to drive home prices higher in Vancouver, real estate agent says

Royal LePage released a study today showing how Canadian home prices remained high, with Vancouver homes nearly triple the national average. As outlined in a previous article, Asian investors were a...

Watermark takes Vancouver Sun, Miss 604, Vancouver View, and me to check out oceanfront condos in Sechelt, B.C.

"Hello, how's it going? Welcome on board, my name is Tyler. Should be a good trip," said the young pilot in the spiffy Harbour Air Seaplanes pilot uniform, black cap and ...

Dream of homeownership fades for many Canadians

Trish Rhéaume was visibly moved when Jimmy Carter handed her the key to her new home. Rhéaume, a single mother of a 16-year- old daughter, was one of six families who were housed by Habitat for...

Non-residential construction gets big boost in February, builder's group says

Non-residential construction continued to lead the way in B.C. with 54 per cent growth in February 2011, according to building permit numbers released today by Statistics Canada.  “Construction...

In Burnaby, a condo highrise sells out in a day

Amidst speculation in the Vancouver market, BOSA Properties’ newest, largest and "most luxurious" tower in Burnaby, Sovereign sold out minutes after the properties were released for pre-sale last...

Sales at former Olympic Village strong after 30% price drop, Rennie Marketing Systems communications leader says

"Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!" joked Bob Rennie, Principal of Rennie Marketing Systems, in a press release sent out by his communications director, Lesli Boldt. "I think we can start saying our...

Luxurious waterfront condos come complete with cutting edge art...in Nanaimo

Most of us have thought about it.  Debated it, chewed at the idea and maybe even screamed it out loud. It.  That moment, when, stuck in traffic, backlogged for miles with no end in sight,...

The New Millennium or the just the same over-priced story?

The athlete’s village Millennium Water project is open for public consumption.  Touted by Rennie Marketing as the greenest neighborhood on the planet and the last waterfront community in...
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