Barbara Yaffe: Real estate market mayhem comes to Squamish

November 27, 2015 under Useful Articles
BY BARBARA YAFFE, VANCOUVER SUN NOVEMBER 26, 2015 Vancouverites look far and wide for housing they can afford Ninety minutes. That’s all the time it took earlier this month for buyers to snap up every last one of ParkHouse Squamish Ltd.’s 65 pre-sale condo units. Squamish, it appears, is just close enough to Vancouver to fall victim to the region’s property mayhem. The condo units, priced from $167
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B.C., Vancouver ask Ottawa to pick up bigger share of transit projects Municipalities can’t afford requirement to pay one third of major projects, mayor says

November 20, 2015 under Useful Articles
By Peter O’Neil and Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun November 20, 2015 Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson is lobbying Ottawa to drastically reduce the amount of matching funds cities must provide for major infrastructure projects. Photograph by: DARRYL DYCK , THE CANADIAN PRESS   The B.C. government and the city of Vancouver are lobbying the Trudeau government to reduce the municipal share of the cost of
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Top Producers for the Month of October 2015

November 20, 2015 under Tony's Latest Updates
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Tony’s Latest Updates – November 20,2015

November 20, 2015 under Tony's Latest Updates
Buying a home in the Lower Mainland has never been more challenging.  It doesn’t seem to be about the price as much as getting the property.  The President of the REBGV puts it simply:   “Home sales are more than one-third above what’s typical for this time of year yet the supply of homes for sale is the lowest we’ve seen in five years.  This activity has created favourable conditions for anyone con
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UDI/Vancity Affordability Index: Prices still rising, housing affordability still dropping in Metro Vancouver

November 13, 2015 under Useful Articles
By Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun November 12, 2015 Prices just keep going up in Vancouver and its suburbs, making it increasingly difficult to afford a home, the UDI/Vancity Housing Affordability Index shows. The only window into affordable home ownership is buying a condominium in one of Metro’s outer suburbs, where apartments remain affordable, but are getting smaller and smaller. Historically low interest ra
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