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No Sales Stats Over Christmas Break – December 26

            Dear Followers & New Site Visitors,   Due to the impending Christmas break, NO SALES STATS will be posted on Monday, December 26th, as the Real Estate Boards will, of course, be closed and not reporting.   Our regular postings will recommence the evening of  Tuesday, December 27th, providing […]

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Blast From the Past Redux

In 2012 I re-posted a 2005 blogpost. (FWIW, I liked VHB and hope he’s alive and well). Has anything changed? Sure. We now blame foreign buyers and flipping and make a lot of statements about language proficiency and tracking buyers that we won’t be proud of in the future. Politicians are beating the drum, and […]

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Season’s Greetings to Our Valued Clients and Site Visitors

                We would like to take the opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for   your valued business and website visits over the past year.       May this Christmas bring you health, happiness, success and prosperity to   last throughout the New Year, and well beyond. […]

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New Units Added to Inventory – Live At Balance!

Live at Balance! Balance is a new project at the corner of Grosvenor and Whalley Boulevard. That’s basically 108 and King George. Depending on how you want to go it’s either crack central or an up and coming part of Surrey. It means 56 new units added to inventory. Floorspace ranges from 307 sq. feet […]

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New Product

I cover a lot of the Lower Mainland in my travels, often putting more than 100 kilometers per day on my vehicle. I can testify that there is a lot of building going on, regardless of where you go. In some areas there is opposition to it (Lynn Vally, in North Van, or in Marpole, […]

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BC Housing Rally? Really?

A mortgage broker with Verico, Geoff Ellingham, sends me emails with real estate links (he hasn’t singled me out for special treatment – I’m sure he sends links to all the cool kids). A recent one that stood out was a Globe & Mail report that the BC Housing Rally is expected to continue through […]

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More on Affordable Housing

Housing affordability is a hot topic these days, with several people (for example, Gregor Robertson and Charlie Smith) adding heat without creating light. Bob Ransford asks two important questions in a recent Vancouver Sun piece that got me thinking and that can help clarify the situation: Improving housing affordability and diversity are the stated goals […]

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Crowdsourcing For the DTES

A friend of mine asked me to help her with a project she’s doing for the DTES. She is a Strathcona resident, an entrepreneur and a budding agent of social change. She needs help. I’ve helped a bit and am asking for readers of this blog to also pitch in. It’s easy. It’s worthwhile. It […]

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Landlord Slapped by RTB

The Vancouver Sun reports today that “notorious landlord Gurdyal Singh Sahota” was hit with. $115,000 administrative penalty for failing to maintain a healthy building. It’s the first administrative penalty the RTB has issued, according to the Sun. And Rich Coleman, the minister responsible for the RTB, is unable to confirm that the penalty was levied, […]

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Housing Affordability/Sustainability

I heard Micheal Geller and Frances Bula talking on Bill Good this morning about housing affordability. They weren’t really talking housing. They were talking money. Other people’s money, in fact, and how that money could be taken from them and used for good ideas that people like Frances and Michael have. If you ask CREA […]

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