BC housing markets are returning to typical post-recession demand pat- terns. The dramatic rebound in consumer demand during 2009 and sub- sequent decline during the first two quarters of 2010 has set the stage for a gradual increase in home sales during the fall and through 2011. Residential unit sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC are forecast to decrease 7 per cent to 79,500 units in 2010, before climbing 5 per cent to 83,400 units in 2011.
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its Housing Forecast Update for the third quarter of 2010 today.
BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales are forecast to decline 7 per cent from 85,028 units in 2009 to 79,500 units this year, before increasing 5 per cent to 83,400 units in 2011.
The Simon Fraser University Community Trust has cleared its last hurdle to doubling the size of its Burnaby Mountain-top community with zoning approval for Phase 3 of its UniverCity project.
Vancouver has been named one of National Geographicâ€™s top 10 beach cities in the world â€” along with international destinations including Cape Town, Honolulu, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney.
â€śCanadaâ€™s most adventurous metropolis is home to 10 beaches, from the family-centric Jericho to the clothing-optional Wreck Beach, many of which offer commanding views of the Vancouver skyline and majestic North Shore Mountains,â€ť a recent article in the magazine reads.
Each July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws a crowd of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park for a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine.
Vancouver may be an expensive place to park, but it’s also the cheapest among the big five Canadian cities, according to a survey released Monday by Colliers International.
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World Cup Final on Granville Street
While some municipalities like West Vancouver are buying back waterfront for public recreation, Fort Langley residents are fighting to save the communityâ€™s last strip of riverfront.
Residents in the Fraser Valley heritage town have come out en masse â€” packing three nights of public hearings â€” to oppose a revamped rezoning by ParkLane Homes to build a pair of four-storey condo and townhouse blocks on the river as part of the final phase of the Bedford Landing development.
Merrell is pleased to present the 7th Annual Seek The Peak Relay raising funds for Rethink Breast Cancer. The challenging 16-kilometer course starts on the beach at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver, winds its way through North Vancouver, then heads up the legendary Grouse Grind® to the Peak of Vancouver.