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CREA reaches agreement in principle with Competition Commissioner

CREA reaches agreement in principle with Competition Commissioner

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has reached an agreement in principle with the Commissioner of Competition regarding the application before the Competition Tribunal, subject to the approval of CREA’s member boards at a Special General Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland on October 24, 2010.

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$4300 Incentive from City and Terasen Gas Targets New & Existing Homes

The fall season is shaping up to be a shining success for solar hot water in BC. The Solar Community of Vancouver has increased their incentive offer to homeowners in the city with $4300 now available for solar hot water installations in both new and existing homes.

Global liveability report – Vancouver remains top

Global liveability report – Vancouver remains top

Vancouver (Canada), with a score of 98%, still remains at the top of the ranking, with only petty crime presenting any difficulties for the city. The city benefits from an excellent infrastructure and, as host to the 2010 winter Olympics and Paralympics, has a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

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Canada will lead G7 in economic growth

Despite the recent slowdown, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it still sees Canada will be the leader in economic growth among major industrialized countries this year and next.

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Luxury home market booming in Metro Vancouver

The realty firm Re/Max is looking to British Columbia’s high-end home sales as one bellwether for its prediction that provincial real estate markets are settling into a period of stability, according to a forecast released Tuesday.

Vancouver - The Solar Ready City

Vancouver – The Solar Ready City

Bordered by the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is not only recognizable as one of the world’s most scenic cities but is renowned for its innovative programs in the area of sustainability.

Fears of double dip being overplayed

Fears of double dip being overplayed

Don’t listen to the naysayers, says the Conference Board of Canada, a double-dip isn’t in the cards.

Dire warnings of a return to recession fail to recognize one key factor, the board said: a slow recovery from this recession was expected.

Pace of housing price increases continues to slow

Pace of housing price increases continues to slow

Housing prices rose for the 15th straight month in July, but by the smallest margin in four months, according to a national index released Wednesday.

And for the first time in four months, prices failed to rise above the previous month’s in all of the six metropolitan areas measured in the Teranet-National Bank house price index.