In a sign of downtown development roaring back to life, B.C.’s wealthiest businessman announced Tuesday plans for a half-billion-dollar development at the city entrance on Burrard.
The push for rapid transit to the University of B.C. is heating up, with the Alma Mater Society urging Metro Vancouver to make the issue an “urgent priority.”
Society president Bijan Ahmadian has sent a letter to the regional district saying rapid transit to UBC should be considered as “equally urgent” as that for south of Fraser communities in Metro Vancouver’s draft regional growth strategy.
When interest rates rise, 10 per cent of Canadian households could be in financial trouble, according to a TD Economics study.
Canada’s housing market, while no longer red-hot, remains on steady ground, according to a report by Royal LePage.
The average price of a home sold in Canada in September was in line with that of a year earlier, even as 19.8 per cent fewer sales were registered.
Housing sales rose in September for a second straight month while average prices reversed the falling trend with a 1.9% increase from August, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Friday.
Total building permit values in the Abbotsford region declined in August, according to the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s analysis of today’s Statistics Canada building permit report.
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.
After a strong finish to 2009, and a robust first quarter of 2010, housing starts have moderated.
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.