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February Housing Starts in Metro Vancouver

March 8th, 2012

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February Housing Starts in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER, March 8, 2012 - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reports 1,870 housing starts in February 2012 in the Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), compared to 1,414 starts the same month a year ago. Strength in multiple-family construction accounted for the majority of housing starts.

"Nearly 90 per ce ...

BC Government Announces New HST/PST Housing Transitional Rules

February 17th, 2012

Government announces new HST/PST housing transitional rules

The government today announced the HST/PST transitional rules on new homes.

As the province transitions back to the PST, which will replace the HST effective April 1, 2013, measures to ease the HST burden on new home buyers include:

  • The BC New Housing Rebate threshold will increase to $850,000 from $525,000, so that more ...

Station Helps Put London District on the Right Track

December 26th, 2011
Wish we can get properties with this kind of characters in Vancouver... Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2011

Station Helps Put London District on the Right Track


1-Station

LONDON — The English poet John Betjeman described the towering Gothic rail station of St. Pancras in north-central London as “too beautiful and too romantic to survive.” But survive it did, even after being s ...

Grading the green roof on Vancouver's new convention centre

December 8th, 2011

Grading the green roof on Vancouver's new convention centre

 

It's been three years since it was complete, so is Canada's biggest green roof a success?

 
 
 
 

The massive green roof on the convention cerntre is mostly visible to people working in adjacent highrise office blocks or living in luxury condos opposite.

Photograp ...

Fairmont Pacific Rim ready to open

February 4th, 2010

Fairmont Pacific Rim - the 2nd last water front building at Coal Harbour is ready to be unveiled just in time for 2010 Olympics.

Gillespie to Unveil Fairmont Pacific Rim

Gillespie Pacific Rim Fairmont

Fairmont Poetry

View corridors remain protected

January 27th, 2010

Majority city council approved to continue the protection of view corridors. Guess Shangri-la will remain the tallest building for the city for another while.

Vancouver council agrees to protect view corridors.

B.C. real estate market carried higher by wave of sales

January 15th, 2010

Dec 2009 BC real estate market was 132% better then Dec 2008. Market should continue to grow in 2010:

B.C. real estate market carried higher by wave of sales.

Re:place Magazine

August 18th, 2009

I just stumbled across this on line magazine which has some good features on urbanity.

 

http://regardingplace.com/

Famed Vancouver Architect, Arthur Erickson Has Died

May 21st, 2009

 

His many landmark buildings will be with us for some time yet.  R.I.P.


http://tinyurl.com/q4ba5w

Home Maintenance Tips

April 5th, 2009

 

Wayne de Jong of "Pillar To Post Home Inspections" puts out this great newsletter with smart tips on home maintenance:

 

http://tinyurl.com/cao27q

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