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Real Estate

Feb 17, 2010
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Feb 3, 2010
Invermere's Rocky Road
Erin Millar

For many residents of Invermere, last year’s slowdown in the real estate market couldn’t come soon enough. Their town has become the A-list destination for Alberta vacationers, driving prices for housing, food and clothing to lofty heights. As things settle – for now – the question remains: how big can things get?

Dec 3, 2009
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Marlene MacIsaac

"We are allowed to be sick and are not given a hard time over it,” says one employee. “They treat us like adults." Number of employees:  80 Head office: Vancouver Quote: “When a unique opportunity to work during the Olympics came up for me, my manager and my leaders were completely accommodating and recognized this for the amazing opportunity it is, instead of blocking me from it”

Dec 2, 2009
Field of Dreams
Lindsey Norris

On the grounds of a former sanatorium near Kamloops, a group of B.C. and Alberta investors hope to build a new “urban-agricultural” community for 3,000 people. 
But if they build it, will buyers come? When you visit a ghost town, you don’t expect a lineup. But when I pull up to the gate of the former King Edward VII tuberculosis sanatorium in Tranquille, 20 minutes outside of downtown Kamloops, I am the third car in queue. It seems I’m not the...

Dec 2, 2009
Craig McCaw's Treasure Island
Andrew Findlay

Seattle billionaire Craig McCaw and his visions of a Gulf Island eco-topia. Not many people can afford to buy an island, but reclusive Seattle billionaire Craig McCaw is one who can, and he wants to turn James Island, 15 kilometres northwest of Victoria, into an eco-topia for the wealthy elite.

Nov 4, 2009
Ending Homelessness in Vancouver: It Takes a Boardroom
David Jordan

Where government and social-service organizations have failed, a group of 
Vancouver business leaders is stepping 
in to offer a bold new approach to 
ending homelessness. On the hottest day of the summer – perhaps the decade, with temperature records falling across...

Nov 4, 2009
March Of The Megahomes
Tony Wanless

The march of the megahomes into neighbourhoods means densification is happening. But we continue to ignore it. Three different articles in one day’s newspaper are a great indicator that the Vancouver region is becoming more efficient in how it houses its population. Whether it wants to or not.

Nov 4, 2009
Vancouver's Most Expensive Properties
BCBusiness D.B.

The names and sums behind the richest land deals in recent Vancouver history. Andrea Eng, the subject of a 2008 BCBusiness profile, "The Zen of Andrea Eng," made her name as a commercial real estate broker at the epicentre of a...

Sep 2, 2009
Vancouver's Hidden Design Gems
Alison McLaughlin

Woe unto you, O People of Vancouver, if you ignore these paragons of local architecture and design. Condominiums with more sales pitch than closet space aren't properties worth gushing over, but they get the most attention in Vancouver. Forget them. What we wanted to know is, What are Vancouver's ten most neglected of underappreciated masterpieces? We got our answers from three industry experts: – Celine Pitre of Celine Interiors

Jul 16, 2009
B.C.'s Blipping Real Estate Market
Tony Wanless

Last Fall, we were inundated with stories about how this recession was on par with the Crash of 29. This summer, it’s all about how it’s over and happy times are here again. I’m talking specifically about B.C.’s favorite amateur investment – real estate. The media is breathlessly reporting that home...

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