BANK OF CANADA RATE CUT EFFECT ON VANCOUVER HOUSING MARKET

July 15th, 2015

VANCOUVER (via NEWS 1130) – June was another scorching month in the Vancouver real estate market.

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An industry group says Vancouver home resales rose 28.7 per cent last month from a year earlier to 3,539.

The Canadian Real Estate Association also says the average unadjusted price was up 15.8 per cent to $923,000.

Even on a month-over-month basis Vancouver home prices were substantiall ...

BUILDING A COACH HOUSE

July 13th, 2015
A coach house is a detached compact home, usually built in the rear yard of a single-family residential lot.

Sometimes called a laneway house or carriage home, a coach house can provide you with additional rental income, while increasing the diversity of rental housing choices in single family neighbourhoods.

A coach house can't be sold separately from the main house or placed under strata ...

WORKING AROUND THE HIGH COST OF LIVING ON THE NORTH SHORE

July 13th, 2015

Investigating a “tenancy in common” could be a viable option for many first-time home buyers that are attempting to address the challenges of buying pricey homes on the North Shore. Many first-time buyers are being priced out of this market because they are unable to save the huge down payment or qualify for a mortgage. One solution to these problems is buying a home with a suite or a coach h ...

2015 North Shore Water Restrictions

June 12th, 2015

  Metro Vancouver residents must now monitor their watering schedules as the regional district has put water restrictions into effect beginning June 1.

Residents of North Vancouver City, North Vancouver District, and West Vancouver District must comply with water restrictions outlined below between June 1 and September 30, 2015:

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Residential:

  • Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a ...