Vancouver VS Seattle

April 25th, 2007

A Tale of Two Cities

We work in commodities; they work for Microsoft. They earn more; our real estate costs more. We have less violent crime; they have less property crime. Seattle and Vancouver have major differences, sure, but you could also argue that no two citie ...

Homeowner Protection Office

April 25th, 2007
The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) is a provincial Crown corporation formed as a response to many of the recommendations from the original Barrett Commission report on the quality of condominium construction in British Columbia. 

The report prompted the development of the Homeowner Protection Act which passed on July 28, 1998 for the main purposes of strengthening consumer protection f ...

Is your mortgage tax deductable?

April 20th, 2007


Is your mortgage tax deductible? 

FRASER SMITH is a financial strategist residing in Victoria, British Columbia. He has pioneered The Smith Manoeuvre, a ground-breaking, legal strategy that enables ordinary Canadian homeowners to make their mortgages tax deductible in a simple, elegant, and affordable way. He released his strategy Canada-wide in December of 2002, in his new boo ...

Last remaining waterfront - Foundry by Polygon

April 14th, 2007

Last remaining waterfront - Foundry by Polygon  

Progressive urban living.  Welcome to Foundry by Polygon - Vancouver's newest landmark community in the heart of South East False Creek.  106 spectacular high rise apartment and cityhome residences in the city's most highly-anticipated new neighbourhood and last remaining waterfront.

This limited ...

Million Dollar Condo for Sale in Downtown Vancouver April 13 2007

April 13th, 2007

V636974 # 1602 1277 MELVILLE ST  $   1,169,000
V635979 # 3301 1188 W PENDER ST  $   1,180,000
V630349 # 2203 583 BEACH CR  $   1,190,000
V638828 # 2602 638 BEACH CR  $   1,195,000
V637890 # 703 540 BEATTY ST  $   1,198,000
V629104 # 403 1650 BAYSHORE DR  $   1,198, ...

Penthouse at the Paris Block in Gastown

April 12th, 2007

Paris Block. The project is located approximately 200 feet from the new SFU and Woodward's development, as well as Concord Pacific's Smart Living. Although the area is a little on the rough side at present, with the impact of the above mentioned projects, the potential for growth, in my opinion, is greater here than in any other area of Downtown, Vancouver.

At present I don't have ...

Introduction of the Ecodensity Program in Vancouver

April 10th, 2007

Vancouver has long enjoyed the status as one of the world’s most livable cities. But despite this reputation, the fact is our city has a large ecological footprint. If everyone lived like we do in Vancouver, it would take four planets to sustain us.

Today, our city faces three important challenges:
  1. how to continue to grow in a way that is sustainable and reduces the city’s ecological fo ...