“You’re gorgeous, baby, you’re sophisticated, you live well…Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling.” - The New York Times

Events

Seattle or “Emerald City” is currently the home to the headquarters of big tech companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Tableau, Zillow, Big Fish Games, and many more. All of them concentrated within Seattle, Redmond, and Bellevue. 


Cost of living in Seattle is significantly lower than San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The median home cost carries the biggest factor in difference with Seattle being $761,800, while $1,331,100 in San Francisco. Additionally, with information provided from...

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The streets of downtown Vancouver have been the homes of breath-taking glass buildings for many years. However, earlier this week the Vancouver City Council approval the proposal of rezoning for Landa Global Properties and Asia Standrad Americas to redevelop 1469 Alberni Street. It will be the new home of two connected residential towers with 48 and 43 storeys. These buildings will be the world’s tallest passive-house buildings yet. Currently, the Bolueta twin towers development houses in Bilboa,...

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We’ve recently had the pleasure of co-hosting an event with Corinne Schlinder of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). We had Julie Taylor, also from RBC, as the guest speaker. It began with a 30-minute session of networking with food and beverages. We were so pleased to meet women of various professions and ages. After brief introductions, Julie began to talk about the “Seven Financial Missteps for Women to Avoid”. So many thought-provoking and stimulating questions and personal experiences...

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Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre opened its doors in 1959 and has been named one of the most profitable malls in Canada of 2017, earning $1579 of sales per square foot. It ranks second behind Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre and infront of Downtown Vancouver’s Pacific Centre. Over the past few years, there have been many talks about the redevelopment in this area. Redevelopment in the Oakridge area was finalized in the Cambie Corridor Plan, where the city of Vancouver plans to make...

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In addition to the expansion of the foreign buyers’ tax, the announcement of the 2018 BC Budget Plan also introduced a new tax.

 

Speculation Tax:

The tax is designed to capture foreign and domestic speculators, satellite families who live in B.C. but do not pay their share of income taxes, as well as homeowners who hold vacant property in designated urban centers.”

 

The speculation tax proposed by the government aims to save the housing market from becoming a stock market...

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