“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

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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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The original foreign buyers tax was brought into effect on August 2nd, 2016. It was introduced by the B.C government to impose a 15% tax on foreign buyers purchasing Metro Vancouver properties. The aim for the tax was to alleviate the housing affordability crisis by driving prices up for foreign buyers to decrease demand and speculation. With Vancouver was once again placing third for being the least affordable city in the world (for the sixth consecutive year), behind Hong Kong and Sydney. Reports...

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THE ULTIMATE SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST:

 

We all look forward to spring, when the weather gets warmer and the days get longer. Along with that, spring also brings… spring cleaning!

While it might not be the most exciting task, doing a really thorough clean and clear-out will leave you feeling ready for the rest of a busy year.

Use this checklist to make sure everything gets done:

1. Vacuum Cleaner – Giving your vacuum cleaner some attention before you put it to work. Replace the...

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10 Cool Facts About Vancouver

Vancouver was recently ranked as the third most “livable place in the world” for its high standard of living and quality of life. While it is ranked as the 10th cleanest city in the world.

Vancouver has the 4th largest cruise ship terminal in the world.

Home to Canada’s longest pool. Measuring 137.5 meters (451 feet), it is nearly the size of three Olympic pools. This outdoor, saltwater pool is a major tourist attraction and is open year round.

Vancouver...

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