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Water’s Edge: Waterfront industries and their property values on Metro Vancouver’s oceanfront

Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun, May 8, 2016

While the romantic vision of the waterfront is of waves lapping the shore or decks on which to view the setting sun, the reality in Vancouver is that 47 per cent of the land along our oceanfront is used for industry, business or services.

That is most evident in cities like Delta, Richmond and North Vancouver, where industry on the water’s edge is most prevalent.

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North Shore real estate: The new gold rush

Jane Seyd, North Shore News, May 7, 2016

For the past 13 years, freelance writer Alex Rose and his family have lived in a neighbourhood of gentle green hills in West Vancouver, on the corner of St. Denis and Palmerston. Rhododendrons and roses bloom in gardens and there’s a view across Burrard Inlet from the deck.

“It’s a very modest house with a lovely bit of land,” said Rose – similar to other older homes that used to make up the neighbourhood.

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Water’s Edge: Paddling Metro Vancouver’s scenic shores

Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun, May 6, 2016

One does not embark on a 10-day paddling trip without considering those who went before.

First Nations plied these waters for millennia in dugout cedar canoes described by the Bill Reid Centre at Simon Fraser University as the “single most important physical manifestation of Northwest Coast culture” existing at the “nexus between technology and living beings.”

Then came the Spanish and British in their sailing ships in the later 1700s,

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Water’s Edge: Vancouver’s oceanfront properties by the numbers

Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun, May 6, 2016

Vancouver is known for its stunning coastline, accentuated by lush parks, funky water-view restaurants, and luxurious homes.

But how well do you know the waterfront? On what portion of it can you throw a frisbee or buy a home? How much of the water’s edge is dominated by cranes or terminals?

In an effort to define our oceanfront, The Sun asked for help from Landcor Data Corp.,

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Vancouver’s real estate boom reaches Cariboo

Frank O’Brien, Business In Vancouver, May 4, 2016

The blast radius from Vancouver’s real estate boom now extends as far north as 100 Mile House in B.C’s Cariboo region, according to Rudy Nielsen, co-founder and president of LandQuest Realty Corp. of New Westminster.

“We have buyers from the Vancouver area looking at lakefront property up there,” said Nielsen.

An influx of homebuyers who have cashed out of Canada’s most expensive housing market is also being seen on the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island,

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Special Report: Flipping on the rise, but still a small portion of sales

Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun, March 20, 2016

Here’s an interesting tidbit to share with friends while rehashing Vancouver’s out-of-control real estate market: Nearly 600 homes were flipped in the city last year.

It is a far higher number than in 2014, when 356 homes were re-sold within a year of a previous sale, according to a Vancouver Sun analysis of every quick turnaround of houses and condos in the city of Vancouver between January 2011 and January 2016.

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Private sales rising across all ends of the Vancouver real estate market

Kerry Gold, Globe & Mail, March 18, 2016

Real estate agent Juliana Jiao gave me a private viewing of a 3,700-square-foot luxury two-floor condo with a 20-foot-high living room ceiling and panoramic views of the north shore.

Ms. Jiao specializes in luxury condos in Coal Harbour, including what she calls “the most sought after” buildings, One Harbour Green, Two Harbour Green and the three-year-old Three Harbour Green. She says many of her listings are private,

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Affordable and scenic Sidney, B.C., attracts retirees from the West

Kerry Gold, Globe & Mail, March 7, 2016

When asked if he’s met many Albertans since he moved to Sidney, B.C., Fin Fairfield laughs.

“Everybody you talk to – it’s crazy. And it’s understandable, really. Alberta is not a very happy place for now, and Sidney is just a charming, cozy community.”

Mr. Fairfield retired three years ago from his practice as a family physician in the Alberta city of St.

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Buying wave sparks bidding battles for Victoria real estate

Carla Wilson, Times Colonist, March 2, 2016

The Victoria market is seeing some buyers paying $100,000 or more above asking prices for single-family houses in desirable neighbourhoods.

Multiple offers. No conditions. Buyers cashing out in Vancouver to live here. Purchasers from China. These are all commonplace as the capital region’s already-hot housing market flares up and inventory tightens.

In February, the total number of sales reached 772,

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Metro Vancouver property prices prompt exodus to BC countryside

By Nick Eagland, Vancouver Province, February 28, 2016

Millionaire homeowners cashing out of Metro Vancouver’s red-hot real estate market are seeking greener pastures elsewhere in B.C.

Real-estate experts say they’re seeing more city slickers selling off their urban homes and heading north or east to buy hobby farms and acreages, where they can live off the land with cash to spare.

And in regions where property prices haven’t yet been affected by the Vancouver market,

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