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Hey Vancouver, there are affordable homes – 20 minutes away

May 2, 2014

Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail

The tiny old city of New Westminster just might be the answer to the high price of Vancouver real estate.

Last year, Rick Vugteeven and his wife, Lana, were renting a Kitsilano apartment when they decided to go shopping for a house. After quickly discovering that Vancouver house prices were impossible, they decided to look in New Westminster,

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Real estate near Vancouver’s new transit line is on track for a boom

Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail, May 16, 2014

As the date for the Evergreen Line launch grows nearer, Coquitlam and Port Moody are increasingly becoming affordable and convenient home buying options for Vancouver buyers.

The new rapid transit line, which will link to the SkyTrain at Lougheed station, will take Port Moody and Coquitlam commuters to downtown Vancouver in less than an hour. It will also link the region with Simon Fraser University.

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In Vancouver, lots of money for not much house

Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail, April 25, 2014

Despite high prices that seem destined to rise even higher, Vancouver house hunters are in a mood to buy.

Amid reports of strengthening consumer confidence, prices are expected to increase 2 per cent this year, according to the recently released Re/Max Spring Market Trends report. It also says that the foundation for growth is the domestic buyer, including first-time buyers and those who are trading up.

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Rudy Nielsen sits astride a land and data colossus

Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail, February 28, 2014

His desk has a large gleaming knife sticking into it at the corner, dramatically, as if someone got angry and left it there as a threat. On the floor is cowhide and on the wood-panelled walls, there are mementos such as snowshoes, antlers, and pictures of John Wayne.

Rudy Nielsen’s large New Westminster offices feel more like the set of a western than B.C.’s largest provider of real estate data.

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Three affordable places to retire in British Columbia. (Yes, they exist)

Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail, February 10, 2014

This is part of a series of stories on retirement and second home destinations in North America.

While British Columbia boasts some of the most temperate climates in the country, its real estate can also be some of the priciest.

For those thinking of retiring or buying a second home in the province, it makes the choice of locale somewhat complex,

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With Vancouver prices up, a call for curbs

Kerry Gold, The Globe and Mail, December 13, 2013

Along with a jump in house sales, house prices in Vancouver have risen sharply and will likely continue to climb in the new year, pushing some frustrated house hunters to call for curbs on the foreign buyers they blame for stoking the rapid ramping up of housing values.

B.C.’s real estate market powered through third-quarter 2013 as the number of sales rose 18.91 per cent this year over last,

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Property values along Canada Line may spike, report says

Kerry Gold, Special to The Globe and Mail, August 29, 2008

VANCOUVER — Big parts of Vancouver are grousing about the Canada Line, and much of the Lower Mainland is fretting about real estate prices – except for those with property along the Canada Line.

Construction of the new light-transit line could give a big boost to the value of real estate along its flanks, says a report by Landcor Data Corp.,

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