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ECO DENSITY

May 28th, 2007
ECO DENSITY

 

 

 

Today, our city faces three important challenges:

 

  • how to continue to grow in a way that is sustainable and reduces the city’s ecological footprint;

     

  • how to grow in a way that maintains our livability; and

     

  • how to grow in a way that improves opportunities to create more affordable types of housing.

     

  • ...

urban density

May 28th, 2007

It’s time to talk about urban density’: Mayor National editorial urges Canadian cities to adopt EcoDensity

 

VANCOUVER, BC – In an editorial in today’s National Post newspaper, Mayor Sam Sullivan is calling on municipalities as well as senior levels of government to open the debate on increasing urban density as a way to address global climate change.

 

“Instead of telling ...

The Home Owner Grant

May 28th, 2007
The Home Owner Grant

 

The Home Owner Grant is available to individuals who are Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrants and reside permanently in British Columbia . A homeowner is entitled to the grant if he/she occupies an eligible residence as his/her principal residence. The grant is not automatically given, it must be applied for each year.

 

Grant Expanded for 2007: Mor ...

Strata Property Law 101

May 14th, 2007
THE BASICS

 

 

Strata development has flourished in British Columbia . Since 1966, developers have created approximately 840,000 strata lots in this province. In 1998, the Barrett Commission described the strata system as a significant form of property ownership in our province.1 The Barrett Commission found that the strata market is an important source of affordable famil ...

Property Transfer Tax

May 7th, 2007

Property Transfer Tax

Property Transfer Tax

The issue

This year alone, the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) will pour upwards of a billion dollars into the provincial government's revenue stream.

Charged at a rate of one per cent on the first $200,000 and two per cent on the remainder, the tax will add $5,500 up front to the cost of a $375,000 home. If the home buyer ...

Alexa Sites

May 7th, 2007

Alexa Sites in Residential

 

 

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How to become the next Donald Trump without using your own money

May 3rd, 2007
 

There is one amazing statistic definitely worth taking in if one is looking to become financially independent. Seven out of 10 millionaires get their start from purchasing real estate. The beauty of this is that borrowing money for a mortgage keeps becoming easier and easier in Canada, now that you can purchase an investment property for as little as 10 percent down while receiving disc ...

How to become the next Donald Trump without using your own money

May 3rd, 2007
 

There is one amaz.ing statistic definitely worth taking in if one is looking to become financially independent. Seven out of 10 millionaires get their start from purchasing real estate. The beauty of this is that borrowing money for a mortgage keeps becoming easier and easier in Canada, now that you can purchase an investment property for as little as 10 percent down while receiving dis ...

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