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Vancouver plan to build 72,000 new homes — and maybe restrict foreign owners — approved

Vancouver council has approved a plan to build 72,000 new homes in a bid to see the “right supply of housing” built around the city. 498 more words

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It takes 29 years to save for a down payment in Vancouver, and prices just keep climbing

Freeze yourself and re-emerge three decades later.

If you invest your money wisely, that might be the best way to save up for a down payment on any kind of home in Vancouver, a city where prices… 375 more words

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Jean Swanson Has Achieved Victory In Defeat

On Saturday night, the first by-election in Vancouver since 1992 came to a conclusion. In one way, it was history repeating itself. In most other ways, it wasn’t.  571 more words

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If people can't afford to work in Vancouver, what happens to the city?

If you’ve been out for a walk in Vancouver lately, you’ve no doubt seen the “help wanted” signs dotting businesses around the city.

The shortage of labour has hit the service and hospitality industries particularly hard, with some businesses saying they’ve been… 753 more words

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City of Vancouver accused of backtracking on social housing project

A Downtown Eastside housing group is fuming, saying the city of of Vancouver is backtracking on a social housing project.

The group “Our Housing Can’t Wait”,  says Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson promised to turn 58 West Hastings into 100 per cent pension and welfare rate housing, but now says he is reducing that number to just 30 per cent. 401 more words

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First wave of affordable homes in land trust project released in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has opened its first land trust building, opening about 50 protected, affordable housing units.

Mayor Gregor Robertson said the project, located at 1720 Kingsway, is the beginning of his plan to create 72,000 units of housing over the next 10 years. 212 more words

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Foreign buyers’ effect on Vancouver’s housing prices is ‘modest’: study

A new study from the University of British Columbia shows foreign buyers might not have as big of an impact on Vancouver’s housing market as people may think. 543 more words

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