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City of Vancouver proposes housing endowment valued at over $2B

In an effort to tackle the housing crisis, the City of Vancouver is proposing a $2-billion housing endowment.

The move is part of the city’s 10-year housing strategy and comes before council at next Tuesday’s meeting. 215 more words

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City of Vancouver praising new federal funds to tackle homelessness

“It’s great to see this renewed commitment.”

The City of Vancouver is praising the federal government’s revised strategy to reduce homelessness and help with housing affordability. 132 more words

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Bogus numbers? Data scientist makes tool to clarify B.C. school tax debate

Are bogus numbers being thrown around in the contentious debate over B.C.’s new school tax on homes valued over $3 million?

Data scientist Jens von Bergmann, owner of MountainMath Software and Analytics, thinks so, and has created  962 more words

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Housing prices are going up in Ottawa, but experts say it's too early for panic

As the volume of home sales across Canada stagnates, there’s one place where you can still find lines out the door for open houses on a Sunday afternoon: Ottawa. 1,012 more words

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The extra cost to build a Vancouver detached home is $644,000. It's half that elsewhere: report

Not only can Metro Vancouver lay claim to the most expensive housing in Canada, it’s also the most expensive place in which to build a new single-detached home. 1,265 more words

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For $7M, you can own this fixer-upper home in Vancouver's West End

A sky-high listing for a modest home in Vancouver’s West End is quickly becoming the face of the city’s affordability crisis.

The two-storey, four-bedroom house at 1511 Barclay St. 404 more words

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B.C.'s new taxes on $3M homes could lean hard on Vancouver's west side, maps show

B.C.’s new taxes on properties worth $3-million or more could lean hard on West Vancouver and Vancouver’s west side, traditionally some of the region’s richest areas. 701 more words

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