The Fate of Eights

The number eight has a great deal of significance in the Vancouver Real Estate Market as the Wall Street Journal noted in an article on January 25, 2018. The number eight sounds like the word “prosperity” in Cantonese. Further to this, the year “2018”, when spoken out loud in Cantonese, sounds like the phrase “I […]

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Lorne Goldman Reviews New Property Assessments

Lorne Goldman Reviews | New Property Assessments by BC Assessment

The headline in Vancouver Sun January 3, 2018 reads, “Value Hikes Enter the Strata-sphere”. This article pertains to the new property assessments produced by BC Assessment. This provincial government office was established in 1974 and currently employs 747 people to develop and maintain real property assessments throughout British Columbia. Of interest is the question of [...] Read More

New Vancouver Housing Strategy Promises 72,000 New Homes Over the Next Ten Years

Vancouver City Council voted affirmatively on November 29 to integrate a new major housing strategy. The strategy tackles necessary issues important to the integrity of Vancouver's economy and growth in addition to revitalizing low-density neighbourhoods, addressing homelessness to taming real estate speculation and growing rental housing inventory. Mayor Robertson's release stated "Housing Vancouver builds on [...] Read More