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Crawlspace bylaws a 'good first step'

September 26th, 2012

New bylaws legitimize crawlspaces, address many issues around non-conforming space

Bob Deeks of RDC Fine Homes can't remember the exact date Whistler homebuilders started to lobby the municipality for changes to municipal bylaws to address the issue of non-conforming space, but he remembers conversations as long ago as 2004. Understandably, he was thrilled last week when th ...

Real estate: today’s bidding wars are for farmland

September 26th, 2012

Today’s bidding wars are in the breadbasket.

Much like the frenzy that has swept Canada’s urban housing market, real estate prices are soaring in the hinterlands. Prices of farmland have shot up as much as 25 per cent across Canada this year. Fruit growers in B.C.’s Fraser Valley command $60,000 an acre. Bidding wars are breaking out for farms in Saskatchewan, while grain land in Alberta “ca ...

TELUS’ LTE network goes live in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton

September 26th, 2012
By on September 26, 2012 at 3:20pm in Mobile News, Telus Mobility News

LTE (Long Term Evolution) seems to be covering Canadian soil incredibly fast these days. TELUS has continued their expansion and announced that they’ve invested $1.7 million to bring the fast speeds (average is between 12-25 Mbps) to Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton and the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia. ...

Province signs new five-year Resort Municipality Initiative contract worth $34 million

September 26th, 2012

Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden confirms from UBCM conference receipt of RMI papers

Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden has confirmed that B.C.'s minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, Pat Bell, has inked a new five-year Resort Municipality Initiative contract.

The signed Memorandum of Understanding was received by the Resort Municipality of Whistler last Friday, ...

Gearing up for the Whistler winter season

September 26th, 2012

Is your current ski or snowboard gear looking a little moth-eaten, threadbare and about 20 years out-of-date? Maybe your boots are too tight, or aren’t quite as water-resistant as they once were. Or perhaps your skis or board are a little beat up from some late-season runs on the hill.

Whatever you need for the upcoming winter season, you’ll likely find it – and at an amazing price, too – ...

Whistler’s upcoming B.C. Rivers Day celebrations

September 26th, 2012
BC. Rivers Day is a province-wide event, held every year on the last Sunday in September. Established in 1980 and coordinated by the Outdoor Recreation Council, it has been proclaimed by communities across British Columbia and attracts over 75,000 people to more than 100 events each year.

Whistler's B.C. Rivers Day celebrations will take place on Sunday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. a ...

21 4211 VILLAGE Square, Whistler, British Columbia

September 19th, 2012

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 21 4211 VILLAGE Square, Whistler, British Columbia

Imagine yourself in the Heart of Whistler Village enjoying your spacious 1 bedroom condo top floor unit in the Hearthstone Lodge, designed by world-renowned Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson. After a day on the slopes, soothe yourself in your private hot tub, relax in the dry sauna or warm up b ...

50 Ways to Green Your Home and Save $$$ in Greater Vancouver

September 14th, 2012
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50 Ways to Green Your Home


Metro Vancouver commercial real estate sales reach record $1.42 billion

September 12th, 2012

Six-month total related to strong demand for apartment, office buildings

Commercial real estate transactions in Metro Vancouver reached an unprecedented six-month total of $1.42 billion during the first half of 2012, breaking the previous record of $1.03 billion set during the first half of 2010, according to a report released Wednesday.

The figures point to a longer-term surge ...

B.C. Real Estate: ‘You can’t burst a bubble that wasn't there"

September 12th, 2012

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Sagging home sales and flat ­prices have prompted speculation that the “housing bubble” might be about to burst — a prospect that immediately catches the attention of British Columbians.

But there is no housing bubble, according to Tsur Somerville, director of the University of B.C.’s Centre for Urban Economics in the Sauder School of Business.

“You can’t burst a bubble that wasn’t the ...

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