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Blog by Betty Jarvis

Squamish - District Land Inventory Eyed

January 16th, 2013

The District of Squamish is looking to add the missing piece to the community’s real estate puzzle.

Although individual municipal departments have information to help with property acquisition and disposition decisions in the near term, the district doesn’t possess comprehensive assessment of its long-term land needs, district real ...

Whistler Real Estate - A Bargain?

January 14th, 2013

Could it be that Whistler has become more than a ski and party destination, and is now a place to hang your hat year round?

While the drive time has shortened with the improved highway, the drop-off in property prices also makes Whistler a draw.

Years ago, Whistler was the playground for west-side skiers who kept a second home there for winter weekends. Now, the ski resort town’s realtors a ...

Some Businesses Push Ahead, Despite the Economy

January 14th, 2013

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Jan. 12, 2013

We all catch the infectious bug of pessimism when a small business closes.

We feel for the owner even as we admire their courage for holding out so long.

Then we blame our poor economy.

But even as some business close down, there are others who are taking a leap of faith, and expanding.

Some despite the economy; others because of it. And there ...

More Developers Want Permit Extensions

January 14th, 2013

An artists rendering of a vacant second ave lot that has received a second development permit extension.

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Jan. 12, 2013

Raj Nijjar bought into the Olympics hype in the way of a property on Victoria Street in downtown Squamish.

It was 2007, and Nijjar, a Vancouver developer, thought he could turn a neat profit with a 27-unit apartment on the second floor and 3,0 ...