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Winter 2012-2013 second best in resort history

May 31st, 2013

Winter 2012-2013 second best in resort history 

Room nights down slightly from last season, but 10 per cent over 10-year average

Abrupt Enforcement of Building Code Costs Home Builder $2,000

May 31st, 2013

Abrupt Enforcement of Building Code Costs Home Builder $2,000

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: May 18, 2013

Abrupt enforcement of a building code has left a local home builder with delays, $2,000 in unexpected bills, and a broken faith in the district’s ability to help local businesses succeed in a tough economy.

Shane Buschy, the owner of Blue Whale Construction, says the district building i ...

Solterra Business Park Project Moves Ahead

May 31st, 2013

Solterra Business Park Project Moves Ahead

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: May 25, 2013

Squamish business park is all set for expansion as another commercial project moves forward.

Solterra Group of Companies hopes to start construction soon on a portion of the 20-acre land they purchased from the District of Squamish in last June.

Construction on the first 30,000 square-feet building with ...

Just Listed Village Condo!

May 31st, 2013
21 Hearthstone Lodge has just cone to market listed at $359,000. 

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

DL 2675 Other, Pemberton, British Columbia

May 27th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Other for sale, DL 2675 Other, Pemberton, British Columbia

Incredible opportunity to build your very own private estate on this breathtaking acreage in beautiful Pemberton BritishColumbia just 35 Minutes north of Whistler. The 38.6 acres (AGR) is a mixture of farm land, fields and hillside. 7 acres arelocated outside the Agricultural Land Reserve allowing for g ...

25 2269 NORDIC Drive, Whistler, British Columbia

May 27th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, 25 2269 NORDIC Drive, Whistler, British Columbia

This spacious 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome is perfectly situated high above Creekside on Whistler Mountain in the prestigious Ridge at Taluswood Development. After a long day on the slopes, ski right to your door and soak in your private hot tub or relax on the beautiful south facing deck and ...

New rules for mortgage finance in Canada

May 23rd, 2013

New rules for mortgage finance in Canada

The government has announced that as of July 9, 2012, new rules will apply to government-backed insured mortgages where the borrower has less than a 20% downpayment.

The government will:

     •  reduce the maximum amortization (pay back) period on a mortgage to 25 years from 30 years;
     •  lower the maximum amount borrowers can refinance to 80% loan ...

DL 2675 Other, Whistler, British Columbia

May 15th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Other for sale, DL 2675 Other, Whistler, British Columbia

Incredible opportunity to build your very own private estate on this breathtaking acreage in beautiful Pemberton BritishColumbia just 35 Minutes north of Whistler. The 38.6 acres (AGR) is a mixture of farm land, fields and hillside. 7 acres arelocated outside the Agricultural Land Reserve allowing for grea ...

Holborn looks for community input from Whistler residents

May 15th, 2013

Holborn looks for community input from Whistler residents 

12-acre site on Northlands Boulevard back on the drawing board

click to enlargePlans for the Holborn site remain up in the air. - By Alison Taylor
  • By Alison Taylor
  • Plans for the Holborn site remain up in the air.

Vancouver-based developer The Holborn Group is reaching out to community members to come forward with ideas for the future of the tennis club lands ...

Housing Market Conditions Improve on the South Coast

May 15th, 2013


Housing Market Conditions Improve on the South Coast

Vancouver, BC – May 15, 2013.  The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,904 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC during April, up 1.9 per cent from March on a seasonally adjusted basis, but down 2.2 per cent compared to April 2012. Total sales dollar volume ...

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