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New Route Between Vancouver and China Good for Whistler

March 31st, 2015

Chinese overnight entries to B.C. grew 26 per cent in 2014
By Alison Taylor

FILE PHOTO - Top of the world More access to B.C. for Chinese tourists will be a boon to the resort.
  • Top of the world More access to B.C. for Chinese tourists will be a boon to the resort.                              
More air access between Vancouver and China, such ...

Whistler Cup to Feature Global Livestream Coverage

March 31st, 2015
For the first time in its 23-year history, the Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup will be live-streamed across the web for audiences around the world to tune into the action. “It was a joint initiative between ViaSport, Whistler Cup and Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC) and it’s an opportunity for us to highlight the Whistler Cup and its athletes,” said Bob Armstrong, the interim executive di ...

BC Economics

March 31st, 2015


Canadian Monthly GDP (January) - March 31, 2015

The Canadian economy contracted 0.1 per cent in January as weakness in the wholesale and retail trade sector offset surprising gains in oil and gas extraction.  While January's reading on GDP growth showed some softness in the economy, it was actually better than expected and certainly far from the "atrocious" start to the ...

Read the latest issue of Art & Home—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

March 20th, 2015

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 Art & Home – April 2015

The latest edition of Art & Home is here! This month we’re showcasing tranquil, harmonious environments inspired by Asia that provide refuge from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

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Sotheby’s Launches on eBay

March 20th, 2015

NEW YORK - Sotheby’s and eBay jointly announce the launch of Sotheby’s live streaming auctions on eBay. Part of eBay’s new live auctions platforms, Sotheby’s on eBay ( is now available for browsing and advance bidding leading up to the launch of the first auction on April 1. The experience enables art aficionados and casual collectors alike to participate in Sotheby’s live a ...

Build Homeowner Equity – Even While You’re Renting.

March 20th, 2015
Under the new Bosa Equity program, people who rent an apartment at participating Bosa or BlueSky Properties rental buildings will have up to 15 per cent of their rent placed in a Bosa Equity account. The credit can be put towards a down payment on a future Bosa or BlueSky new home purchase, to a maximum of three per cent of the value of the home.

Please click here to be taken to the Bosa webs ...

Purchase of $51M Vancouver mansion the latest example of wealthy Chinese buyers fuelling B.C. real estate boom

March 19th, 2015

| | Last Updated: Mar 10 1:22 PM ET More from Postmedia News

VANCOUVER — Chinese buyers are snapping up some of the most exclusive real estate in the Lower Mainland. The latest jaw-dropping sale was a $51.8-million mansion on three lots, one of which overlooks the ocean.

The Point Grey home was owned by Don Mattrick, the CEO of social gami ...

Sick day? Whistler Blackcomb to get 70 cm snow over next three days!

March 18th, 2015


Time to call in sick: Whistler Blackcomb is getting more snow this week.

Starting tonight, fresh snowfall is expected straight through until Saturday.

Alpine accumulation (measured at 1,850 feet at the Roundhouse Lodge) is expected to be 18 centimetres tomorrow, 34 cm on Friday (when there will be some rain mixed in), and 18 cm again on Saturday.

Temperatures are to be mild, ...

Thirteen Things You Need to Know BEFORE Renewing Your Mortgage

March 18th, 2015
With mortgage rates still dropping and new products on the market, don’t sign that renewal letter, say experts Jorge and Alisa Aragon

Is your mortgage coming up for renewal? Don’t be too quick to sign that mortgage renewal letter. More than 70 per cent of Canadian mortgage holders do just that, and what is the usual result? A higher rate and a mortgage product that might not be best suited ...

Mortgage Rate Forecast

March 18th, 2015


  • Mortgage rates reach new historic lows
  • Oil shock negatively impacts Canadian economic growth in first half of 2015
  • Bank of Canada confuses market

Long-term interest rates have remained near their lowest levels of the year for most the second half of 2014, even in the face of an improved outlook for economic growth and higher infla ...

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