Stanley Park

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Vancouver’s 400 hectare urban oasis, Stanley Park, was recently voted the number one park in the world according to Trip Advisor, a travel website that receives 50 million+ monthly unique visitors, and millions of user reviews; 6,300+ of which were positively attributed to Vancouver’s…

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Mere Postings

A Mere Posting is a property that is listed for sale through the MLS®, by a homeowner who is not in an agency relationship with a REALTOR®. Although the homeowner must list the property through a licensed REALTOR®, the cost to…

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Vanglo House

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“Designed to strike a fine balance between simple elegance and engaging playfulness.” – Oliver Lang There are exciting development projects under construction in Vancouver, with radical architecture that deviates from traditional run-of-the-mill design, livening up the neighborhoods with their presence. The…

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Rain Catchment Systems

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Yes, it rains in Vancouver. A lot. But besides it being a default conversation starter, a reason to complain on Facebook, or perhaps even population control for our small city, some prefer to be resourceful and capitalize on the use of…

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Aperture

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“It will be like living in an idea.” – Urban Design Panel Words expressed by the Urban Design Panel regarding 777 – 795 West 41st Ave., where Arno Matis Architecture’s Aperture development is located along the Cambie Corridor. The structure, much…

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Gastown 1905 to 2014

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As Vancouver’s original Downtown founded in 1867, Gastown survived a period of decline and disrepair following the 1960s, today known as a tourist and commercial hub, and home to a number of the city’s most prominent high-tech businesses and startups.

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Kingdom Tower

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The next building attempting to pierce the atmosphere is to be located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, aptly named Kingdom Tower. This will be the $1.2 billion centerpiece and the first construction phase of Kingdom City near the Red Sea. It…

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6th and Willow Townhomes

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“The essence is the essential and the essential is the essence.” – Michael Green Designed by Michael Green Architecture, the townhomes sit on the corner of 6th and Willow in the Fairview area of Vancouver West. Its minimalist yet richly contemporary style blends into the…

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Economic Fundamentals of Transit

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Urban and Real Estate Economics at The University of British Columbia is one of the most interesting courses offered in their Real Estate program. Not because students wake up everyday excited to deconstruct the elasticity of supply and demand, but it’s…

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