The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Vacant Land…

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Share this Post Finding your dream home isn’t easy. You’ll spend a lot of time to scouring online listings, attending open houses and scoping out neighborhoods – and you may still come up empty-handed. Maybe your dream home just doesn’t exist yet. In this case, building a home on a vacant piece of land may be the perfect option. But …

There Are 66,719 Empty Mansions In Vancouver, BC

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by Tyler Durden ~ Feb 11, 2017 ~ www.zerohedge.com Share this Post One year ago, when we first started discussing the Vancouver housing bubble, which as we first speculated – and was later confirmed – was the result of Chinese oligarch money-launderers parking “hot cash” in this offshore housing market (at least until a 15% property tax on foreign purchases …

Vancouver Real Estate Inventory Skyrockets Over 215% In January

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Share this Post January 2017 was a terrible month for Vancouver real estate. Sales are declining, inventory is building, and prices are dropping. Last month one of our writers speculated that China’s currency controls implemented recently will lead to an unexpected “fire sale.” The latest stats from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) show this fire sale may …

Vancouver’s real estate market could crash thanks to China

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Share this Post Global real estate markets are breaking a sweat, and Vancouver should be no exception. Those same foreign buyers that sent property values soaring around the world are now a little short on foreign currency. New regulations now prohibit the exchange of yuan for real estate, making it tricky to get currency into foreign markets. Without that sweet …

Spot the difference: extraordinary copycat homes

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Share this Post Iconic homes… but not as you know them Copycat homes that mimic famous real-life and fictional houses are all the rage right now. Whether you like the idea of playing president in the White House, channeling Marie Antoinette at Versailles or spooking yourself out in the house from Halloween, take a look at our pick of imitation …

Here’s how much it would cost to buy the White House?

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Share this Post The White House is worth $397.9 million, according to real-estate listings firm Zillow. The home of every U.S. president except George Washington gained 15% in value during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office, according to a release on Tuesday. Zillow said it first calculated the White House’s worth in 2009 using a proprietary algorithm. “President Obama’s …

Buildings we lost in 2016

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Share this Post While 2016 has the sad distinction of saying goodbye to numerous celebrities, the year has not been as difficult for the preservation community as years past. Of course, development pressures, aging structures, and tragic circumstances have contributed to the loss of many famous structures, but overall, according to preservationists contacted for this article, there seems to have …

4 housing predictions for 2017

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Share this Post For the past several years, rumors about rising mortgage rates triggered a sense of urgency for some buyers, but those increases largely hadn’t materialized. However, as expected, last week the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in a year. Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com, expects the Fed to raise rates at least three …