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Coun. George Affleck called the tax a "bureaucratic nightmare."
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Getting a first-time mortgage from a Canadian bank is like getting security clearance to work at NORAD. Income, credit history, source of down payment funds... are all key measurements to qualifying. These rules, of course, only apply to Canadians. Foreign buyers, some have speculated this week, may be receiving preferential treatment.
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"This empty homes tax is not a silver bullet solution."
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Sip some craft brews, stock up on fresh local veggies, dine on the streets, and dance until the sun rises. Fall is many Vancouverites' favourite time in the city, but many travellers are missing out on the action-packed and picturesque season. These five must-visit festivals are ones you don't want to miss in Gastown.
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The panel repeatedly heard there was a "general mistrust'' of UBC's approach.
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British Columbia's Ministry of Health hasn't commented on the suit.
Record-breaking sales seen earlier this year have been replaced by "more historically normal activity.''
Her time in the 100-metre race: one minute and 21 seconds.
Vancouver softens and Toronto looks to maintain its momentum.
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"The short supply of single-family homes ... coupled with strong demand" is something to watch.
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The couple's children are reportedly slated to accompany them.
When you buy a home, you don't buy a national market, or even a provincial, regional or municipal one. You buy one property in a local market. What's happening in your area could be completely different from that in another province, or certainly at the other end of the country.