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$644,000 in Additional Costs PER HOME?

How the city of Vancouver has been masking taxes on residents for decades For years news headlines and conversational topics have largely revolved around the increased cost of living in this beautiful city. As discussed in previous papers of mine the land constraints have forced new housing starts sky high in terms of design and dollars. The impact of this has caused distress and tiresome discussions...

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Vancouver is Shrinking

The Supply/Demand of the Development Market Understanding the price of your investment can be summed up in one simple economic concept; supply and demand. The balance between both sides of the equation represents a constantly evolving equilibrium that influences the overall value of every single development site. There are so many components at work that trying to grasp every point would be futile....


Metrotown Development Plan

The Calm Before the Storm Over the last couple of years the real estate pot has been bubbling in the Metrotown area as the new official community plan edges closer to fruition. We know many land owners anxiously wait to find out if their property falls under a new zoning policy that may significantly increase the value of their land. Due to this reason, many investment owners in the area are reluctant to...

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Land Assembly Logic

Vancouver Apartments Land Assembly Is the land under your property more valuable than the property itself? This premise may be counter-intuitive to you as the property owner. How can the dirt be more valuable, sometimes much more, than the entire improvements, which provide a steady rental income? The answer is simple. Land is a finite commodity, there is not going to be any more of it. We live in a...

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