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Are you planning on buying a new home in Vancouver? Look no further ... Vancouver Real Estate Direct is your guide to the latest condo and townhome projects in Greater Vancouver.

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Vancouver, BC, is the third largest metropolitan city in Canada and has consistently ranked as the most liveable city in the world. Located in one of the most breathtaking natural settings, Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Vancouver is home to one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world. With more than 1 in 3 people of foreign decent, the city is full of cultures, lifestyles and languages. Vancouver has the largest seaport in all of North America, as well as one of the most temperate climates. The largest industries in Vancouver include travel, forestry, technology and fishing. Representing the third fastest growing metropolitan area in Canada, Vancouver will be home to more than 3 million people by the year 2020.

The skyline is very dramatic and unique. Per capita, Vancouver has the greatest number of residential real estate high-rise buildings. This is because of the amount of waterfront, mountains and borders surrounding the city. The population density of Vancouver is highest on the continent after New York and San Francisco.

Since World Expo ’86 came to town, Vancouver real estate has never been the same. With a huge influx in foreign investment, especially from Asia, Vancouver real estate has seen a boom that no other city has seen in the world. Changing from a sleepy town in the early 1980s, Vancouver has become one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. With change also comes changes in cost of living as reflected in Vancouver real estate prices. The value of presale Vancouver real estate has exponentially increased as mortgage rates have stayed low, foreign investments have kept coming and everyone is trying to get a piece of the action.

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Prestigious West Vancouver Property for sale North Vancouver condos, real estate, waterfront property for sale Click here for the latest presale downtown Vancouver condos, apartments and residences in addition to Southeast False Creek real estate, Yaletown Lofts, Gastown and Coal Harbour New Vancouver West Side real estate offerings including South Granville, Kits, Point Grey, Kerrisdale and UBC developments East Vancouver property and real estate Click here for the newest pre-construction Burnaby condo high-rise towers and townhome developments including Brentwood Gate neighbourhood Waterfront Port Moody real estate listings including Newport Village, Klahanie at Nahanni, Suter Brook and Heritage Woods New Coquitlam condo projects Port Coquitlam real estate Click here for new Pitt Meadows home and property listings Click here for the new Maple Ridge single family home listings Click here for pre-construction New Westminster condos and apartments including the Queensborough Port Royal master planned riverside community Click here for presale Delta homes Click here for the latest Richmond BC real estate developments including condominium apartments, townhomes and waterfront property Click here for the newest pre-construction Surrey condos and townhomes including Urban Village at Central City, Morgan Heights, Morgan Crossing, Newton, Whalley and South Surrey properties Click here for new pre-construction Langley condo developments and single family homes in addition to new Fort Langley property developments Click here for new Cloverdale homes Click here for presale Abbotsford Condos and Apartment Townhomes for Sale in the Abby real estate market Click Here for new presale White Rock waterfront real estate and other pre-construction South Surrey condo developments Other Property Projects on the go With many new home developments being completed or just being started, the pre-construction Vancouver real estate boom will continue. There is much hype about owning Vancouver real estate as the world will turn it’s attention to this beautiful city in 2010 for the Winter Olympic Games. With a population of well over 600,000 and 2.3 million in the metro area, Vancouver can certainly maintain it’s real estate property values. If you are looking for the best deals on home furrnishings, gift cards for renters, tenants, home insurance, and other real estate services, try DubLi Shopping or the innovative DubLi Auctions. Get 10 free DubLi credits for just signing up today!

The majority of Vancouver’s tall buildings are apartment towers and many are either in construction or in their planning stages. Real estate in Vancouver has been centered in the Downtown core ever since the 60s. The presale Vancouver model of residential real estate towers in the city core has pioneered similar projects in many of the major cities in North America. According to writer Lance Berelowitz, “Vancouver has always been a seductress, a city of desire. It is now consciously selling itself as such a global marketplace of cities. and many are buying.” Looking for Canada retirement homes and adult communities?

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Reaction From B.C. Home Builders and Vancouver Developers on new BC HST and What It Means to the Construction Industry
Differences between provincial harmonized sales taxes: BC HST vs Ontario HST | BC HST vs Maritimes HST in Atlantic Canada
GREEN Initiatives for BC Home Building and Renovations will suffer under new harmonized sales tax
BC HST on Pre-Construction Condos, Presale Real Estate and New Homes will affect first time homebuyers

If you are looking to purchase presale Vancouver real estate, this website has all the information you need to know about new home developments, owning condos, townhomes, homes, property, fractional ownership opportunities and new condominiums. Vancouver real estate direct gives you the opportunity to read more about the new condo developments within the greater Vancouver area including:

New Real Estate Development 2008
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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games Rental Resources

How to rent your home during the Vancouver Olympics

PART 1 - Problems you may encounter if you rent your home during the 2010 Olympics including rent and deposit collections, damages, theft, credit checks and maintenance

PART 2 - Rent 2010 Vancouver Accommodation Issues with strata bylaw restrictions, GST Rebate problems and income tax reporting

PART 3 - Why you shouldn't rent your 2010 Vancouver home or suite due to problems with Hotel Room Tax, Municipal Taxes, Competition and Post 2010 Olympic rental inventory