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Vancouver WeatherIf you live in the Greater Vancouver area, we get spoiled with our weather. We are lucky that we have very moderate climate conditions. Our spring and summers are warm while our fall and winter months are mild. Rarely do we experience extreme weather conditions. This allows for water sports and, at the same time, snow related activities on our mountains. We do get our share of rain (a.k.a. liquid sunshine) throughout the year with the usual complaints; however, we really love the sun when it does appear. Our city is surrounded by majestic mountains to the North, breathtaking seascapes to the south, while the rainfall allows for lush green lawns and fresh water all year round. This would explain why so many out of town visitors arrive they end...

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Downtown Location“I’d like to buy a newer home with a decent sized yard on a quiet, tree lined street in a nice neighbourhood, centrally located.” This may sound reasonable until you factor in the price of real estate and the proximity to the city when you are in Greater Vancouver. How much you say? With the typical sale price of a single family home in the region just over CDN $1 Million, it’s just not that easy. On the west side, prices are over $2 Million. If you want a more reasonable price about 1.5 hours commute away in Maple Ridge, the price drops to about $500,000. Buyers have come to realize that living close to the city means making compromises between accommodation and commute time. Buying a condo or townhouse with smaller space but closer in allows...

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