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Support Incentive Program for Asbestos Removal

Considering a renovation? Before you start, visit https://www.vrba.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/asbestos_hazards_homeowners.pdf and read the online brochure on asbestos often found in older homes. This is important to protect your family and workers. Our advice is to...

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Crystal Ball Forecasts Moderation in 2019

VRBA’s Crystal Ball Housing Forecast was presented by: Kyle Kerr, Past President, VREBCameron Muir, Chief Economist, BCREABraden Batch, Senior Analyst - Economics, CMHC The theme for 2019 is market moderation. The economy is strong, unemployment is low, interest rates...

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Transportation Strategy Key to Sustainability

The BC govt recently announced a regional transportation strategy/study for southern Vancouver Island. They will be looking at transit and roads, cycling, rail, marine, and even pedestrian traffic. This is long overdue for our region. Housing affordability often...

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CRD Posts Highest Housing Starts Since 1976

According to CMHC, last year Greater Victoria posted the highest housing starts since 1976. Or should we say Langford...which contributed 40% of the 4,273 total and 60% of all new rentals. Starts increased in Langford while declining in Saanich and Victoria, both of...

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