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A new study reveals that Vancouver is the most expensive city in Canada, not shocking news. However, it may surprise some that but it isn’t in the top 10 list for costliest cities for expats. 

According to Mercer’s 2013 Cost of Living Survey, Vancouver ranks as the world’s 64th most expensive city in the world. Toronto previously held the top Canadian spot at No. 61.

Ten Most expensive cities in the world 

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Written by  Paul Hecht

Tuesday, 26 April 2011 12:01


Investor Paul Hecht on buying Canadian foreclosures for 50 cents on the dollar.
"Foreclosures are all across the country as banks need to liquidate these non-performing assets off their books. Take advantage of these amazing bargains and buy them at 50 cents on the dollar. Most banks will take what is owed on the mortgage or less. Find out how through our foreclosure subscription."

Sounds great doesn't it? This is actually a headline from a database subscription company offering to show you how to buy foreclosures for 50 cents on the dollar. Unfortunately it is a U.S.- based service. You won't see those kinds of headlines in Canada since the foreclosure process here is much different...
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Buildex conference to include discussion on affordability options for pricey Vancouver

 By Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun February 11, 2013 4:05 PM

The Verdant project at SFU development, pictured in 2007, included a variety of measures to make the homes available at below market cost.Higher-paying jobs, leasing options among ways to make Vancouver housing affordable

Photograph by: ian lindsay , Vancouver Sun

Strategies such as long-term land leases and the deliberate preservation of industrial land to encourage high-paying jobs could be used to make paying for housing in pricey Vancouver a little less painful.

These ideas and others will be on the table at a keynote panel discussion on housing affordability at the Buildex conference for building professionals this week. Heather Tremain, principal at the Urban...

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