Fun Facts


- Did you know the

Real Estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia?

In 2017, 35,993 homes changed ownership in the Board’s area, generating $2.4 billion in economic spin-off activity and an estimated 17,600 jobs. The total dollar value of residential sales transacted through the MLS® system in Greater Vancouver totalled $37 billion in 2017.

Source: REBGV

 

- Did you know

Metro Vancouver home Sales in March and April 2018 have been around a 17-year Low? (Perfect time for buyers!)

While home listings continued to grow in May, the number of homes for sale remains well below historical averages.

Source: REBGV

 

- Did you know

a new Detached home in Vancouver costs, on average, an extra $644,000 to build due to over regulation?

This makes Vancouver the most expensive city to build a home in Canada

Source: REBGV

 

- Did you know

the City of Vancouver announced a new pilot program to speed up the delivery of new housing?

The Applicant Supported and Assisted Process (ASAP) pilot intends to reduce permit processing time from 28-38 weeks to 6-8 weeks

Source: REBGV



- Did you know 

Vancouver is Considered one of the youngest cities in the world? 

Vancouver was incorporated in 1886, sharing an anniversary with Mercedes-Benz and Coca-Cola! (132 years ago)


- Did you know 

Vancouver is known as ‘Hollywood North'?

In North America, Vancouver is second only to Los Angeles in TV production and third in feature film production after LA and New York

 

- Did you know 

Vancouver is home to Canada’s longest pool? 

Kits Pool is the city’s only saltwater pool and is in the Kitsilano neighborhood. The lanes stretch 137 meters, which is almost 3 times as long as an Olympic pool.

 

- Did you know 

the British Properties in West Vancouver was originally a neighborhood for upper class elites? 

Residents were required to have a

British passport and excluded non-white and Jewish people

. Fortunately, it has become much more diverse these days


- Did you know 

Vancouver has the highest real estate prices in Canada?

Vancouver is the third least affordable major metropolitan real estate market after Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia

 

- Did you know 

California roll was actually invented in Vancouver by Chef Hidekazu Tojo (Even though the name might suggest something else)? 

You can visit his restaurant Tojo in Vancouver’s Fairview neighborhood.


- Did you know 

British Columbia is four times the size of Great Britain!!

 


- Did you know

All of the grey squirrels in Stanley Park today are descended from eight pairs of grey squirrels given to Vancouver by New York City in 1909?

 

- Did you know

 the 75-kilometer West Coast Trail on the west coast of Vancouver Island is ranked the world’s No. 1 hike by 

besthike.com

California’s famous John Muir Trail will just have to try harder as it’s ranked the second. The West Coast Trail typically takes five to seven days to complete.

 

- Did you know i

n the 1950s, Vancouver was second only to Shanghai as the city with the most neon signs per capita?

Neon Products Ltd. of Vancouver, the largest manufacturer of neon signs in Western Canada, estimated that in 1953 Vancouver had 19,000 neon signs — one for every 18 residents.