October 19, 2012

This information was obtained from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, The Open House

Vancouver Identifies Solutions To Severe Housing Challenges

Vancouver continues to have the highest housing prices and one of the tightest rental markets in Canada.  Mayor Gregor Robertson and Council have spent considerable time and effort looking for solutions.

Actions have included:

*The Talk Housing to Us campaign in 2011

*Establishing an 18-member Task Force on Housing Affordability co-chaired by the Mayor, and developer and former MLS Olga Ilich, which includes real estate and rental housing experts, home builders, elected officials and not-for-profit housing managers from across Metro Vancouver; and

*the re: THINK HOUSING ideas competition.

On September 26, 2012, the Task Force on Housing Affordability  released its final report, including four recommendations.

Geraldine Santiago is a RE/MAX Realtor®  licensed in both residential and commercial real estate services, specializing in land assembly projects and land acquisition. She is a published author of three real estate reference books for Self-Counsel Press Ltd. namely the "Complete Home Buyer's Guide for Canadians", "Selling Your Home I Canada" and "Buy and Sell a Recreational Property in Canada" and her recently self-published ebook "How to Band Together with Neighbours in Land Assembly", 2018.   She is known for seminars on real estate trends in buying and selling in metro Vancouver.