Monthly Archives: January 2011

Vancouver Houses and Underground Oil Storage Tanks for Buyers

Houses in Vancouver have Oil Tanks? Up until the 1960's most houses in Vancouver used oil burning furnaces. These furnaces had underground oil storage tanks periodically filled by tanker trucks. When Vancouver began the switch to gas furnaces in the 1960's, oil furnaces were removed and the underground oil storage tanks that fed them were either removed (best practice) or decommissioned. If decommissioned, the tanks, often made of galvanized steel were supposed to be completely drained of oil. I'm Buying a House in Vancouver. Why should I care about Underground Oil Tanks? IT CAN COST ME THOUSANDS?! Unfortunately, in many… Find out more

Vancouver Real Estate Indoor Air Quality Testing and Volatile Organic Compounds with ABM Environmental

Indoor Air Quality Testing and Vancouver Real Estate? Is there are link between Indoor Air Quality and Vancouver Real Estate you ask? YES! The air inside a home (Both condos and houses) can have many things in it and and some of that stuff may not be all that good for us.  In a previous post we talked about how mould in a home can cause health issues, today we're going to talk to Brian Mackenzie of ABM Environmental about Volatile Organic Compounds. The Not So Sweet Smell of New Stuff Volatile Organic Compounds! Most people like new stuff. A… Find out more

December 2010 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) Statistics Package

Share December 2010 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) Statistics Package Real estate market stable at year-end The Greater Vancouver residential housing market entered three distinctive phases in 2010. Continued buoyancy from the post-recession recovery began the year, followed by a summer lull and, throughout the fall, a sustained period of stability. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that total sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in 2010 reached 30,595, a 14.2 per cent decrease from the 35,669 sales recorded in 2009, but a 24.2 per cent increase from the 24,626 residential sales in 2008.… Find out more