Blog - Craig Doherty

Excitement Builds For Furry Creek and the Howe Sound*

Posted on Apr 19, 2018

Furry Creek golf course buyer eyes residential development. 
China-backed Fine Peace Canada plans to upgrade the 152-acre course with waterfront homes and hotel

The sale of the Furry Creek Golf & Country Club closed on October 10, as China-backed Fine Peace (Canada) Holdings Ltd. bought the 18-hole course and related lands from the Burrard Group, whi...

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BC Extends Foreign Buyer Tax Exemptions #IToldYouSo

Posted on Mar 20, 2017

I've been predicting for some time that, as it was a last-minute, ham-fisted, non-consultative, ethnically-driven, populist-soothing, unCanadian disaster, the Foreign Buyers Tax would be rolled back in part or whole.

It has just been announced that more foreign buyers of homes in British Columbia will be able to claim exemption from the additional p...

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Sotheby's - 2016 Year End Top Tier Real Estate Report

Posted on Feb 15, 2017

Read the Sotheby's International Realty Canada bi-annual report that details significant shifts in the performance of key Canadian top-tier real estate markets in 2016. Key real estate insights in each Canadian market can be read by visiting:

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Surprise, surprise, surprise!! BC Foreign Buyers Tax Amended

Posted on Jan 30, 2017

Ok I'm showing my age with the Gomer Pyle reference but this whole episode strikes me as a comedy.

This was always going to happen when something is introduced hastily, without consultation and for ethnically driven reasons. No, I'm not talking about the Trump Muslim Ban but the BC Foreign Buyers' Tax.  

British Columbia's premier has announced her gov...

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Canada releases "A New Vision For Housing In Canada"

Posted on Nov 22, 2016

The Canadian government has unveiled its housing strategy plans, following months of consultation with Canadians and industry stakeholders.

“Affordable housing can connect individuals with the facilities and services they need to build secure, productive and meaningful lives for themselves. Living close to jobs, public transportation and childcare e...

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