British Columbia Real Estate Association just released it's Housing Market Update January 2015 saying:
"The year ended on a high note with residential MLS sales up +15% from a year ago and up 11% from November on a seasonally adjusted basis. 2014 marked the largest year over year increase in residential sales since the post-recession rebound of 2009...
British Columbia (BC) property owners just received their 2015 assessment notices the first week of January from BC Assessment (BCA).
This assessment notice mailed to BC property owners is BCA's estimate of a property's value as of July 1, 2014 and for new construction or substantially renovated homes, the physical condition as of October 31, 2014.
2014 year end Housing Market Update video was just released by Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. It says "statistically speaking it was a typical year for home buyer and seller activity in Metro Vancouver. Home sales and listing totals for the year both ranked as the fifth highest in the region in the last decade.
Before the 1960’s many homes in West Vancouver and North Vancouver were heated by oil. This oil was stored in metal tanks buried close to the foundation of homes. Fuel tanks are no longer in use. While some of these underground storage tanks have been removed, many still remain buried on North Shore residential properties.