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Jan 16, 2017
Whistler's new owners
Andrew Findlay

In early August when news broke that Whistler Blackcomb, ranked North America’s number one resort by U.S.-based Ski Magazine, had been sold to Vail Resorts Inc. for $1.4 billion, there were mixed reactions—from concern over what merging two blockbuster brands...

Jan 16, 2017
B.C. men and women have different financial priorities for 2017: poll
Felicity Stone

Last November Mustel Group conducted a provincewide telephone poll for BCBusiness, asking 500 people what they plan to do with their money in 2017. Overall the top choices were fairly evenly split between reducing debt (24.3 per cent) and saving for...

Jan 12, 2017
$6 million for a magenta mansion with its own ballroom
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1388 West 54th Avenue, VancouverPrice: $5,680,000MLS: R2129887 The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,992-square-foot house on a 8,320-square-foot lot in South Granville. The bling: Magenta. It’s what stucco cries out for. Really: you’re in the pink—may as well let the rest of the...

Jan 11, 2017
For those who can’t get enough Trump: a new hotel
Felicity Stone

The U.S. presidential inauguration isn’t the only Trump-related news this month: Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver is now accepting reservations. At 1161 West Georgia on the edge of Vancouver’s Luxury Zone, the twisting 69-storey tower designed by Arthur Erickson...

Jan 10, 2017
Clean energy will happen whether you like it or not: Obama
Marcie Good

President Barack Obama has written a post in the journal Science arguing that the world is quickly replacing fossil fuel-based energy with clean energy. That momentum, he asserts, will not be stopped by policy changes from Donald Trump’s incoming administration.

Jan 9, 2017
What Vancouverites think about short-term rentals: poll
Felicity Stone

Airbnb is controversial wherever it sets up shop. Last November, the Mustel Group conducted a poll for BCBusiness to find out how Vancouver residents feel about allowing property owners to rent their residence out short-term. The majority of both owners (53.6...

Jan 6, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $19 million for a fresh start
Fiona Morrow

Address: 719 Eyremount Drive, West Vancouver Price: $18,800,000 MLS: R2126621 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 11,322-square-foot house on a 28,000-square-foot lot in the British Properties. The bling: New Year, new you, right? Out with the old, and in with the brand spanking new. You’re feeling...

Jan 4, 2017
How will China's currency crackdown affect real estate markets?
Felicity Stone

Chinese banks have begun requiring clients to specify why they want foreign currency and when it will be used. If they are found to have used it improperly, such as for the purchase of a home, they could be barred...

Jan 3, 2017
Carbon capture industry needs higher taxes to thrive: expert
Marcie Good

A controversial carbon-pricing plan that will charge companies $10 a tonne starting in 2018 was one of the federal government's key environmental policies of 2016. The prime minister has indicated that he would like the tax to rise to $50...

Dec 15, 2016
Your data is an important business asset: Is it safe? Are you sure?

BCBusiness + Fully Managed No matter what the size of the company, it’s safe to say that these days, owners, senior executives and managers are busier than ever before. Overseeing business development, client and customer relations, operational effectiveness, HR and so...

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