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New Survey on Affordability and Green Housing Reveals BC Trends

Green Real Estate is a pretty common word in Victoria these days. A survey of homeowners and renters across British Columbia suggests that, when it comes to housing, affordability concerns and making smart green choices are top of mind for most BC residents.

Sponsored by the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), the January 2009 Mustel Group survey examines the top affordability barriers in the province and how provincial taxes and homeowner assistance programs impact BC buyers.

A total of 38 per cent of British Columbians plan or hope to purchase a property within the next five years, with about half of these potential buyers expecting to do so in the next two years.

“Following the May 12 election, quick actions by the newly elected provincial government on key issues of interest to the real estate sector may assist these buyers in their home buying decisions, while also potentially empowering those who are currently unable to purchase a home,

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