Squamish, BC Real Estate News

By Alphonse J. Quenneville
(Royal LePage Northshore)
The number of 2008 detached home sales in Squamish was down 40% from last year. December 2008 inventory levels were consistent with those of one year ago. Squamish townhouse and condominium sales were down 48.5% from 2007. Inventory levels this December were down 78.1% from December of last year, in part due to the slowing of new building construction. Statistical source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Published Sunday, January 18, 2009 2:57 PM by Alphonse Quenneville www.AlphonseQ.com  
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By Jean-Michel Tremblay
(RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate Squamish)
The "New" SquamishFor most, Squamish has long been thought of as the sleepy town that represents the half-way stopping point between Vancouver and Whistler. But for rock climbers, mountain bikers, windsurfers, and other adventure sports fanatics, Squamish was the secret spot offering un-crowded access to world-class thrills. Now, with the 2010 Olympic Games only three years ahead, the improved highway access and the sky- rocketing real estate prices in the Lower Mainland are causing many people to take a fresh look at Squamish - and what they're seeing is blowing them away!Squamish offers than just mind-boggling scenery, which features Howe Sound, mountain views, forests, rivers, estuaries, glaciers, and an ever-changing array of waterfalls and wildlife. It also offers recreational oppo...
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