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Huffington Post Blog - Vancouver’s Laneway Housing

Posted on November 18, 2013


Laneway housing has been a hot news topic in Vancouver this fall. Often, stories have presented this latest housing trend as the ultimate answer to building affordability into the Vancouver market. With 1,000 city permits now issued for laneway homes since 2009, I've heard many people talk about what a great way it could be to build income on your existing property. Or how it can provide a unique solution by offering grown children or aging parents a place to live.

But based on numbers alone, a laneway house project is probably not a solid investment for landowners.

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