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Surge in Vancouver's housing prices deters young professionals

Low interest rates, foreign demand have pushed the price of a typical detached home up nearly 30% in five years


WHEN Allan Pulga, a communications manager, found out he was going to be a father, he had to make a tough choice - stay in a tiny downtown condo or leave Vancouver.

The 34-year-old, who works for fast-growing private Canadian technology firm iQmetrix, packed his bags and