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Vancouver agents say home sales tumble in wake of foreign buyer tax

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 05:50

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SIGNS OF A MARKET CHILL: The 15 per cent levy which came into effect on Tuesday drives up costs for buyers from other countries who have helped make Vancouver Canada's most expensive property market.

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VANCOUVER real estate sales have tumbled since plans to tax foreign buyers in the Canadian city were revealed last week, local real estate agents said, a sign that the government's bid to slow the market was causing an immediate chill.

The 15 per cent levy, which was

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