More Laneway Houses on their way

(April 05, 2012 )

Vancouver has now issued 500 permits for laneway houses to be built (substantial difference from 2009 when their were none).  These "minihouses" often take the place of where a tradition garage would sit on the lot of your house. 

It really speaks to the trend where the housing market is so high, residents are looking for extra mortgage helpers to maintain their lifestyles.  Families are willing to sacrifice the parking space and/or storage for the additional rental income.

Out of the 500 permits, about half are still in the construction phase, so you can expect to see them popping up in the near future.

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