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Niemi LaPorte & Dowle Appraisals is your local Vancouver Real Estate Appraisal company. With our Head Office located in Metro Vancouver, we are the best suited firm for all of your Vancouver real estate appraisal needs. Our Head office serves Metro Vancouver and the surrounding region with local appraisers who are familiar with the local market in your community. Our appraisers live and work in these municipalities, and with a local team of nine residential (four CRA) and four commercial (all AACI, P. App. designated) appraisers at your service, we are best able to serve your real estate appraisal needs in the Vancouver communities.

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The City of Vancouver is located in the geographic center of Metro Vancouver, which is located in the southwestern region of British Columbia. Vancouver is bordered to the north by Burrard Inlet, to the west by the Strait of Georgia, to the south by the Fraser River, and to the east by the City of Burnaby. Vancouver was incorporated in 1886, and as of the 2006 census, had a population of 578,041 (Metro Vancouver population 2,116,581), ranking the region as the third most populous in Canada. The city proper has a geographic area of 114.67 square kilometres, with the Metro Vancouver region having an area of 5,335 square kilometres.

The 2006 Census also showed approximately 41.7% of the Metro Vancouver population were of visible minority origin. As Metro Vancouver represents about 50% of the Province’s population, the result is that British Columbia is Canada’s most ethnically diverse province. Some of the most statistically significant minority groups in the City of Vancouver include Chinese, South Asians, Filipinos, Koreans, Japanese, South‐east Asians, West Asians, and Latin Americans. Vancouver’s status as a "Pacific Rim Gateway" has contributed to the significant immigrant population from Asia in particular.

Further to the 2006 census, Vancouver is the third most populous city in North America in terms of density, with an estimated 5,335 people per square kilometre (outpaced by only New York City and San Francisco). This density is most concentrated in the neighbourhoods of the downtown peninsula, which includes the West End, Coal Harbour, Yaletown, Downtown, and False Creek North. The downtown peninsula is also home to Stanley Park, GM Place, and BC Place. Vancouver ranks fifth in North America for the most high‐rise buildings, and is ranked highly from year to year as one of the worlds most livable cities (just google world’s best cities). However, as a result of high desirability of location and high demand, Vancouver also often ranks as one of the worlds least affordable cities. Internationally, Vancouver has had enormous and complementary exposure due to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

For all of your Vancouver appraisal needs, contact Niemi LaPorte & Dowle Appraisals.

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