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Canada's national housing agency, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), released the following infographic (see it in a larger window here) which paints a sobering image of Vancouver's real estate market when compared to the rest of the country.

Take a look at the average resale price of a home in Canada ($372,400), B.C.’s provincial average ($564,800), and compare that with the average price of a Vancouver home (over $1 million since 2010). That should give you a sense of just how big a task Robertson, Olga Ilich and their affordable housing “task force” will face in the coming years.

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The graphic also predicts that housing starts in British Columbia will be the second highest in the country with a 7.1 per cent increase in 2012.

And remember, that $1 million price tag is an average. There are tonnes of homes in the city that are way above that. Evidence:

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