Well that was fun. The games have wrapped up, but we’re not completely done yet – the Paralympics are up next, so still a chance to partake in some Olympic fun before 2012. Hopefully everyone out there had a good couple of weeks, whether you stayed in town or skipped out to some holiday destination.
Despite a bad start to the games, we had some unseasonably beautiful weather and wrapped up with a nice amount of Gold for Canada. Overall a positive experience with an upbeat ending.
So now what? We’ll find out what bills are due soon, but what will be the long term economic result of hosting the games? Are there people out there that have just discovered Vancouver and now must move here and buy at any price?
A recent UBC study found that host cities see no measurable boom or bust in real estate values due to the Olympics, but maybe it’s different here. Do you think the next few years will see an economic boom or bust in BC?