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   GOLD BUDDAH MONASTERY SOLD TO HEALTH BOARD The former Salvation Army Temple at Hastings and Gore was most recently occupied by Buddhist Monks and Nuns, as the 2,323 sq. foot Gold Buddah Monastery, where they did a lot of mantras and praying and chanting  The Gold Buddah Monastery, an art deco landmark originally built as a Salvation army temple will be converted into a health centre that will integrate services currently scattered around the downtown eastside. -Vancouver Province  
   MY FRIEND HAVE I GOT A CHURCH FOR YOU Leonard DiFrancesco, a Catholic, and Rav Rampuri, a Sikh, say selling churches is not easy money, often requiring sensitive negotiations. How do Buddhists Negotiate property deals with Pentecostals? Meet BC’s Holy Realtors. Since, Di Francesco and Rampuri, who both work for Sutton Centre Realty, got together on their first church sale, they’ve been on a roll. Muslim’s are making bids with Jehovas witnesses, Sikhs are moving into Hindu temples and Baptists are buying anything with a For Sale sign on it. - National Post  
  TWO HOLY REALTORS ON A ROLL The Holy Realtors, have cornered the market on B. C. places of worship.  Selling churches usually involves months of sensitive negotiations- doing Vegan lunch with Buddhist Monks, explaining offers from the altar, easing centuries old mistrust between one religious group and the next. Di Francesco and Rampuri say it is the East meets West combination of their own faiths that has helped them develop the sharpest diplomatic skills this side of the Vatican. .-Vancouver Province
  HOLY REALTORS ARE ON A MISSION Church - property sales specialists graced with heavenly charm and business smarts.. Their client on this day is Grace Christian Church, which has put Burnaby’s oldest seat of worship- St John”s the Divine, on the block. The reason: It’s simply too big for their needs. .-Vancouver Sun 
  STEEPLES FOR SALE Sales of church propety happen in many places, but business is especially brisk in Canada’s western Metropolis.T  Often the buyers are burgeoning Asian communities, in part because it is hard to get permission to rezone church property for secular use.  All this makes Vancouver’s sacred- property market “unique”, says Leonardo Di Francesco of, which has sold more than 100 houses of worship over the past two decades.disadvantaged youth attracted fewer participants. - CLICK TO READ MORE -The Economist
  CHURCH IS LISTED AT 2.5 MILLION Holy Realtors, Leonard DiFrancesco and Rav Rampuri, who specialise in selling churches.a Sikh, say selling church, properties, outide one of their not easy money, often requiring sensitive negotiations. Their first church sale was a catholic property, and it took a year to find the right buyer-it is often after all, a very specific market and often requres atime consuming communal decision- but the business today is a vigourous one. Vancouver Sun  
  REALTORS PLACE FAITH IN LOCAL CHURCH SALES Burnaby Real Estate Agents who’ve made a specialy of selling churches. They recently completed a deal for St. John the Divine Church on Kingsway.. The “church guys” Burnaby real estate agents Leonardo Di Francesco a Catholic and Rav Rampuri, a sikh sell more than 80 percent of the churches in the lower mainland. CLICK TO READ MORE Burnaby Newsleader 
    ‘THE SKY’S THE LIMIT’ What do you get when you take a booming real estate market and add a high demand for worship space fuelled by the arrival of new immigrant communities? “There’s not very much out there, and whatever comes for sale sells pretty quick,” says Leonardo Di Francesco, who, with his business partner Rav Rampuri, has been specializing in selling church real estate in the Vancouver area for more than 20 years. “These type of properties are rare, and now with real estate becoming even a hotter commodity, they’re even more rare.” CLICK TO READ MORE The Anglican Journal

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