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Editor's note: This is the latest in a series of real estate market reports. Dollar figures are in Canadian dollars. (As of this report, 1 Canadian dollar was equivalent to about $1.02 in U.S. dollars.) Vancouver skyline. Flickr image courtesy of Dekaritae. Home prices in Greater Vancouver, Canada, continue to rise as the region's spring homebuying season got off to a strong start.  Buyers flocked to the market during the first quarter, fueled by heavy sales volume in the Richmond and Vancouver West areas. Although housing sales slowed in April, the benchmark housing price increased, topping $620,000. Recent changes in mortgages rules could make it even tougher for first-time homebuyers to enter the market, considered one of the priciest housing markets in the world. This rep...