Assess the way your career is panning out so far. Does it look like you will be staying in the city for years to come, or is there a possibility you will be reassigned to a different city or country? Typically, you should only purchase a home if you know you will be staying within Vancouver for the foreseeable future.
Survey the Neighbourhood
Visit potential homes for sale in Vancouver, BC you are interested in during different times of the day to get a better understanding of what it would be like to live there. Also, take the time to talk to your potential neighbours and ask questions regarding trash collection, traffic, and neighbourhood security.