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From the New York March issue: Spurred by foreign buyers, Vancouver has started the year as one of the most active residential real estate markets in the northern hemisphere, according to the International Property Journal. Meanwhile, Hong Kong-based development group Shanghai Forte is set to purchase the Goldman Sachs Group-owned Garden Plaza, a Shanghai residential complex, for $328 million. And, just in time for the high season, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates announced last month that a British Virgin Islands affiliate has joined its “network” of luxury real estate listings. Click here for more news from the hottest real estate markets across the globe. Compiled by Amy Tennery