A comment that I see quite often is that long time Vancouver home owners got lucky! They bought that detached home in the 90’s or early 2000’s and are now sitting on $100’s of thousands or even millions in capital gains. I’m here to tell you that luck had very little to do with it. The secret is to buy the right home, move in, enjoy it and keep it for 25-50 years. This will guarantee to make you lucky!