Category: Vancouver News

The new speculation and vacancy tax strikes one more blow


As expected, the B.C. government forged ahead with its speculation and vacancy tax, which took effect on January 1. This politically controversial yet publicly supported levy will penalize ... Read More

Two taxes have B.C. property owners scratching their heads




  • Property owners are confusing two new taxes
  • The City of Burnaby has had so many calls, they're starting to track them

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) ... Read More

B.C. launches speculation and vacancy tax, with new name following criticism


The newly titled "speculation and vacancy tax" will apply to owners of second homes in applicable areas of B.C., as of December 31

The newly named “speculation and vacancy tax” will apply to ... Read More

A Drop in Vancouver Real Estate Prices May Not Lead to Affordability



Following year after year of dramatic increases in Vancouver real estate prices, the homes in the area are finally dropping in value. A longer-term analysis will ... Read More

Have you checked your 2019 assessment yet?


Have you checked your 2019 assessment yet? Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s BC assessments 

BC Assessment (BCA) sent home owners their 2019 assessment ... Read More

REBGV December 2018 Market Insight


Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Thursday, January 10, 2019
REBGV President Phil Moore provides a summary of the December 2018 housing market statistics.


Source:  ... Read More

Fraser Valley housing market slows down in 2018


SURREY, BC – After three consecutive years of total annual sales surpassing 20,000 units, 2018 saw the Fraser Valley real estate market return to more typical levels for both sales and inventory.

... Read More

How did Vancouver real estate holdings compare to other investments in 2018?


New study compares three different types of investment
Home values in Vancouver fell 1.7 percent in 2018, so other investment strategies were better bets than the city’s real estate, according to ... Read More

Housing slowdown continues, says Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver


Housing slowdown continues, says Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

By Gord Macdonald, News Anchor  CKNW

Published: December 4, 2018 11:30 am

WATCH: New numbers on Metro Vancouver home ... Read More

Metro Vancouver homes sales down across all property types


Published: Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Home buyer demand remains below long-term historical averages in the Metro Vancouver* housing market.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) ... Read More

BCREA Housing Market Update (November 2018)



Published on Nov 15, 2018

BCREA Housing Market Update (November 2018)

BC Real Estate Association (BCREA) Deputy Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson discusses the October 2018 ... Read More

Home listings at four-year October high as sales remain below typical levels


Friday, November 02, 2018

Home sale activity across Metro Vancouver* remained below long-term historical averages in October.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that ... Read More

Vancouverites confident in property market in face of sales slowdown, survey finds


Research commissioned by Sotheby's International Realty found that millennials still prefer to own single-family homes, though high numbers have given up on owning one themselves.
Most young ... Read More

More supply and less demand seen across Metro Vancouver housing market


The supply of homes for sale continued to increase across the Metro Vancouver* housing market in September while home buyer demand remained below typical levels for this time of year.

The Real ... Read More

Fraser Valley becomes favoured real estate investment destination


Giant distribution centre and transit decision reflect reasons Metro developers, investors, homebuyers are heading south across the Fraser

WI Staff / Western Investor
OCTOBER 3, 2018 10:20 AM

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BC has the fastest-rising home prices in Canada


Eric Zimmer Aug 29, 2018 11:59 am


While the City of Vancouver continues to wrestle with the dubious distinction ... Read More

Majority of Vancouverites say region has been ‘damaged’ by high housing prices


DH Vancouver Staff Aug 27, 2018 11:30 am

A new survey from Angus Reid found that a majority of Metro Vancouver is feeling disappointment with the continued high cost of housing in the region.

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By the numbers: What’s behind the shift in Metro Vancouver’s housing market?


Metro Vancouver’s housing market has been the focal point of public discussion for the past few years. In the face of record-breaking sales and rising prices, all three levels of government took ... Read More

Court ruling will mean more real estate sales transparency



Original Post Aug 23, 2018 1:00 pm PDT

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A Supreme Court of Canada ruling will clear the way for more consumer access to real ... Read More

BCREA Housing Market Update (August)


BC Real Estate Association (BCREA) Chief Economist Cameron Muir discusses the July 2018 statistics.


A Return to Balance for BC Housing Market


Vancouver, BC – July 13, 2018. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 7,884 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) ... Read More

Federal agency detects “moderate evidence of overheating” in Metro Vancouver housing market


by Charlie Smith on July 27th, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has concluded that the country's housing market "remains highly vulnerable".

This is "primarily due to ... Read More

B.C. government takes step to crack down on tax evasion in real estate


Property purchased through trusts and corporations to require additional buyer information Cory Correia · CBC News · Posted: Jul 25, 2018 7:49 PM PT | Last Updated: July 25

Taking aim at tax ... Read More

CMHC moves to make it easier for self-employed to obtain mortgage


The Canadian Press

OTTAWA -- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is making changes intended to make it easier for the self-employed to qualify for a mortgage.

The national housing agency says ... Read More

Welcome to the era of flat home prices


By Erica Alini
National Online Journalist, Money/Consumer  Global News

Canada’s housing market has been on a tear for years, but that era may now be over.

This year’s spring housing market ... Read More

Slower Growth Expected for Economy and Housing Market


BCREA 2018 Q2 Housing Forecast

Vancouver, BC – May 31, 2018. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2018 Second Quarter Housing Forecast today.

Multiple Listing ... Read More

Broadway subway may significantly alter Vancouver’s urban fabric


by Charlie Smith on June 1st, 2018 at 7:45 AM

On May 23, the City of Vancouver announced plans to take the wind out of the real-estate market on a major transit corridor.

A policy report is ... Read More

Greater Vancouver home prices predicted to keep climbing – at slower rate


Joannah Connolly  / Vancouver Courier (JUNE 1, 2018 11:20 AM)

Residential sales forecast to slow further this year but recover next year.

Home sales across Greater Vancouver may be soft so far ... Read More

2017 Mortgage Consumer Survey


The largest and most comprehensive survey of its kind in Canada.

In March 2017, CMHC completed an online survey of 3,002 recent mortgage consumers, all prime household decision-makers who had ... Read More

Vancouver real-estate prices still climbing, but tax changes could have impact, report says


VICTORIA — Greater Vancouver’s real-estate prices continue to climb out of reach of most ordinary families, but the province’s new measures to tackle housing affordability may have an impact on ... Read More

B.C. home owners fight ‘speculation’ tax with petition


Joannah Connolly / Vancouver Courier
MARCH 8, 2018 10:59 AM

Home owners from within and outside of B.C. are rapidly signing up to a petition that is aims to fight the provincial government’s ... Read More

Vancouver has highest construction costs in Canada


WI Staff Western Investor
March 7, 2018

Detached homes cost up to $460,000 to build in Vancouver, versus $420,000 in Toronto and $300,000 in Calgary

A high-quality 2,000-square-foot detached ... Read More

Condos, townhomes drive January growth in Vancouver housing market



The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand continues to be high for condominiums and townhomes in the region, but less so for detached properties.

The ... Read More

Douglas Todd: B.C. mayors start targeting speculators to cool housing prices


The province’s mayors and councillors brought a sharp new focus Thursday to finding effective ways to cool intense foreign and domestic speculation in housing.

The Union of B.C. Municipalities ... Read More

Vancouver’s 2017 Empty Homes Tax declaration


Vancouver residents must submit their 2017 property status declaration by February 2, 2018. Submit y

Every owner of residential property in Vancouver is required to submit a property status ... Read More

Vancouver Empty Homes Tax


Each home owner will have received a property status declaration from the City to determine if their property is subject to the Empty Homes Tax.

These declarations are due on February 2, 2018. ... Read More

Steady sales and diminished listings characterize 2017 for the Metro Vancouver housing market


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

After reaching record levels in 2015 and 2016, Metro Vancouver home sales returned to more historically normal levels in 2017. Home listings, on the other hand, came ... Read More

Greater Vancouver home assessments up 1-30% in 2018: BC Assessment


BC Assessment says property assessments are now in the mail. Property taxes payable for 2018 will be based on these assessed values at rates set this spring by each separate municipality. If ... Read More

Government adds new qualifying requirements for uninsured mortgages


Effective January 1, 2018, home buyers who don't require mortgage insurance — those with a down payment of 20 per cent or more — must qualify for their mortgage at a higher rate.

This new stress ... Read More

Happy New Year


Where are BC’s Best Bets for Real Estate Investment?


Six of the top 10 cities are in the Lower Mainland, according to annual rankings

The rapidly growing city of Surrey is once again ranked as the best bet to invest your buck in real estate, ... Read More

October sales exceed historical average


Metro Vancouver* home sales exceeded typical historical levels in October with the majority concentrated in the townhouse and apartment markets.




The Real Estate Board of Greater ... Read More

Surrey beats Vancouver in list of Top 10 cities in B.C. to invest in real estate


The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) has released its new list of Top 10 cities in B.C. to buy real estate in the next five years.

Surrey tops the list, with Vancouver coming in 10th place. ... Read More

The 23rd annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive kicks off November 14


The 23rd annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive kicks off November 14. It’s the largest and longest running blanket drive in the Lower Mainland.

Between November 14 and 21, REALTOR® volunteers will ... Read More

Condo, townhome sales continue to drive Metro Vancouver sales: REBGV


Home sales across Metro Vancouver remained above the 10-year average in September, as sales of apartments and townhomes continue to outpace those of detached houses, according to Real Estate Board ... Read More

Fall real estate market activity ramps up in Vancouver


Median sale price of detached houses in the city up $500K over previous week.

There were stronger sales across all residential housing types in Vancouver the week of September 11 to 17.

Real ... Read More

Now Selling in Downtown Langley – Studio, one, two bedroom and flex homes in downtown Langley.


Expect a warm welcome when arriving home at The Civic. The combination of brick and wood accents gives architecture an urban West Coast edge. A private courtyard with a playground is perfect for ... Read More

Super-hot August for Vancouver home sales


Median days on market declines as properties snapped up faster


In an August that turned out to be much busier for Greater Vancouver homes ... Read More

REALTORS® raise $154,000 and counting for wildfire victims


REALTORS® across the country have so far raised over $154,000 for the Red Cross BC Fires Appeal to support the communities affected by the ongoing wildfires in BC.

These donations are helping ... Read More

Canadian home sales fall 6.7 percent in June; prices keep rising in Vancouver and Fraser Valley


The Canadian Real Estate Association's latest statistics suggest that Ontario's Golden Horseshoe's housing market is experiencing a correction—with a monthly drop of 3.59 percent in ... Read More

BC Home Sales and Prices are Both Up – and Down


It might not be as hot a spring as last year, but it’s a lot hotter than fall – at least in terms of the BC real estate stats released May 15 by the British Columbia Real Estate Association ... Read More

Is it still a seller market?


Housing inventory at 20-year low, B.C. Real Estate Association says

Demand rapidly outpacing supply, according to real estate professional association
By Matt Meuse, CBC News Posted: May 15, ... Read More

FAQs on Removing Financing Subjects


By: Atrina Kouroshnia Mortgage Expert


While I once thought our local real estate market was our collective ... Read More

Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver March 2017 Real Estate Info graphics


Infographic: Fraser Valley Real Estate, March 2017

Second-busiest March ever sets a record benchmark price for a Fraser Valley home, but that hides wild variations by city.

There were 2,020 ... Read More

Average sale prices for condos outside Vancouver showing double-digit gains


Average sale prices for condos outside Vancouver, such as in New Westminster and Abbotsford, are showing some double-digit annual gains, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

In New West, ... Read More

House Hunting Suggestions


If you’re thinking of purchasing a home, you’ve probably already started looking. You may have seen quite a few homes and the details are starting to become somewhat hazy and jumbled.

Do you ... Read More

Economy, Population Growth Support Housing Demand Through 2018


BCREA 2017 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update

Vancouver, BC – February 17, 2017. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2017 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update ... Read More

Home Sales in Greater Vancouver Once Again Steady with Previous Month: REBGV


Residential transactions still considerably down compared with 2015’s banner November, but totals are recovering towards 10-year norms, says board

Source: Joannah Connolly
December 2, ... Read More

TransLink will open Evergreen Line on Dec. 2


The long-awaited $1.43-billion Evergreen Line is slated to start running between Burnaby and Coquitlam on Dec. 2.

Northeast Metro residents will be getting an early Christmas present when the ... Read More

Changes to the SkyTrain Operating Pattern


To get ready for the launch of the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension, we've changed the operating pattern of the SkyTrain network. This change occurred on October 22, in advance of the Evergreen ... Read More

Ottawa tightens mortgage requirements and targets foreign money


Ottawa has announced new rules aimed at limiting foreign money into Canadian real estate and ensuring that borrowers take on mortgages they can afford.

"Overall, I believe the housing market is ... Read More

Metro Vancouver home sales return to typical August levels


For the second straight month, home buyer demand in Metro Vancouver* moved off of the record-breaking pace seen earlier this year and returned to more typical levels.

The Real Estate Board of ... Read More

Help shape the National Housing Strategy


The Government of Canada believes that all Canadians deserve access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford.

Achieving good housing outcomes for Canadians requires ... Read More

What to expect in Canadian real estate for the rest of 2016


As the dust settles from Brexit, the Bank of Canada will wait longer to hike the overnight rate, encouraging the fevered pace of activity in the country’s hottest housing markets to continue ... Read More

FACT OF THE WEEK - July 19, 2016


Canadian home values rose by $50,619 this past year — more than the average Canadian earns annually.

Read the full story :  ... Read More

Vancouver Housing Starts Trend at 26-Year High as Residential Permit Values Rise


CMHC report shows Vancouver's housing starts trend at the highest level since 1990, while StatCan finds increase in residential building permit value

The housing starts trend in the Vancouver ... Read More

Professional association of Fraser Valley REALTORS® supports moving forward with IAG recommendations


June, 30 2016 10:17:47 am, by FVREB

SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) strongly supports moving forward with the recommendations brought forward by the Real Estate Council ... Read More

B.C. first to land transit project cash as Justin Trudeau unveils funding deal


Transit users in Metro Vancouver will see a boost in service after regional mayors on Thursday secured funding from the provincial and federal government to move ahead with the first phase of ... Read More

Last month was the highest selling April on record for Metro Vancouver


Areas covered by Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, ... Read More

Canadian Real Estate Association - Resources and Economist’s Monthly Report


Canadian Real Estate Association, CREA is a national association, advocate for policies that promote a vibrant and sustainable real estate industry and that ensure real estate property rights and ... Read More

The BuzzBuzzReport – Fact of the week


Vancouver home sales totalled 5,173 in March, the most of any month ever.


March Metro Vancouver home sales set an all-time record


Metro Vancouver home sales eclipsed 5,000 in March for the first time on record.

Residential property sales in the region totalled 5,173 in March 2016, an increase of 27.4 per cent from the ... Read More

VIDEO: B.C. government cracks down on real estate abuse


It is arguably the most controversial issue in Metro Vancouver right now — housing affordability. Today Premier Christy Clark unveiled her government’s plan on cracking down on the shady practice ... Read More

VIDEO: Vancouver real estate speculation called ‘unpoliced, unregulated and rampant’


Vancouver real estate speculation called 'unpoliced, unregulated and rampant'
NDP MLA David Eby's had strong words for the crowd but said the goal of the town hall meeting was to find solutions. ... Read More

Metro Vancouver home buyers set a record pace in February


Residential property sales in the region totalled 4,172 in February 2016, an increase of 36.3 per cent from the 3,061 sales recorded in February 2015 and an increase of 65.6 per cent compared to ... Read More

Vancouver real estate: vacant home rate flat since 2002, says city report


90% of empty housing units in Vancouver are condominiums, according to report released today.

CBC News Posted: Mar 08, 2016 11:11 AM PT

The percentage of vacant homes in Vancouver has remained ... Read More

City of Vancouver to release report on vacant housing


Report to Vancouver Council to look at types of housing sitting vacant and ownership information on those homes.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Speculative investors are getting a lot of the blame for ... Read More

National home sales edged up by 0.5% from Dec to Jan


According to statistics released February 16, 2016 by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales rebounded in January 2016 compared to the previous month.


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Survey: Two-in-three would like government to intervene more in the real estate sector


February 26, 2016 – A comprehensive survey of Canadians from coast to coast indicates perceptions of high housing prices in the Canadian real estate market exist and extend ... Read More

Do ordinary citizens have enough say in planning and development in their communities?

Photo by: Brigitte Werner


A new research study conducted by McAllister Opinion Research, on behalf of the Real Estate ... Read More

Big tax break to buyers of new homes - Do You Quality?


The 2016 B.C. Provincial Budget now offers a Property Transfer Tax Exemption on Newly Built Homes


The Newly Built Home Exemption reduces or eliminates the amount of property transfer tax you ... Read More

B.C. budget offers new-home buyers big incentives


In a bid to make housing within reach of more people , the B.C. government will give a big tax break to buyers of new homes ...

Article source: Business In Vancouver:, By Jen St. Denis

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What ‘average’ Vancouver home price buys in Fraser Valley –  IN PICTURES


Compare Real Estate Values – Slideshow of what the ‘average’ Vancouver home price can buy you in Fraser Valley.
Source: BC.CTVNEWS.CA - View Slideshow Now

With the average price of a detached ... Read More

Buying a Home? Are You Ready for the New Down Payment Rules?


The increase to the minimum down payment for home purchases over $500,000 is two weeks away. Mortgage expert Atrina Kouroshnia explains the changes.

By: Atrina ... Read More

Federal infrastructure goals put power in pockets of big-city mayors


The race is on for access to the billions in federal infrastructure dollars that have been promised by the Liberal government in Ottawa. And it is almost assuredly going to be won by the country’s ... Read More

Vancouver could see first billion-dollar office sale


Bentall Centre in the city’s downtown business core expected to set historic price.

Source: Business in Vancouver
Real Estate
By Frank O'Brien

Vancouver could see its first billion-dollar ... Read More

No change to key interest rate as Bank of Canada sees strength in exports


Source: news.BuzzBuzzHome, By: Josh Sherman
No change to key interest rate as Bank of Canada sees strength in exports
The Bank of Canada is keeping the key interest rate target at 0.5 per cent, ... Read More

Canadian home sales in 2015 nearly break all-time sales record


2015 was the second-best year on record for home sales in Canada, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

The number of homes changing hands nationwide last year increased 5.5 ... Read More

New for 2016 - Compass Card Required for Monthly Pass


The full implementation phase of TransLink’s Compass Card is quickly approaching: As of January 1, 2016, monthly passholders will need to acquire the Compass Card as paper passes will be ... Read More

Happy New Year


Wishing You Joy, Happiness and Good Fortunes in years to come.

Get Happy Over The Holidays


Here are 10 holiday vacation activities that can actually make you happier and less stressed.

Courtesy of Fox News: ... Read More

Liberals Raise Minimum Home Purchase Down Payment on Sliding Scale


This article originally appeared on mortgage rate comparison site

A new round of mortgage restrictions designed to reduce risky borrowing and rapid price growth have hit the ... Read More

Vancouver Will See Canada’s Steepest House Price Rises Again in 2016: RE/MAX


Demand showing no signs of waning, although price rise in metropolitan area will be slower than the 17 per cent seen in 2015, predicts brokerage

With home prices in Greater Vancouver up more ... Read More

Vancouver and Canada Home Building Permit Values Strengthen in Fall:


After a slow September, value of residential construction permits surge in October, led by booming multi-family sector, says statistics agency
See more at: http://www.rew


Greater Vancouver Home Sales up 8.7% in January


A report published by the REBGV indicated an 8.7% increase in home sales last month for the Greater Vancouver housing market, compared to January 2014.

As expected, sales dropped in comparison ... Read More

BC Residential Building Permits Rise 30.8% in October 2014


Statistics Canada released a report yesterday indicating a 30.8% rise in the total value of residential building permits in British Columbia for the period of October 2013-October 2014.

The ... Read More

Vancouver home sales up 16.6%, says BCREA Forecast


It is forecasted that MLS sales in Greater Vancouver for 2014 will reach 33,800 units, indicating a 16.6% increase since 2013, says a BCREA report published on November 18th.

The average home ... Read More

B.C. 2015-2016 Housing Forecast


Last week, real estate industry leaders gathered to at CMHC's 20th Annual Vancouver Housing Outlook Conference to provide insight into the future of B.C.'s housing market for 2015-2016.

Housing ... Read More

Canadian Home Sales Reach Highest in 4 Years


Canadian home sales hit its highest point in four years last month, making June the fifth consecutive month where national sales have increased.

Despite the presence of slower housing markets ... Read More

Continuous Growth in the Fraser Valley Households


Not to get confused with the Greater Vancouver region, the Fraser Valley region consists of the area “stretching south of the river from Delta through Surrey and Langley to Abbotsford, and north ... Read More

Continuous Surge in Metro Development


The Metro Vancouver market continues to surge in new residential developments, as municipalities continuously approve community plans. The approval of such community plans translate to new ... Read More

Greater Vancouver May Housing Statistics


Home buyer demand in Greater Vancouver reached its highest in 3 years, last month.

May Greater Vancouver home sales increased by 7.7% since April, totalling 3,286 MLS listed sales. This also ... Read More

CMHC: Housing Demand Expected to Increase in BC


According to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), housing demand is anticipated to increase in British Columbia in both 2014 and 2015.

Factors that will contribute to this hike ... Read More

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Sales Climb


The Greater Vancouver real estate market has experienced a rise in both seller and buyer activity this spring. As the market moved into the month of April, the level of activity continued to ... Read More

More Young Canadians See Home Ownership as Good Investment


A new home ownership poll conducted by RBC concluded that an increasing number of young Canadians employ a positive outlook regarding home ownership. In fact, more young Canadians see home ... Read More

Vancouver second most resilient city for real estate


A Grosvenor Group study that examines cities and their degree of resilience was published, showing Vancouver to be the second most resilient city in the world.

Resilience, according to the ... Read More

Greater Vancouver Home Sales Remain Steady and Stable for March 2014


Home sales in the Greater Vancouver (GV) region in March 2014 exceeded that of March 2013’s, but fell short of Greater Vancouver’s average for the month of March.

The Real Estate Board of ... Read More

Greater Vancouver | February 2014 Real Estate Statistics


A report published by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) indicated that there were a total of 2,530 units sold in the Greater Vancouver area.

The report compares last month’s ... Read More

“Greenest City Action Team” Progress


Five years ago, Vancouver Mayor, Gregor Robertson launched the “Greenest City Action Team” program.

The program was aimed to make Vancouver a greener city, with specific action plans and ... Read More

Metro Vancouver home sales jump 30.3% in January


January 2014 home sales rose by 30.3% compared to the same month last year. According to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), 1,760 units were sold through its MLS, whereas there ... Read More

BCREA’s Q1 Housing Forecast Shows Positive Signs


BCREA published their 1st Quarter Housing Forecast report last month, illustrating a series of positive predictions for the 2014 and 2015 B.C. real estate market.

For one, MLS residential unit ... Read More

2014 Outlook: Canadian Real Estate Market


There have been many forecasts highlighting the positive potential of the Canadian real estate market for 2014.

This may be likely due to high levels of consumer activity near the end of 2013. ... Read More

B.C. home sales increase by 7.8% from 2012 to 2013


According to data published by the BCREA, residential home sales in British Columbia increased by 7.8% from 2012 to 2013.

There were a total of 72,936 home sales listed on the MLS in 2013, about ... Read More

Home sales increase in December for Metro Vancouver


In comparison to December 2012, Vancouver home sales and prices increased in December 2013, as shown by a statistics report published by the REBGV.

From December 2012 to December 2013, home ... Read More

Consumers employ positive outlook for Canadian real estate market for 2014


According to a recently published survey, Canadians are heading into the new year with confident regards for the Canadian real estate market.

The surge in consumer confidence can be attributed ... Read More

Highest percentage of condo ownership in Vancouver


Vancouver was reported as Canada’s top city with the highest percentage of condominium ownership, according to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

A CMHC report showed that in ... Read More

54-storey Burrard Tower approved by Vancouver City Council


The Vancouver City Council has given approval for the construction of a 54-storey, 526 foot multi-tower to be situated along the Burrard Street corridor.

The proposed tower will be the third ... Read More

New home prices decrease in Vancouver and Victoria


Based on data released by Statistics Canada on December 12, Vancouver and Victoria were the only two cities in British Columbia that experienced a drop in new home prices for the month of October, ... Read More

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market: November 2013 Statistics


A report on the real estate market in Greater Vancouver last month indicates that November housing activity was consistent and yet again, balanced in accordance to prior months’ trends.

... Read More

Vancouver ranked 4th Canadian city for real estate investment


Despite its fall from 2013’s ranking, Vancouver was ranked the fourth Canadian city for viable real estate investment for the upcoming year by real estate executives.

Coming in before Vancouver, ... Read More

LOWER MAINLAND Christmas Events Calendar 2013


Peak of Christmas 2013
What: Suitable for all ages, this event includes a tour of Santa’s workshop, an outdoor skating rink, and mountaintop sleigh rides.
When: November 23rd to December 24th, ... Read More

Greater Vancouver home sales up by 37% in October


The housing market in Greater Vancouver has been relatively active this fall, due to the combination of low mortgage interest rates and pent up consumer demand. October proved to be no exception, ... Read More

Vancouver home sales are increasing


Home sales in the Vancouver market continue to climb.

According to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), home sales increased by 37.8% from August 2012 (2,438 sales) to August 2013 ... Read More

Micro condos selling for $25,000?


Micro living and micro condos are not unfamiliar terms in Vancouver.

The subtle shift towards downsizing is one thing, but would you personally be able to live in a two level 10’ by 10’ micro ... Read More

Interior Design Show: Home Décor Trends


This year, the Interior Design Show (IDS) was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre where there were many displays of a variety of current home décor trends. 

Reputable names such as Kelly ... Read More

Vancouver’s Halloween Event Calendar


Halloween Havoc Cruise Party V
Saturday, October 26th at 8 PM
1601 Bayshore Drive
All aboard the Halloween yacht party.

Stantec Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest
Wednesday, October 30th at 4 ... Read More

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