City of Vancouver
The rezoning application to increase the height and bulk of the building to be erected on 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown has become a hot issue in the Chinese community. Not only are the Chinese media...
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Why are we not questioning the cost (both financially and socially) of our current Liberal government's policies? The cost aspect of a promise or platform is a justified question, but only if you hold every party to the same scrutiny.
Eighty-six per cent of people in B.C. support banning corporate and union donations, with 76 per cent agreeing that the B.C. Liberals are only interested in helping their political donors and big businesses. The majority of us know that people don't just give away hundreds of thousands of dollars without expecting anything in return.
"If the transaction is registered Aug. 2 or afterwards, the tax applies."
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B.C. finance minister said just over three per cent of sales between June 10 and June 29 involved foreign buyers.
The government is stepping in.
The idea is to coax buyers into the red-hot market.
The premier said B.C. will eventually need federal help to understand the data.
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Surging real estate values added $2.3 million to B.C. cabinet ministers’ personal wealth this year alone, as the government says coming measures to ease housing affordability won’t include any that lo...
The announcement comes a day after this year's property assessment was published.
The shelter is now open every night until the end of March.
Lip service to local autonomy.
Hummingbird Micro Homes
It is a powerful dream. Despite my cynicism, I love Vancouver and its natives who rail against the "No Fun City" label with all their might. I have always fantasized that I would raise my children in a place where different cultures and personality types butt up against each other, where difference is a way of life and not cause for alarm.
Fraction of the size, fraction of the cost.
"Building beautiful, innovative, sustainable homes is what gets us up every day."
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A couple of boat rides, a little hike, and you'd never know you were only about 150 kilometres away from Vancouver. On Lasqueti, a community off the coast of Vancouver Island, around 400 people live c...
Sotheby's International Realty
Vancouver’s young people are on the move and leaving the city, many of them for their own slice of rural bliss. But unlike the counterculture movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s, this generation is trading...
The cabinets are spray-painted with Mercedes-Benz paint.
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There is something disturbing about the way local media continues to laud people for moving into smaller and smaller spaces simply because they can't afford anything else.
Find your own luxury home on the south side of the Fraser River that will only cost you your arm — not your leg, too.
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It was a record year for Vancouver laneway housing, according to the city. A total of 357 laneway home permits were issued in 2014, compared to 345 in 2013 and 350 in 2012, according to a Sunday news...
Victoria Aerial Photos and Survey
When someone gives you an amazing gift like I got exactly 20 years ago this Christmas, that amazing feeling of gratitude might not come until years later. But looking back, you realize that all those helping hands are what gave you the chance to fight another day.
Gary Anderson is someone who likes to get things done right. So when the former Alberta rancher and businessman decided to build a home on Vancouver Island, he went all out. Way out. Anderson, 55, and...
The B.C. NDP is criticizing the province's Liberal party for a proposal that would hike the percentage by which landlords can increase their tenants' rent each year. “Rent control in B.C. is there to...
Private Islands Online
Abbotsford, B.C. isn't exactly the wild west, but this local ranch for sale will have you saying, "Ha-ay!" A lush 39.5-acre property in Abbotsford is currently listed for $7 million. Completed in 2012...
Owning a private island seems to belong in the realm of the extremely wealthy — or does it? We were surprised to find that many islands for sale in B.C. are selling for under $1 million. No, you can't...
A Whistler ski chalet touted as the most expensive in Canada is on the market for $13.5 million. Treetop Lane, which is being sold by realtor John Ryan, is an opulent residence that overlooks B.C.'s f...
When you think of an attic, what do you see? Probably something like this: But what if instead, it could look something like this? This bright, airy space is the vision of Nick Sully and his team a...
Many first-time buyers crack the Vancouver housing market with financial help from relatives, but at least one condo project is seeing even closer family ties. Shaadi Faris, vice-president of Intergul...
A family is packing their belongings after spending the hot months of summer renting a derelict van at the Pleasant View Hotel and RV Park in Summerland. The Pleasant View Hotel and RV Park is at 136...
A Vancouver real estate company is advertising an entire city block for sale in a Kerrisdale for $28 million, after a developer bought up the separate apartment blocks as a job lot. The land in quest...