b.c. Housing

B.C. Foreign Buyers Tax Isn't Going Anywhere, Premier Says

CP | Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The tax was intended to calm what Christy Clark called a "distorted market."

Knee-Jerk Policies Will Not Cool B.C.'s Red-Hot Housing Market

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

For months the government had been in denial over the issue: overblown, isolated to a few neighbourhoods, it said. Since then its approach has gone from "the market will correct itself," to a "bold action plan," to legislating a retroactive 15 per cent tax on foreign ownership.

No Mercy For Foreign Home Buyers Once New B.C. Tax Kicks In: Minister

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"If the transaction is registered Aug. 2 or afterwards, the tax applies."

Foreign Buyers Face New Tax On Metro Vancouver Real Estate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

It takes effect Aug. 2.

B.C. Foreign Home Buyers Are Mostly From China, Data Reveals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. finance minister said just over three per cent of sales between June 10 and June 29 involved foreign buyers.

Most Vancouver Airbnb Hosts Rent Just To Afford A Home: Study

CP | Laura Kane and Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

There are over 4,200 active Airbnb hosts in the city.

B.C. Real Estate Industry Isn't Allowed To Police Itself Anymore

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The government is stepping in.

B.C. Is Going To Help Its First-Time Home Buyers

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The idea is to coax buyers into the red-hot market.

Vancouver Real Estate Agents To Be Probed For Fraud, Insider Trading

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia

NDP housing critic David Eby says the province has fallen "asleep at the switch."

B.C. To Look At What Foreign Buyers Are Doing To Real Estate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The premier said B.C. will eventually need federal help to understand the data.

B.C. Ministers Reap A Windfall From Rising Real Estate

CTV Vancouver | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

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 ...

B.C. Grants Increased After Property Values Skyrocket

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The announcement comes a day after this year's property assessment was published.

Homeless Man's Death Spurs Shelter To Stay Open Longer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The shelter is now open every night until the end of March.

Patronage Heaven, Keeping It In The Family

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Lip service to local autonomy.

I'm Living The Vancouver Dream By Moving Away

Michael Stewart | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Stewart

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.

Village Of Tiny Homes Could Help Ease B.C. Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Fraction of the size, fraction of the cost.

'Canada's Greenest Home' Mastermind Has Done It Again

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Building beautiful, innovative, sustainable homes is what gets us up every day."

B.C. Island Is Home To About 400 People Living 'Off The Grid'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

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 th...

'James Bond House' For Sale In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Montana Cumming | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The cabinets are spray-painted with Mercedes-Benz paint.

Vancouver's Young People Flee City For Rural Bliss

Westender Vancouver | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

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 moveme...

Tiny Homes Aren't The Solution To B.C.'s Unaffordability Crisis

Michael Stewart | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Stewart

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.

LOOK: Surrey's Most Expensive Homes

The Huffington Post B.C. | Montana Cumming | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Find your own luxury home on the south side of the Fraser River that will only cost you your arm — not your leg, too.

Record Year For Vancouver Laneway Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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...

How A B.C. Family I'd Never Met Changed My Life

Tony Roy | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Tony Roy

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.

The Helipad Isn't Even The Most Impressive Part Of B.C. House For Sale

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 I...