b.c. Housing

The 105 Keefer Rezoning Is All About Profit

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada
Gabriel Yiu

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...

B.C. Liberals' Costs Deserve Same Scrutiny Afforded NDP

Sarah Miller | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

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.

The Problem With Big Money In B.C. Politics, Explained

Sarah Miller | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

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.

Don't Want More Debt? You 'Don't Live In Real World,' Clark Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

If a bank can trust a lender, so can the government, she said.

Vancouver City Council Passes Empty Homes Tax

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia

It will apply to non-principal residences that are left empty for six months of the year or longer.

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 02.08.2017 | 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 10.14.2016 | 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...