b.c. Housing

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 07.27.2015 | 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...

B.C. Rent Control Hike Would Hurt Tenants: NDP

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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' ...

B.C. Ranch For Sale Is A Horse-Lover's Dream

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 ...

LOOK: B.C. Islands Are Surprisingly Affordable

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 ...

This Could Be Canada's Most Expensive Ski Chalet

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 ...

Vancouver Architects Create A Lot With A Little

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When you think of an attic, what do you see? Probably something like this: But what if instead, it could look something like this? T...

The Start Of A New Vancouver Condo Trend?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Many first-time buyers crack the Vancouver housing market with financial help from relatives, but at least one condo project is seeing even closer fam...

This Derelict Van 'Home' Costs $550/Month To Rent In B.C.

Castanet | Bill Everitt | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 Summerla...