Vancouver Condos

NIMBYs Are Hijacking New Developments With Disinformation

Brad Jones | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Brad Jones

For new developments being proposed in both Vancouver and Calgary, information is typically put forward by the developer and the city to communities. But now, we're seeing community groups releasing their own information to residents. The motive is to try to increase opposition to the project.

Vancouver Home Sales Climb 40% In A Year

CP | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The city saw the second-highest ever November for home sales.

Most Vancouver Families Choose Place Over Space

Brad Jones | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Brad Jones

The belief that people are trapped in their first home due to lack of available options in Vancouver just isn't true. The benchmark prices for condos and townhomes here are now rising at the same rate, after years of plateau. Fears of not being able to move up to a larger condo or townhouse are unfounded.

Densifying Vancouver's Side Streets is Next Phase in Creating Affordable Housing

Nic Paolella | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Nic Paolella

For decades, new development in this city has been isolated to busy main streets and transit corridors and while these are logical areas for growth, it hasn't created a large enough land supply to meet the demand for housing while also driving the price of land to astronomical levels.

LOOK: 6 Exciting B.C. Condo Projects To Watch

TOWER TRIP Magazine | Alexandre Lévesque-Lavoie | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

From Vancouver's trendy Yaletown neighbourhood to Victoria's Inner Harbour

Tiny Vancouver Condos Spark Big Storage Idea

The Huffington Post B.C. | Ty Clark | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

No storage space of your own? No problem!

Part 2: Seriously, Why Are You Still Renting In Vancouver?

Atrina Kouroshnia | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Atrina Kouroshnia

In all of my meetings and blog posts, I always emphasize creating a budget and sticking to it, even if it means waiting a little longer before you buy, or buying something smaller.

Tourists Are Back Buying Vancouver Waterfront Condos

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The dropping Canadian dollar, along with Vancouver's natural beauty, is bringing impromptu foreign buyers back to the Coal Harbour area, says one real...

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...

With Vancouver Rents Rising, Is Now The Time To Buy?

Atrina Kouroshnia | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Atrina Kouroshnia

Buying a property does have some added costs that aren't associated with rentals. Before you get serious about buying, make sure you've considered and budgeted for the following.

Attractive Vancouver Condos For $300,000 Or Less Actually Exist

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

With recent data showing that house prices are still rising in the Vancouver area, you'd be forgiven for thinking that buying a home in the world's th...

How To Launder Money Like a Chinese Billionaire

Diane Francis | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

In China, crooks don't have to go to the casino because intermediaries called "junkets" will swap Yuan for gambling chips that can be cashed into Hong Kong or Macao currency at the casino then wired by Hong Kong banks to tax havens or accomplices offshore. The goal is to buy a condo or luxury goods with funds from a trust managed by a shell company in Grand Cayman, owned by another trust in Guernsey with an account in Luxembourg managed by a Swiss banker who doesn't know who the owner is.

Vancouver Condo Sales Will Build Homes In Cambodia

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

World Housing, a Vancouver group that partners with developers to fund new homes in third-world countries, has named its first project. $2,900 from...

Vancouver Soccer Captain Is A Wild Party: Neighbours

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Some neighbours of Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit are complaining to police and media about loud parties in his Gastown condo. Farzad Sale...

It's Possible For Millennials To Afford Vancouver Real Estate

Cam Good | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cam Good

It's a well-known fact that real estate prices don't match our incomes out here on the West Coast. But if you eliminate the single-family home pipe dream and consider the growing popularity and relevance of condo living, it's not such a long shot to find a home the Vancouver millennial can afford.

Downtown Eastside Needs To Be Normalized

Michael Geller | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Geller

The key issue is whether the heart of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside should remain a low-income precinct with a high concentration of shelters, social housing, and community services -- essentially "walled off" from the rest of the city -- or should it become a more normalized community with a broader range of households and housing choices, including condominiums, restaurants and shops catering to the entire city population?

Trade Your Car For A New Condo?

Cam Good | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cam Good

Coming up with a down payment for a condo in Vancouver is a huge issue. But what if you could trade your car in for a down payment on a condo? With the rising popularity of car-free living and car co-ops, trading in a depreciating asset for a down payment on a condo may be one way into Vancouver's crazy housing market.

LOOK: For $7M Plus, You Could Live Here

The Huffington Post, B.C. | Posted 12.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Fancy a bit of towering luxury in your life? Look no further: swank Vancouver development, The Private Residences at Hotel Georgia have just released ...

How Many Vancouver Condos Sit Empty?!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

New data underscores what many Vancouverites have speculated: real estate investors are major players in the city's booming market. In downtown Van...

Former PM Sues Vancouver Developers

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Former prime minister Kim Campbell is suing a Vancouver property developer over delays in delivering her luxury condo.The one-time Conserv...

Vancouver Condo Owners: A Failure To Communicate

Tristan Risk | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Tristan Risk

I don't understand Vancouver condo owners. I just don't. Now, this is a broad, sweeping generalization but most of them, from what I can tell, are completely contrary creatures. Potentially even, dare I say, a little bit nutsy. They have strange habits that leave me in danger of having a permanent mark on my forehead from repeatedly slapping myself from hearing about their latest actions and escapades.

Vancouver Chinatown Tower Will Hurt Homeless: Advocate

CBC | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver housing advocates worry city hall's push to revitalize historic Chinatown could work against its homelessness strategy. City co...

Trump Tower Coming To Vancouver

CBC | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A high-rise town on Vancouver's West Georgia Street is being rebranded as the city's first Trump Tower, CBC News has learned. Developer H...

Vancouver: World's 2nd Least Affordable City

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver is the second least affordable city in the world when it comes to housing, according to a U.S. think-tank. Demographia ranked the B.C. c...

LOOK: Vancouver's Most Expensive Condos

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Another year has nearly squeaked by without a fatal pop to Vancouver's hotly debated real estate bubble. What better way to cap off 2012 — a year of...