Vancouver House Prices

House Prices Up 4.4 Per Cent From A Year Ago

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Teranet National Bank national composite house price index rose 0.9 per cent in June from the previous month. The increase came as pr...

Why Vancouver House Prices Have Been Unusually Volatile -- And What's Next

Ian Young | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Young

The fact that the Home Price Index has obscured the extreme and unusual volatility in average detached home prices may itself be a problem. Few home buyers or sellers are likely aware that it is even occurring. It certainly hasn't been widely reported. Since early 2011, average house prices have changed direction by a factor of 10 per cent or more five times. Such volatility had never happened before, and the swings are getting wilder.

Outrageous House Price Growth

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Business

Some economists are calling it a “soft landing,” because sales volumes have fallen and aren’t coming back up, but house prices in Canada showed ...

Will Axing Investor Immigrants Kill Vancouver Home Prices?

Ian Young | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Young

Since Canada's government announced that it was axing the Immigrant Investor Program, there has been plenty of speculation about what that means for the second-most unaffordable property market in the world, where a dumpy bungalow can have almost triple the asking price as a castle on the other side of the country. The average price of a detached home in greater Vancouver? $1,259,775.

Vancouver Home Sales Pick Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Home sales in Vancouver picked up in February compared with both January and the same month a year ago, coming in 2,530, the Real Estate B...

Vancouver Real Estate Song Voices A City's Pain

The Huffington Post, B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

As Vancouver's property market continues to prove unaffordable formany, one local has given his frustration a creative outlet, composing the "Vancouve...

Toronto, Vancouver Housing Markets Surge

CP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Canadian home sales posted a small month-over-month increase in September as the national average sale price rose but the number of new lis...

LOOK: Vancouver's Most Expensive Modern Homes

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The whopping $35-million price tag of August's most expensive Vancouver house is one reason, perhaps, that former Lt.-Gov. Eric Hamber’s Greencroft ...

LOOK: Vancouver's 10 Priciest Homes

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Last month’s most expensive house in Vancouver – with its bowling lane and indoor basketball court – has been unceremoniously knocked off its nu...

The Worst Place To Afford A House Is..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver remains the worst place in Canada to afford a house despite slumping prices, says a report from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The costs...

The Losing Battle Of Vancouver Affordable Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's housing affordability keeps on dropping, and it seems that nothing politicians have done can stem the tide. Vancouver's average monthly...

$1.7 Million For THIS House?!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Amid the weekly up and down reports on Vancouver's housing market is one constant: a regular blog feature called "Absurd Vancouver Property" that high...

Vancouver Housing Bubble: Why Chinese Investors Will Return

Will Lin | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Will Lin

While China's policy change has impacted investors' cash flow in the short term, it hasn't curbed their enthusiasm for Vancouver real estate. The sudden rise and fall in real estate prices that we're seeing now in China, as well as fluctuations in the overall economy, mean that people view investing there as no less risky than placing bets on a baccarat table. For many Chinese investors, parking money in Vancouver feels as safe as investing in treasury bills.

Worst New Home Sales Listings In Canada

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Greater Vancouver posted the country's worst new home listings in November, the Canadian Real Estate Association said in a Monday news release. The...

Vancouver Home Sales Cool Off More

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - November home sales in the Vancouver area fell 28.6 per cent compared with a year ago as what was once the country's hottest real estate m...

2013 Vancouver Housing Predictions

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver is projected to be the slacker of British Columbia's housing market in 2013 as the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) expects th...

Facing Rental Eviction? Here's Some Help

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver renters facing the prospect of eviction may get some temporary relief from a "rent bank" launched by the city this week. The Vancouver R...

Vancouver: A Drag On Housing Prices

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver is fast becoming the deadbeat of Canada's housing market as numbers released by Statistics Canada show that the West Coast city lags much of...

Vancouver Real Estate Prices DROP

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada British Columbia

POP! goes the bubble. That may be one reaction that comes out of the news that Vancouver's housing prices dropped sharply in August 2012 compared to t...

B.C. Housing Bubble Worse Than California’s: U.S. Market Guru

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver’s housing bubble is more extreme today than California’s was a few years ago, says one of the U.S.’s most renowned housing market anal...

Catastrophe Or Boom Times? Depends On Whom You Ask

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Business

Whether Canada’s real estate market is among the strongest and most resilient in the world, or whether it is on the precipice of a major correction,...

Homes: What $300K Can Buy OUTSIDE Of Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver has developed a stink among first-time home buyers. Recent statistics released by RBC Economics found that Vancouverites dedicate a whop...

Rachel Mendleson

Dreams Of First Home Slipping Away For Young Canadians

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Business

In some respects, Katrina Armstrong has chosen to have a family over owning a family home. She and her husband, who share a two-bedroom rented apa...

Vancouver DEAD LAST On Affordability

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Would you spend your whole paycheck on your home? Statistics from RBC Economics show that Vancouver residents are very close to that. A report rele...

Rachel Mendleson

Vancouver's Not THAT Expensive: Condo King

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Talk of Vancouver’s housing bubble and affordability crisis are overblown, says the city’s most influential real-estate marketer. Bob Rennie, w...