Vancouver Housing Affordability

Canada's Mortgage Rates Forecast To Hit Bubble-Bursting Territory

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Business

Borrowers should make sure they can handle a hike in interest rates.

Should We Blame The Housing Crisis On Immigrants?

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Gabriel Yiu

The most basic economic principle is, when there is a rise in demand, the invisible force of supply will kick in, and this is how economic growth is generated. For those who want to blame the housing crisis on immigrants, let's think about how our economy would look like if B.C. or Canada did not have the intake and growth brought by immigrants.

Vancouver Is So Pricey It's Putting People Out On The Street

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

And a housing crash won't fix it.

Students Own Over $57M Worth Of Ritzy Vancouver Real Estate: Study

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Some students live in university dorms. Others own luxury homes.

B.C. Tax Won't Have Big Impact On Housing Affordability: Experts

CP | Linda Givetash | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"They're not going to come down that much.''

Jesse Ferreras

Homeowners Are Stuck On Canada's Broken Property Ladder | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business

Is upgrading to a bigger home just a pipe dream these days?

Canada Faces ‘Affordability Disaster' As House Prices Accelerate

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Business

Affordability in Toronto is at a quarter-century low.

Pretty Soon, This Could Be A 'Luxury' Home In Toronto Or Vancouver

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Business

Luxury. Yes. This.

Vancouver Ranks As 3rd Most-Unaffordable Place To Live In The World

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Pass the tissues.

B.C. Economists Say This 1 Move Could Make Housing More Affordable

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"The goal is to support those living in parts of the province that have seen skyrocketing real estate prices."

Toronto, Vancouver Housing Affordability Declines: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Business

The bank predicts that rate hikes from the central bank, which is expected to raise its trend-setting overnight interest rate next year, are likely to erode affordability.

Less Deflection, More Action Needed to Reduce New Housing Prices In Vancouver

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Nothing is quite as popular as a tax on someone else. Vancouver's mayor knows this, and that's why he is pitching tax hikes on overseas property buyers, despite a notable lack of data...

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.

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...

Vancouver Considers Communal Living

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The City of Vancouver is considering a proposal by people in Cedar Cottage, a neighbourhood in East Van, to build a "cohousing" complex where families...

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...

The Vision For Vancouver 2050

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Affordable housing and a strong transit system are key for Vancouver leading into 2050, Mayor Gregor Robertson told a crowd of real estate professiona...

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...

If You're Finding Housing Harder To Pay For, You're Not Alone

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Housing affordability continued to erode in most markets across Canada in the second quarter as a result of higher home prices and interest...

Vancouver 2nd Least Affordable City For Housing: Global Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Business

Vancouver is the second-least affordable city for housing among 325 major developed cities, a new study says. Only Hong Kong was found to be less a...