Vancouver Housing Bubble

Average Vancouver House Price Could Hit $2.1 Million By 2030: Report

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Unaffordable homes will lead to unsustainable debt loads, predicts Vancity.

Vancouver House Flipping Levy Could Rein In Speculation

RJ Aquino | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia
RJ Aquino

It happens too often. My wife and I make friends in our community -- many of them, like us, raising small children -- and then we find out they are moving, leaving Vancouver, because they can no longer afford the high cost of living here.

$163.4 Billion 'Iceberg' Will Tip Vancouver Real Estate

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The future of Metro Vancouver's real estate lies with baby boomers who hold an astonishing $163.4 billion in mortgage-free property, said the city's "...

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.

Reaching For The Sky

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Home sales in the Vancouver region for January were up 30.3 per cent compared with the same month a year ago, according to the Real Estate...

Is Housing Slowing Down?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s real estate market is set to see slower sales growth this year compared to 2013. So says the first quarter housing forecast update from the ...

Breaking Dawn For Real Estate

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

Vancouver real estate rebounded in 2013, though the market has yet to reach the heights it achieved two years ago. Sales of detached, attached and ...

Bad Signs For Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's real estate market faces a rough ride in the coming years, says a new report from Royal LePage. The report foresees a dark period for V...

Canada's Top Housing Market Is..

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

Vancouver real estate led the country in what proved to be a bounce-back year for housing sales, says a new report from Re/Max. The realtor's Housi...

Canada's Least Affordable City Is..

The Huffington Post, B.C. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Despite fears of a housing crash in the city, Vancouver's real estate market continues to thrive—but at the expense of affordability. The most re...

How High Will B.C. Home Prices Go?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s residential home sales are predicted to grow 6.3 per cent next year as the housing market moves into balanced territory, favouring neither sell...

Sunniest Month For Real Estate

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The sun shone as brightly on Greater Vancouver's housing market as it did on the beaches in July as residential property sales saw their best returns ...

Vancouver's House Prices Buck The Trend

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's real estate market proved the exception to Canada's rule in the second quarter of 2013, as housing prices continued to show a drop over th...

GOOD News For Vancouver Real Estate?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says sales for May were up one per cent from a year ago.The board says sales on the Multiple Li...

Guess How Much THIS Pad Sold For

CBC | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The penthouse at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim has sold for $25 million, making it one of the most expensive condos ever sold in Canada, CBC News h...

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...

Absurd Vancouver Property: Vancouver vs. Toronto

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We're almost halfway across Canada in out 'Absurd Vancouver Properties' series. This week we're focused on three Toronto houses and what domestic perks they hold against f*%king ridiculously priced properties sprinkled throughout Vancouver.

Vancouver's Property Divide

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's real estate will split into two markets over the next 15 years, and both of them will be financed by baby boomers, a prominent developer s...

How Far Did Vancouver Housing Fall THIS Time?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver housing bubble continues to burst with the news that home sales dropped 6.1 per cent in April from the previous year. Residential pro...

Absurd Vancouver Property Of The Week

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Last week we had a look at properties in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This week we move on to New Brunswick, where $1.1 million can buy you a country estate, located on over one square kilometre of untouched land, including a seven-acre spring-fed lake. What will it buy you in Vancouver?

Jesse Ferreras

How Canada's Housing Crash Could Take The Economy Down With It | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's housing market is falling in the country's major cities and it could very well drag the economy down with it, a prominent housing analyst sai...

It's Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's housing market is expected to continue its slump, seeing only a slight recovery towards the end of the year, says a credit union forecast....

If You Had A Million Dollars..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

If given $1 million, people in B.C.'s Lower Mainland would buy a big house with a yard in the suburbs ahead of a central luxury condo, a new survey ha...

10 B.C. Homes For Less Than $300,000

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

For house hunters looking to purchase in B.C., it doesn't take long to realize you get more bang for your buck the farther you are from Vancouver. ...

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...