Vancouver Housing Market

LOOK: Vancouver Heritage Home For Sale

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Heritage Society has released its top 10 endangered sites of the year, including West End heritage homes. And one of them is on the m...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Not All Doom And Gloom For B.C. Real Estate

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

British Columbia's real estate is forecast to rebound in two years, say statistics released Friday by the Canadian Real Estate Association. The pro...

$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 Homes Are WAY Overpriced: Report

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

Vancouver homes are overpriced by about 26 per cent, says a report released by a major U.S. credit ratings agency. Fitch Ratings released a report ...

Movin' On Up!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbia's real estate market could be recovering with a report predicting that housing starts will trend up this year. The province's hous...

Vancouver January Home Sales Cool

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Greater Vancouver recorded its second lowest January in home sales since 2001, according to a report by the region's real estate board released Monda...

B.C. Real Estate Forecast To Rebound This Year

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbia's real estate market is expected to rebound this year after dropping almost 12 per cent in 2012. The B.C. Real Estate Association ...

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.

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...

Vancouver Housing Limps Into New Year

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

Vancouver's housing starts dipped slightly in December 2012 from the previous month, continuing a downward trend for the city's real estate market. ...

Vancouver Rental Market Easing Up

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's rental market is easing up on tenants, suggests new data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Vancouver's vacancy r...

Fear, Not Foreigners, Drove Vancouver Housing Bubble: Analyst

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Fear, not foreign investors inflated Vancouver's housing bubble, says a California-based real estate analyst who has kept a close, and accurate, watch...

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...

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,...

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...

Why Some Cities Cost More to Live In (Ahem, Vancouver)

Mitch Parker | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Parker

When we see real estate prices in the news, we often get a lumped valuation of a specific city or country as a whole. The reality is that no matter how the market is performing, there will always be neighbourhoods that are increasing and ones that are in decline. Why is that? Here are few factors that can affect local real estate prices in any city.

Vancouver Falls; Could Toronto's Bubble Be Next?

CBC | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Business

Prices continue to rise in Canada's two largest real estate markets, but a closer look at the numbers shows two housing markets headed in...

In Vancouver, You Need 92% Of Average Income To Afford A Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business

If you haven’t heard yet that Canada’s housing market is facing potentially serious problems, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock, but a re...

Caution In The Condo Market

CBC | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada Business

Canada's top banker suggests the housing market could be headed for trouble in parts of the country where home prices are high. ...

Expect House Prices To Keep Rising In 2012: Royal LePage

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Business

The price of homes in Canada will continue rising this year, but the hottest markets in Toronto and Vancouver will grow much more slowly, predicts th...