Vancouver Real Estate: 5 Mistakes That Could Mess Up Your Closing

Vancouver Real Estate: 5 Mistakes That Could Mess Up Your Closing

01.21.2015
Here are a few rookie mistakes that can complicate your closing process, especially given how competitive Vancouver real estate can be....
Renters Live In $5-Million Vancouver Mansion For $750/Month

Renters Live In $5-Million Vancouver Mansion For $750/Month

David P. Ball  01.20.2015
From left, Erik Paulsson, Phoenix Muranetz and Jeet-Kei Leung pose in front the South Vancouver mansion they share with several other friends...
Vancouver Holds Dubious World Ranking Again

Vancouver Holds Dubious World Ranking Again

Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press  01.20.2015
TORONTO - Vancouver has been ranked among the most unaffordable real estate markets in a recent international report, leaving economists...
Vancouver Family Can't Scrape By On $450,000/Year

Vancouver Family Can't Scrape By On $450,000/Year

Andree Lau  01.19.2015
It's a dilemma all of us struggle with: working two days a week for an annual salary of $300,000; all five kids are in private school;...
26-Storey Tower Proposed For Vancouver Waterfront

26-Storey Tower Proposed For Vancouver Waterfront

Sara Harowitz  01.12.2015
Vancouver residents have a few weeks to voice their opinions on a 26-storey glass tower proposed for the city's downtown. The Waterfront...
Benchmark Price Of Detached Vancouver Home Hits $1 Million

Benchmark Price Of Detached Vancouver Home Hits $1 Million

Sara Harowitz  01. 5.2015
The benchmark price for a detached Greater Vancouver home hit $1 million in December 2014, attesting to the area's seemingly ever-rising...
Record Year For Vancouver Laneway Housing

Record Year For Vancouver Laneway Housing

Sara Harowitz  12.29.2014
It was a record year for Vancouver laneway housing, according to the city. A total of 357 laneway home permits were issued in 2014, compared...
B.C. Cold Snap Warning Prompts Additional Homeless Shelter Beds

B.C. Cold Snap Warning Prompts Additional Homeless Shelter Beds

12.29.2014
Environment Canada is forecasting cold winds and freezing temperatures rolling through parts of B.C. will persist for several days, and...
11 Weird Things B.C. Realtors Have Seen At Open Houses

11 Weird Things B.C. Realtors Have Seen At Open Houses

Andree Lau  12.24.2014
B.C. is a fruitful market for real estate agents, realtors, and developers. Along with the demand comes countless open houses and showings...
Vancouver Real Estate: What Happens When An Appraisal Falls Short

Vancouver Real Estate: What Happens When An Appraisal Falls Short

12.12.2014
Bidding wars for Vancouver real estate can have unintended consequences if a buyer offers more than the property's appraised value.
These Are Vancouver's Most Expensive Houses

These Are Vancouver's Most Expensive Houses

Hillary Nguyen-Don  12.12.2014
With Christmas coming up, why not buy a gift the whole family will enjoy — like maybe a new $21.8 million house? That’s the price...
Vancouver Mansion With Tons Of History Goes On The Market

Vancouver Mansion With Tons Of History Goes On The Market

Andree Lau  12. 9.2014
Gabriola House, one of Vancouver's oldest buildings and the former home of the "Sugar King" as well as Hy's Mansion, is on the market...
Vancouver Curtained-Off 'Bedroom' Rents For $630/Month

Vancouver Curtained-Off 'Bedroom' Rents For $630/Month

Sara Harowitz  12. 2.2014
How would you like to rent your very own corner of an apartment living room? Does that sound appealing, or what? Especially when you consider...
Proof There's Still Hope For The Vancouver Special

Proof There's Still Hope For The Vancouver Special

Sara Harowitz  12. 1.2014
These days, the Vancouver Special — that infamous, boxy, working class home design — is not exactly, well, special. Take, for example,...