Vancouver Real Estate

Chinese Investors Expand B.C. Real Estate Purchases

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Chinese investors in B.C. are expanding their interests to recreational properties with some recent big transactions. Buyers from mainland China c...

LOOK: Ultimate Girly House For Sale

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

One of our favourite Vancouver bloggers, Melissa Carr, at the thirties grind, loves real estate porn, just like us. She recently flagged the "ultim...

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...

Vancouver's Cheapest House Sells For..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The buzz created by Vancouver's cheapest house when it was listed earlier this month for $599,000 looks like it paid off. The home at 2622 Clark Dr...

Best Real Estate Markets In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian cities top the world for the real estate markets that make the best bet for long-term investment, according to a study from U.K. property dev...

March Home Sales Reflect Balanced Market: Real Estate Board

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Home sales in the Vancouver region picked up in March compared with a year ago, but were still well below the long-term average for the mo...

LOOK: Vancouver's Cheapest House

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

In a city where even closets can be rented for a pretty penny, it's hard to find a suitable (read: affordable) Vancouver home. But a listing set to...

Houses With Lucky '8' Sell For More: Study

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Having your home address end in a '4' or an '8' could mean the difference of several thousand dollars, confirms a new study about the effect of Chines...

Distinctive Vancouver Design No Longer Ugly Stepsister

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Specials used to be the ugly stepsister of the city’s housing stock, snubbed because of its working class roots and boxy utilitarian desig...

This Tiny B.C. Home Has Everything You Need

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. landscaper has found a way to avoid a big mortgage and still live in the house of her dreams: she built it herself. All 130 sq. ft. of it. ...

Memes Mock Vancouver Mayor's $25,000 Lunch

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Some sharply pointed memes are criticizing a "suggested $25,000 per person donation" lunch organized by a prominent condo developer for Vancouver Mayo...

Inheritances, Bigger Budgets Help 1st-Time Home Buyers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Baby boomers coming into almost $1 trillion in inheritance will bolster Vancouver's real estate market as they downsize and help their millennial chil...

It's Possible For Millennials To Afford Vancouver Real Estate

Cam Good | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cam Good

It's a well-known fact that real estate prices don't match our incomes out here on the West Coast. But if you eliminate the single-family home pipe dream and consider the growing popularity and relevance of condo living, it's not such a long shot to find a home the Vancouver millennial can afford.

Pricey Closets For Rent In Vancouver

Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Some people in Vancouver are advertising a tempting way to cut down high housing costs: small rooms for rent. Like really small. Like 100 square-feet ...

LOOK: The Dorothies Are Saved!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Dorothies get to stay in Kansas after all. The two Vancouver heritage homes were facing the fate of the Wicked Witch of the West back in Octobe...

What Is Gesamtkunstwerk?!?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

If you’ve been near Vancouver’s Granville Street Bridge, you’ve probably seen the word Gesamtkunstwerk glowing from two sides of a building....

Will Axing Investor Immigrants Kill Vancouver Home Prices?

Ian Young | Posted 03.04.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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...

Chinese Millionaires Plead For Axed Canada Immigrant Program

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is defending recent changes to federal immigration initiatives after a group of Chinese millionaires issued a pub...

Downtown Eastside Needs To Be Normalized

Michael Geller | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Geller

The key issue is whether the heart of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside should remain a low-income precinct with a high concentration of shelters, social housing, and community services -- essentially "walled off" from the rest of the city -- or should it become a more normalized community with a broader range of households and housing choices, including condominiums, restaurants and shops catering to the entire city population?

North America's Top Ranked City Is...

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

MONTREAL - Canadian cities, led by Vancouver, dominate North America's Top Five list for quality of life, according to a survey issued by global busin...

Buy A Vancouver Condo

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

You've probably heard of the TOMS one-for-one model, where buying a pair of shoes for yourself results in a pair of shoes being donated to a child in ...

Stop Fighting Higher, Denser Developments, Vancouver

Michael Hungerford | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Hungerford

For such a real estate rich city, Vancouverites have some fairly backwards attitudes, witnessed most recently in the vehement and emotional outbursts opposing high-density developments along transit lines. But what's wrong with a 20-storey tower? We need to think bigger and higher because in 20 years, we'll be standing outside the station on Cambie and looking at little 4-storey buildings and asking why we didn't.

LOOK: Jail Turns Into Affordable Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's latest stab at innovative and affordable housing (after laneway homes and shipping container homes) comes in a more unexpected form: a jai...

A Blip? Or A Bust?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's property moguls are in a tailspin following this week's federal budget decision to cut off the valuable Immigrant Investor Program that ha...