Bc Real Estate

Concord Pacific

Deciding Between A Leasehold And A Freehold Property

In some areas of B.C., buyers have the option to purchase freehold or leasehold properties. Vancouver's West End has leasehold condos, for instance, while False Creek, Fairview Slopes, and Point Grey offer leasehold town homes and detached houses. You might also see listings for leasehold properties on Vancouver Island in James Bay and other areas. However, it's important to understand the financing implications of a leasehold property before making an offer.
MLS

Canada Scraps 'Millionaire Visa'

Real estate agents in Vancouver say property prices could take a hit, after Canada scrapped a program which allowed wealthy immigrants to fast-track the visa process. The Immigrant Investor Program,...
FVRD

B.C. Homes Selling For $1

In Vancouver, you're hard-pressed to find a home for less than a million dollars. But the town of Boston Bar in the Fraser Canyon is offering up two historic houses for $1 apiece. "We&apos...
CP

Up! (But Also Down)

VANCOUVER -- Home sales in the Vancouver area were up 11.9 per cent in June compared with a year ago, according to the latest MLS figures. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says there were 2,...
Alamy

5 Tips for Buying a Second Home

Your second home is both a monetary and a lifestyle investment because you are creating memories and a happy place. You want something that's a safe bet with no worries about someone breaking to steal all your furniture. Here are some handy tips to get you in a summer cabin shopping state of mind.