Bc Real Estate

Alamy

Mortgage Free? In Your Dreams.

The average age at which Canadian homeowners with a mortgage believe they will be mortgage free is 57, compared to age 55 in a similar CIBC poll one year ago. And, surprise: residents of B.C. had among the longest repayment expectations in Canada at age 59
Alamy

Movin' On Up!

British Columbia's real estate market could be recovering with a report predicting that housing starts will trend up this year. The province's housing starts are expected to climb from 27,465 homes in...
Wikipedia

It's Time To Stop Mocking Surrey, B.C.

Surrey, B.C. has in the past experienced an inordinate number of crimes, particularly related to carjacking and violent gang-related offences. It truly beats me why crime is at all funny, but nonetheless people have felt the need to joke about the ever growing city, making it the butt of most jokes in the Lower Mainland. But seriously, enough is enough.
CP

Vancouver Housing Bubble: Why Chinese Investors Will Return

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.
Tien Sher

B.C. City Approves Micro-Condos

The City of Surrey, B.C., has approved what will become some of the smallest condo units in the country. The 56 units — which range from 290 to 653 square feet — will be part of a complex at Whalley...