Housing

Statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson on major housing, transit investments in federal budget

Vancouver is grappling with a tough affordability crisis and today’s federal budget is an encouraging step to tackle our biggest challenges - with meaningful investments in housing, public transit...

Creating affordable housing: Learning from Vancouver

What responsibilities do cities have to ensure citizens have decent accommodation?

CMHC raises its overall risk rating for national housing market to strong

There is growing evidence of risk in the country's real estate markets as home prices have climbed faster than income and population growth, a report by Canada's federal housing agency says. Canada...

Home prices up two per cent in July, with Victoria and Toronto leading: Teranet

Strong price growth in some of Canada’s hottest housing markets helped lead to a two per cent national price increase in July, according to the latest Teranet−National Bank National Composite...

B.C.'s proposed foreigner tax to help fund Metro Vancouver housing projects

Housing initiatives for renters, low-income earners and first-time buyers are set to roll out in the fall, months before an election in which housing is sure to be a hot topic.

Federal banking regulator steps up supervision of mortgage underwriting

The central bank said the severity of the risks associated with a sharp correction in real estate prices in Vancouver and Toronto as well as from household financial stress have risen.

Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales down month-over-month

Canadian home sales started off the year at a torrid pace, fuelled by Vancouver and Toronto, but the Canadian Real Estate Association says sales in the country’s hottest markets are...

January home sales, prices, set searing pace across Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER — January was another sizzling month for real-estate sales and prices across Metro Vancouver. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says last month was the second busiest January on...

A fund to combat housing unaffordability in B.C.

Experts ask the provincial government to create a B.C. Housing Affordability Fund
Cassandra Wilson got her first glimpse of her new view Wednesday.

How a city jail became homes with hopeful views

Affordable housing in a former Vancouver remand centre gives hope to its new residents.
//-->