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Real Estate


Home Front: Canada's housing markets keep a steady pace

Canada's housing markets are forecast to remain steady for another two years, according to a new report released on Monday. The national housing agency, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (...

How to own an affordable house in Vancouver

Real estate prices in Vancouver are sky-high, but that doesn't mean home ownership is out of reach. With some creativity, people can own a home without going to the suburbs.

Vancouver condo market still going strong, despite slump forecast

Is Vancouver immune to the real estate slump predicted by some of Canada's top bankers?

Speculating on Vancouver's flippin' real estate market

What to do about the speculation in Vancouver's real estate?

Lower Mainland home owners willing to compromise for livability, but not much

Location, location, location continues to motivate buyers and sellers searching for a piece of real estate in the Lower Mainland.

New-housing starts drop dramatically

Biggest cut is in condo sector, but price-wise, market remains hot.

Low interest isn't helping home sales much

November sales up slightly over October, but down since a year ago.

Doing the math on laneway housing

The figures are as friendly as the miniature homes, magazine discovers.

Vancouver home prices flatten. Finally.

Nine straight months of rising prices came to an end in September.

We're a little less house-poor than last year

Canadians are putting more down, taking out less-risky mortgages.
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