BC real estate

B.C. numbers show drops in foreign property buyers since targeted tax

Property purchase data released today by British Columbia's Finance Ministry indicates a stampede by prospective foreign buyers to avoid paying a 15 per cent tax in the days before the Aug. 2...

Quarterly report shows hot real estate market lifts B.C. budget into billions

British Columbia's sizzling real estate market helped to lift the provincial budget surplus to a expected $1.9 billion, more than $1.6 billion over the original estimate in February. Finance Minister...
Assignment clause is at the heart of 'shadow flipping' allegations

The obscure, legal loophole that lies at the heart of 'shadow flipping'

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's housing industry has been jolted by allegations that real estate agents are taking part in so-called shadow flipping. The controversial practice involves brokers...

Self-policing of B.C. real estate questioned amid 'shadow flipping' scandal

British Columbia's government is issuing a sharp warning to the self-regulated real estate industry after allegations of fraudulent and unethical practices by some Metro Vancouver Realtors. Finance...

B.C. increases homeowner grant threshold to $1.2 million as property values rise

Increase from $1.1 million means 91 per cent of B.C. property owners remain eligible to claim $570 grant that cuts their annual property tax bill.

Vancouver's hot housing market could have negative impacts: expert

Benchmark price for residential property in Metro Vancouver was $752,500 in November, up nearly 18 per cent from 2014.
2014 a record year for laneway homes.

2014 a record year for laneway homes in Vancouver: City

Year-end figures show that Vancouver set a record for new laneway housing, with 357 permits issued in 2014.
2013 Land Awards

2013 Land Awards highlight leadership in sustainable land use

Real Estate Foundation of BC’s 2013 Land Awards Gala honours Carol Newel, laneway housing, an effort to cut energy use and a multi-unit housing project made of recycled shipping containers
Balance: tiny condo living/dining/kitchen/bedroom space

Whalley is the new Yaletown: Canada's smallest condos are in Surrey

Tremendous neighbourhood potential, itty-bitty living space.