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B.C. home prices predicted to keep climbing as seller’s market persists

B.C. home prices predicted to keep climbing as seller’s market persists

The number of homes for sale across the province are at or near a 12-year low, pushing prices ever upwards, according to the B.C. Real Estate Association’s monthly statistical report released April 12.
Three more towers proposed for Metrotown neighbourhood in Burnaby

Three more towers proposed for Metrotown neighbourhood in Burnaby

The skyline at Metrotown could continue to rise should three new high rise buildings be approved, removing four three-storey walk-ups and 211 units of housing in the process.
B.C. government forms Rental Housing Task Force

B.C. government forms Rental Housing Task Force

Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert will head up a new Rental Housing Task Force. Premier John Horgan made the announcement April 10.
B.C.-wide coalition launches ‘Scrap the Speculation Tax’ campaign

B.C.-wide coalition launches ‘Scrap the Speculation Tax’ campaign

It started with a “Stop the Speculation Tax” petition that was launched last month by disgruntled home owners opposing the province's proposed annual tax on underused second homes in areas across B.C.
Top 5 priciest homes for sale in the Lower Mainland

Top 5 priciest homes for sale in the Lower Mainland

Now that a huge North Vancouver estate, listed for a record $36.
Region’s home prices still creeping up despite market jitters

Region’s home prices still creeping up despite market jitters

March is often the hottest month of the year – at least in terms of real estate sales. But compared with March activity of the past few years, last month was a bit of a wet blanket.
Editorial: Could B.C.’s speculation tax spark more Airbnbs?

Editorial: Could B.C.’s speculation tax spark more Airbnbs?

The new B.C. speculation tax has the purported aim to push empty homes onto the long-term rental market, finance minister Carole James has said.
'China's Amazon' to start selling Canadian real estate

'China's Amazon' to start selling Canadian real estate

Chinese consumers can now buy Canadian homes online through a deal inked with Juwai.com, China’s largest real estate website selling international properties, and JD.com, which is China’s largest retailer, both online and offline.
Landlords expect more rentals after speculation tax hits

Landlords expect more rentals after speculation tax hits

The head of LandlordBC expects some homeowners will start renting out their properties to avoid the province’s new speculation tax, but says it’s too soon to estimate the extent of its impact.
'Monstrous' tower concerns residents

'Monstrous' tower concerns residents

Locals tell council proposed Lougheed Highway high rise will increase bottleneck at busy corner