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Rent prices drop in Burnaby

Rent prices drop in Burnaby

What it costs to rent a one-bedroom suite in Burnaby dropped a bit in March, according to the Canadian Rent Report.
Province scales back speculation tax, cuts rate for B.C. residents

Province scales back speculation tax, cuts rate for B.C. residents

Under changes to the proposed speculation tax, B.C. residents will now only have to pay 0.5 per cent a year on second homes valued at $400,000 or above, finance minister Carole James announced in a media conference March 26. The tax will apply to B.
This really is moving houses: Entire Moodyville homes "recycled"

This really is moving houses: Entire Moodyville homes "recycled"

Since the houses were set to be demolished, buyers had to pay for the moving process only
Premier promises update to speculation tax in 'days ahead'

Premier promises update to speculation tax in 'days ahead'

The B.C. NDP government is responding to the backlash from B.C. home owners against the speculation tax, and will have an update on its details within days, Premier John Horgan announced March 21.
Canada’s 'top-tier' detached home buyers shifting sights to Montréal

Canada’s 'top-tier' detached home buyers shifting sights to Montréal

After years of Metro Vancouver leading the country in terms of soaring detached home sales, the recent softening of that market has paved the way for a boom in Montréal, according to a report published March 21.
Canada’s best and worst cities to buy home on single income (INFOGRAPHIC)

Canada’s best and worst cities to buy home on single income (INFOGRAPHIC)

Canada is a hugely diverse country – and so are its real estate markets. The Lower Mainland and Greater Toronto are notoriously expensive, while some areas are still extremely affordable – even if you’re on a single-person income.
Editorial: Is lodging one solution to our affordability crisis?

Editorial: Is lodging one solution to our affordability crisis?

Having a lodger living in the spare bedroom is a phenomenon that I am very familiar with, having grown up in the U.K. where such arrangements are common.
Richmond passes 10-year affordable housing strategy

Richmond passes 10-year affordable housing strategy

The City of Richmond last week passed the 2017-2027 Affordable Housing Strategy at a city council meeting. The city has set a target of an additional 50 low-rent units per year, and the annual collection of $1.
Want an affordable home? Move to Northern B.C., invites real estate board

Want an affordable home? Move to Northern B.C., invites real estate board

If you dream of owning a spacious detached home on a large lot, it can be yours for a fraction of the cost of those in Metro Vancouver and the capital region, according to a new report by the B.C. Northern Real Estate Board.

Affordable housing worries as huge Burquitlam development moves ahead

A massive redevelopment proposal in Burquitlam that is expected to provide homes for 6,000 people does not include enough subsidized and below-market rental residential units, according to a prominent Tri-City housing advocate.