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Home sales across B.C. hit by strict new mortgage rules

Home sales across B.C. hit by strict new mortgage rules

Home sales across the province fell on an annual basis in February, due to tough new rules that make qualifying for a mortgage harder, according to a B.C. Real Estate Association report released March 14. A total of 6,206 B.C.

Condo consultation: Have your say on strata governance reforms

If you’re a condo owner – especially those on strata councils – frustrated by current laws over how strata buildings are run, now’s your chance to be heard. The B.C.
’Twas ever thus? Metro Vancouver real estate headlines 30 years ago

’Twas ever thus? Metro Vancouver real estate headlines 30 years ago

It’s easy to think that the problems facing Metro Vancouver’s housing market are relatively new. But if you take a look back at headlines from 20 or 30 years ago, you’ll see a different story.
B.C. home sales forecast to drop 8.6 per cent this year

B.C. home sales forecast to drop 8.6 per cent this year

Just because home sales are slowing and mortgage rates are climbing, you shouldn't expect any home price corrections, according to the latest forecast by the B.C. Real Estate Association (BCREA).
B.C. home owners fight 'speculation' tax with petition

B.C. home owners fight 'speculation' tax with petition

Home owners from within and outside of B.C. are rapidly signing up to a petition that is aims to fight the provincial government’s recently announced speculation tax.
As San Francisco goes, so goeth Metro Vancouver?

As San Francisco goes, so goeth Metro Vancouver?

Almost 16,000 people left the U.S. tech hub because of affordability challenges, report says

Big building numbers in Coquitlam in 2017

Coquitlam saw another big-bucks year of development in 2017. Building permit values rose 38% from those in 2016, a jump from $345 million to $475 million, according to the city’s most recent economic development activity report.

Ups, downs in Tri-City real estate

A slowdown in sales of houses and an overall drop in transaction activity has not hampered real estate values in the Tri-Cities, according to new data release by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).
RBC issues warning over foreign money in real estate

RBC issues warning over foreign money in real estate

Foreign money “distorting” the country’s biggest housing markets is bad for Canada, RBC’s CEO warned Tuesday.
Real estate industries made up fifth of Canada's GDP in 2017

Real estate industries made up fifth of Canada's GDP in 2017

Real estate, construction and related financial and insurance industries are together responsible for more than 20 per cent of Canada’s GDP in 2017, according to a quarterly report released by Statistics Canada March 2. Here in B.C.