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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 Coquitlam development project moves ahead

Concert Properties project includes parkland swap
Speculation tax ‘should be eliminated’ in current form, says Nanaimo

Speculation tax ‘should be eliminated’ in current form, says Nanaimo

Both West Kelowna and now the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) have asked the B.C. government not to impose the new speculation tax in their regions, with the latter saying that “in its current form, [the tax] should be eliminated.
B.C. government announces tipline to report real estate misconduct

B.C. government announces tipline to report real estate misconduct

There is now a way for the public to report shady real estate deals. The Real Estate Council of British Columbia announced the launch Thursday of an anonymous tipline “to enhance consume protection in British Columbia’s real estate market.
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.
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