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Real Estate

Mar 22, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $6 million for flounces, filigree and frills in Richmond
Fiona Morrow

Address: 5840 Forsyth Crescent, Riverdale, Richmond Price: $5,888,000 Listing: R2233868 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 4,377-square-foot house on a 10,070-square-foot lot in Richmond. The bling: Flounces and filigree, frills and frou-frou—just add your furbelows and fondant fancies and you’ll truly be the Pouffy Princess of Riverdale. Seriously...

Mar 16, 2018
Vancouver industrial, office and luxury retail rents to rise again in 2018: report
By the Editors

A recent report by CBRE Group Inc., a global real estate services firm headquartered in Los Angeles with an office in Vancouver, forecasts another record-breaking year for the city’s lease rates. Last year Vancouver commercial real estate investment volumes hit $11.7 billion, surging 44.9 percent from 2016. Driving that increased activity was unprecedented demand...

Mar 15, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $4.5 million for a beach bungalow with bike lanes
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2006 Whyte Avenue, Kitsilano Price: $4,456,000 MLS: R2240293 The skinny: Four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,500-square-foot house on a 3,960-square-foot lot on Kits Point. The bling: Beach house alert! It’s all very well having those stunning views from your $20-million mansion, but when summer comes, you know...

Mar 9, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $7 million to live lopsided in Vancouver
Fiona Morrow

Price: $6,850,000 Address: 3979 Puget Drive, Vancouver MLS: R2244723 The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,627-square-foot house on a 4,640-square-foot lot on the west side of Vancouver. The bling: Look at that view! And all those oversized plates of glass through which to drink it in. That’s...

Mar 5, 2018
Vancouver Real Estate Forum: Embracing Complexity as the 'New Normal'
By BCBusiness

BCBusiness + Informa Canada Purchasing, developing, marketing, and selling real estate is a far more complex process than people outside of the industry realize, especially those who just read headlines in a newspaper. What’s needed, according to Jennifer Podmore Russell, senior vice-president...

Mar 2, 2018
Surrey by Design: The city shifts its focus
Kerry Gold

From his 18th-floor window—cranes on the skyline, construction crews below—Michael Heeney sees his new job as city builder all around him. Last September the architect took the helm of Surrey City Development Corp. (SCDC), the for-profit agency that works at...

Mar 1, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $7 million to Bond it up big time in Langley
Fiona Morrow

Address: 20030 Second Avenue, Langley Price: $6,999,000 Listing: R2222972 The skinny: Five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 8,357-square-foot house on half an acre in Langley. The bling: You may never have actually been on Her Majesty’s secret service, but—as your doctor knows—never say never again. The world is not enough...

Feb 22, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $15 million for a "log cabin" in Whistler
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4669 Blackcomb Way, Whistler Price: $14,999,000 Listing: R2145944 The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 6,030-square-foot house on a 21,781-square-foot lot in Whistler. The bling: Enough with all this snow-ridden chaos in the city: if the weather is going to turn us into a slip-sliding, frozen mess of...

Feb 15, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $5 million to start your kids off on the right foot
Fiona Morrow

Address: 6398 Elm Street, Vancouver Price: $4,998,000 Listing: R2236114 The skinny: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,538-square-foot house on an 8,140-square-foot lot in tony Kerrisdale. The bling: Yes, it’s that time: the kids are graduating and, while there are acres of room in your palatial family home, you want...

Feb 15, 2018
Metro Vancouver industrial availability rates plummet: report
By the Editors

A report released by CBRE Group Inc. shows that Metro Vancouver has the second-lowest industrial availability rate in the country. The area saw a decrease in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 2.3 percent, slightly ahead of Toronto’s 2.2. CBRE predicts...

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