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Real Estate

Sep 12, 2017
Vancouver suburbs see steady supply of new homes
By BCBusiness

Vancouver builders kept up a brisk pace in August as housing starts stayed above historical averages last month, according to the latest report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. However, much of the activity remains outside the downtown core, with multi-family units...

Sep 5, 2017
Sizzling summer for suburban Vancouver condo market
By BCBusiness

The only thing hotter than the Lower Mainland weather this summer is the condo market, which saw scorching sales totals and price gains last month. Condo sales were strongest in transit-friendly suburbs where condo buyers can purchase a slice of the...

Aug 31, 2017
Coast cools, Interior sizzles as B.C. housing hot spots shift
By BCBusiness

The B.C. Real Estate Association is predicting that some of the province's hottest housing markets will drop from a boil to a simmer this year after last year's record highs, while new hot spots will flare up further inland. In its forecast released...

Aug 14, 2017
Who owns B.C. recreational property?
Melissa Edwards

That’s how many recreational properties changed hands in B.C. in 2016—a 75 per cent surge over the previous year and up almost threefold from 2011. Vacationing Lower Mainlanders may dream of ownership as they snooze on rented lakefront decks this...

Aug 11, 2017
Try before you buy—the next big thing in shopping for a home
By BCBusiness

Most people already research real estate properties online, but technology is set to take over much of the real estate agent’s role, according to a global report from HSBC, Beyond the Bricks: The future of home buying. The survey of more...

Aug 9, 2017
How B.C. developers are building the world
Nick Rockel

Ian Gillespie speaks quietly, and he doesn’t do small talk. As a Neil Young live album jangles on the stereo, the slender Westbank Projects Corp. founder sits in a corner of his roomy downtown Vancouver office, North Shore Mountains at...

Aug 3, 2017
The 10 most expensive homes for sale in B.C.
By BCBusiness

B.C. had a bit of a cool-down in the real estate sector earlier in 2017, but Greater Vancouver remains the most expensive housing market in the country, with prices on the rise again across all residential properties. The West Coast’s appeal still...

Aug 2, 2017
Why some corporate head offices put down roots in Vancouver
Kerry Gold

When you’re a wellness company surrounded by a coastal rainforest, you’ve got a built-in one-with-nature branding that money can’t buy. Why go anywhere else? Vancouver’s geographic gifts are a large part of the reason that Saje Natural Wellness is staying...

Jul 31, 2017
Canada second only to U.S. as emigration destination for wealthy Chinese
By BCBusiness

A recent report by the Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute in association with Visas Consulting Group found that, while the U.S. remains the most popular emigration destination for Chinese high net worth individuals (HNWI) for the third year in a row, Canada...

Jul 18, 2017
How cities can create happier public spaces
By BCBusiness

It looks like happiness is a choice, at least when it comes to urban design. In a new study led by Vancouver-based consulting group Happy City and the University of Waterloo’s Urban Realities Laboratory, researchers studied more than 100 people...

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