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Vancouver remains Canada’s second priciest rental city: stats

It will come as little surprise to locals but Vancouver has hung on to its spot as the second most expensive city for apartment rentals.<p>In statistics …

Real Estate

You Can Buy a Home in This Charming Italian Town for About $1

If you’ve ever dreamed of spending your days in a quaint recluse surrounded by nature, now is your chance to do it on the cheap.<p>The Italian town of …

Housing

Peter Gilgan, the billionaire owner of North America's largest homebuilder, on why you shouldn't count on housing prices to come down any time soon

<i>I have six siblings,</i><p>but when you grow up like that, it's normal. We're all still alive and well. We've always got each other's backs.<p>I started as a chartered accountant. I learned a lot, because most of my clients were small and medium-sized businesses, and the principals would share their thoughts …

Real Estate

Whitehorse affordable housing units flooded after pipe bursts

Some tenants of an affordable housing complex in Whitehorse have been displaced, after a pipe burst and flooded their units.<p>It happened Friday at 60 …

Housing

CMHC shuffles management as CFO Zielonka leaves

Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. replaced Chief Financial Officer Wojo Zielonka and shuffled its leadership ranks to “better address current and …

Heritage status sought for rare surviving example of Edwardian-era row housing in Calgary

At the turn of the 20th century, Calgary was facing a bit of a housing crunch.<p>One solution was to adopt low-maintenance, brick row-housing, like the …

Douglas Todd: Explosive B.C. court case details seven migration scams

A shocking B.C. Supreme Court case that pitted two rich families from China against each other provides grim revelations about the kind of migration, …

Real Estate

Canada introduces new asbestos rules

Proposal prohibits use, sale, import and export of toxic material, products<p>Canada is moving ahead with its promised asbestos ban by proposing the …

Hundreds of robot realtors are helping Bay Area renters find new homes

Some potential renters in California meet an unusual assistant when they show up for a tour of their new dream home — a robot realtor named “Zenny” …

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Witnessed Decent Demand and Absorption In 2017: Bhavin Thakker, Savills India | SilverLine

Bhavin Thakker, Country Manager-Tenant Representation, Savills India talks about the changes Indian commercial real estate gone through in 2017. …

Everything You Need To Know About Porting A Mortgage In Canada: The Saturday Weekend Review #241

IT’S WORTH KNOWING THE INS AND OUTS OF YOUR MORTGAGE It’s true and certainly something to always be mindful of, “It’s not about how much money you …

Bank of England

Foreign cash driving top-end house prices in Vancouver and Toronto

The value of some houses owned by non-residents is nearly 50% higher than those owned by residents in Toronto, analysis reveals<p>Foreign buyers are driving up the prices of homes in Canada’s two largest housing markets, according to research which will intensify the debate around overseas property …

How to save a bundle before the new tax plan kicks in

You can have your tax break — and beat it, too, say tax experts.<p>The newly overhauled tax system starts in less than two weeks, but there’s still time …

Vancouver Sees Major Housing Correction As Sales Plummet, Prices Slide

VANCOUVER — Home sales in Metro Vancouver last month dropped by almost 40 per cent from the year before with the sale of detached houses falling …

Lower Mainland

Your Questions: Why Aren't My Facebook Posts Reaching My Fans?

Digital DJ Tips reader <b>Doug</b> asks: “I noticed that whenever I post something on my Facebook Page, I get significantly less views on them than I used …

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Wealthy baby boomers may be keeping Canada unequal by helping their kids buy homes: report

Baby boomers are set to become one lucky group of Canadians, as the beneficiaries of the “largest intergenerational wealth transfer in Canadian …

Liberals hesitate on Home Buyers’ Plan promise due to fears of fuelling housing crisis

OTTAWA—The federal Liberals are having second thoughts about a 2015 campaign promise out of concern that expanding the popular Home Buyers’ Plan …

Home Prices Pass Half-Million Mark, But Outside Ontario And B.C., They're Falling

The average price of a house in Canada passed the $500,000 mark for the first time in February, according to data from the Canadian Real Estate …

Lower Mainland

Canada Real Estate: Rent Or Buy? This Slider Should Help You Decide

"Why rent when you can buy?"<p>It's a familiar phrase you hear from real estate agents. And in certain parts of Canada, the answer is, "it's too …

Real Estate

After being attacked at open houses, B.C. realtor creates app to protect people who work alone

As a realtor, Merideth Schutter knows, working alone is part of the job. Four years ago at an open house, two predators decided to close in on her …

Real Estate

Yale architecture students designed this prefab home for the homeless

The home is located in New Haven’s Upper Hill neighborhood<p>First-year graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture are tasked with designing and building a structure to help combat homelessness in New Haven, Connecticut.<p>For this year’s program, called the Jim Vlock Building Project, the …

Architecture

How to keep young people from leaving Vancouver

Last week, former Courier columnist Jessica Barrett wrote a personal essay in The Tyee titled “I Left Vancouver Because Vancouver Left Me: on loving …

If you have enough Bitcoins you can buy a house in Grimsby

Global Bitcoin users have been given the chance to buy a house with their crypto-currency but there is one snag – it is in Grimsby.<p>Sean Atkinson is …

This Spooky Staten Island Mansion Is For Sale

Honestly, the closest we want to come to living in a real-life scary house is having a haunted mansion-inspired bathroom. For that reason, we'll …

Staten Island

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Slovenia

How resilient is Canadian housing to a U.S.-style crash? Plunging oil prices? Here’s the CMHC stress test result

The country’s largest mortgage default insurer, which backs almost $500 billion in loans, says anti-globalization threats are an increasing fear so …

Business (Canada)

What the new mortgage rules mean for the lending market

Borrowers who don’t meet the lending criteria of Canada’s big banks for home loans may turn to credit unions and private lenders under tougher …

China shuts down billionaire's golf courses

It's a double bogey for Chinese real-estate tycoon Wang Jianlin.<p>Authorities have shut down two high-end golf courses at a resort in northeastern China operated by Wang's company, Dalian Wanda Group.<p>The closures are the latest case of Chinese government officials cracking down on golf, which has …

China

Commercial real estate execs are wary of a possible bust

Slow but steady commercial sales have been dragged down by affordable housing regulations and an ongoing lack of trophy-building offerings.<p>Building …