Vancouver Real Estate

By Ralph Tsai | Housing & Living in Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver homebuyers face unintended consequences of mortgage stress testing rules

In Metro Vancouver, where the gap between incomes and home values makes the region an unaffordable outlier in North America, buyers are especially …

Canadian Real Estate

West Coquitlam bucks trend of plummeting Lower Mainland presales

The rate at which presale condos and townhomes are being snapped up has plummeted across Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley – but West Coquitlam …

Canadian Real Estate

Burnaby council makes first move in major shift to Metrotown demoviction policies

The City of Burnaby is signalling a major change of course in its strategy to redevelop the Metrotown area, as it seeks to become the first …

Housing

Province cracks down on vacation rentals in condos

Owners who rent out their condos on platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO are about to face another hurdle, with the provincial government taking steps …

Real Estate

B.C. homeowner groups can fine defiant short-term rental hosts $1,000 a day

VANCOUVER — Homeowners groups in British Columbia will soon be able to fine owners or residents up to $1,000 a day for defying the corporation’s …

British Columbia

New-home presales plummet in Lower Mainland

The rate at which presale condos and townhomes are being snapped up has plummeted across Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley – especially in …

Canadian Real Estate

Most New West and Burnaby millennials fretting over finances

The vast majority of young people in Burnaby and New Westminster cite the cost of living as their main concern in life, according to a new …

New Westminster

West Vancouver votes to prohibit cannabis shops and production

West Vancouver has become the latest municipality in Metro Vancouver to ban all cannabis retail and production facilities within its boundaries.<p>By …

Western Canada

Burnaby mayoral race gets more interesting as Greens throw support behind retired firefighter Mike Hurley

For years, Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan has been a powerhouse on the regional political scene.<p>One of the leaders in the fight against the Kinder …

New Westminster

This is your chance to say if you want the Broadway Subway all the way to UBC

Do you want the Broadway Extension of the Millennium Line to continue all the way to the University of British Columbia campus? There will be an …

Western Canada

Greater Vancouver home sales down 38% in June: BCREA

Stricter mortgage qualification legislation continues to play a part in the real estate market across Greater Vancouver and the province as a whole, …

Canadian Real Estate

Will 31 licensed producers and 1 government store be enough to meet B.C.'s weed needs?

When marijuana becomes legal later this year, all supply and distribution will happen through the B.C. Liquor Distribution Board (LDB).<p>But will it be …

Cannabis

Burnaby becoming buyer's market for detached homes

The number of detached homes selling in Burnaby is dropping – and prices are following suit.<p>A total of 56 detached homes sold in the city last month, …

Real Estate

A Greater Vancouver condo now costs nearly as much as a house 4 years ago: Royal LePage

Buyers looking to get their hands on a condo in Greater Vancouver will now have to shell out almost as much as they would have to buy a whole house …

Canadian Real Estate

Call for clean swimming water in Vancouver's False Creek falls flat

Pollution levels at the east end of False Creek are almost quadruple safe levels, a year after Vancouver city council passed a motion to make the …

Western Canada

Bank of Canada raises interest rate; big banks follow suit

The Bank of Canada increased its overnight rate by 25 basis points on July 11, taking it to 1.5 percent.<p>It is the Bank’s fourth increase in the last …

Bank of Canada

Chaos in Metrotown As Parents Wait For Over 6 Hours Outside Build-A-Bear

The Metropolis at Metrotown sees a number of long lineups throughout the year; however, yesterday’s Build-A-Bear lineup caused utter chaos.Known for …

Customers

How to Make Spam Calls Automatically Go to Voicemail on Android

Despite being on the Do Not Call list, I’ve somehow managed to make it onto some sort of robocall list where a woman named “Ann” is trying to sell me …

Android Phones

Austin towers scaled back to meet city regs

Two towers proposed for the Safeway site on Austin Avenue in Coquitlam are expected to receive final approval after the developer revised the project …

Urban Design

Home values in Vancouver highest after Silicon Valley, while incomes just ahead of Columbus

Median home values in Vancouver are known to be the highest in Canada, but it’s a whole other stratosphere to see them come in third in North …

Silicon Valley

Bank Of Canada's Stephen Poloz Suggests Buying A Smaller Home, After Hiking Interest Rates

The guy may have a point.<p>The governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, had some advice this week for Canadians facing higher housing costs …

Canadian Real Estate

3 things you didn't know about getting a mortgage in BC

Mortgage: You either have one or you’ve heard of one. And if you’re in the latter group, maybe you’re at a point where you ought to learn more. But …

lender

Burnaby Green quits mayoral race, hopes to help oust Mayor Corrigan

The Green party’s mayoral candidate in Burnaby, Joe Keithley, is stepping aside to clear the path for a head-on race between another candidate and …

keithley

McDonald's Canada Is Officially Changing The Beef In Its Burgers

Whether it be drunk eats after a late night of debauchery or stopping for a much needed snack while on the go, we all know that McDonald's is the …

McDonald's

Illegal online sale of Chinese cigarettes widespread in B.C., says expert

A CBC news investigation has revealed a thriving online business in the illegal reselling of cigarettes.<p>Most of the brands are from Asia, and Metro …

Duty-free

There's an Instagram account that showcases the worst rentals in Metro Vancouver

If you’re looking for house or apartment to rent in Vancouver, this Instagram account will tell you all the places to avoid.The individual who runs …

Western Canada

A rising rate guide to mortgages, HELOCs, GICs, savings and more

The era of fantastically low interest rates ended Wednesday.<p>The Bank of Canada increased its influential overnight rate by just 0.25 per cent, but the cumulative increase in the past 12 months is a full percentage point. Rates are still low, but they’re no longer a gift to borrowers and a saver’s …

Canadian Real Estate

1600 Pandas+ World Tour at Metropolis at Metrotown

After being showcased around the world in over 100 exhibits, the world-class art installation of 888 papier-mâché pandas by French artist Paulo …

World Wildlife Fund

B.C. neighbourhood banned kids from playing anything in its roadways — and it’s legal

A B.C. neighbourhood’s decision to ban kids from playing street hockey, writing on the sidewalk with chalk and other outdoor activities in its …

Western Canada