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Vancouver Market Outlook: Luxury Real Estate Has Remained ‘Resilient’

Among the “headwinds” facing the Vancouver real estate market is rising interest rates.<p>“We just came from a few years of record everything—record …

Real Estate

Uber Is Doing Wine Tours Now and Vineyard Hopping Has Never Been Easier

Need a drink? Now you can call an UberWINE to take you straight to the vineyard.<p>You don’t need to be in France or Italy to taste amazing wine. Sure, …

Wine

Fire ignites in the forest above Wreck Beach at UBC

UBC science student Michelle Huang has a regular habit of going down to Wreck Beach just before sunset.<p>Normally, she’s there to see a golden sun …

Wreck

Plan to transform neighbourhoods squeezing out single-family homes?

The City of Vancouver is considering new rules that would make it easier to build duplexes in parts of the city that are currently reserved for …

Housing

Commercial Drive social housing and condo project cancelled after “surprise” fee from city | The Star

VANCOUVER—After a seven-year process to allow a 12-storey condo building at Commercial Dr. and Venables St. that would have included 30 units of …

Social Housing

B.C. Hydro forecasts record electricity usage during Vancouver heat wave

Have you heard about the heat wave that’s sweeping Vancouver? It has fans all over town.Electric fans, that is. Air conditioners, too, as locals try …

Heat Waves

Real estate still ripe for disruption, says ex-CEO | The Star

Using software and artificial intelligence to transform the real estate transaction is still a viable idea, says the former CEO of a failed Toronto …

Real Estate

Vancouver schools losing teachers due to 'impossible' housing market, low wages

Rick Appel is torn about leaving Vancouver, a city where he built a 17-year teaching career, to move his family to Comox, B.C.<p>The teacher-librarian …

Education

Luxury developer Westbank strikes back at criticism over its Chinese website that markets “unlimited” purchases to the rich | The Star

VANCOUVER—Luxury property developer Westbank is denying accusations that its Chinese website was shut down, a platform that drew sharp criticism for …

Canadian Real Estate

As Vancouver tried to woo Amazon, staff fretted over housing data that could make city ‘look bad’

VANCOUVER — As city staff scrambled last fall to put together a proposal to woo Seattle-based Amazon to build a second headquarters here, they were …

House Prices

Canada's millennials still dream of home ownership – and make it happen

Both Toronto and Vancouver had frantic housing markets in 2017 — prices skyrocketed and many properties sold with bidding wars that pushed their …

Canadian Real Estate

Wellness Real Estate Has Blossomed into a $134 Billion Industry Worldwide — And It’s Growing Fast

From personalized wellness programs to fitness-focused apps, luxury homes are focusing on making residents feel better<p>It’s the non-stop pace of our …

Real Estate

Just how many foreign home buyers are in Metro Vancouver?

If you ask what's to blame for Vancouver's hot housing market, many people will point to foreign buyers.<p><b>Tell us your housing woes by joining our CBC</b> …

Canadian Real Estate

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle refuelling station launched in Vancouver, Canada

A staff member refuels a hydrogen vehicle at a public hydrogen refuelling station in Vancouver, Canada, June 15, 2018. In what it said was a Canadian …

Alternative Fuel

Kinder Morgan admits ‘non-compliance’ with Fisheries Act, CEO dodges questions | The Star

VANCOUVER—Kinder Morgan admits it repeatedly broke federal laws meant to protect marine animals from harmful noise during construction work on the …

Canada

Canada Has A Subprime Real Estate Problem, You Just Don’t Know It

A few weeks ago, a real estate agent told me about his client. Relatively wealthy older dude, closed on not one but two townhouses he plans on …

Canadian Real Estate

B.C. real estate association reports nearly 30 per cent decrease in residential sales from last year

The British Columbia Real Estate Association says there's been a substantial decrease in the total number of residential unit sales in the province …

Canadian Real Estate

Inside the world's largest Herschel Supply store in Vancouver (PHOTOS)

Wedged into a high-profile space on Water Street in Gastown in downtown Vancouver, just a few footsteps away from the famous Steam Clock, is Herschel …

eCommerce

Kennedy Stewart: My plan to make housing in Vancouver more affordable

Vancouver is in the worst housing crisis since the Second World War. It’s stressing us all out and ruining our city.As mayor, I will to take bold new …

Housing

Next BMW 2 Series: Coupe Stays RWD; Other Models FWD; Cabrio Axed

And by other models we mean the Active Tourer & Gran Tourer minivans, plus a Gran Coupe.<p>Even though the 2 Series lineup was recently refreshed with …

BMW

Everyone in B.C. will be affected by the speculation tax: opponents

About 100 people came out Wednesday night in West Kelowna to hear more about the fight against the speculation tax proposed by the provincial …

Canada

Homeless in Vancouver: Why did the homeless person cross the road?

Stanley Q. WoodvineOn the evening of June 7th I finally took note of something I had seen for some weeks and continue to see: a homeless person …

Homelessness

The real estate war on the west coast that’s tearing Vancouver neighbourhoods apart

Garish wealth. Scarce rental housing. A government that sees the middle class as stinking rich. No wonder Vancouverites are at each other’s …

Housing

28 Best Places to Find Happy Hour in Gastown

<i>The following article was submitted by the Gastown BIA.</i>Gastown has it all. History, modern fashion, current trends, good art, exceptional food and …

Grandparents

Condo Market Speculators In Toronto, Vancouver A Risk To Economy: Bank Of Canada

B.C.'s Fraser Valley is seeing condo prices rising at an annual rate of 60 per cent. That's not supply and demand talking.<p>Be careful if you're …

Canadian Real Estate

Metro Vancouver's newest water park to open on Canada Day long weekend (PHOTOS)

Metro Vancouver’s newest water park is nearing completion and is scheduled to open to the public on the Canada Day long weekend.Credit Union …

Water Parks

Kris Sims: Nationalization of Kinder Morgan pipeline is just plain wrong

The needless nationalization of a privately owned oil pipeline in Canada is a tale for the political ages.The federal government lead by Prime …

Canada

More than 40 percent of seniors in Gastown, Chinatown, and the Downtown Eastside are living in poverty, review finds

Travis LupickVancouver is one of the wealthiest cities in one of the richest countries on Earth, yet a troubling portion of the region's senior …

Western Canada

Castle for sale on Fraser Street in East Vancouver

Charlie SmithFor a cool $2.3 million, you can feel like William the Conquerer.That's because a one-of-a-kind castle—at least in Vancouver—has been …

Western Canada

Seattle high-speed rail advocacy group chugs into Vancouver to court support

An U.S. advocacy group that wants a high-speed rail line between Vancouver and Portland is in B.C. for the first time to encourage support for the …

Western Canada