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London's House Prices Are Falling at Their Fastest Rate Since the Financial Crisis

The chilling effect of Brexit on London’s real estate market is just getting worse.<p>House prices in the U.K. capital, traditionally one of the more …

Townhouse living – with no fee

Planners and housing advocates see 'fee-simple' row houses as part of the solution to high prices<p>People are confused when David Llonuc and Vanessa Prada tell them about their new row house in Surrey. No, it's not in a strata, they explain: "Even though it's attached to other row houses, we own it …

Uber forced to admit that Google’s self-driving cars are way better than its own

Uber calls Waymo’s lawsuit ‘a misfire,’ but in doing so, had to own up to its own technological shortcomings<p>Uber filed its much-anticipated response to the bombshell lawsuit from Alphabet’s Waymo on Friday, arguing that it couldn’t have stolen the self-driving secrets Waymo claims because Uber is …

Why Apple’s Critics Are Right This Time

Apple’s seeming struggle to execute on its vision for artificial intelligence is the most pressing example<p>Almost since the birth of Apple Inc., critics have declared it was headed in the wrong direction.<p>In 1997, when the company was 90 days from bankruptcy and Steve Jobs returned to save it, that …

Artificial Intelligence

What the Fed rate hike means for Canadian homeowners

Rising interest rates have been a menace to your finances like the Toronto Maple Leafs have been a Stanley Cup threat.<p>But the safely ignorable days are over for interest rates, and maybe my Leafs as well. No need to panic, homeowners and buyers. But recognize that there is now a crack in the …

TD raises key mortgage rate for third time in a month

Toronto-Dominion Bank has hiked its main mortgage rate for the third time in a month, reversing earlier plans to compete with its biggest rival on price.<p>TD raised the rate on its five-year fixed mortgages to 2.94 per cent, a jump of 10 basis points, or 0.1 per cent.<p>The change follows Royal Bank of …

$1.5M break to real estate developer an error, says new City of Vancouver review

A report from the City of Vancouver's chief risk officer says a $1.5 million discount on construction fees to Onni Group for its Charleson Project …

Real Estate

Lululemon warns it might move HQ out of Vancouver

Lululemon is warning that it may be forced to move its headquarters out of Canada because the federal government's temporary foreign worker program …

Canada

‘Pokémon Go’ Craze Raises Safety Issues

Days after smartphone app’s launch, players shared tales of dangerous encounters<p>The hit mobile app “Pokémon Go” is giving millions of people their first taste of futuristic augmented-reality technology. It is also raising questions about whether the game’s location and mapping features are luring …

Pokémon

The 2008 financial crisis: Through the eyes of some major players

A multimedia version of this story with audio clips, video and interactive graphics can be found here.<p>The visible scars of the financial crisis are fading.<p>Across North America, economic growth is grinding ahead. Companies are hiring. New office towers are rising in Toronto and Calgary, just as they …

Canada Revenue Agency launches Vancouver housing probe

The Canada Revenue Agency has launched an investigation into the red-hot housing market in Metro Vancouver, where rampant speculation, unscrupulous dealings and foreign investment are being blamed for driving up the cost of homes and helping to create an affordability crisis.<p>A sensitive government …

Unlike New York, Vancouver lacks the incomes to match the housing frenzy

When Tanya Marquardt lived in Vancouver, she shared a tiny one-room apartment in Gastown with a hot plate and a futon couch she'd roll out every night for her bed.<p>The rent was a few hundred dollars a month. That same place, she says, now rents for $1,100 a month. That typical price hike gives her …

Is the end near? Data shows Vancouver real estate bubble may be starting to burst

The latest monthly statistics from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver appear to raise some red flags that the Vancouver real estate bubble …

Even an Aussie-style vacancy tax may be too little too late for Vancouver

For anyone who has found themselves outbid this spring on a $2-million (asking price) East Van teardown – multiple times – this may be hard to believe. But Robert Doyle is looking to the Vancouver real estate experience for answers.<p>Mr. Doyle is the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia, and has a chat …

One city is propping up Canada's housing market

Canadian Housing is Being Propped Up by Just One City<p><i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.</i><p><i>"Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent."</i> - John Maynard Keynes<p>The last time we gave a good run down of Canada's housing market was in May 2015, when …

Vancouver home sales set new record, jumping 65.6% in a month

It was the best February for sales in the history of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.<p>[np_storybar title=”What do you do when your parents …

Canadian Real Estate

Great Canadian Housing Boom | News, Videos & Articles

March 15, 2016 11:12 am<p>Housing markets in B.C.’s Lower Mainland as well as in Southern Ontario continue to post substantial jumps in average prices, …

New mortgage rules are about to hit first-time buyers in hot housing markets

Starting Monday, house hunters will face new rules requiring larger down payments on homes that are listed above $500,000. The changes are expected …

How would property tax changes affect B.C. homebuyers?

Print<p>Related<p>The finance minister has hinted Tuesday’s provincial budget will increase the tax-exempt threshold for first-time homebuyers, and at the …

Flipping houses? Expect to face tax on 100% of your profits

News reports of insider trading and house flipping among some Metro Vancouver real estate agents has led B.C.’s Superintendent of Real Estate, …

Real Estate

The real estate technique fuelling Vancouver's housing market

They had a deal.<p>The Rappaports’ home, on Vancouver’s West Side, would net the couple $5.2-million last year. Jo and her husband had bought the stately Craftsman home in 1987 for $362,000. They raised their sons there and loved it. But the neighbourhood had changed. Investors were razing the houses …