Emma Crawford

Average rent jumps in Vancouver as pandemic restrictions ease

As COVID-19 mandates are relaxed, renters head back to more expensive cities

Metro Vancouver home prices continue to surge as market ‘remains significantly undersupplied’: REBGV

Prices for all home types increased more than 20% on average year-over-year, as the number of listings is down almost the same amount

Average Vancouver one-bedroom rent increases 13% year-over-year

Kelowna closing in on Victoria and may soon have third-highest rent in Canada

Feds, provincial government announce $228m flood recovery funding for B.C. farmers

Federal agriculture minister says this is the largest recovery program of its kind in B.C.’s history

Benchmark price for a detached home in Metro Vancouver now almost $2m: REBGV

Tight supply pushes Metro Vancouver detached home prices up almost 23% year-over-year in January, says real estate board

Canadian economy back to pre-pandemic levels in November: StatsCan

Canada’s real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.6% in November 2021, Statistics Canada announced February 1, lifting GDP 0.2% higher than it was in February 2020 – before the pandemic took its...

Overnight rate increase in March is ‘all but guaranteed’: Central 1

The Bank of Canada (BoC) is holding the overnight rate at 0.25%, it announced today, but economists say an increase is imminent.  The central bank pointed to concerns about the Omicron variant...

B.C. government doubles relief grants for bars, nightclubs that were ordered to close in December

Eligible fitness facilities and gyms that were previously closed at the same time as the other businesses are now eligible to reopen, per an announcement earlier this week, and those businesses will...

Average Vancouver rent still highest in Canada; Victoria remains in third place

The average rent for both one- and two-bedroom apartments in Vancouver remains the highest in Canada, according to Zumper (formerly PadMapper).  One-bedroom apartments went for $2,130 in B.C.’s...

B.C. bars, nightclubs, gyms that were ordered to close in December can apply for relief grants

Those businesses that had been required to fully close on December 22, 2021, to limit the spread of COVID-19 are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant