Emma Crawford Hampel

Vancouver kicks Toronto out of top spot for Canada’s most expensive one-bedroom rent: PadMapper

Vancouver is back on top. In the month of April, Toronto had dethroned Vancouver as the country’s most expensive city in which to rent a one-bedroom apartment. As of May, however, Vancouver is once...

Vancouver luxury home segment enters buyer’s market: Royal LePage

Sales in Vancouver’s luxury home market fell in the first four months of 2018, and this trend will continue throughout the year as the market adjusts to the new federal mortgage stress test and other...

One year after B.C. election, NDP receiving mixed reviews on performance

British Columbians approve of some of the governing NDP’s policies on housing-related issues but not others, and overall opinions are mixed about how they are doing, according to the results of a new...

More than 20% of Metro Vancouver renters spending more than 50% of income on housing

Twenty two per cent of all renters across Metro Vancouver and 21.3% in B.C. say they spend more than 50% of their gross household income on rent and utilities, according to a Canadian Rental Housing...

Most B.C. residents support ban of foreign real estate investment: survey

Almost six-in-10 residents of British Columbia think it is time to look at an outright ban of foreign investment in real estate in the province, according to the results of a Mustel Group survey...

B.C. residents more than twice as likely as average Canadian to struggle to make home down payments: Zoocasa

A full 53% of British Columbian renters say they rent as opposed to owning a home because they struggle to save enough for a down payment, according to a new report from Zoocasa. This is more than...

Ballard’s stock price dips after company releases Q1 results

Burnaby’s Ballard Power Systems (TSX:BLDP) saw its share price dip almost 9% May 1 after it announced its first quarter results, which showed revenue was down 11% year-over-year. Company president...

Metro Vancouver home sales fall to 17-year low in April: REBGV

A total of 2,579 homes were sold across the Metro Vancouver region in April, according to new data from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), which is a drop of 27.4% compared with the...

GDP bounces back from dip in January, increasing 0.4% in February

The Canadian economy has recovered after a minor energy-related 0.1% drop in January, according to new data from Statistics Canada, and analysts are calling the bounce-back “better than expected,” as...

Young Vancouver first-time homebuyers can afford 10% less living space now than a year ago: Royal LePage

How much bang for their buck could these buyers see in other cities across Canada?