Emma Crawford Hampel

B.C. leads Canada for increase in debit- and credit-card spending in Q2: Moneris

British Columbians increased their spending on debit and credit cards in 2018’s second quarter by 4.6%, according to new data from Moneris. This is the highest jump in the country and 1.3 percentage...

National average home price won’t even buy a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver: Point2 Homes

Vancouver real estate market ‘redefines scarcity’ when it comes to space, according to a new study

Doug Ford appoints Gordon Campbell to lead Ontario government spending audit

Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario’s new PC government, has appointed former B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell to lead an independent inquiry and line-by-line audit of the previous Ontario Liberal...

One-in-five bosses are judging their employees for taking lunch breaks: study

It’s possible you aren’t just being paranoid – your boss may actually be judging you for taking lunch breaks. The good news is that most bosses probably aren’t. According to a recent study...

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, according to new data from the British Columbia...

Only half of Canadian homeowners would choose fixed-rate mortgage: CIBC

Seventy-seven per cent of Canadian homeowners have fixed-rate mortgages, but only around half – 54% – of those planning to become homeowners would choose this type of mortgage, according to the...

Vancouver housing affordability hits another all-time low, reaches ‘crisis level,’ says RBC

Vancouver continues to be Canada’s least affordable major market, and became even less affordable in 2018’s first quarter, according to RBC data released this week. At today’s housing prices, owning...

Vancouver housing supply jumps as demand falls: REBGV

Home sales across Greater Vancouver fell below long-term averages in June, according to Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) data released July 4. Home sales were 28.7% lower than the...

Vancouverites have lowest delinquency rate of all major cities despite rising debt: Equifax

Vancouver remains one of Canada’s most expensive cities, and residents are seeing their consumer debt climbing – but their average debt delinquency rate is the lowest in the country compared with all...

Toronto ties with Vancouver for most expensive Canadian city for expats: Mercer

Vancouver and Toronto are the most expensive cities in Canada for expatriates, according to Mercer’s 2018 cost of living survey released June 26. Mercer’s global ranking looks at 209 cities around...