Frank O'Brien

Annual net-zero home retrofit costs: $6.3b, study says

Report says Ottawa would need to upgrade 500,000 homes per year to hit 2030 target

Rising presale condo costs make resales a better deal: study

Starts fall 41 per cent as land prices and input costs threaten to push prices out of reach

Homebuyers, sellers take a breather in the August heat

As listings decline, Metro Vancouver home sales dropped 40.7 per cent from a year earlier and the composite home price fell 2.2 per cent from July 2022

Pilot program aims to turn ‘dead wood’ into lumber

A mothballed Fort St. James forestry mill is the site of a pilot plant aimed at transforming waste wood into engineered lumber

Serial investor Weihong Liu has big plans for Tsawwassen Mills megamall

Liu, who arrived in Canada eight years ago, now owns three of the biggest shopping malls on the B.C. coast

62-floor One Burrard Place opens in downtown Vancouver

Exclusive soirée marks completion of $500 million project as tallest residential tower in the city

Sunshine Coast, Squamish buck trend of lower home prices

High-priced Vancouver’s West Side and West Vancouver also out-perform three-quarters of Metro markets

Metro Vancouver housing starts down 28 per cent in July

Sharp drop from a month earlier is in step with a downturn in housing sales

Mall demolition clears path for new town centre

Aldergrove Mall levelled to make way for mixed-use makeover in the centre of Langley

SkyTrain approval drives Langley land assembly prices sky high

With first SkyTrain contracts being awarded, developers clear space for mixed-used projects as land values push above $13 million an acre