Frank O'Brien

‘Living building’ could be Canada’s greenest home

Architect estimates net-zero house will generate five times more energy than it uses

Legions, developers team up on mixed-use projects

Surrey, Burnaby properties will combine veteran facilities with market housing

Union Gospel Mission expands to house homeless

Typical “rent” will be about one-tenth of Vancouver average in new $35.5 million complex

Money launderers the latest bogeyman to blame

Hard for B.C. government and public to admit that we drove real estate values up all by ourselves

Vancouver wood building would be world’s tallest

40-storey Canada Earth Tower proposed for Broadway corridor

Updated: B.C.’s first ‘dementia village’ set to open in Langley

Province also planning two pilot projects employing new concept in seniors care

Big players muscle out mom-and-pop storage firms

Self-storage a target for big companies, real estate investment trusts

Few foreclosures reflect Metro homeowner tenacity

Most distressed sales believed linked to family issues, not sales and price declines

Is home-alone trend contributing to housing crisis?

The number of Canadians living all alone has more than doubled in a generation and is now the most common and least affordable form of habitation

Foreign-buyer tax playing havoc with B.C. farmland

Levy has driven prices up while stunting sales of farms where the owner lives on the property