Frank O'Brien

One-in-four Vancouver houses sold are torn down

Land values beckon bulldozers: lot assemblies signal wholesale housing demolitions

Industrial strata reflects suburban demand

New Burnaby space selling for north of $400 per square foot

Developers urged to use native plants

Use of 'cheap' foreign shrubs and trees is counterproductive, expert says

Dual agency rules will disrupt housing market, real estate agents claim

Realtors concerned about government's definition of what constitutes a conflict of interest

B.C. backs down on fixed-term rental rules

The B.C. Ministry of Housing of Municipal Affairs has backed down on a controversial amendment to the Residential Tenancy Act regarding fixed-term rentals. The amended Act came into effect May 17....

Doubt cast on forecast of cottage price drop

A widely quoted national report claiming British Columbia’s recreational real estate market will see the biggest price slump east of the Atlantic is challenged by local realtors and the latest sales...

Foreign-investor impact unknown, admits CMHC

"Anyone ... claiming it is a big deal or not a big deal, is stating an opinion [because] we do not currently have the data to answer that question," analyst says

Economic impact of the office sector

Office properties have an $850 million impact on the B.C. economy annually, including generating more than 10,000 jobs

Charging stations latest cost for new condo buyers

Mandatory EV plug-ins latest in myriad of costs borne by Vancouver new condo buyers

Contaminated-site developments hit 20,000-page speed bump

Update to provincial regulations increases complexity and cost of redevelopments