Frank O'Brien

China buyers back hunting for Vancouver homes

Searches through up 130% from the second quarter

Housing downturn will last another four years, analyst says

Eitel Insights predicts that Vancouver’s current housing slump won’t bottom until 2020

Landlord investors face bidding wars in Kitimat

Residential real estate investors hoping to make a quick buck in Kitimat are running into veteran property owners who are jacking up prices as the largest private investment in Canadian history...

Small First Nation steps up with industrial land

PoCo reserve parcel of 110 acres could help loosen Metro Vancouver land squeeze

OMERS cashes in and builds as Vancouver’s office market hits record

Downtown Vancouver’s white-hot office market – where sales soared 91% this year above the five-year average to $3.2 billion in the second quarter – is proving a profitable sector for some retired...

Surrey LRT collides with higher land values

Hope for affordable housing along Surrey’s new light-rail transit (LRT) line route has collided with land banking and speculation that have driven residential land prices up 100% in the past two...

Renovator offers cash reward for hiring tips

Up to $1,000 bounty offered for carpenter, supervisor

Architects step up to build better Indigenous homes

Architects Without Borders a step ahead of Ottawa’s $30m contest to improve housing

B.C. north’s economic pillars threatened

Trans Mountain ruling chills LNG; wildfires scorch timber supply

Could CMHC recruit Canada Revenue Agency to help fight mortgage fraud?

Lenders would have direct access to an applicant’s tax data for the first time in Canada