Joannah Connolly

Housing-related ‘brain drain’ from Metro Vancouver is a myth, says analyst

More young professionals are coming to the region than are leaving it, according to census data

Province expecting $400m hole in property transfer tax revenues

Housing market slowdown has slashed B.C. government’s projected income from purchase taxes, including foreign-buyer tax revenues

Metro Vancouver real estate remains a buyer’s market as inventory jumps, prices slide

Metro Vancouver’s home sellers took the opportunity of the New Year to list their properties, with new listings in the region up 244.6% month over month, and nearly 28% higher than the same month...

Metro Vancouver housing affordability still deteriorating: National Bank

Even though Metro Vancouver’s real estate market has seen a significant slowdown recently, the affordability of both houses and condos has eroded, according to a study by National Bank of...

Feds’ mortgage policies ‘deny homeownership’ to young Canadians: report

Measures such as mortgage stress test are “at cross purposes” with federal promises to support the middle class, asserts Mortgage Professionals of Canada

Vancouver now ranked ‘second-least affordable’ global housing market

The widely reported annual Demographia Housing Affordability Survey has been released –  and despite Vancouver’s real estate market slowdown, the city has moved back up in the rankings of the world’s...

Metro Vancouver home prices to bottom in 2019 and then bounce back: forecast

Home prices in Metro Vancouver may slide further in 2019 but then will recover as demand continues and supply remains constrained, according to a panel of developers at a 2019 forecast...

All property owners in Speculation and Vacancy Tax regions must complete declaration

Every homeowner in affected areas will get declaration letters between January 18 and February 28, and must apply for exemption or pay up

Metro Vancouver new home sales down 19% in 2018, will fall more: report

Consumers increasingly less willing to pay for higher-priced units in new developments, says Altus Group

$4m-plus home sales in Vancouver down by half in 2018: Sotheby’s

Sales of Vancouver homes over $4 million plummeted in 2018 by 49 per cent year over, according to a report by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, released January 9. The luxury real estate...