Joannah Connolly

Budget 2020: No new relief for renters or homebuyers

Zero new housing measures or changes to housing policy from provincial government, which uses Budget 2020 to reiterate existing 10-year plan

Condo owners face huge bills from massive strata insurance rate hikes

Strata property owners – and those who rent from them – are looking at unprecedented costs, while some strata buildings risk losing their insurance entirely

B.C. residential sales, prices jump year over year: BCREA

Housing market “off to a strong start in 2020” as many regions recover from recent downturn

Metro Vancouver’s office vacancy rate to tighten further to record lows: report

Market is at a “critical juncture” with demand from global technology firms making it increasingly “a victim of its own success,” says Avison Young

Metro Vancouver’s residential real estate prices continue to creep up

Home sales in January 2020 were 42.4 per cent higher than one year previously, reports board, while inventory remains low

Developers paint bleak picture of Metro Vancouver’s future under status quo

Region can embrace global status or become a “museum city,” says industry panel at forecast event

Rental policies, new supply fail to ease vacancy rates or suppress rent hikes

Pent-up demand for rental homes across Metro Vancouver puts overall vacancy at tight 1.1 per cent, with rents up by nearly double rent-control figure

Vancouver’s weak luxury-home sector dragging on overall recovery: Sotheby’s

While $1 million-plus home sales recovered overall in second half of year, $4 million-plus resale transactions declined further, especially among high-end condos

Metro Vancouver home sales skyrocket 88% over last year as prices rise

There were more residential transactions across the region in 2019 than in 2018, and benchmark home price is now above $1 million again

B.C. real estate outlook 2020: a forecast summary

Our round-up of various industry groups’ predictions for B.C.’s housing market next year — and is there a consensus?