Joannah Connolly

No major residential price drops for Metro Vancouver and B.C. next year: forecasts

Two separate brokerage surveys predict home values will stay virtually flat or decrease only slightly

Homeowners can expect a mixed bag of property values: B.C. Assessment

Detached homes in Metro Vancouver down by up to 10 per cent, while other parts of province rise up to 15 per cent

Whistler condo prices skyrocket as retirees, investors drive demand

Median price is up 26.5 per cent from a year ago, nearly twice the increase of detached home prices

China buyers back hunting for Vancouver homes

Searches through up 130% from the second quarter

BC Green Party agrees to ‘compromise’ with NDP on speculation tax changes

The B.C. Green Party, which has been vocally opposed to the NDP’s speculation tax, has reluctantly agreed to support the legislation after three changes are made, the parties announced October...

First-time homebuyers stretching to the max: CMHC

The vast majority (85 per cent) of first-time buyers are spending the maximum they can possibly afford on their first home purchase, reveals a Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) survey...

Canadian homeowners believe smoking cannabis at home will decrease home value: survey

With the new cannabis laws coming into force, would growing pot at home reduce your property’s value? What about smoking weed at home? Do you think a new cannabis store in the neighbourhood would...

B.C. launches speculation and vacancy tax, with new name following criticism

The newly titled "speculation and vacancy tax" will apply to owners of second homes in applicable areas of B.C., as of December 31

B.C. residential forecast still bullish, despite dismal September home sales

BCREA reports that home sales plummeted across province last month, but says activity is levelling off on a seasonal basis and is expected to recover

Developer files application for 54-storey downtown Vancouver tower

What would be city’s fourth-tallest high-rise aims to echo under-construction Vancouver House opposite, to create new “Granville Gateway”