Real Estate

BIV's real estate coverage ranges from reporting the latest statistics to providing in-depth analysis of all real estate issues in Vancouver and British Columbia

How the speculation and vacancy tax is catching B.C. residents off guard

The new B.C. speculation and vacancy tax – which for 2018 is based on a tax rate of 0.5% of a home’s assessed value – was designed to target domestic and foreign speculators that own residences in...

Two 14-storey rental buildings proposed for last block of East Hastings in Vancouver

Projects being considered under Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Program

Residential price drop failing to ease Vancouver’s housing crisis

Prices will double Ten consecutive months of declines in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s benchmark home price have brought the figure down 7.5% since last May to $1,011,200. Sales are...

Estate sues City of Vancouver over delays in processing empty-home tax

The estate of a Vancouver man is suing the city over what it considers unreasonable delays in processing an application for an exemption to the city’s empty-home tax.  Charles James Hyland, the...

Greater Vancouver home sales continue to slide: BCREA

Total Greater Vancouver home sales dropped 31.6% year-over-year in March, according to new data from the British Columbia Real Estate Association. A total of 1,745 units changed hands in the month,...

Another million square feet of Ladner greenhouse space going to pot

The new land is adjacent to Pure Sunfarms’ existing 1.1-million-square-foot cannabis grow operation called Delta 3

One in 10 West Vancouver homes foreign owned

'Astronaut' families captured in latest federal stats

B.C. real estate sector makes money-laundering recommendations

Victoria, Ottawa urged to revamp legislation, work with real estate industry

Patience, perspective key to surviving real estate slump

And that downturn is more like a temporary standoff, panellists say

High lease prices driving Metro Vancouver’s industrial innovation

Developers hope to stack and pack sites to keep lease, strata costs under control