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

Newcomers to Canada buy one in every five homes: study

Immigrants, workers and refugees are investing in their new Canadian lives and having a significant effect on real estate demand, finds Royal LePage

Vancouver is back on top as development, housing strengthen

Back on top Vancouver is back on top as Canada’s key investment market, according to the 2020 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute. Toronto...

84% of Canadians feel housing affordability negatively affects their lives

Housing is a major source of stress, yet most people also feel homeownership is an important part of life

Cannabis retailers battle regulations, black market

Fewer legal marijana products being sold in British Columbia than anywhere else in Canada

Development plans for former Oakridge Transit Centre site move forward

Rezoning application goes to open house this November

Home sales uptick seen across B.C. in September: BCREA

Residential resale activity “built on momentum from the summer” with transactions up 24 per cent year over year and average prices on the rise

Burnaby charging landlords $570 a year for licence replacing 'stove tax'

Cost to landlords with tenants will remain the same, but homeowners with unrented suites will save money

Tech trends reframing architectural design

Big data, VR are radically changing how buildings are designed

'Iconic' redevelopment planned for West Vancouver’s famous Pink Palace apartments

1960s buildings "nearing the end of their lives" and seismic concerns mean demolition is inevitable, plus more rental units are badly needed

International students have powerful influence on real estate: data

Students from overseas spend $12,000 a year on housing in B.C., one of Canada's most popular educational destinations