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

More first-time buyers bought homes in 2020 than 2018 in B.C.

Buyers who were fresh to the housing market paid a median price that was $100,000 less than that paid by repeat buyers

Time's up for some short-term rentals in B.C., as new housing rules transform scene

'I expect business volumes to really plummet as of January and then, basically, I won’t have a business as of May 1.'

B.C. housing plans could deliver 293,000 new units over next decade, says Eby

Among the details are outlines for 104 transit-oriented development areas in 31 B.C. municipalities.

Investment firm McCredie set to acquire Sutton Group in Metro Vancouver real estate shake-up

Ross McCredie best known for founding Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Downtown Kelowna retail, office space almost fully leased

'There’s so much exciting growth downtown with all the density being added and the new businesses and restaurants.'

Roughly half of first-time buyers likely to use first home savings account: BMO poll

The federal government launched the account in April to provide home buyers with another vehicle to save up for their first home

Why one of B.C.'s biggest cities is scrapping a two-year housing study

Instead of its 'neighbourhood homes' study, staff will work on bringing Saanich’s zoning bylaws in line with the new provincial legislation and keeping the public informed

Richmond activists challenge city council on affordable rental program

Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition will ask city council to create a transparent registry and waitlist for affordable rental units

$70M Granville hotel sale the biggest in Vancouver since 2017

Newly announced sale means the property value of GEC Granville Suites Hotel has increased 79 per cent since 2015

Collapse at Coquitlam construction site possibly caused by poor engineering or sloppy workmanship: expert

The collapse of a temporary shoring wall into the excavation for a new Coquitlam condo complex was captured on video