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

Strong sales put Greater Vancouver real estate in strong sellers' market

Strong sales helped push prices up 6.8% year-over-year

B.C. plans to extend rent freeze to end of 2021, create barriers to renovictions

Landlords will no longer be able to end tenancies for renovations that are "not substantial."

Vancouver office vacancies forecast to climb: CBRE

New outlook report also suggests COVID could spur future demand for greater square footage per employee

Major projects salvaged B.C. construction in 2020

While residential and commercial construction declined sharply in 2020, major projects increased to nearly $370 billion

Early February numbers show condo buyers back

Vancouver home sales as of mid-February point to a resurgence in condo demand as transactions hit the highest level in four years

Surrey office market tightest in Metro Vancouver

Suburban powerhouse has the lowest vacancy rate and the highest net take-up on office space in Metro Vancouver

Vancouverites lead B.C. recreational land search

Pandemic lockdowns accelerate rural property quest as urban upsides evaporate

Richmond considers incentives to build 'passive houses'

Richmond city council might allow building permit fees to be waived in exchange for energy-efficient homes

Burnaby seeks bids for 'prime' 17-acre industrial site

Minimum bids start at $63 million for site in Big Bend area, and city prefers light-industrial, office development or a film production studio

Biotech real estate crunch looms amid surging demand

Space squeeze forcing smaller life sciences companies to consider moving