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

Strata insurance costs creating new crisis, UBCM told

Increasing rates adding to housing affordability pressures

Soaring industrial land prices define a strong sector

Metro Vancouver industrial selling way above assessed value as deals top $100 million a month, but rising subleases may give spec developers pause

Burnaby condo owners ordered to pay developer back $1.3 million

Court ruled that 202 owners are on the hook for shared building costs that had been unpaid since the Burnaby tower opened five years ago

Creditor protection extended for flagship timber tower

Developers of a landmark heavy-timber condo tower in Vancouver have had protection extended as creditors seek $46.7 million

Landlords squeezed as insurance premiums skyrocket

Premiums for B.C. multi-family rental buildings have soared as much as 100%

Fraser Valley home sales increase leads province

August sales were up 56 per cent in the Fraser Valley and 63 per cent in Chilliwack as price increases hit double-digits

Vancouver mayor touts new housing program for middle-income earners

Proposal opens door for property owners to build up to six small homes on one lot

Updated: New regulatory changes to address strata insurance crisis

The province is proceeding with several changes designed to bring greater transparency to the strata condo insurance market

B.C. home sales climb 43% in August

Strong year-over-year sales are expected to continue into fall, according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association

New ‘blank canvas’ concept cuts Vancouver condo price

With only kitchen and bathroom completed, buyers expected to finish rest of the space