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

Megaquake would severely shake tall Lower Mainland buildings: study

10-20 storey buildings from 1980s or earlier in danger of severe damage, collapse

Home insurance claims fall 10% in B.C., saving industry $147m

Home insurance claims in B.C. are on the downward trend for 2020. Data released December 1 from insurance comparison website HelloSafe (Safe Inc.) estimates claims dropping 10.32% this year when...

Veteran landlords selling Vancouver portfolios

Multi-building portfolios with hundreds of rental apartments being released into Metro market

Builders aim to pandemic-proof new homes

Outdoor elevators, touchless doors, zero-recycled air and changes to open floor plans among design reactions to COVID-19

Top commercial real estate brokerages boost head count

Median number of brokers at the largest B.C. companies jumped 32% over the past year

Kitsilano rental project remains controversial one year later

Five-storey building adds five homes, but sees reduction in three-bedroom units

Vancouver’s empty homes tax to double next year to 3%

Kennedy Stewart’s move triggered by CMHC report that shows increase in rental condominiums

Applications open for fed’s new commercial rent relief program

Applications are now being accepted for the revised Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, with claims retroactive to September 27

Concord Pacific doubles down in Surrey's downtown core

Added density prompts questions about school capacity in a district already beleaguered by portables

Mainstreet Equity launching B.C. buying blitz

Aggressive acquisition campaign by major Western Canada landlord targets small-town B.C.