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

High-stakes Burnaby bowling-alley deal unenforceable, ‘tainted by illegality’: judge

Real estate agent for both parties withheld information from owner about rezoning potential of property now worth $86 million.

Richmond council rejects further push for empty-homes tax

Richmond city council is not pushing for an extra empty-homes tax, but they are going to ask the province to return the tax it collects on vacant homes to municipalities. Coun. Kelly Greene brought...

Two-tower residential project heads to Development Permit Board

The project is seeking to become the first residential Passive House highrise in Vancouver

One in five proposed Vancouver housing units has been shelved: report

New home sales fell 7% last year, on top of a 31% decline in 2017, causing developers to abandon projects

Full and fuller: hotels, office space face record-low vacancies

Full house The first long weekend of cottage season in much of Canada has just passed, even though the North Shore backcountry remains hazardous. It may be summer in the city, but it’s still winter...

Two-bedroom apartments in Vancouver have highest rent in the country: report

While it might not come as a surprise that rents are high in Vancouver, the average cost of  a two-bedroom apartment just might. has released its National Rent Rankings report for May...

Ladner Village redevelopment gets another extension

It’s going to take a while longer before the old Billie’s Barbershop building in Ladner Village is replaced with a multi-storey structure. Delta council recently granted another six-month extension...

Nearly $90b in equity wiped off Lower Mainland home values in past year (with infographic)

Report reveals average amount lost per household in individual municipalities, and percentage of equity lost

Big players muscle out mom-and-pop storage firms

Self-storage a target for big companies, real estate investment trusts

BC Tree Fruits sets course for packing-house consolidation

Core business BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has purchased 85 acres near Kelowna International Airport for a new packing plant and cider facility as part of the ongoing consolidation of its real estate...