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

Shipping containers to be converted to outdoor mini parks in North Vancouver

The idea is to convert the container into an outside seating area with lighting and a roof that will fit into curbside parking zones

B.C. Housing explains why it paid millions above assessed value for Paul’s Motor Inn in Victoria

B.C. Housing paid about $15 million — several million above the assessed value — when it bought Paul’s Motor Inn to provide shelter and support for people without homes. The provincial agency says...

Mortgage rates 'dirt cheap' as debt, deferrals rise

Five-year fixed-rates as low as 1.9 per cent, but near-free money arrives as mortgage debt and deferrals soar

Pandemic heats up Vancouver rental property market

Downturn in Metro’s short-term rentals is putting more units into play

Metro Vancouver home sales soar in June

Sales up significantly from May, and from June 2019, but remain far below the 10-year average for the month

New condo sales, starts plummet in Metro Vancouver

Only two new condominium projects with 200 units launched in the six weeks ending May 15, down 75 per cent from the same period in 2019

Vancouver's famous 'Hobbit House' for sale for $2.7m (PHOTOS)

One of Vancouver's most eye-catching homes is on the market for a cool $2,698,000. The James Residence, an award-winning example of Arts & Craft architecture, is better known by its nickname:...

Sublease office space spikes in Vancouver

New subleases total more than 500,000 square feet of space and nearly doubled Vancouver’s downtown office vacancy rate to 4%

Vancouver condo rentals ride out pandemic

Vancouver rental agency says only one in 300 missed rent payments, but some owners are trimming rents by 10% to 20%

Prepare for price declines in Vancouver real estate, says CMHC

What happened: New forecast calls for significant declines in housing starts, gradual declines in prices Why it matters: Economic aftershocks of pandemic expected to hit Metro Vancouver for years to...