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

Property assessments are inaccurate more often than you might think, says author

As many as 20 per cent of all residential property owners in the province should be appealing their property assessments, says the man who has literally written the book on the assessment appeals...

Prices fall as Vancouver has worst year for home sales since 2000

The benchmark price for all homes fell 2.7% during the year

Fewer first-time homebuyers in B.C. this year: notaries

Notaries across British Columbia saw “an overall decrease in first-time buyers in most regions of the province” in 2018, according to the Society of Notaries Public of BC. What the province’s...

B.C.’s most expensive home values drop by millions

But the province’s total real estate value is up 7.45% compared with last year, according to BC Assessment

‘Policy-driven’ residential slump could be short and shallow

Regulations and tougher mortgage rules trump economic fundamentals

Rising construction costs, slowing market set stage for 2019

  Reality check By the time you read this, most property owners will know what the BC Assessment Authority thinks their property is worth – or was worth, as of the valuation date of July 1, 2018....

Make less than $211k? Good luck buying a home in Vancouver, says RBC

'No wonder so many buyers fear that their ownership dream is slipping away in those markets.'

B.C.’s average residential sale price will edge up in 2019: Canadian Real Estate Association

  British Columbia is expected to lead a year-over-year decline in home sales in 2019, according to a national real estate forecast released this week, but sales in the province will increase...

Taxes, interest rates made their mark in city market in 2018

  Taxes Vancouverites have railed against property taxes for decades and made no exemption in 2018. With so many levies to choose from, it’s tough to pick just one. The dour joke that B.C. stands...