Real Estate

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Risk avoidance drives disruption in construction practices

Sum of the parts Disruption was in the spotlight at two recent Urban Development Institute (UDI) seminars, which highlighted how builders are trying to avoid disruptive construction programs with...

Mortgage stress test changes suspended indefinitely: OSFI

Following emergency Bank of Canada interest rate cut, financial regulator puts easing of mortgage stress test on ice

Emergency BOC rate cut will add fuel to housing sales

Some home owners will be paying mortgage rates as low as 1.95%; mortgage stress test nearly nullified

Value of B.C. home sales in February jumps 41% year over year

Province's average home sale price last month was 12 per cent higher than a year ago, on sales that were up 26.3 per cent

Canadian reverse mortgage debt tops $4b for first time

Reverse mortgage debt increased 13 per cent over one year, as more seniors choose to stay in their homes

B.C. brokers scramble to assemble strata insurance coverage

Collaborative approach A year ago, this column flagged the dramatic rise in premiums for condominium insurance for both strata corporations and homeowners as the insurance companies that write the...

Can B.C. fix its condo insurance crisis?

Tough insurance market conditions driving premiums through the roof

More Metro Vancouver retail space is going dark

New data shows 73,000 square feet shoved back on market or changed to other uses

Camera surveillance spurs complaints from condo dwellers

Privacy commissioner releases strata privacy rights podcast