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

Average B.C. home price has slid nearly 10% in past year: BCREA

Real estate association blames mortgage stress test for “sidelining” buyers, calls for feds to scrap it entirely

Pricing drops fail to defuse Metro housing affordability concerns

Still not affordable The ongoing slide in the benchmark price for a residential property in Metro Vancouver is approaching the point that will make headlines: the million-dollar mark. When the...

Metro Vancouver residential land prices may have already peaked

Nosebleed dirt prices expected to ease as residential downturn, construction costs, politics and financing fears cool land speculation across the region

Non-residents own 4.9% of Metro Vancouver homes, much higher in new condos: CMHC

While there is a common perception that overseas buyers have snapped up much of Metro Vancouver real estate, the number of homes owned purely by non-residents across the region is 4.9%, according to...

Burnaby’s tallest building ‘topped off’ as Brentwood megaproject grows

Steven Cirotto stood at the microphone Friday and talked about growing up in the Heights. The operations manager for the construction company Axiom said he still remembers how special Christmas was...

B.C. real estate not alone as home prices slide across prime global cities

London, Sydney, Hong Kong and more seeing price declines over past year, reports The Economist – a correlation that could herald a global recession

Availability of newly built and presale condos skyrockets in Metro Vancouver: report

Number of concrete condos complete and unsold or available for presale quadruples in a year, finds quarterly report

Province balks at condo Airbnb tax proposed by Victoria

The province’s new speculation and vacancy tax declaration could provide a pathway to taxing condos being used as Airbnbs as commercial operations, says Victoria Coun. Geoff Young. But it doesn’t...

Burnaby should displace homeowners, not renters: analyst

Renter-density data shows why redeveloping Metrotown is a bad idea, according to Jens von Bergmann

Metro’s high-flying industrial real estate faces turbulence

Rising costs, retail slump cloud sector posting Canada’s highest lease rates and sale prices