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

Surrey’s real estate corporation to be dissolved by McCallum’s coalition

Surrey city council is dissolving its quasi-public real estate corporation, the Surrey City Development Corporation, in favour of in-house transactions, following a secret vote in April that was...

UPDATE: B.C. strata insurance market ‘unhealthy:’ study

Rates up 40% on average, more than doubling in 6% of buildings

Total Greater Vancouver home sales down 42% in May: BCREA

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to dampen home sales across Greater Vancouver and the rest of the province in May, according to BCREA data released June 15. The total dollar value of all home sales...

Pandemic zooms real estate auctions online

Once viewing and walking the land was mandatory for buyers, but land auctions are moving online and the virus crisis has accelerated the trend

Odd alliance delivers affordable homes

A 177-year-old fellowship uses a uniquely Vancouver solution to replace its aging seniors’ home with new affordable housing

Multi-family rental sales soar 900% in Lower Mainland

Land and multi-family lead as commercial real estate transactions surged 37% in Q1 to $2.1 billion

Landlords, tenants conflicted over eviction ban, rent increases

Minister urging both sides to work together through pandemic state

Study shows 18% of retailers missed May rent

Commercial landlords say many tenants not paying rent: options are taking limited government aid or evictions, but not both

Vancouver's most luxurious rental homes in limbo

A unique lease arrangement and a global pandemic have combined to stall take-up for an ultra-luxury apartment building on Vancouver’s English Bay

Strict new mortgage rules kick in July 1

New debt rate policy could cut homebuyer purchasing power by 11 per cent and freeze many first-time buyers out of the market, analysts say