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

First-time homebuyers stretching to the max: CMHC

The vast majority (85 per cent) of first-time buyers are spending the maximum they can possibly afford on their first home purchase, reveals a Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) survey...

All work and no pay makes contracting a difficult business

$46 billion caught up in delayed payments that take an average of 66 days

Canadian homeowners believe smoking cannabis at home will decrease home value: survey

With the new cannabis laws coming into force, would growing pot at home reduce your property’s value? What about smoking weed at home? Do you think a new cannabis store in the neighbourhood would...

Government-owned infrastructure worth big bucks in B.C.

  Housing longevity Those wondering where municipal tax dollars go will appreciate the fascinating run of data Statistics Canada published last week, just in time for this week’s civic elections in...

B.C. launches speculation and vacancy tax, with new name following criticism

The newly titled "speculation and vacancy tax" will apply to owners of second homes in applicable areas of B.C., as of December 31

Mandarin-speaking strata council settles prior to Human Rights Tribunal hearing

Wellington Court made national headlines after homeowners complained of holding meetings in Mandarin only

B.C. residential forecast still bullish, despite dismal September home sales

BCREA reports that home sales plummeted across province last month, but says activity is levelling off on a seasonal basis and is expected to recover

Landlord investors face bidding wars in Kitimat

Residential real estate investors hoping to make a quick buck in Kitimat are running into veteran property owners who are jacking up prices as the largest private investment in Canadian history...

Developer files application for 54-storey downtown Vancouver tower

What would be city’s fourth-tallest high-rise aims to echo under-construction Vancouver House opposite, to create new “Granville Gateway”

Metro Vancouver land squeeze chokes business growth

Affordable industrial land shortage limits manufacturer’s expansion options