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

Declines in immigration, rent upending Vancouver housing amid COVID-19: RBC

Economist warns of risks facing housing market, especially in regions the economy is ‘shakiest’

Vancouver posts Canada’s lowest commercial property tax rate

City has the highest residential taxes in the country, but has slashed rates on commercial real estate for five consecutive years

B.C. construction workers miss job recovery

B.C. led the west in September job creation, but construction employment fell and is down 17 per cent from pre-pandemic levels

Hudson's Bay announces new division to capitalize on real estate values

The plan, which involves converting some of the company’s real estate into mixed-use developments, must deal with wide Canadian price variations: Vancouver downtown site is valued north of $670m;...

Suburbs besting Vancouver’s downtown office pace

While vacancy rates spike in the core, Metro Vancouver’s suburban office sector has seen a mild decrease, and absorption levels remain positive

Average net architectural fees fall in B.C. after 2018 high

Number of architects at the province’s top firms has dropped to lowest level since 2013

Vancouver rents fall as immigration goes negative

Immigration to B.C. falls 111 per cent and some see link to drop in rental rates, yet multi-family sales stay strong

Coastal towns hold B.C. lead in home price increase

Northern Sunshine Coast community posts a near 200 per cent increase in dollar volume, 152 per cent sales rise to lead B.C. housing market

Vancouver's downtown gateway readies for 55-storey tower

Newly approved tower shows architectural distinctiveness while aiming to fit in with surroundings

City proposal would chop mixed-use property values

Bylaw could reduce some real estate values by up to 30%, according to city documents