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City of Vancouver says fewer homes declared vacant since tax imposed

City of Vancouver says fewer homes declared vacant since tax imposed

Number of vacant properties decreased by 15 per cent between 2017 and 2018; 53 per cent back on rental market
How much have Metro Vancouver homes dropped in value? (INFOGRAPHICS)

How much have Metro Vancouver homes dropped in value? (INFOGRAPHICS)

Visual representations of dollar values by which benchmark detached home and condo prices have fallen in a year
How much have Metro Vancouver homes dropped in value? (INFOGRAPHICS)

How much have Metro Vancouver homes dropped in value? (INFOGRAPHICS)

Visual representations of dollar values by which benchmark detached home and condo prices have fallen in a year
Opinion: Mass speculation tax mail-out conjures up apparition of affordability

Opinion: Mass speculation tax mail-out conjures up apparition of affordability

“NDP claims about the impact of taxes on providing an affordable price point is the mirage it has created in the desert for buyers”
Opinion: Getting schooled over high-end home tax

Opinion: Getting schooled over high-end home tax

Provincial "school tax" will affect West Vancouver more than any other district, so a fair share of revenues should be used to fund local affordable housing
Letter: Speculation tax an unfair penalization of those who invested wisely

Letter: Speculation tax an unfair penalization of those who invested wisely

Dear Editor: Your editorial on the speculation tax [see "Related"] ignored the built-in inequities of the legislation. Here are two examples from a list of many: A person lives in Victoria but works in Vancouver three days a week.

Metro Vancouver office market ‘becoming a victim of its own success’

Record-low availability is leading to a starved but pricey market, according to a new report by Avison Young
Q&A: Pitfalls to avoid in buying a fixer-upper home

Q&A: Pitfalls to avoid in buying a fixer-upper home

A fixer-upper is a great way to afford a home in a good location, but you must understand the risks first, advise stars of HGTV Canada’s Worst to First

Metro Vancouver firmly a buyer’s market as inventory jumps, prices slide

Ladner and Tsawwassen house values decline, but South Delta condos see region's biggest annual price increases
Housing crisis: choral director lays out her home plea in half-page newspaper ad

Housing crisis: choral director lays out her home plea in half-page newspaper ad

"So what. I’ll give them all my telephone number and my email and tell them what colour my underwear are," says Nicole with a laugh.