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Housing affordability a continuing issue: Notaries

Housing affordability a continuing issue: Notaries

A December survey of 193 B.C. Notaries across the province found that most saw the same or decreased level of first-time buyers in 2019 despite a softened market, particularly during the beginning of the year.
BC Assessments show modest overall value declines, steeper in Lower Mainland

BC Assessments show modest overall value declines, steeper in Lower Mainland

Biggest drops in home values are in West Vancouver and UBC, while many parts of B.C. post an increase in home assessments
B.C. real estate outlook 2020: a forecast summary

B.C. real estate outlook 2020: a forecast summary

Our round-up of various industry groups’ predictions for B.C.’s housing market next year — and is there a consensus?
B.C. housing market ‘firming’ as home sales, prices rise

B.C. housing market ‘firming’ as home sales, prices rise

With listings down for seventh straight month, sector edges towards seller’s market territory once more
Upcoming B.C. Assessment values to ‘reflect moderating market’

Upcoming B.C. Assessment values to ‘reflect moderating market’

Residential sector — especially in Lower Mainland — to see lower valuations, but commercial and industrial real estate values hold firm
Richmond condo investors take developer to court

Richmond condo investors take developer to court

Anderson Holdings cancelled pre-sale contracts at a condo under construction on Buswell Street.

Gig-economy trend leaves workers struggling to qualify for mortgages

Those making a living from contract or part-time work get cold shoulder from big lenders — but there are solutions, say mortgage experts
November home sales soar 55.3% in Metro Vancouver, prices rebound

November home sales soar 55.3% in Metro Vancouver, prices rebound

Jump in activity takes Metro market back to “historically typical levels” while Fraser Valley also sees “unexpected demand”
Delta council shoots down high-rise plan

Delta council shoots down high-rise plan

Delta council voted 5-2 this evening to reject the controversial application to build a 35-storey high-rise in North Delta. Mayor George Harvie and Coun.
Tommy Chong's West Van crash pad for sale for $7M

Tommy Chong's West Van crash pad for sale for $7M

If you’re looking for a crash pad at the “high” end of the market, you could do worse than Tommy Chong’s home in West Vancouver, which just went on the market for a mellow $7 million. That’s a lot of Acapulco gold.