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Vancouver Sun - Business / Real Estate

Home sales hit record 5,000 in March in Vancouver area
For the first time in the Vancouver area, more than 5,000 homes have sold in a single month. A total of 5,173 residential properties were sold in the region in March, marking a 27.4-per-cent increase over March 2015 and a 24-per-cent increase over February 2016, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. “March […]
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CMHC tracks apartment turnover in Vancouver's hot rental markets
Results from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.'s first-ever rental turnover survey in Metro Vancouver points to a migration of rental demand from the pricier centre to less-expensive suburbs.
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Barbara Yaffe: Seniors ready to retire still facing large personal debts
Vancouver-area seniors tend to be viewed as equity-rich fat cats with paid-off homes to finance their post-employment years. As the myth goes, these folks sell their West Side homes for millions, then relocate to stylish condos or retreats in Sechelt or Qualicum Beach while having enough left over to dole out downpayments on housing for their children.
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English Tudor heritage home from 1922 could face wrecking ball in Vancouver
Vancouver's heritage homes seem to be disappearing as rapidly as the original forest they replaced.
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Airbnb's popularity has cities around the world on edge
Across North America, city governments and neighbourhood activists are worried that the exploding popularly of Airbnb is hurting neighbourhoods and putting a strain on rental housing stock, as landlords choose the lucrative option of short-term rentals over long-term tenants.
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Chinese investors buy one-third of Vancouver homes: National Bank estimate
Buyers from China comprised about one-third of purchases of Vancouver’s hot housing market in 2015, according to “back of the envelope calculations” by National Bank of Canada. Chinese investors spent about $12.7 billion on real estate in Vancouver in 2015, or 33 percent of its $38.5 billion in total sales, according to a note […]
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Federal government restarts housing programs with $2.3 billion
The federal Liberal government has jumped back into funding affordable housing initiatives, including programs to spur rental housing construction and bolster rent supplements.
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Pete McMartin: The other side of the housing coin
Unless a buyer put a gun to your head and forced you to sell at a lavish profit, you don’t get to complain about it because if you see it as a problem, you are part of that problem, says Vancouver Sun columnist Pete McMartin.
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Vancouver architects' love of craft in construction helps couple win top award
Vancouver architects David and Susan Scott have woven their individual practices into one entity so successfully that judges on the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's selection panel couldn't pick one over the other to bestow its 2016 Young Architect Award upon.
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Burnaby outpaces Vancouver in tower development
Burnaby is putting up a forest of high-rise residential towers up to 65 storeys tall over the next 25 years, far outstripping anything Vancouver is contemplating.
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The Province - Homes

Highrise from Onni a first for Port Coquitlam
New ‘suburbia’ features affordable and sustainable housing close to shops, dining and transit
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Souvenir Style
Bring home only the useful and the beautiful
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Condominiums that will meet LEED homes’ green-building standards
Brentwood Bay on Saanich Inlet priced to reflect recessionary building-expenses
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Raven Woods to grow by 100 households
Five-storey Destiny addition to North Vancouver community a promise of glass-house-in-the-forest residency
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Why a ‘James’ might be in your future
Builders and their brokers put a lot of thought into the names of their buildings
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