Real estate

Lagging sales of apartments in February 2020 compares to increases in townhomes and single family homes in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board area. (Realtor.ca)

Real estate market conditions point to a strong spring in Chilliwack and area

Boost in listings coupled with an easier mortgage ‘stress test’ could make for busy season

Lagging sales of apartments in February 2020 compares to increases in townhomes and single family homes in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board area. (Realtor.ca)
Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Ottawa to change stress test rate for insured mortgages next month

Qualifying rate will be borrower’s contract rate or weekly median 5-year fixed insured mortgage rate

Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)                                (Black Press Media files)

Victoria, Abbotsford record biggest jumps in rent prices nationwide: report

Toronto and Vancouver had priciest rentals in Canada

Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)                                (Black Press Media files)
Real estate for sale sign. (The Canadian Press files)

CREA reports home sales up 11.5% compared with a year earlier

Home prices declined slightly in Greater Vancouver and in Prairie cities

Real estate for sale sign. (The Canadian Press files)
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. The Alberta Real Estate Association is providing its members with an emergency response app after a realtor was sexually assaulted at an open house in Calgary last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver-area home sales rebound from last year as prices inch downward

2020 began with fewer homes listed for sale than is typical for this time of year

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. The Alberta Real Estate Association is providing its members with an emergency response app after a realtor was sexually assaulted at an open house in Calgary last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
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REAL ESATE: B.C. markets to feel global discord in 2020

Real estate columnist Freddy Marks delivers market insight following a trip to Europe

  • Feb 2, 2020
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Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

The best of both worlds in hotel condo

  • Dec 11, 2019
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit
Real estate partners are a sister act

Real estate partners are a sister act

Tamara and Shannon Stone share personal and professional bonds

  • Sep 13, 2019
Real estate partners are a sister act
Claire Flewelling-Wyatt balances an active outdoor lifestyle with her property management career

Claire Flewelling-Wyatt balances an active outdoor lifestyle with her property management career

Running companions include her Australian Shepherd dogs

  • Aug 9, 2019
Claire Flewelling-Wyatt balances an active outdoor lifestyle with her property management career
Demolition and reconstruction work is underway at the former Murrayville Elementary, where the heritage school will be transformed into condos and townhomes built on the remainder of the site. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Number of homes for sale in Langley swells as prices decline

The slow market continued into May, though single family home sales stabilized somewhat

Demolition and reconstruction work is underway at the former Murrayville Elementary, where the heritage school will be transformed into condos and townhomes built on the remainder of the site. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Sooke-tacular home for Winnipeg couple

Sooke-tacular home for Winnipeg couple

Post modern industrial architecture meets nature

  • May 31, 2019
Sooke-tacular home for Winnipeg couple
Realtor Jane Hoffman known for her luxurious lakeside listings

Realtor Jane Hoffman known for her luxurious lakeside listings

Sixteen hours days are still the norm even after 35 years in the real estate business

  • May 29, 2019
Realtor Jane Hoffman known for her luxurious lakeside listings
Innovative infill development for Sidney

Innovative infill development for Sidney

Aryze Develoments takes inspiration from Japanese architecture efficiency

  • Apr 26, 2019
Innovative infill development for Sidney
(Charleston’s TheDigitel/Flickr)

Vacancies remain low as rents rise in B.C.

B.C. has second lowest provincial vacancy rate in Canada

(Charleston’s TheDigitel/Flickr)
(Black Press Media files)

Rate hike could ‘compound’ slowdown of B.C real housing market: realtor

Rate increase will likely mean buyers take a more cautious approach

(Black Press Media files)
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

A peaceful sanctuary in South Oak Bay

  • Sep 14, 2018
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer
Inspired Style with Kate Gray

Inspired Style with Kate Gray

Victoria real estate agent talks fashion, beauty tips, art and life

  • Sep 10, 2018
Inspired Style with Kate Gray
European Elegance in Cordova Bay Home

European Elegance in Cordova Bay Home

Dream house offers ocean views

  • Aug 29, 2018
European Elegance in Cordova Bay Home
Matt Pettinger - from the NHL to Real Estate

Matt Pettinger – from the NHL to Real Estate

Former NHLer applies lessons learned to the commercial real estate business

  • Aug 24, 2018
Matt Pettinger - from the NHL to Real Estate
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her first budget, February 2017. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press/pool)

James continues to defend housing speculation tax

Removed from vacation homes, it still targets mostly B.C. homeowners

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her first budget, February 2017. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press/pool)