Vancouver is one of five metropolitan areas in Canada that recorded sharp year-over-year increases in housing starts in August, according to figures released Tuesday by the Conference Board of Canada.
The Fight HST campaign will throw down another gauntlet Monday, as it spells out how the B.C. government can head off an effort to recall MLAs – and which elected representatives it will target if the governing Liberals do not accede to its demands.
Residents of a 21-storey condo in downtown Vancouver hope to find out soon when their homes will be safe again.
Hundreds were evacuated from the building late Friday, but returned a few hours later when smoke from a renovation project was cleared and a specialist in building hygiene issued the all-clear.
To understand the housing market and where it’s headed, it’s a good idea to take a close look at the big banks.
As providers of more than 60% of home loans in Canada they are major players, determining everything from who gets to be a buyer to what people can afford to pay.
Construction employment in the Lower Mainland-Southwest region decreased in August, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s (VRCA) analysis of today’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada.
So much for the housing market being crushed by rising interest rates.
The Bank of Canada cranked up its trendsetting overnight rate for the third time in four months on Wednesday and the impact will be felt by a wide range of borrowers. But home buyers? Not so much.
Your house is for sale for $350,000, and you’re confident it’s well-priced. You get an offer, but it’s for $300,000, and you’re stunned and disappointed by how low it is.
That seller might still end up with an acceptable sale price. The key is being ready.
If you’ve decided to buy a house, you may be wondering where to begin — find a real estate agent? Go to open houses? You’ll have to juggle a number of tasks simultaneously, ranging from the fun to the tedious. The preview below will alert you what’s ahead and link you to other key information.
Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney raised the overnight lending rate a quarter percentage point on Wednesday morning, in line with most analysts’ expectation.
Carney raised the trend-setting rate from 0.75 per cent to an even 1 per cent.
If Music Waste welcomes the start of summer in Vancouver, then the Victory Square Block Party is the ultimate way to say good-bye.