Real Estate

Nov 30, 2016
Big Fat Deal: Holiday rental edition
Fiona Morrow

Fancy a change of scenery over the holidays? Who can blame you? It’s tiring staring at the same luxurious walls all the time, we know. It’s a little late to be booking a festive foray, but take heart: there are...

Nov 28, 2016
West Vancouver residents oppose new rental buildings
Felicity Stone

A proposal to build two infill low-rise apartment buildings in West Vancouver is opposed by neighbouring residents, who argue it would obstruct views and create more traffic. A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday...

Nov 24, 2016
$5.5 million for ho-hum in MacKenzie Heights
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2868 West 36th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $5,480,000 MLS: R2113657 The skinny: Six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 4,534-square-foot house on a 7,800-square-foot lot in MacKenzie Heights. The bling: It’s getting crazy out there. You know it; we know it. You’re feeling like it’s time to scale back...

Nov 21, 2016
Meet TAMI: coming to an office near you
Felicity Stone

B.C.’s growing tech industry has influenced office space function and design to such an extent that commercial real estate firm Colliers International has coined an acronym to describe and track the sector: TAMI (Technology, Advertising, Media, Information). In a recent...

Nov 17, 2016
$7.5 million for a place to hunker down in style
Fiona Morrow

Address: 771 Highway 97 South, Peachland Price: $7,499,000 MLS: 163846 The skinny: Six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 10,000-square-foot lakefront house on 20 acres in the Okanagan. The bling: It’s all getting a little much out in the real world, and you don’t like being brought down by...

Nov 17, 2016
Location, lifestyle and a non-stop views makes False Creek a prime location for developments

BCBusiness + Concord Pacific False Creek offers a West Coast lifestyle that sounds idyllic but is 100 per cent true in every aspect! A morning paddle followed by coffee with a mountain view, a five-minute commute to the office, dinner with...

Nov 14, 2016
Canada pays First Nation $49 million for land in Nanaimo
Felicity Stone

The Snueymuxw First Nation has accepted a $49,148,121 land-claim settlement from the federal government. It is compensation for a 32-hectare piece of land taken from the Vancouver Island First Nation in the 1800s in what is now downtown Nanaimo. Ninety-eight...

Nov 10, 2016
Big Fat Deal: $59 million to prove you're the Big Kahuna
Fiona Morrow

No, that isn’t a typo. It’s a $59-million condo. If that doesn’t scream super-rich, global-elite, only-billionaires-need-apply, you might need to re-calibrate your take on reality. Yes, we know we have recently moved into a post-truth, post-decency, trumped-up world, but come on: if you have $59M to spend on a condo, you’ve got to be holding onto a bank account the size of a small country’s GDP.

Nov 9, 2016
B.C.'s crazy real estate—and a cautionary tale from the Netherlands
Timothy Taylor

After years of debate about price escalation and declining affordability in the Vancouver housing market, the province and the city have, at last, stepped in with measures to address the crisis. The province’s targeted 15 per cent property transfer tax...

Nov 8, 2016
Bob Rennie's handover (and golf game)
Jim Sutherland

Bob Rennie is 60 years old and looks several years younger, but that hasn’t prevented the founder of the eponymous real estate marketing company from thinking about retirement. “I have my golf game, you know,” he laughs, referring to his...

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