Wondering how much your neighbour’s house is worth?

For $6 million, you too could live in Burnaby.

Need-to-know news and insight for Thursday, Jan. 8

Name your price
Wondering how much your neighbour’s house is worth? BC Assessment has a tool for that, with numbers from the 2015 assessment roles. And if you feel your assessment is wrong, you have until July 1 to go submit a request for reviewal.

Million-dollar property
If you own a house (single, detached) in Burnaby, Richmond or North Vancouver, chances are your property passed the $1-million mark in 2014. And if you’re looking to sell, more good news: sales of houses priced $1 million or higher increased 25 per cent in Vancouver last year. Looking to buy? Good luck.

The private school effect
If the B.C. public school system is among the best in the world, why are more and more parents opting out? And is a private education really worth it? Some parents say so, even ones who like our public system, which, they say, while good, is too one-size-fits-all. Read more here.