Real Estate

Sep 20, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $13 million to have it easy going green in Shaughnessy
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1098 Wolfe Avenue, Vancouver Price: $12,980,000 Listing: R2307754 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,766-square-foot house on a 17,991-square-foot lot in Shaughnessy The bling: It’s time you had it all. It really is. Living in the city can be such a drag—all those people getting in your way, parking...

Sep 18, 2018
Housing dominates first Vancouver mayoral debate
Nathan Caddell

As expected, housing loomed large in the first Vancouver mayoral debate before the province’s municipalities go to the ballot box on October 20. Eight candidates took the stage at the SFU Harbour Centre's Fletcher Theatre in an event hosted by several Glacier Media...

Sep 13, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $5 million to be very Versace in Richmond
Fiona Morrow

Address: 3491 Barmond Avenue, Richmond Price: $4,880,000 Listing: R2293726 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 3,518-square-foot house on a 7,921-square-foot lot in Richmond The bling: Being excessively wealthy is not without challenges, we know. It’s easy to be envied by your employees (business and domestic) and...

Sep 12, 2018
Top 5 most and least affordable places to purchase homes in Metro Vancouver: report
By the Editors

A new study from Canadian real estate firm Zoocasa has found that there isn’t a single market across Metro Vancouver where a household earning the median income can afford homes for sale. The report used benchmark detached houses and apartment prices, as well as Statistics Canada data, to identify a massive gap between...

Sep 10, 2018
Park George Caps Development of Surrey's Tech Hub
BCBusiness staff

BCBusiness + Concord Pacific Concord Pacific is excited not only by the fact that the two-tower Park George is the final phase of its master planned Park Place community, but also because this residential development is located in Surrey City Centre...

Sep 6, 2018
$29 million to let the Great Bear Rainforest save the world
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1 Fawn Bluff Cove, Bute Inlet Price: $28,800,000 Listing:R2210154 The skinny: Four-building, 11-bedroom, 13-bathroom, 12,955-square-foot fishing lodge on 340 acres on Bute Inlet The bling: Here’s a nice luxury solution to an ever-growing problem otherwise known as the destabilization of the free world. Yes, we’d like...

Sep 4, 2018
Property Watch: New mortgage rules are making their mark on B.C. home buyers and sellers
Steve Saretsky

Housing markets are highly correlated with mortgage debt. If such debt is increasing, you can expect house prices to rise, and if it’s decreasing, look for them to fall. This trend has been well documented by Steve Keen, an economics...

Aug 30, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $5 million for a wannabe castle in Langley
Fiona Morrow

Address: 26122 82 Avenue, Langley Price: $5,250,000 Listing: R2240045 The skinny: Five-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 6,777-square-foot house on a 10-acre estate in Langley The bling: If money really does talk, then boy oh boy, it’s screaming at the top of its lungs over in Langley. That’s right: no matter that this...

Aug 23, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $16.5 million for an over-the-top spaceship in West Van
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4580 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Price: $16,580,000 Listing: R2281521 The skinny: Five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 6,220-square-foot house on a 14,381-square-foot lot in West Van The bling: Oh my eyes! What a load of old shiny: you could eat yer dinner off any surface in this place, mate.

Aug 15, 2018
The most affordable places to buy property in B.C.
By the Editors

Home affordability depends not only on price but on the buyer’s income—personal finance experts recommend a price-to-income ratio no higher than 3. By that measure, nowhere in B.C. is truly affordable, according to a new ranking of 20 major B.C. cities from Canadian real estate website and brokerage Zoocasa.com. But some...

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