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Real Estate

Jun 12, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: June 2 to 8
By the Editors

Victoria was the real estate hot spot last week. The most expensive home sold in B.C. was in Uplands—and it went for slightly above the asking price of $4.45 million. Thanks to its proximity to the University of Victoria, Uplands...

Jun 7, 2019
Property Watch: How government intervention is affecting the market
Steve Saretsky

It’s been more than a year since the B.C. government introduced a spate of policies aimed at cooling the provincial housing market, among them an increase to the foreign buyer’s tax and a speculation and vacancy tax. These changes, combined with a nationwide mortgage stress test and strict Chinese capital...

Jun 4, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: May 26 to June 1
By the Editors

Both the most- and least-expensive homes sold in B.C. last week were in the Lower Mainland: a single family home in North Vancouver and a condo in Surrey. Realtors have to unpublish online listings once they're sold, but details—address, price, days...

May 29, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: May 19 to 25
By the Editors

Sales data was obtained from B.C. real estate boards by Zolo Realty on behalf of BCBusiness. The type of information from each board may vary. Over six million home shoppers start their search on Zolo.ca each month. Zolo is a...

May 28, 2019
Cutting-edge Coworking Design Forges Quality of Community

BCBusiness + Concord Pacific With the development of the former Expo Lands beginning in 1988, Concord Pacific not only redefined Vancouver’s skyline, it also helped shift the trajectory of urban design on a global scale. Its transit-oriented, master-planned communities that enhance all...

May 23, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $19.4 million for a frat pad at UBC
Fiona Morrow

Address: 5771 Newton Wynd, Vancouver Price: $19,380,000 Listing: R2369003 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 11,501-square-foot house on a 30,000-square-foot lot at UBC The bling: You’re as young as you feel, right? We know you spent your youth working your way up the net worth ladder...

May 23, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Lendesk founder and CEO Alex Conconi
Felicity Stone

It figures that Alex Conconi would take an interest in real estate matters. First, he lives in Vancouver, where property issues are top of mind. And second, providing services to realtors runs in the family. Following in the footsteps of his dad, Robert, Alex became a mortgage broker. In 2011, father...

May 15, 2019
Canada’s hot luxury real estate spots: report
Felicity Stone

Housing prices are rising in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, but it’s a different story in the West: Vancouver and Victoria are now buyer’s markets, and B.C. prices are expected to stabilize, according to the new Canadian Spring Market Report from global luxury real estate firm Engel & Völkers. In March, Metro...

May 10, 2019
Office Space: Mad men rule at Vancouver's Modern Craft agency
Felicity Stone

Digital agency veterans John Ounpuu, Nathan Paziuk and Randy Siu formed Vancouver-based Modern Craft in 2014 to help other firms’ marketing departments navigate a new world of changing technology. The 15-member team recently moved from Gastown to the 17th floor of a ’60s office tower overlooking Coal Harbour. Asked for...

May 7, 2019
Location, location, location: 3 things Canadians look for when buying a house
Juan Rivera

“Close to transit” might just be the best three words a family can hear when searching for a house. Real estate powerhouse Sotheby’s International Canada and market research firm Mustel Group released the results to its Family Home Ownership Trends Report: Neighbourhoods “in Transit,” which sought to investigate location factors that...

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