Real Estate

Jan 27, 2023
Big Fat Deal: $10 million to live a Middle America dream in Shaughnessy
Nathan Caddell

Address: 1350 Laurier Avenue Price: $10,000,000 Listing: R2743330 The skinny: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,240 square foot house on 20,000 square feet of land in Shaughnessy The bling: The price has been set: it’s $10 million minimum to buy a house in Shaughnessy. That’s the barrier. How do we know that?

Jan 20, 2023
Big Fat Deal: $11.8 million to live like a Vancouver Bond villain on Arbutus Street
Nathan Caddell

Address: 5038 Arbutus Street, Vancouver Price: $11,880,000 Listing: R2699573 The skinny: Six-bedroom, nine-bathroom, 4,542 square foot house on 5,620 square feet in Vancouver. The bling: Vancouver’s Westside is riddled with secrets, mostly because it’s so sparsely populated that there are large swaths of land (and houses themselves) that...

Jan 12, 2023
Big Fat Deal: $2.2 million for a Fraserhood duplex with a listing that doesn't sit quite right
Nathan Caddell

Address: 3206 Carolina Street Price: $2,198,000 Listing: R2738554 The skinny: Six-bedroom, five-bathroom 2680 square foot duplex on 6039 square feet in Vancouver's Fraserhood The bling: Okay, this place doesn't really fit in with most of our Big Fat Deals. For starters, it's about four times less expensive than our...

Jan 10, 2023
Downtown Vancouver office vacancy rises sharply in final quarter of 2022 but remains lowest in Canada: report
By the Editors

The national office market saved its worst for last in reporting its weakest quarter in the final one of 2022, according to a report from global real estate firm CBRE. After the pandemic initially cratered the market for years, some...

Jan 6, 2023
Delta-based developer Build Smartr is breaking ground to reach new heights
Rushmila Rahman

Growing up watching his dad build houses for a living, Harv Sidhu had higher ambitions—quite literally. “At a very young age, I told my dad, I'm going to build towers, even though my dad was building houses,” he says with...

Jan 6, 2023
Central 1's latest report questions whether the door is open for B.C.'s housing market to bounce back
Rushmila Rahman

Life in B.C. is great—cool mountains, good food and a welcoming, diverse population are attractive enough features to convince anyone that it’s the place to be in Canada. But is it actually possible to live here? Well, for some. But based...

Jan 3, 2023
State-of-the-art Lab 29 is another brick in Low Tide Properties' life sciences wall
Nathan Caddell

Whatever you think of the ‘South Flatz’ nickname, it’s becoming undeniable that the neighbourhood being created around Vancouver’s Great Northern Way is transforming into a go-to destination. And not just for coffee-desperate art students either, despite the presence of Emily Carr...

Dec 6, 2022
B.C.'s long-maligned rental market is slowly becoming viable again—for renters and builders alike
Frances Bula

Jade Buchanan, a young Métis lawyer who moved to Vancouver from Regina five years ago to swim in a bigger, more exciting pool of the legal world, could probably have stretched to buy a home in the city as soon...

Oct 28, 2022
Single-family homes built to rent? How CPI Capital is trying to bring an underused asset class to Canada
Nathan Caddell

Something is happening in Arizona at this very moment that could have direct consequences on Vancouver. No, we’re not talking about the senate race, or the emergence of Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Guenther (who the Coyotes only have because of mismanagement...

Oct 20, 2022
Land Values: How the hotel shortage in Vancouver is coinciding with a boom in tourism
Frances Bula

How important are hotels to a city’s economy? Crucial, I hear from the most unlikely suspects. They help reduce the need for short-term vacation rentals, some provide valuable community meeting spaces, and they’re essential to attract convention and non-convention visitors. How...

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