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Real Estate

Sep 14, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $7 million for your castle in Dunbar
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4208 Dunkirk Street, Vancouver Price:$7,138,000 MLS: R2203471 The skinny: Five-bedroom, five-bath, 3,974-square-foot house on a corner lot in Dunbar. The bling: Looking for a castle to call your own but not really sold on the whole medievalism thing? We know all that lowering and...

Sep 12, 2017
What You Need to Know About Estate Planning

BCBusiness + McQuarrie Hunter LLP It’s not uncommon for people to try to avoid the perceived expenses associated with retaining lawyers, at least with regards to estate planning; but taking matters into one’s own hands by establishing joint property ownership can ultimately be costly, as...

Sep 12, 2017
How Vancouver property developers cash in on community gardens
Kerry Gold

At the corner of Alma Street and West 10th Avenue in Vancouver, a long-standing vacant lot that was once a gas station has recently become a 24,000-square-foot garden brimming with vegetables, fruit and flowers. Neighbourhood gardeners who make use of its...

Sep 12, 2017
Vancouver suburbs see steady supply of new homes
By BCBusiness

Vancouver builders kept up a brisk pace in August as housing starts stayed above historical averages last month, according to the latest report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. However, much of the activity remains outside the downtown core, with multi-family units...

Sep 5, 2017
Sizzling summer for suburban Vancouver condo market
By BCBusiness

The only thing hotter than the Lower Mainland weather this summer is the condo market, which saw scorching sales totals and price gains last month. Condo sales were strongest in transit-friendly suburbs where condo buyers can purchase a slice of the...

Aug 31, 2017
Coast cools, Interior sizzles as B.C. housing hot spots shift
By BCBusiness

The B.C. Real Estate Association is predicting that some of the province's hottest housing markets will drop from a boil to a simmer this year after last year's record highs, while new hot spots will flare up further inland. In its forecast released...

Aug 14, 2017
Who owns B.C. recreational property?
Melissa Edwards

That’s how many recreational properties changed hands in B.C. in 2016—a 75 per cent surge over the previous year and up almost threefold from 2011. Vacationing Lower Mainlanders may dream of ownership as they snooze on rented lakefront decks this...

Aug 11, 2017
Try before you buy—the next big thing in shopping for a home
By BCBusiness

Most people already research real estate properties online, but technology is set to take over much of the real estate agent’s role, according to a global report from HSBC, Beyond the Bricks: The future of home buying. The survey of more...

Aug 9, 2017
How B.C. developers are building the world
Nick Rockel

Ian Gillespie speaks quietly, and he doesn’t do small talk. As a Neil Young live album jangles on the stereo, the slender Westbank Projects Corp. founder sits in a corner of his roomy downtown Vancouver office, North Shore Mountains at...

Aug 3, 2017
The 10 most expensive homes for sale in B.C.
By BCBusiness

B.C. had a bit of a cool-down in the real estate sector earlier in 2017, but Greater Vancouver remains the most expensive housing market in the country, with prices on the rise again across all residential properties. The West Coast’s appeal still...

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