Real Estate

Jul 16, 2018
The 2018 Top 100: Two of the province's major real estate fixtures aren't what you'd expect
Nick Rockel

Sooner or later, anyone with designs on the U.S. hotel market will get to know a small Vancouver firm called American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP). Last year AHIP was the No. 3 buyer of stateside hotels after U.S. investment giants Starwood Capital Group and Blackstone Group, purchasing $750...

Jul 13, 2018
Due Diligence is Essential as Property Assessments Fluctuate

BCBusiness + Martello Property Services As commercial property valuations climb, small business tenants may face an increased property tax bill that has been passed on by their landlord. They have the option of either relocating or struggling to afford rent in the...

Jul 12, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for a monochrome mansion in East Van
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2458 Yale Street, Vancouver Price: $4,350,000 Listing: R2285200 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 3,755-square-foot house on a 4,135-square-foot lot in Hastings-Sunrise The bling: Tired of city streets? The relentless traffic? The whole being trapped in the daily grind with the great unwashed? Does just being outside make you feel...

Jul 10, 2018
Vancouver's million-dollar home market cools: report
By the Editors

What was once called the “luxury” housing market now more or less represents the minimum one can pay for a detached home in Vancouver. With that in mind, a recent report from the Canadian arm of multinational corporation Sotheby’s sums up...

Jul 5, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $4.7 million for a bountiful acreage in the Kootenays
Fiona Morrow

Address: 619/615 Lakeview Road, Windermere Price: $4,700,000 Listing: 2430211 The skinny: Three separate houses with 6,000 square feet of living space on three-quarters of an acre of lakeshore in the Kootenays The bling: Are you ready to break free and live your unorthodox life? It’s the...

Jun 29, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $7.5 million for California dreamin' in Port Moody
Fiona Morrow

Address: 920 Alderside Road, Port Moody Price: $7,448,000 Listing: R2271964 The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,456-square-foot house on a 3,741-square-foot lot in Port Moody The bling: Wowza! There’s some pretty smart forward-thinking going on here. Yes, we may live in a rainforest right now, but give it...

Jun 25, 2018
Industrial sales activity in Fraser Valley hits record dollar volume: report
By the Editors

Industrial land sales in the Fraser Valley hit record sales of $465 million in 2017, according to a report by Toronto-based commercial real estate firm Avison Young, surpassing the previous high of $396 million in 2015. Although the Fraser Valley only saw...

Jun 21, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $12 million for a Yaletown twisted tower
Fiona Morrow

Address: PH1 - 1480 Howe Street, Vancouver Price: $11,888,900 Listing: R2218124 The skinny: Two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,334-square-foot, penthouse in Yaletown. The bling: And you may find yourself in a beautiful house With a beautiful wife And you may ask yourself, well How did I get here?* You...

Jun 14, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $5 million to be a pioneer or posh on the Eastside
Fiona Morrow

Address: PH2, 289 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $4,998,000 Lisitng: R2275227 The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,951-square-foot penthouse in Mount Pleasant. The bling: Klaxon! Klaxon! Pioneers needed. Yes, that’s right, it’s time for you to put your money where your principles lie and push that luxury...

Jun 13, 2018
What happens if B.C.'s housing bubble bursts
Steve Saretsky

The real estate boom gripping B.C., and the city of Vancouver in particular, has been historic on nearly all fronts. The frenzy to snatch up Vancouver soil kicked off in 2013. Bidding wars for detached homes spread like wildfire, pushing...

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