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Real Estate

Apr 4, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $5 million for an exhibitionist’s dream home in Richmond
Fiona Morrow

Address: 9660 Herbert Road, Richmond Price: $5,360,000 Listing: R2331545 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 4,430-square-foot house on a 10,604-square-foot lot in Richmond The bling: You can have anything you want—for a price. We all know it. And if your heart’s desire is to flaunt your fabulousness to...

Apr 3, 2019
Conwest’s Latest Development Is a Game Changer for Mount Pleasant

BCBusiness + Conwest Group of Companies You don't often see preservation bonding with modernizationthe way it should: twinning the past with progress. Conwest Group of Companies is taking on the challenge to adapt a historic residence for new use in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant.

Apr 2, 2019
Property Watch: Will the federal government throw the housing market a lifeline?
Steve Saretsky

Following a barrage of criticism and growing angst within the real estate industry, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) assistant superintendent Carolyn Rogers faced the noise in a recent speech to the Economic Club of Canada. Rogers reminded the...

Mar 26, 2019
Bang for your buck: What a $500,000 home looks like in 15 of Canada's largest cities
Juan Rivera

Vancouverites and Torontonians, get the box of tissues handy. Recently, Point2Homes, a Saskatchewan-based real estate news site, conducted a search to determine what Canadians across the country can get for $500,000 in the residential property market. Looking at some of Canada’s largest cities...

Mar 22, 2019
Matrix: 6 B.C. companies at the forefront of property tech
Nathan Caddell

BASED: Vancouver FOUNDER: Charlsy Dobell LAUNCHED: 2015 EMPLOYEES: 11 THE DL: Collects information from more than 125 property databases and collates them, allowing developers and realtors to see the newest stats in real time and analyze how neighbourhoods and communities are shifting IT’S KINDA LIKE: Google Maps BASED:...

Mar 21, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $16 million to live in the White House West in Langley
Fiona Morrow

Address: 558 - 248th Street, Langley Price: $15,680,000 Listing: R2337721 The skinny: Five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 11,954-square-foot house on 47 acres in Langley The bling: Here is a house of stature, a house built on a grand scale. It’s meant to impress, to make sure no one...

Mar 7, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $5.7 million for a soft furnisher's fluffy dream in Richmond
Fiona Morrow

Address: 7911 Penny Lane, Richmond Price: $5,688,000 Listing: R2327940 The skinny: Four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,186-square-foot house on a 9,800-square-foot lot in Richmond The bling: It’s important, when spending several million dollars on a house that appears so mundane, so let’s face it: pedestrian from the sidewalk to be sure that it transforms on entering into...

Mar 4, 2019
Industrial vacancy rates plummet in Victoria: report
By the Editors

Victoria doesn’t get as much attention as Vancouver for rising rents and low vacancies, but when it comes to industrial space, the provincial capital is experiencing a squeeze of its own. According to a new report from Los Angeles–based real estate services firm CBRE Group, industrial demand in Victoria is far...

Mar 4, 2019
Property Watch: Have governments and other would-be tamers of the real estate market gone too far?
Steve Saretsky

Despite a slowdown across the country, particularly in Metro Vancouver, which recently saw home sales plummet to their lowest annual total since 2000, policy-makers remain intent on depriving the housing market of much-needed oxygen in 2019. At the federal level, a...

Feb 21, 2019
New year, new market: real estate trends for 2019
Juan Rivera

After a roller-coaster market, 2019 is pressing the reset button on housing and starting fresh. That’s the word from Engel & Völkers, the Germany-based international luxury real estate firm, in a list of five trends it expects to shape the Canadian industry this...

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