Real Estate

Jan 15, 2020
Shift Happens

BCBusiness + Contemporary Office Interiors We live in an age of complexity, uncertainty and disruption. It affects every aspect of our lives, including how and where we work. People and organizations need to get comfortable with the concept of continuous change. We are now in the new normal. We won’t be...

Jan 7, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5 million for a False Creek condo fit for an athlete
Steve Burgess

Address: 1102 – 181 Athletes Way, Vancouver Price: $4,788,000 Listing: R2414013 The skinny: Two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2137-square-foot sub-penthouse overlooking False Creek The bling: Hello athletes! Welcome to Athletes Way. Before we look at this lovely property today, please let us know: What sort of athlete...

Dec 19, 2019
Property Watch: B.C.’s 2020 real estate forecast is decidedly cloudy
Steve Saretsky

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for the B.C. housing market. Gossip about real estate, often considered British Columbians’ favourite pastime, quieted to a whisper at the start of 2019. Sales volumes reached six-year lows and prices began falling—a...

Dec 19, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4.5 million for a house of doom on the waterfront in West Vancouver
Steve Burgess

Address: 6177 Nelson Avenue, West Vancouver Price: $4,490,000 Listing: R2356395 The skinny: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,926-square-foot house of doom on a 32,668-square-foot waterfront lot in West Vancouver The bling: It's nice to be admired. Though maybe not so much if you’re a turkey and Christmas...

Nov 28, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $7 million for Tommy Chong's joint in West Vancouver
Steve Burgess

Address: 4488 Ross Crescent, West Vancouver Price: $6,999,000 Listing: R2420024 The skinny: Tommy Chong's four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,022-square-foot home in West Vancouver The bling: Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong fame is selling his place. It's quite a joint: $7,000,000 gets you four bedrooms, five bathrooms and as many bong rooms as you want. No need...

Nov 26, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: November 17 to 23
By the Editors

It’s not unusual for sales activity and prices to drop as we draw closer to the holiday season. This makes it a perfect time for buyers who are eager to find a deal. The most expensive home to sell last...

Nov 21, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for a Built Green White House in North Vancouver
Steve Burgess

Address: 698 Westhyde Place, North Vancouver Price: $4,288,000 Listing: R2399325 The skinny: Six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 5,446-square-foot neoclassical palace on a 9,690-square-foot lot in North Vancouver The bling: This six-bedroom palace has been certified by Built Green Canada. But it isn't green. It's white. Really, really...

Nov 20, 2019
13 ways of looking at Ian Gillespie
Nick Rockel

At Oakridge Centre in south-central Vancouver, the slow-moving lineup snakes down the hall. People keep gathering indoors on this mild Saturday afternoon in late September to catch Unwritten, local developer Westbank Corp.’s showcase for its coming transformation of a brown-brick...

Nov 19, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: November 10 to 16
By the Editors

Burnaby took the top spot for the most expensive property sold in B.C. last week, according to data analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo Realty on behalf of BCBusiness. A single-family home in Buckingham Heights went for almost 92 percent of the...

Nov 15, 2019
Property Watch: An oversupply of condos is not a good sign
Steve Saretsky

To put it mildly, the B.C. real estate sector has had a difficult 2019. As of the end of August, home sales sat well below last year’s levels, down 16 percent. While there have been encouraging signs in recent months that activity is picking up, the market and those who make their...

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