Real Estate

Feb 27, 2020
First Movers: How Indigenous people in B.C. exercise their economic and political power will have massive implications
Steven Threndyle

Editor’s note: This story, the cover feature from our February issue, explores how Indigenous people in B.C. are finding their way to prosperity through economic reconciliation. At the time of publication, writer Steven Threndyle had been following the four-year-long Wet’suwet’en blockade...

Feb 19, 2020
Opinion: Commercial real estate and the climate challenge
Donovan Woollard and David Ramslie

CleanBC, the province’s climate action plan, outlines a range of policies and actions intended to drive down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help bring B.C. closer to its target of reducing carbon pollution 40 percent below 2007 levels by 2030. It’s an ambitious...

Feb 18, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.5 million for a Shuswap Lake hideaway not yet fit for a prince
Steve Burgess

Address: 2403 Rocky Point Road, Blind Bay Price: $5,495,000 Listing: 10163921 The skinny: Two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, located on 4.62 acres on Shuswap Lake The bling: Want to get away from it all? No, seriously. On the run from paparazzi, TV cameras, the Buckingham Palace Guard, your grandmother-in-law? You couldn’t...

Feb 11, 2020
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: February 2 to 8
By the Editors

The first week of February saw brisk activity in B.C. real estate markets, according to data analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo Realty on behalf of BCBusiness. The most expensive property to sell last week was a single-family home in South Okanagan community of...

Feb 5, 2020
Property Watch: B.C. rental construction is on the rise
Steve Saretsky

Buyer beware? In B.C., it’s more like buyer despair. The province’s volatile housing market has led to a drop in prices, but affordability remains a problem. Even with low unemployment and rising wages, owning a home remains out of reach...

Feb 4, 2020
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: January 26 to February 1
By the Editors

After sitting on the market for 111 days, the most expensive property to sell last week was a modern single-family home in Vancouver’s exclusive Point Grey neighbourhood. Built in 2016, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom house sold for 85 percent of the $6.25-million list price...

Jan 21, 2020
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: January 12 to 18
By the Editors

Surprisingly, the highest-priced property to sell last week wasn't a single-family detached home. Although houses are still in demand across B.C., the most expensive was a three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo in the popular Yaletown neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver. The condo, which was built in 1995, stayed on the market for just over a...

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...

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