Real Estate

Aug 23, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $16.5 million for an over-the-top spaceship in West Van
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4580 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Price: $16,580,000 Listing: R2281521 The skinny: Five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 6,220-square-foot house on a 14,381-square-foot lot in West Van The bling: Oh my eyes! What a load of old shiny: you could eat yer dinner off any surface in this place, mate.

Aug 15, 2018
The most affordable places to buy property in B.C.
By the Editors

Home affordability depends not only on price but on the buyer’s income—personal finance experts recommend a price-to-income ratio no higher than 3. By that measure, nowhere in B.C. is truly affordable, according to a new ranking of 20 major B.C. cities from Canadian real estate website and brokerage Zoocasa.com. But some...

Aug 9, 2018
Three possible scenarios for Vancouver's housing market
Guy Saddy

THE UPSHOT: In the aftermath of a worldwide trade war or another macroeconomic shock, financial markets dive–and Vancouver’s bloated property prices drop 50 percent or moreWHO'S CALLING IT: Marc Cohodes, the ex–Wall Street trader who recently (and successfully) shorted Canadian...

Aug 2, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $11.5 million for a high-up hothouse in Vancouver's West End
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2501-1020 Harwood Street, Vancouver Price: $11,500,000 Listing: R2274555 The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,623-square-foot penthouse in Vancouver’s West End The bling: Well, for starters, it’s a penthouse. If you’re going to live big and fat and also be in a condo, you absolutely must have a PH...

Aug 1, 2018
B.C. hotel industry's biggest beef is short-term rental operations
Felicity Stone

Travellers love short-term lodging like Airbnb—the U.S.-based company has more than 18,000 hosts in B.C. alone. Members of the hotel industry? Not so much. Ingrid Jarrett, GM and VP business development of the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, explains why. What started...

Jul 26, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $40 million for 20,000 square feet of majestic mayhem in West Van
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1243 Chartwell Place, West Vancouver Price: $39,900,000 Listing: R2285544 The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 20,279 square feet on 2.82 acres in West Vancouver The bling: Rich people do the darndest things sometimes. Take this week’s load of luxury, for example. In 2012, this was sold as an everyday...

Jul 20, 2018
Is B.C.’s building frenzy putting the property market on a boom-bust trajectory?
Steve Saretsky

Is this a case of be careful what you wish for? As a historic housing boom gripped B.C., where the average sale price has doubled since taking a minor dip in 2008, real estate developers preaching the virtues of more...

Jul 19, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $7 million to cast away the wife and kids at a Shuswap Lake cabin
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2403 Rocky Point Road, Blind Bay Price: $6,800,000 Listing: 10163921 The skinny: Two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 864-square-foot cabin on 4.62 acres of forested land on Shuswap Lake The bling: Roll up, roll up! Here’s a blinding bit of bona fide 1950s Canadiana for you. Yes, that’s right, folks: for...

Jul 17, 2018
Green building initiative launches in Vancouver
By the Editors

The October civic election is destined to result in a new-look city council running Vancouver, but it’s still been business as usual for Mayor Gregor Robertson and his team. For example, Robertson will be on hand on Wednesday (July 18) to announce a partnership between the city and ZEBx, the Zero Emissions Building Exchange. By...

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...

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