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Real Estate

Jan 22, 2019
Understanding the Values Behind Commercial Property Assessments

BCBusiness + BC Assessment The increased value of commercial properties has sparked debate in the media about what is the true value of commercial properties in B.C. The truth is market demand for those properties is what really drives prices up or down

Jan 17, 2019
Habitat for Humanity partnership with City of Coquitlam clears hurdle
By the Editors

In what will be the largest project ever undertaken by Habitat for Humanity in British Columbia, 50 homes will be built for families in the city of Coquitlam. Earlier this week, the City of Coquitlam voted unanimously to approve the memorandum of understanding that will allow the non-profit international organization to...

Jan 17, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $7 million to live the high life in a suburb of Victoria
Fiona Morrow

Address: 900 - 847 Dunsmuir Road, Esquimalt Price: $7,000,000 Listing: 401305 The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,164-square-foot penthouse in Esquimalt on Vancouver Island The bling: Dude, you’re paying $7 million to live in an apartment across the harbour from Victoria—how much more “I’ve got a humungous bag of...

Jan 10, 2019
How did Vancouver real estate holdings compare to other investments in 2018?
By the Editors

Home values in Vancouver fell 1.7 percent in 2018, so other investment strategies were better bets than the city’s real estate, according to Toronto-based real estate website Zoocasa. The site, which compared property prices in three major Canadian cities to three other kinds of holdings, found that, on average, Vancouverites would...

Jan 10, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $19 million to go full on First Shaughnessy
Fiona Morrow

Address: 3369 The Crescent, Vancouver Price: $18,980,000 Listing: R2320574 The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 7,409-square-foot house on a 22,653-square-foot lot in Shaughnessy The bling: If there’s a more tony address in Vancouver than The Crescent, we’re not sure what it would be. Massive heritage lots that could...

Jan 8, 2019
Takeaways from the 2019 B.C. property assessments
Nathan Caddell

The 2018 B.C. property assessments made headlines recently, mostly because residential estates in Vancouver fell after years of big gains. Observers attribute much of that change new restrictions on real estate from the NDP government. But throughout the rest of the province, downturns in value weren’t really the story. And...

Jan 4, 2019
Property Watch: Will rising debt and borrowing costs send the province (and the country) into a housing crisis?
Steve Saretsky

Central bankers worried about Canada’s economic health should listen to top U.S. hedge fund manager Ray Dalio. “Typically the worst debt bubbles are not accompanied by high and rising inflation, but by asset price inflation financed by debt growth,” the...

Jan 3, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4.5 million to live an authentic life in East Van
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1925 Adanac Street, Vancouver Price: $4,488,000 Listing: R2327766 The skinny: Three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,646-square-foot house on a 7,886-square-foot lot in Grandview-Woodland The bling: New year, new you. It’s time to reach deep within and scratch around for that kernel of authenticity you’ve been yearning for. Bring...

Dec 20, 2018
The Post Demographic, Instalment 2: What happens after the sharing economy disrupts home ownership?
David Allison

This is an invitation to have a big think about how the new sharing economy will impact the costliest item most people will ever contend with: their home. As baby boomers age and downsize, as new homebuyers enter the market...

Dec 20, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $5 million to live a Hallmark life in Abbotsford
Fiona Morrow

Address: 450 Laxton Street, Abbotsford Price: $5,300,000 Listing: R2317362 The skinny: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,738-square-foot house on 80 acres in Abbotsford The bling: It’s the image of that perfect North American life you’ve been dreaming of. A big house on a big lake, with nothing but happy...

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