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Real Estate

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...

Dec 20, 2018
Entry Level: A day in the life of real estate wunderkind Matt Dixon
Nathan Caddell

The real estate industry might seem like it hasn’t seen any change for decades, and in some ways that’s probably true. But the trade is starting to embrace new technologies. In the past couple of years, Matt Dixon, development manager...

Dec 14, 2018
Urban Development Institute December Reception 2018
Paul Duchart

More than 800 guests attended the Urban Development Institute December reception at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel on December 6. More than 800 UDI members, public officials and special invited guests roamed the ballroom and networked. The Urban Development Institute is a...

Dec 13, 2018
Big Fat Deal: $12.5 million to end the year awash in South Granville luxury
Fiona Morrow

Address: 6633 Cartier Street, Vancouver Price: $12,500,000 Listing: R2323673 The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 8,092-square-foot house on a 14,835-square-foot lot in South Granville The bling: It’s that time of year when we take stock. We look at what we’ve achieved and what more we could have done.

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