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Real Estate

Feb 21, 2019
New year, new market: real estate trends for 2019
Juan Rivera

After a roller-coaster market, 2019 is pressing the reset button on housing and starting fresh. That’s the word from Engel & Völkers, the Germany-based international luxury real estate firm, in a list of five trends it expects to shape the Canadian industry this...

Feb 21, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $7.5 million to live a life "beyond luxury" in Port Moody
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1080 Uplands Drive, Anmore Price: $7,498,000 Listing: R2339142 The skinny: Five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 7,629-square-foot house on 0.8 acres in Anmore, B.C. The bling: Nothing says “welcome to the world of the high net worth” better than a bit of artistic licence. For even we at Big Fat...

Feb 8, 2019
Vancouver property prices plunge: report
Juan Rivera

The fast-paced Vancouver real estate market appears to have come to a screeching halt. The seller’s market saw home prices rise rapidly, leaving first-time homebuyers pulling their hair in many instances. The latest report by Toronto-based Zoocasa, however, suggests the detached market is beginning to plunge in all but one area. Some...

Feb 7, 2019
B.C.’s prosperity poses challenges for real estate developers
Juan Rivera

The game of supply and demand is alive and well in B.C.’s real estate market. While Vancouverites search for housing, don’t expect 2019 to provide much good news on that front. In its latest market intel report, real estate services...

Feb 7, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $5.4 million for your granny’s house in Point Grey
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4566 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $5,398,000 Listing: R2338236 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 4,490-square-foot house on an 8,082-square-foot lot in Point Grey The bling: It’s all getting too much, out there. The Russians are hacking your Facebook, and your iPhone is listening to every word...

Feb 5, 2019
Property Watch: Is the B.C. housing market on the ropes?
Steve Saretsky

As expected, the B.C. government forged ahead with its speculation and vacancy tax, which took effect on January 1. This politically controversial yet publicly supported levy will penalize foreigners who don’t pay income taxes and leave a home empty for...

Jan 31, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $6 million to live a secret life in South Granville
Fiona Morrow

Address: 6858 Wiltshire Street, Vancouver Price: $5,980,000 Listing: R2335653 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,143-square-foot house on a 9,497-square-foot lot in South Granville The bling: You’ve been looking for something nondescript, a little ugly even. The kind of house that doesn’t invite a second look, that quells...

Jan 30, 2019
Industrial vacancy rate hits another historic low in Vancouver
By the Editors

You could see this coming. During the last quarter of 2018, the City of Vancouver’s industrial vacancy rate dropped again, from 1.7 to 1.4 percent, according to a new report from Los Angeles–based real estate services firm CBRE Group. The study, Vancouver Industrial Market Statistics, Trends and Projections, points out that industrial has never...

Jan 29, 2019
Everything You Need at Park George

BCBusiness + Concord Pacific Park George Phase II marks the final opportunity for buyers to invest in and be part of Concord Pacific’s exciting Park Place master planned community — situated in the middle of one of the most significant technology and...

Jan 24, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $5 million to make every day a holiday in Abbotsford
Fiona Morrow

Address: 2288 King Road, Abbotsford Price: $4,888,000 Listing: 401305 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, 14-bathroom, 14,906-square-foot house on 12 acres in Abbotsford The bling: The world can feel like a very depressing place, we know. So much misery and hate—honestly, it’s incredible how maligned the wealthy among us can...

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