Real Estate

Oct 9, 2008
SFU Affordable Housing Project: Hunted House
Frances Bula

The townhouse where Paulo Horta, his wife Nadine Roth and their children, Gabriel and Rafael, live is a small piece of residential paradise. It is set amidst the forested part of Burnaby Mountain; the spires of tall evergreens soar above the roofline on one side of the 60-unit complex, called...

Aug 1, 2008
Inside the box: Zigloo Custom Homes
Susan Hollis

When you break it down, we all live in boxes of one kind or another. They’re typically rectangular, often stacked one upon the other, and, after they’ve had a certain amount of drywall and paint slapped on, we pronounce them...

Jul 1, 2008
The Realty Deal: B.C. Real Estate Market
Peter Mitham

Real estate is booming, so why are so few developers on the Top 100 list of B.C.’s biggest companies? Mainly because revenue, our basis for ranking companies, is one bit of information few developers are willing to disclose.

May 1, 2008
Golf Resort Roundup
Peter Severinson

Nine major developers are using top-grade golf courses to sell top-dollar homes. Bear Mountain Resort Developer: Len Barrie Location: Victoria Golf course: Two 7,000-yard courses designed by Jack Nicklaus Membership cost: $35,000 plus $375 in monthly dues Real estate: 1,112 house lots, 220 townhouses, 1,997 condos Real-estate cost: House lots, $260,000 to $1.7 million; townhouses, $700,000 to $1.6 million; condos, $189,000 to $1.8 million Course opens: The first course opened in 2003; the second opens in 2009...

Mar 1, 2008
Round Table: Industrial Revolution
BCBusiness D.B.

As Vancouver’s unrelenting real-estate story continues to hog headlines, now is a good time to step back, take a breath and ask a few big questions. How exactly did we get into this prolonged hot market? Where is it taking us? What are the consequences for B.C.’s economy? With the...

Feb 26, 2008
Neighbourhood Watch: Vancouver Real Estate's Affordable Housing
Peter Mitham

Six greater Vancouver areas – Mission, Surrey, Burnaby/New Westminster, Southeast Vancouver, Hastings Street and Squamish – still have deals on offer for the savvy buyer willing to look beyond the central city real estate market.

Feb 26, 2008
Vancouver Home Buyers Starter Kit

These are heady times in Vancouver real estate, and if you're drunk on the fumes of speculation and rampant possibility it may be time for caution. To assist, we've soberly compiled a list of resources and opinions for your consideration, that you might hear the clang and the clamour, see...

Dec 7, 2007
VEDC: The Bedroom Community Invades
Tony Wanless

According to a recent report from the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, Vancouver is in danger of becoming a “bedroom community” to the suburbs, which is ironic when you think that the suburbs were called bedroom communities for Vancouver for so long.

Dec 1, 2007
Online Press 2.0
David Jordan

Concerned about the lack of diversity under increasingly concentrated media ownership, he started his own online journal, the Tyee ( Having watched friends in the Bay Area burn through tens of millions of dollars launching during the first wave...

Sep 16, 2007
Real Estate Porn 2.0
Tony Wanless

Some people were highly amused – and many were highly incensed – when I recently compared the real estate industry and its breathless media cheerleaders to the pornography industry. So people get ready, because here it is: Real Estate Pornography 2.0. Tony Wanless

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