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Gig-economy trend leaves workers struggling to qualify for mortgages

Those making a living from contract or part-time work get cold shoulder from big lenders — but there are solutions, say mortgage experts
November home sales soar 55.3% in Metro Vancouver, prices rebound

November home sales soar 55.3% in Metro Vancouver, prices rebound

Jump in activity takes Metro market back to “historically typical levels” while Fraser Valley also sees “unexpected demand”
Tommy Chong's West Van crash pad for sale for $7M

Tommy Chong's West Van crash pad for sale for $7M

If you’re looking for a crash pad at the “high” end of the market, you could do worse than Tommy Chong’s home in West Vancouver, which just went on the market for a mellow $7 million. That’s a lot of Acapulco gold.
Here is how much more you’ll pay per floor in Metro Vancouver buildings

Here is how much more you’ll pay per floor in Metro Vancouver buildings

How much more would you be willing to pay to live on the 50th floor of a building? Roomvu, a Vancouver-based real estate marketing and analytics firm, has calculated the average price per square foot for each floor level per neighbourhood and by what
Opinion: Rent-to-own housing solution catching on with developers

Opinion: Rent-to-own housing solution catching on with developers

Concept is well-established in other countries, and is finally gaining traction in B.C., says Urban Development Institute boss
Burbs and boondocks lure Metro Vancouver rental building investors

Burbs and boondocks lure Metro Vancouver rental building investors

Price per door lower outside Metro region, but rents in many places are similar and return on investment is higher
Take a (virtual) walk through Coquitlam's City Centre

Take a (virtual) walk through Coquitlam's City Centre

It is a beautiful fall afternoon and the streets around Lincoln SkyTrain Station are bustling with activity.
Home sales across B.C. to rise 10.9% in 2020: forecast

Home sales across B.C. to rise 10.9% in 2020: forecast

Biggest recovery in sales activity will be seen in the hardest-hit areas of Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley, with more modest rises in Victoria, predicts real estate association
Metro Vancouver home sales jump 45.4% to well above 10-year average

Metro Vancouver home sales jump 45.4% to well above 10-year average

October’s rush of buyer activity and drop in new listings means the region’s market is creeping back towards favouring sellers

Metro Vancouver's 'largest masterplanned community' to cover 74 acres

Township of Langley development intended as "intergenerational community" with 2,000 homes including retirement living, plus parks, retail and school