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Canada’s best and worst cities to buy home on single income (INFOGRAPHIC)

Canada’s best and worst cities to buy home on single income (INFOGRAPHIC)

Canada is a hugely diverse country – and so are its real estate markets. The Lower Mainland and Greater Toronto are notoriously expensive, while some areas are still extremely affordable – even if you’re on a single-person income.
Check out this ultra-modern Hollywood-style house for $10.8M (PHOTOS)

Check out this ultra-modern Hollywood-style house for $10.8M (PHOTOS)

Despite it being completed back in 2006, one of the most bleeding-edge contemporary homes on the market right now has to be this five-bedroom house in West Vancouver’s Altamont, which looks like it belongs in the Hollywood Hills.
Speculation tax ‘should be eliminated’ in current form, says Nanaimo

Speculation tax ‘should be eliminated’ in current form, says Nanaimo

Both West Kelowna and now the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) have asked the B.C. government not to impose the new speculation tax in their regions, with the latter saying that “in its current form, [the tax] should be eliminated.
B.C. government announces tipline to report real estate misconduct

B.C. government announces tipline to report real estate misconduct

There is now a way for the public to report shady real estate deals. The Real Estate Council of British Columbia announced the launch Thursday of an anonymous tipline “to enhance consume protection in British Columbia’s real estate market.
Prince George bests Vancouver on burden of owning a house

Prince George bests Vancouver on burden of owning a house

The burden of owning a single-family house in Prince George continues to remain well below the level seen in Vancouver and area, according to an annual report released this week by the B.C. Northern Real Estate Board.
Home sales across B.C. hit by strict new mortgage rules

Home sales across B.C. hit by strict new mortgage rules

Home sales across the province fell on an annual basis in February, due to tough new rules that make qualifying for a mortgage harder, according to a B.C. Real Estate Association report released March 14. A total of 6,206 B.C.

Condo consultation: Have your say on strata governance reforms

If you’re a condo owner – especially those on strata councils – frustrated by current laws over how strata buildings are run, now’s your chance to be heard. The B.C.
’Twas ever thus? Metro Vancouver real estate headlines 30 years ago

’Twas ever thus? Metro Vancouver real estate headlines 30 years ago

It’s easy to think that the problems facing Vancouver’s housing market are relatively new. But if you take a look back at headlines from 20 or 30 years ago, you’ll see a different story.
B.C. home sales forecast to drop 8.6 per cent this year

B.C. home sales forecast to drop 8.6 per cent this year

Just because home sales are slowing and mortgage rates are climbing, you shouldn't expect any home price corrections, according to the latest forecast by the B.C. Real Estate Association (BCREA).
B.C. home owners fight 'speculation' tax with petition

B.C. home owners fight 'speculation' tax with petition

Home owners from within and outside of B.C. are rapidly signing up to a petition that is aims to fight the provincial government’s recently announced speculation tax.