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Province balks at condo Airbnb tax proposed by Victoria council

Province balks at condo Airbnb tax proposed by Victoria council

The province’s new speculation and vacancy tax declaration could provide a pathway to taxing condos being used as Airbnbs as commercial operations, says Victoria Coun. Geoff Young. But it doesn’t appear the province is prepared to go down that road.
B.C. government not stablizing housing market the right way: BCREA

B.C. government not stablizing housing market the right way: BCREA

Finance minister says housing market is moving in right direction, but real estate industry critics disagree
B.C.’s ‘policy-induced’ housing slowdown gives chill to January's market: BCREA

B.C.’s ‘policy-induced’ housing slowdown gives chill to January's market: BCREA

B.C. Northern board bucks provincial trend as one of only three boards seeing home prices higher than one year previously
What’s the worst Canadian city for a single person to buy a home?

What’s the worst Canadian city for a single person to buy a home?

No Valentine’s Day prizes if you figure it out – but can you guess where Victoria is ranked?
No housing-related ‘brain drain’ from Metro Vancouver, says analyst

No housing-related ‘brain drain’ from Metro Vancouver, says analyst

More young professionals are coming to the region than are leaving it, according to Census data
B.C. Assessment process unfair to homeowners, small business

B.C. Assessment process unfair to homeowners, small business

B.C.'s municipalities are badly served by a "hobbled" system — but there are solutions, says former assessor
Metro Vancouver residential market still ‘highly vulnerable to risks’ even in slowdown

Metro Vancouver residential market still ‘highly vulnerable to risks’ even in slowdown

Despite home prices falling, CMHC’s quarterly report continues to find strong evidence of real estate overvaluation
How much have Metro Vancouver homes dropped in value? (INFOGRAPHICS)

How much have Metro Vancouver homes dropped in value? (INFOGRAPHICS)

Visual representations of dollar values by which benchmark detached home and condo prices have fallen in a year
Metro Vancouver residential price decline will bottom in 2019, then reverse: forecasters

Metro Vancouver residential price decline will bottom in 2019, then reverse: forecasters

Panel of developers predict housing trends for coming year with cautious optimism; one says single-family price correction was “necessary”
Victoria to ask B.C. for authority to levy surtax on empty houses

Victoria to ask B.C. for authority to levy surtax on empty houses

Victoria councillors have endorsed a motion introduced by Coun.