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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”
All property owners in Speculation and Vacancy Tax regions must complete declaration

All property owners in Speculation and Vacancy Tax regions must complete declaration

Every homeowner in affected areas will get declaration letters between January 18 and February 28, and must apply for exemption or pay up

Mortgage stress test blamed for 25% drop in B.C. residential sales

Despite significant sales activity slowdown, province's average full-year resale price in 2018 is no lower than 2017
Advertised one-bed rents in B.C. cities see huge increases: report

Advertised one-bed rents in B.C. cities see huge increases: report

Vancouver, Burnaby and Victoria's advertised rental prices for one-bed units soar way above inflation, says PadMapper
Property assessments are inaccurate more often than you might think, says author

Property assessments are inaccurate more often than you might think, says author

As many as 20 per cent of all residential property owners in the province should be appealing their property assessments, says the man who has literally written the book on the assessment appeals process.
Property values rising in northern B.C.

Property values rising in northern B.C.

Home values are going up in northern B.C., and they are going up inside the City of Prince George.
Provincial leaders hear conflicting advice on strata rentals

Provincial leaders hear conflicting advice on strata rentals

Rental task force recommends allowing all strata condo units to be rented, while industry group argues this would fuel speculation