BC Housing News |  BCHN.com By:  Alisha Ilaender Bylaws To Watch For When Purchasing a Condo in BC The doctrine of “let the buyer beware” is still the norm in Real Estate transactions in BC today. The duty is on the buyer to determine the state of each property being sold before purchasing. Although this […]

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The City of Vancouver Has Approved The Vacant Home Status Tax Empty Homes Tax aimed at boosting rental rates in our city’s incredibly hot market. All non-principal residences left unoccupied for at least six months of the year will be subject to a 1% tax on the assessed value of the property, as of 2017. The new tax is aimed at […]

New lawn sprinkling regulations come into effect in Metro Vancouver on Sunday as water use ramps up.
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Across North America, city governments and neighbourhood activists are worried that the exploding popularly of Airbnb is hurting neighbourhoods and putting a strain on rental housing stock, as landlords choose the lucrative option of short-term rentals over long-term tenants.

Results from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.'s first-ever rental turnover survey in Metro Vancouver points to a migration of rental demand from the pricier centre to less-expensive suburbs.

Buyers from China comprised about one-third of purchases of Vancouver’s hot housing market in 2015, according to “back of the envelope calculations” by National Bank of Canada. Chinese investors spent about $12.7 billion on real estate in Vancouver in 2015, or 33 percent of its $38.5 billion in total sales, according to a note […]

Burnaby is putting up a forest of high-rise residential towers up to 65 storeys tall over the next 25 years, far outstripping anything Vancouver is contemplating.

Canada’s housing agency, looking for new methods to track foreign ownership in the country’s soaring real estate markets, may tap money laundering police and classify international university students as foreign buyers, according to internal documents.