Category Archives: Housing

Airbnb operator flouts health orders as neighbours cry foul over City of Vancouver’s inaction

By Sean Bennett Residents of a Vancouver residential neighbourhood are expressing their anger and frustration at City of Vancouver’s failure to shut down a popular vacation rental operated through Airbnb and other platforms continues to violate COVID-19 public health orders.

City of Vancouver appoints scofflaw Airbnb host to monitor short-term rental regulations

The City of Vancouver has appointed a scofflaw Airbnb host to the the City’s Short-Term Rental Working Group set up to “monitor the effectiveness and impact” of the City’s short-term rental regulations. The City today published the names of the

Metro Vancouver condo prices edging down in November

Metro Vancouver condo prices are projected to decline in November 2020, a preliminary analysis of housing market data shows. The OpenHousing Home Price Index for condo properties – calculated using the generally-accepted and transparent repeat sales or Case-Shiller method[1]https://faculty.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Brown_2013_House_Price_Index_Methodology_1.pdf –

BC Liberal candidate George Affleck voted against affordable housing, empty homes tax, Airbnb regulations and prioritizing presales for locals

George Affleck, the BC Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Fairview, voted against affordable housing, empty homes tax, Airbnb regulations, and prioritizing presales for local residents, the former Vancouver city councillor’s voting record shows. Affleck, who served as city councillor from 2011 to

Metro Vancouver detached price rally slows down in September

The surprise surge in Metro Vancouver detached housing market is showing signs of a slowdown in September after an epic rally in August from a pandemic low. The OpenHousing House Price Index for detached properties – calculated using the generally-accepted

Chinese Communist Party, satellite families and Vancouver real estate: Court case reveals nexus

Vancouver Law Courts

A recent divorce case offers a glimpse into the nexus between the Chinese Communist Party, satellite families and Vancouver real estate. In the case recently argued at the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver, Bin Bin Tang had applied

Vancouver realtor caught on camera stealing fruits from property for sale

A Vancouver real estate agency is apologizing after one of its agents was caught on camera stealing pears from a tree situated at a property that he was showing his clients. The property owner Jill Chan shared her experience on

Vancouver house sells for 41% below 2018 purchase price

A Vancouver detached house has sold for 41% below its purchase price from two years ago. The seller originally purchased the property at 3629 Fraser Street for $2,760,000 on 2018/07/21. But the property sold for just $1,625,000 on 2020/06/23 –

3 in 4 British Columbians support banning foreign real estate buyers

More than three-in-four British Columbians are in favour of banning most foreign nationals from purchasing real estate in Canada, a new Research Co. poll has found. 78% of British Columbians support having legislation similar to the one currently in place

“Question the motivation of anyone who wants you to believe prices will go up” – CMHC boss slams realtors

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation boss doesn’t mince his words when it comes to hitting back at realtors who’ve been critical of the national housing agency’s dire real estate market forecast. “Some vocal real estate advisors have labelled us “panic-inducing