Tag Archives: vancouver

Twitter account targets flippers speculating on Vancouver’s housing market

By ThinkPol Staff A social media account is targeting flippers speculating on Vancouver’s housing market by reporting them to Canada’s tax agency. Corrupt Gregor[1]https://twitter.com/CorruptGregor has so far reported to the Canada Revenue Agency the owners of five properties, which are

Ottawa vague on helping City of Vancouver curb housing speculation

By Lisa Tanh The Government of Canada is releasing few details about federal measures to help City of Vancouver monitor and curb speculation in the housing market. On Nov. 29, Vancouver City Council approved their planning, urban design and sustainability

Condon: Govt should supply housing for up to 40 percent of Vancouver wage earners

By Patrick Condon, Professor of Urban Design, UBC I am now of the mind that since the real estate market has been effectively globalized, and since the global market for real estate is also distorted by black money seeking a

Woman suing Twelve West over rape and cover up speaks up as nightclub denies incident

By Jennifer Wilson A Kamloops woman who alleges she was raped at Twelve West, a nightclub in Vancouver’s Granville district, has spoken publicly for the first time about her ongoing civil claim against the venue. In an interview with Thinkpol,

Neighbour finds ‘Vancouver special’ turned into commercial Airbnb hotel

By Lisa Tanh An East Vancouver resident has discovered a ‘Vancouver special’ in her neighbourhood that has been turned into a commercial Airbnb hotel. Ulrike Rodrigues, who lives in the Mount Pleasant area, said a nearby Vancouver special “went through

Vancouver to curb “fierce” demand by local and foreign housing speculators

By Lisa Tanh The practice of purchasing property to turn a profit was a main concern for several city councillors during the Housing Vancouver Strategy presentation. Speculative investment, the purchase of property based on anticipated price growth, has the biggest

Vancouverites urge Ottawa to do more for Rohingya refugees

By Lisa Tanh with reports from Danica Walker Vancouverites are calling out to the federal government to do more to help with the Rohingya refugee crisis. Last month, the federal government announced the launch of its Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund,

More than 1 in 3 Yaletown condo sales appear to be flips

By ThinkPol Staff More than a third of all condos currently listed for sale in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood appear to be attempts at flipping by speculators. ThinkPol analyzed all 128 of the currently available MLS listings for condominiums in Yaletown

Airbnb neighbour damages your property? Insurance won’t help

By Lisa Tanh A freehold property owner in Vancouver claims Wawanesa Insurance will not cover damage incurred by neighbouring Airbnb operators. Last week, Shane Richardson, a freehold property owner in Vancouver, renewed his home insurance with Wawanesa Insurance, one of

Vancouver real estate board threatens ThinkPol with lawsuit to protect foreign buyer privacy

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is threatening ThinkPol with legal action after we broke the story about how developer Westbank pre-sold nearly one in four Kensington Garden condos, which were heavily marketed overseas, to flippers. Chris Bennett at the law