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BC government forms Rental Housing Task Force

BC government forms Rental Housing Task Force

Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert will head up a new Rental Housing Task Force. Premier John Horgan made the announcement April 10.
BC-wide coalition launches ‘Scrap the Speculation Tax’ campaign

BC-wide coalition launches ‘Scrap the Speculation Tax’ campaign

It started with a “Stop the Speculation Tax” petition that was launched last month by disgruntled home owners opposing the province's proposed annual tax on underused second homes in areas across B.C.
Top 5 priciest homes for sale in the Lower Mainland

Top 5 priciest homes for sale in the Lower Mainland

Now that a huge North Vancouver estate, listed for a record $36.
Region’s home prices still creeping up despite market jitters

Region’s home prices still creeping up despite market jitters

March is often the hottest month of the year – at least in terms of real estate sales. But compared with March activity of the past few years, last month was a bit of a wet blanket.
'China's Amazon' to start selling Canadian real estate

'China's Amazon' to start selling Canadian real estate

Chinese consumers can now buy Canadian homes online through a deal inked with Juwai.com, China’s largest real estate website selling international properties, and JD.com, which is China’s largest retailer, both online and offline.

BC home buyer confidence damaged by new tax measures, says poll

If one goal of the B.C. government’s new housing taxation policies was to cool home sales in the province, it has likely succeeded, if the results of a new poll of real estate agents are anything to go by.
'Apoplectic' over speculation tax, Bowen Island now relieved it's exempt

'Apoplectic' over speculation tax, Bowen Island now relieved it's exempt

“Just the impact was going to be so profound, so devastating," says island mayor
Family constructs dream home

Family constructs dream home

Current builders offer advice to residents planning to create their own future abode
Sunshine Coast needs foreign buyers tax, says MLA

Sunshine Coast needs foreign buyers tax, says MLA

People may be divided on whether the foreign buyers tax will help or hinder housing affordability, but Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast, still wants it extended to the Sunshine Coast.
Province announces tipline to report real estate misconduct

Province announces tipline to report real estate misconduct

There is now a way for the public to report shady real estate deals. The Real Estate Council of British Columbia Thursday announced the launch of an anonymous tipline “to enhance consume protection in British Columbia’s real estate market.