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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a rental housing development in Vancouver, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The federal government is hoping to help more Canadians become homeowners through a new rent-to-own initiative, but experts are warning it may not be the best pathway for everyone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Rent-to-own can help create homeowners, but experts say may not be best for everyone

Liberals plan a $200-million investment in a five-year rent-to-own program

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with Karen Redman, Chair, Region of Waterloo, participates in a housing round table at the Country Hills Library in Kitchener, Ont. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power-POOL

Federal government says it will build 17,000 homes, pegs cost at $2 billion

Rapid Housing Initiative extended for a third round to build 4,500 affordable housing units

 

Value Plus 3% Real Estate Inc took professional photos of this home and then had every room virtually staged with digital furniture. The stunning results drew in much more interest from home buyers.

Selling your home? 4 ways to reduce costs and improve earnings

Even in a hot market, selling a home can be stressful and…

  • May 9, 2022

 

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Helping clients keep more money in their pocket

With today’s economic challenges like high inflation and increasing interest rates, it…

  • Mar 28, 2022
VP3 is a full-service real estate brokerage offering a tailor-made experience for clients. With a combined experience of 150+ years, their professional Realtors provide above and beyond expertise.
The Canadian Real Estate Association says February’s national home sales ticked up by 4.6 per cent from the month before as supply slowly returned to the market, but sales were still down by more than eight per cent since last year. A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Canada’s average home price hit record $816,720 last month as supply began to rebound

National average home price climbed by more than 20 per cent since last year: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association says February’s national home sales ticked up by 4.6 per cent from the month before as supply slowly returned to the market, but sales were still down by more than eight per cent since last year. A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A sign outside a home indicates that it has sold for over the asking price, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. The parliamentary budget officer says the dream of homeownership has become even less affordable despite rock-bottom interest rates through the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Parliamentary budget office says households in some cities financially vulnerable

Report notes debt loads mean homes are less affordable despite low interest rates

A sign outside a home indicates that it has sold for over the asking price, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. The parliamentary budget officer says the dream of homeownership has become even less affordable despite rock-bottom interest rates through the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Armstrong council unanimously voted to place a Notice of Title on a Sage Avenue home after repeated violations of the city’s building bylaw. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong home served notice

Notice of Title placed on Sage Avenue dwelling after repeated building bylaw infractions

Armstrong council unanimously voted to place a Notice of Title on a Sage Avenue home after repeated violations of the city’s building bylaw. (Morning Star - file photo)
This residence is known as Bison Lodge. (BC Assessment photo)

The 10 most valuable homes in Revelstoke for 2021

Revelstoke is home to 11 of the top 50 most valuable properties in the Kootenay-Columbia region

This residence is known as Bison Lodge. (BC Assessment photo)
Sharon Conway photographed by Lia Crowe

A passion for Habitat for Humanity

Sharon Conway wants to make the world a better place, one build at a time

  • Nov 22, 2021
Sharon Conway photographed by Lia Crowe
Value Plus 3% Realty Team

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  • Sep 27, 2021
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In the month of August, the benchmark price for a single-family home in the Revelstoke/Shuswap area increased by 32.1 per cent to $615,100, mostly due to a decrease in number of available homes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Price of single-family homes in Revelstoke increased by over 30% in August

Realtors in Central Okanagan region cite lack of inventory as reason for increase

In the month of August, the benchmark price for a single-family home in the Revelstoke/Shuswap area increased by 32.1 per cent to $615,100, mostly due to a decrease in number of available homes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives With Kyle Velikovsky

White Wolf Homes custom home builder talks business and life

  • Jun 28, 2021
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host the Valley Wide Business Expo May 4 at Predator Ridge Resort. (photo submitted)

Golf raffle helps Okanagan families score homes

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan swinging into action this summer with a new raffle

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host the Valley Wide Business Expo May 4 at Predator Ridge Resort. (photo submitted)
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives With Rus Collins

Zebra Group designer talks creativity, painting and baking during Covid-19

  • Dec 14, 2020
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe
Building homes and community

Building homes and community

Alair Homes’ Stu Hopewell finds time for work, charity and travel

  • Dec 16, 2019
Building homes and community
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