Real estate

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales picked up between February and March but are still down from a year ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver’s March home sales up 27% since February: B.C. real estate board

Rebound still behind the pace of sales in March one year ago

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales picked up between February and March but are still down from a year ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
The 62-acre island north of Fort St. James is selling for $319,000. (Submitted photo)

You could buy this ‘rare’ private island in B.C. for just over $300,000

An entire island in the Nation Lakes north of Fort St. James is up for grabs

The 62-acre island north of Fort St. James is selling for $319,000. (Submitted photo)
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  • 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 real estate industry feels municipalities in B.C. have not kept up with promoting housing starts over the last decade to meet the current housing demands. (File photo)

B.C. housing sales meddling upsets realtors

Real estate industry pushes back against ‘cooling off period’

The real estate industry feels municipalities in B.C. have not kept up with promoting housing starts over the last decade to meet the current housing demands. (File photo)
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
RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler ranked No. 1 overall in the Western Canada Region for total transaction sides in 2021 for medium sized real estate teams. (Photo submitted)

Vernon real estate team tops Western Canada after banner year

Salt Fowler team ranked number one among medium-sized real estate teams

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler ranked No. 1 overall in the Western Canada Region for total transaction sides in 2021 for medium sized real estate teams. (Photo submitted)
House sales are down but prices are up across the Okanagan in the month of February 2022, compared to the same month last year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Lack of inventory continues to drive up Okanagan home prices

South Okanagan’s 40 per cent rise in single-family house prices was the biggest increase in the region

House sales are down but prices are up across the Okanagan in the month of February 2022, compared to the same month last year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
The British Columbia Real Estate Association wants the province to establish a process that balances offer transparency for buyers with privacy concerns. (file)

B.C. realtors criticize proposed cooling-off period for home buyers

Proposed legislation will let homebuyers back out of a deal for a property

The British Columbia Real Estate Association wants the province to establish a process that balances offer transparency for buyers with privacy concerns. (file)
The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)

Saving Golden’s Swiss Village: Dr. Johann Roduit and Dr. Ilona Spaar reflect on iconic B.C. spot

The historic Edelweiss Village has been for sale for over a year, and preservation talks are moving

The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)
A sign outside a home indicates that it has been rented, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

National rental price up 3% from last year, while vacancy rates hold steady: CMHC

The national vacancy rate sat at 3.1 per cent last year

A sign outside a home indicates that it has been rented, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Longtime Vernon realtor Grace Urquhart, who died suddenly Jan. 27, had written her own obituary – 14 years prior. (Contributed)

Vernon realtor pens obit 14 years before death

Grace Urquhart, who died Jan. 27, gave obituary to one of her kids in an envelope in 2008

Longtime Vernon realtor Grace Urquhart, who died suddenly Jan. 27, had written her own obituary – 14 years prior. (Contributed)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Okanagan-Shuswap active house listings remain at record low

Low market inventory frustrates both sellers, buyers

  • Feb 2, 2022
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(Black Press file photo)

B.C. housing sales slow amid ‘severely limited’ supply

The British Columbia Real Estate Association forecasts home prices will rise by 8.5% in 2022

(Black Press file photo)
New home construction continues to lag behind housing demand across the Okanagan. (Contributed)

Over-heated Okanagan housing market not cooling off

Price increases fueled by supply/demand housing imbalance

New home construction continues to lag behind housing demand across the Okanagan. (Contributed)
A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

2021 home sales set Canadian new record, tops previous high by 20 per cent

CREA says about 667,000 residential properties changed hands in 2021

A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Lakeshore retirement resort is one of eight residences purchased by Quebec-based Cogir Real Estate. (Cogir Real Estate)

Quebec real estate firm invests in 8 Kelowna retirement resorts

Cogir Real Estate purchases eight independent residences in the city

Lakeshore retirement resort is one of eight residences purchased by Quebec-based Cogir Real Estate. (Cogir Real Estate)
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.  THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Real estate board says Metro Vancouver home sales hit record in 2021

Sales in 2021 rose 42.2 per cent over previous year and smashed a sales volume record set in 2015

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.  THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Interior home sales continue at record highs as prices soar

Double-digit increases were recorded across the region in every home category

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Chip Wilson’s Point Grey home clocked in as the highest valued in the province for yet another year. (Google Maps)

Chip Wilson’s pad, a Rock House and an island: Here are the most expensive homes in B.C.

BC Assessment releases list of highest valued residential properties in the province

Chip Wilson’s Point Grey home clocked in as the highest valued in the province for yet another year. (Google Maps)
Houses are seen in an aerial view in Langley, B.C., on Wednesday May 16, 2018. Home sales in Metro Vancouver remain well below the 10 year average for the region but sellers continue to hold the upper hand as the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand for properties is steady but buyers have little to choose from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. home values increase by 22% for 2022, biggest changes in single-family houses

Breaking down what homeowners can expect, region by region

Houses are seen in an aerial view in Langley, B.C., on Wednesday May 16, 2018. Home sales in Metro Vancouver remain well below the 10 year average for the region but sellers continue to hold the upper hand as the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand for properties is steady but buyers have little to choose from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck