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New laws give more protection to tenants facing renovictions

New laws give more protection to tenants facing renovictions

A Victoria tenants advocacy group says changes to B.C.’s tenancy laws introduced in the legislature April 12 will give more rights to renters facing renovictions.
District of North Van seeks housing development numbers

District of North Van seeks housing development numbers

Record housing starts in first quarter
B.C. home prices predicted to keep climbing as seller’s market persists

B.C. home prices predicted to keep climbing as seller’s market persists

The number of homes for sale across the province are at or near a 12-year low, pushing prices ever upwards, according to the B.C. Real Estate Association’s monthly statistical report released April 12.
West Van nudges Marine Drive project

West Van nudges Marine Drive project

Nearly six years after their first pitch, West Vancouver council voted Monday to send Park Royal’s two-tower 752 Marine Drive proposal to a public hearing.
B.C. government forms Rental Housing Task Force

B.C. government forms Rental Housing Task Force

Three-person task force to be led by Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert
B.C.-wide coalition launches ‘Scrap the Speculation Tax’ campaign

B.C.-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.
Detached home sales in West Vancouver see major slowdown

Detached home sales in West Vancouver see major slowdown

For anyone hoping a quick home sale on the North Shore will still result in lottery windfall, the real estate market has news – the party’s over, at least for now.
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.
Speculation tax expected to impact West Vancouver

Speculation tax expected to impact West Vancouver

Experts are still left to speculate how B.C.’s incoming speculation tax will impact properties on the North Shore. Starting in 2018, vacant secondary homes in large urban centres will be charged 0.5 per cent on their assessed value.