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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.
Editorial: Could B.C.’s speculation tax spark more Airbnbs?

Editorial: Could B.C.’s speculation tax spark more Airbnbs?

The new B.C. speculation tax has the purported aim to push empty homes onto the long-term rental market, finance minister Carole James has said.
'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.
Open house for long-anticipated mixed-use proposal at Park Royal

Open house for long-anticipated mixed-use proposal at Park Royal

An open house will be held this week to get public input on a mixed-use development proposal for the former White Spot site at Park Royal that has been long in the works.
Landlords expect more rentals after speculation tax hits

Landlords expect more rentals after speculation tax hits

The head of LandlordBC expects some homeowners will start renting out their properties to avoid the province’s new speculation tax, but says it’s too soon to estimate the extent of its impact.

B.C. 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.
City sends Upper Lonsdale development to public hearing

City sends Upper Lonsdale development to public hearing

Seemingly back from the dead, a six-storey project earmarked for Upper Lonsdale got new life as City of North Vancouver council voted recently to send the development to a public hearing.
'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
Two more heritage classics face demolition in West Vancouver

Two more heritage classics face demolition in West Vancouver

Time’s up for two of West Vancouver’s architecturally significant heritage homes facing redevelopment.