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’Twas ever thus? Metro Vancouver real estate headlines 30 years ago

’Twas ever thus? Metro Vancouver real estate headlines 30 years ago

It’s easy to think that the problems facing Metro Vancouver’s housing market are relatively new. But if you take a look back at headlines from 20 or 30 years ago, you’ll see a different story.
Gatsby-esque British Properties mansion listed for $19.8M (PHOTOS)

Gatsby-esque British Properties mansion listed for $19.8M (PHOTOS)

If you've got the budget and architectural taste of a European royal, and are looking for a British Properties home in which to throw sensational Great Gatsby-style parties, you could be in luck.
B.C. home sales forecast to drop 8.6 per cent this year

B.C. home sales forecast to drop 8.6 per cent this year

Just because home sales are slowing and mortgage rates are climbing, you shouldn't expect any home price corrections, according to the latest forecast by the B.C. Real Estate Association (BCREA).
Check out some of the most unique houses on the North Shore

Check out some of the most unique houses on the North Shore

Having lived on the North Shore for 50 years, much of it spent crisscrossing thousands of kilometres with a North Shore News camera on my shoulder, I still scan our neighbourhoods for those houses with a little extra character.
West Vancouver's skewed house price-to-income ratio 1 to 25

West Vancouver's skewed house price-to-income ratio 1 to 25

Analysis shows 56 % of West Van homes worth more than $3 million
B.C. home owners fight 'speculation' tax with petition

B.C. home owners fight 'speculation' tax with petition

Home owners from within and outside of B.C. are rapidly signing up to a petition that is aims to fight the provincial government’s recently announced speculation tax.
As San Francisco goes, so goeth Metro Vancouver?

As San Francisco goes, so goeth Metro Vancouver?

Almost 16,000 people left the U.S. tech hub because of affordability challenges, report says
RBC issues warning over foreign money in real estate

RBC issues warning over foreign money in real estate

Foreign money “distorting” the country’s biggest housing markets is bad for Canada, RBC’s CEO warned Tuesday.
West Vancouver to consider minimum tree counts on private lots

West Vancouver to consider minimum tree counts on private lots

West Vancouver council is considering mandatory minimum amounts of trees that must be present on single-family lots.
Real estate industries made up fifth of Canada's GDP in 2017

Real estate industries made up fifth of Canada's GDP in 2017

Real estate, construction and related financial and insurance industries are together responsible for more than 20 per cent of Canada’s GDP in 2017, according to a quarterly report released by Statistics Canada March 2. Here in B.C.
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