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District of North Van votes to streamline coach house permits

District of North Van votes to streamline coach house permits

New fast-track process means owners with relatively simple coach house requests will no longer have to have those approved by council
Squamish Nation members vote to move forward with massive 6,000-unit housing project

Squamish Nation members vote to move forward with massive 6,000-unit housing project

In a landmark decision, Squamish Nation members have voted in a referendum to approve the development of 11.7 acres of land for the purpose of building thousands of units of housing.
Upcoming B.C. Assessment values to ‘reflect moderating market’

Upcoming B.C. Assessment values to ‘reflect moderating market’

Residential sector — especially in Lower Mainland — to see lower valuations, but commercial and industrial real estate values hold firm
District of North Van puts townhouse project on ice

District of North Van puts townhouse project on ice

It’s not you, it’s us. That’s what councillors in the District of North Vancouver appeared to tell a would-be townhouse developer Monday, in putting an eight-unit townhouse proposal for Edgemont Village on ice.
Richmond condo investors take developer to court

Richmond condo investors take developer to court

Anderson Holdings cancelled pre-sale contracts at a condo under construction on Buswell Street.

Gig-economy trend leaves workers struggling to qualify for mortgages

Those making a living from contract or part-time work get cold shoulder from big lenders — but there are solutions, say mortgage experts
November home sales soar 55.3% in Metro Vancouver, prices rebound

November home sales soar 55.3% in Metro Vancouver, prices rebound

Jump in activity takes Metro market back to “historically typical levels” while Fraser Valley also sees “unexpected demand”
Tommy Chong's West Van crash pad for sale for $7M

Tommy Chong's West Van crash pad for sale for $7M

If you’re looking for a crash pad at the “high” end of the market, you could do worse than Tommy Chong’s home in West Vancouver, which just went on the market for a mellow $7 million. That’s a lot of Acapulco gold.
Here is how much more you’ll pay per floor in Metro Vancouver buildings

Here is how much more you’ll pay per floor in Metro Vancouver buildings

How much more would you be willing to pay to live on the 50th floor of a building? Roomvu, a Vancouver-based real estate marketing and analytics firm, has calculated the average price per square foot for each floor level per neighbourhood and by what
Opinion: Rent-to-own housing solution catching on with developers

Opinion: Rent-to-own housing solution catching on with developers

Concept is well-established in other countries, and is finally gaining traction in B.C., says Urban Development Institute boss