Real estate

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Multi-unit housing starts up in some parts of Canada in April despite COVID-19

CMHC estimates a 10.8 per cent month-over-month increase in its national seasonally adjusted annual rate

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Home prices won’t recover from COVID for at least 2 years, CMHC says

Preliminary figures indicate that about one in 10 Canadian home owners have deferred mortgage payments

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Okanagan-Shuswap real estate sales drop significantly in April

Okanagan-Shuswap real estate sales drop significantly in April

‘The economy has taken a big shock to the system due to the pandemic and, no surprise, so has the real estate market’

Okanagan-Shuswap real estate sales drop significantly in April
South Okanagan real estate sales increased by 12 per cent in March. However, insiders say the market is slowing down due to COVID-19. (File photo)

South Okanagan real estate market adjusting to ‘new normal’

Numbers are up in March; however, industry insiders say the market has cooled

South Okanagan real estate sales increased by 12 per cent in March. However, insiders say the market is slowing down due to COVID-19. (File photo)
Okanagan real estate market stable; bracing for slowdown due to COVID-19

Okanagan real estate market stable; bracing for slowdown due to COVID-19

Real estate board projects slowdown as the economic impacts of the pandemic continue to develop

Okanagan real estate market stable; bracing for slowdown due to COVID-19
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

B.C. Real Estate Association calls for stop to open houses during pandemic

Association working with government to help secure relief funding for realtors

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Site map of Mountain View Resort, which is near the Enchanted Forest roughly 30 km west of Revelstoke. (Web)

Developer of RV resort west of Revelstoke ordered to stop selling lots

The Superintendent of Real Estate has serious concerns that buyers may not receive their purchase

Site map of Mountain View Resort, which is near the Enchanted Forest roughly 30 km west of Revelstoke. (Web)
Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Ottawa to change stress test rate for insured mortgages next month

Qualifying rate will be borrower’s contract rate or weekly median 5-year fixed insured mortgage rate

Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)                                (Black Press Media files)

Victoria, Abbotsford record biggest jumps in rent prices nationwide: report

Toronto and Vancouver had priciest rentals in Canada

Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)                                (Black Press Media files)
Real estate for sale sign. (The Canadian Press files)

CREA reports home sales up 11.5% compared with a year earlier

Home prices declined slightly in Greater Vancouver and in Prairie cities

Real estate for sale sign. (The Canadian Press files)
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

The best of both worlds in hotel condo

  • Dec 11, 2019
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit
Real estate partners are a sister act

Real estate partners are a sister act

Tamara and Shannon Stone share personal and professional bonds

  • Sep 13, 2019
Real estate partners are a sister act
Claire Flewelling-Wyatt balances an active outdoor lifestyle with her property management career

Claire Flewelling-Wyatt balances an active outdoor lifestyle with her property management career

Running companions include her Australian Shepherd dogs

  • Aug 9, 2019
Claire Flewelling-Wyatt balances an active outdoor lifestyle with her property management career
Sooke-tacular home for Winnipeg couple

Sooke-tacular home for Winnipeg couple

Post modern industrial architecture meets nature

  • May 31, 2019
Sooke-tacular home for Winnipeg couple
Realtor Jane Hoffman known for her luxurious lakeside listings

Realtor Jane Hoffman known for her luxurious lakeside listings

Sixteen hours days are still the norm even after 35 years in the real estate business

  • May 29, 2019
Realtor Jane Hoffman known for her luxurious lakeside listings
Innovative infill development for Sidney

Innovative infill development for Sidney

Aryze Develoments takes inspiration from Japanese architecture efficiency

  • Apr 26, 2019
Innovative infill development for Sidney
Earth homes similar to this one, are getting more interest in the Okanagan. Photo: Earth Homes with Asta Jankune FaceBook

Kelowna realtor investigating “earth homes” for the Okanagan

Sally Hollingsworth thinks earth homes are getting more and more interest.

Earth homes similar to this one, are getting more interest in the Okanagan. Photo: Earth Homes with Asta Jankune FaceBook
(Charleston’s TheDigitel/Flickr)

Vacancies remain low as rents rise in B.C.

B.C. has second lowest provincial vacancy rate in Canada

(Charleston’s TheDigitel/Flickr)
(Black Press Media files)

Rate hike could ‘compound’ slowdown of B.C real housing market: realtor

Rate increase will likely mean buyers take a more cautious approach

(Black Press Media files)
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

A peaceful sanctuary in South Oak Bay

  • Sep 14, 2018
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer