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Archive for the ‘Affordability’ Category


BREAKING NEWS: BC Real Estate Report – $250K Penalties

            Advisory group says real estate council also needs greater scrutiny and powers to punish wrongdoing. The Real Estate Council of B.C. created the independent advisory group back in February, amid allegations that some real estate agents were flipping homes multiple times before deals closed.   An independent advisory group […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALLOCATES MORE FUNDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING UPGRADES IN BC

During my daily internet sweep earlier today, I am pleased to share this ‘good news’ article that I came across on Business in Vancouver for our regular readers, and the general public. I am delighted to post an ‘uplifting’ article on our troubled housing market here in Vancouver, and of course, throughout BC.  It would […]

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Lazy Media

I don’t want to get all Donald Trump here, but seriously: could we get some real analysis of the Lower Mainland market from the media instead of just allegations that rich offshore Chinese are the cause, that Christy Clarke refuses to make changes to stop these same rich offshore Chinese from causing this problem, and […]

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Blast From the Past Redux

In 2012 I re-posted a 2005 blogpost. (FWIW, I liked VHB and hope he’s alive and well). Has anything changed? Sure. We now blame foreign buyers and flipping and make a lot of statements about language proficiency and tracking buyers that we won’t be proud of in the future. Politicians are beating the drum, and […]

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REBGV Responds to Gary Mason’ Globe & Mail Article

President’ Statement on Gary Mason article in today’s Globe & Mail on Oversight of British Columbia’s housing market is a sham In his column today, Gary Mason besmirches  the 97-year reputation of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. His piece assumes allegations one person made toward us are true. They are not. He never […]

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Can We Fix The Real Estate Market? Do We Even Want To?

We’ve had a rising market in the Lower Mainland for more than a decade. For some people (yes, I mean “millennials”) it’s the only market they know. And while for some of them this means an increased inheritance from mommy and daddy, for many others it means that they are watching the dream of owning […]

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What Does the Health of the PRC Economy Mean For YVR Real Estate?

I spoke with one of my tenants today. He’s an import/export entrepreneur who does business between here and China (PRC), Taiwan and Latin America. I asked him if the people in the PRC were concerned about the economic downturn there. He had two comments, both quite surprising, and yet very logical. First, he said, it’s […]

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Almost $2 Billion in Real Estate Sales Last Week

We live in a world dominated by numbers, so much so that sometimes our eyes gloss over and we ignore just how big they are. Do you ever stop and read stories about oil production, for example? Russia and Saudi Arabia are trying to get OPEC to restrict production in order to prop up oil […]

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#Don’thave1million? How Can You Buy Lower Mainland Real Estate

#donthave1million is a popular Twitter hashtag these days, and with good reason. Lower Mainland real estate is extremely expensive. In fact, it’s arguably been out of touch with income fundamentals since 2006. I sympathize with people who grew up here or who have lived here a long time and who despair of ever being able […]

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November Stats

The November stats package was released from the REBGV. As anyone who follows the market or this blog knows, the market is hot. I’ve been wondering lately if I’m out of touch with mainstream media or the general public. This market seems as hot to me as the markets pre-2008 crash. Every agent I know […]

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