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Uproar over city's affordability crisis highlights lack of foreign ownership data
Mayor Greg Robertson recently asked B.C. Premier Christy Clark to introduce a speculation tax on people who flip homes and on luxury properties — a suggestion that Clark shot down.
The Canadian Press
Jun 19th, 2015
Vancouver neighbourhoods tired of towers, maybe it's time to build down?
As Greater Vancouver prepares to accommodate another 1.2 million people by 2041 it's time we talked about all that unused density right below us.
Mar 21st, 2014
DTES Local Area Plan pleases, and enrages, everyone
As the saga of our several community plans continues to unfold in Vancouver the DTES Plan proves to be perhaps the most complex and innovative, but surprisingly not the most controversial.
Mar 16th, 2014
Remember to Breathe: Buyer’s Market Has A Calming Effect on House Hunters
October sales: something for buyers and sellers.
Nov 2nd, 2012
Replaced by condos
Vancouverites shocked by replacement of The Ridge theatre by condos.
Apr 25th, 2012
Lower Mainland home owners willing to compromise for livability, but not much
Location, location, location continues to motivate buyers and sellers searching for a piece of real estate in the Lower Mainland.
Jan 5th, 2012
Vancouver map outlines areas inhabited by “hipsters”, “foreigners” and “old money”
Which stereotyped area do you inhabit?
Dec 8th, 2011
Housing activists take over Hastings condo site
Paris Annex condos got some unexpected occupants today.
David P. Ball
Nov 29th, 2011
In Burnaby, a condo highrise sells out in a day
Amidst speculation in the Vancouver market, BOSA Properties’ newest, largest and "most luxurious" tower in Burnaby, Sovereign sold out minutes after the properties were released for pre-sale last...
Feb 23rd, 2011
In Chinatown, residents' group rejects proposed condos
Some Chinatown residents, largely left out of the loop on the proposed Chinatown condo plan, say they fear increased rent and loss of community in the neighbourhood.
Feb 21st, 2011