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Years until housing affordability improves: Vancouver mayor

Vancouver has the second least affordable housing market in the world, according to a new report.

The 11th annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, released Tuesday, found Vancouver trails only Hong Kong for the dubious distinction of least affordable city. 274 more words

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Selling Vancouver social housing buildings a ‘big mistake’: NDP MLA

An opposition MLA is preparing a final push to prevent the government from making “a big mistake” in selling two Vancouver social housing buildings.

Last year, BC Housing put out a request for expressions of interest (REOI) on Nicholson Towers in the West End and Stamps Place in Strathcona with the intention of selling off nearly 600 units of subsidized housing to a non-profit housing provider. 218 more words

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West End tenants handed win over landlord in ‘greed evictions’

The Residential Tenancy Branch has ruled overwhelmingly in favour of tenants in a West End apartment building who claimed their landlord was making their lives a nightmare. 371 more words

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Million dollar home sales jumped 25% in Vancouver last year

The amount of million dollar homes sold in Vancouver in 2014 jumped by 25 per cent, according to a new report.

Sotheby’s International Reality Canada released its annual top-tier real estate report on Wednesday, with CEO Ross McCredie saying Vancouver continues to lead the nation when it comes to real estate pricing. 137 more words

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Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s Vancouver home the most expensive in B.C.

The house that lycra built is worth its weight in gold.

According to B.C. Assessment’s 2015 roll, released Friday, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s Kitsilano home is the most valued residential property in British Columbia. 285 more words

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Vancouver’s rental vacancy rates worse than feared: MLA

The rental crisis in Vancouver is even worse than many feared, according to a Vancouver MLA.

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s 2014 market rental report, released Tuesday, says parts of Vancouver – specifically the West End and Downtown – have vacancy rates as low as 0.3 per cent, while the city as a whole has a rental vacancy rate of just 0.5 per cent. 498 more words

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West End tenants and landlord in ‘greed evictions’ seek arbitration

An arbitrator is expected to rule on a number of outstanding issues between a landlord and tenants of a West End apartment building after a hearing at the Residential Tenancy Branch on Monday. 478 more words

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