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Vancouver rental incentive program hurting tenants, benefiting developers, experts say

A Vancouver government program designed to encourage developers to build more rental housing is coming under fire, with prospective tenants and even some city councilors saying the program is not doing enough to curb high lease rates and shrinking unit sizes. 678 more words


City of Vancouver spending millions buying, demolishing homes for park land

A house with a $1.1 million asking price is one of the more affordable homes found in Vancouver, but prospective buyers of the property at 1011 East 45th Ave. 779 more words


B.C. man seeks 'compassionate' roommate, offers free room, board and $1,500 a month

For anyone trying to find somewhere to rent in Vancouver’s crazy housing market, this sounds like a dream come true.

A Coquitlam man is offering to pay someone to be his roommate, with a few catches. 222 more words


New temporary modular housing units could help with Vancouver's affordability crisis

It may not seem like much, but a 250-square-foot modular housing unit could be just what some people need in the midst of Vancouver’s housing crisis. 237 more words


Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary named among 5 of the most 'livable cities' in the world

While you may struggle to buy a house in these cities, Vancouver and Toronto finished at the top of a list of the most “livable cities” in a… 908 more words


U.S. family's experience with B.C.'s new buyer tax anything but smooth

VANCOUVER – The Pate family was terrified their offer on the Vancouver condominium would be accepted.

Just hours after riding rented bicycles to a bank and transferring enough U.S. 698 more words


B.C. government to impose a 15% additional Real Estate Tax on Foreign buyers


This week, the British Columbia government has announced that beginning Aug. 2nd there will be an additional 15% land transfer tax on foreign national (personal or corporate) purchases of properties in Metro Vancouver. 212 more words