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Avoid buying above what you can afford when looking for a home, financial planners say

Financial consultants are urging first-time homebuyers to use caution when considering the B.C. government’s new HOME Partnership program, which promises to match those buyers on what they have saved for a down payment with an interest-free, 25-year loan. 350 more words

Money

Priced out of the housing market? Here are your options

With home prices higher than ever, especially in Toronto and Vancouver, lots of people are watching home ownership climb ever-further out of reach.

But don’t fret – if you can’t afford a house in your chosen city, there are other options. 699 more words

Money

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

Economy

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

News

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

Canada

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

News

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

World