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Lesbian couples 'trailblazers' of trendy neighbourhoods: UBC researcher

Anyone searching for the next housing hot spot may want to pay attention to neighbourhoods in which lesbian couples are living.

While many people think gay men help spark gentrification of neighbourhoods, University of B.C. 345 more words


East Van house sells for record 35% over asking price: Realtor

An East Vancouver house recently listed for almost $1.6 million has sold for $567,260 over the asking price, a new record, says the realtor who sold the property for $2,167,000. 282 more words


Vancouver purchases $11.4M of land for affordable housing

The City of Vancouver has paid $11,491,000 for land that will be used to build affordable rental housing.

The city announced Monday that it has closed the purchase of eight lots along Southwest Marine Drive, between Ontario and Manitoba streets, that will be used to build up to 125 units of rental housing divided between two projects. 100 more words


Living small: Less space, less stuff means more time, lighter load for four B.C. households

THERE’S MORE THAN one way to swim against the consumerist tide. The latest word from Statistics Canada is that Canadian household debt is at record highs, and rising faster than disposable income. 2,467 more words


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


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


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