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Housing affordability continues decline in Toronto, Vancouver: Report

TORONTO – A report by RBC Economics says housing affordability continued to decline in Toronto and Vancouver, while conditions for homebuyers improved in Alberta during the first quarter of the year as lower oil prices caused the real estate market to soften. 186 more words


Housing and transportation woes driving people out of Metro Vancouver

WATCH:  It’s well documented that housing prices across Metro Vancouver are on the rise, but that rise is causing some to leave. Angus Reid Institute Senior Vice President Shachi Kurl speaks with Global about a new poll showing how residents are feeling about rising prices. 378 more words


Rental vacancy dips in Metro Vancouver: report

The CMHC’s Spring Rental Market Survey found that the vacancy rate for purpose-built apartments in Greater Vancouver dipped to 1.4 per cent in April, down from 1.8 per cent for the same month in 2014. 158 more words


Independent data on housing crisis required: NDP MLA

The public will only believe independent data when it comes to the impact of foreign money on Vancouver’s housing market, an NDP MLA says.

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Foreign buyers make up less than 5% of housing market: B.C. Real Estate Association

The British Columbia Real Estate Association says the impact of foreign buyers on Vancouver’s housing market has no bearing on first-time homebuyers.

The association (BCREA) publicly released a report Wednesday that says, based on the evidence available, “foreign investment into the Metro Vancouver housing market suggests that it represents no more than approximately five per cent of market demand and that housing affordability in the first-time buyer segment of the market has not been negatively affected.” 338 more words


NDP leader Thomas Mulcair wants more affordable rentals in Vancouver

During a red-hot day with Vancouver’s red-hot real estate market as his backdrop, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair professed the need for more affordable rental housing. 308 more words


B.C. housing demand highest since 2007: Real estate association

The demand for housing in British Columbia is at its strongest since 2007, according to the B.C. Real Estate Association.

In its 2015 second quarter housing forecast, released Monday, the association says residential sales in B.C. 153 more words