Real estate

The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)

Saving Golden’s Swiss Village: Dr. Johann Roduit and Dr. Ilona Spaar reflect on iconic B.C. spot

The historic Edelweiss Village has been for sale for over a year, and preservation talks are moving

The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)
A sign outside a home indicates that it has been rented, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

National rental price up 3% from last year, while vacancy rates hold steady: CMHC

The national vacancy rate sat at 3.1 per cent last year

A sign outside a home indicates that it has been rented, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Bev, Andrew and their son Leeland. The Gundys are excited to own a home and live in community at Compass Cohousing in Langley.

Langley group gives new meaning to the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’

A multigenerational community where neighbours lend a hand

  • Feb 7, 2022
Bev, Andrew and their son Leeland. The Gundys are excited to own a home and live in community at Compass Cohousing in Langley.
(Black Press Media file)

Home sales slow in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in January

With low inventory of houses for sale, prices remain high

(Black Press Media file)
(Black Press file photo)

B.C. housing sales slow amid ‘severely limited’ supply

The British Columbia Real Estate Association forecasts home prices will rise by 8.5% in 2022

(Black Press file photo)
A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

2021 home sales set Canadian new record, tops previous high by 20 per cent

CREA says about 667,000 residential properties changed hands in 2021

A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
The real estate market in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows continued to be hot through November. (Black Press files)

Our View: Don’t count real estate chickens before they hatch

If you’re expecting house prices to keep going up forever – don’t

  • Jan 7, 2022
The real estate market in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows continued to be hot through November. (Black Press files)
(Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows homes highest risers

2021 was a record setting year in Lower Mainland real estate

(Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver/Special to The News)
The home on this Greendale property in Chilliwack was apparently built by a Chinese VIP gambler connected to the RCMP’s investigation of money laundering at B.C. casinos. BC Assessment lists 6500 Chadsey Rd. as the most valuable property in Chilliwack in 2022 at $4.31 million. (Google Earth)

House on Chilliwack’s most valuable property list was built by Chinese VIP gambler

French-style mansion built by Rongxiang “Tiger” Yuan, a man reportedly tied to the Chinese military

The home on this Greendale property in Chilliwack was apparently built by a Chinese VIP gambler connected to the RCMP’s investigation of money laundering at B.C. casinos. BC Assessment lists 6500 Chadsey Rd. as the most valuable property in Chilliwack in 2022 at $4.31 million. (Google Earth)
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.  THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Real estate board says Metro Vancouver home sales hit record in 2021

Sales in 2021 rose 42.2 per cent over previous year and smashed a sales volume record set in 2015

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.  THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Chip Wilson’s Point Grey home clocked in as the highest valued in the province for yet another year. (Google Maps)

Chip Wilson’s pad, a Rock House and an island: Here are the most expensive homes in B.C.

BC Assessment releases list of highest valued residential properties in the province

Chip Wilson’s Point Grey home clocked in as the highest valued in the province for yet another year. (Google Maps)
Houses are seen in an aerial view in Langley, B.C., on Wednesday May 16, 2018. Home sales in Metro Vancouver remain well below the 10 year average for the region but sellers continue to hold the upper hand as the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand for properties is steady but buyers have little to choose from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. home values increase by 22% for 2022, biggest changes in single-family houses

Breaking down what homeowners can expect, region by region

Houses are seen in an aerial view in Langley, B.C., on Wednesday May 16, 2018. Home sales in Metro Vancouver remain well below the 10 year average for the region but sellers continue to hold the upper hand as the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand for properties is steady but buyers have little to choose from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Sharing resources, sadness and joy — it’s all part of this new Langley community

Grassroots group is building a new kind of community where neighbours can rely on each other

  • Jan 3, 2022
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Gloria Hamilton stood in front of a home in Maple Ridge’s Academy Park subdivision, which in early 2021 sold well for over the asking price. (News files)
Construction continues on the Sierra Ridge condominium development on 224th Street, which will complete 82 units in 2022. (News files)

Real estate market will hit new records, predict realtors

Another 12-per-cent house price increase predicted in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows during 2022

Gloria Hamilton stood in front of a home in Maple Ridge’s Academy Park subdivision, which in early 2021 sold well for over the asking price. (News files)
Construction continues on the Sierra Ridge condominium development on 224th Street, which will complete 82 units in 2022. (News files)
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales activity in the area for the month of October remain below long-term historical averages. A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Mortgage rates predicted return to pre-pandemic levels of 3% by late 2022, BCREA says

First rate increase from Bank of Canada is expected in mid-2022

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales activity in the area for the month of October remain below long-term historical averages. A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
FILE – A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

B.C. housing market supply ‘historically low,’ could increase with rising mortgage rates

BCREA says that even with rising rates, it will take time for supply to recover

FILE – A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Pre-sales for the new Sierra Ridge development on 224th Street have been steady. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Housing market still favours sellers in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

Lack of inventory across Metro Vancouver keeps prices up

Pre-sales for the new Sierra Ridge development on 224th Street have been steady. (Neil Corbett/The News)
House construction in Summerland B.C. (Summerland Review)

B.C. moving to ‘cooling-off period’ to stabilize hot real estate market

‘Blind bidding’ adding to soaring home prices, finance minister says

House construction in Summerland B.C. (Summerland Review)
Katherine Gray and Patrick Hossack, Realtors, Hossack + Gray Real Estate, The Agency . Lia Crowe photo

Life & Style with Katherine Gray and Patrick Hossack

Brother and sister duo talk real estate, fashion and reading material

  • Oct 27, 2021
Katherine Gray and Patrick Hossack, Realtors, Hossack + Gray Real Estate, The Agency . Lia Crowe photo
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen at sunset, as houses line a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Home sales across Metro Vancouver remained well above the 10-year average in September, but the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says prices haven’t climbed as sharply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Home demand still outstrips supply in Metro Vancouver but price hikes slow: report

Composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver just under $1.2 million

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen at sunset, as houses line a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Home sales across Metro Vancouver remained well above the 10-year average in September, but the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says prices haven’t climbed as sharply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck