Real estate

(The Canadian Press)

CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts in Canada increased in June

Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15,006 units

(The Canadian Press)
Some homes in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are seeing multiple offers, and many are selling quickly, according to local realtor Debbie Sheppard. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Residential real estate market rebounding well: long-time realtor

House prices, sales, and listings in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are moving on an upward trajectory

  • Jul 4, 2020
Some homes in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are seeing multiple offers, and many are selling quickly, according to local realtor Debbie Sheppard. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
(The Canadian Press)

Greater Vancouver home sales start to tick up, with prices holding steady

Residential sales last month reached 2,443, a 64.5 per cent jump from May

(The Canadian Press)
More than 30 winners take home Homebuilders Association Vancouver awards

More than 30 winners take home Homebuilders Association Vancouver awards

More than 400 entries were received for the virtual awards ceremony

More than 30 winners take home Homebuilders Association Vancouver awards
FILE – A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C.’s real estate market shows ‘encouraging signs of recovery’ in May: association

Real estate listings, sales still down in B.C. as COVID recovery begins

FILE – A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The The Homebuilders Association Vancouver is hosting its Housing Excellence awards online, in a livestream, on Friday, June 19, 2020. (HAVAN)

Homebuilders Association Vancouver to livestream excellence awards on June 19

Viewers will have a chance to win a $1,500 design consultations

The The Homebuilders Association Vancouver is hosting its Housing Excellence awards online, in a livestream, on Friday, June 19, 2020. (HAVAN)
Black people make up 3.5 per cent of Canada’s population and 5.2 per cent of CMHC employees (The Canadian Press)

CMHC re-assessing policies through a racialized lens to eliminate discrimination

Black people make up 3.5 per cent of Canada’s population and 5.2 per cent of CMHC employees

Black people make up 3.5 per cent of Canada’s population and 5.2 per cent of CMHC employees (The Canadian Press)
House values in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, have remained relatively stable. (THE NEWS-files)

Maple Ridge realtors seeing more new listings and stable prices

There was a 33.9 per cent increase in sales from April to May

House values in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, have remained relatively stable. (THE NEWS-files)
Real estate for sale signs are shown in Oakville, Ont. on Saturday, Dec.1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan

CMHC sees declines in home prices, sales, starts that will linger to end of 2022

CMHC said average housing prices could fall anywhere from nine to 18 per cent in its forecast

Real estate for sale signs are shown in Oakville, Ont. on Saturday, Dec.1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Multi-unit housing starts up in some parts of Canada in April despite COVID-19

CMHC estimates a 10.8 per cent month-over-month increase in its national seasonally adjusted annual rate

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Home prices won’t recover from COVID for at least 2 years, CMHC says

Preliminary figures indicate that about one in 10 Canadian home owners have deferred mortgage payments

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

B.C. Real Estate Association calls for stop to open houses during pandemic

Association working with government to help secure relief funding for realtors

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Surrey City Centre is the subject of a Home Buying 101 Forum hosted by Homebuilders Association Vancouver and BC Housing on March 24, 2020.(City of Surrey)

Home Buying 101 Forum cancelled due to COVID-19

Free event takes place March 24 at Surrey City Hall

Surrey City Centre is the subject of a Home Buying 101 Forum hosted by Homebuilders Association Vancouver and BC Housing on March 24, 2020.(City of Surrey)
LETTER: Not a fan of reverse mortgages

LETTER: Not a fan of reverse mortgages

Maple Ridge letter writer warns people that great deals might be too good to be true

  • Mar 5, 2020
LETTER: Not a fan of reverse mortgages
Housing market showing increased demand. (THE NEWS – files)

More homes sold but fewer on the market

Maple Ridge condo prices up four per cent in a month

Housing market showing increased demand. (THE NEWS – files)
Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Ottawa to change stress test rate for insured mortgages next month

Qualifying rate will be borrower’s contract rate or weekly median 5-year fixed insured mortgage rate

Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)                                (Black Press Media files)

Victoria, Abbotsford record biggest jumps in rent prices nationwide: report

Toronto and Vancouver had priciest rentals in Canada

Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)                                (Black Press Media files)
Real estate for sale sign. (The Canadian Press files)

CREA reports home sales up 11.5% compared with a year earlier

Home prices declined slightly in Greater Vancouver and in Prairie cities

Real estate for sale sign. (The Canadian Press files)
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. The Alberta Real Estate Association is providing its members with an emergency response app after a realtor was sexually assaulted at an open house in Calgary last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver-area home sales rebound from last year as prices inch downward

2020 began with fewer homes listed for sale than is typical for this time of year

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. The Alberta Real Estate Association is providing its members with an emergency response app after a realtor was sexually assaulted at an open house in Calgary last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

The best of both worlds in hotel condo

  • Dec 11, 2019
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit