Real estate

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 Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)                                The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)

Sooke Harbour House up for sale

One of Sooke’s most well-known resorts is up for grabs, likely for…

  • Apr 21, 2020
The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)                                The Sooke Harbiur House is up for sale. (Contributed)
(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)
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)
Real estate sales in the Greater Victoria are showing some signs of recovery to start 2020. (Black Press Media File).

Real estate sales in Greater Victoria show signs of recovery

President of Victoria Real Estate Board calls on municipalities to cut red tape, bureaucracy

Real estate sales in the Greater Victoria are showing some signs of recovery to start 2020. (Black Press Media File).
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
Real estate partners are a sister act

Real estate partners are a sister act

Tamara and Shannon Stone share personal and professional bonds

  • Sep 13, 2019
Real estate partners are a sister act
The penthouse property at 2101-83 Saghalie Rd. is listed at $10.9 million. (File contributed/Engel and Volkers Victoria)
The penthouse property at 2101-83 Saghalie Rd. is listed at $10.9 million. (File contributed/Engel and Volkers Victoria)
Claire Flewelling-Wyatt balances an active outdoor lifestyle with her property management career

Claire Flewelling-Wyatt balances an active outdoor lifestyle with her property management career

Running companions include her Australian Shepherd dogs

  • Aug 9, 2019
Claire Flewelling-Wyatt balances an active outdoor lifestyle with her property management career
The Queen Mary Bay property at 1850 Lands End Rd. is for sale for $18 million (File contributed/ Victoria Luxury Group)

The most expensive home on Vancouver Island is listed at $18 million

An oceanfront property in North Saanich comes with the biggest pricetag in the region

The Queen Mary Bay property at 1850 Lands End Rd. is for sale for $18 million (File contributed/ Victoria Luxury Group)
VREB records 740 sold properties in the Greater Victoria region in June 2019, up 4.5 per cent from June 2018, but down 12.7 per cent from May 2019. (File photo)

Real estate spring market ends with a ‘whimper’ in Greater Victoria

Local real estate expert cites federal mortgage stress test as reason for slow market

VREB records 740 sold properties in the Greater Victoria region in June 2019, up 4.5 per cent from June 2018, but down 12.7 per cent from May 2019. (File photo)
Sooke-tacular home for Winnipeg couple

Sooke-tacular home for Winnipeg couple

Post modern industrial architecture meets nature

  • May 31, 2019
Sooke-tacular home for Winnipeg couple
Realtor Jane Hoffman known for her luxurious lakeside listings

Realtor Jane Hoffman known for her luxurious lakeside listings

Sixteen hours days are still the norm even after 35 years in the real estate business

  • May 29, 2019
Realtor Jane Hoffman known for her luxurious lakeside listings
Innovative infill development for Sidney

Innovative infill development for Sidney

Aryze Develoments takes inspiration from Japanese architecture efficiency

  • Apr 26, 2019
Innovative infill development for Sidney
Sales are slow and listings are increasing according to the March 2019 figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board. (VREB) (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)

Real estate sales remain sluggish as prices drop in some parts of Saanich

Victoria Real Estate Board president predicts ‘somewhat static’ real estate market

Sales are slow and listings are increasing according to the March 2019 figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board. (VREB) (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)
(Charleston’s TheDigitel/Flickr)

Vacancies remain low as rents rise in B.C.

B.C. has second lowest provincial vacancy rate in Canada

(Charleston’s TheDigitel/Flickr)
(Black Press Media files)

Rate hike could ‘compound’ slowdown of B.C real housing market: realtor

Rate increase will likely mean buyers take a more cautious approach

(Black Press Media files)