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B.C. government forms Rental Housing Task Force

B.C. government forms Rental Housing Task Force

Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert to lead three-person task force
B.C.-wide coalition launches ‘Scrap the Speculation Tax’ campaign

B.C.-wide coalition launches ‘Scrap the Speculation Tax’ campaign

It started with a “Stop the Speculation Tax” petition that was launched last month by disgruntled home owners opposing the province's proposed annual tax on underused second homes in areas across B.C.
Richmond Centre redevelopment not subject to usual rules

Richmond Centre redevelopment not subject to usual rules

Richmond Centre sits on a pre-zoned site and as such its massive redevelopment will not be subject to the usual demands made by municipalities to ensure developers and new residents have contributed fairly to the community's growth.
Strata sale reveals older Richmond apartments being eyed by developers

Strata sale reveals older Richmond apartments being eyed by developers

Sale of 41-year-old, 102-unit apartment Ascott Wynde could set a precedent
Top 5 priciest homes for sale in the Lower Mainland

Top 5 priciest homes for sale in the Lower Mainland

Now that a huge North Vancouver estate, listed for a record $36.
Region’s home prices still creeping up despite market jitters

Region’s home prices still creeping up despite market jitters

March is often the hottest month of the year – at least in terms of real estate sales. But compared with March activity of the past few years, last month was a bit of a wet blanket.
Opinion: Could B.C.’s speculation tax spark more Airbnbs?

Opinion: Could B.C.’s speculation tax spark more Airbnbs?

The new B.C. speculation tax has the purported aim to push empty homes onto the long-term rental market, finance minister Carole James has said.
'China's Amazon' to start selling Canadian real estate

'China's Amazon' to start selling Canadian real estate

Chinese consumers can now buy Canadian homes online through a deal inked with Juwai.com, China’s largest real estate website selling international properties, and JD.com, which is China’s largest retailer, both online and offline.
Landlords expect more rentals after speculation tax hits

Landlords expect more rentals after speculation tax hits

The head of LandlordBC expects some homeowners will start renting out their properties to avoid the province’s new speculation tax, but says it’s too soon to estimate the extent of its impact.

B.C. home buyer confidence damaged by new tax measures, says poll

If one goal of the B.C. government’s new housing taxation policies was to cool home sales in the province, it has likely succeeded, if the results of a new poll of real estate agents are anything to go by.
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