Monday, September 25, 2023
The change aims to address the housing crisis and simplify zoning regulations. (2 minute read)
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Our forecast checks market trends and economic factors to predict what the housing market will look like in the rest of 2023. (2 minute read)
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Read about the conditions required for paying capital gains, and what you need to do even if you don't have to pay. (2 minute read)
Friday, September 1, 2023
Property taxes in BC are due the first business day after July 1. If you buy a home at another time, you may have to pay a share of the year to avoid a penalty.
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Affordable housing projects in Vancouver received grants worth over $8.7 million, partially from Vancouver’s EHT. (1 minute read)
Monday, August 21, 2023
Detailed information about BC's SVT and property exemptions. (4 minute read)
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
What can we learn about the current market by looking at previous tightening cycles? (5:16 video, 12 minute read)
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
To attract buyers and ensure you receive a price that works best for you, your Realtor will help establish your home’s current market value.
Friday, February 17, 2023
What is the Bank of Canada considering when it comes to interest rates - and how will this help us understand what's going to happen to rates in the future? (5 minute read)
Monday, February 6, 2023
REBGV's Director of Statistics and Data Analytics looks at what the latest StatsCan projections could mean for our housing market. (7 minute read)
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
REBGV’s Economics team released their latest housing forecast for 2023. Will home prices increase? Read the full report to find out. (8 minute read)
Monday, January 30, 2023
What makes a trend? Andrew Lis, Director of Economics and Data Analytics explains in the first of his new blog series. (8 minute read)
Thursday, January 26, 2023
REBGV Director, economics and data analytics presented his market outlook to REALTORS® at an exclusive online event in January. (1:48:22 video)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Births, deaths, migration – what do these have to do with the housing market? Andrew Lis explains in the latest episode of The Lede. (2:54 minute video)
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Andrew Lis, REBGV's economist and data analyst, looks at what makes a statistical trend in this video blog. (4:41 minute video)
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
You can now find historical home sale prices on REALTOR.ca for homes actively listed for sale. (2 minute read)
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
The plan promises new densification to accommodate 260,000 new residents and 210,000 new jobs. (1 minute read)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Andrew is an applied economist and data scientist specializing in real estate and urban land economics with experience in the public and private sectors. (1 minute read)
Thursday, June 30, 2022
The approved Broadway plan will include a significant number of new homes, increase tenant protection, new space for more jobs, and more. (3 minute read)
Friday, February 18, 2022
Owners of strata property in buildings with rental restrictions are no longer exempt from the BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax. (1 minute read)
Friday, February 18, 2022
REBGV Economist Keith Stewart's January 2022 Jobs Report is now available. (1 minute read)
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
There are many strata townhomes but very few fee-simple, individually owned row homes in Metro Vancouver. Why? And how can row homes help with affordability? (3 minute read)
Monday, February 14, 2022
The City of Vancouver is starting a pilot program to streamline densification on single-family lots. (3 minute read)
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Learn about the employment trends observed through the end of 2021 and how they could impact the housing market in 2022.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Positive employment trends, like falling unemployment and an increase in higher earning jobs, support rising housing demand, according to the Metro Vancouver Jobs Report published by REBGV Economist Keith Stewart.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Will low rates continue or start to rise?
Monday, October 25, 2021
The City of Vancouver’s real estate department has released a conceptual plan to redevelop city-owned land on False Creek.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Read this report that takes stock of what has happened in Metro Vancouver’s housing market within the pandemic and what we can expect in the months ahead.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Property owners in the Agricultural Land Reserve who meet certain conditions will be able to build a second permanent dwelling as of December 31, 2021.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Before building a laneway home or buying a property with one, you should understand the tax implications of doing so.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Cannabis is regulated at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. Here’s a summary of how it’s dealt with in Greater Vancouver municipalities.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
If a home is more than 60 years old, home owners may refer to it as having character merit or as “heritage”, regardless of how well it has been preserved or how much it has been altered over the years.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Many local governments in Greater Vancouver have a bylaw or policy addressing tree removal, retention, pruning and damage on private property. This fact sheet is an overview.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Here are solutions offered by the three main parties as well as the BC Conservative Party which makes substantive housing related recommendations.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
If you have a household income under $120,000 and want to buy a home in Vancouver, a new proposal from the city – had it passed – might’ve interested you.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Green homes are the future. By 2032 all new homes in BC will have to be up to 80 per cent more energy efficient than today.