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First-timers plagued by fears over home-buying process

First-timers plagued by fears over home-buying process

More than seven in 10 Canadian first-time home buyers (71 per cent) are afraid that they’ll be hit by unanticipated costs during the process, according to a new survey by TD Bank.
Height concerns remain as six-storey development moves to public hearing

Height concerns remain as six-storey development moves to public hearing

Sechelt
Construction labour shortage a massive barrier to B.C.’s new housing: experts

Construction labour shortage a massive barrier to B.C.’s new housing: experts

Even with good intentions, appropriate funding and expedited permitting processes, there simply aren’t enough construction tradespeople to build all the homes required to meet B.C.'s housing targets, according to a group of industry experts.
B.C. cracks down on condo-flip taxation, creates rental zoning tool

B.C. cracks down on condo-flip taxation, creates rental zoning tool

A crackdown on non-payment of taxes on presale condo flips is one of three new housing measures announced by the finance minister April 24.
Sunshine Coast nowhere on list of region’s real estate investment hot spots

Sunshine Coast nowhere on list of region’s real estate investment hot spots

Considering the relative real estate value to be had on the Sunshine Coast, you might think that the area would be among the region’s hottest to invest in real estate right now – but not according to financial website MoneySense.
Judge backs buyer reneging on $6.5M purchase over land restrictions

Judge backs buyer reneging on $6.5M purchase over land restrictions

A BC Supreme Court judge has concluded a buyer who backed out of a deal to buy a $6.5 million mansion in West Vancouver was entitled to do so because a British Pacific Properties restrictive covenant significantly impacted potential uses.
Ultra-luxe home on private peninsula listed for $24.9M (PHOTOS)

Ultra-luxe home on private peninsula listed for $24.9M (PHOTOS)

If living on your own island seems idyllic but a bit inconvenient, perhaps the perfect compromise would be your own peninsula, surrounded by private beaches and rocky shoreline.
Rise or fall of home prices largely linked to purchasing power: analyst

Rise or fall of home prices largely linked to purchasing power: analyst

Whether the region’s home prices are rising or falling is significantly to do with buyers’ spending power – more so than foreign buyers or market speculation, according to the lead data analyst for Vancouver real estate firm the Rennie Group.
Gospel Rock Village heads to May public hearing

Gospel Rock Village heads to May public hearing

Gibsons
Eagleview Heights clears second reading

Eagleview Heights clears second reading

Gibsons
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