Douglas Todd: Vancouver realtor's advice on 'how to avoid foreign-buyers tax' points to larger problem

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 19:06:10 +0000

Analysis: How effective can taxes on foreign ownership be if there are experts leading clients through the exemptions and loopholes?

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Douglas Todd: Vancouver realtor's advice on 'how to avoid foreign-buyers tax' points to larger problem

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 19:06:10 +0000

Analysis: How effective can taxes on foreign ownership be if there are experts leading clients through the exemptions and loopholes?

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Downtown Vancouver office vacancy rate exceeds level of 2008 financial crisis

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 21:03:31 +0000

“Companies aren’t abandoning their office premises, but where there’s an opportunity to slim down, and make do with less, that’s where we’re at,” said Ross Moore of Cresa.

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Condo developers perk up as buyers return to Metro Vancouver presale market

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 03:27:32 +0000

Two condo projects illustrate how tricky it has been navigating first the pandemic and then a very sharp, recent return of interest in presales

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Metro Vancouver’s presale condo market recovers in 2020, as long-term investors return

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 23:53:20 +0000

Investors will return to the presale condo market, “but it’s a much more longer-view investor. It’s not the speculator that we were seeing in 2016 and 2017.”

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REITs take long view of Vancouver’s rental market even as vacancies rise, rents drop

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 23:41:33 +0000

Recent deal saw 614 units owned by Vancouver-based Hollyburn Properties in the West End, South Granville, West Point Grey, Kitsilano and Marpole areas sold to two Ontario-based real estate investment trusts

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Hotel, film studio dangled as option for Western Speedway lands near Victoria

Credit to Author: Carey Bermingham| Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2021 21:10:30 +0000

According to a Langford staff report, the developers have suggested allowing racing to continue until the fall of 2022 and then offering the city $2.5 million to help find a new spot and rebuild the race course.

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B.C. real estate regulator clamps down on activities of 'Wolf of Burrard Street'

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 01:06:32 +0000

The length of time it would take to investigate the scope of Colton Roberts’ activities would be detrimental to public interest without a order to stop, according to the superintendent of real estate.

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