Real estate

The 62-acre island north of Fort St. James is selling for $319,000. (Submitted photo)

You could buy this ‘rare’ private island in B.C. for just over $300,000

An entire island in the Nation Lakes north of Fort St. James is up for grabs

The 62-acre island north of Fort St. James is selling for $319,000. (Submitted photo)
Simon Phillips and Karen Kenyon (left) of Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum present a cheque of $50,000 to Shannon McRae and Lola Graham-McRae (right) as the recipient of the Dream Home Project Initiative cash award on March 18, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Nanaimo resident announced as Dream Home Project Initiative $50K recipient

Money awarded by Parksville Qualicum Beach realtors toward first-time home purchase

Simon Phillips and Karen Kenyon (left) of Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum present a cheque of $50,000 to Shannon McRae and Lola Graham-McRae (right) as the recipient of the Dream Home Project Initiative cash award on March 18, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Canadian Real Estate Association says February’s national home sales ticked up by 4.6 per cent from the month before as supply slowly returned to the market, but sales were still down by more than eight per cent since last year. A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Canada’s average home price hit record $816,720 last month as supply began to rebound

National average home price climbed by more than 20 per cent since last year: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association says February’s national home sales ticked up by 4.6 per cent from the month before as supply slowly returned to the market, but sales were still down by more than eight per cent since last year. A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The British Columbia Real Estate Association wants the province to establish a process that balances offer transparency for buyers with privacy concerns. (file)

B.C. realtors criticize proposed cooling-off period for home buyers

Proposed legislation will let homebuyers back out of a deal for a property

The British Columbia Real Estate Association wants the province to establish a process that balances offer transparency for buyers with privacy concerns. (file)
The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)

Saving Golden’s Swiss Village: Dr. Johann Roduit and Dr. Ilona Spaar reflect on iconic B.C. spot

The historic Edelweiss Village has been for sale for over a year, and preservation talks are moving

The village is over a century old and is an important historical site and was at one point the gateway to the mountaneering community in the Canadian Rockies. (RE/MAX photo)
A sign outside a home indicates that it has been rented, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

National rental price up 3% from last year, while vacancy rates hold steady: CMHC

The national vacancy rate sat at 3.1 per cent last year

A sign outside a home indicates that it has been rented, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Real estate sales slowed down in Greater Victoria in January but affordability remains an ongoing concern in the face of low inventory and soon-to-be-expected rising interest rates. (Black Press Media file photo)

Prices trend upward as real estate sales slow down in Greater Victoria

Benchmark price for a single-family home on the West Shore was $962,400 in January

Real estate sales slowed down in Greater Victoria in January but affordability remains an ongoing concern in the face of low inventory and soon-to-be-expected rising interest rates. (Black Press Media file photo)
Inventory of single-family homes has been on the decline on Vancouver Island. (PQB News file photo)
Inventory of single-family homes has been on the decline on Vancouver Island. (PQB News file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

B.C. housing sales slow amid ‘severely limited’ supply

The British Columbia Real Estate Association forecasts home prices will rise by 8.5% in 2022

(Black Press file photo)
Erica Kavanaugh is the new president of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. (VIREB photo)

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board elects new president for 2022

Erica Kavanaugh to take over leading role

Erica Kavanaugh is the new president of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. (VIREB photo)
A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

2021 home sales set Canadian new record, tops previous high by 20 per cent

CREA says about 667,000 residential properties changed hands in 2021

A for sale is sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
8408 Lawrence Rd. in Central Saanich sold last fall for its asking price of $22.75 million. According to BC Assessment, it was assessed at just under $11.15 million as of July 1, 2021. (Courtesy of Engel & Volkers)

Sold for $23-million, Island property assessed at half that

BC Assessment valued 8404 Lawrence Rd. in Central Saanich at just over $11 million.

8408 Lawrence Rd. in Central Saanich sold last fall for its asking price of $22.75 million. According to BC Assessment, it was assessed at just under $11.15 million as of July 1, 2021. (Courtesy of Engel & Volkers)
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.  THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Real estate board says Metro Vancouver home sales hit record in 2021

Sales in 2021 rose 42.2 per cent over previous year and smashed a sales volume record set in 2015

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.  THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Chip Wilson’s Point Grey home clocked in as the highest valued in the province for yet another year. (Google Maps)

Chip Wilson’s pad, a Rock House and an island: Here are the most expensive homes in B.C.

BC Assessment releases list of highest valued residential properties in the province

Chip Wilson’s Point Grey home clocked in as the highest valued in the province for yet another year. (Google Maps)
Houses are seen in an aerial view in Langley, B.C., on Wednesday May 16, 2018. Home sales in Metro Vancouver remain well below the 10 year average for the region but sellers continue to hold the upper hand as the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand for properties is steady but buyers have little to choose from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. home values increase by 22% for 2022, biggest changes in single-family houses

Breaking down what homeowners can expect, region by region

Houses are seen in an aerial view in Langley, B.C., on Wednesday May 16, 2018. Home sales in Metro Vancouver remain well below the 10 year average for the region but sellers continue to hold the upper hand as the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand for properties is steady but buyers have little to choose from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales activity in the area for the month of October remain below long-term historical averages. A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Mortgage rates predicted return to pre-pandemic levels of 3% by late 2022, BCREA says

First rate increase from Bank of Canada is expected in mid-2022

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales activity in the area for the month of October remain below long-term historical averages. A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
FILE – A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

B.C. housing market supply ‘historically low,’ could increase with rising mortgage rates

BCREA says that even with rising rates, it will take time for supply to recover

FILE – A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
House construction in Summerland B.C. (Summerland Review)

B.C. moving to ‘cooling-off period’ to stabilize hot real estate market

‘Blind bidding’ adding to soaring home prices, finance minister says

House construction in Summerland B.C. (Summerland Review)
Katherine Gray and Patrick Hossack, Realtors, Hossack + Gray Real Estate, The Agency . Lia Crowe photo

Life & Style with Katherine Gray and Patrick Hossack

Brother and sister duo talk real estate, fashion and reading material

  • Oct 27, 2021
Katherine Gray and Patrick Hossack, Realtors, Hossack + Gray Real Estate, The Agency . Lia Crowe photo
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen at sunset, as houses line a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Home sales across Metro Vancouver remained well above the 10-year average in September, but the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says prices haven’t climbed as sharply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Home demand still outstrips supply in Metro Vancouver but price hikes slow: report

Composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver just under $1.2 million

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen at sunset, as houses line a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Home sales across Metro Vancouver remained well above the 10-year average in September, but the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says prices haven’t climbed as sharply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck