With federal election campaigns underway, housing affordability is expected to be top of mind for many voters and recent data shows that six of B.C.'s ridings have some of the worst rental housing affordability in the country.
The number of homes sold in the Greater Vancouver area was up in August compared with a year ago, but benchmark prices for the major categories of housing was down, the region's real estate board says.
The provincial government is trying to improve care for people staying in assisted living residences with a series of amendments to strengthen the Community Care and Assisted Living Act and protect the vulnerable.
The Village, as it's called, is a private care facility on 198th Street that's scheduled to open its doors in August. It can house up to 76 people, and features "cottage-like" homes all set at ground-level, to allow for easy access to the outdoors.
The federal government is facing new questions about how much its plans for a rent-supplement program for low-income households will help them afford high rents, detailed in a new study and newly obtained government documents detailing the affordability crunch.
A report analyzing gasoline prices in British Columbia says rising land costs and credit card processing fees may account for nearly the entire differential in retail margins observed between Vancouver and comparable areas up to the end of last year.
From sea to shining sea, there's a lot of variety when it comes to Canadian real estate. Listings websites often feature multimillion-dollar condos in cities like Vancouver and Toronto, but what's on the luxury market elsewhere?