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Clive Levinson

Heller Murch Realty
600-1285 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3X8

604.307.0995
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Clive Levinson

Heller Murch Realty
600-1285 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3X8

604.307.0995
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The Latest Metro Vancouver and Canada Housing and Real Estate News

Only Canada’s Top 5% of Households Could Qualify For A Mortgage On A Home: NBC

Great, you borrowed a downpayment from your parents. Only one problem — your income needs to be much higher to qualify for the ...

Better Dwelling  5 hours ago
B.C. Real Estate Association reports market “calming” with sales, average prices going “down slightly”

Agents sold 13,683 homes in April 2021.

The Georgia Straight  6 hours ago
B.C. float home residents live dream life on the water

The B.C. government doesn't want to encourage more of these communities, despite the shortage of affordable housing.

The Georgia Straight  8 hours ago
City of Vancouver to consider allowing 12-storey social housing in select areas

There is a new motion up for debate next week on potentially allowing social housing buildings up to 12 storeys in Vancouver’s ...

Daily Hive  9 hours ago
Skyrocketing real estate costs pricing Maritime homebuyers out of the market

Many Maritime hopeful homeowners are being priced out of the market, as properties across the region continue to go well over asking.

CTV News  12 hours ago
Improved Economy, and Higher Inflation May Force The BoC To Hike Early: NBC

The Canadian economy is recovering so fast, the central bank may soon have to hike rates to cool it down. That’s the take from the ...

Better Dwelling  20 hours ago
Toronto Real Estate Just Made A Move That Typically Leads To Falling Prices

Greater Toronto real estate’s inventory squeeze appears to be rapidly coming to an end. The sales to new listings ratio (SNLR) made a ...

Better Dwelling  1 day 1 hour ago
Vancouver real estate: townhouse market heats up as units sell almost a third over asking price

Buyers are said to be shifting to strata properties that are more affordable than detached homes.

The Georgia Straight  1 day 3 hours ago
Canadian Incomes Are Plummeting From Last Year’s Peak: Desjardins

Canadians hoping higher incomes will boost home prices are in for a disappointment. In Q2 2020, the average household income soared, ...

Better Dwelling  1 day 5 hours ago
"It was unreal": Hat-tossing kids show up to Stützle's home to celebrate 3-goal game (VIDEO)

Without fans in the stands at Ottawa Senators games this season, a group of kids got creative to show appreciation. Senators rookie ...

Daily Hive  1 day 13 hours ago
Canadian Home Prices Forecast To Grow Much Faster Than Inflation For Years: CMHC

Canadians should prepare for the Hunger Games and an all-out attack on affordability. That’s the takeaway from the Canada Mortgage ...

Better Dwelling  1 day 21 hours ago
Rental building for Indigenous tenants opens on Boundary Road in East Vancouver

A four-storey, 23 unit rental building for Indigenous people has opened on Boundary Road near 22nd Avenue in East Vancouver. The ...

Vancouver Sun  2 days ago
Canadian Home Prices Grew Faster When Located Further From City Center

Canadian real estate markets are placing a big premium on living further from the city. Bank of Canada (BoC) found city centers showed ...

Better Dwelling  2 days 2 hours ago
Strong demand for detached homes backed by study showing higher COVID-19 death risk in apartments

Study notes differences in mortality in private residences.

The Georgia Straight  2 days 5 hours ago
Canadian Real Estate Prices Unlikely to See Drastic Price Growth From Here: Desjardins

Canadian home prices are going to have a difficult time moving higher from here. Desjardins, the country’s largest cooperative ...

Better Dwelling  2 days 8 hours ago
Housing markets self-corrected in April, but they could get hotter as summer approaches

Some industry observers believe that only sizable regulatory interventions by governments can put brakes on what they say is a runaway ...

Financial Post  2 days 11 hours ago
This week’s Top Stories: Home Prices (Not Incomes) Grew Faster In Canada, And Down Payments Take Decades

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s top stories.  Canadian Real Estate Canadian Home Prices Have Grown Much More Than ...

Better Dwelling  3 days 5 hours ago
Real Estate Sales Growth “Exaggerated,” Market Moderating, Says Canada’s Largest Bank

Canadian real estate sales are printing big numbers, but the market is apparently moderating. That’s the take from RBC economics, ...

Better Dwelling  4 days 7 hours ago
Canadian Home Prices Have Grown Much More Than In The U.S., But Incomes Haven’t

Canadian home prices grew much faster than American home prices, but did incomes? In Canada, home prices have grown at a rate more than ...

Better Dwelling  5 days 3 hours ago
Douglas Todd: Jagmeet Singh dives into housing, B.C. megaprojects, India and race

With an election in the air, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is doubling down on how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s six-year-old ...

Vancouver Sun  6 days ago
Here's how much an extra $100,000 worth of house is really going to cost you

The average home price in Canada rose from $544,284 in March 2020 to $716,828 in March 2021 according to the Canadian Real Estate ...

Financial Post  6 days 13 hours ago
Here's what a $1 million home looks like in Metro Vancouver

A $1 million Metro Vancouver home certainly doesn’t look like it did a decade ago — or even a year ago. ...

Vancouver Sun  7 days 3 hours ago
Home sales continue to break records, but there's a new calmness in real estate market, agent says

Eight months and counting, the Fraser Valley has set yet another record for monthly home sales in April, beating a streak previously set ...

Vancouver Sun  7 days 10 hours ago
Spring sales and home prices heat up in Greater Vancouver

Greater Vancouver’s spring real estate market is off to a blistering pace. ...

Vancouver Sun  8 days 4 hours ago
Bidding wars calm down as sellers come back to Canada's housing market

Zoocasa CEO Lauren Haw speaks with Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the continued strength of the real estate market in ...

Financial Post  8 days 9 hours ago
Bosa Properties shifts focus to rental buildings instead of condo projects

Adding more rental properties has become a popular mantra for some developers. The latest to infuse this into plans is Bosa Properties ...

Vancouver Sun  9 days 2 hours ago
Douglas Todd: Why Ottawa doesn’t rein in runaway house prices

If you are curious about why many Canadian housing analysts are ...

Vancouver Sun  9 days 2 hours ago
Here's why the state of mortgage lending isn't precarious despite fear mongering about housing markets

Housing markets in Canada have defied all predictions of doom and gloom since the onset of the pandemic. Those with a bearish housing ...

Financial Post  9 days 10 hours ago
Dan Fumano: Vancouver mayor turns focus to clearing 'backlog' of rental projects

When city hall pushes back against an attempt to turn an old parkade into hundreds of rental apartments, is that a red-tape-choked ...

Vancouver Sun  14 days ago
Amid hot housing market, stretched borrowers may be stretching the truth to get loans

The recent surge in home prices has a federal regulator reminding lenders to stay sharp, but it is also prompting concern that borrowers ...

Financial Post  16 days 3 hours ago
Douglas Todd: Ottawa falls flat while B.C. house prices take to the sky

The only housing mention that caused any buzz in this week’s federal budget was Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s promise ...

Vancouver Sun  17 days 8 hours ago
Sold over asking: Why homes are being sold for far more than their listing price

Accelerating housing prices often imply that homes are selling for far more than their list or asking prices, which leaves prospective ...

Financial Post  19 days 4 hours ago
Federal government's plan to convert commercial properties into homes raises more questions

The federal government thinks it can address the country’s red-hot housing market by having property owners convert commercial ...

Financial Post  21 days 9 hours ago
Trudeau government's federal budget enters housing fray with tax on foreign owners

The federal Liberal government is planning to intervene in Canada’s red-hot housing market with a new tax aimed at foreign owners ...

Financial Post  23 days 2 hours ago
The pandemic has made our homes more than just a home — no wonder prices are soaring

The rapid increase in Canadian housing sales and prices has proven to be a mixed bag for an economy trying to crawl out of a ...

Financial Post  26 days 4 hours ago
Douglas Todd: Canadian real-estate market better for foreign investors than locals, admits housing secretary

Canadians can be grateful Ottawa’s parliamentary secretary for housing isn’t afraid of saying what’s on his mind in ...

Vancouver Sun  27 days 8 hours ago
Housing units for Chinese seniors being lost as Chinatown buildings are sold

A look at sales of buildings involving the current owner of Vancouver Grace Seniors Home to non-profit groups to build affordable ...

Vancouver Sun  28 days ago
Art deco theatre facade saved as part of giant Granville Street entertainment complex

If you haven’t been to downtown Vancouver for a while, you might notice some changes. ...

Vancouver Sun  28 days 23 hours ago
Douglas Todd: Spring's daffodils can't counter COVID-19 pessimism

At least the daffodils, tulips and cherry trees are blossoming in B.C. ...

Vancouver Sun  30 days 7 hours ago
Low rates leave policymakers with tough choices as pandemic housing boom rages

Rock-bottom interest rates that have helped prop up the Canadian economy during the pandemic are also helping fuel frenzied activity in ...

Financial Post  33 days 1 hour ago
Tightening mortgage stress test could have fast impact on housing market, RBC CEO says

The chief executive of Royal Bank of Canada on Thursday said that a proposed tweak to a mortgage stress test could have a swift effect ...

Financial Post  34 days 1 hour ago
Downtown Vancouver office vacancy rate exceeds level of 2008 financial crisis

Downtown Vancouver’s office vacancy rate is currently at 6.7 per cent, putting it above the peak levels that followed the global ...

Vancouver Sun  34 days 3 hours ago
Millennials are taking advantage of low-rate window to jump into housing market, poll suggests

A quarter of millennials have purchased homes in the past year, as the pandemic has created a near-perfect window of opportunity for ...

Financial Post  34 days 6 hours ago
Surge in home listings getting 'vapourized' by demand, BMO economist says

In Canada’s housing market, scant supply is often fingered as the culprit for soaring prices, but a research report from one of ...

Financial Post  34 days 11 hours ago
BMO chief executive urges policymakers to watch, but wait, on housing intervention

Bank of Montreal’s chief executive officer says policymakers should be thinking about the ways they could intervene in the ...

Financial Post  35 days 2 hours ago
'If you think Toronto is unaffordable now, you wait': CIBC's Benjamin Tal on GTA housing

CIBC Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal speaks with Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the state of condos and the housing ...

Financial Post  36 days 3 hours ago