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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

New Westminster strata windup and sale finds solution in a bumpy market

Just as strata owners at Kinnaird Place decided to sell their building because they couldn't afford to take on major repairs, the market ...

Vancouver Sun  8 hours ago
Douglas Todd: B.C. court decision clears way for federal action on foreign ownership

Opinion: The B.C. Appeal Court ruling should wash away the fears politicians who want to restrict foreign ownership might have about ...

Vancouver Sun  9 hours ago
Canada Is Increasing The Weight of Shelter For Inflation… It Will Lower The Numbers

Canadians have been begging for housing costs to have a greater influence on inflation. They’re going to finally get what ...

Better Dwelling  10 hours ago
Nearly 3 In 4 Canadian Real Estate Markets Have Seen Price Growth Slow

Canadian real estate markets are losing some steam after its record year. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows just over ...

Better Dwelling  16 hours ago
A detached home in Vancouver shockingly sells for under $1 million

A detached home in Vancouver has defied the odds and sold for under $1 million, selling for $100,000 less than its final listed price. ...

Daily Hive  16 hours ago
Adding needed housing supply is easier said than done — just ask our friends in the U.K.

The conflicting priorities of existing and future homeowners have led to development gridlock in Britain

Financial Post  16 hours ago
Canadian Businesses Expect The Price of Goods To Rise Almost 5%: BMO

You’re not alone if you aren’t buying the “inflation is transitory” narrative. BMO Capital Market senior economist Robert ...

Better Dwelling  1 day 5 hours ago
US Existing Home Sales Climb, But Inventory Is Climbing Even Faster

American home sales broke their losing streak last month, with sales finally climbing. National Association of Realtors (NAR) data shows ...

Better Dwelling  1 day 9 hours ago
Squamish First Nation set to decide on building over 400 affordable rental homes

Members of the Squamish First Nation are set to vote next week on the band’s most consequential housing approach since the 2019 ...

Daily Hive  1 day 12 hours ago
Global Property Bubble To Correct, Canada Is The Second Riskiest: Oxford Economics

The whole world might be in a property bubble, but Canada is the second riskiest. That’s the take from Oxford Economics in their ...

Better Dwelling  1 day 15 hours ago
Developer pitches downtown Vancouver rental development for essential workers

Proposed 47-storey tower in downtown Vancouver would have 104 rental units set aside for essential workers, but needs a zoning change ...

Vancouver Sun  2 days 8 hours ago
Global Real Estate Prices Grew At The Fastest Rate Ever. Canada Grew 3x That Rate

Global real estate prices are growing at the fastest rate ever, but it’s nothing like in Canada. US Federal Reserve data shows ...

Better Dwelling  2 days 8 hours ago
Canadian New Home Prices See Largest Growth Since 2006, But It Won’t Stick For Long

Canadian real estate has been experiencing a bit of a lull, and the new home market is no exception. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data ...

Better Dwelling  2 days 15 hours ago
Canadian Mortgage Debt Grew At The Fastest Rate Since 2010 Even With Falling Sales

Canadian mortgage credit must be seen as too cheap to pass on, since everyone is borrowing. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows the ...

Better Dwelling  3 days 8 hours ago
Canadian Real Estate Sales Fell At A Rate Over 12x Larger Than Inventory

Canadian real estate inventory is improving, relieving pressure on home prices. We took a dive through the June sales to new listings ...

Better Dwelling  3 days 17 hours ago
Changing hands in Muskoka: The property boom is ushering in a new generation of cottagers

City dwellers are crawling out of the woodwork, prepared to pay a pandemic premium for their slice of waterfront paradise

Financial Post  3 days 21 hours ago
Canadian Home Prices Increased 11x Income Before The Recent Pandemic Boom

Canadian real estate just got another data point to show how lofty recent home price gains have been. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) ...

Better Dwelling  4 days 6 hours ago
Dan Fumano: First look at Downtown Eastside’s Army & Navy property development

Analysis: Cohen and Bosa, scions of Vancouver business empires, have high hopes and lofty ambitions for Downtown Eastside development. ...

Vancouver Sun  4 days 11 hours ago
WestJet changes course on refunds; housing prices down after record high: CBC's Marketplace cheat sheet

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week.

CBC News  5 days 19 hours ago
Fixing land-use planning is the key to expediting housing construction and improving affordability

Regulations that are disconnected from local housing prices can worsen housing affordability

Financial Post  7 days 16 hours ago
Flipping houses? Be careful if you're claiming principal residence exemptions

Jamie Golombek: This recent case involved a Vancouver taxpayer who purchased, demolished, constructed and then sold three homes in a ...

Financial Post  8 days 21 hours ago
Property sales near proposed Surrey-to-Langley SkyTrain corridor higher than in surrounding areas

It's difficult to compare how land prices in areas around the Surrey to Langley line will increase compared to what happened in other ...

Vancouver Sun  9 days 16 hours ago
Vancouver housing prices stay hot even as market cools: Royal LePage report

In B.C., Kelowna posted the highest gains for single-detached homes at 40 per cent, followed by Abbotsford and Langley.

Vancouver Sun  9 days 18 hours ago
Ontario bidding wars are so bad one company is giving employees $20,000 towards down payment

Firm offers one-time gift after hearing about employees' struggles to buy a home in the blistering housing market

Financial Post  10 days 16 hours ago
B.C. housing market cooling, but June prices up 22 per cent from 2020

The largest June year-to-year price increases were recorded by real estate boards in Vancouver Island, the Interior and the Fraser Valley.

Vancouver Sun  11 days 14 hours ago
CMHC at a crossroads: Agency faces tough decisions after losing mortgage insurance market share

Implementation of tighter standards dropped it to third place — and at least one observer doesn't think it can regain its position

Financial Post  11 days 18 hours ago
Douglas Todd: Canada has abandoned middle class, says B.C.'s former top civil servant

Opinion: Just-retired Don Wright has seized on his new-found freedom to produce a powerful work that aims to unlock stagnating wages, by ...

Vancouver Sun  12 days 8 hours ago
Vancouver agrees to terms to renew leases for co-op housing on city land

Framework gives Vancouver ability to renegotiate leases at below-market rates for 57 co-ops representing 3,700 units around city with ...

Vancouver Sun  14 days 7 hours ago
Douglas Todd: B.C. Liberals try to divert eyes from disastrous housing record

Opinion: The Opposition is revealing that its grasp of the forces that shape housing prices is simple-minded. By shouting ‘racism,’ ...

Vancouver Sun  14 days 16 hours ago
Homebuilders have been busy during the pandemic, but Canada still needs more housing

With housing affordability worsening, a severe dent in prices will require a significant increase in new construction

Financial Post  15 days 13 hours ago
Downtown Vancouver luxury presale condo project testing market

The last Downtown Vancouver presale condo launch to go well was The Butterfly, by Westbank, in 2017.

Vancouver Sun  16 days 16 hours ago
Surrey condo strata ordered to pay owners over $4,000 because it failed to investigate smoking complaints

Civil resolution tribunal found that because one of the owners had a disability made worse by second-hand smoke, the strata had a higher ...

Vancouver Sun  17 days 6 hours ago
Douglas Todd: Sky-high housing prices causing psychological harm

Anxiety is common among those squeezed out of the housing market. So is anger. And, for many, a feeling of inadequacy.

Vancouver Sun  21 days 3 hours ago
Baby boomers vs. millennials: The fight over real estate heats up

Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper speaks about how millions of baby boomers are intending to buy homes in the next five years

Financial Post  23 days 14 hours ago
'Number one' casualty of rising interest rates will be Canada's housing market

Benjamin Tal, CIBC's deputy chief economist, on how interest rate hikes will affect the Canadian economy

Financial Post  24 days 16 hours ago
Daphne Bramham: Tla'amin Nation roots out conflict of interest and hints at more to come

"We are committed to untangling the complex web of numbered companies that marked this era of economic development for our Nation so ...

Vancouver Sun  28 days 6 hours ago
This Week in History: 1966: A concrete monstrosity is proposed for Gastown waterfront

Plan would have made the downtown waterfront a forest of brutalist office towers

Vancouver Sun  28 days 11 hours ago
Fierce bidding wars ignite condo property market

Lauren Haw, CEO of Zoocasa says even though sales are slowing the market is far from cooling

Financial Post  28 days 17 hours ago
How to test-drive your mortgage before you get stuck with a home you can't afford

Unforeseen maintenance costs can be a budget killer as a homeowner

Financial Post  28 days 23 hours ago
What the flattening bid-rent curve means for the future of downtown real estate

Consumer preferences and WFH technologies will play increasing roles in determining the future desirability of a location

Financial Post  42 days 14 hours ago
Banks find ways around mortgage stress test

Leah Zlatkin, LowestRates.ca expert and Principal broker at Brite Mortgage, talks about how the mortgage stress test has affected the market

Financial Post  45 days 16 hours ago
Can't afford a house in the city? Don't ask the government for help

Ted Rechtshaffen: The ‘I deserve a city house’ argument is a losing battle for all

Financial Post  46 days 9 hours ago
Why using property taxes to control increases in housing prices is a bad idea

Municipalities run risk that people vote with their feet and move

Financial Post  49 days 17 hours ago