Housing

Langford developers have contributed to the city’s affordable housing fund with every rezoning request over the last five years. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. city promising select new homeowners up to 75% of their down payment

The city has earmarked $3 million in grants to help 250 families buy homes

 

Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Multi-family residential housing must become priority for Langley

One reader, with a growing family, hopes government will focus on affordable housing

  • Oct 19, 2021

 

Architectural renderings show the proposed housing development on 66th Avenue in Langley Township. (Compass Cohousing/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Cohousing plan meets objection over 18-year-old park idea at Langley Township council

Council will vote on the cohousing plan at a future meeting

 

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
A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June. (Langley Advance Times files)

House prices in Langley pass $1.4 million

Detached houses saw the steepest rise in prices in September

A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June. (Langley Advance Times files)
A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Housing affordability a no-win situation

Someone is going to get hurt no matter what happens

  • Oct 1, 2021
A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
Architectural renderings show the proposed housing development on 66th Avenue in Langley Township. (Compass Cohousing/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New Langley cohousing project moves ahead at Township council

The unique style of development would be the second for Langley

Architectural renderings show the proposed housing development on 66th Avenue in Langley Township. (Compass Cohousing/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Provincial funds to streamline Langley Township development permits

The $500,000 grant will go towards software and a new online system

  • Sep 12, 2021
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Real estate industry worried Liberal housing plan won’t alleviate supply issues

‘It’s like saying, ‘come on in my store it’s 100 per cent off, but I don’t have any inventory’

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Parliament’s budget watchdog says the government is falling short of its aim of vastly expanding Canada’s affordable housing stock despite a spending ramp-up in the hundreds of millions of dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s housing strategy having ‘limited’ impact on housing need, watchdog says

Government is falling short of its aim to vastly expand Canada’s affordable housing stock

New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Parliament’s budget watchdog says the government is falling short of its aim of vastly expanding Canada’s affordable housing stock despite a spending ramp-up in the hundreds of millions of dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The site of the proposed towers. (Township of Langley)

High rise tower project in Willoughby moves ahead

A local developer is opening a sales centre next month

The site of the proposed towers. (Township of Langley)
The price of single family homes in Langley actually dropped very slightly from June – but it’s still over $1.3 million. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fewer homes for sale in Langley, but prices barely budge in July

The region is seeing a supply crunch, but buyers are taking their time

The price of single family homes in Langley actually dropped very slightly from June – but it’s still over $1.3 million. (Langley Advance Times files)
South Surrey interior designer Madelaine Sloback and her husband are doing a full renovation of their new home – and  documenting the process through a new YouTube video series. (YouTube screengrab)

South Surrey interior designer documents home renovation through YouTube series

Madeleine Sloback and husband renovating 1,600 sq.-ft. rancher after move from Vancouver

South Surrey interior designer Madelaine Sloback and her husband are doing a full renovation of their new home – and  documenting the process through a new YouTube video series. (YouTube screengrab)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Vancouver Island school gets visit from Netflix show hosts for tiny home competition

Pilot Tiny Home elective was offered for Grades 4-7

Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Townhouses for sale in the Willoughby neighbourhood of Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley home prices flat as buying frenzy ebbs

The market has moved from ‘extreme’ to ‘strong’ says head of FVREB

Townhouses for sale in the Willoughby neighbourhood of Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Langley woman’s appeal of foreign buyers tax fails

The judges found she hadn’t made her case that the law was discriminatory

Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Tenants at a Langley Township-owned home on 80th Avenue avoided two eviction dates but finally left in June. (Eviction Defense Network/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Renters move out after eviction battle with Langley Township

A legal win was no help as the tenants have left

Tenants at a Langley Township-owned home on 80th Avenue avoided two eviction dates but finally left in June. (Eviction Defense Network/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Nanaimo skyline. (Black Press Media files)

Looking for a new city to call home? Here are B.C.’s top 5 most affordable urban centres

Ranking considered affordability, economies and growing power for the cities

The Nanaimo skyline. (Black Press Media files)
The planned site of the new development is highlighted in red, with the existing Tall Timbers complex to the north and 56th Avenue to the south. (Township of Langley)

Neighbours need input on planned development near Tall Timbers: Township council

A housing development at 56th Avenue and 240th Street is on pause for now

The planned site of the new development is highlighted in red, with the existing Tall Timbers complex to the north and 56th Avenue to the south. (Township of Langley)
Last year, strata president Rob Parker and his fellow owners were facing huge increases. This year, rates are down somewhat and owners are breathing a little easier. (Langley Advance Times files)

Strata insurance costs retreat after devastating spike in 2020

Many condos and townhouse complexes are getting a break after record hikes

Last year, strata president Rob Parker and his fellow owners were facing huge increases. This year, rates are down somewhat and owners are breathing a little easier. (Langley Advance Times files)