Real estate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a rental housing development in Vancouver, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The federal government is hoping to help more Canadians become homeowners through a new rent-to-own initiative, but experts are warning it may not be the best pathway for everyone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Rent-to-own can help create homeowners, but experts say may not be best for everyone

Liberals plan a $200-million investment in a five-year rent-to-own program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a rental housing development in Vancouver, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The federal government is hoping to help more Canadians become homeowners through a new rent-to-own initiative, but experts are warning it may not be the best pathway for everyone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Open floor plans and high-end flooring and appliances make these homes perfect for growing families.

Designed for families: New row home development launches in Langley Sept. 17

Dreaming of living in a beautiful new row home conceived for entertaining…

  • Sep 12, 2022
Open floor plans and high-end flooring and appliances make these homes perfect for growing families.
Compass Cohousing hasn't started construction in Langley yet, but the community-building has already begun.

Sustainable, supportive and practical! The life-changing perks of cohousing

WindSong founder says Langley’s next cohousing community, Compass Cohousing has strong, unique vision

  • Sep 12, 2022
Compass Cohousing hasn't started construction in Langley yet, but the community-building has already begun.
David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Couple’s ‘dream home’ at risk of sliding into northwest B.C. river

Families look on helplessly as property erodes into river behind them

David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Langley’s real estate market has plunged back down from the sky-high levels seen during the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Home sales down by half in Langley compared to last year

Average prices continued to dip from all-time highs

Langley’s real estate market has plunged back down from the sky-high levels seen during the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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Canada’s real estate market is cooling. Here’s what to expect this fall

Realtors, economists at odds over how long pricing slide will last and how low it will go

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Michael Dupuis, associate at CBM Lawyers. To make an appointment with the CBM Lawyers Real Estate Law team, email info@cbmlawyers.com, call 604-256-5951 or visit cbmlawyers.com.

Langley real estate lawyer offers tips for a smooth home purchase

‘The only bad question is the one that doesn’t get asked’

  • Aug 22, 2022
Michael Dupuis, associate at CBM Lawyers. To make an appointment with the CBM Lawyers Real Estate Law team, email info@cbmlawyers.com, call 604-256-5951 or visit cbmlawyers.com.
Condos under construction in Langley in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township sees sudden burst of development approvals

Developers rushed to get projects approved before the election

Condos under construction in Langley in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month between June and July but this month’s drop was the smallest of the five. A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian home sales fall for fifth month in a row, down 29% from last July: CREA

New listings in July totalled 73,436, down six per cent from last July

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month between June and July but this month’s drop was the smallest of the five. A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)

Most land on City SkyTrain route already bought by developers: realtor

Langley City land assemblages are ready to be redeveloped over the next few years

Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)
Chads Island sits off the northwest shore of Princess Margaret Marine Park (Portland Island). (Photo courtesy of Unique Properties)

You can own your own private B.C. island for $2.9M

Chads Island has swimmable beaches and a protected dock

Chads Island sits off the northwest shore of Princess Margaret Marine Park (Portland Island). (Photo courtesy of Unique Properties)
Single family home prices in the Fraser Valley over the past 20 years have gone up sharply, but are now in steep decline from a peak of almost $2 million just months ago. (Fraser Valley Real Estate Board)

Home prices for Langley housing down sharply from peak just months ago

Local realtor estimates average house going for $300,000 less than in the spring

Single family home prices in the Fraser Valley over the past 20 years have gone up sharply, but are now in steep decline from a peak of almost $2 million just months ago. (Fraser Valley Real Estate Board)
John Frederickson

Even before moving in, cohousing provides community

Langley cohousing community offers the perfect balance of privacy, connection

  • Aug 1, 2022
John Frederickson
Policies recommended include investments in public housing, mandatory inclusionary zoning and tying rent increases to units rather than individual tenancies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

British Columbians support progressive housing policies to combat affordability crisis: poll

The soaring cost of housing is the single biggest component of the affordability crisis in B.C.

Policies recommended include investments in public housing, mandatory inclusionary zoning and tying rent increases to units rather than individual tenancies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
5462 Stonebridge Dr, Whistler is listed at $39 million. (Photo: MLS listing Maggi Thornhill/Engel & Volkers Whistler).

Whistler $39M home tops list of most expensive houses for sale in Canada

Houses in Vancouver and Surrey on list of top 10 pricey homes on the market in big cities

5462 Stonebridge Dr, Whistler is listed at $39 million. (Photo: MLS listing Maggi Thornhill/Engel & Volkers Whistler).
Townhouses under construction in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley sees 123 ‘assignment sale’ home flips in first quarter of 2022

Hundreds of homes under construction flipped before final sale in last several years

Townhouses under construction in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

June home sales down 24% from last year, 6% since May: CREA

Drops attributed to pressures tied to Bank of Canada’s continued hikes to its key interest rate.

A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A render of a planned building by developer Stober Group, that focuses on adding a deep sense of community for its residents (Photo from Stober Group)
A render of a planned building by developer Stober Group, that focuses on adding a deep sense of community for its residents (Photo from Stober Group)
The number of homes sold across Langley dropped sharply in April. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Housing sales still declining in Langley, prices dip

Higher interest rates are taking buyers out of the market, says BCREA economist

The number of homes sold across Langley dropped sharply in April. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Median price change of all property types by municipality (HouseSigma)

Metro Vancouver median home prices down 13.5% since February, report finds

Home prices in Metro Vancouver continue to fall as interest rates rise

Median price change of all property types by municipality (HouseSigma)