Real estate

The The Homebuilders Association Vancouver is hosting its Housing Excellence awards online, in a livestream, on Friday, June 19, 2020. (HAVAN)

Homebuilders Association Vancouver to livestream excellence awards on June 19

Viewers will have a chance to win a $1,500 design consultations

The The Homebuilders Association Vancouver is hosting its Housing Excellence awards online, in a livestream, on Friday, June 19, 2020. (HAVAN)
Black people make up 3.5 per cent of Canada’s population and 5.2 per cent of CMHC employees (The Canadian Press)

CMHC re-assessing policies through a racialized lens to eliminate discrimination

Black people make up 3.5 per cent of Canada’s population and 5.2 per cent of CMHC employees

Black people make up 3.5 per cent of Canada’s population and 5.2 per cent of CMHC employees (The Canadian Press)
Real estate market sees ‘thaw’ in Langley

Real estate market sees ‘thaw’ in Langley

Sales are still low, but are rebounding

Real estate market sees ‘thaw’ in Langley
Real estate for sale signs are shown in Oakville, Ont. on Saturday, Dec.1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan

CMHC sees declines in home prices, sales, starts that will linger to end of 2022

CMHC said average housing prices could fall anywhere from nine to 18 per cent in its forecast

Real estate for sale signs are shown in Oakville, Ont. on Saturday, Dec.1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan
First-time buyers to downsizers: Meet your Realtor for life

First-time buyers to downsizers: Meet your Realtor for life

Realtor Angela Evennett has the experience and credentials to help you find the right home

  • May 25, 2020
First-time buyers to downsizers: Meet your Realtor for life
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Multi-unit housing starts up in some parts of Canada in April despite COVID-19

CMHC estimates a 10.8 per cent month-over-month increase in its national seasonally adjusted annual rate

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Home prices won’t recover from COVID for at least 2 years, CMHC says

Preliminary figures indicate that about one in 10 Canadian home owners have deferred mortgage payments

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The real estate market in Langley saw a 50 per cent drop in sales in April as the full effect of the pandemic kept people inside and disrupted the economy. (Langley Advance Times files)

Coronavirus hammers Langley housing market

Without buyers visiting open houses, sales dropped 50 per cent

The real estate market in Langley saw a 50 per cent drop in sales in April as the full effect of the pandemic kept people inside and disrupted the economy. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley home sales were steady overall in March, but the numbers conceal rapid growth in early weeks, and a slump by the end of the month. (Black Press Media files)

Strong home sales in early March plunged as virus hit

Sales were trending upwards before physical isolation began

Langley home sales were steady overall in March, but the numbers conceal rapid growth in early weeks, and a slump by the end of the month. (Black Press Media files)
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

B.C. Real Estate Association calls for stop to open houses during pandemic

Association working with government to help secure relief funding for realtors

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Surrey City Centre is the subject of a Home Buying 101 Forum hosted by Homebuilders Association Vancouver and BC Housing on March 24, 2020.(City of Surrey)

Home Buying 101 Forum cancelled due to COVID-19

Free event takes place March 24 at Surrey City Hall

Surrey City Centre is the subject of a Home Buying 101 Forum hosted by Homebuilders Association Vancouver and BC Housing on March 24, 2020.(City of Surrey)
Loving life in Langley: More growth means more options for everything!

Loving life in Langley: More growth means more options for everything!

Realtor Guy Biggar is ready to help you navigate the rising local real estate market

  • Mar 9, 2020
Loving life in Langley: More growth means more options for everything!
Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Ottawa to change stress test rate for insured mortgages next month

Qualifying rate will be borrower’s contract rate or weekly median 5-year fixed insured mortgage rate

Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)                                (Black Press Media files)

Victoria, Abbotsford record biggest jumps in rent prices nationwide: report

Toronto and Vancouver had priciest rentals in Canada

Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)                                (Black Press Media files)
Real estate for sale sign. (The Canadian Press files)

CREA reports home sales up 11.5% compared with a year earlier

Home prices declined slightly in Greater Vancouver and in Prairie cities

Real estate for sale sign. (The Canadian Press files)
Erik Brown spoke to realtors at the annual FVREB conference in Langley on Friday, Feb. 7 about his part in the rescue of a soccer team from a flooded Thai cave. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Thai cave diver shares fears, determination behind rescue effort

Erik Brown of Langley was the only Canadian among the team of divers

Erik Brown spoke to realtors at the annual FVREB conference in Langley on Friday, Feb. 7 about his part in the rescue of a soccer team from a flooded Thai cave. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Mark Chandler is being sued by local creditors. As of 2020, he is awaiting trial on fraud charges in California. (Langley Advance Times files)

Lawsuits target Langley home of condo builder

Local investors say they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to Mark Chandler’s company

Mark Chandler is being sued by local creditors. As of 2020, he is awaiting trial on fraud charges in California. (Langley Advance Times files)
Real estate sales are a bit down in Langley from last January. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Real estate numbers dampened in January in Langley

Sales were lower than last year, and fewer people are listing homes for sale

Real estate sales are a bit down in Langley from last January. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. The Alberta Real Estate Association is providing its members with an emergency response app after a realtor was sexually assaulted at an open house in Calgary last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver-area home sales rebound from last year as prices inch downward

2020 began with fewer homes listed for sale than is typical for this time of year

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. The Alberta Real Estate Association is providing its members with an emergency response app after a realtor was sexually assaulted at an open house in Calgary last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Prices for detached houses in Langley still hover around $1 million on average after a year of slower-than-average sales and declining prices. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley home sales higher in December

Prices are still flat or down from a year ago

Prices for detached houses in Langley still hover around $1 million on average after a year of slower-than-average sales and declining prices. (Langley Advance Times files)