In the spirit of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, YPNextHome put together our own bracket of championship housing markets across Canada. It's East versus West, as city market takes on city market to determine the eventual Canadian slam-dunk champion.
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The idea is to coax buyers into the red-hot market.
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Surging real estate values added $2.3 million to B.C. cabinet ministers’ personal wealth this year alone, as the government says coming measures to …
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"Greater Vancouver is a special place in terms of property ownership. People come here from all over the world, and feel safe and at home. This has created a firestorm with respect to owning property, not only from our neighbours to the south, but also China, South Korea, Iran, India and other parts of the world."
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The executive director says she feels "complicated" about taking the money.
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Sitting on 4.3 private acres, the 8,300 sq.-ft. gated estate is hidden behind old-growth trees but boasts modern features including a home theatre, gym, and wine cellar.

BC Assessment is sending out warning letters to about 37,000 property owners — mostly in Greater Vancouver — to brace themselves for a sharp rise in their property assessments in the new year.

A breathtaking beachside property on Vancouver Island has sold for an equally breathtaking price.The 9,600 sq.-ft. luxury home on sublime Chesterman Beach in Tofino was snapped up for $3.6 million. It’s the highest-ever reported residential sale in the picturesque community, according to Brian Danyliw, senior vice-president of Engel & Volkers Nanaimo.The buyer from Alberta “wanted […]

In an infographic (you can see it with a full breakdown here), the analytical site used Google Maps to determine how long it will take for a “worst case scenario” trip in major metropolises across the country.

The move is designed to cool down the smoking-hot housing market in some of Canada’s biggest cities.
Here are five things to know about the changes: