B.C. government wants your say on changes to rental laws

Posted on May 30, 2018

Renters and landlords in British Columbia will soon be able to push the government for changes to tenancy laws. 

A provincewide consultation has been launched by a task force to help "modernize and balance provincial tenancy laws to provide safe, secure and affordable housing."

The three-member task force, led by Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandr...

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Old Dog, New Dog

Posted on May 15, 2018

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Posted on May 03, 2018

The Toronto real estate market appears to be stabilizing after last year’s frenzied pace of sales and skyrocketing prices, but transactions have still sunk to their lowest level since 2009.The Toronto Real Estate Board revealed Thursday that the market saw 7,792 transactions in April, a 32.1 per cent drop from the same period last year when 11,468...

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Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver to close in 2020

Posted on May 02, 2018

The Four Seasons hotel in downtown Vancouver is shutting down after operating for more than 40 years.

The hotel, located on West Georgia Street next to Pacific Centre, will close for good on Jan. 31, 2020.

A statement said the hotel's landlord, Cadillac Fairview, didn't renew its lease for the property.

  • Cadillac Fairview sued the hotel in December, al...

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British Columbia considers halt to exclusive access for condo presales

Posted on May 01, 2018

Forcing developers to make preconstruction condo units available to all potential buyers at the same time and the same price is something B.C.’s Finance Minister says she is open to trying in order to help make real estate more affordable in and around Vancouver.It’s part of a broader promise by the B.C. government to address soaring real estate pr...

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6 Questions to Ask a Landlord Before You Sign

Posted on Dec 06, 2017

Why should you think about questions to ask a landlord before you sign a lease?

Let’s say you’ve found the most amazing apartment in NYC, and you’re getting it for an unbelievable price! The only downside? The place has hideous purple walls. No worries; that’s what paint is for. So you sign the lease, and as soon as you get the keys, you’re going to...

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