There’s no denying these numbers, Vancouver is facing a new reality and it’s time to adapt. There is, however, some good news. For a deeper dive on the Vancouver real estate market, watch the full video.
Placing limits and additional restrictions on Realtors is like shooting the piano player because you don’t like the tune. The problem of affordability is much more complex and deep than any of us realize.
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada recently listed a North Vancouver estate for $36.2 million, setting a new real estate record for the city. The home is a blend of West Coast architecture with Japanese influences.
Seven of the 10 most expensive neighbourhoods in Canada are in Metro Vancouver with Toronto Downtown, Oakville and Richmond Hill in the Greater Toronto Area positioned third, sixth and 10th respectively.
Vancouver has the highest concentration of luxury homes for sale in Canada, but in eight other cities more than 50 per cent of active listings are in the $1-million-plus category, says a recent report by Point2 Homes.
The many causes of the housing crisis in Vancouver and how people are dealing with it are explored in the documentary, Vancouver: No Fixed Address, which had its world premiere at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto.
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