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Canadian reverse mortgage debt tops $4BN for first time

Canadian reverse mortgage debt tops $4BN for first time

Reverse mortgage debt increased 13 per cent over one year, as more seniors choose to stay in their homes
New 23-storey office tower planned for West Georgia Street

New 23-storey office tower planned for West Georgia Street

A 23-storey office tower with retail space at street level is proposed for 450 West Georgia at Richards Street. W.T. Leung Architects filed a rezoning application for the project.
City of Vancouver wants input into cutting red tape in its building permit procedures

City of Vancouver wants input into cutting red tape in its building permit procedures

‘Regulation Redesign’ aims to simplify rules for city building
Downsizing out? Vast majority of older homeowners want to stay in their home

Downsizing out? Vast majority of older homeowners want to stay in their home

Only 14 per cent of Canadian baby boomers actively want to move, and more than half of those would choose a condo, finds survey
Vancouver renters shouldn't be noise buffers says pro-housing activist

Vancouver renters shouldn't be noise buffers says pro-housing activist

Critic objects to using rental buildings to 'shield' single-family homes from traffic noise and limiting most such buildings to on or by arterial roads
Robust home sales outpace low inventory in Metro Vancouver last month: board

Robust home sales outpace low inventory in Metro Vancouver last month: board

Home sellers once again getting the upper hand as demand exceeds supply, especially among condos and townhomes
Are small, windowless rooms acceptable as bedrooms?

Are small, windowless rooms acceptable as bedrooms?

'Inboard,' also known as 'borrowed-light' bedrooms, allowed under the City of Vancouver's Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Program
Kingsway site eyed for market rental building

Kingsway site eyed for market rental building

A site on Kingsway at Clark Drive could become home to a six storey-market rental building. Stuart Howard Architects, which designed the building, filed a rezoning application for the 43-unit project planned for property at 1265 to 1281 Kingsway.
Six-storey market rental building proposed for Marpole

Six-storey market rental building proposed for Marpole

Six floors. Sixty-five units. That’s the latest proposal for a market rental building envisioned for West 70th Avenue near at Montcalm Street in Marpole. Matthew Cheng Architect Inc. designed the building for 1325 West 70th Ave.
West Kits Residents Association feels blue about four-storey rental buildings

West Kits Residents Association feels blue about four-storey rental buildings

Pro-housing group considers measures 'far too modest'