Housing

Crews work at the former Surrey Public Market site in Newton on Thursday, Feb. 10. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

VIDEO: Signs of life at former Surrey Public Market site in Newton

On long-dormant property, ‘West Vancouver style of living’ promised in 76 townhouses

Crews work at the former Surrey Public Market site in Newton on Thursday, Feb. 10. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Council chambers at Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

Housing task force says Surrey council is ‘whitewashing’ homeless crisis

‘Perhaps there was a misunderstanding on the part of PH2H,’ Coun. Allison Patton said

Council chambers at Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)
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Council approves replacement report on Surrey’s housing needs

It gave the nod to second report on Monday after SSC majority rejected the first version as too negative

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The Canadian Real Estate Association reported that the national average home price hit $713,500 in December, up almost 18 per cent from the same month one year earlier. File photo

Canada’s housing ministers meet as MPs ready for more hearings on pace of price gains

Low mortgage rates and consumer demand for larger spaces outstripping supply

The Canadian Real Estate Association reported that the national average home price hit $713,500 in December, up almost 18 per cent from the same month one year earlier. File photo
More multi-unit ground-level development, such as townhouses, is in high demand in White Rock, according to the city’s new Housing Needs Report. Creative Outlet photo

Report outlines six categories of housing needs in City of White Rock

Study a first step to creating more responsive policy

More multi-unit ground-level development, such as townhouses, is in high demand in White Rock, according to the city’s new Housing Needs Report. Creative Outlet photo
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First homes of Surrey’s new Flamingo block sell quickly in future ‘15-minute city’

‘The public believes in the revitalization of Surrey’s historic Whalley district,’ developer says

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The Métis Nation flag, left, with the Canadian and British Columbian flags.
The Métis Nation flag, left, with the Canadian and British Columbian flags.
Langford developers have contributed to the city’s affordable housing fund with every rezoning request over the last five years. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. city promising select new homeowners up to 75% of their down payment

The city has earmarked $3 million in grants to help 250 families buy homes

Langford developers have contributed to the city’s affordable housing fund with every rezoning request over the last five years. (Black Press Media file photo)
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen at sunset, as houses line a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Home sales across Metro Vancouver remained well above the 10-year average in September, but the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says prices haven’t climbed as sharply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Home demand still outstrips supply in Metro Vancouver but price hikes slow: report

Composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver just under $1.2 million

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen at sunset, as houses line a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Home sales across Metro Vancouver remained well above the 10-year average in September, but the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says prices haven’t climbed as sharply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rendering of the proposed development at 75A Avenue and Scott Road showing the two six-storey apartment buildings, as seen from the southeast (intersection of 75A Avenue and Scott Road). (Hari Homes Inc. and Arzone Real Estate Investment Ltd. image)

Six-storey North Delta apartment project going to public hearing

Two six-storey apartment buildings, 10 three-storey townhouses pitched for Scott Road and 75A Avenue

Rendering of the proposed development at 75A Avenue and Scott Road showing the two six-storey apartment buildings, as seen from the southeast (intersection of 75A Avenue and Scott Road). (Hari Homes Inc. and Arzone Real Estate Investment Ltd. image)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Real estate industry worried Liberal housing plan won’t alleviate supply issues

‘It’s like saying, ‘come on in my store it’s 100 per cent off, but I don’t have any inventory’

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Parliament’s budget watchdog says the government is falling short of its aim of vastly expanding Canada’s affordable housing stock despite a spending ramp-up in the hundreds of millions of dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s housing strategy having ‘limited’ impact on housing need, watchdog says

Government is falling short of its aim to vastly expand Canada’s affordable housing stock

New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Parliament’s budget watchdog says the government is falling short of its aim of vastly expanding Canada’s affordable housing stock despite a spending ramp-up in the hundreds of millions of dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Despite overwhelming support at a July 26 public hearing, UNITI’s Harmony project, proposed for the 15100-block of 20 Avenue, was defeated. (File photo/Jack Hundial Facebook photo)

South Surrey inclusive-housing project defeated

Early morning council decision ‘devastating’: Tennant

Despite overwhelming support at a July 26 public hearing, UNITI’s Harmony project, proposed for the 15100-block of 20 Avenue, was defeated. (File photo/Jack Hundial Facebook photo)
South Surrey interior designer Madelaine Sloback and her husband are doing a full renovation of their new home – and documenting the process through a new YouTube video series. (D/Vision photo)

South Surrey interior designer documents home renovation through YouTube series

Madeleine Sloback and husband renovating 1,600 sq.-ft. rancher after move from Vancouver

South Surrey interior designer Madelaine Sloback and her husband are doing a full renovation of their new home – and documenting the process through a new YouTube video series. (D/Vision photo)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Vancouver Island school gets visit from Netflix show hosts for tiny home competition

Pilot Tiny Home elective was offered for Grades 4-7

Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Nanaimo skyline. (Black Press Media files)

Looking for a new city to call home? Here are B.C.’s top 5 most affordable urban centres

Ranking considered affordability, economies and growing power for the cities

The Nanaimo skyline. (Black Press Media files)
John Anjo, founder/ director of Dwelltech, poses in front of his newest creation. The YOCTO is a 72 square foot tiny home with all the fixings. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge company builds remarkably tiny home

Dwelltech founder constructs 72 square foot home as passion project

John Anjo, founder/ director of Dwelltech, poses in front of his newest creation. The YOCTO is a 72 square foot tiny home with all the fixings. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
Credit cards are displayed in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Equifax says the debt profile of Canadians has changed throughout the pandemic, with mortgages accounting for a larger portion of people’s debt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year low

Potential exists that first-time homebuyers are starting to get priced out of the market

Credit cards are displayed in Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Equifax says the debt profile of Canadians has changed throughout the pandemic, with mortgages accounting for a larger portion of people’s debt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Apartments for rent sign. (File photo)

City of White Rock to host online renters’ forum

Virtual event to be held from 5:30- 7 p.m. on June 10

Apartments for rent sign. (File photo)
The RBC Royal Bank of Canada logo is seen in Halifax on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

RBC CEO wants policy-makers to tackle lack of housing supply pushing up prices

New mortgage stress rules come into effect on June 1

The RBC Royal Bank of Canada logo is seen in Halifax on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
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