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Tribunal upholds $14,500 award for tenant wrongfully evicted to make way for Airbnb

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has dismissed a judicial review of a Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) decision to award $14,500 to a tenant wrongfully evicted by the landlords who went onto list the rental unit on Airbnb. The landlords Robert Blouin and Leslie Ng had contested the decision by June 2020 decision by the […]

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Vancouver mansion linked to Bridging Finance self-dealing scandal flips for massive loss

A Vancouver mansion linked to the troubled Toronto-based private lender Bridging Finance Inc has been flipped for $800,000 less than what the seller paid for it six months ago. Property records show that the numbered company 1283942 B.C. LTD bought 1716 Drummond Drive in Vancouver’s tony Point Grey neighbourhood for $12.3 million in December 2020. […]

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Flipper makes $450K flipping Vancouver home through numbered company during pandemic

A flipper has made $450,000 dollars flipping a heritage home in East Vancouver’s Collingwood neighbourhood using a numbered company. 1298773 BC Ltd bought the 1914-built home at 2447 East 41st Avenue for $1,050,000 in April 2021, according to public records. Three days later, the numbered company listed the property for $1,499,000. The property sold on […]

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Metro Vancouver detached prices reach new all-time high in May

Metro Vancouver detached prices rallied in May 2021 to reach a new all-time high breaking the record set just a month earlier. The OpenHousing Home Price Index for detached properties – calculated using the generally-accepted and transparent repeat sales or Case-Shiller method – rose 15.40% year-over-year, the May preliminary month-end update shows. This represents an […]

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Flippers make $165K flipping downtown condo during pandemic with copy-and-paste listing

A pair of flippers in Vancouver have made a cool $165,000 flipping a downtown condo during the pandemic with a mostly copy-and-paste sales listing. Student Lola Pearl Quinn and technical recruiter XiuQi Wang bought the condo at 310-933 Seymour Street for $565,000 in October 2020, according to public records. A little over six months later, […]

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Vancouver realtor makes $420K flipping home during pandemic

A Vancouver realtor has made $420,000 flipping a heritage home in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Keith Roy of RE/MAX Select Realty bought the heritage home at 1829 Stephens Street for $1,430,000 in April 2020, according to public records. Seven months later, Roy listed the property for $1,998,000, but failed to find a buyer. Roy re-listed the […]

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Flipper makes $400K flipping brand new Vancouver home during pandemic

A flipper has made $400,000 dollars flipping a brand new home in east Vancouver’s Sunset neighbourhood. Weijian Liang bought the brand new home at 418 East 56th Avenue for $2,200,000 in July 2020, according to public records. Nine months later, Liang listed the property for $2,490,000, only to take it off the market at and […]

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Nearly half a billion dollars worth of homes flipped during the pandemic in Vancouver

Vancouver area Speculators flipped almost half a billion dollars worth of homes so far during the pandemic, an analysis of regions real estate data shows. MetroVancouver speculators have to date flipped a staggering 460 properties worth $490 million since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. OpenHousing defines a […]

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Metro Vancouver detached prices to reach another all-time high in May

Metro Vancouver detached home prices are projected to reach yet another all-time high in May 2021 breaking the previous record set just a month earlier. The OpenHousing Home Price Index for detached properties – calculated using the generally-accepted and transparent repeat sales or Case-Shiller method – are expected to rise 14.19% year-over-year, the May early […]

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Metro Vancouver detached prices reach another all-time high in April

Metro Vancouver detached home prices reached yet another all-time high in April 2021, breaking the previous record set just a month earlier. The OpenHousing Home Price Index for detached properties – calculated using the generally-accepted and transparent repeat sales or Case-Shiller method – rose 14.79% year-over-year, the April month-end update shows. This represents an increase […]

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