Four-in-Five British Columbians Back Absentee Homeowner Tax

Three-in-four residents are dissatisfied with the actions taken by the provincial government to deal with housing issues in the province. Vancouver, BC – The proportion of British Columbians who would like to implement a tax on absentee homeowners has increased over the past year, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey… Read more »

British Columbians Skeptical of Real Estate Foreign Buyer Tax

Two thirds of residents think the new tax will not make it easier for British Columbians to own a home. Vancouver, BC – While most British Columbians support the recently implemented 15-per-cent foreign buyer tax, its actual effect in leading to affordability in the domestic housing market is questioned by a large proportion of residents,… Read more »

Metro Vancouver’s management class could be leaving in droves

A large percentage of Metro Vancouver homeowners are considering cashing out their real estate gains and moving to more affordable markets—both in the Lower Mainland and elsewhere. These and other sentiments are captured in Resonance Consultancy’s new Future of B.C. Housing study, just as British Columbians have identified housing as the top provincial election issue… Read more »

For B.C. Millennials, It’s Vancouver or Nowhere

The province’s youngest owners and renters want to live in the Lower Mainland more than anywhere else. These and other sentiments are captured in Resonance Consultancy’s new Future of B.C. Housing study, just as British Columbians have identified housing as the top provincial election issue this spring. Vancouver, BC – According to a new study… Read more »

Metro Vancouver Residents Believe Region is in the Midst of a Major Housing Crisis

Foreign home buyers, population growth, shadow flipping and money laundering are seen as the primary causes. Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver residents overwhelmingly agree that the region is facing a housing crisis and largely blame foreign home buyers, local population growth, shadow flipping and money laundering for the current situation, a new Insights West poll… Read more »