In this series, a Tyee partnership with the CBC, reporter Luke Brocki ventures to find out whether it's possible for a 30-something freelancer like him to ever own a home in Vancouver's daunting housing market. Is his creative exile in the suburbs inevitable? Why are housing prices so rapidly outpacing incomes in Vancouver? What is government doing to help? And are there lessons to be learned in other jurisdictions? These questions and more are tackled in this eight-part series.
In This Series
My journey into Vancouver's real estate racket, and dark nights of the soul about selling out my artist friends. First in a series.
A mortgage broker lifts my spirits, but the realtor reality is another story.
My Vancouver house-hunting triggers a flight response. What is lost when aspiring owners leave?
Question of who's buying from abroad looms over every Vancouver housing debate. I seek out the experts.
Or, tackling the seemingly simple question of housing supply. My aspiring owner's inquest continues.
Models from Whistler and Toronto take a different tack to up supply. Your attention, Vancouver.
What can the city do to boost affordable housing in Vancouver? The mayor weighs in.
Buy a rental property? Co-own? There's no easy way. Last in a series.