7 Crappy Houses Worth Crazy Amounts in Vancouver, Canada

The worst houses for the highest prices

Ilana Quinn


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I live in the most expensive city in North America.

One of the regular topics of conversation here is the affordability crisis, and rightfully so. My generation has little chance of ever affording a home.

For people in my age group, a respectable dream entails traveling the world or making it into medical school, but never saving enough to buy a house in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Even winning the lottery or colonizing Mars is more plausible. Unless, of course, one of our side hustles takes off, or we make it big on TikTok.

Older people are often just as bewildered, except for those who purchased their properties back in the 70s or 80s.

Even so, many middle-aged folks live paycheck to paycheck, barely scraping by under the heavy burden of criminally overpriced rents and ruthless landlords.

If the government fails to curtail vacant real estate, money laundering, foreign home buyers and a plethora of other pressing issues, there will be a mass exodus of millennials and Generation Z.

According to Statistics Canada, it’s already happening.

While this prediction may seem overblown to you, a quick glance at the houses on this list will be enough to convince you that Vancouver, like many other North American cities, is no longer a livable place for first-time home buyers.

1. Price Reduced!!


As the realtor excitedly states in the listing: “PRICE REDUCED!!”

At just $2,398,000, this humble abode comes fully equipped with two bedrooms and a laundry machine. What a steal!

The inside of the building looks almost industrial, with the ceiling tiles, cracked walls, and glaring light reminding me of my high school science classroom.



Ilana Quinn

I am a university student who writes under a pseudonym about history, life and faith. https://linktr.ee/ilanaquinn