Nine months after the B.C. government raised the foreign-buyer tax on Metro Vancouver homes to 20% of the property's values, searches by potential buyers in China have surged through the, China's biggest international real estate portal. Carrie Law, CEO and Director of Juwai says Vancouver may appear a relative bargain for Chinese buyers. "Vancouver still offers Chinese the prospect of homes or apartments at a relatively low price compared to similar property in China. The price per square metre for an apartment in downtown Vancouver is 37% lower than in Shanghai, according to Numbeo," reports Business Vancouver (24 October 2018).