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 Juwai.com, 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).