A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver on June 12, 2018. The Canadian Real Estate Association says home salesRead More →

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver on June 12, 2018. The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales rose 11.5 per cent in January compared with a year earlier to reach the highest sales figures for the month in 12 years, even as new listings remain constrained.The association says seasonally-adjusted sales were down 2.9 per cent from December, dragged down by an 18 per cent drop in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward