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John Clark BIZ Big city working, small town living: Best of both worlds

John Clark | 2017-04-18
What is it going to take to motivate people to return to small town Canada? Towns and smaller cities continue...

ForSale BIZ Caveat Emptor: The Romans still have it right

John Clark | 2017-04-10
I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again. The Ancient Romans may not have been thinking about...

John Clark BIZ The need to make tax rebates for vacancies fairer for everyone

John Clark | 2017-03-24
There is a perception among some municipal officials that commercial property owners, by and large, would rather have a tax...

John Clark BIZ Where is your lottery ticket to fund retirement?

John Clark | 2017-03-13
Personal saving in Canada appears doomed to join such fading skills as cursive writing and knowing how to dial a...

John Clark BIZ Time for an Ontario ombudsman for residential property assessments?

John Clark | 2017-02-22
I’ve talked many times about the need for property owners, both residential and commercial, to be protected from excessive assessments....

John Clark BIZ A fairer way to implement property assessments?

John Clark | 2017-02-16
Last week, I took part in a stakeholders meeting with Ontario’s Municipal Property Assessment Corp. (MPAC) on how the process...

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National Viewpoint »
Homeownership a wise goal for all Canadians
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-02-27
Over the past few years, demographics regarding homeownership in Canada have changed, especially for those entering the marketplace – largely...
Finance Re-imagined »
Debunking the myths around Vancouver real estate prices
The big news out of Vancouver recently has been the release of a report by Resonance Consulting about the future...
Value: Weighed and Measured »
Big city working, small town living: Best of both worlds
What is it going to take to motivate people to return to small town Canada? Towns and smaller cities continue...
The Long View »
Understanding and investing in commercial real estate
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-03-19
Too often you hear a phrase that is commonly used and you have a rough idea what it means without...
The Crowdfunding Corner »
Ontario Finance Minister updates CRELA at luncheon
Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa recently told Commercial Real Estate Lenders Association (CRELA) members he would like to see...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Saskatoon office trends you need to know
In spite of a forecast for a slight increase in the unemployment rate and decrease in housing starts in Saskatchewan,...
Capital Commentary »
The power of the second mortgage
Many people think of second mortgages as an option reserved for riskier deals or under-capitalized borrowers. The truth is that...
Let's Make Things Interesting »
What to expect from the Vancouver housing market
What will the year 2017 hold for real estate and development in the lower mainland? It’s a question that has...
The Title Page »
Title insurance — a matter of opinion
Eric Haslett | The Title Page | 2016-04-26
“What more am I getting?” This is one of the first questions people ask when their lawyer suggests purchasing...
The Numbers Game »
If you hate condos, you should hope that more get built
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2016-09-30
A lot of people don’t like condominium apartments, they would never live in them, and they don’t like that they...
The Strategic Broker »
A boom for rental as owners cash out of homes
Sean Tait | The Strategic Broker | 2017-04-11
Today, millions of Canadians have been blessed with unprecedented wealth due in large part to one key financial asset: their...
The Apartment Building Expert »
Understanding cap rates in the apartment sector
Capitalization rates, or cap rates, are a way of estimating the general rate of return of an apartment building by...
Westcoast News »
B.C. is proof foreign buyer tax won’t cool hot housing prices
Cori Howard | Westcoast News | 2017-04-21
As the Ontario government begins implementing regulatory measures to improve affordability, news in B.C. is that our tax-induced housing correction...
The Petrus Report »
Real estate trades then and now … negative leverage then and positive leverage now
Pierre Gagne | The Petrus Report | 2016-05-09
Why do we all hear grievances that prices in commercial real estate are too high when Marshnet reports sales/purchases of...
BOMA Canada News »
BOMA Regina hosts BOMEX for the first time
Victoria Gabel | BOMA Canada News | 2016-10-10
For the first time in its history, BOMEX® came to the Queen City of Regina! From September 20-22nd, BOMA Regina...
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