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John Clark - Ottawa BIZ The only thing driving Canada’s housing market? Supply and demand

John Clark | 2017-08-09
I read a story in the Financial Times recently with a rather misleading headline, “Covered bonds: The European link to...

John Clark - Ottawa BIZ Why Ottawa’s housing market steers a steady course

John Clark | 2017-07-27
This spring the Ontario government announced measures intended to curb the excesses of the residential real estate market in the...

John Clark - Ottawa BIZ Where diversity is embraced, real estate will thrive

John Clark | 2017-07-13
Have you ever heard of Vanuatu? It’s a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretches...

John Clark - Ottawa BIZ If you thought railways had a major impact on RE . . .

John Clark | 2017-06-22
It took only 30 years for the railway to reshape the British landscape, the British economy and the very fabric...

John Clark - Ottawa BIZ Suburban development issues need serious solutions

John Clark | 2017-06-08
Ottawa may have a reputation as a city that still thinks it’s a town, but as anyone who visits here...

Flooding. BIZ ‘Water frontage’ and ‘river view’ still great selling points?

John Clark | 2017-05-23
Some 1,200 homeowners in the Ottawa-Gatineau area are facing costly repairs if not outright reconstruction in the wake of this...

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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...
Capital Commentary »
CMHC underwriting mortgage changes
If you are already an apartment building owner or looking to purchase an apartment building then you have two mortgage...
Value: Weighed and Measured »
The only thing driving Canada’s housing market? Supply and demand
I read a story in the Financial Times recently with a rather misleading headline, “Covered bonds: The European link to...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Why so shy? The undisclosed buyer
Most commercial real estate transaction are negotiated between parties with full disclosure as to who each party is. So why...
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 Long View »
Avoid the unexpected through good planning
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-08-15
Thirty years ago, Geraldo Rivera created a media sensation with a TV show that focused on the opening of a...
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...
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...
Westcoast News »
Vancouver’s plan for False Creek Flats falls short
Cori Howard | Westcoast News | 2017-05-30
The False Creek Flats area of Vancouver is the last bastion of opportunity for creating a diverse mix of industrial...
The Numbers Game »
Does Toronto have a condo-flipping problem?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2017-05-11
Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa recently railed against “property scalpers” in the Toronto new housing market, and the recently...
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...
National Viewpoint »
The truth behind GTA home prices
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-08-17
Cause and effect; supply and demand – the reasons for record high new home prices in the GTA are a...
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...
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...
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