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Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. BIZ Too hot or too cold – MPAC struggles to find the Goldilocks zone

John Clark | 2017-08-31
I don’t want to sound like sour grapes here, but there needs to be a better time to be asking...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. 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...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. 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...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. 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...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. 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...

Columnist John Clark says home ownership decisions need to be based on sound economics, not appreciation hopes. 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...

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Recognize when home ownership is too costly
Do you like it? Can you afford it? Will you be able to maintain it? These are the criteria that...
The Saskatchewan Edge »
Saskatoon’s industrial vacancy declined in 2017
We have to go back to 2014 to find a drop in Saskatoon’s industrial real estate vacancy. After a two-year...
CRE Tech: Riding the Digital Wave »
Digital Footrace: Landlords need to know tech options today
As CRE tech continues its rapid advancement, landlords who haven’t done so need to make moves to bring their technological...
The Long View »
Community plazas thrive when they look good
Richard Crenian | The Long View | 2017-12-07
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a phrase you’ve heard many times, but when it comes to plazas...
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...
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CMHC underwriting mortgage changes
If you are already an apartment building owner or looking to purchase an apartment building then you have two mortgage...
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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 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 »
Should the Ontario Municipal Board be overhauled?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2017-09-21
In Toronto, people regularly complain that they can’t find an affordable place to buy or rent, but they also complain...
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 »
A ‘Net Zero’ home: What does it really mean?
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-12-29
In Canada, our new homes are already some of the most energy efficient in the world. There has, however, been...
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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