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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...

John Clark BIZ Volatility strikes the latest round of commercial property assessments

John Clark | 2017-02-02
Property values go up and property values go down. It’s the nature of the beast, driven by the vagaries of...

John Clark BIZ Canada at the mercy of every twitch and grunt in 2017

John Clark | 2017-01-12
It’s time for cautious investors to tread carefully and even the most daring to check and recheck their facts before...

John Clark BIZ A new year christened by economic contradiction

John Clark | 2017-01-09
Prices in Vancouver’s housing market have jumped by 40 per cent this year. The price of a typical single-family home...

Featured Columns

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 »
If you thought railways had a major impact on RE . . .
It took only 30 years for the railway to reshape the British landscape, the British economy and the very fabric...
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 »
Three questions to answer when leasing retail space
Leasing commercial retail space can vary by development but there are some fundamentals that most tenants should consider while shopping...
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...
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 »
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...
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 »
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...
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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