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 Adult-only apartment building ban — the real story

Calgary Sun | 2017-11-14
Ruth Adria, a battler for the rights of seniors, goes to court. She wants protection against discrimination because of age...

 BC SPCA hopes to develop student housing

Vancouver Sun | 2017-11-13
In Vancouver, a city with scarce space, long-time owners of land such as churches have also been seeking to make...

 Toronto condo’s backup power generators live, four years after ice storm

CBC | 2017-11-13
A year after Toronto revamped guidelines requiring high-rise residential condos and apartments to have long-term backup power systems, only one...

 Edmonton must change redevelopment rules: Planner

Edmonton Journal | 2017-11-10
Edmonton needs to allow a wider variety of housing in mature areas so the population and amenities in these communities don’t...

 Make Toronto housing denser, say young professionals

Toronto Star | 2017-11-08
Denser is better, say Toronto’s highly educated, high-earning young professionals, when it comes to housing. Many would elbow their way...

 Vancouver strata files class-action lawsuit against Airbnb

Vancouver Sun | 2017-11-07
A downtown Vancouver strata corporation has filed a class-action lawsuit against Airbnb, the online property rental business. The strata, located...

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The Title Page »
Title insurance — a matter of opinion
Eric Haslett | The Title Page | 2016-04-26
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CMHC underwriting mortgage changes
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The Apartment Building Expert »
Understanding cap rates in the apartment sector
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The Crowdfunding Corner »
Ontario Finance Minister updates CRELA at luncheon
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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 »
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...
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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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