Douglas Todd: Trudeau's crackdown on real-estate investors won't work. Here's why.

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 15:45:04 +0000

Opinion: The Liberal government’s headline-grabbing attempts to rein in rampant housing speculation are full of loopholes and distractions

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Douglas Todd: Trudeau’s crackdown on house investors all about posturing, not fixing

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 14:00:06 +0000

Opinion: The Liberal government’s headline-grabbing attempts to rein in rampant housing speculation are full of loopholes and distractions

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Federal budget misses the mark on housing, says SFU finance professor

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2022 01:25:48 +0000

The federal government’s $10 billion injection aimed at reducing the price of a home in B.C. and across Canada has missed the mark, says a Simon Fraser University finance professor. “The only long-term way to build more housing, to improve affordability, is to make it easier to build,” said Andrey Pavlov. “There is certainly enough […]

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Residential mortgages from the Bank of China (Canada) rise more in Ontario than in B.C.

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 10:00:33 +0000

It’s a very small glimpse, but the numbers are “a pretty good indicator of where (some) foreign-earned capital in Canada is going in the real estate market,” said Andy Yan, director of The City Program at SFU.

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Dan Fumano: Union pitches Burnaby project as 'game-changer' for affordable housing

Credit to Author: Dan Fumano| Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 17:00:55 +0000

Analysis: Private-sector developers say it’s hard to make the numbers work on rental projects. But as a major B.C. union steps into the development game, they say their model is different — and that it can work.

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Vaughn Palmer: Eby again signals he will wield stick if B.C. cities don't accelerate housing starts

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 23:46:51 +0000

Opinion: Housing Minister David Eby says federal immigration plans and expected refugees from Ukraine add urgency to constructing housing

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