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Design Quarterly

Vancouver firm’s microhome design wins first place

Vancouver's BLA Design Group has won first place in an international architectural competition for a sustainable microhome design.


Canadian home ownership dream still alive, says report

The latest RBC Economics Housing Trends and Affordability Report indicates housing affordability has improves for the second straight quarter of 2019.


Federal policies have negative impacts on housing markets: Report

Federal policy changes made with the intent to cool housing prices and demand continue to impact housing markets across Canada, according to a new report.


Housing affordability to erode further in 2019: RBC Economics

This year is unlikely to provide substantial housing affordability relief, reports the latest Housing Trends and Affordability report from RBC Economics.
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TREB releases recommendations on housing supply, affordability

TREB has released recommendations on what new councillors, mayors and regional chairs across the GTA can do to ensure housing supply and affordability.
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Canadian Property Management

Mixed-use developments may stifle diversity

Mixed-use developments in Toronto are creating neighbourhoods that are unaffordable for many people, according to a new study.
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Mixed-use developments may reduce housing affordability: study

Mixed-use developments can make a neighbourhood too pricey for many to live in, according to a University of Waterloo study of Toronto neighbourhoods.


Meeting held on GTA housing affordability

Minister Bill Morneau, Minister Charles Sousa and Mayor John Tory convened on April 18 to discuss their shared concern over housing affordability in the GTA.
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Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan aims to stabilize market

In an effort to make housing more affordable, Ontario is introducing a Fair Housing Plan to bring stability to the province’s real estate market.
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Funds in federal budget to close gaps in housing data

The 2017 federal budget released last week allocates funds to shedding light on blind spots in national housing data.


Housing affordability declines in Q4 2014: RBC

The latest Housing Trends and Affordability Report from RBC Economics found that the Canadian home ownership dream became slightly less affordable in the fourth quarter of 2014. Between November and December of last year, resale activity fell 5.6 per cent, the sharpest month-over-month decline recorded in four and a half years.


Housing affordability weakest in B.C.: report

This year’s Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey found that Vancouver is the world’s second most unaffordable housing market behind Hong Kong. In fact, of the five least affordable residential housing markets in Canada, four were found in British Columbia. Victoria, Kelowna and the Fraser Valley made the cut along with Toronto, Ont.
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Housing affordability increased in Q3: RBC

According to a recent Housing Trends and Affordability report from RBC Economics, housing affordability in Canada increased in the third quarter of 2014, despite an upward trend in house prices. Factors affecting affordability included declines in fixed mortgage rates, rising incomes and reduced utility costs, say economists.