Residential

Global Property Index

Canadian Property Management

Canada inconspicuous in Global Property Index

The 2018 total return on Canadian real estate assets was in the back half of the pack among 25 national markets, but Canada is part of a smaller group of 12 that can boast an improvement over 2017 results.
dislodge drug dealers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New rules could help dislodge drug dealers

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Cannabis Control Act would allow authorities to lock down and bar entry to residential dwellings in the course of laying charges
rent supplements

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Quebec, Nova Scotia add more rent supplements

Quebec promises to catch up on the delivery of previously announced affordable housing units, while Nova Scotia invests in major repairs in existing social housing buildings.
rental housing regulator

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Backlog plagues Quebec rental housing regulator

Quebec's largest rental housing association maintains fewer cases would go to la Régie du logement if landlords were entitled to ask for security deposits.
rent sticker shock

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rent sticker shock awaits Canadians in the U.S.

Asking rents in the five largest American cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix appear moderately to dramatically steeper than Canadian tenants typically pay.
new home warranty

CondoBusiness

Manitoba sticks to optional new home warranty

After first postponing the date the legacy legislation from its predecessor would come into force, the provincial government now plans to repeal the New Home Warranty Act.
hydro system costs

Canadian Property Management

B.C. affirms uneven split of hydro system costs

It's estimated that equitable apportionment could push residential rates 2.2 per cent higher than the proposed 1.8 per cent increase for fiscal year 2020, while commercial rates would drop and industrial rates remain the same.
mortgage financing stress test

CondoBusiness

Mortgage financing stress test makes the grade

Among the continuing concerns, some lenders are still relying on the equity of the property, rather than the borrower's ability to repay the loan.
ENERGY STAR

REMI Network

ENERGY STAR to recognize multi-res buildings

A pilot program launched today aims to take energy efficiency to new heights by recognizing multi-res buildings with ENERGY STAR labels.
rent-to-own marketing tactics

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New York targets rent-to-own marketing tactics

Through the option-to-purchase approach, prospective homebuyers remained tenants until the end of the option period, but were induced to waive many of their regulatory protections.
high-density land

REMI Network

High-density land in the GTA traded at $92/sf in Q2

High-density land in the GTA traded hands at an average of $92 per buildable square foot in Q2-2018, according to a report
energy use disparity

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Energy use disparity seen in housing tenures

Analysis of nearly 133,000 households across the United States reinforces intuitive assumptions about who is most likely to invest in energy-efficient appliances.
remediation

CondoBusiness

How to remediate previously hoarded units

What cleaning and repair work is required to remediate a previously hoarded unit? An extreme-cleaning expert answers.
Fraternity and sorority houses

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto reviews fraternity and sorority houses

Toronto's licensing and standards committee will consider recommendations for more rigorous scrutiny of fraternity and sorority houses, which would require operators to annually prove the status of their properties.
vacant dwelling tax

CondoBusiness

Vacant dwelling tax deemed costly to collect

Much of the data that might indicate if a unit is vacant comes from fragmented sources, is not currently collected or inaccessible due to privacy issues, and is frequently inconclusive.
pest control

CondoBusiness

Advances in pest control could help condos

Several recent advances in pest control could help condo managers combat the bed bugs, flies, others insects and rodents that can invade their properties.
investment in Vancouver

CondoBusiness

Vancouver home sales fall nearly 30 per cent in March

In March 2018, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported 2,517 residential home sales, down 29.7 per cent compared to March 2017's 3,579 sales.