Residential

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.
vancouver office space

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.
Quebec and Newfoundland

CondoBusiness

Quebec and Newfoundland proffer homebuyer funds

Provincial budgets, released in both provinces on March 27, outline different approaches to financial assistance that's projected to benefit about 430 recipients in Newfoundland and 47,000 in Quebec.
amenities

CondoBusiness

Rich amenities make up for shrinking suites

The economic realities of development today have meant that suite sizes have had to shrink, and developers are creating amenity-laden buildings to compensate.
Institutional investors

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Institutional investors see residential gains

This was the third consecutive year the REALPAC/IPD Canada Property Index showed improved returns on residential investment, and the second year running that residential was the top-performing property sector.
UK housing data standard

Canadian Apartment Magazine

UK housing data standard promises efficiencies

A newly released data standard is the first step in an envisioned common platform for the United Kingdom's housing providers to manage and integrate information.
short list rivals

CondoBusiness

Short list rivals undercut Toronto on housing

An overview of median list prices among the 19 American contenders for Amazon's second headquarters reveals a wide gulf between New York and every other market, while Toronto is largely matched with Los Angeles as the next most expensive cities.
Ben Myers

CondoBusiness

Ben Myers launches residential real estate advisory firm

Veteran real estate analyst Ben Myers has launched Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc., a boutique residential real estate advisory firm.
building upkeep and repair

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Quebec tweaks building upkeep and repair rules

Neither Quebec's largest rental housing association nor public sector union is happy with recent changes to construction industry regulations governing voluntary work.
condo conversion

CondoBusiness

Condo conversions to see expanded warranties

Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
operating presssures

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Sectors compare and contrast operating pressures

Participants in an executive roundtable discussion at last week's PM Expo in Toronto rated emerging and age-old operating pressures differently depending on their tenants' key demands.
Fort McMurray landlords

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Fort McMurray landlords scrutinized in 2016-17

Alberta courts ordered restitution for 12 breaches of the Residential Tenancy Act in 2016-17 and meted out an unprecedented $7,000 fine.
private sector housing partners

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Feds open to private sector housing partners

As envisioned, the federal and provincial/territorial governments will jointly fund the 10-year, $40-billion package of policies and programs so many details are still missing or yet to be refined through future negotiations.