naturehumaine brings loud colour to quiet living spaces

naturehumaine brings loud colour to quiet living spaces

Stéphane Rasselet is a big fan of Montreal’s alleyways. Many a dilapidated tin-covered shed or drooping balcony has gone by the wayside to make room for home extensions or additions in the back alleys of neighbourhoods such as the Plateau Mont-Royal and Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie. This home on 8e Ave. in Rosemont, Que. features a bold 430-square-foot […]

B.C.’s NDP budget takes aim at real estate market

B.C.’s NDP budget takes aim at real estate market

British Columbia’s NDP government will introduce tax measures designed to push down the price of housing by targeting vacant homes owned by out-of-province investors. Finance Minister Carole James said she hopes this and other changes will cool real estate costs, but would not predict how much, or what will happen if they take a bigger […]

B.C. government bumps up homeowner grant threshold

B.C. government bumps up homeowner grant threshold

Land values have increased, but the vast majority of homeowners in British Columbia will still be eligible for the 2018 homeowner grant this year, as the provincial government has increased the threshold for the grant to $1.65 million. According to the provincial Ministry of Finance, that threshold means about 91% of homeowners across the province […]

Lack of housing supply in Vancouver and Toronto

Lack of housing supply in Vancouver and Toronto

Toronto and Vancouver’s real estate markets have responded to surging prices and a growing demand for homes with a supply of new housing that is “significantly weaker than other Canadian metropolitan areas.” The disparity between supply and demand has been largest in the two cities, but “we do not fully know why this is the […]

Airbnb tax wins Vancouver Island support, but questions linger

Airbnb tax wins Vancouver Island support, but questions linger

Tourism operators in Victoria are giving the thumbs-up to a deal that would see the province collect PST from Airbnb. Finance Minister Carole James announced the plan on Tuesday, saying it would collect about $16 million per year. On top of the eight per cent PST, Airbnb guests will also be charged a three per […]

Morguard’s 2018 Real Estate Investment Trends to Watch in Canada

Morguard’s 2018 Real Estate Investment Trends to Watch in Canada

Vigorous demand for Canadian real estate assets shows few signs of slowing in 2018 MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 6, 2018 /CNW/ – The 2018 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Research Report released today by Morguard Corporation (“Morguard”) (MRC.TO) predicts another year of robust commercial real estate investment activity in Canada, given healthy demand for quality assets across the country. “Investors remain enthusiastic […]

Condos, townhouse in high demand in Metro Vancouver

Condos, townhouse in high demand in Metro Vancouver

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand continues to be high for condominiums and townhomes in the region, but less so for detached properties. The board says 1,818 homes sold in January — up 19.4 per cent from the same time last year, but down 9.8 per cent from December 2017. However, townhouse […]