homebuilding

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In light of public outcry, the B.C. government has tasked a committee to examine real estate practices such as flipping and shadow assignment.


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Entre les deux derniers recensements (2006 et 2011), la croissance de la population dans l’agglomération montréalaise a été de 5,2%, surpassant largement la moyenne provinciale de 4,7%.


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In an effort to make housing more affordable in Greater Vancouver, B.C.’s latest budget exempts newly-built homes worth up to $750,000 from the property transfer tax.


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Local land-use regulations inhibit the building of new homes, contributing to price increases.


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Housing markets in Canada’s largest cities are once again the subject of national news, this time because of an increase of the minimum down payments for government-backed mortgages.


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Ottawa, where red tape is the thickest, should look across the river to Gatineau, which imposes less of a regulatory burden on building.


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If it takes too long to get city hall’s approval for housing developments, the supply of new homes may lag behind demand.


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A recent study found that 70 per cent of detached homes listed in Vancouver’s West Side went to Mainland Chinese buyers. But is this a problem?


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Like most taxes, the land-transfer tax does more than transfer money from homebuyers to the government—it stifles economic activity and makes moving less attractive.


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Ontario cities like Brampton and Milton rank better than most of their peers in terms of regulation—and share some of Canada’s largest jumps in population.