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Weekly Buzz: Vancouver's lucrative commercial markets, more Trump and cohousing

Weekly Buzz: Vancouver's lucrative commercial markets, more Trump and cohousing

Western Investor's media content roundup for the week of Nov. 21 to Nov. 25, 2016, featuring top stories from the Financial Post, Vancouver Courier and more
Investing "dinosaurs" must use data or die out

Investing "dinosaurs" must use data or die out

Commercial real estate players are urged to embrace data to compete in today’s competitive market, but the message is lost on many old-school investors who rely on intuition
Weekly Buzz: Post-Trump effects on Canadian real estate

Weekly Buzz: Post-Trump effects on Canadian real estate

Will mortgage rates rise? Will there be increased Chinese investment? In the first of WI's weekly roundups, we narrow down some key articles surrounding Trump's impact on the industry
Trump victory will impact Canadian real estate

Trump victory will impact Canadian real estate

Lower lending rates, higher immigration among changes expected after surprising and sweeping Republican victory in U.S. election
Don’t look now, but Calgary is doing just fine

Don’t look now, but Calgary is doing just fine

Canada’s biggest investors see golden opportunities that even locals may not be aware of
Hot Vancouver housing market fuels racism

Hot Vancouver housing market fuels racism

Negative media, government action on foreign buyers unleashes a rise of racism towards Chinese-Canadians in British Columbia
Foreign tax will spook commercial investors

Foreign tax will spook commercial investors

Taxing income-producing property the same as a bungalow sends precisely the wrong message to the global investors so vital to British Columbia’s economy
Five Secure ’Hoods for Condo Investors

Five Secure ’Hoods for Condo Investors

It's time to pick your make-a-stand location in Metro Vancouver because it’s about to get hostile out there in the condo investment market. Frank O'Brien offers five solid bets for condo investors.
First World housing problems shouldn't be solved with Third World solutions

First World housing problems shouldn't be solved with Third World solutions

The answer to Vancouver's soaring real estate values is in freeing the entrepreneurs, not restricting them
A land of laws and a land of outlaws

A land of laws and a land of outlaws

Ignoring petty crimes and white-collar scofflaws is creating an environment for public corruption and serious criminal activity