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Economy, real estate balanced on the tip of a needle

Economy, real estate balanced on the tip of a needle

A vaccine for coronavirus is the focus of hope because the current response to the pandemic’s devastation is simply not sustainable
Investors will continue to favour multi-family

Investors will continue to favour multi-family

Secure cash flow, low interest rates will continue to drive buyer demand for multi-family properties in 2021.
Work-from-homers could shake office tower leasing

Work-from-homers could shake office tower leasing

A recent U.S. study showed a 47 per cent productivity increase in 2020, despite the coronavirus lockdown and the ensuing increase in working from home.
CMHC denial of home equity tax fails to douse fears

CMHC denial of home equity tax fails to douse fears

Grant to UBC’s ‘Generation Squeeze’ cited as opening gambit towards a capital gains tax on private homes
REITs could roar off the floor

REITs could roar off the floor

Canada’s REITs suffered a body blow in March but they represent an “outstanding buy opportunity” right now, a Toronto-based analyst contends
Land values can fall when green rules are misread

Land values can fall when green rules are misread

Wetlands a prime example of conflicts when qualified professionals are overruled by self-styled experts from city hall
COVID-19 magnifies B.C.’s property assessment woes

COVID-19 magnifies B.C.’s property assessment woes

The BC Assessment Appeal Board is being overwhelmed with often frivolous appeals, but a former BC Assessment senior appraiser says there is a simple fix to a growing problem
Office fundamentals solid despite COVID-19

Office fundamentals solid despite COVID-19

There may be some hesitation from office developers given how quickly the market turns due to COVID-19 containment measures
Victoria realtor reports from the frontline

Victoria realtor reports from the frontline

Re/Max broker Whtney Garside explains how agents are dealing with pandemic restrictions
Latest technology improves property management

Latest technology improves property management

Central data, payment portals and mobile apps are changing the game