housing affordability

10:20AM
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Two proposed projects—one in Ontario, one in B.C.—throw renters a lifeline

In the greater Toronto and Vancouver areas, rents keep rising and rental vacancies remain low.


2:15PM
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Most effective pro-housing reforms have nothing to do with more government spending

Housing unit completions in B.C. have remained relatively flat over the last decade.


11:17AM
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Groundhog Day in the Golden State—how plans to boost affordability in California keep failing

The situation in California has important implications for Canada’s least-affordable cities including Vancouver and Toronto.


1:45PM
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Vancouver’s latest policy on rental development—big bang, or more timid tinkering?

The more floors allowed in new projects, the more feasible they become.


1:53PM
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Ottawa’s homebuyer plan unlikely to work, for at least two reasons

Increasing demand for something in short supply will result in higher prices.


1:04PM
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Ontario government proposals could boost housing supply, increase affordability

Queen’s Park aims to boost the number of secondary suites including laneway homes and garage units.


9:43AM
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If millennials have no money, how can house prices be high?

Over time, the main drivers of home prices are incomes and interest rates.


9:59AM
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Trudeau housing plan ignores local drivers of affordability

In reality, housing is a local issue that requires local solutions.


12:14PM
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Feds should not get more involved in housing markets

Average home prices are up almost 60 per cent in the GTA and 70 per cent in Metro Vancouver.