Consultation underway on Transit Plan. Tri-Citiesto get new services but property taxes, fares will have to be increased

(October 24, 2016)

http://www.tricitynews.com/news/consultation-underway-on-transit-plan-1.2367684

Housing policy is being created for the whole country based on markets in Toronto and Vancouver

(October 24, 2016)

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/a-housing-policy-is-being-created-for-the-whole-country-based-on-markets-in-toronto-and-vancouver

City seeking input to make Commercial Drive a complete street

(October 24, 2016)

http://www.vancourier.com/news/city-seeking-input-to-make-commercial-drive-a-complete-street-1.2369020

Bank of Canada warns Ottawa's housing rules will hit economy

(October 24, 2016)

http://www.bnn.ca/bank-of-canada-warns-ottawa-s-new-housing-rules-will-hit-economy-1.588058



Here’s BC economic briefing for October17-21

(October 24, 2016)


https://www.central1.com/sites/default/files/uploads/files/analysis_report/report_file/2242%20BC.pdf 

Heathy Halloween!  Looking or something delish to make withpumpkin seeds?  Try this recipe!  Let us know what you think.

(October 22, 2016)

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/152418/caramelized-spicy-pumpkin-seeds/?internalSource=staff%20pick&referringId=970&referringContentType=recipe%20hub&clickId=cardslot%207 

Realtors® donated $1.7 million to charity last year

(October 19, 2016)

http://www.rebgv.org/charitable-contributions

How Canada's new mortgage rules could shake up the "shadow banking" industry

(October 19, 2016)

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/economy/how-canadas-new-mortgage-rules-are-shaking-up-the-shadow-banking-sector/

Experts expect Vancouver home sales to slow. It may be a good time for Buyers!

(October 19, 2016)

http://www.news1130.com/2016/10/17/experts-expect-metro-vancouver-home-sales-slow/

Housing in Canada overheating, but don't expect a collapse

(October 19, 2016)

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/housing-in-canada-overheating-but-dont-expect-a-collapse-according-to-new-report

Ottawa's new mortgage stress test rules have taken effect.

(October 19, 2016)

http://www.bnn.ca/ottawa-s-new-mortgage-rules-take-effect-today-1.58660

Economic impact of the recent federal government's policychanges re mortgages - an in-depth analysis(opens a 3-page pdf).

(October 19, 2016)


https://www.central1.com/sites/default/files/uploads/files/analysis_report/report_file/housing%20oct1116.pdf

Learn About TransLink’s Mega Westside Land Deal.

(October 12, 2016)

https://www.biv.com/article/2016/10/translink-mega-land-deal-details-revealed/

How to create HIGH-END rental units to attract ideal tenants.

(October 12, 2016)

http://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/tv/how-to-create-highend-rental-units-to-attract-ideal-tenants-197808.aspx

Canadian banks, insurers, rally opposition to new housing rules

(October 12, 2016)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-11/canada-banks-insurers-rally-opposition-to-new-housing-rules

BC Weekly economic briefing

(October 12, 2016)

https://www.central1.com/sites/default/files/uploads/files/analysis_report/report_file/2240%20BC.pdf

Morneau's delicate task of trying to cool the housing market without freezing it

(October 12, 2016)

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/national-post-view-morneaus-delicate-task-of-trying-to-cool-the-housing-market-without-freezing-it

Metro Vancouver commercial is the new residential

(October 12, 2016)

https://www.biv.com/article/2016/10/metro-vancouver-commercial-new-residential/?utm_source=BIV+Newsletters&utm_campaign=a53d086491-Weekly_Real_Estate_October_5_201610_5_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6d3015fdef-a53d086491-210814701

HOT colours and materials used in today’s kitchens.

(October 12, 2016)

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2016/10/04/hot-colors-materials-for-kitchens#.V_QVRr7U1bo.email

Mortgage rule changes could lead to growth in shadow banking

(October 12, 2016)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/mortgage-rules-shadow-banking-1.3791244

Metro Vancouver Market Update Video - September 2016

(October 06, 2016)


Metro Vancouver Market Speedo Infographic - September 2016

(October 06, 2016)

Federal government closes tax loophole used by foreign homebuyers, hikes mortgage scrutiny

(October 03, 2016)

http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/mortgages-real-estate/federal-government-closing-tax-loophole-used-by-foreign-home-buyers

Bank of Canada likely to freeze rates until 2019

(October 03, 2016)

http://www.rew.ca/news/bank-of-canada-likely-to-freeze-rates-until-2019-td-bank-forecast-1.2353392?utm_source=REW+Consumer+News&utm_campaign=68f30771c6-REW_Consumer_News_Friday_09_30_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f826d0054c-68f30771c6-96250645

Next big tech corridor?  Between Vancouver and Seattle, planners hope

(October 03, 2016)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/03/technology/next-big-tech-corridor-between-seattle-and-vancouver-planners-hope.html?_r=2

BC Housing - demand remains strong

(October 03, 2016)

http://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/b-c--housing-demand-remains-strong-213815.aspx

Despite Vancouver's foreign buyer tax, it's proving to be a seller's market for townhomes

(October 03, 2016)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/despite-vancouver-s-foreign-buyer-tax-it-s-proving-to-be-a-seller-s-market-for-townhomes-1.3786134

Weekly BC economic briefing (opens 4-page pdf)

(October 03, 2016)

https://www.central1.com/sites/default/files/uploads/files/analysis_report/report_file/2239%20BC.pdf

Are we in a housing bubble? No!

(October 01, 2016)


http://www.royalpacific.ca/are-we-in-a-housing-bubble/

Why now is a great time to invest in a condo

(October 01, 2016)

http://www.rew.ca/news/opinion-why-now-is-a-great-time-to-invest-in-a-condo-1.2351595

Housing expert calls for mandatory densitytargets in Vancouver's single family neighbourhoods

(October 01, 2016)

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2016/09/29/density-needs-to-accompany-new-real-estate-taxes.html

Vancouver begins public consultation on proposed empty homes tax

(October 01, 2016)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/empty-home-tax-consultation-1.3784646

City moves forward with first temporary modular housing project

(October 01, 2016)

http://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/city-moves-forward-with-first-temporary-modular-housing-project.aspx

Vancouver to put limits on Airbnb

(October 01, 2016)

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2016/09/28/vancouver-to-put-limits-on-airbnb